DEARBORN, Mich. — After receiving information from a citizen, Dearborn Police began surveillance of a suspect believed to be connected with a rash of catalytic converter thefts from parked vehicles.
During the morning of February 23rd, officers watched as Karondi Nasseer Hernton, a 34 year-old Detroit resident, drove a 2001 Tan Lincoln Towne Car to a parking lot at Michigan and Schlaff where he used a reciprocating saw to remove two catalytic converters from a parked vehicle.
Officers continued to follow Hernton through several other jurisdictions and watched him attempt to steal another catalytic converter in Madison Heights, where they arrested him.
On Friday, February 24th, Hernton was arraigned on two counts of Larceny From Vehicle.
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad stated “This arrest is a prime example of what the Dearborn community can accomplish when residents cooperate with the police by providing tips of suspicious behavior.”
Chief Haddad stated that Hernton is suspected of being responsible for as many as 100 catalytic converter thefts in Dearborn and the surrounding region.