Thursday, February 10, 2011

Troopers raid Deihl shack at Hospital site

This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Saturday, February 7, 1931.

State troopers Friday afternoon swung axes freely at Ypsilanti State Hospital when liquor was found at the Frank Deihl restaurant, a temporary shack near the dormitory. Two men , who were found in the building at the time, were taken into custody and a warrant was issued for the apprehension of Deihl. He had not been arrested this morning.

Stanley Ferguson and Joseph Priestas, state troopers, acting under orders from the state department where a complaint had been sent concerning conditions at the hospital site, conducted the raid which occurred between 2 and 3 o’clock. Deihl is accused of possession of three had a half pints of whiskey and three quarts of wine.

Anthony De Mico and David McIntosh, both giving the state hospital as their address, were arrested and taken before Justice Bert E. Fry. Both pleaded not guilty and demanded examination which was set for Feb. 13. Bonds of $100 were furnished by William Deihl. Disorderly charges were lodged against them.

The state officers broke windows of the restaurant, a temporary structure 50 by 25 feet long and wrecked furniture and equipment

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