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Thieves Target Cars, Home in Dexter Area

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

The Washtenaw County Sheriff is investigating complaints of stolen property in the Dexter area that occurred between Nov. 29 and Dec. 14.

On Dec. 13, deputies were dispatched to a home in Webster Township in response to a burglary complaint. According to police records, an unknown person forced open the front door then closed the door to make it appear the residence was undisturbed. Cash, jewelry, and electronic items were taken from the home. Sgt. Keith Flores said the suspects used a designer duffel bag taken from the residence to transport stolen items. The case is under investigation.

On Dec. 14, unknown people removed an iPhone, cash, jacket and car keys from a car parked near the 2000 block of Baker Road in the village of Dexter. No other information is available.

Fraud

A woman who lives on the 8000 block of Dexter-Pinckney Road in Dexter Township contacted police on Dec. 6 to inform officers she believed she was a victim of an email scam. According to police records, the woman received an email with a postal money order for $935. She was directed to be a Secret Santa in Saline, cash the money order, keep $200 and send some of the money to an address in Texas. The suspect is untraceable.

Property Damage

  • On Dec. 12, deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff were dispatched to the intersection of Island Lake Road and Dexter-Pinckney Road for an accident. One vehicle traveling westbound on Island Lake Road slowed down for traffic and was hit from behind by another vehicle. No injuries were reported.
  • On Dec. 14, deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff were dispatched to the intersection of Island Lake Road and Dexter-Chelsea Road for an accident at approximately 3:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

For questions about this police report, email daniel.lai@patch.com.

Tom Stoner December 23, 2012 at 01:20 PM
That fraud story is missing a bunch of details, isn't it? Like how does anyone receive an email message WITH at postal money order? Was the money order a counterfiet, stolen, or a forgery? A suspect is untraceable, yet Postal Inspectors and police have an address in Texas to work with? The story, as reported, makes little or no sense.
Daniel Lai December 23, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Hi Tom, Yes it is. Unfortunately that is all the information the sheriff's office will provide us.
Laura Jones December 23, 2012 at 05:07 PM
My guess is it was a PDF of one. Tell someone to print it and cash it and the unfamiliar will be taken in.
Nancy Powell-Caincross December 23, 2012 at 05:09 PM
My thoughts on the email portion. This is probably something we should all look at as you are not able to make deposits to banks by taking a picture of a check, print off coupons, etc. So we have to stay awake to all the scams. If it sounds to good to be true..............................................
Nancy Powell-Caincross December 23, 2012 at 05:50 PM
My thoughts on the email portion. This is probably something we should all look at as you are now able to make deposits to banks by taking a picture of a check, print off coupons, etc. So we have to stay awake to all the scams. If it sounds to good to be true..............................................

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