Two people arrested for alleged involvement in string of airbag steering wheel thefts in Michigan – WSOC TV

DEARBORN, Mich. — Two people today were arrested in Michigan for their alleged involvement in a string of airbag and steering wheel thefts, police say.

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The Dearborn Law enforcement Division said in a information release that throughout Detroit, Michigan, there has been a increase in airbag thefts just lately in Common Motor automobiles — particularly the Chevy Malibu. DPD made the decision to launch an investigation into the thefts.

On August 18, DPD’s Particular Operations officers did some surveillance and found two folks who were being considered to be concerned in the thefts, DPD explained.

According to WDIV, the two people were being recognized as Montazer Al-Huchaimy and Ali Alwatan. The DPD Specific Operations officers allegedly saw the two adult males smash a window of a Malibu in a resort parking ton.

DPD reported the officers observed Al-Huchaimy and Alwatan allegedly eliminate the steering wheel. The officers had been associated in a pursuit with the suspects and finally took them into custody. DPD stated that just one stolen motor vehicle and 33 stolen airbags/steering wheels were discovered.

“Vehicle thefts cause terrific soreness and disruption to our residents’ lives and livelihoods. Which is why the Dearborn Police Department takes these alleged crimes really very seriously. I am proud of the operate of our officers to comprehensively investigate and in the end apprehend two people today in connection with this rash of thefts throughout Metro Detroit,” claimed Dearborn Law enforcement Main Issa Shahin in a information release.

Al-Huchaimy and Alwatan were being charged on August 21 with a 6-county felony complaint, according to DPD. The counts provided fleeing and eluding, larceny of a motor vehicle, getting and concealing stolen residence and assaulting a police officer, according to WDIV.

Al-Huchaimy is becoming held on a $100,000 money bond, DPD reported. Alwatan is currently being held on a $75,000 dollars bond.

According to WDIV, a probable result in meeting is scheduled for September 2 and a preliminary evaluation is scheduled for September 9.