A rash of recent vehicle break-ins may have been halted in Lake Township with the arrest two men by a township police officer.
Brandon J. Cervantez, 19, Northwood, was charged Aug. 17 with three counts of complicity to theft and Chad Luce, 23, Toledo, was charged four counts of theft and one count of criminal trespassing.
Patrolman Nick Hannan observed the two on bikes about 2:45 a.m. on Walbridge Road. While he was talking with the men a Waltham Road resident came upon them and reported a vehicle had been broken into.
Hannan’s report said Cervantez and Luce became very nervous while he was talking with them.
Since early August, several vehicles have been hit.
In the Plumey and Owen roads area, there were four vehicles broken into on Aug. 10. A GPS system, CDs, prescription sunglasses, and clothing were reported stolen.
A wallet was reported missing from a vehicle the day before.
A resident of the 4000 block of Frey Road on Aug. 2 reported the theft of a car stereo. A car stereo was reported stolen Aug. 11 by a Lakeview Drive resident.
Police Chief Mark Hummer reported the arrests while giving his monthly department report at the Aug. 17 meeting of the township trustees.
A few residents in the audience cheered after he spoke.