Police blotter

Lincoln Park
Shack turned into drive-through
Nearly $1,000 worth of electronics and fixtures were discovered stolen Feb. 20 from Radio Shack, 1749 Dix.

Police believe entry was gained after a truck apparently drove into the front entrance, sideswiping a support pillar and leaving traces of red paint near the door.

Missing items include a $200 display case, an iPod touch ($200), four iPod Nanos ($600 total).

Pair keeps man from stealing car
Police were called about 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 to an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Electric on word that a man was trying to break into a silver 2008 Chevrolet Impala in the parking lot.

After a man looked outside his window and spotted the apparent theft in progress, he and another resident went outside and detained the man, a 19-year-old city resident, and escorted him back to the building to wait for police. As they did so, a pair of women’s sunglasses fell out of his pocket onto the ground.

Police found two more pairs of women’s sunglasses on him during a search, along with a bottle of depression medication, and arrested him for attempted car theft.

Swords, computers swiped
A burglary in the 1500 block of Goddard about 2:30 a.m. last Sunday netted six samurai swords along with some electronics.

Police found no signs of forced entry.

The swords were valued at $200. Also missing were two laptop computers ($330 each), two digital cameras ($250 and $200), speakers ($50), a computer tower ($200) and 20 video games ($100 total).

Break-in wasted on work wear
The break-in early last Sunday of a 1998 Dodge Caravan in the 13300 block of Greenview netted only a work apron.

The passenger-side window had been smashed. The apron, which was lying on the front seat, contained nothing of value, the owner told police.

Motel resident’s entertainment disappears
A video game system and a sports game were removed Feb. 18 from the room of a resident of Suburban 53 Motel, 12269 Dix-Toledo Road.

The resident said she was out of the room from noon that day until about 10 p.m. The missing items are valued at $350.

No signs of forced entry were found.

Store’s cash cleaned out
An employee of Martinizing Dry Cleaning, 7144 Pardee, arrived at work about 6:30 a.m. Feb. 18 to find that the power to the building had been cut.

A pry bar found outside the rear of the building apparently was used to remove a cage from a vent fan and to gain access to a circuit box. A fuse had been removed from the box.

Police said about $60 in change was taken, but that money in a safe was untouched.

Bicycle tracks were found in the snow leading toward Birch Street.

Debit card thief no spendthrift
A student at Trenton High School, 2601 Charlton Road, reported unauthorized activity on his debit card after it turned up missing Feb. 17.

After checking with his credit union he found that charges were made at a gas station for $13 and $20, two fast-food restaurants ($2.12 and $5.06) and two $25 items from an online retailer.

Police made a copy of a debit transaction list from the credit union and are investigating.

Probation officer keeps jewelry from melting
Two jewelry sales slips from Diamond Creations, 3070 Van Horn, were found Feb. 20 in the purse of a woman who had turned herself in to a probation officer.

The slips matched up with the some missing jewelry from the woman’s grandmother, whom the woman had stayed with the night before.

One earring in a gold set had been redone in silver before they were discovered missing. A man’s bracelet belonging to the grandmother was scheduled to be melted down, but the store owner held off after being contacted by police.