Police Blotter


Allen Park
Vehicle damaged after fight

A woman suspects her former boyfriend’s sister of smashing out her car windows at Thunder Bowl Lanes, 4200 Allen Aug. 26.

About 11 a.m. Aug. 28, the woman reported that while sitting in the bar area, the 21-year old Chesterfield woman attempted to assault her. After she was escorted out by alley security, she said she saw the woman and three other unknown women smashing out her car windows.

She wishes to prosecute for the damage, estimated at $200.

Woman arrested for check fraud
A Detroit woman was arrested Aug. 29 after allegedly attempting to pass fraudulent checks at Staples, 23035 Outer Drive.

A clerk called the police about 6:23 p.m. that day after noticing that the woman 34, and the $2,166.32 check she offered for purchases at the store matched the descriptions of those involved in fraudulent check activity at another Staples earlier that day.

A call to the bank confirmed the check was not valid. Items the women attempted to purchase included two computers, gift cards and various office supplies.

The clerk said the suspect had attempted to pass bad checks at Staples in Grosse Point and Roseville earlier in the day.

When questioned, the woman said she was part owner of the company from which the checks were written but could not provide the company’s name or address.

She was arrested for retail fraud and once in a holding cell told officers that she had given them a fraudulent state identification card. She said the I.D. belonged to the same person who gave her the check, but she only knew them by the name “E.”

She faces a preliminary examination scheduled for Sept. 10 in 24th District Court.

Marijuana found in car
Nearly 470 grams of marijuana were found in a vehicle during a traffic stop at Sept. 2 at Interstate 94 and Pelham.

The 22-year-old driver, a Livonia man, was arrested after a K-9 officer found a gallon-sized sandwich bag containing 466 grams of marijuana in his vehicle, which was stopped for driving 75 mph in a posted 60 mph construction zone on Interstate 94.

A marijuana scale with marijuana residue was also found in the vehicle.

He was arrested and faces a preliminary examination Sept. 17 in 24th District Court.

Dearborn
Unknown suspects vandalize vehicle

Unknown suspects keyed a woman’s vehicle between 9:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 3 in the 3600 block of Mckinley.

The woman said someone scratched her vehicle on its hood, from fender to fender and on the car’s driver’s side while it was parked in her driveway.

The woman told the reporting officer that she does not have any problems with anyone. The police officer did not find any suspects.

Laptop computer, Mp3 player, other valuables stolen from vehicle
Several valuables were stolen from a woman’s car at about 3 p.m. Aug. 28 after she parked it a party store in the 24000 block of Carlysle.

The woman said after leaving the party store she drove to her house and went to retrieve a laptop computer from her vehicle but did not see it.

The unknown suspects stole her laptop computer, valued at $1200, a Mp3 player, valued at $400, and a Global Positioning System unit, valued at $200.

Thieves make off with tires
Unknown suspects stole four tires with chrome rims from a 2013 Lincoln MKS between 12:30 and 5 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 6100 block of Reuter.

The victim told police the thieves placed landscaping bricks from his yard under his car, which was parked in the driveway.

Dearborn Heights
Boy caught stealing belongings from man’s grandfather

A man allegedly caught a boy stealing valuables from his grandfather’s pickup truck at about 5:40 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 18600 block of Powers.

The man, who called police after the incident, told reporting officers that he grabbed the suspect, described as white with brown hair and wearing a blue T-shirt and blue jean shorts, who told him he was 13 years old. The suspect then shrugged out of his T-shirt and dropped a Global Positioning System unit, woman’s watch, broken coffee cup, cell phone, screw driver and hammer and ran east on Powers, then north on Culver, while the caller ran after him. The suspect then ran into a fence and was last seen headed east through backyards.

The reporting officers contacted the victim who said the GPS unit belonged to him and was originally attached to his motorcycle parked in his driveway. The victim also said the watch belonged to his wife and had been in his Ford Taurus parked and unlocked in the street. The victim’s daughter’s vehicle was also parked in the street with the window down and it had been rummaged through but nothing was taken.

Car ignition damaged, radio stolen in the early morning
A car owner’s father discovered two men running from his daughter’s vehicle at about 4 a.m. Aug. 30 in the 27000 block of Colleen Court.

The victim said her father heard pounding in the morning and he looked out the window and saw two men, described as black and wearing hooded sweatshirts, near his daughter’s car. He yelled at them out the window.

After the suspects ran away from the area the victim noticed someone opened her car door and her radio from the dashboard was stolen.

The victim also noticed her ignition was damaged; indicating the offenders might have tried to steal her car, according to the police report.

Lincoln Park
Laptop, TV taken from home

A man returned home to the 1900 block of Moran Avenue after a two-hour absence to find he was again victimized by a break-in and burglary.

Police were called to the scene at about 5 p.m. Tuesday by a resident who’d left home two hours earlier for a workout. When he returned he noticed a bedroom window open and the air conditioning unit on the ground. Inside he discovered the theft of a laptop computer valued at $3,000 and a TV valued at $500. The man told police it was the second time in the past year that someone broke into his house.

Police collected evidence at the scene and are investigating.

Golf club thief caught by cops
An alert neighbor’s call brought police to the scene of a breaking-and-entering in time to apprehend a suspected thief.

Police were summoned to the 4100 block of Lafayette at about 5 a.m. Wednesday when a woman saw a man leaving a garage on Hubbard, a home occupied by an elderly woman.

Responding officers saw the garage door open and observed the suspect in the yard. The man threw something to the ground — later identified as a golf bag — and began running east through the yard and onto Hubbard. After a brief foot chase, the suspect was taken to the ground and handcuffed.

Investigating officers reported pry marks on the garage door, which had been locked, and that the suspect was wanted for a shoplifting charge in Lincoln Park. An arraignment on home invasion and burglary charges was pending.

Melvindale
Cyclists nab purse
A woman walking home to Detroit through the 2300 block of Oakwood Sept. 1 said two bicyclists grabbed her purse.

The woman said two men, described as white and 15 or 16, rode their bicycles up to her and one grabbed her purse about 3 p.m. that day. The two fled east on Oakwood.

The purse contained her driver’s license, debit card, personal paperwork and prescription drugs.

Bikes bilked
A bicycle was reported stolen from an apartment in the 18600 block of Dix about 10 a.m. Monday.

Its owner said he had chained it to the building’s outer stairs about 6 p.m. the night prior and when he came outside at 9 a.m. it was missing.

The chain and lock did not appear to be damaged.

The bike is a silver and red 15-speed Roadmaster model with a broken left shifter and torn seat. Its value was not provided.

Riverview
Vehicle vandalized

Someone broke the passenger-side window of a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser parked in the 14500 block of Shenendoah Aug. 20.

It appeared as though a rock had been thrown through the window. Damage was estimated at $400.

Southgate
Stolen vehicle recovered

While investigating a reported stolen vehicle, Southgate Police learned that the 2003 Dodge Ram was located, along with four stolen tires from another vehicle.

Police were called to the 16000 block of Grace Court at about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 31, by a man reporting the theft of his Ram, valued at $8,000. While interviewing the vehicle owner, police were sent to the 15000 block of Garrison Lane where the vehicle was found; in the truck bed were four 20-inch rims and four Bridgestone tires.

The Ram owner told police he parked the vehicle the night before at about 11:30 p.m., locked it and accounted for all keys. Police said the Ram’s ignition had been punched out; police collected evidence including fingerprints on the tire rims and are investigating.

Taylor
Rent money stolen from home

Taylor Police were called to a residence in the 6100 block of Hampden shortly before 1 p.m. Monday by a woman who reported the theft of $350 cash and a man’s watch.

The woman told police she returned home about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, and when she awoke at 8 a.m. discovered a window was partly open. She said that the cash — her rent money — was taken along with a watch.

Police found an upturned garbage can outside a kitchen window, but observed no other signs of forced entry.

Trenton
Drugs found in trunk

A patrol officer observed a white 1994 Ford Taurus driving unsafely and with a broken brake light; a traffic stop and search by K-9 officer Truax revealed a quantity of marijuana in the trunk.

Police observed the suspect at about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 28 traveling northbound on Fort Street near Harrison Avenue. The Taurus was at first tailgating a van before quickly passing and pulling in front of the other vehicle without using a signal.

After being pulled over, the suspect driver told police he was tired from work and in a hurry to get home. A Law Enforcement Information Network search failed to reveal any outstanding charges on the driver.

A second patrol unit with Truax arrived, and the dog provided a positive identification of drugs. A search of the Ford’s trunk revealed a plastic baggie containing 12.3 grams of suspected marijuana. The driver was issued a misdemeanor citation for possession of marijuana.

Wyandotte
Sidewalk damaged

A resident of the 4600 block of 23rd called to report that someone damaged sections of the sidewalk in front of his house about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The man said he heard a loud noise outside his house about that time and went to check on it. He saw several pieces of sidewalk damaged and noted that only the older portions of sidewalk had been targeted.

The man said the same thing happened about a year ago and a report was made to the police.

Damage is estimated at several thousand dollars.

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