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Chelsea Police issue a summary of crimes in the city, usually on Monday evenings.

Ypsilanti man picked up for Chelsea bench warrant
On Feb. 9 at about 2:45 p.m., Chelsea police were dispatched to the Livingston County Courthouse to pick up a 30-year-old Ypsilanti man wanted in Chelsea for an outstanding bench warrant for a 2016 embezzlement case.

The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail where he will be held pending a court hearing before the judge on the case.

Woman finds purse, takes it to police department
On Jan. 30 at about 1:45 p.m., a woman found a purse on the sidewalk at the intersection of North Main and East Middle streets and brought it to the Chelsea Police Department.

The driver’s license inside was for a resident of Troy, but an attempt to find a phone number for the owner was unsuccessful.

Parking lot hit and run reported
On Jan. 30 at about 2:20 p.m., police were called to the 1100 block of South Main Street for a report of a hit and run involving a parked vehicle.

According to the police report, a vehicle was hit in the parking lot and the other vehicle fled the scene. It was described as an older model  Dodge Ram truck with tool boxes on the bed area. Local surveillance footage of the crash showed a clear image of the truck and the driver.

Further investigation revealed the driver to be a 60-year-old Grass Lake man and police were able to speak to him.

A warrant request will be sent to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash.

Identity stolen, brokerage account opened
On Jan. 31 at about 11 a.m., a woman contacted the police department to report that her identity had been stolen and a brokerage account had been opened in her name with the stolen information.

The victim told police she had not applied for this account and had no idea who may have opened it up. The account was closed and the case remains closed pending any further leads.

Fraudulent credit card account opened
On Feb. 1 at about 4:45 p.m., police were called to the 500 block of South East Street for a report of a credit card fraudulently opened in a resident’s name.

The victim said she’d been contacted by a financial institution regarding a recently opened credit card account that had been opened in her name.

No information on a suspect was available at the time of the report, but the account was believed to have been created using the Internet.

The case was closed pending any further leads.

Sunglasses stolen from West Middle Street store
On Jan. 26 at about 2:50 p.m., police were called to the 100 block of West Middle Street for a report of a “snatch and grab.”

The victim told police that a man entered the store, took a pair of sunglasses, and fled.

The suspect was seen getting into a green Honda, which went southbound on Main Street. Police located and stopped the vehicle on I-94 and the driver, a 48-year-old Jackson man, matched the suspect’s description, and was found to have a suspended driver’s license

During a search of the vehicle for possible larceny, three pairs of sunglasses were found with a value of more than $500.

The man was arrested and taken to the Chelsea Police Department for processing then released pending warrant authorization.

Store shoplifter caught, no charges sought
On Jan. 25 at about 11 a.m., police were called to the 1200 block of South Main Street for a report of shoplifting.

A 29-year-old Chelsea man was questioned by police after the victim said he’d seen the suspect acting suspicious. When confronted, the man was found to have stolen a small item from the store.

The victim did not want to press charges, rather he wanted the man not to return to the store. He was released and returned home.

No charges will be sought.

Cell phone stolen
On Jan. 24 at 1:50 p.m., police were called to the 1500 block of South Main Street for a report of a stolen cell phone.

The victim told police she believed a coworker had stolen her cell phone from her coat pocket in the employee break room. She told police the suspect, a 34-year-old Brooklyn woman, had asked to use the phone, and then left work early that day.

The victim noticed the phone was missing when she left to go home for the day. She told police she tried to call her missing cell phone and that the phone had been turned off. In addition, she said she also tried calling the suspect coworker, but her phone was not being answered, either.

The case remains open pending further investigation and interviews with the suspect and other witnesses to the incident.

Counterfeit currency reported
On Jan. 11 at about 9 a.m., police were called to the 1000 block of South Main Street for a report of counterfeit currency.

According to the police report, the victim told police that on Jan. 10 at about 6:50 p.m., two men were in line together and each paid for a $1 item with a $50 bill.

The bills appeared to be $1 bills that had been washed and had $50 printed on them; both bills had identical serial numbers.

According to the police report, the bills had not been determined to be counterfeit until the suspects had left the area.

Video surveillance revealed one suspect was a light-skinned black male wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, and suspect number two was described as being a thin-build black male wearing khaki pants, red shirt and wearing a light-colored handkerchief around his head and hair.

The counterfeit bills were taken as evidence and will be submitted to the US Secret Service for analysis.

The case was closed pending any further information on the identity of the suspects.

Identity theft reported
On Jan. 2 at about 3:40 p.m., police took a report from a resident in the 400 Block of Shiloh Drive of identity theft.

The male victim told people his identity had been used to open up a fraudulent ATT service account.

The case was closed pending any further identification on a suspect.

License plate stolen
On Jan. 4 at 7:25 p.m. police were called to the 300 block of Wilkinson Street for a report of a stolen license plate.

The victim told police that the plate had been stolen sometime between Dec. 31, 2017 and Jan. 4, 2018, but had no information on who may have stolen it.

The incident was closed due to lack of investigative leads.

Check forgery reported
On Dec. 15 at about 9:30 a.m., police were called to the 800 block of West Middle Street for a report of a check fraud/forgery.

The victim told police it was recently determined that three separate fraudulent checks had been made and forged and cashed.

According to the police report, these checks appeared to have been cashed at banks in Wayne County between Nov. 9-14.

The suspect has been identified as a 34-year-old Dearborn Heights woman.

The case remains open pending further investigation and review of the financial records from the suspects financial institution.

Ejection from hockey game leads to destruction of property
On Dec. 5 at about 10 p.m., police were called to the 500 block of Coliseum Drive for a malicious destruction of property complaint.

Upon arrival, police were told the suspect, a 23-year-old Jackson man, had been ejected from the hockey game for unsportsmanlike conduct.

According to the police report, the suspect took his team’s key to the locker room and went to get dressed. Upon leaving the locker room and exiting the facility, the suspect pulled the wall-mounted fire alarm, initiating a response by the Chelsea Fire Department.

Upon inspection of the locker room by the team and staff members, it was discovered that the suspect tore the sink off of the wall and broke the toilet in half as well as caused other damage in the locker room.

It was also discovered that money from the envelope in the locker room that was used to collect the team’s rink fees for the night, was also missing.

The case remains open pending interview of the suspect and submission of the case to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for criminal charges of malicious destruction of property and larceny from a building.

 


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3 Responses to “Police Blotter”

  1. Judy Kettunen says:

    An 86 year old man? At least they had the good sense to take him home. Was he confused? Lots of possibilities here with a person that age.

  2. Pat Longstreet says:

    Hi I noticed that in the blotter about the two men from Detroit who where found in their car with burglary tools, that they were denoted as being “black” men whereas in the other blotters (except where suspect is still at large) there is no reference to the person’s race or ethnicity. Seems like the race should either be omitted from the one blotter or should be included in all the blotters.

  3. Nancy Paul says:

    I agree with Pat that the inclusion of racial information should not be included only when one’s “blackness” is being emphasized. Gender, age and home/location is the only identifier in any of the other incidents.

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