Officers from the Saline Police Department are investigating two auto thefts which occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning.
A resident of the 200 block of Mark Hannah Court called police Sunday when a Hummer H3 was stolen sometime between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m.
Police, while searching the area, found the 2007 silver Hummer H3 in a driveway in the Torwood Subdivision. After waiting on the scene for while to see if potential suspects arrived, police made contact with the resident, who had know idea how the vehicle wound up in their driveway.
While police were impounding the vehicle, a nearby resident from the 1100 block of Melrose Court reported that someone stole a while 2008 Chrysler Aspen, sometime between 11 p.m., Saturday, and 12 p.m., Sunday.
In both instances, vehicles were unlocked and keys were in the vehicle.
There are no suspects at this time, according to Police Chief Jerrod Hart. But police believe the suspect(s) stole the H3 and then ditched it for the Chrysler.
“We’re working to get finger prints and DNA from the H3 and then it will be released back to the owners,” Hart said.
There was no apparent damage done to the vehicle.
Saline Police are being assisted by the Washtenaw County auto-theft investigation unit.
Hart was asked if there might be a connection to a series of thefts from vehicles.
“There’s a theory that the person or people behind the sporadic larcenies from vehicles might have graduated to vehicle theft,” Hart said.
Anyone with information should call Saline Police at 734-429-7911. Confidential tips can be left at 1-800-SPEAKUP.
People noticing suspicious behavior in their neighborhood call 734-429-7911.