Scio Twp Police Report, March 2021
From the Washtenaw Co Sheriff's Office
During March 2021, there were 723 calls for service (including traffic stops). Deputies conducted 240 traffic stops during this time, with 41 citations issued.
Noteworthy events in Scio Township during last month include:
On March 9, deputies responded to the 2900 block of W Delhi Road for a residential alarm. Upon arrival, Deputies found the rear door kicked in. Deputies checked the interior of the home but found nobody inside. Deputies contacted the homeowner, who responded and confirmed that nearly $95,000 worth of jewelry had been stolen from the residence. Deputies were able to collect evidence from the residence's exterior for possible suspect identification at a later date.
On March 9, deputies responded to the 1000 block of N Wagner Road for a similar incident. The caller indicated that the alarm had gone off while they were away and that a neighbor reported seeing a cream-colored car in the driveway. Upon arrival at the residence with the homeowner, Deputies found that the front door had been kicked in and miscellaneous jewelry was scattered along the front walkway. Deputies located a key piece of evidence in the driveway that led them to a suspect in Walker, Michigan. Deputies have served several subpoenas for cellphone records to identify additional suspects. Deputies continue to investigate, and no charges have been filed.
On March 10, deputies responded to the 6400 block of Jackson Road for retail fraud. The complainant advised that a heavy-set black male had stolen a pack of security cameras and fled in a green SUV. The complainant advised that the same subject has been suspected of stealing other items from the store in the past. Deputies obtained surveillance video of the subject inside the store and the suspect's vehicle. No suspect has been identified.
Throughout the month, Deputies have responded to several complaints of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles. Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise nationwide due to the rising cost of metals. Whenever possible, park vehicles in an enclosed garage or area secured by a fence.