Sunday, November 28, 2010

Two in custody on theft charge

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.

Stolen Goods Found in Bush

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Friday, November 28, 1930.

Thirteen tire casings never used, wrapped in paper as they come in shipment, were recovered by Police Officer Hehman Oltersdorf, Thursday afternoon in a field covered by brush, northwest of the Highland Cemetery.

The tires were noticed by a hunter who was setting traps in the field and he immediately notified police.

Patrolman Oltersdorf took the tires to the city jail and upon further investigation found that they were shipped to the Smith Tire Co. 502 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, by the Brunswich Tire Corp. Akron, Ohio.

A representative of the Smith Tire Co, appeared at the city hall this morning and identified them as taken at the time the shop was broken into and robbed nearly three weeks ago.

At that time 25 casings, 35 tubes and small automobile accessories were stolen. With the find of 13 casings Thursday, 18 have now been recovered and 30 tubes found.

According to Mr. Oltersdorf there were no tracks in or near the snow covering the field and it is believed the tries had been lying in the brush for days.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Badly burned by hot grease

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Monday, November 23, 1910.

Mrs. Chas Fisk of Forest Avenue met with a serious accident Sunday morning. She attempted to throw some hot grease into the furnace, which resulted in her being severely burned about the face and body. The family had had goose for Thanksgiving dinner and some of the fat had been fried out, about a pint, in all, which Mrs. Fisk threw into the furnace with some other garbage. When it touched the hot coals an explosion followed and flames blew out into the room striking Mrs. Fisk and setting her cloths afire. She presence of mind enough to drop to the floor and stifle the flames and called to her daughter, Mrs. Barret Robison of Chicago, who visiting her, who came to her rescue and beat the flames out, but not until after her face, arms and body were deeply burned. A physician was called to dress the wounds and this morning she is reported resting easily. The extent of her injuries is not now known.

Had the floor and sides of the furnace room been of wood the house would doubtless been in flames before help could have been secured.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Frank Reynolds’ body found with bullet in heart

This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Tuesday, November 18, 1930.

Whittaker, Mich., Nov 18.—Body of Frank Reunolds, 30, was found this morning in the woods at the Reynolds homestead with bullet wound in the heart. He had been hunting Monday afternoon and had either been shot accidentally with his own gun or had deliberately taken his own life. Coroner E. C Ganzhorn, Ann Arbor, states that no inquest will be held.

A curved stick found near the body, such as would be used in pulling the trigger of his rifle indicates that the shooting may not have been an accident. Dr. Ganzhorn says. During the last week he had been noticed looking frequently at a picture of his former with which he carried in his watch case. He had been living with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Vetel Shukalt, for the last three months, during which period he had been unemployed.

Mrs. Stukalt saw him at the edge of the woods about 2 o’clock Monday afternoon and when he failed to return to the house at the time of the evening meal she thought nothing of it as he was in the habit of visiting in the neighborhood. This morning, when it was discovered that he had not returned during the night a search was organized. Men hunted from 5:30 until 10:30 when the body was found by Mr. Shukalt and John Houck.

Though his home until recently had been in Detroit he was born at the farm home, one mile east of here. He attended school in this vicinity.

Surviving his are two other sisters, Mrs. Florence Tedder, Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Beatrice Andrew, Eloise.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.