Vehicle Break-Ins Continue Along West Huron River Drive

Dexter Area Washtenaw County Sheriff
Dexter Area Washtenaw County Sheriff

Scio Township is currently home to a recurring crime- vehicle break-in and theft along West Huron River Drive near North Zeeb Road.

On Saturday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m., a kayaker came back to her vehicle after enjoying an afternoon on the river and found the passenger’s side window demolished and her purse gone.

Two weeks ago, two vehicles parked in this same small parking lot, used by those spending time on the river, were broken into by means of damaged windows and purses were stolen from each. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department has yet to identify a culprit, but they are continuing to investigate this persistent offense.

It wasn’t just the area along West Huron River Drive that experienced vehicle break-ins. Scio Township suffered two other incidents as well.

During the night on Wednesday, Aug. 9, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle in a parking lot at the 4100 block of Eyrie Drive. The victim, who noticed her car had been rummaged through the next morning, notified authorities of the illegal entry but noted that nothing had been stolen.

In a dual act of vehicle break in and vandalism, a couple found their driver’s side window shattered and a purse stolen out of their vehicle after going into a business at the 2900 block of Liberty St. on Saturday, Aug. 12, around 5:50 p.m. At this time, the Sheriff’s department is unsure exactly how the window was broken and there is no suspect identified.

Multiple domestic assault incidents took place again this week.

The first of these two crimes involved a 39-year-old male from Dexter who is a resident of the house where the misconduct transpired. The victim was left with minor injuries and the perpetrator was taken to jail, in this incident that occurred on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the 7600 block of Marshall Rd. around 8:30 a.m.

Two days later, the second assault crime occurred at the 2800 block of Sagebrush Cir. at 1:15 p.m. There were no injuries and no arrest made in this case, according to the Sheriff’s department.

A case of breaking and entering was also reported in Scio. Officials were called into a building at the 5200 block of Jackson Rd. on the morning of Monday, Aug. 14, after employees found the male suspect asleep inside. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department reports no signs of forced entry and nothing stolen, therefore assuming the suspect entered in through an unlocked door or window overnight looking for a place to sleep. When the employees arrived in the morning, he woke up and left voluntarily before police reached the scene.

In Dexter, an accident involving a driver operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol occurred on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the intersection of Baker Road and Grand Street just before 6 p.m. The crash involved two cars and one of the two drivers, an 86-year-old male from Ann Arbor, failed his sobriety test. After confirming his alcohol content via blood draw at a local hospital, the man was taken to the county jail. No injuries were sustained and the vehicles obtained only minor damages.

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