‘Porch pirate’ is arrested
Apr. 26, 2018 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Friday the 13th proved unlucky for one Belleville man.
Canton Township police arrested James Michael Newman, 27, of Van Buren Township on charges of stealing numerous packages from residential porches in the township.
Officers investigating the thefts gave credit to private home surveillance footage received from a resident as aiding in the quick apprehension of the suspect. Newman was arraigned on one count of larceny over $1,000 less than $20,000, a five-year felony and one count of receiving and concealing stolen property ($1,000 – $20,000), also a five-year felony.
Newman’s bond was set at $10,000 or 10 percent. His preliminary court examination on the charges is set for tomorrow, April 27, at 35th District Court in Plymouth.