Police Blotter

Allen Park
Car contents taken

Both locked and unlocked cars provided recent temptation for thieves.

A laptop computer, wireless headset and a borrowed audio book were taken from an unlocked 2004 Honda Civic parked in the 14000 block of Garfield between 2 and 7 a.m. Oct. 26.

Two checkbooks, a Global Positioning System unit valued at $200, a compound saw ($450) and a miter saw valued ($200) were taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 15000 block of Aster between 7 p.m. Monday and 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

A car radio was removed from a locked car at Dunleavy’s, 6004 Allen Road, between 8:30 and 9:53 p.m. Tuesday while the vehicle owner was having dinner. The driver’s-side window was broken to gain entry.

Drunken woman stopped in store
A highly intoxicated woman was taken into custody about 7 p.m. Tuesday at Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive.

Store employees said she was stumbling around inside as if lost and sought help finding her vehicle. Employees offered to take her car keys to “find” her vehicle when they became concerned she might drive away under the influence.

The woman began to swear loudly in front of customers, failed field sobriety tests and used both hands to shove an officer. She was cited for disorderly conduct and assault and was taken into custody.

Tree falls on car
A tree fell on a vehicle in the 17000 block of Dora about noon Oct. 31.

The vehicle’s roof and back window sustained major damage. Police called the Department of Public Works to remove the tree from the sidewalk and street.

Vehicle vandalized while impounded
A CD player was missing from the dashboard of a car after it was released from police impound Tuesday.

The vehicle owner reported the theft about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday shortly after the vehicle was released.

Washers, dryers taken from new apartments
A construction site manager reported the theft of new washers and dryers from three new apartments at 17083 Raupp around 2:45 p.m. Oct. 28.

Another vacant apartment at nearby 17225 Raupp was vandalized with scattered trash, stained carpeting and holes punched in the walls.

Impaired driver narrowly avoids accident
After seeing a driver narrowly avoid an accident after turning left in front of a pickup truck, an observing officer stopped him for having an expired license plate on his vehicle on Outer Drive just east of Allen Road about midnight Oct. 30.

The driver smelled strongly of alcohol and had glassy eyes and slurred speech, police said. After failing field sobriety tests, the man was taken into custody and his car was impounded.

Return from party is unhappy
A 50-inch plasma television and a laptop computer were stolen from a locked Kings Forest apartment in the 19000 block of Fort Street between 9 p.m. Oct. 31 and 2:20 a.m. last Sunday.

The robbery was discovered when the resident returned to the apartment with two friends after attending a party. The responding officers found signs of forced entry and possible fingerprints.

Tires slashed, porch trashed
The driver’s-side tires were slashed on a silver 2006 Saturn car parked in the 13000 block of Sibley about 3:30 a.m. Oct. 31.

Garbage also was spread on the owner’s front porch.

Golf bag stolen
A golf bag and over $1,500 worth of equipment was taken from a driveway in the 17000 block of Hamann between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. last Sunday.

The equipment was left outside near a garage for an hour while the owner went to the store.

Bad hair day
A man angry over the price of his fiancee’s permanent and style threatened an employee at Barry-N-Company Designs, 724 Oak, about 4:45 p.m. Oct. 30.

Earlier the client had expressed satisfaction and paid without incident.

When her fiance returned with her and was denied a partial refund, he threatened to hit the stylist in the face with his fist, and later to break all of the business’s windows. The couple left before police arrived.

Pawn shop pilfered
A $400 bracelet was reported missing from Rudy’s Exchange, 3383 Fort St., between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The owner left a display case housing the bracelet unlocked near a man he had been helping when he went to help another customer, a woman, at the opposite end of the store.

When the owner returned to the unlocked case, the bracelet and the man were gone.

Jewelry, computer, camera stolen
Jewelry, a laptop computer and a digital camera were taken from a home in the 3300 block of 14th between noon last Sunday and 3:42 p.m. Monday.

A basement window was broken for entry. Detectives found possible shoe prints near the point of entry and fingerprints on a window in the ransacked bedroom. Neighbors did not notice anything unusual.