Break-ins on the Rise Following Power Outages


Lansing Police step up patrols this morning in neighborhoods that are still in the dark. Burglars are targeting homes left vacant due to the power outages. Police arrested four people in the last two days. The lights just came back on in the 1000-block of Bensch Street, but police tell us last night, an officer spotted two male teens coming from a home that was still dark. Police say the foot prints in the snow showed the suspects had been trying to open the windows of the home to break in. Both teens ages 16 and 17 were arrested. They're going to be charged with prowling. There was also a break-in at a home in the 13-hundred block of Otto Street on Christmas day. Police tell us a neighbor spotted two males leaving the house carrying a TV. Officers brought in a canine unit and followed the tracks to a home in the 15-hundred block of East Grand River. Police say they spotted the suspects inside, trying to hide the stolen items. Two teens ages 13 and 15 were arrested, and taken to a juvenile facility. Police recovered tvs, jewelry, electronics, and a rifle.


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