Saline Police Reports: Assault on Maple, Addict Found in Rec Center, Woman Charged With Resisting Police

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 05/25/2018 - 16:48

Saline police and fire were called to a physical altercation between residents at the mobile home park at 475 N. Maple Road on May 23. The incident occurred around 5:40 p.m.

A 55-year-old man and 46-year-old man moving into one of the homes had hired a 51-year-old man to whip the weeds on their lot. The men asked the man to stop whipping weeds that day because it was loud and they were trying to show the trailer. But the man allegedly refused to stop and they began to argue.

A physical altercation began. A witness told police one of the men broke off a board and began to hit the 51-year-old. He also hit the man in the head and choked him, according to the witness. The other man hit the 51-year-old in the head with rake, according to the witness. The man was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

The two men accused of hitting the 51-year-old said that he started the physical altercation. The man accused of using the rake to assault the other man complained of back pain and suffered other injuries and he was transported to hospital by ambulance.

Al parties involved want charges pressed. Police forwarded the case to the prosecutor’s office.

Addict Found in Rec Center

Police found a meth user who’d broken into the Saline Rec Center on May 18. Police were dispatched to the Rec Center at 2:23 a.m. after an alarm sounded. They found a white, bald male wearing raggedy blue jeans, a blue shirt and no shoes. He was carrying a water bottle. Police determined he was under the influence of a narcotic. The man told police he was in the building looking for help. He stated he was from Flint and that he was in Ann Arbor to get away from people he was hanging out with and to get clean. He told police he was a meth user. He was carrying a screw driver, taken from a car in the area, for protection. He told police he entered through an unlocked door. He was arrested for trespassing and then released and transported to the Veterans Administration Hospital for evaluation.

Resisting Arrest Complaint Authorized

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized two felony complaints against a Detroit woman and Faurecia employee accused of resisting and obstructing Saline Police on March 30. Police were called to Faurecia about 11:15 p.m. by the security manager. A 26-year-old woman, working on a temporary basis, refused a work assignment and was told her services were no longer needed and to leave the building.  The woman refused to leave and instead began yelling and arguing, the manager told police. She walked into the woman’s restroom and refused to leave. The manager called police.

Police arrived and ordered the woman to leave. She resisted those orders and began swearing at police, according to the report. When she exited the bathroom, she walked by police, ignoring an order to stop.

Police arrested her for trespassing and disturbing the peace. The woman pulled away. According to police, she swore, yelled, kicked and scratched the two officers. When she began kicking, the officers took her down to the ground and cuffed her, according to the report. One of the officers had abrasions on his left knee and shin as a result, according to the report.

The woman was wanted on a warrant out of Novi. Police notified Novi police and transferred her to their custody.

Each felony count of resisting police carries up to two years in prison.


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