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Bloomfield Township crime spree suspect caught

A suspect who went on a crime spree in Bloomfield Township on June 13, stealing valuables from a BMW and a Porsche from one residence, then rummaging through a Rolls Royce at another residence and ransacking a Cadillac at yet another, was caught by police and arraigned on nine counts on Tuesday, October 10, at 48th District Court.

On June 13, Bloomfield Township police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Meadowood Lane, where the residents reported their Porsche and BMW had been broken into, with two purses stolen from the Porsche, and a briefcase and laptop stolen from the BMW.

Later that day, officers were called to the 1800 block of Long Lake Shores Drive for a report of a suspicious circumstance. The homeowner told officers that someone had entered their attached garage, gone into their Rolls Royce which was parked in their garage and driven it down the street. The Rolls Royce was discovered running in the street, and police determined it had been rummaged through.

Also on June 13, officers were called to the 1900 block of Long Lake Shores Drive by a resident who said her Cadillac Escalade had been entered into and the vehicle was ransacked. She said a gym bag containing two pairs of Apple air pods, clothes, cosmetics and $50 in cash had been stolen from the vehicle.

Between June 14 and June 16, Bloomfield Township police report there were two more reports of larceny from automobiles discovered and reported, one in the 400 block of S. Evansdale, and the other in the 1800 block of Long Lake Shores Drive.

Also on June 14, the Troy Police Department received a call about an unknown subject attempting to steal a car in Troy. A victim approached the subject, who exited the vehicle and fled the residence. The victim was able to take a picture of the subject, Jaden Platinum Dantzler, as he was running away. Dantzler then stole a Ford Explorer from another Troy residence, and left the area in the Explorer.

Members of the Troy Special Investigations Unit (SIU) located the stolen Ford Explorer in the city of Detroit. The driver of the vehicle matched the suspect description from the earlier report and the photograph taken by the victim, and Troy SIU identified and arrested Dantzler.

During a search of Dantzler’s person, Troy Police Department located a wallet that contained several pieces of identification belonging to one of Bloomfield Township’s victims.

During a forensic search, digital evidence was discovered showing Dantzler to be the individual responsible for the larceny from automobiles, home invasions, and attempted motor vehicle thefts on Long Lake Shores Drive. The digital evidence included pictures of Dantzler inside of the Rolls Royce and several saved locations along Long Lake Shores drive. The dates and times recorded were all consistent with the dates and times of the crimes committed in Bloomfield Township.

These reports and evidence were presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office in seeking an arrest warrant for Dantzler. On Wednesday, October 10, Dantzler was arraigned at 48th District Court on a nine-court arrest warrant for his crime spree within Bloomfield Township on June 13. Charges against him included two counts of home invasion, third degree; two counts of larceny greater than $1,000, but less than $20,000; two counts of larceny, receive and conceal stolen property greater than $1,000, but less than $20,000; one count fraudulent use of financial transaction device; two counts of larceny $200 or more, but less than $1,000.

Dantzler was given a $750,000 cash bond. He is currently lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

Jaden Platinum Dantzler


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