Man charged in Birmingham home invasion dating back to 2016

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 14, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WXYZ) — Birmingham Police have closed a home invasion case dating back to June 2016.

According to police, 34-year-old Ryan Brown faces charges of second degree home invasion and the possibility of up to 15 years in prison.

On June 25, 2016, Brown broke into a home on the 300 block of Greenwood Street and stole a 74-inch Sony television and a Bona wood floor scrubber.

Through collaborative investigative work, the Birmingham Police Department was able to identify Brown as a potential suspect.

We moved on the new information when it was available which is something our department does whether a case is cold or current,” said BIPD Detective Chris Busen, the lead investigator of the Greenwood case. “We are pleased we were able to solve this case and charge this defendant.”

Officers say Brown suffered from substance abuse during the time of the burglary. He was arraigned on Dec. 20, 2018.

Brown is due back in court for a preliminary examination on Feb. 5.