FERNDALE (WWJ) – Police in Ferndale say they arrested a homeless man who broke into a residential garage and stole power tools.
Police say 34-year-old Jimmy Aldaoud was arrested on around 3 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Wordsworth Street near West End Street.
According to police, the homeowner called them to report suspicious activity after he heard his garage door opening and closing and noticed the garage light was on. Responding officers saw Aldaoud walking with a large bag about two blocks away from the home. After stopping him, police found Aldaoud had three stolen cordless drills in the bag.
Police think Aldaoud broke into an unlocked vehicle outside of the home and found the garage door opener, which he used to open the door and then make entry.
Police say Aldaoud has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1998, which includes crimes of theft, disorderly conduct and resisting police.
Police are also investigating whether Aldaoud is responsible for stealing items from several unlocked cars in the neighborhood where he was arrested.
The case has been submitted to the Oakland County Prosecutor for a warrant. Aldaoud will likely be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.