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Posted on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 11:46 a.m.

Deputies: Man arrested after 3 unsuccessful attempts to break into building

By Kyle Feldscher

A 24-year-old Ypsilanti Township man is charged with attempted burglary after unsuccessfully using a tire iron to try to break into Carry Dairy Tuesday morning.


Ryan Charara

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Ryan Charara has been arraigned on one count of attempted burglary after being arrested at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday outside the store, 979 Ecorse Road. A deputy on patrol near the store saw a vehicle with its engine running parked next to the business and he went to investigate.

According to deputies, Charara was standing next to the building and using a tire iron to try to pry open one of the doors. The deputy got out of his car and ordered Charara to the ground, and placed him under arrest.

After investigating further, the deputy discovered Charara had tried to break into the business by prying open doors and burning locks at two other locations.

Charara is lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail on a 10 percent of $2,000 bond, according to jail records. He also faces charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree retail fraud, records show.

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Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 8:42 a.m.

Pleased to see the police doing a great job. Grab more of these types that are ripping off law abiding citizens. Try raising the bail a little next time, eh judge?

Superior Twp voter

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 6:16 p.m.

Felony arrest "caught in the act" bond amount lower than some traffic violations! Unreal.

Macabre Sunset

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 5:48 p.m.

What often happens in these cases is that the defendant will plead guilty to drug possession, and receive a full sentence for it, rather than risk going to trial and getting a long sentence for burglary. Also, for those looking for employment afterward, it's not great to have a felony drug conviction on your record, but it's a heck of a lot better than a burglary conviction. That adds value to the plea. Something to keep in mind when we talk about the number of drug convictions and the number of residents of various jails. Many times these criminals are in for what we perceive as a "victimless" crime, when that was the plea deal.

Tina Schroeder

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 5:39 p.m.

Most of these people don't have any money any ways. So 200.00 is a lot for them unless they have a friend stupid enough to give the bond money.


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 5:28 p.m.

Not only is he a theif but he is a bad one. I think he needs to find a new profession.


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 5:21 p.m.

Although the bond amount is not meant to be a punishment, our judges need to make the bond amounts a bit more meaningful so that they are an incentive for someone charged with a crime to show up at court, and perhaps to send a "message" to someone. A $200 bond is neither!


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 5:20 p.m.

Burning locks?


Fri, Oct 5, 2012 : 7:28 a.m.

Burnt locks are not good on bagels.


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 4:28 p.m.

"Charara is lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail on a 10 percent of $2,000 bond, according to jail records." So only $200 to get out?


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 10:20 p.m.

Keeping a defendant in jail is a good way to keep the community safe, and judges know that. Why is that so hard to understand?


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 4:35 p.m.

Again, that does not set him "free"! He must appear in court and be tried. The bond is based on whether he's a flight risk, etc. He's also assumed (no matter how much the 'evidence' so far says otherwise) to be innocent until proven guilty IN COURT. The bond should not be used as a punishment.

John of Saline

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 4:16 p.m.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Until the cops notice.


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 3:57 p.m.

A true criminal mastermind. Let's break into the place with the giant cow outside. There's white gold in there!


Thu, Oct 4, 2012 : 5:51 p.m.

I was thinking along the same lines.Even if you drive by there every day you still have a tendency to look at the cow.I had to think about for a second when the article said Carry Dairy.Most people just call it " the cow "