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Wheat Thieves Arrested

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
May
Year
1897
Copyright
Public Domain
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Friday of last week Sheriff Judson and Depnty Canfield arrested Arthnr Calkins, of Cherry Hill, and Frank Bolye and John Whitrnan, of Greea Oak, on the cbatge of stealing a qnantity of wheat the night previous. At an early hoor Friday niorning the men went to the Kyer Milling Co. 's mili and offered 15 bnshela of wheat for sale. They reoeived a check for $11.80 in payruent for ifc which they tried to get oashed at Dean & Co. 's store. They were so auxious to get it cashed that; they finally discouuted it 80 cents and took 11 for it. Their actions when they sold the wheat and subsequently were so suspicious that N. J. Kyer informed the officers he thonght the wheat had been stolen. They called on A. R. Peterson, who bought the wheat of the men to identify them, which he did. The three ruen started off towards Ypsilauti, followöd by the offioers, who were more than ever conviuced as they prooeeded and saw the actions of the men that all was not jnst right and they acoordingly arrested them ou saspicion. On being arrested Calkins at once oonfessed that they had etoleu the wheat from the barn of Mrs. Philip Dnnlavy, of Webster township. Tbis Boyle and Whitman strenoonsly denied, bnt they were brougbt to Ann Arbor and placed in jail. Mrs Dunlavy swore out a complaint agaiust them and they were taken before Jnstice Pond on Monday. They waived exaruiuation and were bound over for trial at the next term of the circuit conrt.

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News