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Prosecuting Attorney
Peter J. Lucido

Auto Theft UNIT

Our mission is to protect victims and reduce crimes from carjacking, vehicle theft, and vehicle fraud which results in lower insurance rates for all Macomb County residents.

The Auto Theft Unit of the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office consists of an assistant prosecutor whose sole responsibility is the prosecution of serious auto theft and auto theft related cases, such as insurance fraud, auto theft rings, and other related classes of crimes. This unit prosecutes serious offenders from warrant authorization through sentencing. The Auto Theft Prosecutor acts as legal advisor to the Macomb Auto Theft Squad (M.A.T.S.), Michigan State Police Auto Theft Task Forces, and local departments on matters such as search warrants, the development of evidence against organized crime rings, and potential seizures under civil forfeiture laws, such as the Chop Shop Act.

The Auto Theft unit is funded with a grant from the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) with support from the Macomb County Board of Commissioners.


Chief of the Auto Theft Unit: John Paul Hunt



Auto Theft Information

  • Macomb Auto Theft Squad (MATS) (586) 469-6491
  • Michigan Arson Prevention Committee - Reward hot line 1(800) 44-ARSON -
  • H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) - 1-(800) 242-HEAT -