Police Blotter

Allen Park
Car damaged overnight

The front passenger side tire on a 2002 Volkwagon Beetle parked in the 14000 block of Hanfor Avenue was discovered slashed about 8:30 a.m. March 20.

The owner said he had parked it there about 2 a.m. that morning. He reported the damage about 6 p.m. that day. There are no suspects. Damage is estimated at $120.

Woman arrested after cologne theft
Drug paraphernalia was found on a 26-year-old Dearborn woman arrested March 22 after allegedly stealing seven bottles of cologne from Ulta, 3150 Fairlane Drive.

Officers arrived at the store about 8 p.m. and spoke with the woman, who said she had no wallet or identification card. She could not say how she intended to pay for the cologne she had concealed in her puse and upon performing a weapons check, officers found two used needles and a used spoon on her. According to the report, she told police she was a heroin addict.

She provided officers with a false name for which no record came up during a records check. She later told officers her real name and a records check showed outstanding felony warrants for larceny from Westland and Dearborn.

The cologne was valued at $534.

Graffiti teens caught at park
A 16-year-old Wyandotte boy was arrested March 23 after allegedly spray painting graffiti on a restroom building at Milward Park.

A park goer called about 8:30 p.m. that day to report catching five teenagers spray painting the bathroom.

He said he and his wife were walking their dog at the park when they saw the graffiti with the teens standing in front of it. He said he had been at the park the day prior and had not seen it. He yelled at the teens, who ran away, but he caught the 16-year-old and held onto him until police arrived.

The boy told police he had spray painted the bathroom. They found black and white spray paint, matching the colors on the wall, along with rubber gloves and a graffiti art book.

He was booked and held at the station and later released to his mother. A 15-year-old girl who was with him was cited for being in the park after hours and was released to her mother at the police station. Three remaining juveniles were also cited for being in the park after hours but were released at the scene.

Perfume thieves sought
Police are looking for two men who allegedly stole from Ulta 16 bottles of perfume valued at more than $1,237 about 8:30 p.m. March 23.

Store personnel reported the theft two days later. A manager said the two men, described as black and in their 30s or 40s, one 6 feet 2 inches and about 200 pounds, with a goatee, and the second about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with facial hair, came into the store and began acting suspicious in the fragrance department.

They left soon after, setting off the security alarm, and fled in a silver Pontiac Grand Prix.

Surveillance footage showed the men stealing 16 bottles of perfume.

Thief steals man’s vehicle

A man reported to police that someone stole his 2004 Chevrolet in the 13700 block of Warren between 9 and 10 p.m. March 8.

He went to the police station to file a report and said after he left his friend’s house he noticed his vehicle stolen.

The man said he had his keys with him and no one else had permission to use his vehicle. Broken glass was not found around the scene. The report did not specify further what type of vehicle was stolen.

Attempted break-in startles resident
Police spoke with a woman who reported that someone attempted to break into her apartment complex in the 4100 block of Calhoun between 9:30 and 10:15 p.m. Officers noted that the apartment door’s frame sustained damage and the deadbolt was wedged in the frame.

The woman told police she did not have any personal problems with anyone. Police also interviewed one of her neighbors, who said he did not hear any noise.

Dearborn Heights
Vehicle stolen from driveway

After someone stole a man’s black 2007 Jeep from his house in the 24600 block of Stanford March 8, he reported the crime to police March 15. The man said he parked his vehicle in his driveway and when he prepared to leave for work the next day his vehicle was gone.

The man told police that he reported the crime a week later because he thought his vehicle was impounded.

Man’s valuables stolen from house
Someone stole a man’s valuables from his house in the 25400 block of Stanford March 22. The man told police that someone went into his basement in the afternoon that day and removed valuables including tackle boxes full of tools and other miscellaneous items.

He moved into his house five months ago. No windows or doors were damaged during the break-in.

Sibling allegedly stole valuables
A man reported to police that his sister allegedly stole his shotgun, shotgun case, snowboard, boots and other items from his house in the 24700 block of Hanover about 5:50 p.m. March 25 to feed her reported drug habit.

The man told officers that she has a “drug problem” and admitted that she stole the items from him. The police report did not mention whether she would be charged.

Passenger caught with crack pipes

A faulty license-plate light on a 2001 Ford Windstar sparked a traffic stop that ended with a passenger charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Trenton Police pulled the vehicle over at 1:45 a.m. March 18 on King Road near Douglas Drive.

The 50-year-old passenger appeared to the officer to be under the influence of drugs. The 48-year-old driver told police he had only picked up the man recently near West Jefferson after he’d gotten into an argument while riding with friends and decided to walk.

The passenger told police he’d been riding around in a friend’s car “partying.” A pat down revealed a small pill bottle with white residue, which the passenger admitted was cocaine, and that he had used some a few hours earlier.

The man also had a glass crack pipe in his vest and another in his sock. He was taken to the station, booked and released on a personal recognizance bond. The driver was issued a verbal warning and released at the scene.

Lincoln Park
Burglar grabs jewelry, cash

A woman went to bed about 10 p.m. March 23, and told police that when she awoke at midnight she noticed some figurines had been knocked off a window sill, but didn’t think anything of it until the morning.

On Sunday the woman called police after discovering a hole cut in a window screen and that someone had taken a jewelry box with an estimated $2,000 worth of chains, charms and a watch. The box was on a bedroom desk, and was taken along with $150 in rolled coins.

Police collected evidence and are investigating.

Guns taken from apartment, vehicle

Police were told twice within two days of gun owners no longer in possession of their firearms.

On March 20 a woman said that a Springfield 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun was missing from her apartment in the 16700 block of Quarry Road.

The woman told police that she had been letting a family friend stay in the apartment, but he suddenly left on March 15 and she had not heard from him since. Five days later she went to show another friend the pistol and discovered it was no longer in its lock box. Police are investigating and entered the weapon into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

On March 21, a man told police that his Springfield handgun — caliber and model undisclosed — had been stolen from its case that was last seen in the back of his vehicle. The man told police he had most recently taken the weapon to a firing range three weeks earlier. The weapon was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Burglar loots house

A woman had only been away from home for about four hours on March 22, but when she returned at 3 p.m. realized that one or more burglars had “looted” her house after gaining entrance through an unlocked garage door.

The woman told police she’d left at 11 a.m. to pick her father up from the hospital. Officers saw no signs of forced entry and the woman said she’d left a garage-entry door open.

The woman was uncertain how much was taken as the garage and several rooms had been looted. A complete list of tools, jewelry and electronics was expected.

Wallet missing

A wallet containing credit cards and $150 in cash was discovered missing from a house in the 14900 block of Shenendoah March 21, minutes after a visitor left the house.

About 8 p.m. that day the couple were visited by the mother of seven children who were residing with the couple after recently being taken from their mother’s custody by Child Protective Services. A fight broke out when the woman allegedly accused the couple of “trying to steal” her children, and the husband asked her to leave at about 9 p.m. After she left, they realized the wife’s wallet, which had been sitting near an ash tray the visitor used, was missing.

Items missing from garage

Tools and equipment valued at several thousand dollars was stolen from a garage in the 800 block of Fifth Street sometime before 5:30 p.m. March 23.

About that time, the residents, who together own a car care business, discovered the items missing. The garage was locked and its overheard door was opened with a garage door opener, which was still inside the house. It is unknown how entry was gained.

The couple said they had not been inside the garage for more than a month.

Attempted break-in leads to hospital visit
A man was transported to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital about 10:30 a.m. March 23 after displaying confusion during an alleged attempted break-in.

According to the report, the 55-year-old Detroit man knocked on the door of a house in the 4000 block of Quarry about that time to ask its inhabitant if he could help him “start a stranger’s car.”

He then went toward the resident’s car and attempted to break into it with a screwdriver. The man yelled at him that he would call police and the Detroit man walked away.

When officers responded, the man seemed confused and had several prescribed psychotropic drugs on him. He did not know the date, year, or who the current U.S. president was.

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