DEARBORN — Police arrested a Shelby Township man suspected of trying to break into an east end house Oct. 15.
Shady Bin-Emad-Sami Karim, 27, was arraigned Oct. 16 before Judge William Hultrgren in 19th District Court and charged with attempted home invasion — a felony which carries a maximum five-year penalty — being a habitual offender.
Bond was set at $20,000 and Karim was ordered to wear a GPS tether if bond was posted.
Police responded to a house in the 5900 block of Horger about 8:45 a.m. Oct. 15 on a report of a home invasion.
The homeowner told police she was awakened by someone knocking on her front and side doors. She also said she heard someone attempting to force open the rear sliding glass door, but was only able to open the door approximately 2 inches.
The victim said she saw a man standing on the back porch and a running, unoccupied black Ford vehicle in her driveway.
After the man noticed the resident he fled the scene in the vehicle, which was stopped by officers two blocks away.
The driver identified himself and made statements to officers putting him at the scene.
Based on information learned subsequent to the arrest, police believe Karim may be responsible for other break-ins. In those incidents, the intruder enters occupied homes through unsecured first floor access points.
The investigation is still ongoing related to those cases.
“Our patrol officers and detectives did an excellent job which resulted in an arrest that may close several home invasion cases in Dearborn,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said.
“Our citizens must remain vigilant in securing their homes paying particular attention to first floor entry access points to include windows, doors and door walls. I strongly encourage citizens to immediately report suspicious activity to the police to allow us the opportunity to identify potential suspects.”
Anyone with any information on the break-ins can call Dearborn police at 313-943-3012.