Shiny stuff: Parolee popped pinching detective’s hubcap

Nov 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Gold Star Parolee
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REGION: Police: Parolee caught stealing hub cap from detective’s car

By MICHAEL P. McCONNELL

A parolee may be going back to prison after police say he was caught stealing a hub cap off a Royal Oak detective’s vehicle in Madison Heights.

“The detective caught him in the act,” said Madison Heights Police Lt. Robert Anderson.

Norville A. Bolden, 43, of Detroit was arraigned Tuesday before Madison Heights 43rd District Court on misdemeanor charges of larceny from auto and driving on a suspended license. He is jailed on $2,020 cash bond.

A Royal Oak detective parked his GMC Envoy in the lot at Lowes, 434 W. 12 Mile Road, in Madison Heights then came out to find the suspect by the vehicle about 12:40 p.m. Monday, police said.

As the detective exited the store he noticed a silver Pontiac parked at a 45-degree angle to his vehicle, police said.

“As the detective got closer he could see someone squatting down between the two vehicles,” Anderson said. “He saw the suspect stand up suddenly, get into the Pontiac and drive off.”

Police said the detective then noticed that a chrome center hub cap was missing from the left front wheel of his vehicle.

The detective notified Royal Oak Police dispatch of the incident to alert area departments and got in his GMC to look for the suspect, police said.

The detective found the suspect driving in a parking lot near 12 Mile and John R outside Kmart and Madison Heights Police were alerted.

Madison Heights Police arrived and arrested Bolden.

“We found the stolen hub cap in the suspect’s car,” Anderson said.

Michigan Department of Corrections records show Bolden’s criminal history goes back to 1989 and includes convictions for armed robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. He also has multiple convictions for auto-related thefts and fleeing police.

Bolden was paroled from prison most recently in June 2012.

He is scheduled for a pretrial hearing in Madison Heights District Court at 8 a.m. Dec. 10.

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2 Comments to “Shiny stuff: Parolee popped pinching detective’s hubcap”

  1. pacovilla says:

    D’you mean prisons aren’t really full of petty thieves and potheads?

  2. Bob Walsh says:

    And he may be the first person in 20 years to actually go to prison for stealing a hubcap.

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