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Police Investigate Gun Theft in Webster Township

The following information was supplied by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of several guns from a residence in Webster Township.

According to police reports, on Jan. 19, a homeowner in the 7000 block of Base Lake called 911 to report several handguns, long guns, and shotguns taken from his unlocked garage. Deputies said the man heard his dog barking and a vehicle idling outside his house shortly before calling 911.

The case is still under investigation.

Credit Card Fraud

On Jan. 17 at approximately 4 p.m., deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 6000 block of Mast Road in Webster Township for a credit card fraud complaint. According to police reports, on Jan. 16, the victim's credit card was used to purchase merchandise and ship to an address in Michigan. Sgt. Keith Flores said a security company contacted the victim about the charges. As of Jan. 24, the credit card company has not paid the retailer and the retailer has not shipped the merchandise. The investigation is ongoing.

For questions on the police blotter, email daniel.lai@patch.com.

Jim Vollmers January 25, 2013 at 03:29 PM
What the heck is someone doing leaving several firearms in their unlocked garage? The 1st rule of firearms ownership is to make sure that your firearms are secured properly. This person needs to be forced to take some basic firearms ownership classes.
Suzanne Cabana January 25, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Why would someone call the police for stolen credit card numbers? My numbers have been stolen 5 times and I never once called the police. What a wonderful use of our tax dollars!!!!!!!
Laura Jones January 25, 2013 at 04:10 PM
It should be a criminal offense to leave firearms of any sort unsecured. It certainly is irresponsible.
Laura Jones January 25, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Its not that unusual to report a crime and sometimes people are asked to do so by a party involved in a credit card fraud / theft.
Marilyn Wilkie January 25, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Agreed. Careless of them. Now who knows where those guns will be?
Marilyn Wilkie January 25, 2013 at 09:38 PM
You are kidding us right? Five times? And how did that happen? Please educate us. I have never had it happen.

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