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Grosse Pte. Woods Department of Public Safety
Wednesday February 20th, 2019 :: 05:06 p.m. EST


Grosse Pointe Woods Public Safety arrests 4 in connection with several area larceny from auto complaints

On 2-18-19 at approx. 0325hrs, Grosse Pointe Woods dispatch, dispatched units to the area of N. Oxford Dr. between Holiday and Fairway for possibly 3-4 suspects observed walking up drive ways and looking into vehicles. As units were making the area, Officers observed a dark in color Chrysler 300 leaving the area which matched the description of a vehicle that was possibly involved in a series of Larceny from Auto complaints in our town and neighboring jurisdictions. While responding, updated information was past onto the officers that the males entered a dark colored 4 door vehicle and left the area westbound toward Holiday. Within seconds, an Officer radioed that he was following a dark colored vehicle (Chrysler 300) on Holiday Southbound from N. Oxford.

Officers on scene were able to trace the fresh snow tracks back to numerous homes on N. Oxford, where it was discovered that the resident’s vehicles had been gone through, and items taken. Officers were able to effect a traffic stop on the dark colored Chrysler 300. Subsequent to an investigation, all 4 occupants were arrested for being in possession of stolen property including several credit cards, debit cards, personal I.D.’s, and other personal property taken from the vehicles.

Arrested was Jhaelyn Bills (20) of Detroit, Demario Davis (18) of Warren, Lee Paul (19) of Grosse Pointe Woods, and Donald Moorlet-Porter (20) of Harper Woods all pictured below.

All 4 were charged by the Wayne County Prosecutors Office on the following charges:

Count 1: Financial Transaction Device – Possession (felony)
Count 2: Financial Transaction Device – Possession (felony)
Count 3: Financial Transaction Device – Possession (felony)
Count 4: Financial Transaction Device – Possession (felony)
Count 5: Breaking & Entering – A vehicle to steal property less than $200 (misdemeanor)
Count 6: Breaking & Entering – A vehicle to steal property less than $200 (misdemeanor)

If found guilty, the 4 defendants could receive up to 16 years in prison each.

All 4 defendants were arraigned this afternoon before the Honorable Theodore Metry in the Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court.

Moorlet-Porter was given a bond of $20000 cash/surety, Bills $10000 cash/surety, Paul $7500 cash/surety, and Davis $5000 cash/surety.

All 4 defendants are due back in the Grosse Pointe Woods Municipal Court on February 27, 2019 at 10:00am for a Probable Cause Conference, with an Exam date set for March 6, 2019 at 1:00pm all before the Honorable Theodore Metry.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our residents to always lock their vehicle and to keep their valuables secure.

If you have been a victim of a recent larceny from auto or know someone who has, please contact the Grosse Pointe Woods Detective Bureau at (313) 343-2412 as we have several unclaimed pieces of recovered property.

Thank you,

Detective Ryan Schroerlucke

Grosse Pte. Woods Department of Public Safety
20025 Mack Plaza
Grosse Pte. Woods, MI 48236

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 313-343-2400

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