Police Blotter

Allen Park
Car vandals strike

Someone scratched obscenities last Sunday onto a 1996 Buick Riviera parked in front of a house in the 6400 block of Shenandoah.

About 7 p.m. that day, the homeowner saw numerous scratches on the car. Scratches covered the trunk and the right rear fender and the letters “FU” were carved into the top of the hood. A key apparently was used to make the scratches.

Charges appear on card
About $3,000 in fraudulent charges showed up on the debit card of a resident of the 15000 block of Russell.

The charges had been made from May 11 to 13 without the owner’s permission.

The resident still is in possession of the card and suspects a waitress at a Detroit restaurant he visited May 7, who kept the card for an abnormally long time when he paid his bill.

Dearborn
Car stolen from parking lot

A burgundy 2000 Cadillac DeVille was stolen at 1 p.m. May 21 from the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory, 16301 E. Ford Road.

The owner said he had the only set of keys, and that no one else had permission to take it. The car had an alarm that was left intact.

Theft nets garden tools, other equipment
A chain saw, a heater, a snowblower and two lawn mowers were stolen between 3:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday from a detached garage in the 19000 block of Snow.

The owner of the house said the garage was locked when she went to work. Her son noticed the garage was open about 11 a.m. and did not hear anything overnight.

Dearborn Heights
Jewelry, cash stolen overnight

Jewelry and $700 cash were stolen between 5 p.m. May 20 and 11:45 a.m. May 22 from a house in the 23000 block of Tireman.

The victim said she arrived home about 11 p.m. and went right to bed. When she woke up the next morning, she found the lid to the jewelry box open and her jewelry missing. Her mother’s jewelry also was stolen.

Her kitchen window was open; police found a yard table pushed up against the house under the window.

Equipment taken from vacant house
Several items were stolen between 5 p.m. May 20 and midnight May 22 from a vacant house in the 800 block of Riverview.

Taken were copper piping, a microwave oven, a table saw, a drill, two shower fixture kits, a digital entry doorknob kit, an air compressor and an air-conditioning unit.

The owner said the suspects got into the house, which is being renovated, through the sliding patio door.

Air conditioning stolen from restaurant
Two pieces of copper pipe for an air conditioning unit were discovered missing May 21 at 1 p.m. from Ponderosa Steak House, 16301 E. Ford Road.

The manager said the unit was working the day before. When it began to malfunction, he went to check on it, and discovered the pipes were cut away from the west wall.

Lincoln Park
Large pipes taken from company yard

About $15,000 worth of aluminum pipes was taken sometime before 9 a.m. Tuesday from a truck owned by an excavating company and parked at the AT&T warehouse, 3807 Fort St.

Entry apparently was gained by climbing through a hole in the fence surrounding the property. The pipes were 4 inches in diameter and varied in length.

Mountain bike missing
A woman’s mountain bicycle was taken about 3:30 p.m. last Sunday from the front of Jumbo Super Market, 3807 Fort St.

She told police she had left the bike unlocked in front of the store and returned after shopping to find it missing. The boys model bike, described as a silver/copper translucent color mix, is valued at $600.

Riverview
Bar brawl ends in bite

A resident allegedly bit another customer during a fight about 1:30 a.m. May 21 at Full Moon Bar, 18204 W. Jefferson.

The victim, a Trenton man, suffered bruises and teeth marks to his right forearm.

Witnesses said the alleged assailant was acting rude and was warned several times about his behavior when a bartender asked him to leave, taking back a drink he had ordered. The Riverview man then became angry, and a fight broke out when the Trenton man tried to intervene. The Trenton man told police he took the man to the floor after the Riverview man threw a bar stool and attempted to punch him in the face.

The Riverview man was arrested.

Southgate
Papers pulled from SUV

A plastic container full of personal papers and two checkbooks was taken about 10:30 a.m. last Sunday from a 2009 Ford sport utility vehicle parked at Meijer, 16300 Fort St.

The owner said he and his wife were at the store to return deposit containers, which he removed from the vehicle’s rear cargo door. He was unsure if he secured the door before going inside.

The papers belonged to his wife and his deceased mother and included trust documentation.

Southgate
Papers pulled from SUV

A plastic container full of personal papers and two checkbooks was taken about 10:30 a.m. last Sunday from a 2009 Ford sport utility vehicle parked at Meijer, 16300 Fort St.

The owner said he and his wife were at the store to return deposit containers, which he removed from the vehicle’s rear cargo door. He was unsure if he secured the door before going inside.

The papers belonged to his wife and his deceased mother and included trust documentation.

Electonics, cash removed from vehicle
A Global Positioning System unit, a jump-start box and $10 cash were discovered missing just before 2 p.m. May 19 from a 2009 Jeep parked at Sam’s Club, 15700 North Line Road.

Entry was gained by breaking the rear driver’s-side window.

Store surveillance video showed a dark green or black four-door Pontiac Grand Am or Pontiac Grand Prix pulling along the passenger side of the Jeep, and someone getting out to break into the victim’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle had a rear spoiler and no hubcap plate on its front left wheel; its license plate was illegible.

The perpetrator so far is unidentifiable in the video, police said.

The GPS unit is valued at $200 and the jump-start box at $100.

Taylor
House’s bedrooms robbed

Several items were taken between midnight and 2 a.m. May 23 from a house in the 6100 block of Fellrath.

The resident said she returned to find the side door unlocked.

Jewelry was missing from a bedroom dresser drawer and a jewelry box. A 40-inch television, a video game system and seven to 10 video games were taken from another bedroom. A 16-inch TV and a DVD player were taken from a third bedroom.

Police did not list values of the missing items.

Rooftop thieves get A/C coil units
Two copper coil units were discovered missing about 8 a.m. May 18 from Micro Fixtures Inc., 20448 Lorne.

The owner said thieves apparently gained access to the roof where the units were located by climbing a stack of wooden pallets against a wall. Thieves also apparently gained entry to the business through a hole in the roof.

Trenton
Fisherman returns to find break-in

Several items were taken between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. May 21 from a 2003 Ford pickup truck parked at Elizabeth Park Marina.

The owner said he had been out fishing, and that when he returned to his truck and trailer, the rear sliding window was open.

Missing items included a leather briefcase containing a laptop computer, a Global Positioning System unit, a wireless Wi-Fi card, $25 cash, reading glasses, a calendar containing a passport, an MP3 player, two memory sticks and a roadside emergency kit.

TV inside camper goes away
A 32-inch television was taken between 9 a.m. April 11 and 3 p.m. May 18 from a camper being stored at M&M Camper Storage, 4060 W Jefferson.

Entry was gained through a side door, causing damage.

Wyandotte
Man breaks in to knife friend

A resident of the 600 block of Hudson was arrested for felonious assault Wednesday after allegedly breaking into a former friend’s house and cutting him on the hand with a large knife.

About 3:30 a.m. that day, a resident of the 1700 block of Sixth said the man, whom he instantly recognized, broke a screen in a front window of his house, crawled in and cut him on the left hand with a “Rambo knife,” before driving off north on Sixth.

When officers attempted to make contact with the alleged assailant, he locked the door and then attempted to sick his Doberman pinscher on them.

Officers then entered the house through an unlocked door and arrested him. He had a fresh injury on his right shin that police said was consistent with crawling through a window.

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