Warren police investigate home invasion

WARREN – City police are investigating a reported home invasion at an Eastland Ave. S.E. residence early Wednesday morning.

It is the second aggravated burglary reported at a home this week and almost 24 hours after one at a Mason Street residence.

On Wednesday, Christopher Medzie II, 26, told police three people entered his residence just before 1 a.m. and attempted to steal items from him, according to a Warren police report.

Medzie told police he and some friends were at his apartment when the front door was kicked in by three masked individuals, the report states. The report said the intruders demanded he hand over the Xbox game system that the occupants were playing, along with one of the cell phones one person was holding.

Medzie told police he “suddenly realized that he knew one of the subjects and possibly the other two as well,” the reports states.

Medzie then jumped to his feet and started yelling out the names of the intruders, the report states. Police said the other occupants reported that they also recognized the intruders. At that point the intruders fled on foot, police reported.

Police said they were able to track, with use of a K-9, the path of the intruders to an Edgehill Avenue S.E. residence. However, it was not clear whether officers made any contact with the homeowner.

On Tuesday, police were called to investigate a report of a home invasion during which they said a Mason Street man was pistol-whipped.

According to reports, the 32-year-old man and and a 31-year-old woman, also of Mason Street, were tied up and held at gunpoint by five people they did not know who came into the home around 12:20 a.m., ransacked it and made off with various items including a silver watch, cell phone and assorted jewelry.

The two were able to get free and call police after the intruders left, police reports state.

The two incidents this week are among several reported home invasions Warren police have been called to investigate in recent months.