Hills Police arrest three connected to thefts from vehicles

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with multiple thefts from vehicles in Farmington Hills.

Police released details of the charges they face, noting that all vehicles targeted were unlocked.

“Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles, and do not leave valuables in plain sight,” Police Chief Chuck Nebus said. “By taking these simple steps and reporting any suspicious activity, such crimes can be significantly reduced.”

Terrance Orlando West, 18, of Farmington Hills, was arrested and charged on August 12 with two counts of felony larceny from a motor vehicle and one count of misdemeanor breaking and entering a vehicle with intent to steal property at The Retreat of Farmington Hills Apartment complex.

On August 27, Devlynn Neal Portscheller, 19, of Livonia, was arrested in the area of Dohany Street and Power Road. Arresting officers found that he had property from three Farmington Hills vehicles. Portscheller was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of larceny and one misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

A 13-year-old also arrested in connection with the same crimes will be petitioned through the Oakland County Probate Court.

Police ask anyone with information about any of these crimes to contact the Command Desk, 248-871-2610.