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Down Main Street 12-7-22 Edition

The traditional U.S. Postal Creed of “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor darkness of night prevent these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” may need to be amended to include “nor deranged counter patron” after a mentally ill subject allegedly jumped through the Sandusky Post Office service window at around 10:25 a.m. on Saturday. The 46 year old male didn’t expect that he would encounter a 44 year old postal worker, who just so happens to be the daughter of a wrestling coach. Needless to say the male was quickly subdued and held in place until police arrived.
The Detroit man was taken into custody and lodged at the Sanilac County Jail pending local charges. Sandusky Police Chief Brett Lester said the man may also be facing Federal Charges as the U.S. Postal inspectors have also begun an investigation.

Sandusky Police Department Officers responded to a hit and run accident involving a Sandusky school bus on S. Elk St. near Lincoln St. on Thursday afternoon. According to police reports, a black pickup truck slammed into the back of a Sandusky school bus and immediately fled the scene. The bus pulled over on West Sanilac where they met with first responders. All 55 students were returned home with a reported eight complaints of injury to parents. As of press time it was not known if students sought professional medical treatment. Fortunately for the police department there was a bus equipped with a video camera directly behind the accident. Investigators were able to retrieve the video and identify the suspect vehicle as registered to an Applegate man. When officers arrived at the owners location they observed front end damage on the vehicle. The suspect confessed to being the driver and leaving the scene of the accident, but denied operating under the influence. Officers relayed his statement that he only had begun drinking when he arrived home.
The man is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and failure to identify.
Officers are investigating a breaking and entering and safe heist at Green Acres Apartments. Apparently someone broke into an apartment and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation is ongoing and citizen input is needed. Contact Sandusky Police with information.

Sandusky’s other traffic gauntlet West Sanilac near Wal Mart was the site of another accident last week when a 65 year old female from St. Louis, MI driving a 2004 Ford Ranger, attempted a left turn and was struck by a Pontiac G6 driven by 50 year old Sandusky woman with two passengers, a 31 year old female and five year old male child. Injuries were reported as minor and all were signed out at the scene. The 65 year old was cited for the accident.

Sandusky Police responded to Wal Mart on 11-19-22 after loss prevention specialists called and reported what appeared to be a shop lifter carrying a hatchet on his belt. Upon arrival officers learned that the subject was barred from the premises from a previous offense and went about the procedure of taking the man into custody. During the pat down officers were able to recover the allegedly stolen smart watch, a hatchet, a small bag of crystalline powder later confirmed as crystal meth and a loaded 40 caliber handgun. The 32 year old has been arraigned on retail fraud, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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