MADISON HEIGHTS (WWJ) - Police arrested two Detroit residents earlier this week for stealing catalytic converters from parked cars in Madison Heights.
Police say 28-year-old Ronald Peterson and 25-year-old Fayonia Berry are charged with three counts each of larceny from auto, which is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. They’re both due back in court for a pre-exam conference on April 11.
Madison Heights Police say undercover officers from the City of Dearborn contacted their department around 1 p.m. on Wednesday after watching Peterson and Berry steal catalytic converters from three vehicles.
Investigators day the pair stole catalytic converters from a Chevrolet Cavalier and a Pontiac Grand Am which were parked at a Jehovah’s Witness Building on John R., and from a Honda Element parked at Lowes on 12 Mile.
Police believe the couple could be responsible for several other catalytic converter thefts in the metro area.
In February, Dearborn Police arrested a 34-year-old Detroit man who used a reciprocating saw to remove the converters from parked vehicles. Police believe he may be responsible for as many as 100 catalytic converter thefts in Dearborn and the surrounding region. Read more, here.