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Police Blotter: Officers Investigate Suspicious Subjects and Stolen Property Reports

Here's a look at some of the police activity around Dexter this week.

Suspicious Person

On Friday, deputies with the responded to a report of suspicious subjects in the area of Island Lake Road and Sand Hill in Dexter. It was reported that the subjects were going up to various houses in the subdivision. According to police reports, a deputy located the vehicle and subjects on Wylie Road. The occupants work for an inspection company and were checking on residences in the area that were due for home inspections.

The sheriff's substation in Dexter also has received phone calls related to a suspicious female in her early 20s, driving a dark-colored sport utility vehicle, who was approaching homes in the Webster Township area. Officers have not made contact with the woman and no further information was provided by Sgt. Beth Gieske.

Gieske said residents should ask

Fraud

On Thursday, a deputy with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office made contact with a caregiver for an elderly female who resides on Central Street. The elderly female received a phone call from 866-661-2705. The caller told the woman that the caller was with Medicaid and needed information to issue a new card. The victim provided pertinent information regarding her identity and banking information.

According to police, the phone number belongs to an unknown answering service. Sgt. Beth Gieske said individuals should be cautious about providing pertinent information to unknown subjects.

Larceny

On Wednesday, a deputy with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department responded to two separate but related reports of larceny from a motor vehicle in the 7100 block of Dexter-Pinckney Road, north of North Territorial Road.

A 2007 Chrysler Aspen received multiple damage from attempts by an unknown subject to break out the windows of the vehicle, according to police reports. In addition, the driver's side window of a 2006 Saturn Vue was broken out. The suspect removed a purse from the vehicle. Both vehicles were parked in an area that would be visible to individuals driving on Dexter-Pinckney Road. Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. Mark Mesko at 734-971-8400, Ext. 67229.

Vandalism

On Thursday, a deputy with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle damage complaint in the 3200 block of Dover Street. According to police reports, the victim's 2005 Ford Freestyle was parked in the driveway when the rear window was broken out. The damage occurred Tuesday or Wednesday.

Stolen vehicle

On March 11, deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department investigated the report of a stolen vehicle from the 2500 block of Huron River Drive. According to reports, a 2006 Ford Focus had been taken from the location. Deputies recovered the vehicle around 5 p.m. A 21-year-old male suspect from Ann Arbor was taken into custody for two outstanding traffic-related warrants. He was turned over to the Van Buren Police Department.

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