St. Clair Shores police announced several arrests in the investigation into more than 70 home invasions and burglaries in the southern end of the city.
Police arrested four people—Jeffery Heildelberg, 40; Cordney Stewart, 22; Gantay Reynolds, 19; and Robert John Morey, 48—in connection with some of the break-ins that have occurred in the area south of Nine Mile Road and between Harper Avenue and Interstate 94 since October 2011, according to the Detroit News.
The city also said a large number of the incidents occurred in neighborhoods east of Beaconsfield and north of Old Eight Mile, according to a press release from the city of St. Clair Shores.
In addition, police have recovered stolen goods, including jewelry and cell phones, worth between $50,000-$70,000, according to WDIV-TV.
The four men were arrested in three separate incidents. Apart from Stewart and Reynolds, who were arrested at the same time on March 5, the men are not connected.
- Heildelberg, of Detroit, was arrested on Feb. 28 near Chalon and Eastlawn, an area where a number of the home invasions took place. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
- Stewart and Reynolds, both of St. Clair Shores, were arrested March 5. The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office charged both with carrying concealed weapons as well as receiving and concealing stolen property.
- Morey, of St. Clair Shores, was arrested March 27. The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office charged Morey with six counts of home invasion and three counts of receiving and concealing stolen property. Investigators also believe Morey is responsible for several other home invasions, according to the city press release.
The investigation into the break-ins, , was spearheaded by St. Clair Shores police detectives Dennis Kozikowksi and Margaret Eidt.