Saline police have turned a dog over to the Humane Society after it apparently attacked a 51-year-old woman who lives at Six Trails Apartments.
On Oct. 9 at about 7:30 p.m. the woman was attacked as she exited her vehicle. The dog reportedly jumped on her leg and put his mouth around her knee. She kicked at the dog with her other leg until she was free.
Police arrived and found the victim’s daughter, who said the dog came at her when she went in the building. The officer was searching for the dog when it charged him, barking. The officer twice swung at the dog to thwart the attack. As the dog charged a third time an apartment dweller opened a sliding door and the dog ran over to her.
The dog’s owner, a 30-year-old woman who lives at the apartment complex, told police she was attempting to leash the dog to take it outside when the dog bolted. The woman told police the dog’s shots were not up to date. She said the dog is hard to control. She said she planned to turn it over to the Huron Valley Humane Society.
Because the dog’s shots were not up to date, the officer confiscated the dog
The victim suffered several scratches and a swollen knee. She was later examined by Huron Valley Ambulance officials but she refused further treatment or transportation to hospital.
Burning Bag Raises Suspicions at Pleasant Ridge
Police visited Pleasant Ridge School Oct. 10 to investigate a bag of recycled leaves that burned next to the school. At about 9:30 p.m. a maintenance worker noticed a bag of recycled leaves burning on the grass outside a classroom. The fire did not spread beyond the immediate area around the bag. Police were unable to determine what caused the fire to ignite.
An arsonist burned the Pleasant Ridge playground equipment on the eve of the first day of school in 2013.
Warrant Requested for Alleged Break-In at Thorncrest
Police have forwarded a report to the prosecutor’s office requesting warrants after investigating a Thorncrest Apartment resident’s claims that her former roommate and a friend forced open her locked door and entered her apartment Oct. 8.
The resident told police she was in her bedroom when she heard the door open quickly and strike the wall. Police investigating the scene noted the door-jam was cracked and that the security bolt would need replacement.
The accused told police that she was visiting the apartment to retrieve her belongings since she had moved out of the apartment. She told police that she knocked on the door softly. When nobody answered, she banged harder and the door slowly opened, she said. The woman told police she entered the apartment but could not locate her belongings so she left without incident.
The resident of the apartment told police that she had texted her former roommate three times to pick up her stuff. Finally, she said, she threw out her belongings and notified the woman via text.
Items Stolen from Parked Vehicle on Colony Court
Loose change and other belongings were stolen from a vehicle parked outside the residence of a 48-year-old Colony Court man. The vehicle was unlocked. The incident took place sometime between midnight Oct. 12 and 5:15 a.m. Oct. 13.
Warrant Authorized for Alleged Grocery Thief
The prosecutor’s office has authorized a warrant for the arrest of a 26-year-old Clark Street woman accused of walking out of Busch’s with $35 worth of groceries Aug. 20.
Drug Warrant Authorized
The prosecutor’s office an authorized a warrant for the arrest of an 18-year-old Saline man found with suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia in an SUV parked on Hartman Lane Aug. 11.
Injured Deer Put Down
A police officer used his handgun to put down an injured deer near St. Andrew’s Church Oct. 13. Police found the deer in a ditch on the north side of Austin Road. The deer was kicking its legs but could not stand. The Saline DPW was called to remove the deer.