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GPS taken from vehicle on Wilkinson Street
On Jan. 14 at about 4 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of Wilkinson Street for a report of a larceny from auto complaint.

According to the police report, the victim told police she parked her vehicle in the 300 block of Wilkinson Street on Jan. 7 at around 2 p.m. and when she returned to her vehicle on Jan. 10 around 1:45 p.m., she noticed that her portable GPS  was missing.

There were no signs of forced entry and the case is closed pending any further leads.

Items stolen from truck on Commerce Park Drive
On Jan. 10 at about 5:20 p.m., police were told about a larceny from an auto complaint that took place in the 1600 block of Commerce Park Dr.

The victim told police that he parked his work truck on Jan. 4 in a parking lot in the 1600 block of Commerce Park Drive and when he returned to his vehicle the following morning, he noticed that a portable generator and a Dewalt demo hammer were missing.

The items were left unsecured in the bed of the pickup truck.

The victim said he had been out of the area when he noticed the missing items, and had not returned to Chelsea until recently.

The case is closed pending any further leads.

Flags stolen from home on Washington Street

On Jan. 5 at about 10:30 a.m., police were called to the 200 block of Washington Street for a report of a larceny from the front porch of a residence.

The victim told police that between 9 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, an unknown suspect or suspects stole two large flags that were displayed on the front of the homeowner’s house, according to the police report.

An area canvass was done and police were not able to get any further information about the suspects.

The case was closed pending any further evidence.

Chelsea man arrested for suspected DUI
On Jan. 1 at about 1 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Main Street, police saw a black SUV hit a curb while traveling westbound on Old US 12.

According to the police report, the officer followed the vehicle and observed it cross the double yellow line before stopping it in a parking lot in the 1500 block of South Main Street.

The 29-year-old Chelsea man told police he’d just left a New Year’s celebration and had had 3-4 drinks.

The driver performed standard field sobriety tests but refused to take a portable breath test and would not agree to a blood test to determine his alcohol level. The man was arrested and jailed for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and a search warrant was obtained for a sample of the driver’s blood.

Vehicles broken into
On Dec. 28 at about 2 p.m., police were called back to the station for a larceny from an auto complaint that took place between Dec. 22-27 while the vehicle was parked.

The vehicle’s owner told police that someone broke into the vehicle and took a few small items.

On Dec. 27 at about 12:45 p.m. in the 50 block of Butternut Court, police were called to investigate a larceny from an auto complaint.

The victim told police that the vehicle had been parked on Christmas Day. On Dec. 27, it was discovered that two vehicles had been broken into and a wallet, two ipods and other small items had been taken.

Police were also called to the 20 block of Butternut Court on Dec. 27 for another car break-in report that took place between Dec. 26-27. A purse and other miscellaneous items were taken.

The cases remain open pending further investigation.

Stolen vehicle found in Jackson County
On Dec. 27 at about 8:50 a.m. in the 600 block of South Main Street police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle.

The victim told police that between the evening of Dec. 22 and Dec. 26, the vehicle had been taken. The vehicle was eventually located via its GPS in Jackson County.

The case remains open pending warrant authorization by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

Grass Lake woman arrested for DUI
On Dec. 27 at about 8:20 a.m., police were called to the 200 Block of South Street for a medical assist involving an unresponsive female subject passed out in the driver’s seat of a car with a needle stuck in her arm.

Police spoke to the 24-year-old Grass Lake woman who had since regained consciousness and found suspected heroin along with other illicit prescription narcotics, according to the police report.

The woman was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and transported to the Chelsea Hospital for a blood draw then was turned over to her mother.

The case remains open pending laboratory analysis of the blood and the suspected narcotics.

Building broken into on South Main Street
On Dec. 26 at about 7:25 p.m. police were called to the 700 block of South Main Street for a report of a possible breaking and entering.

Security personnel noticed that a building in the 700 block of South Main Street had been illegally entered and unknown suspect(s) had damaged multiple locations in the building and possibly taken items from the building.

However, what might have been taken couldn’t be determined at the time of the report.

The case remains under active investigation and is connected to the motor vehicle theft that was reported on Dec. 27.

Case remains open pending further investigation and review by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sign destroyed
On Dec. 18 at about 9:30 a.m., police were called to the 100 block of Madison Street for a malicious destruction of property complaint.

The victim told police that a $300 sign was damaged between Dec. 11-18 with a baseball bat or club-type object and was beyond repair, according to the police report.

At the time of the report, there were no suspects.

19-year-old Chelsea man arrested on warrant
On Dec. 12 at about 12:15 p.m., police saw a pick-up truck disregard a stop sign and stopped the vehicle in the 300 block of Washington Street.

The driver, a 19-year-old Chelsea man, was wanted on a misdemeanor bench warrant out of the Michigan State Police Brighton Post and was also currently wanted on a felony charge from Mercer County, Pennsylvania for unlawful driving.

The Michigan State Police declined to pick up on their warrant, however, Mercer County said there would extradite on their warrant, according to the police report.

The subject was placed under arrest and was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail where he will be held pending an extradition hearing.

49-year-old Chelsea woman arrested for DUI
On Dec. 8 at about 3:55 p.m., police were called to the 1400 block of Carston Lane for a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been parked in the area for more than an hour and a half.

According to the police report, the officers located the vehicle but could not detect any movement from inside and it initially appeared to be unoccupied.

Then, a female started the car and began backing up toward the parked patrol vehicle. The officers began honking the horn in an attempt to get the 49-year-old Chelsea woman driver to stop and she stopped just short of hitting the patrol vehicle.

The driver was asked to produce her identification, which she had difficulty locating.

Although the officer was unable to detect any odor of alcohol, the driver appeared disoriented and impaired by some substance or suffering a medical condition, according to the police report.

The officer requested an ambulance and upon its arrival, the woman was escorted to the back for an evaluation. While she was inside the ambulance, police found a half full bottle of vodka partially under the driver seat.

During questioning, the woman told police that she had taken some prescription medication but was unable to tell police what kind it was. And, initially, the driver told police she had not consumed any alcohol but later said she’d had two drinks.

The woman was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Washtenaw County Jail.

The case remains open pending laboratory analysis by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.

40-year-old Milan man arrested for DUI
On Dec. 6 at about 12:17 a.m., police were alerted to a vehicle driving in the area of northbound Main Street near Pierce Street on its rim, with apparent tire damage to one of the wheels.

The officers responded to the area and located a noticeable gouge in the roadway that appeared to have been caused by a tire rim. The officers followed the damage in the road for several blocks, eventually coming to a stop in the area of the 400 block of AD Mayer Drive.

The officers made contact with the vehicle and located the suspect vehicle along with the driver and a passenger.

When approached, the driver stated that he was having some trouble with his vehicle.

According to the police report, the driver was identified as a 40-year-old Milan man who was very cooperative but also very obviously intoxicated or under the influence.

After further investigation, the driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Washtenaw County Jail.

The case remains open pending laboratory analysis by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.

2 Detroit men arrested
(Publisher’s note: there were two men in the car. I apologize for this mistake and it has been corrected.)
On Dec. 4 at about 4 a.m., Chelsea Police were called to the 1500 block of Commerce Park Dr. for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

The caller told people that a silver Ford Flex was parked in the parking lot for an extended period of time.

Police found the vehicle in a parking lot in the 1600 block of Commerce Park Drive where a BMW alarm was going off.

Police found two black men inside the vehicle who told police there were driving from Battle Creek to Detroit and had gotten tired so pulled off to get some sleep.

Inside the vehicle, police found burglary tools, GPS units, portable electronic devices, and clothing.

The Detroit men were arrested and taken to the police department for processing.

An inventory of the vehicle found multiple stolen items including basketball shoes, clothing and GPS units, which were determined to be from recently reported thefts in the Ann Arbor and Romulus areas.

The men were transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

The case remains open pending further investigation and warrant review and authorization by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s office.

Contents of purse stolen
On Dec. 1 at about 1:05 p.m., police were called to the 1200 block of South Main Street for a report of a purse stolen from a shopping cart.

The store manager told police he had been alerted to the theft by a resident who saw a store employee take the purse out of a shopping cart and conceal it near the cart corral area.

The manager went to the area where the purse was reportedly located and observed it laying there with all of the zippers left open.

The suspect, a 33-year-old Chelsea man, admitted to removing money from the wallet. The man told police since he had found the purse, and thought he was entitled to take the money.

The employee returned the money, was terminated, and advised that he was no longer allowed at the store.

The case remains open pending review by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

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


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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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