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Woman a Suspect in Multiple Home Break-Ins

She was caught during a recent home invasion in Rochester Hills, police say, and she may be responsible for additional thefts in the area.

A 36-year-old Orion Township woman seen fleeing the scene of a recent home invasion in Rochester Hills may be responsible for multiple thefts in the area, police say.

Investigators from the located a "very large amount" of stolen property at the woman's home, in her car and in a rented storage unit in Auburn Hills.

And although she has been charged with only two counts of Home Invasion, investigators say they are working with victims of similar crimes in the area to connect her to additional thefts.

Tonya Denise Sievertsen was arraigned Monday before 52-3 District Court Magistrate Melinda Balian, who set a $25,000 cash bond.

As of Thursday, police say Sievertsen had confessed to five home invasions in Orion Township, one in Independence Township and one in Rochester Hills.

She is lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

According to a news release from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, deputies in Orion Township received a tip at 10 p.m. Friday night related to a possible suspect in a recent break-in in Rochester Hills. 

"Sheriff’s detectives were investigating multiple home invasions with similar patterns which were consistent with the most recent Rochester Hills home invasion," the news release stated. 

The suspect, identified as Sievertsen, was seen fleeing the scene of the Rochester Hills home invasion. 

Deputies located Sievertsen's vehicle, in which they discovered jewelry and several items taken in a recent home invasion in Independence Township, the report stated. They found more items at her home and at a storage unit in Auburn Hills.

"Due to the large amount of recovered stolen property, investigators anticipate additional home invasions will be connected to this suspect," the report stated.

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