By Dean Bohn
November 10, 2009, 2:35PM
MUNDY TWP., Michigan — An alert Mundy Township resident called police shortly after noon Tuesday, leading to the arrest of a burglary suspect, said police Chief James Petres.
The chief isn’t sure if the suspect, a Flint man, has connections to other break-ins in the area, but are investigating.
“Since Aug. 1 we’ve had 26 burglaries in the township, it’d be nice to clear some of these up,” he said. “It’s not just us, everywhere in the county burglaries are way up. I’m sure the economy has something to do with it.”
In Tuesday’s bust, a person along Fenton, south of Grand Blanc, saw a suspicious person leaving a home and leave in a vehicle. The witness called police while following the suspect. Less than two miles away, Sgt. Chris Piazza, coming the opposite way, stopped in the middle of Crook, near Fenton, blocking the path of the suspect. Piazza arrested the suspect without any resistance.
Police impounded the vehicle, which belongs to the suspect, and are sorting out the items inside to see if they belong to the suspect or are declared stolen from elsewhere.
Police at this time did not want to comment on if the suspect has prior convictions.