By Scott Bolthouse — Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
An 18-year-old Romulus resident was arrested Thursday in connection to multiple thefts that occurred from unlocked vehicles parked in the Trail Creek subdivision.
It is alleged that Alonzo Trent entered several vehicles near the 25000 block of West Creek Drive during the early morning hours before fleeing from police into a wooded area.
After responding police set up a perimeter in the area, he was found and taken into custody.
Trent is charged with receiving and concealing stolen property and is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail.
Police say 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,” Public Safety Director Everette 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 reports of vehicle larcenies in Trail Creek were made by residents, and all of the vehicles were unlocked at the time.