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Police Report: Couple Arrested After Trying to Leave Leaving Country Market With Cart Full of Groceries

The following reports are from Saline Police Department Records taken May 3-May 6. Arrests to not indicate conviction.

Two Adrian residents are suspected of walking out of Country Market with a cart containing nearly $410 in groceries May 6.

At about 1 p.m. an employee called to report retail fraud in progress. According to police, two suspects, a 37-year-old man and 38-year-old woman, both from Adrian, walked out of the grocery store without paying for a cart full of liquor, meat, beer and other items, according to the report.

In the parking lot, an employee asked the suspects if they had a receipt and the man responded that it was inside the store, and continued to walk off, according to the police report. The employee blocked cart and said, “Let’s go inside and get your receipt,” according to the report. The suspects left the cart of groceries in the lot, got in their maroon minivan and fled the scene, according to the report

Police located the vehicle on Industrial Drive and both suspects were arrested.

Charges are pending.

Man accused of stalking woman

A 50-year-old Willis Village man accused of stalking has a preliminary examination Tuesday. Raymond Edward Jewell is accused of violating conditions of parole by contacting a Saline woman, according to police records. He was released from prison March 1 after serving time for stealing a cell phone that was then used for stalking and harassing the victim, according to the report.

The victim told police the suspect threatened to “do something with“ revealing pictures of the woman, according to the report. She complained about getting as many as 26 calls on some days, according to the report.

The Washtenaw Prosecutor’s office authorized a complaint and warrant April 19. He was arraigned April 25 on one count of aggravated assault and one count of stalking. He was held in Washtenaw County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

Man arrested on warrant

Police arrested a 23-year-old Saline man on an outstanding warrant May 5.

At 8:56 p.m., police spotted a westbound 2005 Mercury pulling into . The plate came back to a suspended driver, who was the stepfather of the driver. Records showed the driver was wanted on bench warrant for failure to appear on a domestic violence charge. The bond was for $10,000. The driver was cuffed and arrested, according to police. He was unable to post bond and was transported and lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail on the outstanding warrant, according to the report. The vehicle was turned over to a valid driver.

Neighbors report escaped pit bull puppy

A Harper Street woman was warned about securing her pit bull puppy after it escaped twice May 6.

Neighbors found the dog running around on Harper Street. They had put the puppy back in her fenced-in backyard, but it escaped. Police located the puppy and placed it inside her home.

Woman stopped for speeding 

A 36-year-old Ypsilanti woman had her car impounded after she was found to be driving without insurance and registration May 4, according to police.  At about 11 p.m., driver of a 2002 Ford Taurus was stopped for speeding on Michigan Avenue near Mills Road, according to a police report. The driver was unable to produce registration and insurance and the vehicle was towed by America 1. The woman was offered a ride into town but declined when police said they would have to check her bags before she was allowed in the vehicle, according to the report.

Car vandalism at ACH

An ACH employee told police that someone kicked out the headlights in his Ford minivan May 4.  The 32-year-old man, an Ypsilanti resident said he parked in a space marked for “no parking.” At about 3 p.m., he returned to his car and noticed his headlights were broken out and a dent that appeared to be caused by a foot that left a shoe print on the door, according to the report.

Man steals chips from Speedway

An employee at Speedway reported to police that an unknown suspect stole a bag of chips at about 3 p.m. May 3, according to police. The clerk told police that several men were causing a disturbance in the store, upset because there were no taquitos to eat, according to the report. One of the young men ate a hot dog while walking around the store. The clerk was able to convince him to pay for it. Another suspect left with a bag of chips without paying, according to the clerk.

(Questions about this report should be directed to tran.longmoore@patch.com)

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