A 25-year-old man was arrested Jan. 22 after he allegedly stole a school bus in Detroit and was involved in a morning hit-and-run accident on the freeway as he drove to an apartment complex near Martin and Hoover.
According to Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department, patrol officers took the man into custody after a woman saw him exit a bus and recognized him as her neighbor. Mills said Michigan State Police were now handling the case.
MSP troopers were reportedly dispatched earlier in the morning to the scene of a hit-and-run crash on southbound I-75 near Warren Avenue in Detroit. Another driver reportedly told police the bus struck his vehicle and was able to provide its license plate information.
According to a media release issued by Lt. Michael Shaw, public information officer for the MSP’s Second District, the charter bus was identified as operated by Safeway Transportation Co. The bus was reported stolen at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 22 from a vehicle yard in Detroit. The driver reportedly started the bus to warm the engine and left it running and unattended. The release stated the bus was gone when the driver returned.
The bus was fitted with a GPS locator and police eventually tracked it to the apartment complex.
The investigation remained ongoing but police said the suspect, a Warren resident, apparently suffered from mental illness. He was reportedly transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital for medical attention.
The MSP issued an advisory reminding the public to use caution while warming vehicles in cold weather conditions.
“Criminals will travel through neighborhoods and shopping centers looking for unattended, unlocked running vehicles in an attempt to steal them,” the MSP release stated.
- 30 DAYS
- Brothers start nonprofit activity program for children with special needs - Ferndale
- Ride to explore sights of St. Clair Shores - St. Clair Shores
- BHS junior’s personal essay brings national writing recognition - Berkley
- Local families participate in kidney walk - Macomb Township
- Decades of Dress features ageless fashion - Rochester Hills
- Local church program expands to transitional housing projects in Detroit - Hazel Park
- Sterling Heights teen to sing in Nashville — and at Sterlingfest - Sterling Heights
- BHS recognized as one of the most challenging high schools in the state - Berkley
- Auto accident critically injures Stevenson student - Sterling Heights
- Stevenson student dies after M-53 accident - Sterling Heights
- Sheriff shares latest developments in fatal Stony Creek crash - Shelby Township
- Three 17-year-olds die in single-vehicle crash at park - Shelby Township
- Madison district plans next phase of consolidated campus - Madison Heights
- Young boy shot in head - Clinton Township