Police Blotter

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Allen Park
Drunken driver arrested

Officers observed a vehicle traveling west on Interstate-94 swerve twice from the center lane into the left lane about midnight Sept. 27. Police said the driver appeared to be intoxicated and initiated a traffic stop near the Oakwood Boulevard exit.

The driver said she was trying to take her shoes off and swerved. As she handed officers her identification, she told them her license was suspended. According to reports, there was an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and police conducted a field sobriety test. Police said the driver did not pass three sobriety tests and was given a preliminary breath test, which registered a .128 percent blood alcohol content. In Michigan, the legal limit is .08.

A check into the Law Enforcement Information Network showed her license was suspended into 2014 and had three previous alcohol-related driving offenses. The vehicle was impounded and the woman was arrested.

30 tires stolen from truck
A vehicle parked at Belle Tire, 1000 Enterprise Drive, was broken into about 7 a.m. Sept. 25. The owner of the vehicle told police he arrived around 1:30 a.m. with his vehicle loaded with tires. He planned on staying parked in the docking bay, the man said, until the facility opened.

The owner said he fell asleep in the cab of the truck and woke up around 7:30 a.m. and discovered the lock on the trailer was cut “clean off.” He reported 30 tires missing from the vehicle. Police said the broken lock was lying on the ground in the loading bay. There were no witnesses or suspects at press time.

Dearborn
Vehicle stolen

Police responded to a report of a stolen light green 2006 Ford Escape from the 22000 block of Park about 8 a.m. Sept. 27.

The victim told police that the vehicle had been parked in the driveway overnight and that he did not hear or see anything suspicious. He also showed them the keys and said that the vehicle had been locked.

The victim said that a GPS unit, a couple of his canes and his handicap parking sticker were inside the vehicle at the time of the theft.

Police searched the area and did not find any broken glass or anything of evidentiary value.

No suspect information was available.

Wheels taken from vehicle
A woman exiting her house to go to work discovered her vehicle on landscaping blocks and all four wheels missing in the 6000 block of Reuter just after 7 a.m. Oct. 1.

The woman said the black 2013 Ford Edge was last seen in the driveway with all four wheels about 4:15 a.m.

When she noticed the theft, she searched the rest of the vehicle and discovered that the rear passenger side window had been shattered and that wheel lock key had been removed from the glove box.

Police searching the area discovered that the landscaping blocks used were taken from the yard of the first house south of the victim.

The victim did not report hearing anything suspicious.

Dearborn Heights
Items stolen from vehicle

Police were called to investigate a larceny from an automobile in the 26000 block of Timber Trail Drive just before 2 p.m. Sept. 29.

The victim told police that his white Ford Ranger truck had been parked in the driveway about 6 p.m. the previous night but that he had forgotten to lock the vehicle’s doors. When he later exited his house he observed the driver’s side door ajar.

A search of the interior showed that all of his change, which he reported as about $20 and the spare keys to his other vehicle were missing.

Police searched the vehicle and did not observe any pry marks or broken glass.

No suspect information was available.

House broken into
A women arriving home from work discovered her front door wide open and called police to the 25000 block of Lila Lane just before 5 p.m. Sept. 27.

Officers arrived and discovered that a rear kitchen window had been forced open and that the rear door frame was damaged and had many pry marks where the intruder had unsuccessfully tried to gain entry.

A search of the house showed that many drawers, closets and cabinets had been ransacked and searched, but the only items reported missing were the victim’s jewelry and a box containing an unknown amount of keys.

Police found a clear plastic hanger in the house that the victim stated did not belong to her.

The victim told police that she did not know who would have broken into the house.

Lincoln Park
Woman robbed in bar lot

Police are looking for a man and woman accused of assaulting and robbing a woman in the parking lot of a bar.

The woman told police she’d been at Blue Iguana, 3456 Fort St., and about 2 a.m. Sunday walked outside to get her purse from her vehicle. She was punched in the face by a woman and then assaulted by both the woman and a man. She said the two then left, but told police she “doesn’t remember certain details of the incident because she had been drinking.”

The woman’s purse had been turned in and was recovered the next day at the bar, minus identification and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The attackers were described as a white woman in her mid-20s and a white man in his mid-20s. Police noted descriptions of the suspects and are investigating.

Melvindale
Man breaks in to use bathroom

Police respond to a complaint of a break-in in the 19500 block of Henry Avenue about 6:20 p.m. Oct. 1. The homeowner told police someone entered the house through the front window in an attempt to use the bathroom.

The unknown person never made it to the toilet, the man said, and defecated on the bathroom floor. Police said there was a trail from the base of the toilet to the bathroom door. The house was vacant at the time of the break-in. Police said there was no fingerprints left on the window and no witnesses were present during the incident.

Veteran found wandering
A suspicious man was seen walking in the 17000 block of Dix Avenue near Leo Street around 3:10 a.m. Oct. 1. Police stopped the man because he did not have on a shirt or pants. When questioned, police said the man was disorientated and asked for their help.

The man said he believed he was in Ohio and was sleeping place to place in cardboard boxes. He had been working odd jobs around the city for money, police said, and was a war veteran. Police took the man to Oakwood Hospital and he voluntarily admitted himself.

Riverview
Man assaulted at local bar

A man walked into the Riverview Police Department and filed a complaint about a previous altercation at JDubs Bar, 12580 Sibley Road, around 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19. He said he was assaulted by two men in the bar between midnight and 1 a.m.

The man told police one man approached him and punched him in the head, then another man punched him shortly after. He noted that there was nothing his friends or he did to provoke the men.

Police said the man suffered swelling and bruising to his left eye and a small cut on his forehead. The victim’s account of the incident was very brief, police said, but he provided them with names of witnesses and the believed attackers.

The witnesses supported the man’s claim that one suspect approached him, hit him, and was escorted out of the building by a bouncer, police said, and the second suspect walked up and began to hit the man. Police contacted the suspects as well, and they denied hitting the victim, but did confirm they were at the bar during the time of the fight.

Police are still investigating and no charges have been filed at press time.

Break-in at apartment complex
Police responded to a complaint involving a break-in at Royal Woods Apartments in the 13100 block of Sibley Road, about 6:20 p.m. after a woman returned to find her front door had been forcefully opened Sept. 22. The woman told police she and her children left the apartment about an hour before the incident occured.

Police conducted a search of the apartment and found no one inside. It appeared that whoever broke into the apartment did not take or move anything in the apartment, police said, and they left through a rear sliding door.

Officers reported there was obvious damage to the door, the lower door knob’s locking plate and that a two-inch section of the door broke off, but there was no damage to the frame. The woman told police she yelled to her children to hurry up because they were leaving.

She said she believed a neighbor or passerby could have heard her yelling to them and broke into the apartment. Currently, there are no suspects or witnesses to the incident. The estimated cost to replace the door is $300.

Southgate
Police search for garage burglars

A resident of the 15000 block of Drysdale told investigators he’d heard about a rash of thefts from sheds and garages on the street last month, but hadn’t thought about it until Sept. 26 when he wanted to split some wood and found both of his chain saws were missing.

Police responded shortly before noon to the call, and noted that they’d taken several reports two weeks earlier of similar larcenies.

The man told police that missing items included the chain saws, a drill set, battery charger, leaf blowers and other tools. Police checked for signs of forced entry and are investigating.

Truck stolen from drive
A man told police that a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup truck he’d been using was stolen sometime between Sept. 25 and 28.

Police responded shortly after noon to a call from the 13000 block of Veronica. The man said he’d been driving his friend’s truck, which was paid for and all keys were accounted for, and had parked it next to the house Friday night.

Police took note of the vehicle’s description to be entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Taylor
Unlocked door leads to stolen goods

An apartment renter left home for less than hour to walk his son to school Monday, but during that time he told police someone took more than $2,000 worth of electronics.

Police responded to the 16000 block of Weddell at 8:30 a.m. The man told investigators he left at 7:45 a.m., but that his son may not have closed the apartment door all the way to engage the lock. He returned and saw the door slightly open, and that a 55-inch TV, PlayStation 3, videogames and a laptop computer were missing.

Police checked for evidence, noted information about the merchandise and are investigating.

Trenton
Card used for fraudulent purchases

Police are investigating the use of a Trenton woman’s credit card to purchase nearly $1,500 worth of prepaid Visa cards.

A woman told police Sept. 28 that she had been notified by her bank that $1,480.36 had been charged on her bank credit card at a Walmart in Commerce Township. The woman cancelled the card with the bank, and police are reviewing, along with Walmart security staff, surveillance video of the purchase.

Wyandotte
Property damage

Officers responded to a damage complaint in the 1100 block of Chestnut around 11:35 p.m. Sept. 29. The victim told police her driver’s window was smashed sometime during the night. She said the vehicle was parked on the street the previous afternoon with the window intact.

Police located a small point of impact at the bottom portion of the window and said a “BB” or similar projectile was used to damage the vehicle. They could not locate a suspect and no witnesses were present.

(Compiled by Gabriel Goodwin, James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)