STERLING HEIGHTS, MI — A house invasion probable prompted by home entrepreneurs sharing much too substantially info on social media concluded with a significant-pace chase and arrest that was uploaded to a law enforcement department’s Facebook page.
Sterling Peak Police Office officials claimed a household on social media declared their options to go to a wedding, Friday, Nov. 12, possible giving two suspects with data on when to break into the dwelling when no a person would be there.
But an individual was there.
Sterling Heights Police Office officials claimed officers responded to a 911 phone from the family’s 19-calendar year-aged babysitter, who claimed the in-development dwelling invasion on Westchester, in the vicinity of 17 Mile, at about 11 p.m. She locked herself inside of the grasp bedroom closet — together with the kids she was babysitting — while listening to at minimum 1 particular person elsewhere in the household.
When officers arrived, they noticed a suspect fleeing the scene and chased him on foot, police stated. That’s when a single of the officers was struck by a black Mercedes driven by a next suspect. The officer sustained minor accidents, officers stated.
A significant-speed law enforcement chase ensued, ending when the Mercedes ran out of gas, officers explained.
The police department’s Facebook submit shared a 45-next video clip demonstrating officers arresting the alleged getaway driver. In the clip, officers attract their guns, verbally direct the person out of the Mercedes, and arrest him deal with-down on the shoulder of westbound M-59 following to the Auburn Highway overpass, or about 9 miles northwest of where the chase began.
Lt. Mario Bastianelli, spokesman for the Sterling Heights Police Office, mentioned the suspect arrested was Najib Bashar Azooz, 24, of Shelby Township.
Azooz was arraigned on felony charges such as to start with-degree house invasion, fleeing a law enforcement officer, and assault with a harmful weapon, Bastianelli reported.
The other male observed for the duration of the household invasion continues to be at big.
Bastianelli said associates of the general public with more details about the scenario can get hold of Sterling Heights Police Division investigators at (586) 446-2825.
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