Several Livingston County police agencies were involved in a massive chase that began early Monday after five vehicles were stolen from a GM auto plant in Lansing.
According to Michigan State Police, troopers from the Lansing, Brighton and Metro South Posts, along with other police agencies, located the stolen Chevy Camaros following a high-speed pursuit along I-96 that began shortly after midnight.
MSP says traffic stops were attempted but all the vehicles failed to stop and multiple pursuits ensued that went into Ingham, Livingston and Oakland Counties. Some of the stolen vehicles crashed after police utilized stop sticks. In all, nine male subjects were arrested on numerous charges and lodged at Lansing City Jail.
Charges include Flee & Elude, R & C of a Stolen Vehicle – $20,000.00 or More, R & O, and Conspiracy to Commit an Illegal Act.
Eight of the nine suspects, who range in age from 20 to 24, were from the Detroit area while the other was from Saginaw. The approximate value of the recovered stolen vehicles is $375,000.00.
Also involved in the chase and arrests were the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Metroparks Police and Green Oak Twp. Police.
No law enforcement personnel or any of the suspects were injured. MSP says they are working with the Lansing Police Department regarding the original theft of the stolen vehicles.