WATERFORD TWP. (WWJ) – Two young men are facing charges after a resident in Waterford Township caught the crooks breaking into their home.
Nineteen-year-old Dominic Ivan Brim and 20-year-old Brandon Michael Vu, both of Pontiac, were arraigned Thursday on charges of home invasion. Brim was also charged with malicious destruction of police property for kicking out the window of a patrol vehicle during his arrest.READ MORE: Live Updates: At Least 19 Children, 2 Adults Killed After Shooter Opens Fire At Texas Elementary School
Police say the charges stem from an incident that occurred around 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 2800 block of Costa Mesa, off Clintonville Road. The homeowner called 911 saying they went to investigate noises coming from their attached garage and saw a man running away. The man got into a silver Dodge Neon parked near the residence and fled the area.
Officers responding to the home observed a silver Dodge Neon traveling eastbound on Walton Boulevard and stopped the vehicle.READ MORE: Stellantis, Samsung Plan Indiana Electric Car Battery Plant
“As they spoke with the occupants of the vehicle, officers could see the barrel of a gun sticking out from under the front seat and both suspects were subsequently arrested,” Deputy Police Chief Jeff James said in a statement.
During further investigation, James said the officers located two air soft guns, gloves, knit hats and a scarf, along with property taken from the victim’s vehicle and garage.MORE NEWS: 'MI Kids Back On Track' Plan Introduced To Expand Tutoring For Michigan Students
Brim is currently lodged at Oakland County Jail on $75,000 cash bond, as is Vu on a $50,000 bond. Their next court date wasn’t immediately released.