DEARBORN — Three men suspected of stealing catalytic converters in the northeast section of the city were arrested Nov. 20 at about 5 a.m. after police caught them in the act in Detroit.
Jimmy Rayford, Anthony Jr. Holmes and Darnell Malone were charged in 19th District Court for larceny from auto, receiving and concealing stolen motor vehicle, breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property.
Malone and Rayford were placed under $100,000 cash bond and Holmes was given a cash bond of $50,000.
During a normal patrol, police became skeptical of a red Jeep Liberty. Police watched the Jeep drive into Detroit near Tireman Avenue and stop near a parked car. The neighborhood has had recent thefts of catalytic converters.
The Jeep, was reported stolen from the City of Warren.
Three men exited the Jeep, where one began jacking up the parked car and another went underneath with a reciprocating saw. Officers attempted to stop the men.
All three were captured after a brief foot and vehicle pursuit.
Police recovered seven catalytic converters and other items from the Jeep.