Police Blotter

Lincoln Park
Cash clipped from salon
An unknown amount of cash was found missing about 9:30 a.m. last Sunday from a beauty salon at 3574 Fort St.

Police said several drawers had been opened, the rear door lock had been punched out and that the thieves left the front door closed but unlocked.

Southgate
Wheel burglars caught in time
A resident in the 15200 block of Pheasant Run was getting ready to go duck hunting about 5:30 a.m. Nov. 28 when he saw that the rear wheels had been removed from his 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

The wheels were lying in the grass next to the truck, and two males could be seen running through a back yard to a car parked in the Overbrook Apartments.

The driver’s-side door lock had been punched out.

Foreclosed house items raided
A furnace and a hot water heater were found missing about 11 a.m. Tuesday from a foreclosed house in the 14700 block of Windemere.

The tank was valued at $500, the furnace at $4,000. Police believe the previous homeowners may have taken the items.

Taylor
Shoplifter keeps ring after scuffle
A woman detained briefly by loss prevention personnel about 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at Kohl’s, 14500 Racho, managed to escape with at least part of what she intended to shoplift.

Police said the woman was spotted at the jewelry counter eyeing a pair of earrings and a ring, which she then pocketed and headed toward the south exit without offering to pay. Once in the parking lot, a store employee stopped her and ordered her back inside.

The woman, described as a heavyset black woman, then resisted the employee, who managed to retrieve the earrings before the woman got into a red 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier and drove east on Eureka Road.

The employee took down the car’s license plate number and reported it to police.

Sneaker collection swiped
A family in the 24100 block of Rosewood left their house about 8 a.m. Nov. 25 and returned three hours later to find that a basement bedroom had been burglarized.

Missing were a video game system and four pairs of collectible Air Jordan athletic shoes.

No other valuables had been touched, police said.

Trenton
Naked man tracked down
Police were called just before 2 a.m. Nov. 25 to the area of Fifth Street and nearby railroad tracks to look for a male walking naked along the center track.

When they found the 52-year-old Trenton man walking north, he asked officers to drive him home, saying monsters were after him.

Firefighters transported him to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

Copper thieves strike twice
About 600 feet of copper telephone wire was found missing Nov. 24 from the offices of the Trenton Public Schools Board of Education, 2603 Charlton.

Employees arrived to find that phones were not working in the office or at Trenton High School next door. The phones had been working at 7 p.m. the previous night, and alarms were set at 11:30 p.m. No alarms were set off during the night.
The wire was valued at $1,000.
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Police were called to the area of Sibley and West Jefferson about 8 a.m. Nov. 24 on word that two men were loading copper into an older Lincoln.

Riverview police stopped the vehicle shortly afterward and found copper in the trunk.

The copper had been cut the day before at Detroit Steel Co., 1491 W. Jefferson, and left in a nearby building. Eight to 10 pieces of copper were left on the ground, and another $1,500 worth of copper still was missing.