Sgt. Tim Jungel with the Eaton Count Sheriff's Department says it's instances like that which help them do their jobs.
In this instance, the three suspects were allegedly breaking into and stealing items from cars in the parking lot of the apartment complex early Wednesday morning.
They received a call from an observant resident, and arrived just as the suspects were getting ready to leave.
Jungel says sometimes people witness things, or just see things they think would be tedious to inform the police about. Jungel says call anyway, that's what they are there for. He says it's much better to call in a tip that turns out to be nothing... than to say nothing and allow a potential crime to be committed.