Crime Picks Up As The Calendar Nears Halloween

Dexter Area Washtenaw County Sheriff
Dexter Area Washtenaw County Sheriff

Last week crimes ramped up a bit after a relative lull, just in time for the days and weeks leading up to Halloween.

The first recent incident took place at the intersection of Ann Arbor Street and Inverness Street around 7:20 p.m., the evening of Friday the 13th. A vehicle driving erratically caused traffic to come to a halt and that’s when authorities were called. Upon their arrival, they noticed signs of intoxication in the driver, a 56-year-old woman from Pinckney. After a field sobriety test confirmed her state, she was carted off to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Two days later, on Sunday, Oct. 15, the second of the two DUI incidents occurred. A traffic stop a little after 12:30 a.m. near Jackson Road and Baker Road, prompted deputies to investigate. When they arrived on the scene, they smelled alcohol on the driver, a 28-year-old male from Dexter. He was taken to jail after police performed a field sobriety test that confirmed their suspicions.

Earlier in the week, larceny occurred at a business at the 6100 block of Jackson Rd. At 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, a cell phone was stolen from the common area of this business. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department reported that no one was watching the phone after the victim got up and left it there for a few minutes. A good reminder to all to keep personal belongings and valuables close by and under a watchful eye.

A 42-year-old female from Ann Arbor is the suspect in a domestic assault case that occurred around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the 700 block of Lilac Ave. No injuries resulted from this malicious act and no arrest was made.

Finally, it was discovered last Tuesday that an unoccupied home at the 13300 block of Waterloo Rd. incurred damages due to vandalism. The homeowner, who rarely visits and does not live there, went to see his property and arrived to find several windows busted. The damage was most likely done by rocks, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities are unsure of when this vandalism actually occurred as no one has been by in weeks. There are no leads on a suspect.

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