Police Blotter

Allen Park
Convertors stolen

A hole in a fence led to the discovery of more than 30 catalytic converters from Raush Enterprises, 16640 Southfield Road, March 15.

About 1 p.m. that day officers spoke with a supervisor who said he found a hole in the fence next to the rail road tracks near the property. Surveillance footage showed two men wearing hooded sweatshirts cut a hole in the fence and load the converters from a basket on the property into a tarp or car cover and leave east on foot along the tracks about 1:45 a.m. March 12.

Two days later, the footage showed two similarly-dressed suspects enter the same hole in the fence, cut a hole in the same basket and steal 10 converters. They concealed them in backpacks and left east along the tracks.

Taser used on alleged car thief
A Taser was used on a man who allegedly broke into a 2002 silver Mitsubishi about 4 a.m. March 23 in the 9000 block of Laurence Avenue.

Officers responded to a call about that time of two men dressed in all black shining a flashlight into vehicles. The suspects ran east on Laurence when they saw the officer and dropped the flashlight and cut baseball bat.

The officer chased them through several backyards to one in the 9600 block of Hubert Avenue where he yelled for one suspect, later identified as 21-year-old resident Christopher Ingle, to stop and show him his hands. When he declined, the officer warned him and then electronically subdued him with the Taser.

He was handcuffed and a screw driver was confiscated from his pocket.

Officers caught the other suspect, 20-year-old Justin Ronald Ingle, later in the 9600 block of Hubert.

The vehicle the men are alleged to have broken into sustained damage to its dashboard, which was partially removed. The radio was partially removed and the center console and glove box were open.

The men were arraigned on charges of larceny from an automobile and await a pretrial scheduled for April 25.

Gun found in car
An unregistered Glock pistol was found on man and woman stopped for speeding on Southfield Freeway about 3 p.m. Monday.

The passenger and vehicle owner of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, Domanique Denee Jones, 24, of Ypsilanti, told the officer about the gun under the passenger seat but said it belonged to the driver, 22-year-old Rahim Mims, of Kansas City, Mo.

Mims denied ownership of the gun and both were arrested and arraigned. They await a preliminary examination of the evidence against them April 2.

Gas tanks, radio, among other items stolen out of truck tractor

Several items were stolen out of a truck cab with no witnesses or videotape to account for the alleged crime.

Between 6 p.m. March 14 and 7 a.m. March 15 in the 10000 block of Eagle, two 150-gallon capacity cylinder fuel tanks, a global positioning system unit, an in-dash radio, CD player and tool set were stolen.

The victim parked his truck cab in the west parking lot of All Points Trucking at about 6 p.m. March 14. At about 7 a.m. March 15, another trucker called the victim to alert him that his truck tractor’s gas tanks were stolen, along with the above mentioned items.

The suspect entered the cab, according to the police report, without forced entry. There were no witnesses. The lot did not have fencing surrounding the premises.

Evidence of dog, house invader leaves owners scratching their heads
A dog and an alleged burglar were unwanted visitors in a house at different times between 12:50 p.m. March 12 and 12:50 p.m. March 18, in the 800 block of Mohawk, according to police reports. The house, being renovated at the time of the break in, was empty and not lived in. The responding officer noticed animal fecal matter (most likely a dog according to the report) left in the house, along with scratch marks around the house and paw prints on several walls. The owners do not have dogs. The officer also noticed minor scratches on one of the door frames, noting it was a possible entrance.

The owner of the house told police she is staying with her husband and they are both ready to move back into the house. They have not been to the house since March 12. Contractors have keys to the house and returned them to the owners. The victims have no idea who the possible suspects are or how the dog entered her house.

Car stolen out of parking lot
A Dearborn police officer responded to a car wash after calls were made of a vehicle stolen. Around 8:50 a.m. March 16 at Glow Auto Wash, 20000 Outer Drive, a two-door 1996 Dodge Neon was taken without keys.

According to police reports the victim had his vehicle at a car dealer for service for several days; the vehicle was returned to him at the auto wash, where he left the vehicle in the parking lot, he was going to take the vehicle to his house at a later time.

When the victim arrived after work to retrieve the vehicle it was gone. The victim had his keys with him at the time of the crime. It was noted in the police report the victim did not give anyone permission to use his vehicle.

Dearborn Heights
Approximately $900 in valuables stolen from flea market

A Dearborn Heights officer was dispatched around 10 p.m., March 23 to Evergreen Flea Market, 20217 W. Warren, when the store’s alarm went off. At the store employees told the officer the store was burglarized and the suspects made entry through the rear door.

The officer noticed the rear door was pried open with a pry device. The door was secured by a dead bolt and had a pry cover. Two window air conditioning units and two lawn mowers were stolen. The owner is unsure of the makes and models of the stolen items, but the air conditioners were valued at $350 each and the lawn mowers are valued at $100 each.

Couple finds house ransacked, jewels, camera missing
A couple called the police when they found their house ransacked with valuables missing at 4:42 p.m. March 22 in the 8000 block of Dale. The victims arrived home to find their south basement window broken out and the south entry door ajar. The victims found some of their jewelry and digital camera missing. The value is unknown. The couple have no idea who might have broken in to the house.

Table set stolen off porch while resident inside house
A Dearborn Heights man will have to find new furniture for his porch after an alleged theft reported about 5 p.m. March 25 in the 20000 block of Hopkins.

A table and two chairs were stolen from the porch. The man said about 10 p.m. March 24 he was sitting in his chair on the porch when he went into the house. About noon, March 25, the victim noticed his two chairs and table were missing. The victim did not see anybody remove the items nor did he hear any noises during the theft, according to the report.

Lincoln Park
Open window leads to electronics theft

More than $500 worth of electronics were reported stolen from a bedroom in the 1900 block of Moran Monday when one or more burglars took advantage of an open bedroom window.

A man told police he left home about 2 p.m. Friday, March 23 for the weekend, and when he returned Monday morning discovered that someone had been inside. He called police, and reported the theft of a $300 television, a $100 video game console, and a $150 laptop computer.

Cell phone thief arrested

A 27-year-old Lincoln Park man allegedly broke into his former girlfriend’s house in the 18000 block of Hilltop March 25 and stole her cell phone.

About 3 a.m. that day, the woman and her daughter were asleep in the woman’s bedroom when they awoke to the light being turned on. The man yelled at the woman for changing the code to the garage door. The man was in the process of moving out after the woman asked him to leave.

He took his clothes and a $500 cell phone she owned.

He was arrested for larceny and an outstanding warrant from Southgate.

Harley stripped of gear

The owner of a Harley Davidson motorcycle told police that the bike’s two side compartments were stolen in the early morning hours of March 25.

Police were called to the parking lot of Maple Village apartments, 15805 Goddard, where the motorcycle was parked on a trailer. The owner said that shortly after noon he noticed the two side compartments missing, and a loose cotter pin on the ground. The owner said that the compartments, valued at $2,400, contained about $1,000 worth of tools and accessories.

Thief strikes at mall kiosk

Taylor Police are investigating the theft of an estimated $12,000 worth of phones from a T-Mobile kiosk at Southland Mall, 23000 Eureka Rd., that took place Saturday night or early Sunday, March 25.

The kiosk manager told police that the merchandise and displays were secured when he closed shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. When he returned Sunday, he discovered that someone had broken into the kiosk and forced open several locked drawers containing phones. Police are investigating.

Neighbors hit by same-day burglaries
Police were twice called to the 24800 block of Orchard Avenue March 23 by victims of home invasion burglaries and the loss of thousands of dollars worth of electronics and jewelry.

Police were first called at about 1:30 p.m. by a woman who said she returned home after a few hours’ absence and found several bedrooms ransacked. Among the valuables reported as stolen were 30 pairs of earrings with a total value of $1,000, two diamond rings each valued at more than $1,000, antique watches, necklaces and other items.

Police said that entry was likely gained through a rear door wall. A call was made from a neighboring house at about 4 p.m., when a woman returned home to find a side entry to her garage was kicked in, and entry to the attached house was made through an unlocked door. The woman said her house was also ransacked, and that a $1,500 Dell laptop computer and assorted jewelry were missing.

Police spoke with other neighbors, and are investigating crimes believed committed by two young, white men, both about 6 feet tall and thin.

Break-in bags TVs, laptops
An apartment resident in the 12200 block of Pine Street called police at about 8:30 a.m. March 22, to report the theft of two Hewlett-Packard laptop computers, with a total value of $1,400, two 32-inch televisions each worth $700, an Apple iPod valued at $500 and assorted items.

The woman said she left her apartment the day before at about 3 p.m., and returned to discover her door kicked in and the apartment ransacked. Police are investigating.

Bikes, tools stolen from unlocked garage

Sometime between midnight and 9:30 a.m. March 25, a resident in the 200 block of Harrison told police that one or more burglars took two valuable bicycles and an estimated $1,000 worth of tools.

According to police reports, the homeowner said that a BMX bicycle valued at $250 and a mountain bike worth $400 were taken, along with tools including a $350 paint sprayer.

Police said that it appeared the burglars rolled some of the heavier equipment across the lawn and out a gate at the north side of the yard.

The homeowner said the garage was closed, but not locked.

Firefighter gear stolen

Thousands of dollars in firefighter equipment were stolen from a 2012 Ford Flex parked in an alley behind the 500 block of Vinewood about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday.

The owner, a resident and Detroit firefighter, said someone must have entered the vehicle through its unlocked hatchback.

Missing items included a turnout coat valued at $1,300, turnout pants valued at $750, a helmet valued at $365, boots and gloves valued together at $300 and a self contained breathing apparatus mask valued at $6,000.

Man arrested after alley squat
A 48-year-old Riverview man was arrested about 10:30 a.m. March 19 after allegedly defecating in an alley.

The man was arrested for disorderly person after officers spotted him stumbling and slurring his speech in the alley near 23rd and Fort streets. A Bridge card was found in his pocket with a woman’s name on it, whom he said was his friend, and he was also charged with welfare fraud.

Officers attempted to contact the cardholder but she was not at home.

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