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Tags Bartender Suspected of Embezzlement; Man Steals Beer, Cigarettes

The following information was supplied by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Tags Bartender Suspected of Embezzlement; Man Steals Beer, Cigarettes

A bartender employed at the Tags Sports Bar in Hartland is suspected of embezzlement, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

Police say the manager of Tags contacted them on Oct. 12 regarding a suspicious check written by an employee that was from a previous account for Grille 23, the former restaurant in the Tags location.

The check was written for $100 and was made out to the employee, according to the report.

Man arrested after stealing beer and cigarettes

On Oct. 7, a 29-year-old Perry man was arrested after stealing a case of beer and a carton of cigarettes from a Fowlerville convenience store, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. 

Police say the incident occurred at the Grand Nickel and employees say the suspect came to the counter with beer where his license was scanned. The store employees then explained to police that after the suspect asked for a carton of Newports, he grabbed the cigarettes and case of Natural Ice Beer off the counter and ran from the store.

Police say two employees were able to supply police with a license plate number from the car and an address from the scanned drivers license. When police arrived at the address, they found the car matching the description and several people inside the home drinking Natural Ice Beer and smoking Newports, according to the report. 

Police located the suspect inside the house and after speaking to him in English, placed him in handcuffs and read him his Miranda rights, according to the report. Initially, the report states that the suspect claimed he didn’t understand English and said, “I don’t understand, no Habla.” 

According to the report, police then brought out the suspect’s girlfriend to translate, and the suspect then told police he did understand his rights.

During transportation to the Livingston County Jail, police say the suspect questioned why the Sherriff’s department drove to Perry to apprehend him and it was explained to him that he shouldn’t have given his Michigan Drivers license to the store employee before stealing. 

According to the report, the suspect replied with, “Yeah, I know. You got me, dog. You got me.”

Items reported stolen from Hartland Meijer

Several items were reported stolen from the Hartland Meijer on October 3 after an employee noticed the garden entrance to the store was missing a lock, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

Police say a Meijer employee found bolt cutters near the gate and after reviewing surveillance video, noticed a suspect had selected several items from the store, cut the lock and left through the damaged gate.

Items reported stolen included a Samsung Blu-Ray valued at $219, a RC WIFI Blu-Ray valued at $169.99, a Dyson DC24 Animal valued at $449.99, a Dyson DC28 Animal valued at $519.99, two Dyson Slims valued at $659.98, a Twin Star Media Fireplace valued at $399.99 and a Twin Star Midnight fireplace valued at $499.99.

Tools reported stolen from Brighton work site

A Brighton man reported that between the hours of 7 p.m. on October 4 and 9:30 a.m. on October 6, tools from a construction site on the 6000 block of Archutowski Drive were stolen, according to a police report.

Tools reported stolen included a 6-foot step ladder valued at $60, a custom double head light valued at $100 and a box of miscellaneous tools valued at $50. 

Pistol reported missing from Brighton home 

A Brighton man reported that sometime between Aug. 15 and Sept. 28 a pistol went missing from his home on the 5000 block of Daniel Drive, according to a police report.

Police say the Brighton man removed the weapon from the car before letting a friend borrow the vehicle.

The weapon, valued at $600, was stored in an olive green case and after being removed from the car, was placed on the steps of the garage that led into the residence, according to the report.

No other items were reported missing.

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