Roseville police responded to an alarm call at Cirilla’s Feb. 8 and found that a suspect allegedly was attempting to steal items from the store. The suspect was due back in court Feb. 21.

Roseville police responded to an alarm call at Cirilla’s Feb. 8 and found that a suspect allegedly was attempting to steal items from the store. The suspect was due back in court Feb. 21.

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Retail fraud suspect to be back in court Feb. 21

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published February 21, 2018

ROSEVILLE — A 33-year-old Roseville man was arraigned at the 39th District Court Feb. 8 after attempting to steal items from Cirilla’s, 27144 Gratiot Ave., and is scheduled to be back in court at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 21.  

Michael Usher was charged with possession of analogues, resisting and obstructing a police officer, and retail fraud. Judge Marco Santia set Usher’s bond at $25,000, cash or surety, no 10 percent.

The 39th District Court said Kevin Smith was Usher’s appointed attorney. The Eastsider contacted Smith’s office and left a message with an employee for comment Feb. 16. 

Roseville police responded to an alarm call at Cirilla’s and realized that Usher allegedly was “attempting to steal items from the store,” according to a Feb. 8 press release. 

Police said Usher was advised that he was under arrest, and as the police officer attempted to put handcuffs on him, Usher allegedly tried to pull away and leave the store. 

The officer continued to try placing handcuffs on the suspect while he exited the store. According to police, at this time, a 51-year-old Harrison Township resident approached and asked the officer if he could assist. 

Police said the Harrison Township resident helped the officer “take the suspect to the ground,” and Usher was placed in police custody. 

A message for comment was left with Cirillas Feb. 16. An employee told the Eastsider that a manager would have to make a comment on the incident.