Two Detroit men charged, so far, in Pinckney car dealership break in – Daily Press & Argus

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PINCKNEY — Suspected vehicle thieves are facing felony charges following a Sunday morning break in at a Pinckney car dealership.

As of Wednesday afternoon, two Detroit men have been charged with felonies in Livingston County 53rd District Court. Police also arrested a juvenile male, who is expected to face charges.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, Pinckney police were dispatched to the Pinckney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealership on the 1200 block of E. Main St./M-36 in the village, according to a release.

Pinckney Police Chief Jeff Garrison told The Daily on Wednesday, that a group of as many as six suspects stole four vehicles and “ransacked” the inside of the dealership looking for keys.

“As officers responded to the area, a car was stopped on Kirkland Court by Pinckney PD,” police officials said in the release. “As soon as the officer activated the overhead patrol car lights, three new Dodge vehicles fled the area at a high rate of speed.”

Police said the car that was stopped on Kirkland Court was a newer Chevrolet.

Pinckney police were assisted by Brighton police, who stopped a white Dodge Charger that was stolen from the dealership. Michigan State Police stopped another vehicle.

“Officers found that subjects had broken into Pinckney Chrysler and took numerous sets of keys to new cars,” police said in the release. “One of the vehicles was used to ram the gate and the other vehicles were driven off the lot.”

Two suspects were arraigned on charges on Tuesday, March 12.

Desean Lamar Stanley, an 18-year-old Detroit man, was charged with 12 felony counts, according to a Wednesday update from Pinckney police officials. His bond was set at $500,000.

Armarion Antreillo-Doug Gaskin, a 21-year-old Detroit man, was charged with one felony count, and his bond was set at $25,000, according to the update.

Both Stanley and Gaskin are scheduled for a probable cause hearing on March 19 in front of Judge Shauna Murphy.

A 17-year-old male from Warren was also involved, according to the release. Police are seeking charges through the juvenile court system.

Garrison said three other suspects are under investigation, as of Wednesday.

He also said three of the four stolen cars have been recovered.

One of the four cars, which belonged to a customer, was stolen from a mechanic’s hoist in the dealership’s on-site repair shop, it was recovered by police in Detroit.

Police found a Dodge Charger behind the dealership on the Mike Levine Lakelands Trail. Suspects had “staged it” there to steal it.

“I think there’s still one out,” Garrison said. “The Chrysler dealership is checking their inventory.”

He said suspects broke in through a rear door by breaking the door’s window. They also damaged property inside the dealership while they were looking for keys.

“We’re still investigating (additional suspects)” he said. “I’m hoping additional charges on additional people will be forthcoming quickly.”

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While it is unknown if the Pinckney incident is related to other “similar” thefts at car dealerships in other communities outside the county, Garrison said he suspects police investigations might uncover a connection.

“At the same time this was happening, and we were arresting and chasing these guys, the same thing in the exact same manner was happening in Dearborn,” he said. “I don’t know if these two groups are connected. That’s what the investigation will show.”

He said other recent incidences at car dealerships have been reported in other communities in the state.

Contact reporter Jennifer Eberbach at [email protected]

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