Chesterfield Township police have arrested a 30-year-old Chesterfield Township man they say has been burglarizing his neighbors' homes since September.
Dennis Doan, a resident on Zachary Drive, was arrested Oct. 26 and arraigned Oct. 29 in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on the following counts:
- Two counts of home invasion in the first degree, both 20-year felonies;
- One count of home invasion in the second degree, a 15-year felony;
- One count of uttering and publishing, a 14-year felony;
- One count of possession of a stolen credit card, a four-year felony;
- and one count receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, a 10-year felony
Police say residents in the Salt River Meadows subdivision, specifically those living on on Zachary and Tom Drive, began reporting sporadic break-ins to their homes and garages in September.
On Friday, Oct. 26, detectives investigating the burglaries were presenting a photo line-up containing Dennis Doan to a witness in the crimes when officers were called to a burglar alarm on Zachary, according to police.
As patrol officers and detectives were responding to the Zachary alarm, a homeowner on Tom Drive called 911 to report that she had just heard someone walking through her kitchen. She told police she believed she scared them off by yelling to them from her bedroom.
Officers began canvassing the subdivision and made contact with Doan, who lives next door to the home where the burglar alarm went off. Police arrested Doan at his home for one of the prior burglaries in the subdivision and during a search of his wallet, located a credit card that belonged to his next door neighbor, according to police.
Doan later told police that he was responsible for several burglaries in the neighborhood, which included homes on both sides of his home. He also admitted that he had been in the home on Tom Drive prior to police arrival and had left when he heard the homeowner yell.
Police say Doan also admitted to substance abuse, specifically heroin.
He is currently being held in the Macomb County Jail on a $30,000 cash bond.