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Posted on Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 5:55 a.m.

Trailer containing thousands of dollars in lawn equipment stolen in Saline

By Kyle Feldscher

A trailer containing thousands of dollars worth of equipment belonging to a local lawn care business was reported stolen to Saline police this week.

According to the inciden report, the 56-year-old owner of Michlawn Inc. told police that a navy blue equipment trailer with the business’ name painted on the side had been stolen. The theft was reported at 9:58 a.m. Monday and had occurred sometime before that time, the report stated.

The owner told police the business had been closed since before Christmas and he had only come back a few times since then.

The trailer was reported to be worth $2,000, according to the report. Among the items in the trailer were a Case Maxi Sneaker pipe puller, worth $9,000; 100 miscellaneous fittings, pipe, poly pipes and sprinkler heads worth $6,000; two Rainbird sprinkler control clocks worth $400; two Toro HP snowblowers worth $600 and one Hiti hammer drill worth $300, the report stated.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to email Detective Don Lupi at or call police at 734-429-7911.

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



Sun, Jan 15, 2012 : 1:52 a.m.

Too bad this wasn't posted the day of or after so people could keep an eye out,this thing is probably long gone or a different color by now. This is too bad I met the guy that owns this company a few years ago while delivering landscape supplies to his business and he was a heck of a nice guy.


Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 11:52 p.m.

If this theft was reported to the police on MONDAY morning, why was it not reported in until today? Opportunities to spot and report something during the week may have been missed.


Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 7:51 p.m.

Is Saline the new Ypsilanti? Just asking, since if this happened there, everyone would make horrible anti-Ypsilanti remarks. I AM sorry also for your loss and am not mocking it at all. Just making a sociological observation.


Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 1:32 p.m.

You folks crack me up ! If they want to steal it , they WILL steal it. I have seen tires added, barbed wire fences cut, locks cut etc...Sure make it hard for them but don't kid yourself that youre safe. The best thing to do is install a security camera so the police have some clue who they are after. The better the picture the faster the ID and you getting youre stuff back. Most important these days is insurance, cause its no longer "if" its "when".


Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 12:32 p.m.

Come on Augie secure your stuff take the temptation away.


Sat, Jan 14, 2012 : 11:50 a.m.

thieves are everywhere especially in this economy,sorry for your loss.We all need to remember to nail it down,chain it up,maybe remove some tires.etc.