This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Thursday, November 28, 1935.
Ivan Seaton, 19, Maplewood Ave., and Wilbert Hersch, 23, S. River Road, waved examination Wednesday afternoon when they were arraigned before Justice Arthur M. Vandersall on charges of larceny from the service station operated by John Edwards just west of Ypsilanti on M-17.
The young men were placed in the Washtenaw County jail to await arraignment in circuit court when they were unable to furnish bail set at $500. They were arrested by Corporal Frank Walker and Trooper Alden Potter of the Ypsilanti State Police post Wednesday afternoon. The arrest was made after Mr. Edwards told officers that Seaton, who was a former employee, had several times asked to buy the radio which was among the missing articles.
The two young men admittedly entered the gas station Tuesday night by crashing down a side door. The radio and eight gallons of oil were recovered by Corporal Walker at Hersch’s Home. The oil had been buried in the ground. Eleven gallons of gasoline and $5 in cash were used up by the culprits in a trip to Detroit after they broke into the building.