SHELBY, UTICA, MACOMB: Armed Robber Still at Large



Robbery suspect, courtesy of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department

■ ARMED ROBBERY. An armed robbery took place at the Chemical Bank across from Macomb Community College’s South Campus this week and prompted the shutdown of local schools and public buildings.

The suspect fled on 12 Mile and is described as a thin black male, wearing a dark jacket and light hoodie, age 20 to 40. At press time, he has not yet been apprehended. Call Warren Police at 586- 574-7400 if you have any information.

■ MULTIPLE VEHICLE BREAK-INS. On April 20th, at approximately 5:15 am, Macomb County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 15000 block of Aspen in Macomb Township for a vehicle break in report. As Deputies spoke with the victim, Dispatch aired several more vehicle break in reports in the same area of Tilch Rd, between Hall Rd. and 21 Mile Rd. Deputies responded to 4 complaints in total. Deputies canvassed the area and located several more vehicles in the vicinity with open doors and trunks. A Macomb County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy arrived in the area to assist with a track.

This track led to Daniel Soper (28), running through backyards in the area of Aspen Dr. and Winter Park Dr. Soper was stopped by a Sheriff’s Deputy who questioned him as to why he was running in wet and muddy clothing. Soper was unable to provide a clear answer and was found in possession of items stolen from several of the vehicles reporting a break in. One of the stolen and recovered items was a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

On April 21, he was charged with First Degree Home Invasion, Larceny of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. He was given a $10,000.00 bond and is scheduled to be back in court on May 4, 2017.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes or any other offenses, please call the Macomb County Sheriff at 586-469-5151.