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Posted on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:26 p.m.

Seven bags of ice stolen from Ypsilanti Township party store

By Kyle Feldscher

Seven bags of ice were reported stolen from an outdoor cooler at the In & Out party store in Ypsilanti Township, according to police.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies are continuing to investigate the theft, which occurred during the nighttime hours prior to the store opening on Monday, police said. The store is located at 1100 Share Ave.

The ice was contained in a cooler outside the store and a padlock secured the cooler, police said. The thief, or thieves, had cut off the padlock.

No other items were reported stolen.

Police did not have a description of the suspect, or suspects, available Tuesday. Anyone with information about this theft is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711.

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Sat, Jan 21, 2012 : 3:19 a.m.

Funny story. Too bad it's a crime because I would have loved to see Kyle put a fun spin on this crazy story.

Wilford John Presler IV

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:44 p.m.

I told you people I was NOT paranoid when I put a padlock on my fridge...I told you...


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:42 p.m.

Good Job Kyle, a theft is a theft and we have a thief in the area. (and theft is a crime).


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 11:54 a.m.

Maybe someones is without power and a refridgerator full of perishable food items. To warm outside to save it, or it was to warm. Cols enough now.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:14 p.m.

I was thinking the same thing. Kyle just had to be brunt of a few jokes for him to report this fun ditty. Keep up the great work Kyle.

Jordan Miller

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:06 p.m.



Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:39 a.m.

Another theft? Thanks for the cold, hard facts!

Monica R-W

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:18 a.m.

What can thefts do with seven bags of ice? Just wondering....


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 2:33 a.m.

Seriously everyone, this is a great story. Why can't news be funny too. My wife, kids and I just laughed our butts off reading all these comments. I think this is one of the best stories I read all day LOL!


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:56 a.m.

Really? I guess anytime time you can put Ypsilanti (Twp) in a crime headline. Shame on you, how this made it past the editors is beyond me.

Scot Mathison

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 12:21 a.m.

7 bags of ice were stolen. Really?? So approximately $8 worth of ice was stolen? Does anyone really care? Come on Kyle. What were you thinking?

Jordan Miller

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:33 p.m.

Hey! Lay off of poor Kyle. I can tell you, as a former reporter, that Kyle probably wasn't jumping out of his seat to report on this one. Plus, it's just a police beat write-up. They used to have these in the paper-paper, but they were compiled into a lump of stupid crime stories, so it made more sense. Maybe should think about doing a police blotter instead. Filing these random crimes as individual stories does, however, lend to a general air of absurdity that leads to excellent commenting by the commenting community. I'm surprised that Goodnight and Good Luck guy isn't on here yet.

Monica R-W

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:24 a.m.

Good suggestion Jordan. The old version of A2 Newspaper did use to have a crime blotter. Maybe they might want to go back to that again.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:03 p.m.

Wonder why they stopped at seven bags. I'd like to meet the guy with the awesome responsibility of going out bright and early every January morning to count the bags of ice. Do you need a four-year degree?


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:16 p.m.

Heck, if you can do Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II you might need for all the MESP stuff they make you do to get thru hi school.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 8:36 p.m.

put out water tonight and then chop it up. might save you some jail time.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 8:05 p.m.

If this is the leading news out if Ypsi today, it must be a good day for Ypsi.

Monica R-W

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 4:21 a.m.

Well, I guess. I'm still trying to figure out what the thefts did with the ice. It's cold outside.

Donald Wilson

Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 12:05 a.m.

It's ALWAYS a good day in Ypsi.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:07 p.m. never misses a chance to report on crime in Ypsi EVER ,if a kid got caught stealing a candy bar they would report it


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 7:51 p.m.

I am bothered that they choose this story over the 8 bags of ice stolen on the other side of town.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 7:20 p.m.

Wow good to know ice theft is on the rise...ill make sure to lock my freezer before I leave


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 6:55 p.m.

Unbelievable! I looked out the window this morning and it was raining with hail or ice too. I can't even believe this was news worthy. There was a cruise liner that capsized of the Italian coast and no word found here, there was an accident in Dexter, and no words found here, but a ten dollar heist has found its way here. I don't understand why the ice was stolen, but I'm sure you will tell as soon as it comes available.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 6:37 p.m.

The same guy who stole the ice likely bought a keg over the weekend and panicked when the weather got warm. My deductive reasoning has cracked the case. SCIENCE!

Jojo B

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 6:37 p.m.

THANKS TO GLOBAL WARMING, this sort of crime will become more and more common! It's all Obama's fault! And George Bush's (both of them) fault, and Mitt Romney, and Snyder. It's time to wake up, people and take back America! ICE CUBES AND ALL!!!


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:09 p.m.

Actually according the democrats the republican polar bears did it.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 6:18 p.m.

Kyle: Really? Do you have any input into what stories you bother to put before us? This has hit an all time low for having any relevance. There was what appeared to be a serious accident this past week at Zeeb & Jackson rd. It looked like a number of teenagers from Dexter were involved. NOT a SINGLE word have I seen on! Please let me know if I missed it. I suppose if there had been a dozen eggs broken it would have merited coverage.

r treat

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 6:13 p.m.

Nice article. Do they pay you?

Craig Lounsbury

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 6:09 p.m.

If, hypothetically, I wanted to buy a bag of hot ice I wonder how much it would cost?


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 6:07 p.m.

Mt. Brighton ski area?


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:58 p.m.

I told my buddy we would end up with enough ice to ice fish this year, lol

hut hut

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:55 p.m.

Is there a black market for ice? If someone is trying to fence the heisted ice, there's a lot of loss unless you keep it frozen.

Chip Reed

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:55 p.m.

Do you have a description of the ice available?


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:08 p.m.

Little clear icy cubes that come in a 1 lbs bag or so. Might be cold when seen or melted into water. I heard the other word for ice is frozen h20.

Bob Martel

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:51 p.m.

This is too funny! Must be a really slow news day out there. Also, who steals ice in January I wonder??


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 9:06 p.m.

Maybe someone who had their electricity shut off?


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 8:58 p.m.

Crackheads running a lab


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 7:37 p.m.

Have you been outside? It's 50 degrees out! Can't make ice in this weather! Must steal it!


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:47 p.m.

Thanks Now I know it's time to scurry to the bomb shelter while I still have precious bodily fluids to conserve. It's the end of the world as we know it. Nothing is sacred anymore. It's Obama's fault, of course.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:06 p.m.

You have until December 21, 2012 to get that thing built. Or so say the Mayans.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:45 p.m.

Some crimes don't require a paragraph of's ice. The business owner marks that ice up 80%...probably a 10 dollar loss - total!


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:39 p.m.

That is what's known as a "cool crime". The perpetrator has yet to be put on ice.