Police credit vigilant neighbors for arrests

Andre Turrell Harris
Antonio Torres

Wayne Eusebrio Olaira

Wayne Eusebrio Olaira

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Police recently arrested three Detroit men for their suspected involvement in at least one home invasion and perhaps several more.

Officers were dispatched to a home invasion on Reuter during the afternoon of July 15, police said. By the time they arrived the perpetrators had left with an undisclosed amount of cash, as well as jewelry and electronic devices.

But neighbors witnessing the incident provided a license plate number for a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo used as the getaway vehicle, which police were able to trace back to a Detroit address.

There they found three men unloading items from the trunk of the Monte Carlo into a house and then into other vehicles on the property, police said. The men subsequently were arrested, less than an hour after the home invasion initially was reported.

Andre Turrell Harris, 24, Wayne Eusebrio Olaira, 22, and Antonio Torres, 21, were arraigned in 19th District Court on one charge each of home invasion. None entered pleas at their arraignment; a preliminary examination of the evidence against them is scheduled for Friday.

Detroit police suspect the men also may be involved in a string of home invasions in that city, Dearborn Lt. Neil Myers said. He added that police recovered some of the property stolen from the Reuter house.

Police Chief Ronald Haddad thanked the neighbors who helped make the arrests possible.

“This is once again a great example of the community staying vigilant and assisting the Dearborn Police Department in its continued efforts to combat crimes and protect citizens,” he said.