Police blotter

Allen Park
Snowblower swiped

A snowblower was early Monday from an unsecured garage in the 6800 block of Robinson.

When the resident turned on a porch light to check out a dragging sound in the alley, he saw a white minivan with a ladder rack leave the scene via the alley behind his house.

A second snowblower was left in the middle of the back yard. The resident said the van looked like one he had seen a local scrap dealer using.

Car keyed
A vehicle on Monday was keyed along the entire passenger side and on a rear door at Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive.

Minivan taken
A blue 2003 Ford Windstar was reported stolen between 3 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday from a driveway in the 19000 block of Champaign.

It may have been left unlocked, and the owner kept a set of keys in the center console.

Room, wallet cleaned out
A patient at Heartland Health Care Center, 9150 Allen Road, said $25 was taken from his wallet in his night stand about 10 a.m. Monday when he was at physical therapy.

The victim said his room was cleaned in his absence.

Not phone-friendly

A resident of the 18000 block of Wood suspects a friend and neighbor may have taken her cell phone about noon Tuesday.

The victim said the woman had taken a cell phone from her in the past. The friend denied taking the phone, and believes her friend misplaced it.

Trailer taken
A Birmingham resident reported Tuesday that a 1999 Continental trailer valued at $1,000 has been missing from the 17610 block of Clarann since early February.

He told police he previously had been unable to come to Melvindale to file a report.

Van, clubs stolen from course parking lot

A gray 2006 Ford Econoline van containing golf clubs valued at $600 was stolen between 2:30 and 11 p.m. April 16 from the parking lot at Riverview Highlands Golf Course, 15105 Sibley Road.

The owner said the van was locked, and no keys are missing. No signs of forced entry were found.

Patio door glass shattered
Three panes of a sliding glass patio door were shattered about 1 a.m. April 16 at a house in the 13000 block of Perry. The damage is estimated at $700 and may have been done using decorative landscaping rocks from the yard.

Mazda ‘rocked’
A gold 2004 four-door Mazda was damaged in the 14000 block of Brookview Drive in the early morning hours of April 17 by what appeared to be a deliberate pounding with a rock against many different areas of the doors and rear of the car.

Beer run
A white man in his early 20s took a 15-can pack of beer about 3 a.m. Monday from Circle K, 12705 Pennsylvania Road.

A clerk said the man had short brown hair and was wearing a gray Adidas hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white athletic shoes.

The man left in a dark-colored Ford Taurus with an out-of-state license plate and minor damage to the driver’s-side rear bumper and quarterpanel. The beer was valued at $13.

Vintage bike stolen

A vintage Schwinn bicycle was stolen from a garage in the 4100 block of 19th sometime last weekend.

Entry was gained by tampering with the power garage door mechanism.

The bike is yellow with chrome fenders, a yellow radio, luggage rack, saddle bags and strut rods from the handlebars to the front axle.

Vandals spread mustard, feces
Vandals struck a blue 1997 Saturn parked in the 4500 block of 17th Street early Sunday.

Mustard was smeared on the rear hatch with a swastika drawn in it.

The car’s windows had been rolled down during the night, and the steering wheel and cloth seat also were smeared with mustard.

Dog feces were smeared and wedged in between the door and on the fabric of the driver’s seat. A radio also missing from the dash.

Drunken joyride ends in crash
A drunken 19-year-old boy took his stepfather’s white 1994 Saturn on a high-speed ride along Antoine about 5 a.m. Sunday before crashing it at Second.

Police found three of four white males who were described by a witness as being in the vehicle before getting out and trying to flee.

A 19-year-old man and a juvenile admitted to being passengers in the car and said the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash.

The driver, also 19, who police said smelled of intoxicants and was swearing loudly, initially was arrested for disorderly conduct. He later was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless driving, resisting and obstructing arrest, driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident.