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Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 : 4:28 p.m.

Saline police enlist Crime Stoppers to get information on downtown break-ins

By Kyle Feldscher

Officers from the Saline Police Department still are investigating four break-ins that occurred at downtown businesses last month and are asking the community for help.


Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack was among the Saline businesses broken into in January.

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Det. Don Lupi released a statement Wednesday announcing that the department has contacted Crime Stoppers to help solve the case. The investigation began on Jan. 5 after four downtown businesses realized they were victims of break-ins, with one reporting that cash had been stolen between closing on Jan. 4 and opening the next morning.

“In this new age of technology, it’s important we give the public different means of contact,” Lupi said in a statement. “Some people feel comfortable sending an email or Facebook message while others might feel more comfortable giving an anonymous tip. We are encouraging the public to work with us in any way that they feel comfortable.”

Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack, the Spotted Dog Winery, The Cobblestone Rose Gift Shop and Maureen’s Designs were broken into.

The areas of each business where cash was stored were ransacked, but nothing was reported stolen from the Spotted Dog Wintery, The Cobblestone Rose Gift Shop and Maureen’s Designs. Cash was stolen from Mac’s, according to police.

All of the businesses showed signs of forced entry, usually through doors that were kicked in, according to police.

Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587), or online at Tips also can be texted to CRIMES (274637).

Lupi also is available at 734-429-7911 or via email at

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Thu, Feb 23, 2012 : 2:34 a.m.

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