Police Blotter

Allen Park
Stereo system stolen

A $1,000 speaker system was reported stolen shortly after 11 a.m. March 4 from Guitar Center, 23133 Outer Drive.

The manager discovered the box sitting on the top shelf with the system removed. He did not know when it would have been taken.

Dearborn
‘Clean’ getaway after theft

A washer and dryer valued at $2,400 were stolen between 10:30 a.m. March 3 and 7:30 p.m. March 4 from a vacant house in the 6000 block of Argyle.

The owner, who lives at a different address, said many contractors come in and out of the house daily.

Money and necklace stolen
Cash and a necklace were taken last week from a house in the 6000 block of Yinger.

A woman and her mother left from 8:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to pay bills and returned to find $400 missing from the mother’s purse.

A window and a side door were open.

The necklace had been inside a box in a closet; the purse was hanging from the door of a different closet.

Dearborn Heights
Valuables ignored, safe stolen

Money and jewelry were stolen last week from a house in the 4000 block of Pelham.

The homeowner was gone between 10:30 a.m. March 5 and noon March 6 and returned to find the door kicked in and damaged. The stolen items had been inside a safe.

Video game taken
A television and a video game system were stolen last week from a house in the 24000 block of Colgate.

The owner said someone broke in between 1:15 and 1:30 March 3 and stole the items, which belonged to her son.

He had been dropped off from school by a classmate and found the window to his bedroom open. His mother said a neighbor noticed a red car parked in the driveway shortly beforehand.

Police believe a classmate of her son who drives a red car may be involved.

Purse stolen, card used
A purse was stolen between 6:30 and 7 p.m. March 3 from a car in front of St. Mel’s Catholic Church, 7506 N. Inkster.

The purse belonged to a woman who left her car unlocked while she was picking up her daughter.

She returned to find her purse missing. It contained her driver’s license, a debit card and her U.S. Air Force identification.

The card was canceled, but a charge was recorded March 4 for $32 at Speedway, 27349 Joy Road.

Lincoln Park
House relieved of TV, cash

Cash and a 37-inch television were taken between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday from a house in the 2000 block of Chandler.

The owner said the TV, valued at $900, was in his family room, and that the cash, which totaled $50, was in a bedroom.

Police found no signs of forced entry; the owner believes he may have left a door unlocked.

Man arrested for larceny, pot
A 43-year-old resident was arrested last Sunday after residents saw him trying to enter a locked 1998 Ford van in the 1200 block of Chandler.

The van’s owner and a neighbor walked up to it as he rummaged through the glove box, confronted him and physically held him until police arrived.

The owner said nothing appeared missing, but that her personal papers and belongings had been thrown around inside the van, which was undamaged.

Police searched the man prior to arresting him and found a small plastic bag of marijuana in his left inside coat pocket. He was cited for tampering with property not his own and marijuana possession.

Residents pin intoxicated would-be thief
Police recovered a number of stolen items in the 800 block of Cleveland last Sunday after responding to word of a fight following an attempted larceny in the 700 block of Mill.

They arrived to find residents holding down a 44-year-old resident, who they said gave off a strong smell of intoxicants. A resident told them two neighbors came to his door to tell him a man was inside his 1993 Ford Taurus.

The vehicle’s owner said he and the neighbors saw the man get out of the car carrying several items. They yelled at him to stop, but he ran east on Cleveland and then south on Washington. They pursued on foot and saw him try to jump a fence and fall on a tree stump on the west side of a house in the 700 block of Mill.

One of the pursuers followed the 44-year-old between two houses, only to be kicked twice in the midsection before they could subdue him and hold him for police.

Officers then arrested him for larceny and assault, and he briefly kicked at the inside of the door in the patrol car before being ordered to calm down. He complained of pain in his left arm and was treated briefly on the scene by emergency medical personnel before being taken to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

Melvindale
Rental car damaged

A woman who rented a car from Enterprise Rent-A-Car discovered its back window broken out about 2 p.m. March 5 while parked in the 24100 block of Outer Drive.

She had seen it last at 11 p.m. the previous day undamaged.

Riverview
Microwave fight gets heated

A fight over a microwave allegedly turned violent March 5 at a house in the 1400 block of Huntington.

An 18-year-old man allegedly hit his 55-year-old stepfather on the head with a dustpan after seeing the stepfather push the 18-year-old’s mother, who was attempting to stop a verbal argument between the two men.

The mother told police that at about 10:30 p.m., her husband became angry when her son used the microwave he had planned on using. The husband, who was intoxicated, began yelling at the son and she stepped in between them.

She told police her husband pushed her before everyone eventually calmed down, but the argument started up again and her husband shoved her once more. She showed police red marks on her chest.

The 55-year-old man was arrested.

Southgate
Camper cover cleared out

A camper cover valued at $500 was stolen just before noon Monday from a pickup truck parked in the 12500 block of Irene.

The owner had left it unattended for about 15 minutes, police said.

Vehicle, keys disappear overnight
A 2001 Nissan Xterra valued at $10,000 was stolen overnight March 4 from the 14300 block of Windemere.

The owner said she had left the keys in a basket on a counter in her kitchen, but that when she looked for the keys
about 9:45 a.m., both the keys and the vehicle, which had been parked in the driveway, were gone.

The owner said she had seen three males inside a sport utility vehicle parked one house south of hers between 11 p.m. March 3 and 1 a.m. March 4, but didn’t call police because many young people live in the neighborhood.

Taylor
Break-in nets video games

A 46-inch television, two video game consoles and 20 video games were discovered missing last week from a house in the 16900 block of Ziegler.

The resident had been gone between 6 p.m. March 2 and noon March 4 and returned to find the front door open. A computer, monitor and MP3 player were left.

Plumbing pilfered
Copper plumbing, a dishwasher and kitchen cabinets were discovered missing about 11:30 a.m. March 4 from a house in the 11400 block of Baraga.

Purse snatched, cards used
A purse was stolen just before 9 a.m. March 3 from a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country parked at Fitness USA, 14400 Pardee Road.

The owner found the front passenger-side window broken out; a Global Positioning System unit was left in place, and the interior had not been ransacked.

The purse contained a checkbook, a cell phone, an unknown amount of cash and Social Security, credit and debit cards.

One of the cards was used shortly afterward to make a $200 purchase at Target and a $38 purchase at Meijer.

Wyandotte
Buyer threatens man

A resident of the 4400 block of Quarry was threatened after selling a car to a man he met via an online classified ad.

The man came to the resident’s house March 2 to buy a 1994 Cadillac Seville mentioned in the ad. The resident said the ad stated the car would be sold “as is,” and that he knew that the alternator on it had to be replaced.

The buyer paid $1,200 for the car, after the resident dropped $200 off the initial asking price. The buyer did not ask to test-drive the car or have it examined before leaving with it.

A few hours after the purchase, the man called to say he had the car inspected and was unhappy that it needed a multitude of repairs. He asked for $200 back, and the seller refused. The man then continued calling back multiple times and threatening the resident, telling him he had better watch his back.

The seller said he is concerned for the safety of his two small children.

(Compiled by Daniel Heraty, Andrea Poteet and Tom Tigani.)