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 Any tips that lead to the arrest of the responsible person or persons will earn the caller a cash reward.  We will protect your identity!  Help us stop crime in Lenawee County!

 

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Press Release

Date:  January 20, 2012

Nature: Armed Bank Robbery

Authority:  Cambridge Township Police

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for the public's help with information about a Bank Robbery that occurred at the Onsted State Savings Bank located at 112 S. Main St., Onsted, MI. On January 19, 2012 at 10:13am a lone white male entered the bank armed with a black-colored handgun and a white bag. The suspect ordered the two bank tellers to give the suspect an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect ordered the tellers to lay on the floor while the suspect fled the bank in an unknown direction.

The suspect's description is a white male, 6'2" tall, medium build, wearing a tan Carhart-type jacket, black bib-type snowmobile pants, gloves, white tennis shoes, and a black ski mask.

 

If you know anything about this crime you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 

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Press Release

Date:  October 3, 2011

Nature: Sexual Assault

Authority:  Clinton Police Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for the public's help. On Thursday September 29, 2011 at approximately 7:50pm the Clinton Police Department was sent to Tate Park in the Village of Clinton regarding a female that was sexual assaulted in the Island Park area of the park. The female victim said she had been jogging through Tate Park between 7:15pm and 7:30pm. The female victim said after she crossed over the bridge that leads from Tate Park to Island Park, she was confronted by a loan white male who grabbed her from behind forcing her down a secluded path where the lone male assaulted her.

 

The victim was transported to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor where she was treated for her injuries and released.

 

The suspect is described as a white male believed to be in his early to mid-thirties, 5'3"-5'5" tall, stocky build, strawberry blonde goatee. The male suspect was last seen wearing blue jeans and work type boots, and had a black stocking hat pulled down to his eyes. He was also wearing a black or dark blue varsity type jacket with a St Louis Cardinals logo on back of the jacket. A composite of the suspect and jacket type is shown below.

 

If you know anything about this crime you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 

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Press Release

Date:  October 29 2010

Nature:  Home Invasion with a gun, Sexual Assault/Robbery

Authority:  Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

 

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for the public’s help with information about a Home Invasion, Sexual Assault and theft of the family truck. At approximately 11:00 PM on October 27, 2010 a residence on Lime Creek Hwy, Medina Township in Lenawee County was forcibly entered by at least three masked men, dressed in dark clothing and armed with a handgun.  The intruders forced open the front door at the same time as a gunshot came through a window of the residence.  The victims are a husband and his wife in their early 30’s and their two young boys ages 5 and 8. The family was tied up and blindfolded by the suspects during the incident. The suspects then ransacked the home and stole cash, firearms, electronics, tools, as well as the family pickup. The pickup was recovered several hours later burned in a Hillsdale County Game Preserve. One of the suspects sexually assaulted a female at the residence before leaving the home; the female was treated and released from the hospital.

The suspects are described as being average height, medium build wearing dark colored clothes, gloves and a full face mask. No other information is available at this time.

The suspects were in the home for about one hour.  After the suspects left the residence, one of the children was able to free himself and subsequently freed the rest of the family.  The father was able to call 911 at 12:03AM.

ON NOVEMBER 16, 2010 CRIME STOPPERS ANNOUNCED THAT CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY AT LEAST $1,500.00 FOR INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO THE ARREST OF THE PERSON’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CRIME.

If anyone has any information about this crime, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers

 


Press Release

Date:  July 15 2010

Nature:  Home Invasion/Robbery

Authority:  Adrian City Police Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for the public’s help regarding six home invasion/ robberies that have occurred in the City of Adrian. These incidents have occurred between the dates of June 18, 2009 thru July 11, 2010 during the night time or early morning hours. In all of the incidents the suspect knocks on the front door and asks to use the telephone for assistance, or he lies and waits for the elderly females to get home. When the female gets home, the suspect approaches the victims. In all of these incidents the females live alone. It is also believed that the suspect may have been observing the homes prior to committing the crimes. So far it is believed that only one suspect is involved and may have a vehicle parked in the area, but at this point no vehicle has been seen.

The dates and location of the incidents are listed below.

June 18, 2009 in the 600 blk. of Budlong St. at 12:24 am.

July 20, 2009 in the 1100 blk. of June Lane, at 10:36 pm.

March 10, 2010 in the 900 blk. of E. Siena Hgts. at 8:45 pm

March 20, 2010 in the 100 blk. of N. Madison St. at 7:30 am.

March 22, 2010 in the 300 blk. of Budlong St. at 9:00 pm.

July 11, 2010 in the 800 blk. of Sheffield Ave.  at 9:48 pm.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 – 30 years of age, between 5’9 and 6’3, short brown hair, medium build wearing dark clothing. The contact with the victim is less than 2-3 minutes.

If anyone has any information about this crime, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers

 


Press Release

Date:  July 12, 2010

Nature:  Business Break-In

Authority:  Madison Township Police Cheif Gerald Haensler

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking the public's help in identifying the persons responsible for the breaking and entering and theft of money from the Habitat for Humanity Restore located at 2811 Treat Hwy. Adrian, MI. Madison Township.  The break in occurred during the night time hours on 7/13/2010.  The perpetrators entered the office area through a window and looked through the office area. They then entered another room, and found an undisclosed amount of cash and fled out a side door. We are asking for the public's help in finding the persons responsible for this break in at one of Lenawee Counties Charities that help so mamy people.

If you have any information you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers.

 


Press Release

Date:  May 21, 2010

Nature:  Armed Robbery

Authority:  Adrian City Police Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect who robbed the Buddy's Mini-Mart Convenience Store located at US-223 and Sand Creek Hwy, in the City of Adrian. On May 18th at 12:23 am, a lone male entered the store wearing a green Halloween- type mask. The suspect was brandishing what appeared to be a large caliber handgun; the suspect pointed the handgun at the female clerk, who was vacuuming at the time. The gun was described by the clerk as being silver in color with black grips. The robber ordered the clerk behind the counter and asked for all the money. He ordered her to the floor behind the counter and calmly walked out the door and headed toward the east. The subject was wearing gloves and none of his body was exposed. He is believed to be a white male in his 20's.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.


 


Press Release

Date:  May 3, 2010

Nature:  15 Day Time Break-Ins

Authority:  Michigan State Police and Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

 

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is requesting assistance in identifying the composite of the person shown below. This person is described as being possibly a Hispanic male, 5'5 to 5'7, slim build, with a full beard with a slight curl to facial hair. This person broke into a home in Rollin Township on April 23rd just before noon. The suspect knocked on the door to the residence and when no one answered the door the suspect pulled his vehicle, which is described as a black SUV- type vehicle possibly a Ford Escape, up to the back door of the home. The suspect then kicked the back door in and entered the residence. Once inside the residence the suspect was confronted in the kitchen by a teenage boy who was home and in the residence. The suspect then fled the area in the black SUV- type vehicle in an unknown direction.

 

Investigators believe this person could be responsible for 15 break-ins in 7 days in Lenawee County and may have committed one break-in in Hillsdale County. These 15 break-ins occurred in the southern part of Lenawee County from the Monroe County line on the east and Hillsdale County line on the west. These break-ins border the Ohio line on the south and US- 223 on the north. It is possible these break-ins may cross US- 223 on the north but investigators are still looking into 2 break-ins, that occurred yesterday.

 

Anyone with information concerning these crimes or who might be able to identify the composite shown below should contact Crime Stoppers.


 


 

Press Release

Date:  April 26, 2010

Nature:  Several Break-Ins

Authority:  Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is requesting the public's help in solving 5 Break-Ins that occurred in the southwest part of Lenawee County between April 22nd thru April 24th, 2010.

The first call was from the 1600 block of Packard Rd near Morse Hwy. in Fairfield Twp. This incident occurred after the homeowner left the residence for 2 hours. When the homeowner returned home, she discovered the break-in.

 

The second call was from the 4000 block of Horton Rd. near Sand Creek Hwy. in Fairfield Twp. and the homeowner was home sleeping in the residence. When the homeowner woke up he discovered someone had pried on the doorframe to his home trying to gain access to the residence.

 

The third call was from a business located in the 400 block of South US 127 in Hudson Twp. The suspects broke out a window to gain access to the business. Once inside money was stolen.

 

The fourth call was from the 7900 block of Morey Hwy. near Canandaigua Rd. in Medina Twp. This break-in was discovered by the paper delivery person and the suspects entered the building thru a broken out window.

 

The fifth call was from the 3500 block of W. Mulberry Rd. near Sand Creek Hwy. in Fairfield Twp. It is believed that this residence may have been entered at least on 2 occasions while the homeowner was out of town.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 


 

Press Release

Date:  February 1, 2010

Nature:  2 Armed Robberies

Authority:  Adrian City Police Department & Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for information concerning 2 armed robberies that occurred on Friday January 29th in the City of Adrian and in Madison Township. The first robbery occurred at 8:50pm at the Motel 6 located on Maumee St. near US 223. A lone male subject entered the motel lobby with a silver colored handgun. Once inside the lone gunman demanded the clerk give him all the money. The suspect was inside the motel lobby less than 1 minute and fled out the front door with the cash drawer and ran toward US 223 on foot

 

The second robbery occurred at 9:12pm at the Motel 8 on US 223 near M 52. A lone male subject entered the motel lobby with a silver colored handgun. Once inside the lone gunman demanded the clerk give him all the money. The suspect was again only inside the motels lobby for a minute or less and fled out the front door with the cash drawer and ran toward US 223 and M 52.

 

The suspect is described as a white male, about 6' tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark colored mask, faded blue jeans, tan work style boots, gloves with a silver colored handgun.  No one was injured during this incident. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 


 

Press Release

Date:  January 26, 2010

Nature:  Snowplow Theft

Authority:  Adrian City Police Department & Madison Township Police

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for the public's help in identifying the subject(s) responsible for the theft of a Boss XT 8'2 V-Snow Plow and the attempted theft of a second identical Boss V-Snow Plow from another location. On the evening of November 19th or early morning of November 20th, someone entered a fenced- in business lot by cutting the lock from a gate located in the 1100 block of Treat Hwy in the City of Adrian. Once inside the fenced in area, the suspect(s) drove up to the snow plow and hooked the snow plow up to their vehicle and drove off with the snow plow.

 

The second location is located in the 2600 block of Treat Hwy in Madison Township. The suspect(s) attempted to saw the lock that secured the gate to the fenced in business lot. The suspect(s) were not able to gain entry into the lot. Investigators at both locations observed the same tire impressions at both locations and believes these incidents are related.

 

Investigators have learned that Hillsdale County Michigan, Fulton County & Lucas County Ohio have had thefts of the same Boss brand snow plow.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 


 

Press Release

Date:  January 11, 2010

Nature:  Theft of Trailer/Snowmobile

Authority: Hudson Police Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for information about the theft of a 2004 Black 24' Triton enclosed snowmobile trailer with Michigan registration A036232 that was stolen from the M & S Complex located on M-34 in the City of Hudson. The trailer and snowmobiles were stolen sometime between September 29, 2009 and October 15; 2009.This trailer was parked on the Complex's property behind a building and could not be seen from the road. Inside the trailer were 5 Arctic Cat snowmobiles. 1-F8 green in color with a VIN of 4UF08SNW47T126674, 1-F6 Black, white and bright pink in color with a VIN of 4UFO7SNW47T126674, 1 Saber Cat 500 black in color with a VIN of 4UF06SNW06T128200, 1-ZL 800 black in color with a VIN of 4UF03SNW83T158677and 1 ZR 800 also black in color with a VIN of 4UF03SNW53T163108. All of the snowmobiles had MI registration tags.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 


 

Press Release

Date:  July 7, 2009

Nature:  Wheat Field Fires

Authority:  Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers is requesting the publics help in trying to catch the person or persons responsible for burning wheat fields. During the month of July over the last several years Lenawee County has experienced several standing and stubble wheat field fires that have occurred in the southern part of Lenawee County. These fires usually occur in rural areas, along lightly traveled roads and these fires have been determined to be arson, these fires have cost farmers several thousands of dollars in crop loss. These wheat field fires have also occurred in counties that border Lenawee County in Michigan, as well as Ohio. Crime Stoppers is requested that people who drive back roads to and from work or live in a rural area to watch for suspicious activity in and around areas where wheat is planted and if you observe something suspicious report that activity to your local police.

 

If you know anything about these wheat field fires that have occurred over the last several years you are requested to contact Crime Stoppers.

 

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers.

 


 

Press Release

Date:  June 18, 2009

Nature: Aggravated Assault

Authority:  Adrian Police Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for the publics help regarding an assault that occurred on August 31, 2008.  The assault took place in the 200 block of Sarah St. in the city of Adrian. During the assault, 4 unknown black males approached the victim and his wife near the intersection of Sarah St. and Frank St.  After making several verbal threats one, of the suspects struck the male in the face causing serious injury.  The 4 suspects then ran a short distance on foot before getting into a silver Dodge Intrepid that had stopped on Church St.  The suspects are described as ranging in age from 20-30 years old.

 

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers.


 

Press Release

Date:  May 13, 2009

Nature: Theft from Vehicles at Devils Lake

Authority:  Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers is asking for information, concerning several vehicles that were broken into while parked in their driveways on Devils Lake. On April 9th during the night time hours, at least 3 vehicles were broke into and several items were stolen from these vehicles in the Wildwater Beach/Round Lake Hwy area. On April 14th during  the night time hours, at least 7 vehicles were broken into and several items were stolen in the Walnut Hill/Devils Lake Hwy area. Some of the items that were stolen during these break ins are GPS units, radar detectors, car radios, money and tools. At one of the locations the home owner had a working surveillance system which caught parts of the break in and showed the suspect vehicle. This vehicle is a 2 door, light colored car with a sunroof.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers.




 

Press Release

Date:  May 8, 2009

Nature: 1982 Fatal Fire near Deerfield

Authority:  Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

Help Crime Stoppers find suspects in a 1982 fatal fire near Deerfield

Lenawee County Crime Stoppers needs your help to find the person or persons responsible for a fatal fire that claimed the lives of two 17 yr. old Deerfield High School sophomores, more than 27 yrs. ago.

At 12:43 a.m. on May 10th, 1982, firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 5118 Pieh Hwy., located about three miles from the Village limits of Deerfield.  Upon their arrival, firefighters found the two-story home fully engulfed by flames.

The bodies of David Ray Cole, who lived at the house, and his best friend, Timothy Paul Fowler, were found in the windowless bathroom of the house.  The bathroom was located adjacent to the kitchen, where fire investigators believe the blaze started.

Cole's mother Sandra Hall, and his stepfather, Matt, were out of the State visiting relatives when the fire took place.

Both youths were found in their street clothes, according to fire investigators, indicating that they may have been awake when the fire started.  Police ruled the fire "suspicious" in nature and were unable to determine why the boys sought refuse in the bathroom of the structure and didn't leave the house after the blaze began.

 

Police believe people in the Lenawee and Monroe areas have knowledge of who is responsible for this incident.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers.

 


 

Press Release 

Date:  March 9, 2009

Nature: Damage to Digital Sign

Authority:  Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is asking for information relating to the damage of a digital sign at the Sand Creek High School located at 6518 Sand Creek Hwy. This sign was installed in mid January, 2009 and has been damaged 3 times since it was installed. On February 13, 2009 someone threw a blunt object at the sign, causing at least $1,500.00 damage. On February 20, 2009 someone again threw an object at the sign, causing damage again. On March 7, 2009 it is believed that 2 people walked up to the sign and threw a blunt object at the sign, and removed some of the light panels from the sign, causing $2,000.00 damage to the sign.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 


 

Press Release 

Date:  December 28, 2008

Nature: Break In at Convenience Store

Authority:  Lenawee County Sheriff Department

NARRATIVE:

On November 23, 2008 at 5:30am police units responded to PS Food Mart located at 10995 W. Carleton Rd. Clayton, MI. for a glass breakage alarm. Upon arrival, officers found that someone had pried on the window removing the window glass from the frame, but did not get into the building, due to a security gate covering the window. The suspect was driving a full size van and fled before police arrived.

 

On December 23, 2008 at 2:30am police units responded to PS Food Mart located at 10995 W. Carleton Rd. Clayton, MI. for a glass breakage alarm. Upon arrival, officers found a glass window broke out, and the rear door open. Officer watched the surveillance video and observed a lone subject broke out the window, crawled thru the security gate and entered the office area , then entered the store area. The suspect then stole cigarettes and fled out the back door. The suspect was only in the store for 3 minutes. The suspect then fled to a vehicle parked a short distance away

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 

 


 

Press Release 

Date:  October 18, 2008

Nature:  Breaking & Entering of a Business and Safe

Authority:  Madison Township Police

NARRATIVE:

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee is requesting the publics help in solving a business break-in that occurred during the late night hours of October 17th or the early morning hours of October 18th. Someone broke into the Farm Bureau Oil located at 4021 S. Adrian Hwy in Madison Township. The suspect(s) entered the building by breaking out a window. Once inside the building the suspect(s) broke into the safe and stole an undetermined amount of cash, checks, and a 17" computer flat screen monitor.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stopper.

 


 

Press Release 

Date:  July 15, 2008 

Nature:  Wheat Field Fires 

Authority:  Lenawee County Sheriff Department

 

NARRATIVE: 

Crime Stoppers is requesting the publics help in trying to catch the person or persons responsible for burning wheat fields. On July 15, 2008 about 2:45pm fire official responded to a standing wheat field fire which burnt 35 acres of wheat on Horton Rd Near Neuroth Hwy in Ogden Township. This fire was confirmed to be arson by the Monroe County Sheriff Department fire investigation unit.

 

During the month of July over the last three years Lenawee County has experienced several standing and stubble wheat field fires. These fires usual accrue in rural areas, along lightly traveled roads and these fires have been determined to be arson; these fires have cost farmers several thousands of dollars in crop loss. These wheat field fires have also occurred in counties that border Lenawee County in Michigan as well as Ohio. Crime Stoppers is requested that people who drive back roads to and from work or live in a rural area to watch for suspicious active in and around areas where wheat is planted and if you observe something suspicious report that activity to your local police.

If you know anything about this wheat field fire or any of the other wheat field fires that occurred over the last three years you are requested to contact Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stopper.

 

 


 

Press Release 

Date: July 10, 2007 

Nature: Field Fires 

Authority: Lenawee County Sheriff Department 

NARRATIVE: 

The Lenawee County Sheriff Department, Palmyra Fire Department, and the Riga Fire Department are asking for the public's assistance in locating the person or persons responsible for several wheat field fires during the last couple of days. 

The first fire occurred on July 8th at about 10:00 a.m. on Ridgeville Rd., west of Loar Hwy.

The second fire occurred on July 8th at about 10:00 a.m. on Loar Hwy., south of Ridgeville Rd.

The third fire occurred on July 8th at about 10:00 a.m. on Lipp Hwy., south of Ridgeville Rd.

The fourth fire occurred on July 9th at about 3:26 p.m. on Pence Hwy. and Mulberry Rd.  This fire consumed 45 acres of standing wheat and was extinguished before it reached a home and barn.

There has also been several similar wheat field fires in the two neighboring bordering counties close to the Lenawee County fires.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Press Release

Date: June 2 2007

Nature: Bomb Threat

Authority: County of Lenawee

NARRATIVE:

The County of Lenawee is requesting your assistance inidentifying the  person or person(s) that wrote a threat of a bomb on the bathroon stall wall on the 1st floor bathroom near the Michigan Works Area office on Thursday May 31, 2007 at 5:30pm at the Lenawee County owed Human Services Building at 1040 S. Winter St. Adrian, MI. The second bomb threat was written on June 1, 2007 at 11:30am in the bathroom near the Lenawee County Health Department and this bomb threat was written on a paper towel in the bathroom on the 2nd floor(main) floor, both of these threats were written in the woman's public bathroom.

 

This investigation is being handled by the Adrian City Police. If you have any information about either of these two bomb threats you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 


 

Press Release

Date: February 23, 2007

Nature: School Break-Ins

Authority: Hudson Police

NARRATIVE:

The Hudson Police Department is investigating three breaking and entering complaints that occured at the Hudson Area Schools, and the Hudson Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in solving these crimes.

The 1st incident occured during the late evening hours on January 9, 2007 or the early morning hours on January 10, 2007 at the Hudson High School/Middle School building at 771 North Maple Grove Hudson. The building was entered and several offices were broke into along with a safe. Money and precscription drugs were taken during the break-in and several vending machines were also broken into and the money was removed from the vending machines.

The 2nd incident occured at the Hudson High School and Lincoln Elementary School in the late evening hours of February 13, 2007 or the early morning hours of February 14, 2007. Both buildings were forcibly entered and the offices were broke into and cash was taken from both buildings offices during these break-ins.

 

The 3rd incident occrured at 4:26am on February 20, 2007 when a Hudson Police officer on patrol observed a male subject dressed in dark clothing inside the Lincoln Elementary school building. The officer lost sight of the suspect and the suspect escaped from the south end of the school building. The school building was forcibly entered, but nothing was stolen during this break-in. The suspect in the last break-in was descrbied as being average height and weight and wearing dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

 

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