Police in Royal Oak are warning residents to lock their house and car doors after a rash of burglaries in the city.
Police say an alert homeowner was able to help them catch a thief as he was breaking into vehicles.
Research shows auto thefts have decreased by nearly 7 percent between 2010 and 2011.
West Michigan police say a 48-year-old man previously charged with fleeing officers remains a fugitive and is suspected in a multimillion-dollar interstate car theft ring.
Police are looking for a vintage vehicle, stolen from outside the Henry Ford Museum.
Criminals continue to become more creative when it comes to stealing vehicles as vehicle security technology increases and as law enforcement and insurance investigators continue to successfully put thieves behind bars.
While Americans are enjoying the holidays and most have time off from work, we need to remember that holidays are just another day at the shop for vehicle thieves.