HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP (WWJ) — After leading police on a two-mile chase, three men were apprehended and arrested for a string of wire robberies near Holly early Friday morning.
The investigation revealed that the men had stolen wire from the American Aggregate of Michigan, located across a field from where the suspects’ vehicle was parked in Holly. Around $60,000 to $70,000 worth of wire that was stolen from the business was recovered from the suspects’ vehicle.READ MORE: U Of M Establishes New Sexual Misconduct Policy For Employees, Students
An on-duty officer saw an unoccupied vehicle parked on a private road with the hood up. A nearby resident said that the vehicle had been in the area several other times over the past month and always has the hood up.
A check of the registration plate revealed that the vehicle and owner matched the description of a suspect in several larcenies in Springfield Township and Independence Township. Deputies then saw three subjects get into the vehicle and leave the area into Rose Township.READ MORE: AG Nessel Reissues Consumer Alerts Amid Flooding, Power Outages In Michigan
Police pulled the vehicle over after failing to stop a stop sign, but the vehicle refused to stop. A pursuit continued for two miles, before the suspect vehicle turned onto a dead-end street and crashed into a ditch.
Two of the subjects were taken into custody without incident, while the third fled on foot. A K-9 deputy tracked the subject for two miles, when the scent was lost and the track ended. Fenton police and state police formed a perimeter and the third suspect was found walking down the road by officers and taken into custody.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Charged In Non-Fatal Shooting In Detroit
Officials were able to determine that the men were also involved in the larcenies of wire from the same business on Jan. 3 and on Jan. 9. The men were held at the Oakland County Jail, pending the issuance of warrants.