Police Blotter – Dexter, Manchester, Chelsea

Washtenaw County Sheriff

Dexter Patrol

4/13 ~ 8000 block of Main St (Dexter City) a vehicle owner parked his car in a parking lot overnight.  When he came out the next morning he noticed that someone had stolen one of his tires.  The suspect jacked up the car and removed the tire prior to fleeing the scene.  There are no suspects at this time.
4/14 ~6600 block of Jackson Ave (Scio Twp) deputies were dispatched to the area for the report of a disorderly subject driving around.  Deputies located the vehicle and made contact with the driver who appeared intoxicated.  Field sobriety tests confirmed his intoxication and he was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.  Driver was a 62 year old male from Ypsilanti.

4/16 ~Dexter Chelsea Rd/Lima Center Rd Lima Township, at approximately 12:10pm, deputies responded to the area of Dexter Chelsea Rd and Lima Center Rd for a suspicious vehicle. Deputies located a badly burned vehicle with no one near the vehicle. The case is under investigation.

4/18 ~ 9900 block of Huron River Drive (Webster Twp) an owner had left an enclosed trailer on his property that contained an ATV and other items.  At some point during the night prior to this date, someone opened the trailer and stole the ATV.  There are no suspects at this time.

Washtenaw County Sheriff

Manchester Patrol

4/14 ~A deputy took a report of a disorderly person in the 100 block of East Main Street.  A customer was arguing with a clerk over a lottery ticket.  The incident was resolved and disorderly person advised on recourse for the incident.

4/16 ~A report of an animal problem was taken in the 100 block of East Duncan Street.  A deceased deer was located in the back yard.  Village DPW workers assisted in the removal and it was determined that the deer was injured severely, likely from being hit by a car, before succumbing to the injuries.

~A report of an assault was made in the 20000 block of Dutch Drive.  The case remains under investigation.

~A report of a Larceny was made in the 200 block of Ann Arbor Street.  The property was located and returned to the owner.

4/19 ~The Manchester Red Barrel was emptied of its contents.  Over 16 pounds of pills were packaged for destruction.

Chelsea City Police

4/16 ~4:59pm, officers responded to the 1100 block of South Main Street for the report of a fraud/swindle that had occurred earlier in the day. The complainant stated that they had received a phone call from an individual purporting to be from DTE Energy and they advised them that their power to the business would be cut off if they did not receive payment for the past due amount of $1,000.00 immediately. The complainant stated that she was in fear of the power being shut off and made a rash decision to go to the local CVS Pharmacy as directed by the caller and purchased a pre-paid Green Dot Money Card. The complainant was directed to give the PIN number activation code to the caller. A short time later the suspect scammer tried calling again and tried to solicit more money to keep the power on but by then the complainant realized that it was a scam and did not comply any further.

4/18 ~12:30am, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Commerce Park Drive for the report of a suspicious vehicle that was in the parking lot running and occupied by an unknown number of people. Upon arrival the officers made contact with the occupants of the vehicle; determined to be three female subjects. The officers questioned the subjects as to their purpose for being in the lot and one indicated that they were a current guest in the area and she was just talking to some friends while one of the females let their dog out to walk and go to the bathroom. A computer check of all of the females indicated a valid Felony warrant for one of the females out of Blackman Township for Forgery. The suspect, a 33- year-old Dexter woman, was placed under arrest and was turned over to the Blackman Township Department of Public Safety where she will be lodged pending arraignment on the charge. The other female subjects were released from the scene without incident.

4/19 ~5:22pm, officers responded to the 1100 block of South Main Street for a report of a stolen vehicle complaint. The complainant stated that on April 17 at 7:15am an unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle that was parked on the lot and drove off with it. The complainant did not report the incident initially because they were unaware the vehicle was missing from the lot. The vehicle that was stolen was reported to be a light brown 2004 Dodge Ram ¾ ton four door pickup truck. The case remains open pending further investigation and review of local video surveillance footage of the area. The vehicle was entered into the National Crime Computer as being stolen.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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