Police arrest three area men as suspects in larceny cases
From TROY STERNTecumseh Police ChiefA joint investigation between the Tecumseh Police Department (TPD) and the Raisin Township Police Department (RTPD) has lead to the arrest of two adult males, one juvenile male, and the recovery of over 300 items of suspected stolen property. Most of the items are believed to have been taken in larcenies from motor vehicles throughout Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw Counties. On Aug. 24, Tecumseh Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in the City of Tecumseh to investigate an unrelated juvenile probation violation complaint. In the course of that investigation several items of suspected stolen property were located and seized from the residence by TPD officers. A juvenile male was subsequently arrested at the residence on a probation violation and lodged at the Maurice Spears Juvenile Detention Center. Later in the evening two adult male suspects were located and interviewed by Tecumseh police with the assistance of the RTPD in regards to the stolen property, and possible larcenies from vehicles. As a result of those interviews a search warrant was issued and then executed by TPD and RTPD at a residence in Britton. Several more items of stolen property were recovered as a result of the search warrant. The two adults involved in the investigation have since been arrested on unrelated charges and lodged at the Lenawee County Jail. Due to the numerous jurisdictions involved, the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Detective Division is assisting the Tecumseh and Raisin police departments in coordinating the follow up investigations. The names of the suspects have not been released because no formal charges in regards to the larcenies and possession of stolen property have been issued at this time.Citizens are encouraged to contact their jurisdictions police department if they have had property stolen from motor vehicles recently. After reports have been filed with the victim’s local police departments the list of property will be checked to determine if the victim’s property was recovered. Many of these larcenies may have yet to be reported to police.Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact either the TPD at 423.7494, or the RTPD at 424.4615.