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Stolen Property Found In Augusta

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Milan Deputy Sheriff Does Some Detective Work


Stolen in Detroit—The Alleged Thief Was Arrested in Adrian—Supposed Milan Accomplice Cleared

Milan, Mich., Nov. 14.—Deputy Sheriff Fred Hasley has been doing some detective work during the past few days. It will be recalled that one John Russell was arrested by the sheriff at Adrian only a few days since, and turned over to the Detroit police, charged with stealing a rig from Prouty's livery in the latter city. One Bert Jackson, who lives east of this place was with him, but was not in any way accomplice. It seems that on Oct. 18, this Russell had stolen a rig also from the Prouty people, and brought it out here and sold it near Whittaker, the rubber tired road wagon was left with a man named John Merriman, living just west of Whittaker, and the horses and fine harness, he sold for $3.00 in money.

A few days ago deputy sheriff Hasley learned about the transaction, and telephoned Mr. Prouty, who immediately came out here and describing the property, went with deputy sheriff Hasley out to Merriman's and Hasley found that the rubber tired road wagon to be the one that Mr. Prouty had described. Asked Merriman where he secured it, and he said that Russell had left it with him on a debt. Soon afterwards Hasley found the horse and harness, and yesterday Merriman brought in the robes, blankets, etc., that were in the rig.

Mr. Prouty has since phoned to deputy sheriff Hasley that other articles were also stolen and they are now on the lookout for them.Mr. Hasley will drive through to Detroit tonight with the rig, and will secure the $25.00 reward offered by Mr. Prouty. John Russell is being held by the police in Detroit now, and the judge yesterday let Bert Jackson off, as he was satisfied that Jackson had nothing to do with the stealing.