Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale

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(Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 29, 2014)

“Lock your cars.”

That’s the advice given by Ferndale Sgt. Baron Brown in response to the latest reports of thefts from vehicles.

The problem of people stealing from unlocked cars has been going on for decades, and certainly is not limited to Ferndale. However a spike in thefts happened this month, partly due to a pair of teenagers. A 19-year-old and a 15-year-old, both from Detroit, were arrested on Dec. 21 in conjunction with a series of thefts that took place that day Brown said.

“In every one [of the thefts] the vehicles were unlocked, except one that was locked and had some damage to it. Thieves look for unlocked cars and rifle through to take anything of value – phone chargers, loose change. It’s one of the most common crimes, made worse by the fact these guys would leave empty-handed if people did not make it so easy for them.”waterwork

Here are the streets where reported “larceny from auto” calls for December were:

Dec. 28

Woodward and Withington

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Withington and Planavon

 

Dec. 27

St. Louis

 

Dec. 24

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Dec. 23

Wordsworth

 

Dec. 22

Pinecrest

 

Dec. 21

Maplehurst – 8

Hazelhurst – 2

Hyland

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Marshfield

Marshall

 

Dec. 20

Lewiston – all in lot

Kensington

 

Dec. 18

Cambourne – 2

Flowerdale – 2

Beaufield

Lewiston

 

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Cambourne

 

Dec. 14

Silman

Webster

Gardendale

 

Dec. 12

LaPrairie

Meadowdale

 

Dec. 10

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Dec. 5

Vester – 3

Lewiston

 

Dec. 4

Wordsworth

Livernois

 

Dec. 3

Pearson

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Dec. 2

St. Louis

 

People who see suspicious activity are encouraged to contact the police department at (248) 541-3650.

Previous stories:

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/12/24/farmington-hills-police-report-spike-in-thefts-from-chrysler-vans/

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/08/10/thief-targets-unlocked-cars-in-pleasant-ridge/

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/09/18/increase-in-thefts-from-unlocked-vehicles-in-ferndale-and-surrounding-communities/

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/02/06/unlocked-car-left-running-unattended-stolen-in-royal-oak-and-more-crime-briefs/

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