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Posted on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 5:30 p.m.

Lawnmower and snow blower among items stolen from garage

By Kyle Feldscher

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a home invasion in Ypsilanti Township where multiple items were stolen from a garage, including a lawnmower and a snow blower.

Deputies were notified of the overnight break-in on June 2 and responded to the home in the 1700 block of Knowles Street. According to investigators, the side door to the garage was forced open to allow entry.

Deputies reported the lawnmower and snow blower were stolen, along with miscellaneous items from a car parked in the garage.

There was no suspect description available from the incident Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Nicholas Urfe

Tue, Jun 4, 2013 : 12:26 a.m.

Few people know that you can use a lawnmower to blow snow. Snowblowers just a scam.

Nicholas Urfe

Tue, Jun 4, 2013 : 7:30 p.m.

@tdw: Really. For deep snow you should adjust the wheels to raise the front and induce some rake.


Tue, Jun 4, 2013 : 1:47 a.m.

Really ? ok explain how that works on 8 inches of snow ? I can barely cut 6 inches of damp grass much less wet snow.Every time I use mine it's worth every penny I use it


Tue, Jun 4, 2013 : 1:06 a.m.

But they didn't steal a leaf blower. One has to get by on what one has......


Tue, Jun 4, 2013 : 12:51 a.m.

I routinely use a leaf blower for snow removal accumulations from a dusting to 1/4 inch, however I wouldn't be so quick to call snow blowers a 'scam'. I would find it quite amusing to watch someone attack snow 4" or greater (especially wet snow) with a lawn mower ; )


Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 11:32 p.m.

In Michigan, one never knows when you might need a lawn mower AND a snow blower in the same week. Stupid , but smart.


Tue, Jun 4, 2013 : 1:05 a.m.

What? A down vote? No sense of humor.