Police Blotter

Man’s car damaged while sleeping

A man woke up to an unpleasant surprise when he found his car damaged between 2:30 and 10 a.m. June 17, in the 6200 block of Appoline.

The unknown suspect damaged the man’s 2004 four-door Ford Explorer, by writing obscene words, profanity and making dozens of scratches with keys on the vehicle.

An officer responded to the scene, where the victim told him he does not have a problem with anyone and he does not know who may have done the damage. There were no suspects found.

Car stolen at gas station
A man’s night did not have the happy ending he was expecting when a woman he picked up stole his car about midnight, June 20 in the 23000 block of Ford Road.

The man said after soliciting the woman for sex, she got in the car with him and they drove off. The woman was walking in the area of Grand River and Telegraph, when he spotted her.

According to police reports, the man was heading to his house when he stopped at a gas station on Ford Road.

When the man went into the store, he left his car running so the air conditioning would stay on. When he exited the gas station his vehicle and the woman were gone.

His car is a 2008 black Mazda four-door, with beige cloth interior.

No suspects were found.

The woman was described as white, between 25 and 35 years old, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing a gray tank top, blue jean shorts and a tattoo covering his right arm.

Dearborn Heights
Several valuables stolen from car

A car owner’s valuables were stolen between 1 a.m. and noon June 13 in the 5000 block of Pelham road.

Unknown suspects entered the victim’s unlocked 2009 Tacoma and stole 300 compact discs, a Global Positioning System unit, sunglasses, and a sunglass case containing night lenses, then fled.

Officers reported no evidence was found at the scene. No suspects were found at time of report.

Police unsure if suspects stole anything from house
Two men were unsuccessful in their attempt to enter a house at 10:50 p.m. June 13, in the 7000 block of Rosemary Road.

An officer went to the location where a neighbor said a blue van pulled up to the house and three men exited the vehicle to enter into the backyard. The caller said the men, described as black, did not live there so he called the police. The officer did not find a van or suspects. When the officer checked the house, he found the driveway window’s middle screen had been pushed out as if in an attempt to gain entry through the window.

A large dog inside the house started barking. The officer said the dog may have scared off the men, preventing them from entering the house.

Officers dusted for prints and found one, which was entered into evidence.

The homeowner was not located to confirm if anything was missing.

Suspect arrested after foiled garage breaking and entering
A man was arrested after officers allegedly caught him stealing a woman’s belongings from her garage at about 11:30 p.m. June 17 in the 25000 block of Colgate.

An officer responded to the scene when the breaking and entering was in progress. The officer saw the man, described as black, wearing a white shirt and shorts inside of the rear garage, allegedly taking items out of the garage’s rear door.

According to reports, the officer ordered the man to stop but he fled on foot through the rear yards on the south side of Dartmouth about six houses east of Beech Daly. Officers in the area of Beech Daly and Dartmouth ran after the man where he was caught by Inkster officers on Andover east of Beech Daly.

The officer arrested him and took him to the Dearborn Heights Police Department. The homeowner told police that the man’s blood was left in the garage. An officer examined at the suspect, who had fresh cuts on his hand and one bloody glove in his right rear pocket of jeans, according to the report.

Lincoln Park
Gun-toting felon taken into custody

What started as a jaywalking citation ended when Lincoln Park police arrested a 26-year-old man for illegally carrying a weapon.

Shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday patrol officers spotted the man running across northbound traffic to Burger King, 4063 Fort St. Police said the suspect was causing a traffic hazard in a heavily-congested area.

The officer stopped on Fort Street just south of Cloverlawn, exited his vehicle and started to approach the man, who threw a beige shopping bag to the ground and began running south toward Goddard.

The officer saw a .25-caliber handgun fall from the discarded shopping bag, caught up to the suspect and shoved him from behind. The man fell to the ground and was held down by the officer until additional officers arrived, at which time the suspect was handcuffed and taken into custody.

The man was determined to have previous assault and weapons felony convictions, and was not certified for carrying a concealed weapon.

The man told police he was walking in and out of alleys along Fort Street when he found the bag containing the gun. He said he became scared when he saw the police because of the unlicensed weapon and his criminal history.

The man was being held pending charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and resisting arrest.

Burglar sought for gas station break-in
Lincoln Park police are looking for a man in his late 20s or early 30s who broke into a gas station and left evidence but did not appear to steal anything.

Police responded to a call shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday when an alarm sounded at Sunoco, 3216 Dix. Responding officers saw the glass front door kicked in but still in the frame, and did not see the suspect at the location.

The cash register and high-value merchandise appeared intact behind protected glass walls.

A store representative was at the scene and showed police surveillance camera images of a white man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that covered his face and light-colored jeans. The man is seen kicking in the front door window, and unsuccessfully attempting to pry open the protective glass surrounding the counter as well as the manager’s office door.

Nothing appeared to have been stolen. The suspect was not wearing gloves, and was seen on video touching and handling multiple objects.

Police collected evidence and are investigating.

Screen missing, jewelry gone

A resident of the 14000 block of Berkshire noticed a screen missing from her bedroom window the morning of June 15. A few hours later, she noticed her bedroom had been ransacked and jewelry was missing.

Missing were college and high school class rings, a pair of gold earrings, gold charms and various rings.

Drugs found on driver
Riverview police officers and representatives of the Downriver Area Narcotics Organization arrested the 17-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo in which they found two sandwich bags of marijuana Monday.

About 9 p.m. that day, Riverview officers were assisting DRANO officers at their office on Pennsylvania near Quarry when they saw the car pull north on Quarry from a gas station without using a turn signal.

They stopped the vehicle in Wyandotte near Grove and a search revealed the marijuana.

The case was turned over to DRANO, and the driver was arrested. A 16-year-old passenger was released at the scene.

Drug store looted

Taylor police responded to a 3:30 a.m. alarm from E R Drugs, 27260 Eureka, after one or more thieves broke in through the front window.

At the scene police discovered the front door open, its bolt still in the locked position, and pry marks around the door and a front window. Inside they found pry marks on cabinet doors containing prescription drugs.

No key holder or owner was reached by the alarm company, and police noted the scene, collected evidence and were awaiting an inventory of stolen merchandise and images from surveillance cameras.

Purse stolen from golf course lot
A woman told Taylor police that someone smashed the passenger window of her vehicle and took her purse, which was tucked under the driver’s seat. Along with cash, credit cards and other identification, the thief left with the woman’s birth certificate.

Police responded to the call shortly after 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12 from Lakes of Taylor Golf Club, 25505 Northline Road. The woman said she parked earlier in the afternoon, and discovered the car’s window broken.

Police checked for evidence, noted the woman’s information and are investigating.

Electronics taken from house
A man returned home June 17 after a two-day getaway and found his front door open and the theft of more than $1,500 worth of electronics.

Police responded to the call at about 10 a.m. from the 16000 block of Terrace Village Drive. The man told police he had been away since Friday morning, and left the home locked. A 46-inch TV, video game console and other items were missing.

Police searched for evidence of forced entry, and found windows that likely were pried open.

Vending machine, business vandalized

A lawn sprinkler business owner told Southgate police that a window, vending machine and company vehicle were vandalized June 15, and an unknown amount of cash and merchandise was taken.

The woman said a security alarm sounded shortly before 7 a.m., and when she arrived at her business, Aqua Mist, 18701 Northline Road, she saw a front window pried open, a vending machine broken into and the window of a company van damaged. Property damage alone was estimated at $1,100.

Police collected evidence at the scene, and the owner was to provide a list of stolen items.

Car stolen from apartment lot
A man told police he parked his red 2000 Dodge Dakota about 5 p.m. June 17 in his apartment lot at 11440 Burlington Fountain Park, and discovered it had been stolen shortly after 6 a.m. Monday.

The vehicle, valued at $5,000, was locked with both sets of keys accounted for, and fully owned by the victim. Police searched for evidence of forced entry, and entered the vehicle’s description in the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Don’t lose your Headz

A shopper at Game Headz, 3702 Oakwood Blvd., allegedly ran into the front door of the video game store after he was told to leave it.

Officers responded to the store about 5 p.m. June 16 after a store employee called to report that that the man had damaged the store’s front door and his vehicle, which had two dents in the hood, two on the truck and a damaged windshield.

Officers caught up with the 31-year-old resident at a store down the street and he told them he was kicked out after taking a piece of candy. He then said he became upset and ran into the door.

He was arrested.

Generator stolen
The owner of Dusty Ducks, 18510 Dix Ave., called about 9:30 p.m. June 16 to report that the business’ garage had been broken into and a generator had been stolen.

The owner said the garage door had been broken.

Officers noted that the door appeared to have been hit by a vehicle.

Converter stolen during sleepover

A 17-year-old girl who attended Roosevelt High School’s all-night senior party June 14 went out the next morning to find her 2003 Pontiac Grand Am vandalized.

The girl said she parked the car in the teachers’ parking lot that night and when she went back the next morning, the catalytic converter was missing. The incident was reported to police about 4 p.m. the next day.

Trash can tinkler arrested
A 35-year-old River Rouge man was arrested June 15 after allegedly urinating on a commercial trash receptacle.

According to the report, officers saw the man urinate on the receptacle, at 1730 Ford Avenue in plain view.

He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

City vehicle stolen
A city-owned trailer was stolen from its parking spot near the recreation department building some time after 3:30 p.m. June 12.

The trailer, which was damaged in a collision the day prior, was pulled near the city-owned building in preparation for its repair.

The trailer was valued at $3,000.

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