ELPD Has Linked Suspects To Rash Of Recent Vehicle Break-Ins In East Lansing
About a week ago, Police in East Lansing reported that vehicles in East Lansing's northeast quadrant were being broken into. Some of the break-ins showed signs of forced entry and others involved vehicles whose doors were unlocked. Most had items stolen; purses, backpacks, cash, and other valuables. ELPD has identified some of the suspects involved in these larcenies.
Lt. Scott Wriggelsworth issued a statement this morning about the situation. Early this morning, around 5:30am, ELPD was on foot in the area where most of the break-ins have occurred. That's when police saw multiple juveniles in the area, and when police tried to make contact, the juveniles fled. At that point, a vehicle chase ensued that took officers in two directions; one vehicle pursuit ended at Cedar and 96, while the other ended near the intersection of Waverly and Lansing roads.
After the car chase ended poorly for the juveniles, they fled on foot. At which point authorities had K9 units come out to track. Two female suspects were found by police, but the rest haven't been found yet. Lt. Wriggelsworth says "The ELPD Detective Bureau is actively working this case and working to locate the outstanding subjects." And as it turns out, the juveniles had not only broken into vehicles, but stolen vehicles as well; the two cars that the suspects fled in were stolen out of East Lansing within the last couple days.
Police remind you to lock your doors, and keep any valuables that may be in your car, out of sight, to lessen the chance of a break-in.