Police Blotter


Allen Park
Motorcycle missing during hotel stay

A 2003 Harley-Davidson Dyna women’s motorcycle was discovered stolen from Best Western, 3000 Enterprise Drive, about 9 a.m. Aug. 4.

A husband and wife parked their motorcycles in the parking lot about 10 a.m. the day prior. When they returned, they found the husband’s motorcycle there but the wife’s missing.

The bike had been locked and secured and the owner still had the keys.

Police were awaiting surveillance footage.

Woman arrested for lifting creamer
A 73-year-old Lincoln Park woman was arrested Aug. 5 after allegedly stealing a container of coffee creamer and two dog bones from Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive.

A loss prevention employee reported about 3 p.m. that day that she saw the woman conceal the creamer in her purse and attempt the leave the store without paying for it.

A search revealed the dog bones, which the woman said she also stole from the store.

Parking lot fight leads to arrest
A fight over a parking spot resulted in the arrest of a 55-year-old Brownstown Township woman Aug. 4.

A mother and daughter (whose ages were not provided) said they were attempting to park in a spot in the parking lot in the 6700 block of Allen when another vehicle, driven by the Brownstown woman, cut them off, parking in the space first.

The daughter said she said something to the woman, who then reached in the car and smacked her in the face, causing bruising of her cheek and swelling of her lip.

She said she exited the car and fought with the woman, who punched her several times.

The woman said she parked in the spot and walked toward a nearby business, when the mother and daughter approached her and assaulted her.

One witness said he saw the woman punch the daughter in the face.

Dearborn
Shoes, game console stolen from apartment

A woman discovered several of her valuables were stolen out of her apartment in the 7000 block of Freda about 2 p.m. Aug. 1. The woman told police that during the time she was out of her apartment — between 9 p.m. July 31 and 2 a.m. Aug. 1 — the thief stole one pair of blue shoes, valued at $300, one pair of white gym shoes, valued at $100, and a video game console valued at $200.

The victim said she does not know who may have broken into her apartment. The reporting officer spoke with several of the victim’s neighbors who said they did not see any suspicious behavior.

Flip phone missing from vehicle
A man’s flip phone was stolen from his 2006 Lincoln Zephyr between 4 p.m. Aug 2 and 10 p.m. Aug. 3 in the 20500 block of Audette.

The victim told police that an unknown person went into his locked vehicle and stole the property from the center of his car’s console. The victim said after he found out his phone was stolen he noticed that his car’s left passenger side-door was ajar, possibly left open by the suspect.

The phone’s value is unknown.

Valuables stolen from vehicle
A man’s speaker box containing two 12-inch subwoofers, one amplifier, two bottles of cologne and $200 in cash was stolen from his vehicle between 1 and 6 a.m. July 28 at Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 600 Town Center Drive.

Hyatt security officers notified the Dearborn Police Department about the crime after one of the officers discovered his 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer was damaged. The Hyatt security officer told police he discovered the vehicle’s rear passenger window broken out and glass on the ground; the doors were locked.

According to the police report the vehicle was parked in the west parking lot on July 28.

Police contacted the vehicle’s owner who confirmed that his valuables were stolen.

Dearborn Heights
Television, game console stolen

A man woke up to a seemingly bad dream after an unknown person stole his 46-inch flat screen television, laptop computer and several other valuables between 11:40 p.m. July 27 and 2:40 a.m. July 28 in the 26000 block of Van Buren.

The man said he went to bed at ll:40 p.m. July 27 and woke up about 2:40 a.m. July 28 to let his dog out. The victim then found his house’s back door open but he did not think anything of it, according to the police report, because his dog did not bark or make any other kind of noise to alert him.

The victim then went back to bed and when he awoke the second time he went downstairs to do some housework when he noticed his television missing. The victim talked to his son who checked and found that his game console was also missing.

The victim then checked upstairs in his living room and found that a laptop computer was also gone. The victim found his house’s rear door left open and undamaged. During the investigation the reporting officer found a video game cartridge lying in the street, which the victim identified as belonging to him.

Laptop computer lifted from house
A police officer was dispatched about 7:30 p.m. July 30 to the 5600 block of Weddel to speak with a man who reported his laptop computer missing.

The reporting officer spoke with the victim who said he left his house about 6:30 p.m. July 30 and returned about an hour later and noticed his laptop computer was missing from his living room and he discovered that the unknown suspect entered his house through an unlocked window, according to police reports.

The unknown suspect took the laptop and left through the front door. The officer spoke with neighbors outside near the house who told police they did not see anything.

Lincoln Park
Thief steals more than $200 in drinks

Lincoln Park Police expect to soon have a warrant for a would-be robber who tried to walk out of a grocery store with more than $200 worth of beverages.

Police were called to Kroger, 2060 Dix, shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday by store loss prevention officers. They told police that a Dearborn man, age 30, entered the store pushing an empty shopping cart. Store workers recognized the man as a retail fraud suspect from a week earlier.

The man loaded the cart with 16 eight-packs of Gatorade and Pepsi, and four four-packs of Red Bull; the merchandise was valued by the store at $232.

One store officer followed the suspect, the other waited outside. The suspect pushed the cart past all check-out options and exited the store.

When approached by both loss prevention officers, the suspect pushed the cart back into the store, then turned and shoved one of the officers to the ground. The suspect pulled a knife and threatened the officers before running to a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, where a woman waited in the driver’s seat. The Grand Prix drove away north on Dix; store employees provided a description and information on both the vehicle and suspect, and Lincoln Park Police requested a warrant.

Melvindale
Window climber steals clothes

A thief who climbed through a window of a house in the 100 block of Gale Aug. 2 allegedly made off with $1,000 in clothing.

The owner, who reported the incident Tuesday, said he had been trying to find out who did it on his own.

Riverview
Car window smashed out

Someone apparently smashed the window of a 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis parked in the 18000 block of Hilltop Aug. 3

According to the report, the owner parked it there about 10 p.m. the day prior. When he returned about 7:30 a.m. the next day, he saw the rear window broken and a concrete block sitting in the backseat.

Trenton
Forged factory checks total nearly $20,000

Police are looking for one or more counterfeiters that cashed seven fraudulent checks totalling more than $19,000 from Trenton Forging, 5523 Hoover Road.

Police were notified of the checks , Aug. 3 by the company controller. Seven checks were created and cashed on the company account, held at Huntington Bank.

According to a police report, the account and sequence numbers were correct, but the checks were not identical to ones issued by the company.

Police are investigating.

Wyandotte
Man snags cigarettes

A shopper at 7-Eleven apparently had a nicotine craving but empty pockets Aug. 1.

About 2:30 p.m. that day, a man described as white, in his mid 30s with a baseball cap and sunglasses, walked into the store and asked for two cartons of cigarettes. The clerk bagged the items and the man grabbed the bag, running out of the store, without paying for them.

He fled in a white Honda Accord, the license plate of which was traced to a River Rouge man.

Package stolen
A woman ordered a package online but when it was delivered to her door, it wasn’t her on the receiving end.

The woman, a resident of the 1000 block of Eureka, called about 3 p.m. Monday to report a package containing an electronic notebook was stolen from her doorstep. Expecting the package that day and not finding it, she called the United States Postal Service, who confirmed it had been delivered and placed inside her screen door.

The notebook was valued at $200.

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