WATERFORD TWP. (WWJ) – Police on the hunt for a fugitive say they found the man at a Waterford Township residence, hiding underneath insulation in the attic.

The Waterford Police Department said the situation unfolded just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4300 block of Barnard, near Dixie Highway and Andersonville Road. Officers responded to the area after receiving information that the fugitive, a 29-year-old man from Waterford, was inside a residence.

Arriving officers spoke with the homeowner, a 74-year-old woman, who told them she wasn’t aware of the suspect’s fugitive status and allowed them to check the interior of the residence. Police say the officers located the fugitive hiding underneath insulation in the attic and took him into custody without incident.

The fugitive was transported to the Oakland County Jail where he was lodged pending follow-up by the Michigan Department of Corrections. Police say the man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, has an extensive criminal history including narcotics and fleeing from police.

“This is an excellent example of our partnership with the Michigan Department of Corrections. I am pleased to have an MDOC Agent assigned to the Waterford Police Department who has proven to be an asset in making our community a safer place to live, work and play,” Police Chief Daniel McCaw said in a statement.


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