Police: Man charged after taking items from unlocked lockers at fitness center
Livonia police say they have arrested a man accused of stealing items from a local gym locker room.
Police say they arrested Daniel Edwards, 27, of Plymouth earlier this month after they say he entered unlocked lockers at Planet Fitness, 37685 Five Mile, on multiple occasions and took items left inside them by gym patrons.
Capt. Ron Taig of the Livonia Police Department said they were informed by a patron at the gym, which is open 24 hours a day, that someone had gone into their locker and then used their keys to access their vehicle in the parking lot. After police were contacted, they spoke with employees at the fitness center, who provided security footage to police which assisted their investigation.
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He was later arrested and arraigned on three misdemeanors in Livonia’s 16th District Court, including two counts of larceny under $200 and another on fraud scheme, a charge that came after Edwards used a credit card reportedly taken from one of the vehicles, Taig said. He was given a $6,000/10-percent bond. Online jail records do not show him as an inmate in the Wayne County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.
Taig said it’s also believed Edwards is a suspect in a few other larceny cases in Livonia, including at LA Fitness, 30273 Plymouth, as well as a possible theft of an item at Panchero’s Mexican Grill, 17390 Haggerty, both taking place in 2015.
If convicted, he faces up to 93 days in jail on the misdemeanor counts.
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