Police blotter

Man beaten, robbed in alley

A 57-year-old man was ambushed and robbed at gunpoint in the alley north of Warren near Manor about 6 a.m. April 7.

According to reports, the man was taking trash from his nearby house to a waste bin in the alley. He told police he was on his way back to his house when he heard footsteps quickly approaching from behind.

When he turned around, there was a black man in his mid-20s pointing a semiautomatic pistol at his head, he said. The man told police he attempted to wrestle the gun from the assailant, but another robber ran up and started punching and kicking him, causing him to fall to the ground.

At least two attackers, and possibly a third, went through his pockets and stole about $350 cash before a witness started yelling at them to stop, which caused them to flee. The victim had no visible injuries, according to police, and refused medical treatment.

Teen rock throwers busted
Two teen boys were arrested for disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property after they were caught throwing rocks at windows at Excel Pattern Works, 7020 Chase, about 2:30 p.m. April 9.

Police were dispatched to the business after the owner reported that someone was throwing rocks at the building. None of the rocks managed to break the glass, but windows had been smashed out at the business twice in recent weeks, the owner said.

Police were able to locate two boys – both 16 years old – on the railroad tracks near Chase and Warren. In separate interviews with police, the boys blamed each other for the rock throwing before both ultimately admitted responsibility. They were subsequently taken into custody.

Dearborn Heights
Burglar makes off with $5,000 in jewelry

A burglar stole more than $5,000 in gold diamond jewelry from a house in the 7500 block of Hazelton sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight April 13.

Police determined that the burglar entered the house by prying open a bathroom window. They found drawers pulled out from a dresser in the master bedroom, where the jewelry was taken from. Also missing was a Social Security card. Nothing of evidentiary value was found at the scene.

Mom’s cash taken, children’s friends suspected
A woman residing in the 27000 block of Colleen Court reported to police April 10 that someone stole more than $4,000 in cash from an envelope in her bedroom.

She said that she last saw the money April 7. On April 9 her 17-year-old daughter called her at work to ask if she could borrow $50, to which she agreed and told her where the money was.

The girl’s brother, 16, went to get the money for her, but only counted $750. And when he returned to the envelope about an hour later, only $200 remained. The woman told police that her children had had several friends stay the night at the house in recent nights, and that the friends were all throughout the house.

Police advised the woman’s children to make a list of who was at the house, so that they could interview them.