Anhydrous ammonia theft reported 3.18.09

Written by David Green.

The Lenawee Crime Stoppers program is seeking information about two area incidents.

• The theft and attempted theft of anhydrous ammonia were reported at Munson Agri-Services on Munson Highway.

Attempted thefts were discovered Dec. 29, Feb. 19 and Feb. 23. Thefts of anhydrous ammonia occurred Jan. 2 and January 8.

Ammonia thefts are usually related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine, according to law enforcement authorities.

• Crime Stoppers personnel are also seeking information relating to the damage of a digital sign at Sand Creek High School, 6518 Sand Creek Hwy. The sign was installed in January 2009 and has been damaged three times.

On Feb. 13, a blunt object was thrown at the sign, causing at least $1,500 damage. On Feb. 20, another object was thrown, causing damage again.

On March 7, it is believed that two people walked up to the sign and threw a blunt object and removed some of the light panels from the sign, causing $2,000 damage.

Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 517/266-6161 or 877/276-8477 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.lenawee.mi.us.com and look for the Sheriff Department link. Tips can lead to cash rewards or they may be left anonymously.

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