One Suspect Arrested, Another Identified in Booze Thefts

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 05/03/2018 - 14:08

Police arrested an 18-year-old Saline man accused to stealing $6.75 worth of beer and wine from Busch’s Fresh Food Market around 5 p.m., April 29. A manager at the store called police to report he witnessed a suspect steal two bottles of wine and get into a white station wagon with tinted windows. Police arrived and stopped the vehicle as it was leaving.

Police asked the suspect what he’d taken and the suspect replied, “beer,” before handing him an unopened bottle of Heineken. Upon further questioning the suspect produced another bottle of beer and a small, unopened bottle of wine.

Saline arrested him for retail fraud and ticketed him for minor in possession of alcohol. He was also trespassed from Busch’s. The total value of the stolen goods was $6.75. The property was returned to Busch’s. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

Willis Man Suspected of Stealing Booze

Police identified a 19-year-old Willis man as the suspect of retail fraud at the CVS store on Michigan Avenue May 2.

The suspect is believed to have taken a bottle of Jack Daniels and bottle of Jose Cuervo and walked out without paying. Police watched video showing the suspect putting the liquor in a hand basket and then walking out without paying, setting off an alarm.

The case has been forwarded the prosecutor’s office for review.

Pavilion Roof Damaged

Someone damaged the pavilion roof at Mill Pond Park. Saline Police found torn and damaged roof shingles lying on the ground near the pavilion. Police also spotted a large Waste Management trash container on top of the roof. The damage was found May 2.

Intoxicated Man Escorted from Theatre

Police were called after an intoxicated patron refused to leave Emagine Theater. Officers escorted the 48-year-old Milan man from the business and called him a cab from Ann Arbor to take him home.

Wallet Stolen at Faurecia

An employee at Faurecia called police to report someone had stolen his wallet from work. The employee, a 55-year-old Saline man, left his cubical to answer a call, leaving his wallet on his desk. At 7 a.m. he received a call from the VISA fraud department informing him someone charged $553 on Additional purchases were made in Sterling Heights and Redford.



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