Police Report: Nov 1, 2010
(Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Department)
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The following are press releases sent out by Lt. William Wilson of the Ferndale Police Department. Due to our small staff size, items appear as submitted by the FPD or edited for length and grammar. Suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Recently, Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge have been experiencing numerous bicycle thefts.
Police suspected DAVID VINCENT MCARTHUR (36 yrs, w/m, Ferndale resident) for the thefts.
On 10/15/10 at about 6:30 p.m. a patrol sergeant saw Mcarthur riding a bicycle on 9 Mile near West End. The officer stopped Mcarthur and questioned him about the bicycle. Mcarthur could not adequately explain how he got the bicycle, so the officer confiscated the bike; he did not have enough information to arrest Mcarthur at the time.
About forty minutes later, FPD received a report of a stolen bicycle from nearby on Chestnut Street. A witness described a person matching the description of Mcarthur.
A Ferndale officer soon found Mcarthur driving a bike near 8 Mile / John R. Upon questioning Mcarthur, the officer determined that Mcarthur stole the bike he was on from a home on Madge in Hazel Park; he left the bike he stole from Chestnut in the yard on Madge. Police arrested Mcarthur for the bicycle thefts.
Mcarthur has a lengthy criminal history with convictions for crimes including: Breaking and Entering, Home Invasion, and larceny.
Det. Lt. William Wilson
Ferndale Police Department
310 E. 9 Mile
Ferndale, MI 48220
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