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Press Release

Larceny from Automobile Suspect Arrested

Release date: 8/17/2012

In the early morning hours of August 15, 2012, twenty-two (22) unlocked vehicles and one (1) unlocked garage were entered in the Chatham Hills subdivision. The suspects stole money, GPS units, radar detectors, purse, jewelry and a computer. While talking with the vehicle owners, officers learned that a suspicious male was observed in the area shortly after midnight and a stolen credit card was used at a downriver gas station shortly after 3:00 a.m. As part of the investigation, Farmington Public Safety detectives also processed the attacked vehicles for latent fingerprints.

Farmington Public Safety received information from Southgate Police Department that a subject was trying to sell stolen property from Farmington in their city. At the same time, the latent fingerprints lifted from the attacked vehicles were sent to the Oakland County Crime Lab for analysis and came back to the same subject selling stolen property in Southgate. There was additional information that the subject had stolen guns from prior thefts.

Farmington detectives worked closely with Southgate detectives to secure a search warrant for the subject’s home and with the assistance of Farmington Hills detectives and members of SONIC arrested the subject and executed the search warrant. No additional stolen property or firearms were located.

The subject, a 21 year old Taylor resident, is currently being held by Southgate Police Department pending felony charges by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for Receiving and Concealing stolen property over $1,000.00. Farmington Public Safety Department will also be seeking charges from the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.

Farmington Public Safety Department would like to remind residents of the three key elements of the Neighborhood Watch Program: Light it up (turn on outdoor lights or have them on motion sensors), Lock it up (lock car and house doors and don’t leave valuables in plain sight) and Look out (if you hear or see any suspicious activity, report it immediately to the police department).



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