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Posted on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 8:42 a.m.

Witnesses thwart theft in Ypsilanti

By Lee Higgins

Two witnesses confronted a man Thursday as he was stealing two boxes off a front porch in Ypsilanti, prompting him to drop the boxes and leave the area, police said.

About 3:45 p.m., the man grabbed the boxes off the porch in the 400 block of Madison Street, shortly after they were delivered by FedEx, a police crime summary said. Upon being confronted, he dropped the boxes and left on foot, police said.

Officers later caught up with the 32-year-old man suspected in the theft, arrested him and released him. Charges are pending.



Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 4:59 p.m.

Great Job to the witnesses! More proof that all officers need our help!


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 10:52 p.m.

Please help each other here in Ypsi by keeping on eye open for things like this. Thanks to the people who said something and well done. Also remember that if you don't feel comfortable confronting soembody directly you can always at the very least call the police, that is what they are around for. Get to know your neighbors so you can tell who should and should not be hanging around and keep your eyes open. GO WINGS!


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 6:08 p.m.

Hooray for wonderful people willing to step up! Nicely done.


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 3:50 p.m.

He is worst than the Democrats trying to steal someone's Holiday Presents!


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 4:45 p.m.

what does that even mean??


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 3:27 p.m.

always best to change delivery to pick up the ups or fed ex office if you will not be home to received the package. shame folks are bold enough to try this