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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.

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