By Scott Bolthouse — Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
An 18-year-old Romulus resident was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of breaking into unlocked cars in the Trail Creek subdivision.
Public Safety Director Everette Robbins says that at about 1 a.m., Huron Township police dispatch received a call reporting suspects entering vehicles in the 25000 block of West Creek Drive.
Huron police arrived in under five minutes, Robbins said, and the suspect immediately fled the area on foot.
Officers from Sumpter Township police and Metroparks police also responded to assist and set up a perimeter in the area.
Soon after, the teen was found near a wooded area and taken into custody.
He is currently being held in the Huron Township jail pending charges from the Wayne County prosecuting attorney.
The Detective Bureau and Evidence Technician Unit were called in to assist and the incident remains under investigation.
“This is a case of teamwork at its finest. It started heads up resident who observed something suspicious, a quick response by our staff, and help from neighboring agencies. As always, we encourage our residents to call us if they see anything that is just not right. That’s what were here for,” Robbins said.
“We want to remind residents to please lock their vehicles, especially at night. In most cases, thieves will bypass locked vehicles and move on to one that is not locked. Many times, they don’t want to make noise and draw attention to themselves. Also, we encourage our residents not to leave valuables in their vehicles, turn on exterior lighting, and park in the garage if possible.”
Four total reports of vehicle larcenies in Trail Creek were made, and all of the vehicles were unlocked at the time.