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Monroe County man charged in breaking and entering

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A 32-year-old Petersburg man is facing charges after Monroe County Sheriff’s officials say he broke into a neighbor’s property while drunk early Thursday.

A deputy was dispatched to the 16000 block of Albain in Summerfield Township about 2:35 a.m. after a resident reported “hearing what sounded like voices coming from the unattached garage behind the home,” sheriff’s officials said.

Inside the structure, the deputy found “an intoxicated subject who had forced his way into the homeowner’s garage.”

“The suspect was found destroying the elderly resident’s vehicle, which had been parked in the garage,” sheriff’s officials said. “The suspect also caused extensive damage to the interior of the garage.”

Besides that, the deputy also learned the man apparently had broken into a nearby barn. Then, while being transported to jail, the suspect “became combative, and began kicking on the back doors” of the patrol vehicle, which was damaged, authorities said.

“It is believed that this is an isolated incident, since the suspect initially claimed he was at his own residence, which was later found to be less than a 1/2 mile away,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

The suspect was held at the Monroe County Jail for felony breaking and entering charges as well as malicious destruction of police property.

His name was being withheld, pending formal arraignment in First District Court.

Anyone with information is asked to call (734) 243-7070.