Dream Cruise theft probe leads to Detroit chop shop
Six people were arrested in Detroit on Thursday in an investigation into a chop shop that authorities believe was connected to car thefts at the recent Woodward Dream Cruise.
Three adults and three juveniles, all males, were tracked to a home on Cheyenne Street on the city’s west side, said Sgt. Cassandra Lewis, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.
Investigators still are seeking a suspect. A description was not released Thursday night.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-242-HEAT.
Several auto parts were found at the chop shop, but authorities still are investigating whether any are from cars reported stolen during last month’s Dream Cruise, Lewis said.
The thefts reported the weekend of Aug. 15-16 included a red 1966 Corvette taken in Birmingham and a black 1966 Chevelle 300 Deluxe missing from Bloomfield Hills. Detroit police in August located a replica 1971 Chevy Z28 Camaro that belongs to the founder of Papa John’s pizza chain. The car was found on Pierson on the city’s west side a day after it was reported stolen.
Dearborn police believe the Detroit chop shop members could also have been responsible for car thefts from the Ford plant in that city, Lewis said. An investigation is ongoing.