Saline Police Apprehend Man Who Fled Police in Milan

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 07/05/2019 - 14:43

A Saline man wanted for alleged prescription fraud in Milan fled police but was nabbed in his socks by Saline Police Officer Don Lupi at the Marathon Gas Station at Carpenter and Willis roads June 27.

Robert James Lewis, 33, of Clark Street, was arraigned in Washtenaw 14A1 District Court on charges of counterfeit prescription forms, obtaining drugs with a false prescription, and resisting and obstructing arrest.

On June 27, the lone on-duty Milan police officer called Saline asking for backup. Officer Lupi made his way to Milan and learned the man had fled police on foot. A canine unit from Ann Arbor police arrived to help locate Lewis. At some point during the search, Lewis got into a white Dodge pickup truck and fled. An off-duty Milan officer in an unmarked vehicle was unable to catch up to and stop the vehicle. Lupi left his post in Milan to respond to the location of the unmarked vehicle. The Milan officer report the vehicle stopped at the Marathon station at Carpenter and Willis roads. Lupi arrived, waited for backup, and then approached the vehicle. Lewis was ordered from the back seat. He was wearing socks, but no shoes, and was wet and covered with mud – consistent with being tracked through a marshy area by the canine unit, police belief. Lupi arrested Lewis, who was then remanded custody of Milan Police.

Men Trespassed from Property for Distrubuting Pamplets During Strike Vote

Three men associated with the World Socialist Website were trespassed from the UAW Local 892 Hall and Faurecia on June 27.

Police say the men were trying to disrupt voting at the union hall. Officers spoke with the men, residents of Clawson and Southfield, and told them they could not interfere with traffic flow or be on private property. Later that day, Faurecia security called to complain about men handing out literature in the parking lot. Their description matched that of the men from the previous call, according to police. Later that day, police saw the individuals pulling into the parking lot at Linden Square, across the street from the union hall. Police Chief Jerrod Hart trespassed the men from Faurecia and the Union Hall.

Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving

Saline Police arrested an Ypsilanti woman for drunk driving shortly after 2 a.m., June 30.

Police were parked at Faurecia when they saw the woman her Chevy Malibu in the driveway between Subway and the BP make an illegal left turn on to Michigan Avenue. Police followed the driver and saw it swerving in its lane. Police pulled the driver over near Harry’s Service, about 22 seconds after activating emergency lights. After conducting field sobriety tests, police issued a preliminary breath test, which showed a blood alcohol content of .128. The legal limit is .08. The woman was arrested and transported to Washtenaw County Jail.

Basketball Hoop Damaged

A Chestnut Crescent resident called police after someone threw a rock at their basketball hoop. The rock broke the glass. The incident occurred overnight, June 28-29.

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