Fire Damages Vehicles in Tow Yard

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 07/05/2016 - 16:51

Saline Police are awaiting the results of fire investigation after three vehicles burned in a blaze at a tow yard July 1.

Around 4:15 a.m. a motorist flagged down a police officer to report a fire in the tow yard at America One Towing on West Michigan Avenue. Police found three vehicles in flames. The officer called firefighters who arrived minutes later and extinguished the fire. The fire consumed three impounded vehicles - a 2015 Toyota Sienna, a 2001 Ford passenger vehicle and a 2015 Ford Fusion. All three vehicles are now owned by America One Towing and will be used for scrap metal.

Teen Cited for Wine in Vehicle

Saline Police issued citations to a 17-year-old Saline teenager who was driving with open intoxicants in a vehicle.

Around 1 a.m. July 2 police spotted a vehicle with no headlights in the Northview subdivision. Police discovered the driver and two of the three passengers had been drinking. All were aged 17 or 18.  Police found an empty wine bottle and half-full wine bottle on the floor of the car. Police turned over the teens to their parents.

Truck Damaged by Kids

A Sheffield Drive woman called police after catching two little boys messing around under her truck June 30. The boys told the woman they were just staying in the shade. After she ordered the boys away, she found wires hanging underneath her truck. Her husband was able to reconnect the wires, but she complained that the four-wheel drive functionality no longer worked. The boys are seven and nine years old.

She approached the boys' parents about paying for the damage. When the woman did not receive an answer she called police. 

The adults came to a resolution.

Attempted Break-In Reported

A Saline woman called police  July 4 after someone apparently attempted to break into er home on the 200 block of Nichols. The woman found her sliding screen door slightly open. Suspicious, she inspected her home and found a broken garage window.

The woman determined that nobody gained access to her home and that she was not missing any items.

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