Police blotter

Batterer caught in the act

A 20-year-old Detroit man was arrested for assault and battery after police watched him beat his girlfriend on Tireman near Anthony about 5 a.m. April 16.

An officer who was parked at the Chase-Tireman intersection noticed the couple on the north side of Tireman walking east. After passing Chase, the couple crossed to the other side of Tireman, entering Dearborn.

When they approached Tamer Plumbing, 14531 Tireman, the man grabbed the woman by her shirt collar, shook her several times and then began punching and slapping her on the sides and top of her head, police said.

As officers went to approach the couple, the man asked what they wanted and told them to leave him alone because he wasn’t carrying anything. They immediately arrested him.

After he was taken into custody, one of the officers spoke to the girlfriend, 20, who said, “It’s OK, he’s been my boyfriend for two years and he only grabbed my shirt and shook me up a little bit.” She went on to say that the couple had been arguing about financial troubles, and that she deserved to be shaken up because she had been ignoring her boyfriend.

The officer told the woman that nothing makes her deserving of physical harm, to which she eventually agreed, according to the report. Police said she complained of minor head pain, but refused medical treatment.

Armed robbers strike at elementary school
Four teen boys were robbed at gunpoint while congregating near the Maple Elementary School playground, 6801 Mead, about 10:40 p.m. April 18.

The boys – ages 17 and 18 – told police they were standing outside their car when they noticed two men walking toward them. After passing by, one of the men pulled out a pistol and said, “You know what time it is. Give me everything.”

Combined, the boys handed over about $400 cash, 10 credit or debit cards, two cell phones and various pieces of personal identification. After collecting the items, the suspects fled south on Mead to Arthur where they entered what is believed to be a silver Mercury Grand Marquis.

Both suspects are described as black men between 180 to 200 pounds and at the time of the robbery both were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and dark pants. One of the men is about 6 feet 2 inches and had a buzz cut. The other is described as 6 feet 4 inches tall with shoulder-length braided hair.

Window broken by curious cocktail
Vandals egged a car and broke a 3-foot-by-5-foot window on a house in the 6200 block of Reuter in the early morning April 18.

The home and car owner reported that he heard laughing and a loud boom about 2:30 a.m., but didn’t investigate until the following morning, when he called police.

Police said the culprits threw eggs, mustard and a glass jar of spicy beans at the side of the house to break the window. In addition to the eggs, mustard was found on the man’s 2006 Dodge Stratus as well. There was no damage to the car.

Dearborn Heights
Checks stolen from secretary’s desk

Police are looking for a 40-year-old Lincoln Park man who is suspected of stealing checks from Westborn Electric, 21828 Van Born.

Westborn’s owner called police to report the theft after his bank called and said an unauthorized account user was trying to cash three checks. Through bank security video, the owner was able to identify the pilferer as a friend of a tenant who rents space at the building.

He said he suspects the man must have gone through his secretary’s desk sometime after hours.