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Posted on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 10:08 a.m.

Gunshots cause $12,500 in damage to Superior Township cell tower

By Kyle Feldscher

A Metro PCS cell tower in Superior Township suffered about $12,500 in damage after someone recently fired gunshots at the property, according to sheriff’s deputies.

The damage was reported on Wednesday; the exact time of the incident is unknown. The cell tower is located in the 2200 block of Ridge Road, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

The cell tower and phones lines were damaged, deputies reported.

There are no suspects at this time, and the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call 734-973-7711

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Sun, Jun 24, 2012 : 4:49 a.m.

Maybe it's a new enforcement techique to curb cell phone use while driving.


Fri, Jun 22, 2012 : 1:28 p.m.

Wonder if it was connected to the thft of weapons eing stolen i the eihborod as reported in another sory today.


Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 7:41 p.m.

Left-wingers don't REGISTER their guns. They have plenty. But, it would be an effective way to stop celling, texting and driving. Liberals without cell phones: the other speechless talking heads.


Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 7:06 p.m.

One way to get revenge over a bill


Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 4:46 p.m.

Have people forgotten ?. "Left-wingers" don't own guns.


Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 4:41 p.m.

There are a lot of fireworks going off in several areas, it is hard for me to tell the difference. None will go off on my property, it scares my animals.

Ann English

Sat, Jun 23, 2012 : 12:40 a.m.

When I think of the sounds of fireworks and guns, the fireworks give off low-pitched booms, and the guns make an obviously higher-pitched sound.

Ron Granger

Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 4:39 p.m.

Can you hear me now!?


Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 4:19 p.m.

Probably unrelated but worth mentioning: I live behind Domino's Farms which is a rural-ish farming area, near Superior Twnshp border. This past Sunday at 12:55 am I heard 2 consecutive gun shots. I was awake and startled by the shots so I intentionally noted the time in case I read anything in the paper which might be related. Still very curious as to what those shots were about. And no, I don't think they were firecrackers. Much too loud.

G. Orwell

Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 3:55 p.m.

@xmo There is no "home grown terrorists." It is something made up by our goverent to scare the public and to take our rights away. Don't be so naive and let then fool you.

G. Orwell

Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 4:38 p.m.

Sorry for the typos. Typed too fast.

Terri Eagen-Torkko

Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 3:48 p.m.

Detail: One doesn't "fire gunshots at" something.


Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 3:44 p.m.

"The cell tower and phones lines were damaged" phones lines?


Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 3:15 p.m.

Could this be part of a "Home Grown" Terrorist plot? This could have been a test, who knows what will come next? What kind of bullets and the make and model of the gun? was it some crazy left winger trying to get tougher gun control laws or maybe some enviro-whacko trying to save the planet?


Thu, Jun 21, 2012 : 3:04 p.m.

I guess I'm not the only one with lousy cell reception around here.