Police Blotter


Allen Park
Boy allegedly stabbed during fight

A 17-year-old boy said he was stabbed by an unknown teen while watching a fistfight between two other teens on Euclid Street about 12:30 a.m Sept. 9.

When officers arrived, the boy was sitting on his porch in the 14000 block of Cicotte Avenue and was bleeding from cuts in his left bicep, right palm and the middle of his back.

He said a unknown boy, described as white, having a thin build and wearing a black or blue shirt, ran out from an unknown place and stabbed him while he was gathered in the 15000 block of Euclid watch a fight involving other teens.

The boys’ parents said he had arrived home about 11:30 p.m. from hanging out with friends and told them he was going to watch a fight that was about to happen. His parents told him to stay home, but he left on his bike and returned about 15 minutes later, pounding on the door and bleeding severely. He told them he had been stabbed and they called 911.

A friend who allegedly was involved in the fight said she looked up and saw the boy was gone but did not know where he went or what happened to him.

‘Water worker’ sought in theft
A man claiming to be from a utility company allegedly stole money and valuables from a woman in the 15800 block of Wick Sept. 7.

About 10 a.m. Sept. 9 the woman called to report that about 3:30 p.m. Friday, a man wearing a utility uniform and saying he was from the water department came to her door and asked to inspect her basements to “flush chemicals from the lines” due to new equipment installed at a school across the street.

She said she stayed with him in the basement for about 10 minutes before they both went upstairs and he left. Soon after, though, she said she found $2,490 in cash, savings bonds and stock certificates missing from drawers throughout the house.

The suspect is described as a man about 40 standing 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Car stolen
A silver 2002 Ford Focus was reported stolen Wednesday from the 15100 block of Warwick Avenue.

About 12:30 a.m. that day, the owner said he awoke to find his car missing from the driveway. He said the vehicle was locked and the alarm was activated.

The car has an Old English “D” in the middle of the rear window.

Woman arrested for check fraud
A 22-year-old Detroit woman was arrested Sept. 10 for allegedly passing bad checks.

A teller at Comerica Bank, 6634 Allen, called about 4:30 p.m. that day to report the woman was attempting to cash a $1,262 check that appeared to be fraudulent.

The payroll check was made out to a local catering company, a client of the bank’s that had experienced recent check fraud.

A manager and a representative from the bank’s fraud team confirmed that check was fraudulent.

The woman faces a preliminary examination of the evidence against her Sept. 17 in 24th District Court.

Dearborn
Car stolen from in front of residence

A white 2001 Dodge Caravan was stolen between 11 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 in the 5000 block of Horger, according to a police report.

Reporting officers met with the victim who said he parked his vehicle at 11 p.m. Sept. 6 in front of his house and discovered it missing at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7. The victim told police he has his keys to the vehicle. Police have no suspects.

Radio, GPS unit stolen from vehicle
Several valuables were stolen from a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country between 11 and 11:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in the 5000 block of Mercury Drive.

The vehicle owner told reporting officers that a car radio, Global Positioning System unit, several cell phones, a black wallet and key fob were stolen from his vehicle. The victim told police the vehicle was locked. The victim parked his vehicle in the north parking lot of a clothing store.

Vehicle cab stolen from parking lot
A man’s gray Ford F-150 was stolen about 3:40 p.m. Sept. 4 from a parking lot in the 20000 block of Rotunda Drive.

The truck owner, an Ohio man who works in Dearborn a few times a week, said he returned from work and saw that his vehicle was gone. He told reporting officers that he recently purchased the vehicle.

Dearborn Heights
Several items stolen from vehicle

A woman’s bag containing several personal items was stolen about 9 a.m. Sept. 10 in the 4000 block of Hipp.

A reporting officer spoke with the victim’s mother who told the officer that sometime overnight an unknown person broke into her daughter’s vehicle and stole a black bag containing several items. Items in the bag were a Global Positioning System unit and credit card, along with an identification badge and driver’s license.

The victim said she went out on the morning of Sept. 10 and found her vehicle’s rear door open. The victim told the officer she was unsure if her vehicle was locked. No damage was found to the vehicle. The police told the victim to cancel her credit cards.

Debit card, license stolen from vehicle
An unknown person gained entry into a vehicle through the unlocked driver’s-side door between 7:15 p.m. Sept. 9 and 5:15 a.m. Sept. 10 while it was parked on the street in the 4100 block of Merrick.

The offender removed a debit card and driver’s license from the center console and left. The vehicle’s owner was not described in the police report.

Laptop computer stolen from house
A woman reported to police that her laptop computer was stolen about 4:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in the 5000 block of Cornell.

The victim told reporting officers that when she returned to her house she noticed her laptop computer — which was last seen in the living room of her house — missing.

The victim said her roommate was the last one in the house with the laptop computer. The roommate said he was at the house since 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 and he was awoken by his intoxicated friend who knocked at the front door. The roommate allowed the friend to come in, though he was unsure of why she was there, and stay. The roommate went to bed, and when he later woke up he told the victim that her laptop computer was missing. The roommate’s friend left the house before the victim returned to the house.

Southgate
Car stolen from institute

A woman told police that her 1994 Chrysler Eagle was stolen from a parking lot at the Regency Beauty Institute, 15070 Dix Toledo.

Police were called to the scene about 3 a.m. The woman said she accidentally left her keys in the vehicle, valued at $3,500, and that one of the doors was not locked.

She last saw the vehicle about 1 a.m. when she stepped outside, and discovered it missing shortly before 3 a.m.

A description of the vehicle was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Resale shop burglarized
The front window of Penelope’s Resale Shop, 12219 Dix Toledo, was smashed as one or more burglars broke in and made off with more than $1,000 worth of cash and merchandise.

A woman reported seeing the broken window about 9 a.m. Sept. 5, having last seen it secured about 11 p.m. the night before. Responding officers discovered fingerprints on broken glass and near the window, and collected additional evidence at the scene.

Store employees reported missing more than $300 in cash, a cash register and assorted jewelry with a total value of $1,175.

Taylor
Break-in nets cash

Police are investigating a breaking-and-entering theft in the 15000 block of Troy Avenue.

A man and his family went out for dinner about 5:30 p.m., Sept. 9, and when they returned home shortly after 7 p.m. found a ransacked bedroom and theft of at least $100 cash. A complete list of missing items was pending.

Police discovered no signs of forced entry, and believe the burglar left through a rear door wall.

Trenton
Wire fraud scheme investigated

A woman told police she’d sent more than $3,000 via Western Union to a man she met online and tried to help.

Police responded on Sept. 5 shortly after 4 p.m. to the woman’s house in the 3300 block of Van Horn. The woman told police that she had been chatting online with a man claiming to be from Nigeria.

The woman told police she “thought the man liked her,” and she had sent him money to help with personal expenses. The man told the woman he expected to meet her in Michigan, and asked if she could process a check for him because he was unable to cash a check.

The woman cashed a check in the amount of $2,154.60, and wire transfered the funds to a Western Union location in Lagos, Nigeria.

She then felt something might be wrong, and checked with her bank. She was told the check she deposited was not valid.

Police advised the woman to contact her bank to see if they could help her with the total amount sent over the past few months, $3,693.

Melvindale
Stolen vehicle recovered

A 1998 Dodge caravan reported stolen from Dearborn Heights was found in a parking space of Budget Inn, 17050 Raupp Sept. 7.

About 11 a.m. that day, an officer on patrol noticed the vehicle and noted that it had no plate. A check of the vehicle identification number came back to one stolen in Dearborn Heights.

Riverview
Window shot out

A man and his wife were sitting in his 2005 Dodge Durango at Porter Auto, 18759 Krause, when the vehcile’s back window was shot out.

The couple were waiting for the owner to arrive about 7 p.m. Sept. 9 so they could discuss buying a car, when they heard a “loud explosion” and turned around to see their back window broken out.

They then saw a black Ford Explorer Sport Trac heading east on Sibley away from the spot.

Officers said the shot was believed to have come from a pellet gun.

Wyandotte
Curb cut

Someone cut out a section of a newly built city curb sometime before 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9.

About that time officers noticed a piece of the curb on the west side of 17th Street missing. A plastic drain pipe had been run through the missing chunk and appeared to be coming from a nearby backyard. The engineering department was called to check the damage.

‘Cat’ burglar strikes garage
A burglar who broke into a garage in the 300 block of Plum and stole various lawncare items as well as items from the 2007 GMC Envoy inside it left behind a unique calling card.

The vehicle owner about 7 a.m. Sept. 7 found a “Garfield” DVD that did not belong to her inside the Envoy. Missing were an Mp3 player, a handheld video game system and various lawn equipment and tools.

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