Saline Police Reports: Fired After Sleeping on the Job, Man Scratches Manager's Vehicle

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 06/01/2018 - 16:22

The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized a complaint against a Romulus man accused of scratching the vehicle of his line supervisor, who found he and his girlfriend sleeping on the job at Faurecia, April 23.

According to the police report, the 24-year-old Romulus man was and his 19-year-old girlfriend, of Detroit, were expected to show up on the line. It was the woman’s first day on the job, but she’d had trouble punching in, so instead she decided to go to the break room and sleep. The Romulus man told police that he, too, was having a bad day, and that he decided to join her. He told police he notified his line supervisor that he was going to leave.

The man in charge of the line, a 57-year-old Inkster man, told police he couldn’t find the new employee. He found her in the break room, asleep with her boyfriend. He notified the supervisor, who fired both. Security escorted them from the plant. A witness said she saw two people scratching the car and that she took a photo of the incident.

The Romulus man told police he picked up a rock and scratched the man’s vehicle because he was mad at him for getting him fired. He said his girlfriend had nothing to do with the damage. The woman told police she did not damage the vehicle.

Malicious Destruction of Property is a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to one year in jail and up to three times the cost of the damage caused.

Lottery Tickets Stolen

Saline Police investigated after a woman walked out of the Saline BP on East Michigan with $206 of $1 lottery tickets.

According to the employee at BP, the woman came into the store at around 9 a.m. May 25 and bought a winning lottery ticket. She returned to the store several times to buy more tickets between 9 a.m. and noon, telling the clerk she was waiting for her boyfriend at Caliper Staffing. At 12:13 p.m., she returned to the store and bout $206 worth of tickets and a pop. She shoved the items into her bag and then acted like she’d forgotten her credit card. She told the clerk she was going to her vehicle, a black Kia, to get her card and that she would be right back. Instead, when she got in the Kia, it quickly sped away. The vehicle was driven by a male.

Police contacted Caliper Staffing and learned the male’s identity. He is 30-year-old Ypsilanti man on probation and wanted on 19 valid warrants. He told police the woman was his sister and that he’d make sure the store was repaid. Police told him no charges would be pressed if that happened.

Man Cited for Trespassing

Saline Police issued a trespassing citation against 51-year-old Saline man on May 25.

The man had been ordered by police not to visit his neighbor at the Maple Road mobile home community after three men were involved in a May 23 physical confrontation that resulted in assault allegations.  On May 25, the 51-year-old man knocked on his neighbor’s door. According to the man, he had brought two bags of food to his neighbor to make amends. His neighbor called police, who issued the trespass citation and advised him not to return or he would be arrested.

Man Accused of Striking Son

The Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has authorized an assault and battery charge against a 49-year-old Austin Drive man accused of pushing his son and hitting him in the head. The incident occurred May 27. The teenager was released to his mother. Child protective services were notified.

Planter Missing from Oakwood Cemetery

A 55-year-old Saline man reported a planter was missing from his mother’s grave in Oakwood Cemetery. He told police plants were taken from his mother’s and brother’s grave on two separate locations in 2017.

Dog Bites Man

A 34-year-old Saline man called police after he was bitten by a dog May 27. The man was walking dog in his neighborhood when a fluffy-haired dog charged from the fenced area of his yard toward his dog. While trying to prevent his dog from being attacked, the other dog bit his left hand. He received stitches to close the wound.

Police visited the home from which the dog escaped, near Highland and Bennett. The woman told police her dog is aggressive toward bigger dogs and that her dog escaped from a hole in the fence that was previously unknown to her. She provided police with papers showing the dog’s vaccinations were current. Police advised her to fix her fence and keep her dog confined to her residence for 10 days.



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