Schmidt and Sons Pharmacy hit by B&E attempt in Clinton

CLINTON — Clinton Police were called to assist Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department the morning of Friday, Nov. 9, to an attempted break-in at Schmidt and Son’s Pharmacy in Clinton. The suspect was caught on surveillance video attempting to break into the back of the store, but was not able to enter the building. Some glass was found broken, from use of a baseball bat or other similar tool.Law enforcement watched the video and determined the suspect was left-handed, wearing a hoodie and a ski mask. When the glass in the door didn’t shatter, the suspect ran away.In other police news:ComplaintsNov. 5 — David Stentzel, 71, of Clinton, reported to police his vehicle was damaged while parked in the North Village parking lot. A postal worker observed a silver Jeep Liberty hit Stentzel’s vehicle and drive away. Registration for the vehicle verified Joyce Klevering, 77, of Clinton as the owner of the Liberty. Police contacted Klevering, who remembered making contact with Stentzel’s vehicle but didn’t think there was damage. The officer observed recent damage to Klevering’s vehicle that matched contact with Stentzel’s.Nov. 5 — Ashley Boley, 24, of Clark Lake was stopped by a patrolling officer for having an expired plate on her vehicle. A LEIN check showed a suspended operator’s license for failure to stop within assured distance. Boley told the officer she had paid the citation. The patrolling officer then issued a personal recognizance bond along with a citation for Driving with License Suspended and expired plates.Nov. 6 – The Shell gas station attendant reported gasoline theft by a white male in his 20s wearing a black coat with a red hooded sweatshirt. He pumped $29.79 in gas and left without paying. The license number provided to police had no record, and different number combinations failed to discover an owner.Nov. 7 – A fellow crossing guard reported to police that Madelyn Pike, 75, of Clinton, had not reported to work and was not answering her phone. Pike’s family was notified and also unable to make contact. Police entered Pike’s residence and found her deceased of natural causes.

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