Police Blotter

Allen Park
Bikes bilked

Two bicycles were reported stolen from a house in the 6700 block of Robinson between 8 p.m. June 16 and 9 a.m. June 17.

The bicycles were behind a wooden privacy fence and a garage. Police said the suspect must have entered through the garage, which was locked, or passed the bicycles over the privacy fence into another yard. Neighboring yards were checked but no evidence was found and no neighbors heard anything. A value was not given for the bicycles.

Stereo missing from car
An Mp3 player and stereo were stolen from a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban in the parking lot of Meijer, 3565 Fairlane at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The owner said the car would not start after he completed his shopping. He left it unattended while he called for help and found the front passenger-side window broken when he returned an hour later.

The dashboard had been removed to gain access to the stereo and the windshield was cracked.

The stereo was valued at $700. A value was not provided for the Mp3 player.

Traffic stop nets illegal fireworks

Police stopped a Ford F-150 carrying $2,000 in illegal fireworks about 7:20 a.m. June 17 on the corner of Hemlock and Jonathon.

The truck driver was stopped after rolling through a stop sign. Officers noticed bottle rockets on the floor behind the driver’s seat. The driver admitted to police he had illegal fireworks in the back seat. More fireworks were found in an outdoor cooker box and in a plastic bag.

Thief gets away with car part
Police are looking for a suspect who stole a catalytic converter about 1 a.m June 20 from a Chevy Venture in the 7000 block of Wyoming.

Officers were informed by an anonymous caller that a man was walking back and forth in a lot at the house. He then disappeared between a van and a car after which the caller heard a scraping noise.

The suspect, described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old, with a medium build and wearing a white T-shirt, was then seen running toward Wyoming.

Lincoln Park
Police nab burglary suspect

Reports of a suspect breaking into a vacant home brought police to the 1400 block of Warwick Ave. Tuesday. Responding officers located the described white male in an alley north of the burglarized home.

Shortly before 11 p.m., officers responded to calls about a white male wearing a black shirt and tan shorts who was seen forcing his way into a vacant home. Near the scene, a man matching the caller’s description was parked in a vehicle talking to another man. Responding officers were close enough to hear the suspect ask the other man if he wanted to buy a generator.

After questioning the suspect, a pat-down search revealed a suspected crack pipe, a metal tube about four inches long, burned on the ends. In the rear of the suspect’s vehicle officers found two shop lights, a crow bar and set of wire clippers.

The suspect was taken into the custody and is expected to be charged with burglary and forced entry.

Bikes, golf clubs taken from garage
An overnight burglary resulted in the loss of a homeowner’s bicycles, golf clubs and an air compressor.

The owner of a home in the 1400 block of Anne Street told police that sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, someone broke into the garage and stole more than $1,000 worth of equipment, including two bicycles and a set of golf clubs.

Responding officers reported that entry was made by forcing open the garage door lock. It appeared that the upright air compressor was rolled through the back yard and out a gate on the east side of the property.

Police are investigating and the property owner is providing serial numbers of the stolen items.

Dearborn Heights
Speakers taken from store

An unknown number of suspects stole speakers valued at $2,000 between 11 p.m. June 19 and 9 a.m. June 20 from Check Sound LLC, 24634 Ford Road.

A spokesman for the store said that he was gone all day and night June 19. When he came back the next day, the front door handle was cut off and the inside deadbolt lock was broken.

Indecent exposure suspect sought
Police are looking for a man who fondled himself in front of two 16-year-old girls at 1:30 p.m. June 21 on the corner of Pardee and Annapolis.

One of the girls noticed the man, described as a white male in his early 20s, short blond hair and wearing a black shirt and dark navy blue basketball shorts exposed himself and was looking directly at her.

The victim and a witness said he was driving an older model two-door vehicle with a red body, white hood and black rear.

The girls went to nearby Annapolis High School where they notified police.

Dental office broken into
About 250 pills and $30 in change were taken from Kirk Dentistry, 25147 W. Warren between 9 p.m. June 16 and 9:30 a.m. June 17.

Police received a call about open windows while the office was closed. They discovered the windows were open on the west side of the building. Inside, they found papers scattered and desk drawers searched through.

The owner arrived and told police that 150 penicillin pills and 50 to 100 anti-infection pills were stolen from a desk drawer. Also found on the floor of the doctor’s office was $80 in cash.

Storage units hit

Several apartment storage units were discovered broken into about 6 p.m. Monday.

Two residents of Huntington House Apartments, 17400 Fort, reported that day their basement storage cages, both of which had been locked the day before, were broken into. The chain link fence on both units had been pried open. According to the report, both residents had yet to compile a list of missing items.

Home repairs stalled by stolen tools

A newly purchased home in the 14000 block of Agnes was victimized by thieves who took more than $1,500 worth of tools last weekend.

The homeowner was completing a variety of maintenance projects on the property, and he last saw the stolen tools about 2 p.m.June 18. When he returned to the site at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, he noticed one of the side windows was cut through.

Responding officers took note of the damaged screen. The reporting victim did not have a list of the stolen property or identifying numbers.

Owner reports theft from Jeep
Police were called June 17 to the 13000 block of Sycamore Street, where a homeowner said that an Mp3 player was taken overnight from his Jeep Liberty.

The victim told police the vehicle was parked on the street in front of his home, was locked and all keys were accounted for. There was no sign of forced entry, according to the police report. The victim said he would provide the serial number for the device.

Stolen pipes cause house flood
Neighbors in the 6300 block of John Daly Road called police shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 14 to report water coming from under the doors of a vacant home.

Inside, police found that the copper pipes for the clothes washer and hot water heater were missing, and water continued flowing until supply lines were closed.

The property owner told police that his most recent renters vacated the house a week earlier, but he did not believe they were suspects. Since their departure, it was believed that unknown individuals brooke into the home and stole the pipes, although no signs of forced entry were found.

Police did not have an estimate of the value of the pipes, or of the damage to the carpet and floors.

Lights, fan stolen from work site
Sometime after 5:30 p.m. June 15, a warehouse in the 12000 block of Universal Drive was broken into and contractors were robbed of equipment valued at approximately $2,500.

A representative of Expert Heating and Cooling told police that, when crews showed up at 3 p.m. Thursday, they saw that six boxes of overhead lights valued at $350 each were missing, along with a fan valued at $400.

Responding officers observed that two of three windows over the garage door were missing, the third —which the reporting victim said was taken two weeks earlier — was boarded up with a piece of plywood.

There were no other signs of forced entry on the doors.

Camper hit for tools, stove

The owner of a 2011 Autumn Ridge camper parked at the U-Stow-n-Lock, 1260 W. Jefferson, reported on Tuesday sometime since June 3, a tool box, camping stove, chairs and a lantern were stolen from the locked vehicle.

Investigating officers went to the storage facility and were unable to identify any signs of forced entry.

The victim was unable to provide any identification or model numbers for the stolen property.

Spot full, pants off

A dispute over a parking spot allegedly led to one of the two involved residents showing more than his anger June 11.

The 62-year-old resident of an apartment building in the 900 block of James allegedly exposed his buttocks and yelled “kiss my ass” during the dispute, which began at about 4 p.m. when he parked in a space the other man, 69, said belonged to him.

The 69-year-old man reported the incident June 17, saying he had a change of heart and wished to pursue charges of indecent exposure against the other man.

Masked man attempts break-in
A masked intruder allegedly attempted to enter a house in the 200 block of Kings Highway Saturday June 16 while its inhabitants were asleep.

According to the report, the owner said he fell asleep on a couch in the living room, woke up at about 3 a.m. and headed to the bedroom, when he heard a light knocking on the front door. He said he saw a white man in a red ski mask standing on his front porch. The intruder then smashed a window panel on the front door with a crow bar.

The resident yelled that he was calling the police and roused his sleeping girlfriend and young daughter. The three locked themselves in the bathroom and the suspect fled the area. The resident said he did not hear any vehicles leaving the area.

When officers arrived, the front storm door was open and broken glass was scattered on the front porch. The front door was locked. The resident said he also noticed scratches and a broken mirror on his 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was parked on the street, but officers are not certain whether the damage was caused by the intruder.

(Compiled by Daniel Heraty, James Mitchell and Andrea Poteet.)