Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Teen facing charges in thefts from parked cars

Kevin William Chenevare-Lowery, Jr.
A 19-year-old Ypsilanti man is facing multiple criminal charges in connection with thefts from parked vehicles in Canton Township.
Kevin William Chenevare-Lowery, Jr. was arraigned on one felony and two misdemeanor charges in 35th District Court Dec. 6 following his arrest by Canton Township Police Dec. 5. Officers had been investigating a recent increase of thefts from vehicles in the Geddes and Beck road area and were contacted last Thursday by a local resident who observed suspicious behavior recorded on  exterior home security cameras.

Officers arrived at the home,  reviewed the recordings and then immediately searched the area with the assistance of a K-9 team from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office. The search led to the discovery and arrest of the suspect. During the investigation, police officers also located a stolen vehicle parked in the area.
Following his arrest, Chenevare-Lowery,  Jr.  was detained in police custody pending case review by the Wayne County Prosecutor's office.
That review led to charges of receiving and concealing a stolen motor vehicle, a 5-year felony and two counts of larceny less than $200, each a 93-day misdemeanor.
The defendant's bond was set at $1,000, or 10 percent surety, and the court required him to wear a GPS tether. His next scheduled court appearance will be in 35th District Court on Dec. 20.