By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor
Huron Township police arrested a 34-year-old Detroit resident who was acting suspicious in the Fallkirk subdivision in the early morning hours of April 24.
According to Public Safety Director Everette Robbins, his department beefed up patrols throughout the township after a recent string of thefts occurred from unlocked vehicles.
The suspect was observed in the 28000 block of Dawnridge covering the license plate on his 2005 Chevy Trailblazer, and was later arrested for driving on a suspended license.
He was seen hiding in the back of his vehicle before police took him into custody.
“Although we continue to investigate his involvement in the recent larcenies from motor vehicles, it was apparent that this person had bad intentions by covering his plate and hiding in his vehicle. I truly believe we may have stopped a bad situation before it started. I want our residents to sleep well knowing we will be in their neighborhoods as much as we can during the hours of darkness,” Robbins said.
“We will continue to do proactive patrols. We will do all we can, but we need the communities help by locking their vehicles, homes, and outbuildings. We have not had a single forced entry to a vehicle. Thieves are typically looking for a quick and easy score. In most cases, if they encounter a locked vehicle, they will move on to one that is unlocked.”
Robbins also gave some tips to residents about how to keep property safe as the weather turns for the better, and more people are out and about — including criminals.
“If residents have the ability to park in the garage, that is always the best-case scenario. If you must park outside, take your garage door opener out of your car. Most importantly, we remind homeowners to lock the entry door from your attached garage into their home so that thieves don’t have access to your home if they get access to your garage door opener.”
Anyone with information about the recent string of thefts is asked to contact the Huron Township Detective Bureau at 734-753-4400.
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