Detroit Man Charged in Theft of DPD Scout Car

DETROIT, MI – Jerome S. Adams, 36-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with stealing a Detroit Police fully marked scout car. Detroit Police Car

On Sunday April 1st, 2018, it is alleged that Adams dropped his bicycle ran across Woodward near Sproat Street and attempted to enter a running DPD vehicle. It is alleged that Adams assaulted an officer near the car, and drove the car away. The defendant drove approximately two blocks away at a high rate of speed eventually crashing into a hydraulic barricade near Little Caesar’s Arena. Adams was placed under arrest at the scene.

Jerome Adams has been charged with: Carjacking, Unarmed Robbery, Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile, Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property-Motor Vehicle, Malicious Destruction Police Property and Resisting and Obstructing. He is expected to be arraigned today in 36th District Court at 2: 30 p.m.