Police Blotter

Allen Park
Employee arrested for embezzlement

A 58-year-old Dearborn man was arrested for embezzlement Sept. 20 after allegedly stealing from Home Depot, 3163 Fairlane Drive, where he had worked for the past six months.

Home Depot personnel said the man had stolen about $500 worth of items from the store in the past four months.

The man admitted to stealing items, including a crowbar, a hammer, light bulbs, gallons of paint, paint brushes, a tile cutter, candy and energy drinks from the store, according the report.

He was being held at the Allen Park Police Department on $300 bond at the time of the report.

Doctor? No.
Two prospective patients of Park Urgent Care, 15101 Southfield, allegedly took their anger out on the car they believed to be that of a doctor who declined their requests for prescription drugs about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, only to find out they had guessed wrong.

The owner of a 2004 Lexus that had been parked in the parking lot reported the next day that his car’s tires had been slashed.

Surveillance footage shows the pair, a 24-year-old Livonia woman and 27-year-old Plymouth man, getting into a car that backed up next to the Lexus. The Plymouth man then slashed both right-side tires. Officers believe the pair thought it belonged to a doctor who had denied the pair’s request for prescription narcotics moments before.

The man said he called both suspects, who denied slashing the tires.

Employee nets $1,000
An employee of Bed Bath & Beyond, 3180 Fairlane Drive, was arrested for embezzlement Sept. 24 after allegedly stealing more than $1,000 in cash from the store.

The 20-year-old Lincoln Park woman allegedly told a store loss prevention employee that she had taken the cash after he questioned her that day regarding two separate incidents.

The first one, on Sept. 12, involved $250 in cash missing from a register when the store was closed for the day.

Eleven days later, $700 was found missing from the store’s safe. Surveillance footage was reviewed, which allegedly showed the woman opening the safe and tucking a bundle of cash into her back pocket before exiting the office.

Dearborn Heights
Offenders vandalize car

A man found his car scratched and painted on about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the 4200 block of Hipp.

The victim told police that he parked his vehicle about 5 p.m. Sept. 30 in a driveway and after leaving the house he noticed his Chevrolet Trailblazer damaged. Reporting officers noted the fresh paint, paint flakes, scratches and debris on the vehicle’s two front doors and on the rear part of the vehicle. The report said the scratches appear to have been made with a key or other similar object.

GPS unit stolen from work truck

Reporting police officers met with a business owner about 12:50 p.m. Sept. 30 who reported that someone stole a Global Positioning System unit from one of his work trucks in the parking lot of his business at Mechanical Heating & Cooling, 6192 N. Telegraph Road.

The business owner told police officers that during the night between Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 a suspect broke into one of his trucks and took the Global Positioning System unit. Reporting officers checked the vehicle and saw the driver’s side window broken out.

EMU student victim of idenity theft
An Eastern Michigan University student reported to police at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 that in the month of September someone stole $4,643 from her student account from Chase bank in Redford.

The victim told police she began using the account when she enrolled in school starting in September 2010. She told police that last month she set up her account to access her bank online and she subsequently discovered that an
unknown offender accessed her account without authorization and withdrew approximately $4,643 from her account. The victim told police she has her ATM card and has not given her password or card to anyone.

Suspect takes woman’s car

A woman discovered her 2004 four-door Pontiac Grand Prix stolen after leaving it running at 7:07 a.m. Oct. 1, in her driveway in the 13000 block of Tireman.

The victim called police to report the theft and told reporting officers that she left her vehicle unattended and running in her driveway because she wanted it to warm up.

The victim then told police that after she entered her house she s heard it drive away, according to the police report.

A pedestrian waiting for the bus at Tireman and Reuter told the victim after the incident that a man walking east got into the vehicle and drove away heading east on Tireman. The victim said she had about a half a tank of gas left in her car and a child booster seat in the back.

The reporting officers did not find the vehicle.

Suspect breaks house’s glass window
A suspect broke a woman’s front door glass window between 10:45 and 11:15 a.m. Oct. 1, in an attempt to break into her house in the 7900 block of Wisconsin.

The victim said she left her house at 10:45 a.m. and when she returned 30 minutes later she discovered her front door’s 2.5-foot- by- 2.5-foot glass window, valued at $100, damaged.

The victim told the reporting officer that the suspect did not enter through the locked door. The officers said it appeared that the suspect tried to look for an unlocked window on the side of the house and then broke the door’s window to check for an unlocked door.

The reporting officer spoke with neighbors who said they did not hear anything out of the ordinary during the time of the incident.

Items stolen from car

A laptop computer and Global Positioning System unit were discovered missing from a 2012 Fiat parked in the 19000 block of Wedgewood Tuesday.

The owner said she had left the car parked there two days prior and when she came back about noon that day, it had been ransacked.

The laptop, valued at $1,200, had been in the backseat and the GPS, valued at $150, had been in the glove box.

The owner said the vehicle was locked but officers found no signs of forced entry.

Lincoln Park
Car stolen from home

A vehicle owner reported the theft of a 2010 Buick LaCrosse sometime between 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and 9 a.m. Monday.

The owner told police that he was current in payments and in possession of all keys. The vehicle description was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Air conditioner stolen from house
Police are investigating the theft of a $2,500 air conditioning unit reported stolen from a vacant home in the 1800 block of Stewart Avenue.

Police were called to the business about 11:30 a.m. Monday by a contractor employed by the Midland Mortgage Co. who discovered the theft. The theft reportedly took place sometime between Sept. 15 and Monday.

Car, gun stolen by relative

Police issued a be-on-the-lookout notice after a man and woman reported the theft of a car and handgun from their home in the 16000 block of Kennebec Street. The suspected thief is a relative of the couple.

According to the police report, the realtive visited the house about 10 p.m. Sept. 26. The victims told police the relative is known to have a drug abuse problem. About 11:30 p.m. the relative — who arrived at the home on a bicycyle — took the keys to the couple’s 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo and also a Colt revolver that was kept in an unlocked case.

Police reported the description of the vehicle and weapon in the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Cash, jewelry stolen from house

One or more thieves broke through a window sometime during the day Sept. 24 and made off with assorted jewelry items and a reported $2,000 cash.

A woman told police she left her house in the 23000 block of Kensington Avenue at 5:30 a.m. and returned shortly before 6 p.m. to discover a broken window and ransacked home. A gold necklace, two sets of ear rings and an estimated $2,000 in cash were missing from a bedroom.

Police took note of a broken window, collected evidence and are investigating.

Noise was likely intruder
A homeowner in the 25000 block of Goddard told police he heard a noise sometime around 4 a.m. Sept. 29, but went back to sleep.

When he awoke shortly after 8 a.m. he discovered that his back door had been pried open and someone stole an estimated $5,000 worth of jewelry during the night. Among the missing items were five gold rings, three bracelets and a necklace with pendant.

Police took note of the damaged back door and reported that a pry bar was likely used to gain entry.

Free ride leads to jail

Patrol officers saw a woman walking along Fort Street shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday who appeared in need of help.

The 37-year-old woman staggered as she walked, and for safety concerns, the officers stopped and asked if she needed help. The woman said she was walking to a friend’s house, and the officers offered to driver her to her destination.

In the patrol car, the woman appeared to be drunk and police checked her Michigan Identification card against the Law Enforcement Information Network. There were four existing failure to appear warrants out for the woman’s arrest from Trenton, Wyandotte and Woodhaven; three of the charges were for disorderly conduct, the fourth for disturbing the peace.

The woman was transported to the police station and held on $1,200 bond.

Hitch swiped

A trailer hitch was stolen off a vehicle parked in the 4600 block of 15th Sept. 20.

It was last seen secure about 10 p.m. the night prior.

Its lock had presumably been cut and also was missing.

Money missing after hospital stay
A 79-year-old man who had been a patient of Wyandotte Henry Ford Hospital from Sept. 15 to 16 said he found $50 missing from his wallet after his stay.

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