4 youths face charges in Dearborn home invasions

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

One teen and three juveniles face charges in a string of home invasions in Dearborn after they allegedly were caught by a neighbor as they fled from one scene on bicycles, according to police.

Lawrence Kellerman, 17, is accused of robbing a home around 7:15 a.m. April 1 near Outer Drive and Cherry Hill in Dearborn, police said in a statement. He and two others were seen by a witness exiting the home’s kitchen window, running through backyards to flee.

Officers followed the witness’ account to locate and pursue the suspects, police said. The suspects initially fled on bicycles but eventually began to run and were quickly apprehended.

A fourth individual, another juvenile, was arrested a short time later, police said.

Evidence discovered by detectives linked all four suspects to the April 1 home invasion and multiple additional larcenies that occurred during the overnight hours, police said.

Kellerman, of Dearborn Heights is charged with second-degree home invasion and receiving and concealing stolen property. His bond was set at $10,000, 10 percent and a probable cause conference was scheduled for April 15. Kellerman’s preliminary examination will be April 22.

The three unnamed juveniles were turned over to Wayne County Juvenile Court, where petitions were filed and charges are pending.

“These types of serial crimes erode the security and well-being of our community,” Dearborn Police Chief Roland Haddad said in a statement. “Citizen participation and quick response by officers brought this crime wave to an end.”

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