There are good neighbors and there are great neighbors.
A Ferndale woman, whose name has not been released, surely qualifies as the latter. She caught an alleged thief in the act of stealing a UPS package from the porch in her Pleasant Ridge neighborhood and alerted police, the Daily Tribune reports.
When Ferndale police arrested the suspect – Adeus Turner, 29, of Oak Park – he was in possession of mail from several mailboxes in the Pleasant Ridge area. Package thefts from residents’ porches have been a persistent problem in Ferndale and surrounding communities in recent months.
Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson said the woman gave police both the suspect’s location and a description as he walked down the street carrying the UPS package the witness saw him take.
When a Ferndale police officer caught up with Turner Tuesday afternoon, he struggled and broke free when the officer fell on the ice. A short chase ensued, with the suspect running into yards and jumping fences between Drayton and Woodland streets.
He was eventually apprehended when police found him hiding in a garage in the 300 block of East Woodland. Police found in his possession mail from several mailboxes in the Ferndale and and a package containing boxer briefs.
Turner was arraigned Wednesday in Ferndale 43rd District Court on a charge of larceny of less than $200. Bond was set at $1,000 cash. His next court appearance is Feb. 1.He is reportedly on parole after serving prison time for burglary and felony firearm violations, the newspaper said.