Off-duty police officer notices home invasion in progress

Saturday, an off-duty reserve deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the grass of a residence on Coulter in Howard Township. The deputy knew the residents weren't home and interrupted a burglary in progress.

The incident happened just after 6:00 p.m.

Upon confronting the three suspects, they fled from scene in their vehicle.

The deputy followed the vehicle until it crashed on M-60 near Oak Grove in Jefferson Township.

The three suspects then fled on foot into the woods behind a residence.

With the assistance of nearby officers, two of the suspects were located and arrested.

The two men arrested were 17 and 21 years of age.

No names have been released and the investigation is ongoing.

The Michigan State Police, Michigan State Police K9 Unit, Pokagon Tribal Police, and Cassopolis Village Police assisted the Sheriff's Office with this incident.

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