Police Blotter

Lincoln Park
House furnishings cleared out
Several household items were taken sometime last weekend from Family’s R Us, 4056 Dix.

Missing items included a 27-inch television valued at $250, three metal file cabinets ($45 each), a fax machine ($60), two metal clothing racks ($75 each), $250 worth of miscellaneous clothing, four 8-foot folding tables ($35 each) and a label gun ($75).

Police are unsure how entry was gained.

Tools lifted overnight
About $1,000 worth of tools and a toolbox were taken overnight Monday from a 2007 Jeep Liberty parked in front of a house in the 16500 block of Grace.

The owner found the items missing just before 10 a.m.

Car trouble thwarts thief

A man who stole a car early last Sunday from the 8300 block of Mayfair didn’t get far before leaving it at a nearby gas station.

A resident said the car was stolen from in front of his residence about 4 a.m. An attendant at the Sunoco gas station at Wick and Pardee said a white man pulled in shortly afterward. When the car wouldn’t start, the attendant offered to call police.

The man then fled. Police said he was caught on video surveillance.

A relative spotted the car at the station and informed the owner.

House robbed during visit
A resident in the 25000 block of Haig returned home about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 to find that her house had been robbed.

She said a window that had been left open an inch and placed a stick in the track to keep it in place was completely open.

Her purse, which she had left on top of a trash can, was missing, as was her deceased husband’s wedding band.

Several drawers had been rummaged through. Her purse contained medical insurance and Social Security cards.

Bow, arrows found on street
A case containing a compound bow and six arrows was found about 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 on the easement in front of a house in the 3100 block of Middlefield.

Police asked around, but it did not belong to any of the nearby residents.

Cash goes missing from high school
Money was reported missing about 7:30 a.m. Oct. 29 from the classrooms of four teachers at Trenton High School, 2601 Charlton.

One teacher reported locking it in a drawer. Another put it in an unlocked drawer but locked the room before leaving about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

A third teacher said he left his room about 3 p.m. Oct. 28 after locking the door, which was still locked when he returned the next day.

Amounts ranged from a few dollars to $100.

TV paid for with fake bills
A resident of the 1600 block of Vernon said he was given two counterfeit $100 bills for a 40-inch television he had arranged to sell online.

The resident said two white men 24 to 25 years old came to get the TV and gave him the bills. He said he did not realize the bills were fake until he was back inside his house.

One man had blue eyes, and the other had a cross tattoo on his wrist. The resident did not get a license plate number for the car they were driving, which is described as a burgundy Pontiac Grand Prix.

They headed north on Vernon and west on King Road before driving out of sight.