Police blotter

Lincoln Park
Man caught with bag of stereos

Police just after midnight Tuesday caught up with a 23-year-old resident who was going through parked cars in the area near Park and Applewood.

A witness reported seeing a man in a yellow shirt on a bicycle entering a green Toyota Corolla in front of a house in the 600 block of Park and exiting while carrying a bag. Officers caught up with the man at Applewood and Cleveland carrying a backpack and holding a screwdriver. He told them he was on his way home.

Police searched him and found another screwdriver and a pair of pliers in his pants pockets, along with a radio face plate valued at $50. A search of the bag turned up four car stereos valued at $400 each, a $10 DVD, a $100 cell phone, a $20 flashlight and a $50 video game controller.

Boy victim of bikejacking
The bicycle of a boy riding in the 1300 block of Washington was stolen about 8 p.m. Monday.

The boy said a black male about 6 feet tall weighing 170 pounds approached him from behind and demanded the bike, then grabbed it from him.

The suspect was described as wearing a black shirt and dark shorts. The bike is valued at $400.

Welder taken

A $1,000 welder was taken recently from a garage in the 15600 block of Selwyn.

The owner said he had last used it March 25 and found it missing April 1, and that only he and his wife have the pass codes to the garage lock.

Police found no signs of forced entry.

Tools, golf clubs disappear
Tools and sporting equipment were part of thieves’ large haul from a garage in the 13700 block of Orchard between 3 p.m. April 3 and 7 a.m. last Sunday.

Missing items included a snowblower valued at $200, a $400 generator, routers valued at $300, sanders valued at $300, a full toolbox ($1,500), a miter saw ($150) and golf clubs ($1,500).

Tires peeled off trailers

Eleven tires were removed from three semitrailers last weekend at Thyssen Krupp, 21000 Trolley Industrial Drive.

The trailers belong to an Ohio company that ships for the steel company. Police said the transport firm’s trailers typically are parked there for several days at a time.

The tires were on the trailers at 10 p.m. April 2 and were discovered missing at 7:30 a.m. Monday. The rims were left on the trailers.

Big TV, cash turn up missing
The resident of a house in the 25900 block of Superior returned from dinner last Sunday to find that his house had been burglarized.

He had left about 1:30 p.m. and returned just after 9 to find that a sliding glass door had been left open and a 50-inch plasma-screen television was missing. A total of $220 in cash and $250 in miscellaneous jewelry were taken from a bedroom.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

Apartment robbed of jewelry

Several pieces of jewelry were stolen recently from a woman’s apartment in the 1700 block of Charlton.

She told police last Sunday that the items were taken between 5 and 9 p.m. March 31. The pieces included a gold chain with a yellow cross valued at $400, a gold ring with diamonds ($300), a gold birthstone ring ($350), another diamond ring ($300) and a diamond sapphire ring ($5,000).

The woman said a young man who lives above her was convicted of stealing from her two years ago. No signs of forced entry were found after the most recent incident.

Check on check reveals fraud
A renter in the 2900 block of Lafayette reported April 1 that he had been defrauded by his former landlord.

The renter said the landlord had ordered the man to give the landlord’s father a rent check for $250. The check was deposited in the father’s account Feb. 23, however the renter later learned that the house had been foreclosed upon Feb. 19.

The father has refused to return the money, the renter said, adding that the former landlord continues to trespass on the property.