Jewelry Pawning Duo Charged With Home Invasion
MILFORD (WWJ) - Police in Oakland County say two men suspected of selling stolen jewelry to pawn shops are now facing charges.
Police say Jason Weeks and James Golding, both 38-year-old White Lake Township residents, were charged with second degree home invasion, a 15-year felony, and receiving and concealing stolen property, a 5-year felony. They both are currently lodged at the Oakland County Jail on $25,000 cash bonds.
Police say members of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team were conducting surveillance on Weeks and Golding after investigators identified large amounts of pawned jewelry by the duo.
Police say on Nov. 28, they witnessed Weeks and Golding breaking into a home in Milford Township. Officers watched as the two left the house, before pulling them over a short distance away.
Weeks and Golding were arrested without incident. Police say they found several pieces of jewelry in the vehicle, along with walkie-talkies the pair allegedly used to communicate with each other while committing their crimes.
Police believe the two are also responsible for a home invasion in White Lake Township that occurred earlier on same day as the crime in Milford Township.
Law enforcement officials from the Milford Police Department, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and White Lake Township Police Department participated in the investigation.