Police Blotter


Copper recycled without permission

A mortgage company employee sent to make repairs at a house in the 1600 block of Riverbank found 300 feet of copper missing about 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The time of the theft was undetermined; the copper is valued at about $3,500.

Beer from break-in dropped in alley

Five bottles of beer were taken early last Sunday from a garage in the 900 block of Moran.
Police said the garage’s front door had been broken, causing about $300 in damage. The beers were recovered from an alley behind the garage; nothing else was found to be missing.

Smokes swiped, blood shed

Police were called early last Sunday to Bam’s Deli & Grocery Store, 3170 Fort, by the store’s alarm.
The front glass door had been pried on and the glass broken. Blood was found on the store’s menu and guest check book.
The owner estimated that about 100 packs of cigarettes were taken, but would determine the exact number later and report it to police.


Worker’s truck unloaded at hotel

More than $3,000 worth of work tools was taken early Wednesday from a 2006 GMC truck parked at the Comfort Suites hotel, 18950 North Line. The owner found the items missing about 7:30 a.m. Police said there were no signs of forced entry into the truck.
The missing items include a drill set valued at $400, a combo kit ($600), a Global Positioning System unit ($250), work boots ($100), a circular saw ($200), two tool belts ($100), an MP3 player ($400), three pairs of sunglasses ($300), a worksite radio ($180) and a laptop computer ($500).

Auction bike disappears from yard

A mountain bicycle was stolen just before 5 p.m. Wednesday from a back yard in the 13300 block of Superior.
Police said the bike, which had been left unlocked, had been purchased at a recent city police auction for $10.


Man breaks door for shoplifting spree

Police responded early Tuesday to an alarm at Family Dollar, 27208 Eureka.
They arrived to find the front glass door had been broken and a few of its bars unscrewed.
An employee played a surveillance video for them that showed a man entering the store with an empty multicolored bag and leaving with the bag full.
Police said the man apparently went shopping, leaving the safe and the cash registers intact. The number of missing merchandise items still is being determined.
The man is described as black, about 6 feet tall and weighing 250 pounds. He was wearing a black mask, black cutoff T-shirt, black jeans and black shoes.

Tools removed from garage

Several large items were stolen last week from a garage in the 8000 block of Roosevelt.
The resident said she left at 4 p.m. July 31 and returned at 10 a.m. last Sunday to find the items missing.
Among them were a tool box, tools, a generator, an air compressor, a snowblower, a power washer, a 20-inch television and lawn tools.
She believes her 25-year-old son might be responsible for the theft.


Brew connoisseurs strike twice

Police were called about 8:15 p.m. Aug. 1 to Casa Del Vino, 1871 King, on word of a shoplifting in progress.
An employee said two men he knew had just left after stealing bottles of beer, and that surveillance video had caught them stealing additional bottles of beer about 2 p.m. that day.
Police went to the Newman Street address they found in a name search, but were unable to locate the men.
Items taken include a pint bottle of Duval ale valued at $10, a pint of Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock ($18), two 24-ounce bottles of Sierra Nevada ($3 each) and a pint of Piast ale ($2).

Loose dog catches up with driver

A 41-year-old Wyandotte man with an outstanding warrant for letting his dog run loose was pulled over early July 30 after he failed to stop his black Cadillac at the stop sign at Veterans Parkway and Fort.
He paid a $270 bond for the dog-at-large violation but was cited by Trenton police for running the stop sign.