County Crime Blotter: Break-ins Across Dexter, Scio in Days Leading up to Christmas

Just three days before Christmas, a central grouping of mailboxes at the front of a subdivision at the 2100 block of Centennial Ln. was targeted by a thief. Sometime overnight on Friday, Dec. 22, multiple mailboxes at this location were ransacked and packages and mail were stolen. Authorities suspect the crook was looking for Christmas gifts, but there is currently no suspect.

Two vehicle break-ins were reported in the Dexter/Scio Township areas last week.

The first incident occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the 6100 block of Dexter Pinckney Rd., between 5 and 5:30 p.m. A purse and wallet were taken from an unlocked vehicle there, while the victim went into a store for a period of 20 minutes.

A small amount of cash and some coins comprised the crook’s loot in the second break-in. The perpetrator robbed an unlocked vehicle, parked in front of a home at the 400 block of Orange Blossom Ln. W, at some point between Saturday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 25.

As of publish, no suspect had been named in either vehicle break-in case.

Additionally, cops caught two drivers operating under the influence last week.

A 30-year-old male from Ann Arbor was found passed out in his parked car near the area of Miller Road and Autumn Hill Drive on Thursday, Dec. 21, around 1 a.m. Upon investigation, the police discovered the man to be intoxicated and a field sobriety test confirmed this state. Charged with a DUI, he was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Authorities were sent to investigate a vehicle rolled over at Waterloo and Shagbark Road at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24. When they arrived, they found the driver with minor injuries but conscious, and he admitted to drinking earlier that evening. Due to the crash, a field sobriety test could not be administered onsite, however, the 21-year-old male from Manchester was taken to the local hospital for a blood draw. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s department is waiting on the lab results before charging the driver.

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