A drunk 30-year-old Saline man resisted arrest by Saline police officers June 10.
Police were dispatched to Six Trails Apartments around 7:30 p.m. for a man causing a disturbance. A 59-year-old woman said she was laying by the pool when the man took a chair next to hers and complimented her on her appearance. He continued to talk to her until she got up and left, according to the police report. The woman’s grandchildren arrived and got ready to go swimming.
At one point, the suspect allegedly gently pushed a seven-year-old by the shoulders to a corner of the pool area. The boy felt like he was being kidnapped, according to the report.
The boys’ mom called her husband as the suspect followed the boy around the pool area. The husband arrived and after an argument, the suspect left. He was then spotted sitting in a grey Honda HR-V by Saline police. The suspect refused officers’ request for identification. Police also detected the odor of alchohol on his breath. The suspect refused to answer questions about why he was in the area. Saline Police Sgt. Jay Basso informed the officer of the man’s behavior at the pool and asked the officer to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct.
During the course of the arrest, the suspect resisted. At one point he attempted to donkey kick the officer. Once handcuffed, he refused to sit in the police car.
A breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .23 – nearly three times the legal limit for driving.
The case has been forward to the prosecutor’s office for review.
Woman Cited After Neighbor Bitten By Dog
A 66-year-old Wildwood Trail woman called police after she was bitten by a dog while walking through the neighborhood with her dog. The woman was on the 2200 block of Wildwood Trail when a yellow lab laying on the grass got up and approached her and her dog. The woman told police the lab suddenly lunged forward and bit her on the upper right thigh, causing bruising and swelling.
The dog’s owner came out of the house and apologized. The owner said the dog has an invisible fence but wasn’t wearing the shock collar.
The dog’s owner was advised to contact her vet and fax paperwork about rabies shots to the police department. She was informed the dog must be quarantined and observed for 10 days.
She was cited for failing to maintain control and allowing a dog to run at large.
Drug Paraphernalia Citations Issued
Two 18-year-old Saline residents were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia June 9 at Curtiss Park. Police have been patrolling the city parks more frequently because of drug use, damage and other issues, according to a police report.
The two men and a 15-year-old girl were in a 2010 Ford Fusion parked near the baseball diamond when police pulled up. When interviewing the people in the car, police detected the smell of marijuana.
A search of the vehicle found what police suspected was marijuana, blunts and paraphernalia. The two 18-year-olds were ticketed at the scene. The 15-year-old was taken to the station where she was picked up by her father.
More charges are pending
Shoplifting Investigation at Busch’s
A 49-year-old Saline man reportedly walked out of Busch’s with baskets full of produce and other groceries three times before Saline Police arrested him June 8. Busch’s store manager called police for a reported fraud in progress around 5:30 p.m. Employees said the suspect filled his basket with produce and left the store, unloaded in his car and went back into the store for more – three times. He did not pay for the goods.
Police found the suspect in the store. When asked by police, the man denied having stolen merchandise in his vehicle.
Police arrested him for felony retail fraud and impounded his vehicle. He was lodged at the Wasthenaw County Sheriff’s Department jail.
Theft From Cemetery
A 54-year-old Saline man called police to report the theft of flower arrangements from his brother’s grave at Oakwood Cemetery. The man reported a theft in May and another in June.
Mischief in Abandoned Home
Saline Police found two males hanging around in the abandoned home on a South Monroe Street property set for development.
Police were dispatched to the house on the 200 block at around 9:10 p.m. They found a bike and skateboard outside. The home was boarded up but police found openings in the roof.
Police knocked on the door to announce their presence. Two males, a 30-year-old Monroe Street man and his 16-year-old cousin from Fayetteville Arkansas, identified themselves. They said they were just exploring the property and weren’t planning to steal anything or cause damage. Police told them not to return.
Police were unable to located the property owners and do not plan to pursue charges unless requested by the owners.