Thief/thieves swap valid license plate for stolen one in store parking lot.

October 5, 2020

Thief/thieves swap valid license plate for stolen one in store parking lot.


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AMBER TOWNSHIP — A woman reported to police that she found a license plate affixed to her vehicle that was parked in the Meijer store parking lot on US 10 that was not hers, and her original plate was missing, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

The theft was reported Saturday, Oct. 3, at 3:20 p.m.

“Deputies learned this plate was stolen out of the Detroit area,” Cole said. The plate stolen off the complainant’s vehicle is AKS775/MI.

The following is other police activity the over the weekend:

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020:

  • 7:52 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Townline Road west of Quarterline Road, Victory Township.
  • 8 a.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, Bryant Road and Jebavy Drive, (MCSO), Pere Marquette Township.
  • 2:08 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, minor injury, US 10 east of Brye Road, Amber Township.
  • 3:07 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 31 north of Decker Road, Sherman Township.
  • 3:15 p.m., (Michigan State Police), car/deer crash, Masten Road neare Hawley Road, Logan Township.
  • 6:41 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, Custer Road near Johnson Road, Custer Township.
  • 8:15 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, Free Soil Road near DArr Road, Free Soil Township.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020:

  • 1:51 a.m., (MCSO),  a 50-year-old Bay City man was arrested for operating while intoxicated with a high blood alcohol content following a traffic stop, Pere Marquette Highway and First Street, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 5:58 a.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 east of Meyers Road, Amber Township.
  • 6:15 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Pere Marquette Highway north of Conrad Road, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 7:09 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Pere Marquette Highway south of Iris Road, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 12:06 p.m., (MCSO), assist to fire department with traffic, 6100 block of E Decker Rd (Sheridan Township.
  • 4:03 p.m., (MCSO),  two-vehicle crash, no injury, State and Main streets, Village of Custer.
  • 8:07 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, US 31 near Free Soil Road, Grant Township.

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020:

  • 8:06 a.m., (MCSO), damaged property, 6700 block of West Decker Road, Hamlin Township. The complainant reported a mailbox was smashed and damaged and a political campaign sign stolen from the yard.
  • 2:06 p.m., (MCSO), one-vehicle crash, minor injury, Quarterline Road south of Nurnberg Road, Grant Township.
  • 5:47 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Hawley Road east of Morton Road, Riverton Township.

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