Police Blotter

Allen Park
Glass vase thrown during argument

Police officers were called to the Downriver ENT, P.C. clinic, 14575 Southfield Road, after a woman began arguing with another patient in the waiting room about 3:50 p.m. Oct. 30. A witness told police the woman was not a patient, but was waiting for her husband and became upset with someone in the waiting room before she started yelling and using foul language.

The witness asked the woman to either leave or wait outside until her husband was seen by a doctor. The woman settled down briefly, the witness said, before the woman became argumentative with her.

The woman was said to continue screaming, then picked up a glass vase and threw it through an open partition. The witness said she had to move to avoid the vase and wanted to pursue charges against the woman. The woman left the premises before police arrived.

Lost man arrested for drunken driving
A man was arrested for drunken driving after being stopped for a cracked tail light on I-75 near Goddard Road about 2:10 a.m. Oct. 25. The man told police he was on his way to Lincoln Park, but he had passed both of the city’s exits.

He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, police said, because his eyes were red and his speech was slurred. He admitted to having five drinks within a two-hour period and was given field sobriety tests. Police said the man could not say the whole alphabet or correctly count backward between 85 and 70.

Police officers gave the man a preliminary breath test, which resulted in a .17 blood alcohol content. The legal limit in Michigan is .08. He was arrested for drunken driving and processed at the police department. A check into the Law Enforcement Information Network notified police the driver’s license was suspended because of another traffic offense and he currently had misdemeanor warrants from three other cities and the Michigan State Police.

The man refused to take a second breath test, so police obtained a warrant to test his blood. He was taken to Midwest Medical Center in Dearborn where the medical staff took his blood. He was taken back to the station and placed in a detoxification cell and charged for the blood draw. He was held at the department on a $600 bond.

Man tries to sneak items under gate
Home Depot loss prevention officers detained a man about 5:10 p.m. Oct. 24 after witnessing him load a shopping cart and walk out the building. The loss prevention officers said the man walked into the store, began to fill some orange buckets with saw blades and drill bits, then place the buckets in a shopping cart.

They told police he walked the cart to a locked gate in the garden center, took the buckets out, then started shoving the items under an emergency exit. The loss prevention officers made contact with the man, identified themselves, and handcuffed him until police arrived.

Police took custody of the man and processed him for the attempted theft. He was charged with first degree theft. The value of the 10 items taken was $210.30.

Man arrested for driving with a suspended license

Police arrested a man for driving with a suspended license, driving with no insurance and for having an improper license plate near the intersection of Law and South Military just before 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4.

An officer on patrol observed a black Plymouth Breeze turn south on Sylvan from Cherry Hill. A check of the license plate indicated that it was registered to a 1997 Ford vehicle.

The officer pursued the vehicle and watched the driver park it along the curb on the south side of Law just west of Military and exit it on foot toward Military.

The driver initiated a traffic stop and approached the driver, who identified himself and told the officer that he had exited the vehicle because he knew that he didn’t have a driver’s license and that he shouldn’t have been driving.

A check of the man’s record revealed several current suspensions and two prior suspension convictions.

The man was arrested, handcuffed and transported to the police station, where he was booked without incident.

Man passes out in vehicle, arrested for drunken driving
Police were called to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Sunoco, 3525 S. Telegraph, at 2:25 a.m. Nov. 3.

Officers arrived and observed the vehicle in question, a blue 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, facing west in the lot and still running. They approached and saw a man who appeared to be sleeping in the driver’s seat with his head resting on his arm.

As the officers approached the vehicle the driver woke up and acted confused and disoriented by his surroundings. The officers opened the door, turned off the ignition and began a conversation with the man, noting that he spoke with slurred speech, had watery eyes and smelled very strongly of intoxicants. They also reported that the man, in answering their questions, was incoherent and very difficult to understand.

The man told the officers that he was drunk and that he had had “a lot” to drink, but couldn’t be more specific. He was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He then agreed to take a breath test to determine his blood alcohol level, which registered at .15 percent, nearly double the legal limit of 0.08 percent in Michigan.

After the man was arrested, the officers spoke to an employee at the gas station, who said the vehicle had pulled into the lot and made him suspicious because it was running but no one exited it. He said that after it sat in the lot for awhile he approached it and observed the driver asleep behind the wheel, so he called the police.

Dearborn Heights
Home invaded, items stolen

Officers were called to investigate a home invasion that occurred in the 8000 block of Riverdale just after 2 a.m. Nov. 4.

The victim told police that nobody was inside the house between 1 p.m. and 2 a.m. and that when she returned to the house she observed the back door propped wide open. She then searched the grounds before calling the police.

Police officers arrived and searched the property, noting damage to a door jamb inside the house. They also discovered matted down grass between the back door of the house and a fence in the backyard. Officers were unable to determine if the grass was matted by an intruder entering or leaving the house.

The victim told police that after her search of the house she determined that the only items missing were a Sony laptop and Vizio tablet from the basement and a Samsung Smart TV from the living room. A keyboard that connected to the TV was also taken.

No suspect information was available.

Wheels taken from vehicle
A resident exiting his house at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 5 discovered that all four wheels from his vehicle had been stolen in the 6400 block of Highview.

Police arrived at the house and spoke with the victim, who said he had parked his maroon 2013 Ford Explorer in the driveway about 11 p.m. the previous night.

About 6:30 a.m., his son exited the house and left in another vehicle. The son did not report anything suspicious and told police that he observed the wheels still on the Explorer.

When the victim left the house just over an hour later he discovered that the wheels were missing and the vehicle was on bricks.

The victim told police that he did not hear or see anything suspicious overnight, but reported that two days before he had seen a teenage boy riding a bicycle stop on the sidewalk and observe his vehicle for a few minutes before riding away.

Police are investigating the incident.

Lincoln Park
Stolen car recovery results in added warrant arrests

Police spotted a 1987 red Plymouth station wagon with a broken tail light traveling north on Fort Street shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday, and subsequent checks with the Law Enforcement Information Network revealed a host of issues for both car and driver.

After first determining from the license plate that the car had been reported stolen, police activated lights for a traffic stop. The 51-year-old driver initially ignored the lights, as well as the siren, and kept driving on Fort before turning east on Visger then north on Deacon before turning onto and stopping on Omaha.

The driver was ordered out of the vehicle, and further investigation revealed active warrants from Wayne County Circuit Court for probation violation, a district court warrant and that his license had been suspended.

He was taken into custody and warrants were sought for fleeing and eluding police.

Trailer stolen from business
A custom-built 2011 trailer valued at $6,000 was reported stolen from a parking lot on Dix sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police responded to a call from the 3300 block of Dix, where a woman said her 15-foot enclosed trailer that had been parked to advertise her business had been stolen. The trailer is black with a vehicle ramp and wench.

A description of the trailer was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network. Police checked for evidence and are investigating.

Air compressors stolen from garage

Two air compressors were taken during a break-in of a garage in the 17100 block of Flora Avenue between Oct. 30 and Nov. 4.

Police officers responded to the call about 8:50 p.m. Nov. 4 and spoke to the homeowner. He told police the thief entered the garage sometime between Oct. 30 and his complaint. He did not file a damage complaint because it appeared no one gained access to the garage.

Police said they found that the intruder actually pried at and cut around the handle of the sliding garage door to gain access. The homeowner said he did not enter his garage between the incident and when he made the complaint, but called police when he noticed the compressors were missing.

Man admits to possessing crack cocaine, heroin
During their patrol, police officers observe a vehicle, with a headlight out, traveling east on Oakwood Boulevard near Dix Avenue about 10:16 p.m. Nov. 4 and initiated a traffic stop.

Police officers ran a check through the Law Enforcement Information Network and found the driver’s license was suspended because of prior traffic violations. Police detained him for driving with the suspended license and searched him.

They found paraphernalia that resembled a crack pipe on the driver and conducted a vehicle search. The driver told police they would find four packets of crack cocaine in the vehicle and a packet of heroin on the driver’s side floor board.

Officers located the crack cocaine and another pipe. The driver said the drugs and paraphernalia were his, but he was driving his girlfriend’s vehicle. The girlfriend was present and told police she was from Ohio. She said she knew the driver for about two years, and they meet up to do drugs and have sex.

The driver was arrested and charged with possessing the crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license. The girlfriend was released, but the vehicle was impounded.

Nothing taken during break-in

A woman called police about 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26 to report her house was broken into. She told police they left her house, in the 17800 block of Devonshire, about 10:45 a.m. to get breakfast with her mother, and when they returned they found a door open.

She went in the house to see if anything was taken and said the house had been ransacked but nothing seemed to be missing. The woman’s husband told police there was video surveillance equipment installed at the house and he would check the feed.

Police were told, by the husband, that whoever broke into the house shut off the surveillance equipment, so he could not give them any information about the suspects.

Purse taken from Taco Bell
Police were called to Taco Bell, 18718 Fort St., after a woman said her daughter’s purse may have been stolen from the restuarant. The woman said she and her two daughters were eating lunch around 3:30 p.m. and left about a half hour later.

One of her daughters realized she left her purse on a chair, she said, and they went back to look for it. The woman told police they were unable to locate it and employees said no one turned it in.

Police said the employees did not have access to the video surveillance system and called the store supervisor. The supervisor said she would review the footage and give a copy to police. The woman told police the purse contained a $300 pair of eyeglasses and an $160 MP3 player.

Smash-and-grab reported

A man who left his SUV in a medical center parking lot for 20 minutes returned to discover the vehicle had been vandalized and a $500 navigation system stolen.

Police responded to the call from the 15000 block of North Line Road at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators noted broken glass near and inside a 2009 Dodge Ram, and the dashboard ripped had been ripped apart. A Premium navigation system was missing. Police checked for evidence and are investigating.

Trailer stolen from driveway
A trailer worth nearly $4,000 containing an aluminum break was reported stolen at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 2.

Police responded to the 13000 block of Chestnut, where the vehicle owners said someone had driven away with the trailer and equipment.

Police checked for evidence and are investigating.

Motel check discovers stolen truck

A patrol officer’s inquiry about an unoccupied Ford F-150 in the parking lot of Trenton Motor Inn, 2711 Veterans Parkway, resulted in a man’s arrest for possessing a stolen vehicle.

Police spotted the grey pickup truck about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 30. A check with the Law Enforcement Information Network revealed that the license plate was registered to a 1998 Ford pickup truck; officers realized the truck was newer, and the vehicle identification number was connected to a 2007 Ford that was reported stolen in Huron Township a week earlier. Dispatch confirmed that the truck was bought at auction by a Greenville Ford dealership, which reported it stolen.

After waiting to see if anyone would attempt to drive the truck, police spoke with the motel manager, who identified the truck as having been driven by a guest who’d been staying at the motel for a few days. The manager agreed to attempt contact with the guest, and when no one answered the door the manager let police into the room.

Inside they observed a 27-year-old man either passed out or unconscious, “lying on his back with his pants down around his ankles,” according to police reports. A set of Ford vehicle keys were on the night stand.

Police awakened the man, who claimed he had been allowed use of the vehicle. Told that the truck had been reported stolen, the man, “simply put his head down.”

Also on the night stand police found a box filled with drug paraphernalia including a syringe and crack pipe.

The man was taken into custody pending charges.

Robbery victim fights back

A man called police around 11:50 p.m. Nov. 3 after being assaulted by two men. He told police he was driving on 14th St. about 9 p.m. when a vehicle pulled beside him. The occupants made it seem like there was a problem with his vehicle, he said, and he exited his vehicle.

He said the two men turned their vehicle around, got out and approached him like they wanted to help. That is when, police said, the man was hit by one of the men. The victim believed he may have gone unconscious, but said the men began to go through his pockets and pull at his necklace.

One attacker, he said, had his keys, but he was able to get them back and hit the attacker with them. Police said the two attackers got back in their car and fled. The man said he was missing $10.

The man described one of the attackers as a white man in his late teens or early 20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with close-cut hair and wearing a grey Michael Jordan hooded sweatshirt. The other attacker was described as a white man in his late teens or early 20s, 5 feet 11 tall, with short hair and wearing a red Aeropostale hooded sweatshirt.

Woman arrested after yelling at cars
Police officers observed a woman screaming profanities at passing vehicles and pedestrians while walking north on Fort Street near Goddard about 8:40 p.m. Monday. The woman was walking on the wrong side of the road, police said, causing a traffic hazard and disrupting the flow of business for a nearby restaurant.

She crossed the median and approached the opposite side of the street, police said, while continuously yelling more profanities at passing vehicles. Police said she was highly intoxicated because she could not maintain balance.

As officers approached, she asked what their problem was. The officers arrested the woman for her conduct and transported her to the station. She continued to be irate and animated, police said, and was given a preliminary breath test, which registered at .19, more than twice the legal limit of .08 in Michigan.

She was fingerprinted, processed, and put in a holding cell.

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