Police Blotter

Man’s bicycle stolen from in front of store

Someone stole a bicycle about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Dearborn Fresh Supermarket, 13661 Colson. Before the theft the victim placed his unlocked bike in front of the store then went inside for a few minutes. When he exited the building, a witness told the victim that a man, described as black and shirtless, picked up his bike and rode it through the parking lot, heading south.

Woman’s valuables taken from car
Someone stole a woman’s purse and cell phone after she dropped her child off at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 17 at Rainbow Child Care Center of Dearborn, 16200 Hubbard Drive.

The victim told police she went inside the building to drop off her child and stayed for about five minutes, and when she went back out to her car she saw her front passenger-side window broken out and her purse and phone missing. A daycare employee told the victim she saw a white Ford Edge speeding out the parking lot near the time someone stole her valuables, a black Guess purse, valued at $80, a cell phone, valued at $600, her driver’s license, a calculator and credit and debit cards.

Woman’s in-dash GPS unit, radio missing from car
A woman told police that someone broke into her vehicle and stole her in-dash Global Positioning System unit and radio at 6:46 p.m. Sept. 13 in front of her house in the 4000 block of Firestone. After reporting the incident the reporting officers discovered that the thief used a screwdriver to open the door and damaged it in the process.

Dearborn Heights
Man’s vehicle stolen from parking lot

A man told police that about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23 while parked at Blockbuster, 23340 Ford Road, someone stole his 2006 black Mercedes.

The victim said he pulled into the lot to drop off a video at the drop box and when he got out of his car a man, described as black and wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt, pointed a black pistol at him and said “give me the car.”

The victim gave the keys to the man, who got into the car with a second man and headed east on Ford Road. The victim told police the men looked about 18 years old and he first saw the two men walking around the parking lot when he pulled into his parking space.

Suspect takes lawn mower in front of house
An unknown person took a woman’s lawn mower about 8:20 p.m. Sept. 23 from in front of her house in the 6900 block of North Evangeline. The woman said her son was cutting their grass about 7:45 p.m. and he placed the lawn mower on the front of the lawn and then walked in the backyard for a moment. When he returned he did not see the lawn mower.

The victim said her son saw a blue panel pickup truck driving down the street, and he thinks the driver may have taken it. The mother said her son tried to go after the truck but he lost sight of it. He did not know the make or model of the vehicle.

Lincoln Park
Gun, heroin found with ‘passed out’ driver

A man found sleeping in the parking lot of Meijer, 3710 Dix, about 4 a.m. Tuesday was in possession of a stolen handgun and a small amount of suspected heroin. Police took the man, a 27-year-old Lincoln Park resident, into custody, and confirmed existing warrants for a misdemeanor in Lincoln Park and an undisclosed charge in Detroit.

A patrol officer noticed a tan GMC Blazer running with the headlights on, and found the driver “passed out behind the wheel,” according to the report.

Once awake, the man told police he was waiting for his girlfriend who was working in Meijer; he then said she wasn’t in there, but they had gotten into an argument. He said he fell asleep after she left.

The man admitted to having a suspended license and that there was a warrant out for his arrest.

“He appeared to be very nervous,” the officer reported.

The suspect was asked if there were an weapons or contraband in the vehicle — borrowed from a friend — and he said no, “not that I know of.”

Instead, three syringes and suspected heroin were foundin the console along with a bottle containing eight yet-unidentified pills. A rear storage compartment revealed a black .40-caliber Glock pistol, which was reported stolen in Taylor.

The man was in custody pending arraignment.

Thief grabs music gear

Police were called to the 1300 block of Philomene Boulevard shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday by two residents who said an assortment of music equipment was taken from a detached, unlocked garage.

Reportedly stolen items included a Washburn bass guitar, amplifier and accessories with a total value of $475.

The items were last seen at 10 p.m. Monday.

Glove leads to suspect

A leather glove led police to a man suspected of breaking into a Jeep parked in the 17700 block of Eddon Avenue.

About 2 a.m. Tuesday a resident called to say he saw someone inside the Jeep, which belongs to his mother. He confronted the man — later found to be a 36-year-old Detroit man — and he ran west toward Allendale School. The resident chased the man but he got away.

About an hour later police noticed a man matching the suspect’s description cross Oakwood from Allendale School. The officer noticed the man was wearing one black leather glove, similar to a glove left in the Jeep after the break-in.

The man was detained and the victim’s son positively identified him as the same man from the break-in.

Nothing was found missing from the Jeep. The man is being held pending charges at the Melvindale Police Department.

Man arrested for check fraud
A 23-year-old Detroit man was arrested about noon Sept. 25 after allegedly attempting to pass bad checks at Comerica Bank, 18225 Allen Road.

The check was written out from Automative Credit Corp. The amount of the check was not provided.

The bank’s fraud department investigator said she called the company’s accounts payable department and a representative told her they had no record of the check being issued.

Cars burglarized, stolen on same street

Police responded to two calls early Sept. 21 from the 26000 block of Second Street reporting thefts from vehicles and a stolen car.

About 6:30 a.m. a woman reported that someone broke into two vehicles parked in her driveway, a 2002 Ford van and a 1993 Mercury convertible, the top of which had been cut open. Stolen items included vehicle registrations, an amplifier and tools;a complete list was to be submitted.

At 8:40 a.m. responding officers were told that a nearby home called to report the theft of a vehicle, a 1998 tan Plymouth sport utility vehicle in which the keys had been left. Police entered the vehicle’s description in the Law Enforcement Information Network and are investigating.

Computer keyboard stolen
A woman’s broken window likely was the entry for the theft of a computer keyboard and other, undetermined items.

Police were called to the 23000 block of Rosewood Avenue at 5:30 a.m. Sept. 21, by a homeowner to report the theft. She told police that the window lock was broken, and she found it open that morning and discovered the theft off a nearby table of the keyboard.

Lights damaged after show

An area band performing at a local bar got more than a check at the end of the night. They left with more than $400 in damage to their lighting equipment after an alleged hit-and-run.

Two of the band members said they were outside of J. Dub’s, 12850 Sibley, about 2:30 a.m. packing their equipment into a van after performing there when a 1999 black Ford Taurus pulled up next to them, hitting their lights.

The driver, described as a blonde woman, exited the vehicle and headed into the bar. When the men told her she had damaged their lights, she shrugged, got into her car and pulled off.

One of the men took a picture of the woman’s license plate which came back to a Trenton woman.

Gun, wallet missing from car
A man said his wallet and gun were stolen from his 2009 Ford Flex when it was parked overnight in the driveway of his house in the 19000 block of Coventry Sept. 18.

The man said he parked it there about 10 p.m. the night prior and when he left his house for work about 7 a.m. the next day, the center console was open. A wallet containing credit cards and no cash and a .40-caliber Ruger pistol were missing from the car.

The man said he was sure the car was locked.

Tires slashed after driver altercation

A woman living in the 500 block of Antoine said she thinks a recent road rage incident may have led to the vandalism of two of her vehicles.

About 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 the woman said she found tires slashed on two of her vehicles. The driver’s-side tires were slashed on a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck and the front driver’s-side tire was slashed on a 1995 GMC pickup truck.

She said she recently yelled at a driver for not stopping at the intersection of Antoine and 6th and thinks it could be related to that.

Damage was estimated at $900 total.

Woman arrested in probation lobby
A woman was arrested in the lobby of 27th District Court’s Probation Department Sept. 17 after yelling profanity at several court officers and clerks.

About 10:30 a.m. that day, the 36-year-old Riverview woman allegedly began screaming profanities at the clerks. When court officers told her to stop, she continued and yelled profanity at them and at a probation officer.

She is currently on probation for a malicious mischief case out of Riverview.

Man walks in on burglary
A man may have stumbled upon the robbery of his house in the 2000 block of 2nd Sept. 18.

About 12:30 p.m. that day, the man returned home and said he found the front door kicked in and heard noises inside his house.

He called police, who checked the house and found no suspects, but saw two television sets sitting on furniture in the living room along with a laundry basket filled with electronics. They suspect the man scared the thieves away when he arrived home.

A K-9 officer was called but could not track a scent.

Police were awaiting a full list of missing items but the man said he knew some of his wife’s jewelry was missing.

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