Police Blotter

Allen Park
Pills disappear from pharmacy

Several bottles of pills were taken May 15 from PharMor Pharmacy, 6728 Park Ave.

Officers responded to a theft alarm about 1 p.m. that day and saw the rear entrance door broken into.

A standing safe had been moved to the center of the floor but was unopened and showed no signs of attempted forced entry.

The rear metal door of the building and a metal fence door had been torn open. The fence door had been torn from the concrete wall and showed signs of being pried. Its padlock also had been broken.

A missing yellow link chain was found in the rear parking lot of a building in the 6700 block of Allen Road.

Dearborn Heights
Gun, change taken

A 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun in a camouflage case was stolen about 10:30 p.m. May 12 from a house in the 6000 block of North Highland.

The owner said he returned home about 11:45 p.m. and noticed that the front door was open and the rear bedroom window was broken out.

Also taken was $50 in change.

Pagers, briefcase taken from car
A black leather briefcase and about 80 pagers were stolen between 11 p.m. May 14 and 5:30 p.m. May 15 from a 2010 Mazda 6 parked in the driveway of a house in the 4000 block of Katherine.

The passenger window was broken out.

Suspects arrested in home invasion
Police arrested two Detroit residents caught breaking into a house between 7:50 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. May 15 in the 20000 block of Brookwood.

An officer arrived to find the boys, ages 17 and 16, breaking into the house after the owner’s wife had left for the day. The 17-year-old was carrying a backpack and the 16-year-old was armed with a knife.

Police surrounded the house and ordered the suspects to come out or a K-9 officer would be sent in. A bedroom mattress had been flipped over, and the dresser drawer and bedroom closet door were open.

Thieves get money and sunglasses
A pair of designer sunglasses and $300 cash were taken between midnight and 10 a.m. May 13 from a black 2007 Pontiac G6 in the 6000 block of Bingham.

The victim told police her car was parked in the driveway of the house, and that the driver’s-side door may have been unlocked.

Also stolen were a bottle of perfume and some CDs.

Vacant house vandalized
A water heater and 200 feet of copper, valued together at $800, were taken between 3:30 p.m. May 4 and 2:30 p.m. May 13 from a vacant house in the 4000 block of Middlesex.

Tobacco stolen from vehicle
A box of pipe tobacco was stolen between 10 p.m. May 12 and 12:30 p.m. May 13 from a 2004 silver Honda Odyssey in the 5000 block of North Oakman.

The box was one of four in the rear of the minivan. The owner said he found the passenger-door window broken out; the interior of the vehicle, the glove box and the center arm rest were rummaged through.

Ruts reported

A resident of the 1700 block of Henry said that sometime before 8 p.m. May 13, a friend of his neighbor had damaged the resident’s front lawn.

The homeowner said the friend had ridden a red and white dirt bike on the lawn, causing a 4-foot-long rut.

Lincoln Park
Garage emptied

Equipment and a bicycle were among the items taken between 4 p.m. May 14 and 1 a.m. last Sunday from a garage in the 900 block of Detroit.

The owner said that when she left, the garage’s two doors were closed and locked. When she returned the north side door was open and the items missing.

Among them were a weed trimmer, an air machine, a heavy metal garden bench, a bicycle and two power cords. The items are valued collectively at about $570.

Alleged rock throwers caught
Two residents were arrested just before 5 p.m. Monday after allegedly throwing rocks from the London overpass onto I-75.

An officer traveling south along the freeway saw two white males in their teens running toward the southwest corner of the Storage USA facility from the overpass, though he did not see them throw anything onto the road.

Several patrol cars responded to the area, from which numerous reports of thrown items have been made to Lincoln Park and Michigan State Police. Two officers parked on London east of northbound I-75 and headed on foot to the area where the two suspects were seen running; one saw the suspects running east in the north alley of London between the freeway and Dix.

Another patrol car boxed in the suspects — a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man — by exiting the car from the Storage USA driveway, which is just west of Dix, and proceeding west along the alley.

One of the two was carrying a marijuana pipe in his left coat pocket but did not possess a card authorizing medical marijuana use.

Both were arrested for being disorderly; the pipe’s owner also was cited for possessing narcotics paraphernalia.

Rooftop thieves target drug stores

Two drug stores in the city were broken into from above last week.

An alarm went off about 1:20 a.m. May 13 at Eagle Drugs, 14657 North Line, and police arrived to find drop-ceiling panels in disarray but no one inside the building. A bottle of pills, a piece of medical equipment and some boxes were found in the drop ceiling.

An air-conditioning unit on the roof was the point of entry; next to it were a pair of pliers and a black T-shirt.

Surveillance video showed at about 1 a.m., a white male was standing on the sidewalk in front of the store looking up at the roof. He was wearing a red T-shirt, brown shorts and a black baseball cap.

Another bottle of pills was found outside the rear of the building.
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Just after midnight Monday, entry was gained into Sav Mor, 13894 North Line, through a ventilation duct on the roof.

Police found a duct had been tampered with and an air-conditioning unit pushed aside. Near it was a black bag full of tools, including two pairs of metal shears, a hammer, two sets of channel lock pliers, a screwdriver and a length of rope. A medium-size crowbar and a set if car keys also were found nearby.

Police said a satellite dish cable had been cut and tied to a pipe on the roof. About 15 feet of it was knotted in spots to enable thieves to descend inside the building.

The number of items taken from both stores was still being determined as of press time.

Trailer goes missing

An 18-foot, two-axle trailer was taken sometime before 8 p.m. May 11 from a house in the 21271 Pinecrest.

The owner had parked it in the driveway of a relative’s house and found the trailer missing after going to the house to cut grass on the property. Its tongue lock had been cut.

The trailer is valued at $1,400.

Climbers grab copper
A 30-pound double copper coil was discovered missing just before 9 a.m. May 14 from a business at 27272 Wick Road.

The owner arrived and turned on the air conditioning, which did not work, leading him to check out the cause of the malfunction. His search eventually led him to the roof of the building, where the coil had been.

Thieves apparently gained access by climbing overgrown vegetation from nearby city property, then onto a tool shed before reaching the roof.

The business owner said he plans to tear down the shed.

Go-cart goes away
A go-cart and an air compressor were taken between 4:30 p.m. May 13 and 9 a.m. May 14 from a business at 5843 Tulane.

The items were inside a trailer. Thieves apparently gained access through a hole in a fence around the lot.

The go-cart is valued at $1,500.

Sports thief strikes apartment

An apartment in the 19400 block of Fort Street was discovered broken into about 6 p.m. May 14 while the occupant was out of town.

His parents discovered the front door had been damaged that day when they came to clean the apartment. They last had seen it undamaged two days before.

A small trash can apparently had been used to prop open the west door of the building.

Several rare baseball and football jerseys were missing.

Cigarettes swiped

More than 100 cartons of cigarettes were taken May 15 from George’s Wholesale Inc., 888 Ford Ave.

About 9 a.m. that day, the owner opened the shop and saw one of the large picture windows had been smashed and a large chunk of concrete on the ground. The cash register was on the floor; its drawer had been removed.

About $300 in cash was missing. The cigarettes were valued at $6,000.

Boats burglarized
Two boats were discovered broken into about 7 p.m. May 15 at Libra Marina, 815 Clifford.

On one, measuring about 30 feet in length, its canvas cover had been slashed and items had been taken, including a marine Global Positioning System unit valued at $2,000, a radio $(150) and a tool set ($150) were missing.

The canvas damaged was estimated at about $2,000.

The boat had been ransacked and the suspect apparently had drunk several cans of beer during the theft.

The owner said he had left the boat at 11 p.m. Tuesday and came back about 7 that day.

The canvas on a boat docked a few spaces away also had been slashed, and that boat’s gas tank was missing.

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