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Deputies Interrupt Break-In at Highland Church

The following information was supplied by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, Highland substation. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

Deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department's Highland Substation were called to after a witness told dispatch he saw a man enter the church through a window.

According to the report, the witness said he watched the man go along the outside of the church testing windows before finding one that could be opened. The man then opened the window and entered the church, the report states.

When deputies arrived on the scene the man was still in the building, and a woman and 5-year-old child were in a car in the parking lot.

The report states that the woman initially told police she and her family were there to worship, but then changed her story and said they were there to party.

A member of the church arrived and gave police a key to enter the locked building. Once inside, the deputies began searching for the man.

A deputy in the back of the church located the man and asked him to get on the ground, the deputies did have their guns drawn at the time, the report states.

The man complied, according to the report, and was arrested. The church owner told police the man and his family (who were in the car) were a part of the church, the report states.

The church owner declined to press charges, and the man, woman and child were released, according to the report.

For questions about this crime report, email brooke.meier@patch.com.

Connie Schimp August 16, 2012 at 01:27 PM
He had his five year old child and wife in the car when he broke into the building? Ugh.
alan wieling August 16, 2012 at 09:33 PM
the church should files charges against this guy. He was going to steal from this church what ever he could get away with. Are they going to let them him come back in the church so he can repent so he can go out and do the same thing again. put him in jail where he belongs!
alan wieling August 16, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I don't feel sorry for thisv loser. when he brings his girlfriend and child while he breaks into a church? He needs his head tested. SUCH A LOSER!

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