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Arrest Made In Police Car Theft

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – A Detroit man wanted for stealing a Southfield police car back in November is behind bars. 

Following a lengthy investigstion, Southfield Police arrested 19-year old Deshawn Hawkins earlier this week at his home.

The cruiser was stolen after Southfield police officers ran after two men accused of stealing a car and left their cars unoccupied.

Hawkins circled back to one of the police cars and took off. 

The stolen police cruiser was found about twenty minutes later, abandoned in a neighborhood on Penrod near I-96 and the Southfield Freeway, but Hawkins wasn’t found until Tuesday. 

He is charged withfleeing and eluding police and stealing the police car.  

Bond was set at $50,000. Hawkins will be back in court on January 21 for a prelimary exam.

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