By BOB OLIVER
DEARBORN — The 20-year-old Dearborn man arrested earlier this month on larceny charges has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.
Majid Amin Abdofara appeared for a pretrial hearing Sept. 15. before 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers and pled guilty to the misdemeanor charges of larceny, possession of paraphernalia and operating while impaired.
Misdemeanor charges are subject to penalties of up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Sentencing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 30 before Somers.
Abdofara is being held in jail and bond was continued by Somers at $5,000 cash or surety with a GPS tether upon release for the larceny charge and $1,000 cash or surety for each of the possession and operating charges.
Abdofara was arrested by police about 1 a.m. Sep. 4 after officers were dispatched to the area of Jonathan and Haggerty to investigate a report by several residents that a man had just stolen two center caps from a Cadillac Escalade parked on Jonathan.
Police located Abdofara and took him into custody. The center caps were found in nearby bushes.
When arrested, Abdofara was also wanted for an outstanding felony warrant for probation violation stemming from a Jan. 3, 2013, arrest for receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000.
According to police, Abodfara was arrested in that case for being in the possession of two stolen vehicles, a 2013 Ford Raptor and a 2013 Ford F-150.
Police Chief Ronald Haddad thanked Abodfara’s neighbors for turning him in and getting him off the street.
“The whole community’s sense of security is jeopardized when our own residents commit crimes against their neighbors,” Haddad said. “It is this kind of cooperation among police and residents that is responsible for lowering the number of thefts in our neighborhoods.”
(Bob Oliver can be reached at [email protected].)