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Two Men Charged In Christmas Day Burglary Ending In High-Speed Chase, Crash

The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Two men were arrested on Christmas Day for allegedly breaking into and stealing cash and cigarettes out of liquor store, 1871 King Road.

Devin Grant, 22, of Detroit, and his cousin Braenden Grant, 20, of Detroit, are charged with breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, larceny in a building and destruction of property in Trenton.

The men could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Both men posted 10 percent of $50,000 bond and were released.

A preliminary examination of the evidence is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 10 before Judge Michael McNally.

The men were arrested after a 25-mile, high-speed chase that resulted in car crash according to Detective Sgt. Mark Enright of the .

The chase began as a Trenton police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle, with the two men inside, for running a red light. Moments later the officer became aware the men in the vehicle were suspects in the burglary at the liquor store.

“Our (Trenton) police officer was on the scene,” Enright said. “He happened to be driving by and he pursued the suspects fleeing the scene.”

The officer ended his pursuit at Fort Street and North Line Road in Wyandotte after reaching speeds of up to 80 mph.

Officers in Lincoln Park resumed the chase and pursued the men until they crashed their car at Warren Avenue and I-75N in Detroit.

Lincoln Park Police told Trenton Police they found several packs of unopened cigarette packages in the vehicle according to a Trenton Police report.

Enright said one of the Lincoln Park officers was injured during the arrest, but the injury did not need medical assistance.

The front door of the liquor store had been pried open, according to the same report, and cigarettes and liquor bottles were found on the floor behind the counter.

The owner of the store said he is unsure exactly how much was stolen, but he would inventory the cigarettes and determine the value of the stolen property.

Police attained a surveillance video that showed two subjects wearing light colored hoodies and black gloves entering the front door of the store at about 5:36 a.m. Christmas morning. The subjects on the video then went behind the counter and stole cash and cigarettes.

Enright said the men might have come from Detroit to commit a crime because the opportunity to commit burglary might be easier in the suburbs than it is in Detroit.

“There are more businesses,” Enright said. “They are coming down here because the opportunity is here, but our department had more cars on the road.”

The men were also arraigned on charges in Lincoln Park including fleeing and eluding and resist, assault and obstructing a police officer.

A preliminary examination of evidence was scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 3 at the 25th district court in Lincoln Park.

“For some unknown reason these guys thought they could come down here and commit that crime, and think they can get away with it on Christmas morning,” Enright said.

For questions on the blotter, email natestemen@patch.com.

Art Zasadny December 30, 2011 at 02:50 PM
Fine, upstanding citizens...
William Riley December 31, 2011 at 02:42 AM
I'm sorry, but letting these two animals back onto the street for only $5000.00??? After what they did, does anyone realy expect these two to come in for their hearing after showing total disrespect for the law? This is carrying the Christmas Spirit a little too far, Your Honor!!!

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