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Three suspected thieves were arraigned Tuesday after they allegedly broke into several cars early Tuesday in Chesterfield Township.

According to police, a resident in the 47400 block of Gallus called police around 3 a.m. Tuesday to report suspicious people walking in the area.

“When officers confronted the men they could not explain what they were doing outside on foot in the frigid weather and could not explain where they were,” police said in a statement Wednesday. “One of the men told the officers that the trio was ‘coming from a party’ and pointed ‘over there,’ but could not give a street or a homeowner’s name.”

Demarko Woods, 18, of Port Huron; Nevin Supal, 19, of Clay Township; and Latrel Gamez, 18, of Clinton Township were found on Mecury Lane. They were arraigned Tuesday in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.

Officers said Supal was carrying a green canvas bag containing several rounds of live 12-gauge shotgun ammunition.

“Supal had no logical explanation as to why he was carrying shotgun shells or where they came from,” police said.

Police said the men were separated and admitted to breaking into several parked vehicles in the areas of 23 Mile and D.W. Seaton and 24 Mile and Sass. The men were arrested and officers recovered several stolen items the suspects had in their jackets including medications, cash and a Garmin GPS. Most of the property was returned to the owners.

Investigators later learned the men were acquainted and had decided to go to random neighborhoods to check for unlocked cars containing valuables.

Police believe there were more people involved as getaway drivers who possibly fled in a white Dodge Intrepid.

Woods and Gamez each were charged with breaking and entering a vehicle — property less than $200, a 93-day misdemeanor; and conspiracy to breaking and entering a vehicle, a one-year misdemeanor and held in the Macomb County Jail on a $4,000 bond.

Supal was charged with larceny from a motor vehicle, a five-year felony, and conspiracy to commit larceny from a vehicle, a five-year felony. He was held in the Macomb County Jail on a $7,000 bond.

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