Two men suspected of robbing a 43-year-old Chesterfield man at knifepoint Wednesday night are being held on a variety of felony charges and are being implicated in several car break-ins and thefts in the area over the past two weeks.
Chesterfield Township police received a 911 call about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday from the victim, who said two men had just assaulted him at knifepoint and taken his wallet. The victim was reportedly assaulted and robbed after he threatened to tell police that the two men were responsible in the recent car burglary spree.
The suspects – Aaron Burnette-Dahl and Michael Moretto – were arraigned Thursday in in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore. On Thursday evening, they remained in the Macomb County Jail on $25,000 bond each.
Burnette-Dahl is charged receiving and controlling stolen property valued at more than $1,000, a 5-year felony; violation of a controlled substance, a 2-year felony; possession of a switchblade, a 1-year misdemeanor; and assault and battery, a 93-day is misdemeanor.
Moretto is charged with receiving and concealing a stolen property and assault with a dangerous weapon, a 4-year felony.
Burnette-Dahl was arrested on the street shortly after the alleged attack. Police located Moretto at his residence at the Carriageway Mobile Home Park on Yorktown Street. During a search, police recovered an unspecified amount of narcotics and a large stash of items reported stolen by residents whose vehicles were burglarized while parked in the 24 Mile and Gratoit and Teltar and Gratoit areas.
Among the items recovered were cell phones, jewelry, sunglasses, gift cards and GPS units.
Investigators are in the process of matching the stolen property with victims, and more charges are anticipated when that process is complete, police said.