A Saline woman was arrested after a domestic violence incident on April 11. According to a Saline Police Department report, the woman pulled her mother’s hair, struck her father on the head with a hair dryer, and threatened to punch their grandchild, a toddler.
The incident began when the parents refused the woman’s request for money to buy cigarettes. According to the report, the woman is addicted to Xanax and Adderall.
The woman, according to the report, admitted striking her father with a hairdryer. She told police that her parents said they wanted her to leave the home and that her father physically picked her up and threw her out the front door on to the patio. She said she was injured when she fell on the patio steps. When she got back in the house, she said her father began holding her again, so she grabbed the hair dryer and struck him. He then pushed her out the door a second time just before police arrived.
The strike caused a cut on his forehead. He refused medical treatment.
The prosecutor’s office has authorized three misdemeanor complaints: Aggravated assault, assault and battery and resisting arrest.
(Editor's note: Due to the sensitive nature of domestic cases, some of the details in this story were edited so that the family involved was not as easily identified)
Police Spot Car Fire
Police happened upon a car fire near the Ace Hardware store around noon, April 6.
Police saw a white Chevrolet Equinox engulf in flames and called the fire department. Police requested citizens downwind of the fire to move and then blocked a lane of travel to provide access for fire trucks.
The car belongs to an 80-year-old Saline woman who had parked her car for work just 15 minutes before. When she entered work and employee noticed smoke coming from her car and thought it might be overheating, so he asked for her keys. By the time he had the keys, flames were visible.
A preliminary investigation revealed the cause of the fire was electrical.
Dog Attack Reported
A 66-year-old Lodi Township man called police after a German Shepherd bit his dog.
He was walking his Labrador Retriever on the 400 block of North Ann Arbor when a woman opened her door to get the mail. Her German Shepherd charged out the door and attacked his dog. The woman helped separate the dogs and apologized for the incident.
His dog was not injured in the attack. He told police he did not want charges pressed, but wanted the incident documented in case the dog attacked anyone else. Police contacted the dog’s owner and told her to keep the dog under watch for any health problems and report changes to the Saline Police Department. She was issued a warning for failure to control her dog.