Police Blotter

Allen Park
Drugs found on shoplifter

Drug paraphernalia was found on a woman who allegedly shoplifted liquor valued at more than $100 about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

A 36-year-old Taylor woman was arrested after leaving Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive with two bottles of vodka valued at $60 together and two bottles of cognac valued at $60 together, without paying for them, the woman was stopped at Fairlane and Outer Drive on foot.

“I was stealing, but I tried to give it back,” she reportedly told police, who found 11 syringes and a crack cocaine pipe on the woman.

The woman had allegedly placed aluminum foil over the bottle tops so they would not be detected by the store’s alarm system.

Skating leads to theft
Eight hockey players allegedly went in to the locker room of the city’s Civic Center Arena, 15800 White, to find items missing from their lockers about noon Tuesday.

An undetermined amount of cash and several cellular phones were among items missing.

A group of probation workers were cleaning the building that day but were slated to finish the locker rooms before the players arrived at 10 a.m.

Mom suspects son of thefts
A mother suspects her 35-year-old son of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of items from her over the past few months.

The mother reported about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday that she has discovered several items, including a laptop computer valued at $400, two rims and tires from her Lexus valued at $300, eight purses from the back of her car that the woman planned to sell as part of her side business, and two gold rings valued at $400 together.

She said the son admitted to pawning some of the items and selling others to buy drugs.

The son lives with the mother in the 15000 block of University.

Dearborn Heights
$5000 worth of valuables stolen from tattoo shop

The Michigan Tattoo Co., 24515 W. Warren Ave., was the victim of a larceny with stolen goods valued at $5000.

It was reported that the shop keeper locked the store at 10 p.m. March 2. At about 4:40 a.m. March 3, an unknown suspect smashed the east entry door with a pry bar, climbed into the store, smashed the cage containing three antique tattoo guns and stole the guns before jumping out the window.

The victim saw the store video and said the suspect didn’t steal anything else. The suspect is described as a tall, thin white man, wearing a hooded shirt and white tennis shoes.

Vehicle theft on parked car leaves glass trail
A vehicle that hasd not been driven in more than a year was been stolen about 2 a.m. Feb. 29 in the 8000 block of Riverview Street.

The orange 1993 Honda Civic stood in the driveway of the car owner’s house. By the next morning the vehicle was missing. The victim said there was broken glass where the car was parked.

Home invasion leaves victim unsure of missing items
A home invasion allegedly occured in the 2000 block of Northmore Drive between 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 9 p.m. March 2.

The homeowner, who is out of the country according to reports, gave their keys to a friend who has been checking on their home every Friday since December 2011. The homeowner’s friend checked the house last at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 andnoticed nothing out of order.

When the friend checked the house a week later around 9:30 p.m. March 2, they came inside to drop off mail when noticing the bedroom sliding window broken out and the rear sliding door unlocked. The friend is unsure if anything was taken.

Home improvement tools, copper stolen from vacant house

A vacant house being repaired in the 6000 block of Yinger Ave. was broken into between 1 p.m. March 5 and 11 a.m. March 6.

Between those times the victim noticed a northwest window was broken and 10 to 15 feet of copper was stolen, including some plumbing, a drill, a charger, a hammer and a screw driver. The suspect is still unknown.

The last tenant was evicted on Feb. 29 according to reports and the locks have been changed since then.

$5,000 worth of used truck batteries stolen from business
Eastern Michigan Kenworth, 3031 Wyoming Ave., was the victim of a larceny from an unknown employee according to police reports.

Between 6 p.m. March 2 and 8 a.m. March 5, used semi- truck batteries valued at approximately $5000 were stolen from a storage building by a delivery door. Entry was apparently gained from the the west side of the building.

Vehicle with keys in it stolen off street
A gray 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported stolen at 6:24 a.m. March 1 in the 7000 block of East Morrow Circle. The owner of the vehicle left his keys in the ignition with the vehicle running while he went into his house to retrieve his cell phone. When he came back out his car was stolen. No suspect has been found.

Lincoln Park
Jeep stolen from driveway

A 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport valued at $5,000 was stolen from a driveway in the 1700 block of Montie Avenue sometime early Monday morning, police say.

A 40-year-old man reported that he was driving the vehicle that belongs to his brother, who is in Florida for the winter. After parking in the driveway at about 12:30 a.m., he looked out at 7:30 a.m. and saw it was missing.

Police contacted the man’s brother, who confirmed that the reporting victim had authorized use of the vehicle, that the Jeep was paid for in full and they had all keys.

Police took note of broken glass near where the Jeep was parked, and collected evidence at the scene. The Jeep’s description was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Alley robber sought by police
A 51-year-old Lincoln Park woman described for police robbery and assault she said took place Monday morning in an alley behind 7-Eleven, 1010 Southfield.

The woman told police that tan sedan pulled up near her at about 7:30 a.m. as she approached the convenience store. A black man in his late teens or early 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, thin and wearing a a brown jacket, jeans and green shirt stepped from the vehicle. A black woman was sitting in the passenger seat, but the victim was not able to describe her.

The man told the woman to give him money, which she said she didn’t have. When further confronted she gave the man gold earrings valued at $125, and a gold ring worth $900.

The man then allegedly hit and pushed the woman into a wall. He reached through her pockets, found a $100 bill, and then left in the sedan.

The woman told police she sat there for nearly an hour, dizzy and unable to walk. Police reported the woman had a cut over her right eye and a large bruise on her shoulder. The woman declined medical attention.

Police are investigating surveillance video footage from nearby businesses.

Garage damaged

A garage in the 18000 block of Koester was vandalized March 2.

The homeowner reported that about 5 p.m. that day, he heard a loud noise from outside and when he went outside, saw the garage window had been shattered and its door had been damaged.

There are no suspects.

Window smashed with sandbag
The owner of a Ford F-150 parked in the 18000 block of Matthews came back to his truck about 9:30 a.m. March 4 to find the driver’s-side window broken out.

A large white sandbag was also in the front seat and had apparently been used to break the window.

He last saw the vehicle secure about 7 p.m. the night prior.

Auto thieves strike apartments

Back-to-back vehicle thefts were reported as taking place in the parking lot of the Meadows of Southgate, 16201 Allen, on or before Feb. 29.

A woman told police that she last saw her 1997 Honda Civic, valued at $5,000, a week earlier when she called at about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.

She had possession of all keys to the vehicle, which is fully paid for.

Shortly before midnight, another woman told police that her 2003 Chrysler Voyager, valued at $1,000, was stolen from the parking lot where it was locked and secured. The woman said she parked at about 10:30 p.m., and noticed it missing an hour later.

Police observed no signs of forced entry or broken glass at the scene of either theft. Descriptions of both vehicles were entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Tractor taken from work site

A contractor working on a new Wendy’s, 21909 Ecorse Road, told police that a tractor valued at $34,000 was taken from the construction site.

The victim told said he last saw the vehicle, a Bobcat 873G tractor, at about 5 p.m. Feb. 29 when he finished work for the day. The next morning, the tractor was missing, although he had the only keys.

Police responded to the site and reported that it appeared the tractor was loaded onto a trailer. The tractor’s description and information were entered into the National Crime Information Center database.

TV, rifle taken from home
A resident in the 26000 block of Fifth Street returned from an evening at the bar Feb. 29 to discover that one or more thieves broke into his mobile home and took a $500 TV, a global positioning system unit and a hunting rifle.

The man told police he lived alone, and left at about 8 p.m. When he returned at 10:30 p.m., he saw the front door had been forced open, and that someone stole a 46-inch TV, a $100 GPS unit and a Springfield .30-06 rifle valued at $100. Police took note of the damage to the front door, and were awaiting further information on the missing items.

Burglar nabs smokes from drug store
Taylor Police responded to an alarm from Walgreens drug store, 9100 Telegraph, where a burglar forced his way into the store and stole $200 worth of cigarettes.

Video surveillance cameras captured a medium-sized white man, wearing a black coat and pants, a gray hooded sweatshirt and gloves, force his way through a glass sliding door at 6:41 a.m. The suspect was out of camera range until a minute later when seen carrying a sack out the back door.

The store representative who responded to the alarm said he believed four cartons of cigarettes were stolen, and that he would provide police with more information on missing merchandise.

Police are reviewing evidence and footage taken by the security camera.

Boyfriend suspected in theft

A resident of the 600 block of Pine suspects her daughter’s boyfriend, a 20-year-old Wyandotte man, of stealing various items, including jewelry, tools and a firearm, which she said he admitted to pawning in Southgate.

The woman reported the thefts about 10 a.m. March 1. A list of missing items was being compiled.

Men fight at hospital
An employee of Wyandotte Henry Ford Hospital alleges a volunteer pushed him into a wall while both were in the elevator March 2.

About 11:30 a.m. that day, the man said the volunteer pushed him with two hands in his chest after he asked him to stop taking supplies from his floor to use elsewhere in the hospital.

He said he had soreness in his chest.

The volunteer said the employee was the aggressor and pushed him first.

(Compiled by Sherri Kolade, James Mitchell and Andrea Poteet.)