Crime Report: 2 Arrested for Attempted Car Theft in Dearborn
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A report of a vehicle break-in resulted in the arrest of two people last Friday night, according to Dearborn police reports.
Police responded to the 16100 block of Middlebury around 11 p.m. Oct. 5 on reports of a Dodge Magnum chasing a Mercury Sable. Police made contact with the Magnum’s driver, who identified himself as a Dearborn resident and told police he was chasing someone he believed to have broken into his fiancée’s Jeep.
The resident told police he was at his apartment on the 15500 block of Longmeadow when he went outside to smoke. While outside, he saw a man standing next to the Jeep Commander belonging to his fiancée, and yelled, “What are you doing?”
According to the resident, the man got into the Sable, which was driven off by another person.
Upon inspection of the Jeep, the resident realized the driver’s side window had been smashed out, which is when he began following the Sable in his car.
The man in question, he told police, exited the car at one point and began running through residents’ yards, while the driver of the Sable went off in an unknown direction.
A radio description of the vehicle led another Dearborn police officer to the Sable, which he pulled over at Greenfield Road near Bulter. The officer said he observed “burglary tools” in the back seat, including a hammer, ratchet, three screwdrivers, a glove and a flashlight.
Police questioned the driver, who said she was in the area picking up her boyfriend, but knew nothing about his business in Dearborn, or why he was carrying the tools.
Police ran a check on the woman—a River Rouge resident—and arrested her for driving with a suspended license, attempted car theft, and possession of burglary tools.
The man in question—a Detroit resident— was located at a Mobil gas station at Greenfield and Rotunda, and was also arrested for attempted car theft.