Police Blotter

Allen Park
Man arraigned on supply theft charges

A 32-year-old Taylor man was arraigned on charges of breaking and entering after allegedly breaking into Allen Park Dental Care, 5329 Allen Road May 24 to steal supplies.

About 6 a.m. that day, officers responded to the office and found glass broken out of the front door. According to the report, Stephen Michael Gilson, 32, was standing in the office with an armload of supplies. Officers ordered him to the ground at gunpoint, but he did not move.

He was handcuffed and arrested.

A neighbor said he saw Gilson hitting what appeared to be a chair off the door, shattering the glass.

Gilson was arraigned May 24 in 24th District Court before Judge Richard A. Page. His preliminary examination is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 4.

Man arraigned for kicking cop
A 39-year-old Plymouth man was arraigned on two counts of resisting and obstructing and assaulting a police officer after allegedly attempting to kick an officer in the groin May 27.

Juan Julian Ramos was arrested about 11:30 that day on an outstanding warrant after officers responded to Valero gas station, 19333 Van Born, when someone called to report Ramos was bleeding from his right hand in the parking lot and his vehicle’s windshield had been smashed in.

Ramos was arraigned May 28th in 24th District Court before Judge Richard A. Page. His preliminary examination is scheduled for 9.am. June 4 in 24th District Court.

During booking, Ramos allegedly attempted to kick an officer in the groin while his back was turned to Ramos.

Ramos could not offer an explanation about what happened to his vehicle or hand, but said he pushed the vehicle into the gas station.

Dearborn
Thief strikes convenience store

A suspected convenience store serial thief stole a package of energy drinks worth about $40 at 4:23 p.m. May 28, at 7-Eleven, 3850 Monroe.

The suspect was described as a white man in his late 30s, about 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, with short brown hair and wearing a burgundy jacket with blue sweat pants.

The suspect is alleged to have stolen from the convenience store several times in the past year. A store clerk said the suspect often sits across the street from the store and enters the store when the clerk moves away from the entrance. The clerk has confronted the suspect on previous occasions after catching him attempt to steal the energy drink.

On May 28, the clerk was in the rear area of the store making coffee and saw the suspect enter the store. At the time the clerk did not recognize the suspect immediately because he was not wearing a hat like he normally does.

Moments later the clerk saw him leaving the store with a large box-shaped bulge under the right side of his coat. The suspect did not attempt to make a payment for any of the stolen items. The suspect then walked straight across the street and was last seen in the alley behind a pizza store on the east side of Monroe.

Catalytic converter stolen from parked vehicle
A woman noticed a catalytic converter was stolen from her 2000 Chevrolet Malibu at about 8:40 p.m. May 19, at the Courtyard Detroit Dearborn Hotel, 5200 N. Mercury Drive.

The woman parked her vehicle in a south parking lot toward Mercury Drive at the Courtyard Detroit Dearborn Hotel at about 2 p.m.

At about 7:30 p.m. when she returned to her vehicle and started it, she discovered the catalytic converter was stolen. It was removed with a saw and there are no suspects.

Uninvited guest enters backyard, destroys property
A man entered a woman’s backyard, broke her ceramic angel statue and possibly took a swim between 2 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on May 27 in the 1700 block of Highview Avenue.

The victim believes the suspect may have used her pool; it is not mentioned if the suspect stole any valuables from the woman’s backyard.

After police responded to the location on a call of malicious destruction of property, the victim said the unknown suspect entered her backyard and broke her ceramic angel statue. The victim’s gate that leads to her backyard was unlocked. The victim said that someone also dumped a large amount of dirt onto her next door neighbor’s vehicle the same night. The victim has no suspects.

Dearborn Heights
Air conditioning unit not too hot to handle

A man’s air conditioning unit was stolen at about 8:50 p.m. May 27, in the 5000 block of Gertrude. The victim said he left his house to go to church at about 6:30 p.m. and when he returned at 8 p.m., he noticed his air conditioning unit was stolen from the back of the house. The wires connecting the unit had been cut off.

The victim spoke with neighboring residents who said they did not see any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area.

No suspects were found.

Gaming system stolen from newly moved-in house
A man was not at his new house for a week when someone broke in and stole his gaming console at about midnight, May 19, in the 25000 block of Powers.

The victim moved into his house in May, and after being away for a week, he returned to find two television sets missing from his bedrooms.

According the report, it appeared the offender entered through the living room window; a police officer saw dirty fingerprints where the offender may have climbed through the window. It also appeared the offender pried the window screen and slid it up and climbed through the window. Officers believe the offender grabbed a gaming console with dirty hands because his fingerprints could be seen on the game system.

No suspects were found.

Cab driver’s held up at gunpoint, money stolen
A cab driver’s work route got a little more dangerous when he was held up at gunpoint at about 4 a.m. May 29, in the 7000 block of Inkster Road.

About 3:15 a.m. the cab driver drove to pick up a passenger from an emergency room at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center.

The passenger was described as a 25-year-old black man, about 6 feet tall, with a thin-to-medium build and walking with a cane. The cab driver then drove the suspect to an apartment complex where the suspect said he was going into the building to retrieve the cab fare.

The suspect was in the building for a couple of minutes when he then returned to the cab with money, according to police reports. The cab driver said the suspect then put a black gun to his head and demanded money and the victim gave the suspect about $300 in singles. The suspect ran north then back toward 7000 Inkster.

The cab driver said he called his dispatch and then drove back to Oakwood Hospital before calling police. The victim said he called police about 30 minutes after the robbery. There are no suspects.

Lincoln Park
Burlgar seen fleeing with loot

A 66-year-old woman told police she was awakened by noises shortly before 3 a.m. Monday. Thinking it was her son leaving for work, instead she saw a man run down the hallway, out the door and leave in a purple car. The man, along with at least one other in the car, are believed to have stolen $600 worth of video game equipment along with the woman’s purse, which included a $200 cell phone.

The woman told police she found a laundry basket had been emptied and taken, likely to carry the merchandise.

The woman could not fully describe the suspects or the vehicle. Police reported that entry was likely gained through a front window where the screen was pushed aside.

Melvindale
Hotel stay interrupted by vandalism

A patron of Comfort Inn, 17600 Dix Ave., found the passenger side window of his Chrysler Town and Country smashed about 3 a.m. May 26.

Officers responded about that time and located the owner of the vehicle, notifying him of the damage and that a report would be made.

Phone stolen during fill up
A man filling up his tank at Clark Gas Station, 19645 Allen, Tuesday allegedly saw someone drive off with his cell phone.

About 8:40 p.m. that day the man called to report that he had left his phone inside his vehicle while paying for the gas, and looked out to see a man, described as white, about 23 years old, wearing a black hat and driving a yellow Ford Ranger, holding his phone while driving away on Outer Drive.

The attendant said he knew the suspect and that he lived in a nearby apartment complex.

The victim called his cell phone several times in an attempt to locate it, but it was not answered. He does not wish to press charges.

Home entered, nothing taken
A house in the 17600 block of Wood was broken into while the family was out for the day Monday.

About 6 p.m. that day, the owner returned home to find a window open and several items in the house moved. Nothing was missing.

A wheelchair-bound uncle was the only one in the house during the day. He said he did not hear anyone come into the house, but may have been asleep.

The homeowner suspects a group of teens in the area.

Southgate
Car stolen from parking lot

An employee of Big Lots, 14155 Eureka, told police that her 1997 Ford Explorer valued at $3,500 was stolen from the parking lot sometime between 6 and 10 p.m. May 24.

The woman said she began her shift at 6 p.m. and left her keys on top of a locker in the break room. At 10 p.m. she discovered the keys and vehicle were missing.

Police found no signs of forced entry where the car was parked, and are investigating. The vehicle’s description was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Taylor
Suspect sought in store thefts

Police are looking for a thin white man believed to be in his 40s who is believed to have stolen similar merchandise several times from a convenience store.

The store manager of 7-Eleven, 22027 Van Born, called police shortly before 9 p.m. May 24 to report the theft of two remote control helicopters. The manager told police that the customer, wearing a blue “USA” ball cap backwards, was in the store and suddenly pointed out the window and said “Look at that accident.”

When the manager and other customers turned to look, the man hurriedly left the store and was believed to have taken the items with him.

The manager said she believes the same man — believed to be homeless — previously stole similar merchandise, and has advised employees that he is no longer welcome at the store.

Police collected statements and evidence and are investigating.

Lawn equipment stolen from garage
More than a thousand dollars worth of recently-purchased lawn equipment was taken from a locked garage in the 15000 block of Leader Avenue.

Police responded at about 4:20 p.m. May 23 from a resident who said that a $600 lawn mower and $400 edger were taken from the garage sometime the night before.

Police reviewed the scene and did not discover signs of forced entry. Information regarding the stolen equipment were noted for the investigation.

Riverview
Catalytic converters stolen

Several catalytic converters were stolen from cars parked at Riverview Towers Co-Op 13333 Pennsylvania, overnight May 25.

The parts were stolen from four Chevrolet Cavaliers parked in different lots in the complex along with a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am also parked in the complex. A neighbor said she heard a “loud sawing noise” about 4 a.m. that morning and saw three black men near a car in the north parking lot. When they saw her, they left in a black sport utility vehicle.

Trenton
Jewelry, electronics taken in theft

Police were called to the 1900 block of Marian Tuesday when a woman who was out of town over the Memorial Day weekend returned to find her apartment broken into and more than a thousand dollars worth of jewelry and electronics missing.

The woman said she left home the evening of May 24 and returned at 4 p.m. Tuesday. A neighbor told police two men were seen leaving the residence at about 3 a.m. May 27.

Stolen items included a yellow gold ring with two diamonds, a class ring, two necklaces and a video game system.

Police said that entry was likely gained through a window that was found open with the screen removed.

Wyandotte
‘Wet’ bandit strikes

Someone attempted to steal a copper lawn sprinkler system from Wyandotte Animal Hospital, 4448 Biddle, overnight May 26, flooding the basement in the process.

About 1 p.m. that day, an employee reported that the ground around the pipes had been dug up and the copper had been moved in an attempt to release it.

The flexing had caused water to spew for several hours. Several inches were in the basement and items were water damaged.

House burglarized while owners at work
A house in the 2000 block of Davis was broken into May 25 while its owners were at work.

About 1 p.m. that day one of the owners came home to find the back door open and items missing. He said they had left the windows open and police suspect one was used as a point of entry and the thief exited through the back door.

Missing were a a laptop computer valued at $500, a slug gun ($400) $20 in cash, more than $1,500 in checks, two cell phones ($100 together), a digital camera ($125) and a DVD player valued at $100.

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