Dearborn Blotter March 8th


Car stolen off dealer lot


Police are seeking the last renter of a 2006 Ford Explorer from Jack Demmer Lincoln-Mercury, 21531 Michigan, after it was stolen last week.


A dealership employee told police the woman, 33, of Farmington Hills, returned only one of the two sets of keys given to her.


At 2:40 a.m. Feb. 27, a dealership security guard called police when he saw three black men get into the vehicle and pull off the lot. There were no signs of forced entry.


Neighbor wakes to suspected burglary


A woman residing in the 1500 block of the Southfield service drive called police Feb. 24 after a series of loud noises at a neighbor’s house alerted her to a potential burglary.


At about 11 p.m., the woman told police, she heard a loud noise that she thought was someone breaking into her house. When she looked out a side window, she noticed a white Ford Explorer parked in front of a neighbor’s open overhead garage door on Glover.


She said the driver exited the vehicle, shoved some unknown objects into the cab and slammed the rear door before speeding away with the headlights off.


Investigators found the garage still open with lights on and wood particles on the floor, apparently from when the entry door was kicked in. A single footprint outline was taken successfully from the scene.


The woman said she wasn’t sure if anything was stolen, but that she knew her neighbor had a snowblower and lawn mower. The neighbor, who is believed to have been at work, could not be reached.


Police left a note for the man to contact them in his garage.