Police arrests two for multiple home invasions

DEARBORN – Police arrested a man and woman after a report of a home invasion in the 5000 block of Ternes July 14.

Derrick Fletcher, 23, of Detroit and Alicia Choucair, 21, of Dearborn were arraigned July 17 in front of Magistrate Al Hindman in Romulus’ 34th District Court on two counts of second degree home invasion and one count of first degree home invasion.

Bond was set at $20,000, 10 percent for both defendants and Fletcher was ordered to wear a GPS tether.

A probable cause hearing was set for 9 a.m. July 31 and preliminary examinations of the evidence against them was set for 9 a.m. Aug. 7 in a court to be named later.

Police were called to the house about 1 p.m. when the victim told police a man attempted to enter his home. Shortly after the initial call, police observed the man also trying to break into another house in the same block.

Fletcher and Choucair were arrested for home invasion. With further investigation, police discovered that the suspects committed two home invasions and one attempted home invasion on three separate houses in 5000 block of Ternes, police said.

Stolen property recovered in the suspect’s vehicle linked both Fletcher and Choucair to several crimes in the city of Dearborn Heights as well. Dearborn police is working with Dearborn Heights Police in those investigations.

“Citizens are the first line of defense against any threat to our community and it is imperative that they report suspicious activity to the police,” Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “As a result of the citizen’s vigilance and ability to quickly contact the Dearborn police, special operations officers and tactical unit officers were able to locate and apprehend these subjects.”