Police Blotter


Allen Park
Students fight during lecture

A fight broke out between two students of Baker College, 4500 Enterprise Drive, Oct. 2 after one of them allegedly became enraged with the other for asking too many questions during class.

About 11 a.m. that day, the men were in class when one began asking several questions. A 27-year-old Huron Township man confronted the other man, who apologized, and the Huron Township man then left the room.

When he returned, the instructor had briefly left the room and the Huron Township man allegedly walked over to the man’s chair, grabbed him by the neck and threw him on the ground.

The two began to fight on the floor while the instructor returned and called security.

The alleged victim then allegedly yelled to the Huron Township man that he would kill him and made a slashing motion across his throat.

The Huron Township man was escorted out of the building and told not to return until he was contacted by security personnel.

The victim had red marks on his head and neck but declined medical treatment.

Boys escape man offering candy
Two boys told police Oct. 6 that a man attempted to lure them into his truck with candy while they were riding their bikes in the 14000 block of Hanover.

About 7:30 p.m. that day, the boys, 10 and 11, told police that the man, described as white, 30 to 40 years old and wearing a fedora, yelled at them from his black or dark green Ford F-150 to ask if they wanted candy.

They both said no, and the man then dangled a set of keys out of his car saying he had Kit-Kats but the boys would have to come into his backseat to get them.

The boys said no again and rode their bikes home to tell their parents.

They said the man drove away quickly and was last seen driving north on Allen Road.

Robbery suspect arrested
An armed robber who allegedly made off with more than $400 from Auto Zone, 15114 Southfield, about 3 p.m. Oct. 7, was arrested Wednesday by Southgate police.

Charges are pending for the 33-year-old Wyandotte man alleged to have used a black pistol to force two employees to open a cash box and give him the money before he ushered them into a back room and left.

Officers responded about 3 p.m. that day after one of the clerks called 911.

Neither saw what car the man was driving.

They said the man had been in the store for 30 minutes before he walked up to them and waved a gun, motioning for them to get behind the counter. He then told them to “give (him) some money.”

Vandals strike vehicle
Someone dumped various colors of nail polish on a 2012 Toyota Camry parked in the 17277 block of Hanover overnight Monday.

The vehicle’s tires had also been punctured and super glue was spread onto its windshield wipers, door locks and along the hood and quarter panels.

A male friend at the scene said he suspects his former wife.

Contact was not made with the former wife.

Damage is estimated at $700.

Dearborn
Wheelchair ramp stolen

A man noticed his metal wheelchair ramp missing at 9 a.m. Oct 2, from the front of his house in the 2700 block of Holly.

The man reported the missing ramp to police officers and said someone could have stolen it between 9 p.m. Oct. 1 and 9 a.m. Oct. 2. The victim also told the officers that he looked for the ramp at nearby scrap yards. No information on the ramp or on potential suspects has been made available.

Man wields knife against woman’s car

A woman reported to police that after driving along Greenfield road near Warren at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 1, a man, driving a Jeep Liberty, drove alongside her car and started throwing items from his vehicle at her.

The victim told police that she drove off to avoid further confrontation but she said the suspect caught up with her and pulled close to her vehicle’s passenger door and began swinging a knife at her car, scratching her door.

The victim said she has never seen the man, described as Middle Eastern, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds, with dark brown hair, brown eyes, and wearing all black.

Dearborn Heights
Valuables taken from house

Thieves took several valuables between 6 and about 9 p.m. Oct. 7, from a woman’s house in the 4600 block of John Daly, according to a police report.

A woman told police that she left her house at 6 p.m. and returned at 9:30 p.m. to find her front bedroom window open and side door open.

A reporting police officer checked the inside of her house and found it ransacked.

The victim said someone stole a 50-inch television, 42-inch television, a gaming console, a laptop computer and a camera.

The reporting officer did not find any fingerprints, according to the report.

Car window damaged during theft
A smashed-out driver’s-side window was found after someone stole a Global Positioning System unit from a woman’s vehicle between 2:50 and 3:10 p.m., Oct. 6 in the parking lot of Target, 26650 Ford Road.

According to a police report, the woman parked her vehicle in the lot at 2:50 p.m. and when she returned to her vehicle at 3:10 p.m. she saw her driver-side window broken out and her GPS unit stolen from her dashboard.

Riverview
Vehicle break-ins could be connected

Two vehicles were broken into the same night by who police believe is the same suspect.

An 2008 Mercury Mountaineer parked in the 18700 block of Valade was found ransacked about 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6 and jewelry including a diamond ring valued at $500, a class ring ($200), three necklaces ($120 each) and a pair of earrings ($50) was missing.

The owner could not remember whether she had locked the doors. No damage was found.

Minutes later, officers responded to a call of a vehicle break-in in the 18700 block of Hamman. A 2010 Mazda parked there had been ransacked and a camera was missing. An owner’s manual to a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer was found in the driveway alongside the vehicle.

Lincoln Park
Burglars take loot in spite of pit bull

One or more thieves took nearly $8,000 worth of jewelry and electronics from a house in the 1300 block of Pingree Avenue Monday, a house where a pit bull terrier was staying.

The homeowner told police that his brother had been staying in the home, but moved out Oct. 5. The owner went to the house on Monday to feed a dog that was left behind, a pit bull terrier. He found the home ransacked, a number of items missing and the dog appeared injured.

The man told police a bedroom window had been left unlocked, and from the room someone stole a pair of $5,000 Tiffany earrings from a jewelry box; also stolen was a 42-inch TV valued at $1,000, a Samsung Surround sound system valued at $300, two video game consoles and assorted electronics.

The man told police that whoever stole the items “beat up” his dog; police observed the animal had scabs on the face. An animal control officer said the dog’s injuries appeared to be several weeks old and likely caused by itching from fly bites.

Southgate
Medicine stolen from pharmacy

Police are looking for three men who broke into Southgate Pharmacy, 12870 Northline Road, about 6 a.m. Oct. 3, and stole an estimated $15,000 worth of prescription medications.

After responding to the alarm, police met with the pharmacy owner and discovered pry marks on the front door and a master lock that had been cut. The owner was to provide a complete list of stolen drugs.

A video surveillance camera showed the rear of the store, and police are reviewing images of three men seen entering the building. One carried a pry bar, all three wore cloth masks and gloves. The owner said that a camera facing the front door was not operating.

Running car stolen
A man who stepped inside for two minutes fell victim to an opportunistic car thief Oct. 6 in the 15000 block of Garrison Lane.

Police were called to the apartment complex by the owner of a 2003 Pontiac Vibe valued at $3,000. The owner told police he started the car about 4 p.m. just to run the engine; his license is suspended and the vehicle had sat idle for several days.

While letting the engine run, the man said he went inside his apartment to get cigarettes, and when he came out the vehicle was missing. He told police the car was insured and that he had the only set of keys, which were in the ignition. The car’s description was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Taylor
Computer taken from house

A three-hour window of opportunity was all one thief needed to break into a house in the 15000 block of Buck Avenue Oct. 3, and steal a Dell computer valued at $2,000.

A woman told police she left home about 5:30 p.m. and returned at 8 p.m. to find the back door open and a window that appeared forced open. She told police it may have been “kids in the neighborhood,” and provided serial numbers and a description of the missing computer equipment. Police entered the details into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Coins, camping equipment stolen
A woman in the process of moving from a house in the 8200 block of Oak Avenue told police someone broke in and stole camping equipment, barbells and an estimated $300 in cash and coins.

The woman was way from the house beginning at 9 p.m. Oct. 3, and when she returned at 7 p.m. Thursday found the house in disarray and a back window open. More items may have been stolen, she told police, and she had to check the various packed boxes.

Police investigated and found no evidence of forced entry.

Trenton
Driver ignored police warning

A patrol officer observed a 1997 Ford Escort traveling on West Road near Rosewood Street at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5 with only its parking lights turned on. The officer made a traffic stop and the driver admitted that his was a restricted license, and he was driving home from work.

Although the driver did not have proof of employment as required, the officer allowed him to continue home.

Shortly before 3 a.m. the officer observed the same Escort traveling north on Fort Street, and noticed that the license plate light was not working.

The officer made a traffic stop, and observed the front seat passengers trade placed. The restricted driver admitted he was behind the wheel, but that his passenger had night blindness.

The suspect driver was taken to the police station and cited for violating a restricted license.

Wyandotte
Man allegedly assaulted outside bar

A 48-year-old Southgate man told police he had been assaulted by a patron of The Rockery bar, 1175 Eureka.

The man was bleeding from the head and appeared intoxicated when officers responded to the front of the closed bar about 2:30 a.m. Monday. He told police he got into a fight with a man, described only as white, inside the bar and they were both thrown out. Once outside, he said the man assaulted him and left.

No one else was outside the bar.

The man declined medical attention at the scene.

Woman wakes to intruders
A resident of the 3500 block of 19th awoke to find intruders in her house about 3 a.m. Oct. 7.

The woman said she heard creaking on the living room floor and opened her bedroom door to find two intruders, described only as wearing dark clothing, who then ran out the front door.

Nothing appeared to be missing but a flat screen TV had been dragged to the floor next to its stand and had fresh handprints in the dust. Two jewelry boxes were near the front door, out of place.

Officers found a garbage can overturned near an opened bathroom window, which also had fresh hand marks on it.

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