Police Blotter

Allen Park
Mirror stolen

A resident of the 9000 block of Park Avenue reported about 9 a.m. April 13 that his driver’s-side mirror was stolen off his vehicle parked outside of his house.

He said the theft occurred sometime between 3 and 8 a.m. that day.

No other damage was found to the vehicle, information for which was not provided.

Gun found with drunken driver
A 35-year-old Lincoln Park man was arrested April 10 after officers found an unregistered .38-caliber revolver in his car during a traffic stop on Southfield Road near Allen Road.

About 4 a.m. that day, officers stopped the man’s 2013 Dodge Durango after it swerved between lanes and bumped a curb.

The driver appeared to be intoxicated and told police he had just come from a nearby sports bar. He failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath alcohol content reading of 0.12 percent. The legal limit for driving in Michigan is 0.08 percent.

The loaded gun was found in the trunk. When asked about it, the man told police he was a registered gun owner, but denied having a gun in the car. Later, he told him he knew it was in the car and had bought it but had not registered it.

Man arrested for return fraud
A 40-year-old River Rouge man was arrested about 2:30 p.m. April 10 after allegedly attempting to return merchandise from Home Depot, 3163 Fairlane, that he had not purchased.

The store’s loss prevention officer saw the man load a lumber cart with 10 sheets of plywood and two boxes of screws, valued together at $242.15, and head to the checkout register, where he attempted to return the items for a refund.

Motor home vandalized
A motor home stored in the parking lot of Reliable Auto Service, 1720 Ecorse, was discovered vandalized about 9 a.m. Monday.

The owner said he stores his motor home in the business’ parking lot and about that time discovered the driver’s-side window smashed out and driver’s-side door lock punched out. Several items were missing from inside and the kitchen cabinets had been damaged.

He said he had last checked on it two days prior.

There were no suspects or witnesses.

Lincoln stolen while owner on job

A 2012 Lincoln MKS was stolen from the 4700 block of Schaefer sometime on April 13 before 8:30 a.m.

The victim discovered the theft when returning to his car after finishing his shift at work.

He told police that a bag he had in the backseat was left in the parking space but his wallet, credit cards and work identifications and equipment that were in the vehicle were missing.

There was no broken glass on the ground but the vehicle was equipped with an electronic key and keypad entry on the door. The victim said that he usually left the key hidden in the car while working and used the keypad to enter it.

Security cameras were present, but only management had access to play the video.

Neighbor stops break-in
An attempted larceny from an automobile was stopped on the 1800 block of North York on about 7:15 a.m. April 13.

A witness saw two suspects approach his neighbor’s 2008 Dodge Avenger carrying a jack and what appeared to be a tire iron. The suspects placed the jack under the drivers side front wheel and were beginning to lift up the car when the witness confronted him.

The witness said that they told him they were fixing the car. The suspects then lowered the car and went to silver 4-door vehicle parked on Doxtator east of North York and fled eastbound. The witness then called the police.

No damage was found on the vehicle and no evidence was left behind.

Dearborn Heights
Zephyr stolen while warming up

A white 2006 Lincoln Zephyr was stolen from the 26000 block of Sims at 7 a.m. April 8.

The victim told police that he had started the vehicle to warm it up and went back into his house. When he went back outside the vehicle was gone. He said that he had been in the house for about five minutes before discovering the theft.

The vehicle has three University of Michigan stickers in the lower right on the rear window.

No suspect information is available.

Cell phone stolen
A cell phone was stolen from a locker at the Hype Athletics, 23302 W. Warren, between 7 and 8 p.m. April 9

The mother of the victim told police that her son had put the phone along with other property into a locker in the men’s locker room. Upon returning about an hour later he discovered that the phone was missing.

Employees at the center were informed and advised the mother of the victim that security cameras would be reviewed if possible.

Apple Inc. also was contacted in an attempt to have the location of the phone tracked.

No suspect information is available.

Cash taken in burglary

About $150 worth of coins stashed in a beer-bottle bank were taken from a home in the 14000 block of Agnes after someone gained entry by breaking a window.

Police responded shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday when a man reported that, sometime after he’d left for work that morning, someone smashed a bedroom window with a rock. Missing from a bedroom were the coin bank and money. The man was not certain what else might have been taken.

Police may have identified a suspect, based on the man’s statement and a neighbor who witnessed a young man in his early 20s wandering around the house several times that day. Police are investigating.

Basement storage unit looted
A woman living in an apartment in the 13000 block of Strathcona told police that more than $2,000 worth of clothing and holiday decorations were stolen from the basement storage unit of her building.

Police took the report Monday, and the woman said she had last seen the unit’s contents early this year. A padlock she had used to secure the storage area was missing.

Lincoln Park
Teen taken in for bike theft

Police took into custody a 17-year-old boy who admitted taking a bicycle because he “wanted to get home faster.”

Police were called to the 1300 block of Champaign 7:30 p.m. Monday by two men who first witnessed then detained the teenager. The men had been at a church meeting and noticed the boy outside near several bicycles. The men said the teen walked by the area several times within a few minutes before grabbing a bicycle — which the men knew was not his — and riding off.

The men chased the teen in a vehicle, where he left the bike behind on Fort Park near Richmond before running toward London.

The men confronted the teen, who admitted to them and then to police investigators that he had stolen the bicycle. He didn’t have one, he said, and wanted to get home sooner.

The bicycle was returned to the owner at the church, and the teen taken into custody. He is scheduled to be charged next month in 25th District Court.

Break-in nets laptop
Police responded to a reported burglary Monday at 10 p.m. where a man said someone broke into his home in the 1600 block of Grant Avenue.

The man said he’d left home shortly after noon, and when he returned that evening noticed that a kitchen window had been smashed, and that whoever broke in had left through the rear door. The man said that a $200 laptop computer and assorted electronics were taken.

Police are investigating.

Equipment stolen from middle school

A microphone receiver was discovered missing from Seitz Middle School, 17800 Kennebec, about 9 a.m. April 10.

The school’s director of operations said it had last been seen about 2 p.m. the day prior. Several employees had access to the area where it was stored. There are no witnesses.

Fight leads to arrest of minor
A 20-year-old man was arrested April 11 after a fight outside of a house in the 17100 block of Matthews.

About 8 p.m. that night, officers responded to the house, where the shirtless 20-year-old man was “swinging fists” at his brother.

The brother told police he went to the house when the man’s girlfriend called to say her boyfriend was “drunk and unruly” and needed to be calmed down.

The man said he had been drinking and “passed out for a couple of hours” when he came to, he said he discovered his girlfriend had drawn on him with a marker and painted his fingers and toes with nail polish.

The homeowner said the man woke up “enraged” and a fight broke out when his brother showed up to calm him down.

The man admitted to drinking and registered a 0.20 percent on a preliminary breath test, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving for adults 21 and over in Michigan.

He was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol and for an outstanding warrant for the same offense from Allen Park.

Vacationers return to broken-into house

A man and his wife told police April 10 that sometime during the past week his home in the 2400 block of Edgemont had been entered by would-be thieves.

The man said that sometime after they left for vacation last month someone pried open a rear window.

The man was not certain how much or if anything of value was taken.

Traffic stop ends with arrest
A patrol officer arrested a felon wanted out of Lincoln Park after making what began as a routine traffic stop.

Police observed a green Lincoln weaving in traffic on northbound Fort Street shortly before 9 p.m. April 13. After the car crossed the fog line three times, the officer pulled the driver over near Fort and West.

The car’s passenger, who admitted he’d been trying to roll a joint on the seat, immediately informed the officer that there was a warrant for his arrest on charges of burglary and disorderly conduct in Lincoln Park.

Police and K-9 Truax located and identified marijuana on the seats and in the glove box.

The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and released. The passenger was taken to the police station pending release to Lincoln Park officers.

Police respond to misunderstood noise
A woman living in an apartment in the 3300 block of Van Horn Road called police to investigate a possible assault about 10:30 p.m. April 9.

Police investigated the noises the woman heard from the apartment above hers. That apartment’s door was opened by a man and woman wearing only bath towels. Both were cooperative, police reported, as they explained that they had not been fighting nor had there been any assault. They had been taking a shower and, the woman said, “may have been a little loud.”

Police left after the couple said they’d be quieter for the remainder of the night.

Motorcycle missing

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle was discovered missing from in front of a house in the 100 block of of Park Lane about 9:30 a.m. April 14.

The man had last seen the motorcycle, valued at $10,000, about 6 p.m. the day prior. Its handlebars had been locked and a protective cover had been on it. The cover was found at the scene.

Guest suspected in theft
A man said he suspects a woman he took back to his house from a nearby bar April 7 took his laptop computer.

About 9:30 a.m. that day, the man, a resident of the 3500 block of 19th, called to report finding his laptop computer missing.

The night before, he said he spent time at a Southgate bar. There he met a woman, described as black, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 130 pounds and wearing a long tan coat, who said her name was Nicole. He invited her to his house and drove her there, where they talked for awhile before he drove her back to the bar, where she phoned for a ride home.

He said the woman never took off the long coat the entire time they were together.

He said the woman is the only one who could have taken the computer, which apparently contains information about clients at his place of employment.

He was advised to report the theft to the company’s Human Resources and Security departments and perform periodic credit report screenings.

(Compiled by James Mitchell, Bob Oliver and Andrea Poteet.)