(Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept, Aug. 27, 2012)
On Saturday, 08/25/12 , at about 9:30 p.m. Ferndale Police arrested two men for stealing a cell phone from a woman at the McDonald restaurant on Woodward. The two suspects (Culberson and Reed) approached two women, engaged them in conversation, and then Culberson asked one of the women (an 18 year old Pontiac woman) if he could use her cell phone to make a call. She handed him her phone, then Culberson and Reed took off running.
Police responded to the area and found the suspects walking on Woodward near Marshall. When an officer detained Culberson, Reed ran on foot. Another police officer chased Reed across Woodward and caught him in the median of the roadway. Other officers assisted as Reed fought with police. Both suspects were arrested.
Culberson currently is wanted on a warrant out of Melvindale for Assault with intent to rob unarmed.
The case will be presented to the prosecutor’s office for a determination of charges.