Customer allegedly steals own car to avoid paying service bill.

June 15, 2021

Customer allegedly steals own car to avoid paying service bill.

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AMBER TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of Urka Auto Center in the 3736 West US 10/31 Monday, June 14, at 2:15 p.m. for a stolen car, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

“The business had reported a 2006 Cadillac stolen which had been left for repairs by a customer,” said Sheriff Cole. “The vehicle was then located in the park-and-ride parking lot off of US 10 and Brye Road by an MCSO deputy on patrol. The vehicle was on a trailer and was in the process of being loaded onto another trailer. One of the persons found loading the vehicle was the owner of that vehicle, who apparently did not want to pay the service bill. A second subject there, a 45-year-old Shelby woman, was arrested on an outstanding Mason County criminal bench warrant for failure to appear.” 

The car theft case involving a male suspect is under investigation, said Sheriff Cole.

Other MCSO activity Monday, June 14, 2021 includes:

  • 5:35 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury, US 31 freeway north of Oceana Drive, Summit Township.
  • 5:45 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury US 31 freeway south of Chauvez Road overpass, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 2:35 p.m., two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 east of Jebavy Drive, Pere Marquette Township.

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