Car Left on Blocks, Tire Theft Suspects Caught

Car Left on Blocks, Tire Theft Suspects Caughtessential

(Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, July 10, 2014)


Two men have been arrested and will be arraigned on charges of ‘Larceny from Auto’ for leaving a car on blocks after stealing the wheels and tires. On 07/08/14 at about 4:30 a.m. police responded to the area of andrew cissel ad in suitthe 1700 block of Albany when a witness phoned and reported seeing two men in a white vehicle drive off after stealing tires from a car parked in the street.

Officers spotted a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle driving without lights near Bates and Westview. Officers stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be Rashard Allante Jetton (b/m, 23, Oak Park resident) with passenger William Darrell Bass (b/m, 23, Detroit resident) . There were not tires in the car, but a white cloth covered the back seat and it was stained and dirty as if tires had been on top. Officers found tools in the passenger compartment of the car as well as a lug nut that matched the lug nuts left behind at the scene of the theft. Jetton had a suspended driver’s license.seed021_helaine-zack

The two were arraigned this afternoon on charges of Larceny from Auto (5 year felony), and Jetton was also be charged with driving on a suspended license. Bond for Jetton was set at $15,000 cash/surety/10%, bond for Bass was set at $3000 cash surety.

EDITORS NOTE: readers have been sending in info on other instances of tire theft in various areas of the city.  It is unclear if those were done by the same suspects or not.

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