Berrien County deputies catch two fleeing from scene of burglary
BERRIEN COUNTY, MI. -- Two suspects wanted for a home invasion and burglary led police on a 2-hour hunt Thursday morning around 11a.m. that ended up involving four different police agencies.
Around 10:30 a.m., Deputy Rich Albers of the Berrien County Sheriff's Department spotted a female driver in a vehicle near the intersection of Galien-Buchanan Road and Boyle Lake Road acting suspicisious.
A few minutes later he saw a male running from a nearby residence.
Albers quickly checked the residence at 1635 Boyle Lake Road and found a window had been broken out and he apparently interrupted a home invasion.
Evidence technicians form Berrien County Sheriff's Department were called to the seen where they discovered a flat screen TV which was taken from the home.
K9 units from the Baroda Lake Township Police Department and the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department tracked two suspects for more than 2 hours, but lost their sent as they approached the town of Galien close to 2 miles away from the home that was broken into.
Detectives were able to question the female driver they considered was acting as a look out and get away driver.
She identified the two suspects that ran from the scene.
The driver has been released however she may face charges herself.
Several hours later the male suspect gave himself up by coming out of a wooded area as Sheriff Paul Bailey was responding to the scene.
The female suspect was apprehended after she asked a neighbor about a mile down the road if she could use the phone.
The neighbor became suspicious and instead called police.
The Berrien County Sherriff's Department is following additional leads the suspects in this burglary may be responsible for other home invasions in the area.
Names of all suspects have not been released at this time.