Police Report: Man Pleads Guilty in Chelsea Lumber Break-In

The following reports are from Saline Police records. Arrests do not indicate conviction.

An Ypsilanti resident pled guilty to several charges in Washtenaw Trial Court Tuesday.

Marc Allen Oberstadt, 30, was charged with felony counts of breaking and entering with intent to commit malicious destruction of property, malicious destruction of property and a misdemeanor count of breaking and entering.

According to records, on March 16, employees at noticed keys missing from two trucks and a forklift and damaged vehicles. Employees found an open wallet inside a damaged vehicle and called Saline Police. The identification in the wallet belonged to Oberstadt, according to the report.

During an interview with police March 20, Oberstadt told police he had smoked crack cocaine the day of the incident. After spending a few hours at the library, he bought beer from CVS and drank it in nearby woods until after dark, according to the report. That’s when he decided to go to Chelsea Lumber, where hewas looking for money in the trucks and used a hammer to damage the instrument panel of one of the trucks, according to the report.

Speeding Motorcylist Arrested on Warrants

Saline Police arrested a 33-year-old Clinton man on outstanding felony warrant May 14. Saline Police dispatch alerted officers to be on the lookout for a hazardous motorcycle driver northbound on Maple Road at about 8 a.m. He was reported to be traveling 80 miles per hour and passing vehicles in a no-passing area. Police caught up to the motorcyclist on Maple Road near Textile Road. The driver was wanted on several outstanding warrants for failing to pay restitution in connection with burglary and unlawfully driving away an automobile convictions. He was lodged and processed at Saline Police Department and then transported to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department. The motorcycle was impounded.

Man Arrested for Driving With Suspended License

A Saline Township man was arrested for driving with a suspended license May 14.

Police were advised a hazardous driver was heading towards Saline. Police saw the vehicle eastbound on Michigan Avenue and stopped the driver at the Speedway station at Harris Street to identify the driver for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department, according to police records.

The driver said he and his girlfriend were at a Saline grocery store when his girlfriend began to feel ill. He said he was driving with a suspended license because his girlfriend, who’d recently given birth, was bleeding. En route to the hospital, he went back out Austin Road to fulfill a promise made to pick up his friend, according to the report.

Huron Valley Ambulance officials, called to the scene, determined the woman was not in need of medical attention. The woman declined transportation to the hospital. The driver was arrested and processed at the Saline Police Department before he was released, according to the report.

Phony Check Cashed at Local Store

A warrant is being sought against an 18-year-old Kalamazoo woman accused of cashing a bogus check at the .

On May 2, the store cashed a check for $360.17. On May 8, the store owner learned the check was fake. The woman told police she was being forced to cash checks by a 30-year-old man who drove her around the metro Detroit area to cash checks.

Woman Finds Oily Substance on Vehicle

A Valley Circle Drive woman told police that sometime May 11-12, someone poured an oily substance over her vehicle’s windshield and right side of the vehicle.

Graffiti Found at Brecon Park

Obscene graffiti was written with black marker on top of the merry-go-round at The Department of Public Works was advised.

Pittsfield Residents Littering in Park

A employee reported to police that Pittsfield Township residents along Vineyard Drive have been dumping yard debris over the fence and into the woods at . A warning letter has been distributed to the residents in the neighborhood.

Car Damaged at Taco bell

A Saline woman reported that her car was struck by an unknown vehicle when it was parked at May 13. The vehicle sustained minor scuffing on the left rear bumper.

Questions about this report should be sent to tran.longmoore@patch.com.


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