Police Blotter

Allen Park
Honda Civic missing from Meijer
A white 1995 Honda Civic was reported missing from the parking lot a Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive, between 5:30 and 5:48 p.m. last Sunday.

The owner said he locked his vehicle. No signs of forced entry were found.

Stranger in car follows middle school girl
A middle school student was followed by an unknown man in a small dark blue car as she crossed Belmont at Colwell about 4:30 p.m. Monday. The girl described the man as white, in his late 30s to early 40s, with a black crew cut. When she pulled out her cell phone to call a family member, the man drove away on Jonas at a high rate of speed.

The girl believes the same man pulled up and stared at her in mid-September in front of Allen Park Middle School.

Cavalier commandeered
A gray 2000 Chevy Cavalier that was parked running and unlocked was stolen when its owner entered the BP gas station, 2625 Schaefer Road near Raupp about 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

The car’s owner saw the vehicle being driven away north on Schaefer, but was unable to identify the driver. There were no other witnesses.

Multiple tires slashed Tuesday night
Three reports of slashed tires were reported Wednesday morning, and a fourth incident was reported by the afternoon.

Two vehicles were reported vandalized in the 3400 block of McKitrick about 7 a.m. Wednesday. All but the front driver’s-side tire were slashed on a black 2007 Chrysler Sebring, and all four tires were slashed on a red 2006 Dodge Caravan.

In the nearby 3500 block of Elizabeth, four tires were flattened on a Chevy Impala, while the front passenger tire was flattened on a GMC Sierra. The owner of the latter vehicle reported the damage about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and believed it occurred between 6 and 6:30 a.m.

Less than half a mile away, in the 17000 block of Henry, the rear tires and convertible roof of a car were discovered slashed in the owner’s driveway about 6 a.m.

Two front tires also were slashed on a vehicle parked in the 3600 block of McKitrick. The vehicle owner was out of town, and the damage wasn’t noticed by a relative until about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Woman recalls August shooting details
Police have not yet found the person who shot a woman the night of Aug. 13 while she was taking out her trash.

The victim has told police the shooter was an unknown black man with a medium complexion and glasses who wore either a black baseball or skull cap. The man drove a dark-colored Chrysler Lebaron or Sebring. Neighbors heard the shot, but there were no eyewitnesses. Anyone with information should contact police at (313) 429-1070.

Drunken driver hits girlfriend’s car
A 21-year-old Rockwood man was arrested 4:30 a.m. Oct. 24 for operating a vehicle while impaired.

The man failed field sobriety tests after damaging his girlfriend’s car when he failed to stop his car in time.

Police said his blue 2001 Ford Escort hit his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda Accord in the 20000 block of Brandywine.

Grandfather and grandson come home to unlocked house
A Wyandotte man discovered his stepson’s consistently locked house in the 17000 block of Fordline unsecured when bringing his grandson home from Seitz Middle School about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

A neighbor told police a man had pounded on the front door for 10 to 15 minutes between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The unknown visitor was a thin white man with short dark hair and was 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall. He wore a gray sweater and black pants and was talking on a cell phone while waiting at the front door.

Thieves take church poor box
A couple who received free gas and grocery vouchers from the pastor at Glenwood United Methodist Church, 2130 Ford Ave. may have stolen the church’s poor box as well Tuesday morning.

The box was later found empty in the church’s trash receptacle. It is unknown how much money the poor box contained.

The couple was described as a white man and woman in their 40s, thin and possibly driving a burgundy Jeep Cherokee. The woman had short blond hair; the man had long brown hair.

Pumpkin shatters rear windshield
A projectile pumpkin shattered the rear windshield of an orange 2008 Dodge Nitro parked in the 1700 block of 10th between 10 p.m. last Sunday night and 7 a.m. Monday.