Macomb County Residents Urged To Lock Doors At Night After Home Invasion

July 24, 2018 - 3:24 pm

NEW HAVEN, Mich. (WWJ) - The Macomb County Sheriff is urging residents to lock their doors at night following a home invasion in the community. 

A 27-year-old man has been arrested for the alleged crime, on River Oaks Drive in New Haven, Sunday night.

Steven Mason
Steven Mason (Booking photo)
According to investigators, the three residents were in the home asleep when the suspect -- now identified as Steven Mason of New Haven -- entered through an unlocked door and robbed the place.

The residents, who were unharmed, woke up to find that several electronic items were missing, the sheriff's office said. 

“It is unsettling to think that a stranger would enter your home while you sleep to steal from you," Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said, in a media release. "Macomb County is a great place to live but no matter where you live, it is still important to secure you home, especially in the warm days of summer. We are thankful that nobody was injured."

While deputies were investigating, a neighbor flagged then down and said he had video (seen above) of a man trying to get into his house, too -- but didn't succeed. 

With help from the Macomb Area Computer Enforcement Unit (M.A.C.E.), the Sheriff’s Enforcement Team (S.E.T.), detectives tracked several of the stolen items to a house in Eastpointe, a search warrant was obtained, the electronics were recovered. Mason was arrested, officials said, and the remaining stolen items were then recovered at his New Haven home.

Mason, who was out on parole for Home Invasion and a gun charge, was arraigned Tuesday in 42-B Court of New Baltimore on a charge of Home Invasion - 1st Degree, a 20 year felony. He's beng held at the  Macomb County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond awaiting his next court date, set for Aug. 1.