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Car Break-In Suspects Among 16 Arrested Over Weekend in Chesterfield Township

Teenagers were among those allegedly involved in stealing items from cars in the community.

Chesterfield Township police say the apprehension of several individuals accused of breaking into cars in the community was among an unusually high volume of arrests last weekend.

The car break-in suspects were five of 16 arrested from midnight Friday to Monday morning--overlapping the time frame a search took place for a kidnapping suspect.

"Over the weekend, and behind the scenes of the highly publicized manhunt for Jonathan Elbers, the Chesterfield Police Department was determined to provide the daily service and protection our community has come to expect," township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said Wednesday.

That amount of arrests--pertaining to crimes like drugs, assaults and drunken driving--is more reflective of spring and summer trends in the community, Myers said.

“It’s a relatively busy, if not one of the busiest weekends that we’ve had so far this year, but historically speaking as the weather warms up this becomes commonplace," he said.

Carriage Way Cars Targeted

According to police, at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday residents in the Carriage Way mobile home community at 24 Mile and Gratiot reported to police that three males were breaking into cars. 

Officers responded and arrested three people and recovered several electronic items snatched from different vehicles.  They were charged with larceny from a vehicle, a 5-year felony, in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore. They were held in lieu of $5,000 cash bonds. Police said the suspects are:

  • Casey O’Connor, 18, of Clinton Township
  • Marteze Stewart, 22, of Detroit
  • Marquise Stewart, 19, of Warren

Car alarms ring in Cotton and Sugarbush area

According to police, at approximately 1 a.m. Monday, residents of Rachid Lane in the Cotton and Sugarbush area called police after car alarms sounded and inviduals were seen running in the area.

Responding officers boxed in the two suspects in the neighborhood, ultimately chasing them down by foot. One of the suspects, a 19-year-old New Baltimore man refused to comply with police and was Tasered. The second suspect, a minor, was found hiding in nearby bushes and taken into custody, police said.

Police found GPS equipment, money and jewelry taken from neighborhood vehicles with the suspects who admitted to using a smart phone app that scans police radio transmissions while they broke into cars, police said.

The suspects are:

  • Sean Grimsley, 19, of New Baltimore, was arraigned Monday on charges of resisting and obstructing an officer, a 2-year felony; police scanner use in the commission of a felony, a 2-year felony;  breaking-and-entering vehicle to steal property worth $200- $1000, a 1-year misdemeanor and minor in possession of alcohol. He was given an additional $50,000 cash bond for five separate probation violations, according to authorities.
  • A 16-year-old Chesterfield Township suspect was processed and released to family while charges are pending, authorities said.
BJ April 10, 2013 at 08:18 PM
These thugs need to do some serious jail time. If not, they will go on to much bigger crimes - if they haven't already.
~Rachid Ln victim April 12, 2013 at 05:20 AM
I'm so happy, my car and several of my neighbors' cars as well were broken into on Rachid Ln, and beyond. The sad thing is these a-holes will prob be out in no time terrorizing my quite sub once again. They stole something more valuable then possessions from us, they stole our feeling a security in our own homes. Kudos, to Chesterfield PD, u guys rock!
Bruce Ritchie April 12, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Is Chesterfield still going to lay off officers?
Merrimade Lane April 12, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Merrimade Lane resident here.. They hit my car twice in the past year, along with my neighbors as well.. I am sure they will be out soon, going right back at it.
Rachid Lane Resident April 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM
It was just a matter of time before they would be caught. We all knew who these individuals were & I'm glad they are off the streets for a little while but I will not let my guard down & neither should the police. Great job Chesterfield PD on catching these delinquents!
IrritatedMama April 14, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Thank you to the officers who were able to apprehend these people. ... it'd be great if the prosecutors and judges in charge of handling this from here would go with maximum sentencing guidelines for once instead of plea bargaining the charges down for whoever can afford the best attorney!

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