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May 22, 2013 - A 45-year-old Brandon Township man has been charged in several home invasions after being caught in the act May 9.

Timothy Darrell Dunn, 45, was arraigned May 10 on two charges of first degree home invasion and one charge of home invasion, second degree. He is currently lodged at the Oakland County Jail on a $300,000 cash surety bond.

Dunn became a suspect in numerous home invasions after Oakland County Sheriff's Office Det. Genefer Harvey of the Independence Township substation and her partner began examining pawn shop records.

"(Dunn's capture) was great teamwork by everyone involved and couldn't have happened without everyone working together," said Harvey.

Dunn had pawned numerous items, telling shop owners he had bought abandoned or repossessed storage units. Following an investigation, police suspected Dunn in 12 home invasions, the first of which occurred in Genesee County Feb. 24. The home invasions occurred in Atlas and Gaines Townships, as well as Orion, Springfield and Independence Townships in Oakland County.

The Fugitive Apprehension Team followed Dunn for four days and watched as he broke into a home at 1:17 p.m., May 9, in the 100 block of Newman Road in Orion Township, where he stole a firearm, safe, and jewelry. They made the arrest at that time. According to police reports, Dunn was committing the home invasions to feed a drug habit.

Dunn has an extensive criminal history, mostly involving alcohol-related offenses. He will have a pre-exam conference May 28, in front of 52-2 District Court Judge Joseph Fabrizio.

Susan covers Brandon Township and Ortonville
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