Blotter March 8th

Allen Park

Truck taken


A white 1995 Dodge Ram was stolen from in front of the owner’s apartment in the 4600 block of East Willow Cove sometime between 4 p.m. last Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Monday.


The truck is rusted in several spots, the fender is tilted forward, one of the fog lights on the front does not work and the seats and steering wheel have a black skull cover.


Radio, change stolen


A Dodge Durango was broken into while it was parked in front of a house in the 5900 block of Buckingham sometime between 1 p.m. Feb. 28 and 7 p.m. last Sunday.


The truck’s dashboard had been broken apart and its $300 radio and a cup containing $20 in change were stolen.


The doors still were locked when the owner discovered the damage. Apparently someone tampered with the lock through the driver’s-side window.


Man chases burglars


A resident scared off two would-be burglars at 1 a.m. Monday as they tried to break into his house in the 17000 block of Cicotte.


The owner was awakened by a 17-year-old boy who was sleeping in the northeast bedroom. The teen said he was awakened by the noise at the window in his bedroom. When he looked out he saw two men dressed in all black standing nearby.


Both the owner and the teen went outside to confront the two men; the owner had a baseball bat.


When the men fled, the homeowner and the teen ran after them but lost sight of the suspects when they were running north toward Outer Drive.




Garage door damaged in break-in attempt


Someone attempted to break into a garage in the 17000 block of Brinson sometime between 6 p.m. Feb. 27 and 5 p.m. Feb. 28.


The owner was unable to unlock the side door because something was jammed in the lock. When he walked to the front of the garage, he saw someone had tried to pry the the bottom panel of the large entry door open.


The damage to the front door was $500, and it will cost $50 to replace the lock on the side door.
Steering column ruined


The steering column of a 1986 Ford F-150 was torn apart sometime between Feb. 24 and 3 p.m. Feb. 27 while it was parked in the 19310 block of Fort.


All of the doors were left unlocked and there was no other damage.


Hit and run


Someone made a call to the police station at 10 p.m. Feb. 27 to report that a driver had hit a light pole at the corner of Fort and Wedgewood.


The caller could not identify the vehicle that fled. The pole was dented, but police deemed it structurally sound.


They found two pieces of foam from a car bumper near the pole, but could not identify what type of car they came from.




Car thieves strike


A 2001 Ford Escape was stolen sometime between Feb. 22 and last Sunday while it was parked in front of the owner’s apartment in the 3300 block of Van Horn.


The owner owes no money on the car and has both sets of keys.


Vehicle damaged and left in lot


A resident of the 3700 block of Van Horn called police to report a suspicious situation involving a vehicle at 8 a.m. last Sunday.


A 1995 red Saturn was parked half in the apartment building’s lot and half in a field to the west of the lot. It had heavy damage to the hood and all of the windows had been broken out.


Police contacted the owner, who said he had no idea what the car would be doing there, and that his stepson drives the car.


The stepson could not be contacted.


Booze missing from store


The owner of 7-Eleven, 1901 King Road, discovered two empty boxes of high-end alcohol while he was cleaning the store at 2:30 p.m. last Sunday.


He started checking surveillance videos and he discovered an unusual incident at 8 p.m. Feb. 26.


On the tape were two young men trying to distract the clerk while another young man was near the coolers bent down and opening the boxes that were discovered empty. All three men were wearing hooded sweatshirts that concealed their faces.


The third man then went to the counter, spoke to the other men and they left together.


The total value of the missing alcohol is $60.




Elderly woman’s window shot


A picture window was shot at and damaged sometime Tuesday night in the 3100 block of 20th.


The 87-year-old owner found the dime-sized hole in the outer pane of her window Wednesday morning.


Damage is estimated at $300.


Boys break fence


Several sections of a wood privacy fence were damaged at 1 p.m. last Sunday in the 900 block of Elm.


The owner heard loud banging noises in her back yard and saw two neighborhood boys damaging the fence.


She confronted the boys and said they looked scared. Both boys denied any wrongdoing.


Van taken from hospital lot


A red 1998 Dodge Caravan was stolen sometime between noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday while it was parked in front of the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Rehab Center, 2333 Biddle.


The owner searched the other hospital lots for the car to no avail. He has both sets of keys.