Washtenaw County Sheriff – Dexter Patrol
3/16 ~Deputies responded to the Country Market (Dexter City)for a theft that had just occurred. A white male in his 40’s or 50’s came to one of the checkout lines and bought some lottery tickets. He also hid a bottle of whiskey behind the cash register so the clerk could not see it. After purchasing the lotto tickets he grabbed the bottle of alcohol and left the store without paying for it. The suspect was gone prior to arrival and has yet to be identified.
3/19 ~Deputies went to the 100 block of Jackson Industrial Drive for the report of a possible break in. The victim came into work and noticed that someone had tried to smash in the front glass door to the business. A large brick was found outside of the door but the glass would not completely break and no entry was gained. There are no suspects at this time.
3/22 ~Deputies responded to the 3200 block of Alpine Street (Dexter City) for the report of a theft. The victim went into the building and left his wallet inside accidentally. He later got a call from an employee who stated that his wallet had been turned in. When he went to pick it up he noticed that the cash that was in the wallet was gone. No suspects have been identified at this point.
Chelsea City Police
3/22 ~3:05pm, The Chelsea Police Department responded and took reports for multiple larceny from auto complaints .from the area of Taylor, Maywood, Pierce and Lincoln Streets. All are within the same neighborhood area. The thefts were all believed to have taken place during the evening of March 21 through the early morning hours of March 22. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicles and no one had observed a suspect(s) in the area. Various items were reported missing ranging from some loose change in the vehicle, sunglasses, prescription medication and some headphones. Multiple other area residents called to mention that they believed their vehicles had been entered and may have had items missing but some people opted not to make an official report about the incident.
3/25 ~12:04am, officers observed a vehicle pull in to a parking lot abruptly and attempt to make a U-Turn and then stop prior to pulling out of the drive. The officers observed the driver for a period of time and eventually activated their emergency lights and made contact with the driver, determined to be a 52-year-old Brooklyn woman. Upon making contact with the driver the officer noted that the driver appeared to be distraught over some personal matters going on in her life. The officer suspected the driver to be under the influence of alcohol and when asked if she had been drinking this evening she stated that she had been. The officer suspected the driver to be above the legal limit and asked her to step out of the vehicle to perform some standard field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the tests the driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver refused to submit to a blood draw for chemical analysis so a search warrant was obtained. The subject was transported by ambulance for an unrelated medical issue. Case open pending laboratory analysis by the Michigan State Police crime lab and review by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
3/26 ~8am, While on a report of a hit and run crash that occurred involving a silver in color Chevrolet Impala that struck a GMC Terrain and left the scene. While looking for the suspect vehicle it was located in a nearby parking lot. Upon making contact with the driver, a 22-year-old Manchester man. A computer check revealed the subject had a suspended driver’s license and was currently wanted on some traffic related warrants out of Blackman Township. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Jackson County line to meet with Blackman Township Police. No charges will be requested by our department due to the minor amount of damage to the vehicles involved.
*On a side note residents are urged to remember to lock their vehicles and remove valuables from their vehicles; especially during the overnight hours when these incidents tend to happen.
Washtenaw County Sheriff – Manchester Patrol
3/17 ~A deputy conducted five liquor inspections to precede the observance of the St. Patrick’s holiday. All establishments were compliant except minor administrative issues.
3/21 ~A report of a house fire was received in the 400 block of Territorial Street. The deputy responded as did Manchester Township Fire Department. The fire was extinguished and the scene turned over to the Fire Department for evaluation and security. At this time the fire is reportedly accidental in nature.