Police blotter

Lincoln Park
Man jumped for jacket

A 37-year-old resident of the 700 block of Winchester was assaulted last Sunday while walking in the area of Dix and Keppen.

He told police that as he was walking, a cream-colored sedan, possibly a Mercury Grand Marquis, pulled up near him. A black man got out and allegedly punched him in the back of the head before pulling at the victim’s jacket.

After a brief struggle, the assailant took the jacket and got back in the car, which then sped south on Dix and out of sight before the victim could read the license plate.

The victim described his assailant as 6 feet to 6 feet 6 inches tall and 20 to 30 years old with dark skin and said three other black men were in the car but could not describe them.

The jacket, valued at $100, also contained the victim’s cell phone.

Shed emptied by caffeine fiends?
More than $1,000 worth of farm and garden implements were stolen Dec. 19 from the shed of house in the 1800 block of Philomene.

The resident said the lock on her shed had been broken, and that several items were missing, including a hedge trimmer valued at $430, an edger/trimmer ($500), a rototiller ($350) and attachment ($60) and a leaf blower ($200).

Footprints from what are believed to be two sets of large, male boots were found in the snow ending at Starbucks, 1845 Southfield Road.

Police said they would review store surveillance for clues.

Vehicle theft amplified

A Carleton man’s vehicle was stolen just after 4 p.m. last Sunday from the parking lot near J.C. Penney at Southland Center, 23000 Eureka.

The owner, who plays in a band, said a $6,000 amplifier was in the trunk.

Helmet, pills taken from vehicle
A welding helmet and prescription anxiety treatment pills were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 20800 block of Shannon between 3:45 a.m. Dec. 16 and 6:45 a.m. Dec. 17.

The owner said the passenger door had been locked.

Card ID info transferred
A resident of the 4100 block of Longmeadow reported Monday that someone got control of his credit card and ordered another card with his name sent to a Belleville residence.

Police said he canceled his card with the bank, which flagged his account after noticing about $1,500 in charges, all from the Downriver area, between Dec. 9 and 16.

Gift gun gets gone
A .22-caliber intended as a gift was stolen from the 3900 block of Fort Street between 5 and 11:30 p.m. Dec. 18.

A resident said he had bought the gun at a shop in Taylor and was planning to give it to his brother for Christmas. He had placed it behind the driver’s seat of his 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck and parked it in the lot near his apartment.

When he returned, he discovered the gun missing; it had been wrapped in a green gun sock. The man told police had left his truck unlocked.