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Posted on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 2:04 p.m.

Saline police investigate break-in at auto service shop

By Kyle Feldscher

More than $1,300 worth of merchandise was stolen from an auto service store in Saline between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, according to police.

The owners of M & D Auto Service, 200 E. Michigan Ave., reported the break-in to police at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. According to the Saline police report, the break-in occurred some time between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday morning.

According to the report, an unknown person or persons entered the business by smashing a ground-floor window and left through the rear door of the store.

A 120-gigabyte Apple iPod, a Renegade Amp kit, a sub woofer, two Renegade sub woofers, four Axxera stereo receivers, two Axxera car stereos, copper wire and a Tupperware bin were all reported stolen. Police said the items were worth $1,385 combined.

Police still are looking for suspects in the break-in. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Don Lupi at 734-429-7911 or via email at

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Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 10:12 a.m.

Given what was ripped off, we can be pretty sure that the thief was a fan of rap "music".......


Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 12:36 a.m.

It not only seems like there is more activity in the Saline/ Milan area, there is. (but I never fail to see officers in the areas) doing their jobs.

Ricardo Queso

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 10:50 p.m.

This is wrenching news.

Urban Sombrero

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 10:53 p.m. auto keep up on this brake-in story. I'll never tire of hearing about it.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 9:08 p.m.

I agree, lots of breaking and enterings happening in the last few weeks.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 8:16 p.m.

That's pretty gutsy ..the cop shop is across the street...something smells funny

Buster W.

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 10:15 p.m.

I'm talking in terms of quicker response time if a silent alarm was set off or if someone heard or saw something while pumping gas. Pretty bold, regardless. Then again, someone tried to rob Domino's just 1/4 mile east at 3:30 in the afternoon last week.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 9:10 p.m.

I don't think the cops hang around outside the station like the firemen used to do in chairs in front of the fire station in Ann Arbor. My cousin was one of those guys. I used to wave as I drove by.

Buster W.

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 8:32 p.m.

You're right, something does smell funny. On a busy corner of US12 in downtown Saline, 24x7 Speedway on the other corner, fire station on the other corner (police right behind),...


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 7:38 p.m.

No more than usual I guess - it's just being publicized more. Same reason people have a false impression of Ann Arbor's safety - instead of daily articles about each crime, you get a map once a week with the locations of 50 crimes.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 7:33 p.m.

Seems like theres a lot of activity in the Saline area lately.