West Bloomfield Township police officers, along with members of the South Oakland Narcotics/Intelligence Consortium (SONIC), have arrested two suspects that were allegedly responsible for 25 home invasions in West Bloomfield.
The suspects, 30-year-old Jhermack Means of West Bloomfield and 26-year-old Paul Schwartz of Waterford Township, were arrested on Thursday, Nov. 3 after allegedly breaking into a home in West Bloomfield and coming out of the house with goods in hand.
Both men were under surveillance by SONIC after authorities received information from a patrol officer and detective.
The suspects allegedly targeted the homes, most of them vacant, to steal copper piping.
Means had his bond set at $50,000 while Schwartz’s bond was set at $5,000.
Both men were charged with breaking and entering, a 10-year felony, and attempting to commit second-degree home invasion, a five-year felony.
The suspects were arraigned by 48th District Court Magistrate Judith Holtz.