A Monroe man on parole was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies after he tampered with electronic coin devices and resisted arrest at the Coin Laundry off N. Telegraph Rd. in Frenchtown Township last week.
Deputies were called by the man’s parole officer to the laundry center in the Big Lots’ shopping plaza where the man reportedly made suicidal statements and had cut off his GPS-controlled tether around his leg. The suspect, 28, fled from the building when officers arrived and ran to the CrossPointe Church located off Stewart Rd., where he was taken into custody, a deputy’s report said. The deputies found a pair of white tennis shoes in his possession that were believed to be stolen from the nearby Meijer store earlier in the day. The suspect denied making any suicidal statements.
The sheriff’s office is recommending charges against the suspect of resisting and obstructing a police officer and tampering with an electronic device to the county prosecutor’s office, the report said.
Three injured in traffic accident
Three people were hospitalized for injuries they suffered in a two-car crash at N. Monroe St. and Mall Rd. in Frenchtown Township Friday afternoon.
Frenchtown firefighters were called to the scene about 12:25 p.m. Friday where a mother and her child were taken by Monroe Community Ambulance to Beaumont Hospital in Trenton for treatment of their injuries, said Capt. Joe Smigielski from the fire department. Another ambulance transported another female to ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. None of the injuries were life threatening, Smigielski said.
Both Michigan State Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the crash and directed traffic around the intersection. Firefighters were on scene for about 40 minutes, Smigielski said.
Tires slashed on vehicles
All four tires were slashed on a 2007 Ford F150 pickup and three tires were damaged on a 2008 Cadillac CTS in Ida Township recently.
Both vehicles were parked in the 2800 block of Lewis Ave., a deputy’s report said. The Cadillac also had its hood and passenger side scratched by an unknown object. The owner noticed the vandalism when he left for work.
Honda ATV taken
A dark green Honda Foreman 500 all-terrain vehicle valued at $4,500 was stolen from a garage in London Township last week.
The theft occurred in the 11300 block of Hoffman Rd., a deputy’s report said. The ATV was in good condition, but the vehicle was not driveable due to a damaged tire, the report said.
Laptops, Nintendo switch stolen
Someone stole four Lenovo laptop computers valued at $600 and a Nintendo video game switch worth $200 from the Life Skills Center in Monroe Township recently.
The theft that occurred at the center located at 15515 S. Dixie Hwy. also involved Apple earbuds valued at $150, an unknown amount of loose change, stamps and two monthly bus passes to the Lake Erie Transit system. There are no suspects at this time, a deputy’s report said.
Generator stolen from atop utility pole
A Honda S-2000 generator valued at $300 was stolen from a spot 15 feet in the air and attached to a utility pole in Frenchtown Township.
The generator, owned by Charter Spectrum, was sitting on the pole near N. Dixie Hwy. and E. Hurd Rd., a deputy’s report said. An employee for Spectrum noticed the equipment missing when he went to refuel the generator. A steel chain used to secure the generator was cut, the report said.