Orion thefts solved

Oakland County Sheriff’s Department deputies and detectives believe they have solved a string of at least 18 thefts in Orion Township with the recovery of a stash of area residents’ stolen property in Jackson.
According to police reports in recent weeks, there have been numerous reports of property stolen from vehicles and homes, many on Cedar Key Drive and Joslyn Court. The thefts included a 2014 Dodge Durango from Pine Harbor.
While investigating the rash of thefts, detectives executed two search warrants that led to recovery of stolen property in the city of Jackson.
Detectives worked with Jackson police, and on April 14, executed a search warrant on a home in the 200 block of Bates Street in Jackson and recovered a large amount of stolen property relating to over eighteen different crime reports. It included items connected to the stolen Dodge recovered on April 9 in Pontiac.
Deputies found backpacks, suit cases and garbage bags full of stolen property in the home. Detectives reviewed police reports from the previous weeks in Orion Township to help identify much of the stolen property.
The Jackson home owner denied knowledge of the property found in the basement, but identified two other family members with access to the home. The ignition key fob from the recovered stolen vehicle was one also found in the home.
Other items recovered include five laptop computers, a GPS unit and other various personal and electronic equipment that was left in the vehicles.
Orion Township detectives are continuing to compare police reports with the recovered property to identify victims. Orion Township residents are being contacted and, as they are identified, their stolen property is returned.
The investigation continues and criminal charges are pending in both Oakland County and Jackson.
Detectives are also working with the Michigan Department of Corrections Investigators on this case and Oakland County Prosecutors Office.

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