Police blotter

Dearborn
Police subdue drunken man at theater

Police arrested a Detroit man for drunken disorderly conduct at AMC Star Fairlane 21, 18900 Michigan, about 8 p.m. Jan 9.

According to police reports, management asked the 47-year-old man to leave and eventually called police because he was being loud and obnoxious during a movie. When the man finally exited the theater after much resistance, he began yelling expletives at the patrons inside as police stood nearby watching. The man told police he was leaving when he noticed them, and warned them not to touch him because he was just released from prison. Police said that when the man “stumbled” by them they noticed a strong smell of alcohol on his breath.

As they followed the man outside, he threatened to “blow someone’s head off.” Eventually the man made it to the roadway in front of the theater, where he turned around and challenged the officers as he raised his fists in a fighting stance.

One officer answered swiftly, delivering a double palm heel strike to his chest, sending the man to the ground. The man reportedly apologized, saying he was drunk. He was subsequently arrested.

Pervert at large after exposing himself to woman
Police are looking for a man who exposed his genitals to a woman at AAA Michigan headquarters, 1 Auto Club Drive, about 1 p.m. Jan. 5.

The woman told police she was walking into the main entrance of the building when she heard behind her someone say, “Hey.” When she turned to look, she said, a man driving a late-1990s Jeep Grand Cherokee was masturbating; she also said he was wearing a black shirt and no pants.

After about 20 seconds the man quickly backed up the sport utility vehicle and fled the lot, making it impossible for her to obtain a license plate, she said.

Police describe the suspect as a black man between 35 and 40 years old. At the time of the incident he had short black hair, and possibly facial hair. The Jeep is described as silver, possibly with tinted windows. It is also said to be in very good shape.

Patrons detain suspect in car break-in at club
Two men detained a suspected thief at Elks Lodge 1945, 25000 Michigan Ave., after he entered an unlocked car in the parking lot about 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8.

One of the men, a Dearborn resident, said the incident began to unfold when he was pulling into the Lodge parking lot and noticed the suspect – a 29-year-old Redford Township man – stumbling down the sidewalk on the opposite side of Michigan Avenue.

The man said he watched the suspect cross the street and approach the cars in the lot. As the suspect staggered through the lot, his pants fell to his knees and he was unable to pull them up for nearly two minutes, leading the man to believe he was intoxicated, he said.

The man entered the lounge and continued to watch as the suspect peered through car windows. The suspect then noticed he was being watched and began to move away from the building’s entrance, the man said.

But the man kept observing and soon the suspect opened the door of an unlocked 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. The man quickly informed the other club patrons and returned outside with the vehicle’s owner, a Taylor man, to confront the suspect.

The suspect told the men he thought it was someone else’s car, and that he hadn’t taken anything. The men didn’t buy it and detained the man while they waited for police to arrive. Police couldn’t verify the man’s story either, and he was arrested for unlawful entry of a motor vehicle.

Dearborn Heights
Good Samaritan goes extra mile

A Dearborn man was instrumental in the recent arrest of a 17-year-old girl accused of stealing a sweatshirt from a parked car at Kroger, 26400 Ford.

Police said the man called 911 about 1 p.m. Jan. 11 and reported that a girl was rifling through the glove box and center console of a yellow unspecified model Jeep. He told police she eventually got out of the Jeep with some clothing and went back to a nearby 1999 Mercury Sable.

Shortly thereafter, an older man with white hair got into the Sable and the car began to pull away, he said. The witness ran into the store to inform management and then began to pursue the Sable east on Ford Road.

The witness said he eventually caught up to the car and advised the driver that he had called police about the apparent theft, and that it would be best to return to the store. But the driver continued on.

Because the witness obtained the Sable’s license plate number, police were able to contact its registered owner. The owner told police her husband and daughter were in the car and said she would have her daughter return to the store within a half hour. But the girl never showed, prompting police to pay a house call to her residence on Beaver.

Police said it was apparent the girl never intended to return to the store when she told them she thought the car belonged to a school friend who works there and upon whom she was playing a practical joke. Store managers confirmed that the friend works at the store, but said he drives a different vehicle.

Police arrested the girl for breaking and entering an automobile. The clothing – a $30 hooded sweatshirt – was recovered and returned to the owner.

Dog, laptop missing in burglary
A man told police he believes a former tenant stole a laptop and Chihuahua from his house in the 6300 block of Evangeline about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11.

The man said he suspects the tenant because the house was entered through a locked front door and the tenant is the only other person with a key. The dog and computer were stolen from a locked bedroom, and police took as evidence a large kitchen fork that may have been used to pry the door open.