Saline Police Warn Residents After Thefts From Vehicles

 09/05/2017 - 16:31

Saline Police Chief Larry Hrinik is encouraging city residents to remove valuables from their vehicles and to lock them at all times after several larcenies.

Three reported thefts occurred overnight Aug. 30-31. No damage was done to the vehicles and the victims left doors unlocked – or at least weren’t sure they locked them.

On the 1300 block of Maplewood Drive a resident reported someone broke into his van and stole a battery-powered Craftsman edger. On the 400 block of Maple Road a resident told police someone stole his black wallet, containing $25, credit cards and several identification cards.

On the 400 block of Old Creek Drive a resident reported her Lenovo Think Pad laptop was stolen. Also missing were flash drives containing pictures, Tiffany studded silver earrings, a pair of Troy Burch choes, luggage, a key chain, identification and more.

Residents are urged to call police if they see suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods. Call police at 429-7911.

Teens Caught With Weed Outside School

Drug possession charges are pending against a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy found with marijuana in his Jeep before 6 a.m. Sept. 2.

Police were dispatched to Woodland Meadows Elementary School around 5:45 a.m. for reports of a female screaming. They found a black Jeep, the 16-year-old driver from Brooklyn, a 16-year-old Saline girl, a 13-year-old Manchester girl and a 19-year-old Manchester man.

When questioned by police, the teens said they were playing basketball and that nothing inappropriate occurred. The officer detected the odor of marijuana and asked the driver if there was any in the vehicle. He produced a grinder containing a small amount of a leafy substance. Police talked to the 13-year-old’s mother, who said she was working midnights and unaware that her daughter was out.

Police instructed the driver to immediately take the girl home.

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