58-year-old Chelsea man arrested for drunk driving
On Sept. 22, at about 6:10 p.m., police were called to the 500 block of South Main Street for a report of a drunk driver.
Police found a 58-year-old Chelsea man in the parking lot of a local establishment behind the wheel of his vehicle.
According to the police report, a strong odor of alcohol was emanating from the driver and it was determined he was highly intoxicated.
“Due to the driver’s physical state and his inability to stand upright no field sobriety tests were performed,” the police report states.
He was arrested, transported to Chelsea hospital for a blood draw and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail.
The case remains open pending laboratory analysis by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.
Bank robber arrested
On Sept. 21 at about 2:06 p.m., police responded to an armed bank robbery in the 1400 block of South Main Street.
The suspect was described as a white male in his 30’s with a camo hat, facial hair, and a pair of sunglasses. He reportedly entered the bank and approached a teller and produced a note indicating that he had a gun and demanded all of the money in the drawers.
No gun was observed by the teller but the employee complied with the suspect’s demands before he fled the building heading southbound on foot. Images from the bank were distributed and the robber was identified as a 38-year-old Grand Ledge man.
He was arrested in Eaton County by Michigan State Police and other local law enforcement agencies and taken to Eaton County Jail where he will be held on unrelated outstanding warrants.
Larceny from vehicles on Commerce Park Drive
Police were called to the 1600 block of Commerce Park Drive on Sept. 19 at about 9 a.m. for a report of a larceny from a vehicle, and to the 1500 block of Commerce Park Drive at about 8:45 the same day for another report of larceny from a vehicle.
In both cases, the victims told police that they had parked their vehicles in the lots on Sept. 18 between 8 and 9 p.m. and when they returned to the vehicle about 9 a.m. the next day, the driver side window was smashed out and their in-dash GPS and radio units had been forcefully removed from the dashboard.
Suspect wanted for Chelsea warrant arrested by Pittsfield police
On Sept. 18 at about 4 p.m., Chelsea Police were informed by the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety that they’d arrested a 35-year-old Clinton man for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
While doing a routine computer check, police found the suspect had a warrant out of Chelsea for failing to appear on a charge of driving under the influence.
The suspect was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail where he will be held pending arraignment on the charge.
Counterfeit currency discovered
On Sept. 9 at about 7:15 p.m., police were called to the 1500 block of South Main Street for a report of counterfeit currency.
According to the police report, the victim said three to four black males came into the store and purchased a variety of small items and each of them paid with $20 dollar bills.
When the suspects left the store, the manager became suspicious and went back to the cash drawer and further examined the bills and determined that they were counterfeit.
The suspects were seen driving a newer model Dodge Charger with a Michigan plate.
The suspects also went to a business in the 1100 block of South Main Street and repeated the same type of exchanges but the counterfeit bills were not discovered until the next day by a bank.
The case remains under investigation.
Alcohol suspected in vehicle crash
On Sept. 2 at about 9:50 p.m., police were called to the intersection of North Freer and Dexter-Chelsea roads for a report of a car accident.
The suspect, a 70-year-old Chelsea man had reportedly left the scene of the accident, according to the police report, and police believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The suspect was located and transported to Chelsea Hospital for a blood draw to determine the driver’s level of intoxication.
The case remains open pending laboratory analysis by the Michigan State Police crime lab and warrant review by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s office.
Registration sticker stolen from license plate
On Aug. 28 about 7:45 p.m., police were called to the 20000 block of W. Old US-12 for a report of a larceny of a registration tab sticker off from a parked vehicle’s license plate.
The caller told people he saw the 62-year-old Chelsea man ride his bicycle into the parking lot and stop his bicycle between two parked vehicles. He watched as the suspect removed the 2016 registration tab from a Ford Explorer, and took photos of the theft.
The suspect denied the theft when speaking with police, but he was wanted on a warrant from Jackson Police Department for failing to appear on a driving on a suspended license charge.
The man was arrested, a search warrant was issued, but the missing registration sticker was not found. The suspect was transported to the I-94 and Clear Lake Road exit and turned over to the Jackson police.
The case remains open and police are still looking for the owner of the vehicle.
Domestic assault arrest made
On Aug. 16 at about 4 p.m., Chelsea Police were called to the 500 block of N. Main Street for a report of a domestic disturbance.
After speaking to the two people involved, a 41-year-old Chelsea woman was arrested for domestic assault and transported to Washtenaw County Jail where she will be held until her arraignment.
A misdemeanor charge of domestic assault was authorized by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ypsilanti man arrested for DUI
Police stopped a 24-year-old Ypsilanti man on Aug. 15 at the intersection of East Old US 12 and South Main Street at 3:10 a.m. and arrested him for a DUI.
Chelsea Police were alerted to the man who was driving a white sedan by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies had received a call about a driver who might be operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
Chelsea Police saw the driver come to a stop well before the stop line at the intersection of E. Old US 12 and S. Main Street and pulled him over.
Officers requested that the driver perform standard field sobriety tests, and the driver was found to be drunk. He was arrested and taken to Washtenaw County Jail where he will be held until his blood alcohol level went below the legal limit.
Scio Township man arrested
On Aug. 12 at about 11:46 a.m., Chelsea Police responded to the 100 block of S. Main Street and arrested a 33-year-old Scio Township man who was drunk and on probation.
The man was taken to the Dexter substation of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to a deputy.
31-year-old Grass Lake woman charged with DUI and resisting arrest
On Aug. 12 at about 1:35 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Main Street, police were called to a store where a 31-year-old Grass Lake woman was believed to be drunk and arguing with staff.
Upon arrival, police smelled alcohol on her breath and saw several bottles of alcohol sitting in plain view in her vehicle, including an empty bottle of wine and vodka and a half full bottle that was labeled as vodka.
The woman admitted that she had consumed some of the alcohol while driving around earlier in the evening. She was arrested and put in the back of the patrol car and refused to comply with the blood alcohol analysis via a blood draw.
The officers requested and were granted a search warrant for her blood, and the suspect was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.
The case remains open pending laboratory analysis by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.
An additional charge of “resisting a law enforcement officer” will be added for not complying with the officer once she was already placed under arrest and handcuffed.
Domestic disturbance reported
Chelsea Police responded to west North Street and North Main on Aug. 1 at about 6:24 p.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance between a male and a female.
According to the police report, the two had an on-again, off-again relationship and the 17-year-old Chelsea boy told police he and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument that got physical.
Both the boy and the girl blamed each other for starting the fight.
The 17-year-old boy was arrested for domestic assault and was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.
Upon review by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, the charges were dismissed “due to the inability to determine who the initial aggressor in the fight was and conflicting statements” from the two teens.
Front window of business on South Main Street smashed
On July 31, at about 5:03 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm in the 1100 block of South Main
Street and found the front window of the building was smashed out but there were no suspects in the area.
Security camera footage showed a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt carrying what looks like a blue cloth bag. He was seen smashing the front window, rummaged through the store and attempting to steal items, then fleeing the store through the front door.
It’s unknown if he left the scene on foot or in a vehicle.
The case remains open.
Items stolen from car parked in 300 block of North Main Street
Chelsea Police were called to the 300 block of North Main Street for a report of a larceny from an auto.
The victim told police that he parked his vehicle on Friday, July 17 at about 12:30 a.m. and when he returned at 7 a.m., the rear window was pulled from its track and his laptop and other items were missing.
The case is closed pending further leads.