A 17-year-old Saline teenager accused of using his phone to record a 16-year-old co-worker changing clothes has been arraigned in Washtenaw 14A District Court.
Both the accused and the victim worked as lifeguards at the Saline Rec Center. The incident occurred Feb. 15.
The victim told police she was changing in the unisex lifeguard locker room when she noticed a phone placed oddly in shoes placed on a nearby bench. She inspected the phone and saw that it had been recording for more than eight minutes. She deleted the video but couldn’t enter the phone to permanently delete the file. She recognized the phone as belonging to a 17-year-old who was working that day. She brought to phone to co-workers and told them what happened. One of the co-workers took the phone and said he would get it deleted. He approached the suspect and told him to permanently delete the file.
Police interviewed the suspect, who said he didn’t know about the recording until his co-worker handed him the phone. The suspect denied making the recording. He said he may have accidently activated the video camera when he placed his phone in the shoe. He told police that he did permanently delete the video.
The prosecutor’s office authorized a complaint of capturing an image of an unclothed person. If convicted the suspect could face as much as five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. In addition, since the victim is a minor, the accused would be placed on the sex offender’s list. He was arraigned on the charge May 30. A probable cause conference is scheduled for June 13.
Complaint Filed Against Student With Knife
A 15-year-old Pittsfield Township boy will face charges for possessing a knife at the Saline Alternative High School.
The school’s principal Carol Melcher called police after discovering the student had brought and concealed the weapon at school April 25. The boy’s father had called the school concerned his son might have brought the knife to school. Principal Melcher confronted the student who showed him the folding 3.5-inch knife.
The student told police he wanted knife for an after-school activity and didn’t want to go home to pick it up after school
Super Drunk Charged After Hit and Run
A 50-year-old Clark Street man faces three charges, including driving while “super drunk,” after being arrested May 9.
Police were called are 3:15 p.m. for a hit a run. Dispatch said the crash occurred at Michigan Avenue and Maple Road, and that the at-fault driver fled the scene with the victim following. Police rolled up on the vehicles in the Rolling Meadows Subdivision near North Harris Street and Harper Drive.
The driver of the offending vehicle appeared very intoxicated and had food on his face, according to police. After a series of field sobriety tests, a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol of .307 – nearly four times the legal limit of .08. The man was transported by Huron Valley Ambulance to the University of Michigan Hospital for evaluation. Blood was drawn for another blood alcohol test.
The man’s Chevrolet Impala was towed.
The prosecutor’s office authorized for three misdemeanor charges: Operating with a high blood alcohol content, operating while intoxicated, and failure to stop at the scene of a property damage accident.