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Local Teens Caught Stealing, Searched for Drugs and Alcohol

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

A 17-year-old male from Howell was placed under arrest after police confiscated marijuana found in the youth’s vehicle, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. 

Police say they responded to a complaint from an employee of the Angelos Party Store in Howell who stated they saw the suspect leave the store with a bottle of wine concealed under his jacket.

According to the report, when police arrived, the suspect was waiting in his car along with two other teenagers. 

After being questioned by the officer, police say the teen admitted to taking the wine, but said he left it outside the store after he realized someone had seen him. Police say the 17-year-old also admitted to having marijuana and other paraphernalia in his car and allowed the officer to search the vehicle, telling the officer where the drugs were located.

After finding the marijuana underneath the seat, police say the officer questioned the suspect again asking if there were any more drugs inside the car. According to the report, the suspect told the officer that there were none and he had found all there was.

According to the report, the officer had initially intended to release the suspect from the scene, however, after returning to the parking lot after speaking to the store employee, the officer discovered more marijuana in a prescription bottle sitting on the right front tire of the suspect’s car. 

Police say that after questioning the suspect again, the officer discovered the suspect had lied and the marijuana was his as well.

The 17-year-old was taken into custody and transported to the Livingston County Jail.

Hartland teen detained for stealing lipstick, stolen bottles of vodka found in car

An 18-year-old female from Hartland was detained at the Hartland Walmart after store employees say she stole jewelry and lipstick valued at more than $30, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. 

Police say that during their investigation, the suspect admitted to having two bottles of vodka in her car as well that she had stolen from her mother.

Counterfeit money discovered at Burger King

An employee of the Burger King in Howell contacted police after discovering a $5 counterfeit bill in the cash drawer, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department.

Police say the employee noticed the bill while closing the cash register at the drive-through window. According to the report, the employee said he knew immediately something was wrong as soon as he handled the bill.

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