Saline Man Arrested for Reckless Driving, Leaving Scene After Crashing Into Mills Street Home

 08/10/2018 - 15:52

A 27-year-old Saline man was charged with reckless driving and failing to stop after a crash after he crashed his girlfriend’s Ford Explorer into a Mills Street home July 7. The 24-year-old  woman has also been charged with providing police with false information about the crash.

Police were called by a Mills Street woman who complained someone drove through her lawn and caused damage. Police investigated and determined the vehicle drove through pushes, knocked down part of a pine tree struck the front of a home, knocking down wooden support posts, and then knocked a hole in the brick wall of a garage. Police found broken pieces of the vehicle indicating it was a Ford.

Officers Chris Boulter and Dave Ringe canvassed the area looking for a Ford SUV or Ford F-150. Police found a damaged Ford Explorer on the 200 block of Russell Street and linked the vehicle to the crash scene.

Police learned the owner was the 24-year-old Saline woman, who at first denied knowing anything about the crash. On July 9, police interviewed her boyfriend. He told police they were drinking at a party and he somehow drove off the road, through some bushes and into the side of a home.

Man Arrested for Carrying Concealed Weapon

Saline Police arrested a 36-year-old Saline man for carrying a concealed weapon Aug. 9.

Around midnight, police stopped a Ford 150 pickup truck for no tail lights. During the traffic stop, the driver told police he was carrying a hand gun. He told police he once had a concealed pistol license but that he’d let it lapse. He said he didn’t need a license because he was open carrying.

Police arrested him for carrying a concealed weapon, telling the man that a person can’t “open carry” in a vehicle.

Police confiscated a Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun that was holstered on the man’s right hip. The weapon was properly registered to the owner. Police said the man was cooperative.

Lighting Damaged on Rosemont

A 29-year-old Rosemont Street woman called police after someone damaged her outdoor lighting. She told police she spent Aug. 6 at the lake with family. When she returned she noticed the hanging outdoor lights in the backyard were laying on the ground. Someone cut the string of lights and pulled them down.

Ladder Stolen

The owner of Cani Nails in The Oaks plaza said someone took a silver 10-foot ladder from behind his business. He told police he placed the ladder near his rear door around 11 a.m., Aug. 8. When closing the business around 10 p.m., the ladder was gone.

Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving

A Britton woman whose license was suspended as a result of drunk driving charges was arrested on another drunk driving charge in Saline, June 29. An anonymous caller told police a woman exited a Jeep Grand Cherokee carrying a can of beer and stumbled around the parking lot. Police arrived and watched the woman. When the woman pulled out on to Keveling Drive, police followed and stopped her on Michigan Avenue. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit.

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