Man arrested after several auto break-ins in Waterford – The Oakland Press

Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Police in Waterford have arrested a 24-year-old White Lake man after receiving multiple complaints of auto break-ins in the city.

On Thursday, officers responded to the 4700 block of Kempf for a larceny from auto complaint around 10 p.m.

The victim police she looked out her kitchen window and saw an unknown man inside her car. The victim activated her vehicle alarm causing the man to run away. The man was described to officers as white, bald, approximately 6’00” tall and thin wearing a dark colored jacket.

As the officers checked the area for the suspect they were flagged down by several other victims in the area who said their vehicles had been entered and items taken.

While speaking with victims and searching the area for the suspect, another victim contacted the Waterford Police Department saying that their 2006 silver Toyota Scion had just been stolen from their driveway in the 4100 block of Midland, two streets north of Kempf.

Waterford officers in the area found the vehicle moments later traveling eastbound on Walton. The vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Walton and Sashabaw.

The driver, identified as Theodore Richard Lehigh, a 24-year-old White Lake man was taken into custody without incident. Lehigh matched the description of the suspect seen by several of the victims and there were several items inside the Toyota that belonged to the numerous victims.

Lehigh was arraigned before 51st District Court Judge Richard Kuhn Jr. on charges of unlawfully driving away an automobile, larceny from auto, breaking and entering an auto and drove while license suspended.

He was given a $25,000, 10 percent, bond and lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

Police said the vehicle along with all of the stolen property was returned to the owners.

— Staff writer Aftab Borka


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