Car-Pool Dispute Leads to Firings, Police Escorts to Waiting Cabs

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 12/07/2018 - 16:57

Saline Police escorted three Jac Products employees to taxi cabs that drove them home after they were fired following an incident involving a threat.

According to a Saline police report, a Toledo man on a temp job at Jac Products regularly drove three residents to and from work in exchange for gas money. One night, the 32-year-old man was driving a 25-year-old female home and he asked for money. When she didn’t produce money, he stopped two blocks from her home and made her walk the rest of the way home. According to the police report, the man alleged she became upset and threatened to have “her boys” shoot him.

On Dec. 5, at work in Saline, the man heard rumors the woman’s friend was taking pictures of his vehicle. He confronted the woman and asked why her friend was taking the pictures. She allegedly became confrontational and began yelling.

When a manager learned that the incident included a gun-related threat, she called police.

Three employees were escorted to the taxi cabs which drove them home to Toledo.

Drunk Driving Arrest

A 27-year-old Tecumseh man was arrested Dec. 2 for operating a vehicle while impaired.

The man had consumed beer before meeting friends at Brecon Grille and having more drinks. At the end of the night, when he pulled out of his parking spot, he struck the vehicle next to his. His friends followed as he drove away and they called police. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .17 – more than twice the legal limit. A secondary test showed a blood alcohol content of .16.

Thefts on Woodhill Drive

Residents on Woodhill Drive on the city’s southeast side reported two thefts from vehicles Nov. 28-29.

A 23-year-old resident police after someone stole electronic equipment and other personal belongings from vehicles parked in his driveway and on the street in front of their home.

He reported someone stole an Apple Macbook, wallet and external hard drive from a vehicle.

TCF bank told the man someone tried to use his card at 5 a.m. Nov. 29 in Detroit.

Another 55-year-old man called police after noticing someone went through his vehicle. He said two flashlights and an old pair of sunglasses were stolen.

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