INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, MI – Oakland County Deputies responded to the 8000 block of Staghorn Trail for a reported larceny from an auto.
On Thursday, May 5th, 2016, at about 4:00 a.m., the complainant stated that she had observed a subject taking the rims and tires from her vehicle, which was parked in her driveway.
The suspect fled the scene NB on M-15 in a dark colored SUV. A Deputy located a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description traveling on NB Dixie Hwy in Springfield Twp.. The Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle fled before running off the road, striking a tree in the front yard of a home. The lone occupant fled the scene on foot.
A Sheriff’s K-9 unit responded to initiate a track. The K-9 unit tracked for a long distance before losing the track on Dixie Highway where it is believed he was picked up by any accomplice. Two sets of rims and 8 tires were located in the suspect’s vehicle. The OCSO Auto Theft unit was notified, responded and have identified a suspect. The investigation continues.