Police Blotter: Hit and Run Driver Arrested & More

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 05/20/2019 - 18:47


A hit-and-run driver was arrested with the help of Michigan State Police May 17. Around 8:29 a.m., a 56-year-old Saline man was eastbound on Michigan Avenue near Harris Street when he had slowed due to the congestion. He was struck by a red pick up truck. The two drivers agreed to exchange information at Speedway, but the truck continued east instead. The Saline man flagged a Michigan State Trooper, who pursued the suspect. The driver followed the trooper and watched him stop the vehicle that rear-ended him. Saline Police arrived and arrested the 42-year-old Ypsilanti man, who was wanted on warrants out of Allen Park. Police advised they would be seeking charges for driving while suspended and leaving the scene of an accident. His truck was impounded.

Men Rummage Through Vehicle

A resident of the 400 block of Woodland Drive called police around 4:30 a.m., May 16, after she saw two men in her vehicle, parked in her driveway. Nothing was missing from her vehicle. She said a pair of Hispanic men ran to a parked vehicle on Yorkshire Court and fled.

Drunk Driving Arrest

A 24-year-old Saline woman was arrested May 2 for driving with twice the legal limit of blood alcohol content. Police were alerted to the drunk driver by a citizen and began following the vehicle on Maple Road, near the courthouse. Police also observed erratic driving and stopped the Ford 500. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .179. A subsequent test showed the level at .16 - twice the legal limit. She was arrested and released.

Pit Bull Attacks Chihuahua

A 60-year-old Tipton woman called police after her dog was attacked by a pit bull May 2. The woman was in town visiting her mother at the Redies Center. She brought her Chihuahua into her mother’s room. A 52-year-old Saline woman was already in the room with her pit ball, which attacked the Chihuahua, biting its midsection and shaking it.

The Chihuahua suffered several punctures and tears.

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