Many Vehicles Damaged, Broken Into In Scio Township


Vehicle vandalism and theft were the crimes of choice last week in Scio Township. Transgressions involving vehicles were the only kind reported from last Tuesday, Sept. 19 through Monday, Sept. 25.

Scio suffered three offenses of vehicle vandalism.

The first incident occurred sometime mid-afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the 800 block of Fairway Park Dr. The victim discovered a brick paver on the hood of her vehicle which left damage to the paint and a small dent. This was around 6 p.m. in the evening after her vehicle had been parked in her driveway without a scratch to her knowledge all afternoon.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s department has no leads on where the brick paver came from or who did it and is no longer investigating this case.

“X” marked the spot in the second vandalism incident that occurred overnight on Friday, Sept. 22. The victim awoke the next morning to find a large “X” scratched onto the trunk of her vehicle that was parked at an apartment complex at the 400 block of Talon Dr. Authorities are unsure of what was used to make this scratch as nothing was left behind, but they are still investigating and searching for the perpetrator.

Between Sunday, Sept. 24, and Monday, Sept. 25, the final act of vehicle vandalism transpired. A car parked in front of a residence at the 100 block of Sycamore Ln. was dented in two spots on the driver’s side. At this point, police do not know how or why this vehicle was damaged, but they are continuing to investigate.

These crimes are unrelated, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department.

Larceny also badgered Scio vehicles last week, with two incidences reported.

Five cases of pop were stolen from a trailer turned food wagon at some point between Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 21. The trailer was parked next to a commercial building and was locked, but authorities noticed signs of forced entry. A culprit has yet to be identified in this case that is still under investigation.

A wallet was stolen in the second and final incident of vehicle theft. The owner of a car parked overnight at an apartment complex at the 1000 block of Rabbit Run Cir. woke up on Monday, Sept. 25, to find the center console ransacked and wallet gone. It is unknown whether or not the vehicle was locked, but there was no damage inflicted, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department. Investigation is ongoing and as of publish and no suspect has been identified.

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