Police Blotter

Allen Park
Car broken into, sunglasses stolen

A 2005 Chevrolet was broken into sometime overnight March 7.

About 7:11 a.m. that day, a resident of the 6000 block of Norwood Avenue walked out to her unlocked vehicle and found it had been ransacked. The cover to the center console was broken off and two pairs of sunglasses, valued at $250 each were missing.

Car scratched overnight
Someone scratched obscenities onto the hood of a 1998 Oldsmobile parked in the 15000 block of Euclid overnight March 8.

The driver’s side, trunk and hood also were scratched. The owner’s daughter is the primary user of the vehicle.

Bar goers bail on bill
Three men allegedly left Scoreboard Lounge, 18713 Van Born, March 10 without paying their bill.

About 3:30 p.m. officers responded to the bar, where an employee said the three men ran out of the bar after asking for their $55 tab but failing to pay it.

The manager chased the men outside and copied down the license plate number of the black 2009 Ford Ranger they left in.

The of the men was described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and obese, and the other two were described as white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and slender.

Store victim of larceny

Two suspects allegedly stole two transmissions about 1:40 p.m. March 12 on 12800 Southern.

According to the report, one of the suspects described as a Hispanic man, pulled his vehicle with a trailer attached into the business’ southwest parking lot.

A witness noticed that after parking the car, the suspects loaded the transmissions into their trailer and took off. After the witness alerted the owner of the store, the owner spoke with an employee who was suspected to be involved. According to the report, the employee denied it.

Windows damaged at Woodworth School
Damage was reported to Woodworth School, 4591 Ternes, about 2:30 p.m March 10

The damage occurred on the southeast corner of the building to their 2×3 glass window. Two windows were found on the ground. Entry was not gained, but there was glass on top of a board used to break the window.

Property destroyed, costing owner $125
Three nail holes created on a business rooftop and a section of plastic polyvinyl chloride piping broken off from an air conditioning unit, cost a business owner $125 in repairs.

Between 2 p.m. March 8 and 8 a.m. March 10 in the 2000 block of Reuter Drive, it is suspected that neighborhood teens climbed the roof of the business overnight .

The report states a business next door has closed circuit television recording facing the victim’s business.

The name and address of the business were not in the report.

Dearborn Heights
BB or pellet damages living room window

A homeowner was a victim of a BB gun or pellet shooting around 2:30 p.m. March 8 in the 4000 block of McKinley. The homeowner was sitting in her living room with the blinds closed and a security system installed, when she heard a loud bang. The homeowner thought it was a bird hitting her living room window.

When she opened the blinds she saw her window busted with a BB or pellet hole at the top of her window. The unknown offender fled north on McKinley possibly in a vehicle, an older gray or silver Mercury Grand Marque.

Silver watch stolen off of porch
A witness taped a suspect stealing a package off of a nearby porch between noon and 12:30 March 2 in the 5000 block of Dacosta.

The witness video taped the suspect as the suspect stole the package that contained a designer silver ladies watch.

First-grader takes knife to school
A first grader at Crestwood School District’s Highview Elementary School, 25225 Richardson, allegedly brought a pocket knife to school March 9.

The student’s teacher, notified by other students, took him to the principal where she called the police. The officer on the scene met with the principal to discuss the child’s actions. It was noted in the police report that the principal had previous problems with the student. The student was suspended until the School Board reviews the issues. The principal contacted Child Protect Services to investigate.

Lincoln Park
Two held after hit-and-run spree

Lincoln Park police took two 21-year-old Wyandotte men into custody Sunday, March 11, after a car chase resulting in at least three hit-and-run collisions with parked vehicles.

Police were called at about 4 a.m. by a man who said three unknown men were running through backyards in his neighborhood near Fort Street and Emmons. Police were also advised that three cars were involved in a chase nearby, and that one of the vehicles was involved in a hit-and-run in Southgate. Early reports also indicated a possible felonious assault.

Responding officers identified two men on foot, who took off running when approached by police. One was quickly apprehended, the second was caught on Kings Highway.

Southgate police took custody of the vehicle believed driven by the two suspects, who were transported to the Lincoln Park Police Station where an arraignment is pending.

Three vehicles parked legally in front of residences in the 900 block of Emmons were struck by the vehicle driven by the suspects. Lincoln Park and Southgate police are investigating.

Flasher caught at scene
When an employee discreetly called police to report a man exposing himself in a flower shop, a detective parked across the street detained the man within minutes.

Shortly before 10 a.m. March 11, a store clerk said a man entered Thrifty Flowers, 3421 Dix Ave., and asked about some flowers that were behind the register desk. The man had his hands down near his waistband, but she couldn’t see over the counter what he was doing. He then asked about items in the cooler, and she walked over to show him the plants.

When she turned from the cooler, the suspect was standing in front of her, his penis completely exposed.

The clerk said she calmly walked to the back room and called the police. She then returned to the front and pretended to take a call from another store; the man soon left.

An officer parked across the street took the call, and took the man in custody as he left the store. Police discovered several traffic warrants active for the 26-year-old Lincoln Park man, who was in custody pending arraignment.

House vandalized

A house in the 17100 block of Harman was spray painted with black paint twice in one day.

About 7:30 p.m. March 5, the resident called to report that someone had painted the back of the house with black spray paint and she had last seen it secure 15 minutes prior.

About three hours later, the resident called back to say that someone had spray painted with black paint again, this time with an obscene word. No one in the house saw anyone in the backyard, but according to the report a trespasser was removed from the yard several days prior. The homeowner said she has not been in arguments with anyone and has no suspects.

Teens take light
Three teen boys allegedly stole a garden light from a front yard in the 2300 block of Downing March 6.

The owners said they saw the boys take the light as they passed by the house about 7:30 p.m. and one of them chased the boys to find they had discarded the light. He asked them to help him find it, and when they did, he saw it was damaged.

Car stolen during late night workout

A man told Southgate Police that his green 1995 Ford Mustang, valued at $10,000, was stolen while he exercised at Planet Fitness, 13591 Eureka.

Police responded to the call shortly before 3 a.m., and were told that the man parked and locked the Mustang at about 1 a.m. The vehicle keys were in a jacket pocket which was in an unsecured locker.

After he exercised, he discovered the jacket, keys and Mustang were missing. The vehicle’s description was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Topless bar burglary a bust
One or more would-be burglars fell short in an attempt to break into Henry VIII, 15480 Dix-Toledo.

Club staff called police shortly after noon Sunday, March 11, and said that sometime after 2:45 a.m. an attempt was made to break into a boarded-up door of the gentleman’s club. A sheet of plywood was ripped from the frame, and insulation was torn out to reveal a second, locked metal door.

Police took note of evidence at the scene, and are reviewing video surveillance images.

Jersey thieves break in through wall

Merchandise with a retail value of an estimated $30,000 was stolen from Fanatic U, 16750 Allen Road, after burglars gained entry through a vacant adjoining building.

Police were called shortly before 1 p.m. March 11, by an employee of the sports apparel store who discovered a hole in the furnace room drywall, and an empty rack that held an estimated 120 authentic sports jerseys. Retail price on the merchandise ranged from $200 to $300 each.

Officers took note of the hole, and searched the vacant adjoining space, 16740 Allen Road, and found a box containing an undisclosed number of Detroit Tigers umbrellas.

The store employee told police that the motion detector had been activated several times in recent weeks, yet nothing was reported stolen.

Police are reviewing video surveillance footage.

Drugs found on cyclist

A bicyclist who ran several stop signs March 11 was arrested after officers found 0.7 grams of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia on him.

The 43-year-old Wyandotte man allegedly ran three stop signs about 3 p.m. that day until officers stopped him at Ninth and Superior where he told police he had needles in his pockets. In addition to a needle with heroin residue, officers also found the marijuana, the stem of a crack cocaine pipe with crack cocaine residue and a prescription anti-anxiety pill.

Man arrested after hospital threats
A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening security personnel at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital who declined to allow the drunken man to enter the facility.

The 45-year-old Wyandotte man, whose mother was a patient at the hospital, had been asked to leave two times the night prior and was driven home by police and told not to return at 5:30 a.m. that day. According to the report, about 7 a.m., he returned and told hospital security he would kill them if they did not allow him inside.

When he was told that police were on their way, the man fled across Biddle and ran through several backyards on Poplar between Biddle and First before officers stopped and arrested him.

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