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Man arrested after attempted vehicle theft

Bloomfield Township police arrested a 57-year-old man during the early morning of Tuesday, March 21, after being called to a home in the 5000 block of Woodlands Estates Drive on reports of a possible automobile theft.

After witnessing the man approach a white Jeep Cherokee and reach for the driver-side handle, a man walking by shined a light on the suspect before he fled, and the passerby called police.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to locate the suspect and speak to him about the suspicious circumstance. The 57-year-old, Gene Raymond Arnold, was discovered walking eastbound on Lone Pine Road near Deep Wood Road, and was immediately ordered to stop by police. Instead he ran southbound on Deepwood Road and into the wooded area behind a residence, where police again identified themselves and ordered Arnold to stop. He refused all officers’ commands and continued running.

Arnold was eventually caught and taken into custody.

On March 22 he was arraigned and charged with obstruction and resisting, and issued a $10,000 cash bond.

During the time of the arrest, Arnold was out on bond from the 47th District Court for receiving and concealing stolen property – a motor vehicle. He has an extensive record dating back to 1983.

Police said that when he was arrested they discovered a few pieces of unique property. If anyone in the area may have been a possible victim, or had their vehicle rummaged through overnight on March 20 into March 21, please contact Bloomfield Township Detective Huizdos at 248.433.7763.


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