Alert Dearborn Residents, Businesses Take 'Career Criminal' Off Streets

Information from residents and businesses gave Dearborn police enough information to place a suspect under surveillance and make an arrest.

Rashaad Taylor, 21, of Detroit was charged in several area home burglaries.
Rashaad Taylor, 21, of Detroit was charged in several area home burglaries.

Tips from Dearborn residents local businesses helped Dearborn police close a string of area home invasion cases.

Rashaad Taylor, 21, of Detroit was charged with two counts of second-degree home invasion, felony firearm and a felony larceny of a firearm in connection to a string of home break-ins. He was arraigned on March 8 and is being held on $10,000 bond, The Press & Guide reports.

He’s suspected in three home invasion – one on March 3 and two on March 7 – and information gleaned from the victims and others in the area prompted them to place Taylor under surveillance.

The video showed Taylor with a computer that was later confirmed to be taken from one of the break-ins.

“With the help from of our business community and residents we were able to quickly identify the suspect and make an arrest,” Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement. “A dangerous career criminal cannot victimize the community any longer. 

" 'See Something, Say Something,' " Haddad said, quoting the motto of a Homeland Security awareness campaign. "It works!”


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