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Ferndale Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

The 22-year-old Ferndale man is suspected of breaking into an apartment in his complex and stealing a resident's computer and keys, police said.

arrested a man on Wednesday who is suspected of breaking into an apartment in his complex and stealing a computer and other items.

Paul Nicholas Proimos, 22, of Ferndale, was arraigned in on Thursday afternoon and charged with second-degree home invasion, a 15-year felony. Bond was set at $5,000.

On Wednesday, Ferndale Police investigated a report of an apartment that was burglarized on the 400 block of West Marshall. The suspect appeared to have entered through a window that faced a porch area common to multiple apartments.

The apartment resident told police he left for work in the morning and returned around 1 p.m. to find his computer, monitor and a set of keys missing, Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson said.

A witness in the apartment complex told police he saw Proimos outside of the apartment that day putting a computer into a pack. Police made contact with Proimos and arrested him the same day. Proimos admitted to the theft, Wilson said.

Police don't believe any other apartments in the complex were targeted. "It was probably just a crime of opportunity. He lives right there, saw the chance to do it and did it," Wilson said.

Police warn residents to lock windows

Although police haven't seen any increase in home invasions lately, Wilson reminds residents to be cautious about leaving windows open in the summer.

"[The resident] left the window unlocked, which made it a lot easier to get into," Wilson said. "When it's hot weather out people have a tendency to either leave the windows open or not lock them, but it's an invitation for some burglars to get in."

Ferndale Resident June 21, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Hopefully this little punk gets the full fifteen years!
Rod Marinelli June 21, 2012 at 09:28 PM
20 years in a hard labor camp. That will teach him and other punks like him.
Joe Ferndale June 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM
OMG- Do you normally lock your doors & window? Thieves take note to those who say yeas!! Great question patch! lol
Mitch Cumstein June 22, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Sentence this little turd to a summer vacation with Jerry Sandusky.
charlene flaherty June 24, 2012 at 04:39 PM
MITCH MAN: No one deserves a "summer vacation" w/that arrogant petiphile. Thank God we have a justice system that will punish as Judge Longo was elected to. He turned himself into police and confessed. How dare u promote this petiphile. Obviously u have no children p.s. you have no career as a comedian

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