ROYAL OAK, MI — A 22-year-old Hamtramck man has been arrested in connection with an overnight home invasion and motor vehicle theft. Royal Oak Police were called to a residence in the 1300 block of N. Altadena on Oct. 12 at about 4 a.m when the homeowner called 911 to report an unknown suspect had broken in to his home, according to a Royal Oak police report.
Officers quickly responded and learned the suspect entered the home while the resident was sleeping and stole several items. The sound of a skateboard falling down the stairs woke the resident and he went to investigate. When the homeowner entered the kitchen of the home, he saw the suspect backing down the driveway in a mid-sized dark colored SUV.
Officers canvassed the area, but were unable to initially locate the suspect or vehicle. The homeowner was not hurt during the incident. At approximately 7 a.m. that morning, a resident in the 400 block of N. Minerva called to report his Black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee had been stolen at approximately 3:00 a.m.from his driveway. The Oakland County Curtail Auto Theft (C.A.T.) team comprised of officers from Oakland and Wayne Counties, including Royal Oak, located the suspect and stolen vehicle in Detroit. The suspect was arrested and the stolen vehicle was recovered. Items stolen from the home on N. Altadena were also located inside the vehicle.
Emmanuel Adam Charles is charged with one count of Home Invasion 1st degree which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and one count of Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. Bond for Charles was set at $100,000 cash/surety, no 10%. His next scheduled court date is Friday, Oct. 21. Charles has prior felony convictions for Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile, Fleeing & Eluding a Police Officer, Larceny from a Motor Vehicle, Receiving and Concealing Stolen Motor Vehicle, & Stealing/Retaining a Financial Transaction Device. In addition, Charles is currently wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for Breaking & Entering.
Photo via Royal Oak Police Dept.
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