Police Blotter

Allen Park
Silver sedans stolen
A silver 2000 Lincoln LS belonging to an Eastpointe man was taken between 7 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 p.m. Dec. 6 from the 10000 block of Carter while he was out of town with a resident.

A silver 2001 four-door Pontiac Grand Am was taken from the 14000 block of Cicotte between 2:30 a.m. and noon Tuesday.

The vehicle owner had been having trouble keeping track of his car keys, so he had been keeping them under the floor mat on the driver’s side of the unlocked car.

Vandals hit city’s south end
A variety of vandalism occurred in the southernmost end of town last week.

The rear passenger-side window was smashed on a green 2003 Chevy Silverado pickup parked in a driveway in the 9600 block of Andrews between Dec. 2 and Dec. 5. Nothing was taken from the vehicle, and the ignition was intact.

Two double-hung windows were broken overnight Dec. 6 at the rear of the First Hungarian Pentecostal of the Apostolic Saint Church of God, 16240 May. Rocks from the bed of nearby railroad tracks may have been used to break the windows.

Church officials said other such incidents recently have occurred and have requested additional police attention after dark.

A garage door was defaced with spray paint in the 9600 block of Ruth between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Officers could not determine if the spray painting consisted of letters, gang symbols or just random lines.

Holiday shoplifting continues
A 17-year-old Detroit youth attempted to leave Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive, without paying for an electronic gaming system camera and headset about 8 p.m. Dec. 5.

He was arrested, booked for retail fraud and released on bond.

Melvindale
Wallet taken from purse at church service
A woman believes her wallet was taken from her purse during a church service 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Faith Christian Assembly, 25051 Outer Drive.

When the victim discovered the loss on Dec. 3, her credit union noted that her debit card had been used at a gas station the evening before.

The clerk there remembered the customer and gave a description that matched that of a woman who sat behind the victim during the church service. The station will provide police a copy of the its security tape.

Purse removed from van
A woman’s purse was stolen from her van at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 while it was parked at Play Atlantis family fun center, 19400 Allen Road.

The driver’s-side window had been smashed. Two other vehicles also were broken into.

Rental trashed, robbed while landlord in hospital
The hospitalized owner of a rental house in the 17000 block of Eddon discovered Dec. 5 that it had been trashed and that the refrigerator, washer, dryer and hot water heater had been stolen.

Police were seeking the last legal tenant, whose name appeared on mail throughout the damaged house.

Riverview
Banquet center window smashed
A 4-foot-by-9-foot window valued at $2,000 was damaged about 2 a.m. Dec. 5 at Arnaldo’s Banquet Center, 18275 Quarry Road.

The owner was inside cleaning up and heard a crashing noise at the front of the building, however no vehicles or people were seen nearby at the time of the window damage.

Four-wheeler gone from shop
A black 2008 Kawasaki KFX 450 four-wheeler was taken between noon Dec. 4 and 4 p.m. Dec. 5 from P & R Gaglio Cement.

There were no signs of forced entry to the building, but there were scratch and pry marks on the key hole to the entry door. In addition, a gate to the yard normally kept locked had been left open overnight.

Snowblower grabbed from garage
A snowblower valued at $500 was stolen between noon Dec. 4 and 4 p.m. Dec. 6 from a garage in the 17000 block of Devonshire.

A relative of the resident admitted leaving the garage door open.

Wyandotte
Restaurant window broken
A 3-foot-by-5-foot window valued at $1,000 was shattered between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Joe’s Hamburgers, 125 Elm.

A door handle had been thrown through the window.

Game console, music player stolen
A 14-year-old boy’s mother reported Dec. 4 that her son’s $60 video game and $289 digital music player were discovered missing about 10 a.m. Nov. 29 from a friend’s home in the 1200 block of Oak Street.

The property was seen last in the home’s garage at 11 p.m. Nov. 28. The garage door padlock had visible damage.

Spray painting may be price of affair
A woman in the 4000 block of 15th suspects the wife of a man she had an affair with over a year ago of damaging her house and vehicle extensively with spray paint the night of Dec. 3.

The windows, body and license plate of the resident’s black 2003 Jeep Cherokee were covered with paint. The incident marks the second time the vehicle has been vandalized with paint in the past two months.

The front windows of the resident’s house also was covered with black and red spray paint, as were the front door, porch spindle posts and brick.