Police Confiscate Air Pistols from Saline Teens

 04/29/2016 - 14:31

Police seized two airsoft pistols from teenagers who were shooting in the woods at Mill Pond Park April 26.

Police were dispatched the park around 6:20 p.m. after someone called to complain that two teenage boys were shooting pistols. Officers pulled over a vehicle leaving the park and questioned the occupants, a 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy. Both are residents of Saline. The boys admitted they were shooting the airsoft guns in the park.

According to the report both airsoft pistols could easily be mistaken for real pistols. Police confiscated the pistols. City code bans the use of such weapons. Both weapons were seized and police planned to destroy them, according to the report.

Police spoke with one of the boys’ parents and explained the code violation and the danger of using realistic-looking weapons. Police were unable to reach the other boy’s parents. 

Vandalism Outside Goodwill

Police have no suspects in vandalism outside a Saline business April 25.

Video footage shows two males pulling items out of a dumpster and smashing them in the parking lot near the Goodwill at 557 E. Michigan Ave. The suspects arrived on foot around 10:45 p.m. and continued to trash the parking lot until around 11:15 p.m. when they walked away. The video was too dark and grainy to identify the suspects, according to the Goodwill store employee who watched the video and called police.

Drunk Driving Arrest

Police arrested a 55-year-old Saline man for drunk driving April 22.

Police stopped a pickup truck after they watched it weaving in its lane on Michigan Avenue around 12:15 a.m. The driver told police he’d consumed four or five alcoholic beverage at a rate of one per hour and said he hadn’t consumed alcohol in 90 minutes, according to a police report.

After field sobriety tests, the driver agreed to a preliminary breath test, which showed a blood alcohol content of .098. The legal limit is .08. He was arrested for operating while impaired and transported to the Saline Police Department for processing.

Tran Longmoore
Tran Longmoore founded The Saline Post on Aug. 15, 2012. Follow him on Twitter at @tranlongmoore. Follow The Saline Post @thesalinepost. Follow The Saline Post on Facebook by clicking here.