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3 Cars Taken from White Lake Homes

The following information was supplied by the White Lake Township Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

Three cars were reported taken from homes in White Lake in the last week, according to White Lake Police.

The first car was taken in the early morning hours of Aug. 12. The report states that the car was parked in the driveway of a home on the 5000 block of Cedar Island.

The owner told police his 2000 Honda Accord had the keys in the glove-box when it was taken, the report states.

Lt. Don Nankervis said the man drove around the township looking for the missing car and found it parked in the parking lot of a business on M-59. Nankervis said the man and his brother were able to transport the car back to his house, but the keys are still missing.

There was no damage to the car.

Sometime during the early morning hours of Aug. 13 a 2008 Dodge Dakota was taken from a home on the 100 block of Pardyke.

The report states that the owners woke up and saw the car was missing, when police arrived they interviewed neighbors in the area, but no one reported seeing anything suspicious. The owners have the keys, and told police the car had been locked. The car is valued at $15,000 and still missing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 248-698-4400.

A third car was taken sometime between Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 from a home on the 9000 block of Glasgow.

According to the report, the car, a mini-van, was taken from the home and later found by police parked a mile away on Acorn Court. The car was undamaged and nothing appeared to be missing.

The owner told police they had left the keys in the car, the report states.

Van catches fire in vacant lot

Police and fire were called to a vacant lot in the Meadow Lake mobile home park after neighbors reported a van on fire.

According to the report, when police and fire arrived the owner of the vehicle got out of the car and ran from the scene. He was later picked up and questioned by police.

The report states that the man told police he had been smoking in the van when he fell asleep. He woke up to a small fire in the van and attempted to put it out with a rag. This just spread the fire, the man told police in the report.

The fire was extinguished, and the police department along with an arson investigator are continuing the investigation as to the cause of the fire.

For questions about this crime report, email brooke.meier@patch.com.

Laurie Parlovecchio August 15, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I will never understand why people leave their cars unlocked with their keys inside.
elyse August 15, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Anybody that is stupid enought to leave their keys in their cars, deserves for it to be stolen!
Laurie Parlovecchio August 16, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I couldn't agree more elyse!

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