Police Blotter


Detroit man arrested for warrant

A 28-year-old Detroit man was arrested for an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Brady just after 10 p.m. April 26.

An officer patrolling on Michigan observed a white Pontiac Grand Am traveling with a burnt out license plate light and initiated a traffic stop. The officer approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who presented his driver’s license but said he did not have his proof of insurance with him. A passenger in the vehicle also presented the officer with his identification.

A check of the vehicle occupants showed that the passenger was wanted for a warrant from Wayne County Circuit Court for delivering marijuana. The passenger was removed from the vehicle before being arrested, handcuffed, searched and secured in the patrol vehicle.

The driver was cited for having defective equipment on his vehicle and for not having valid insurance before being released at the scene.

Man cited for reckless driving
A resident was cited for reckless driving and had his vehicle impounded following a traffic stop at the intersection of Ford and Chase Road at 7 p.m. April 27.

An officer waiting at a red traffic signal at Ford and Schaefer observed a gold Chevrolet Trailblazer disregard the traffic signal and run the light at approximately 80 mph. The officer pursued the vehicle and reported that it continued at a high rate of speed and made multiple lane changes without signaling before disregarding a second red light at Ford and Horger. The officer followed the vehicle at 80 mph with the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights engaged until the driver pulled over at Ford and Chase.

After being removed from his vehicle, the driver said he was driving home after a long day of work and acknowledged that what he was doing was “stupid.” A check of the man showed that he had no outstanding warrants against him and a search of the vehicle did not turn up any contraband materials. The officer cited the man for reckless driving and instructed him to contact the 19th District Court within 14 days for the incident.

The man was then released at the scene and his vehicle was towed away and impounded.

Dearborn Heights
Items stolen from house

A man returning from a friend’s house called police just before 11 a.m. April 24 after discovering that several items had been stolen from his residence in the 7000 block of North Charlesworth.

The victim told police he left to visit a friend about 1:30 a.m. and had locked and secured the house before exiting. When he returned at 10:30 a.m. he discovered that two video game consoles and several pieces of jewelry were missing from various rooms in the house.

Officers arrived and searched the premises but did not report finding any obvious signs of forced entry. Nothing of evidentiary value was found at the scene either.

The victim said he believed the thieves entered through a bathroom window but officers reported that based on the size of the window and the lack of disturbance to surroundings outside the window entry was probably made somewhere else on the house.

Trailer stolen
Police responded to a report of a stolen trailer from a house in the 4000 block of Edgewood just before 8:30 a.m. April 26.

The victim said he had borrowed the black, enclosed trailer from his father-in-law and had parked it in the driveway of the house overnight. The victim said he had last observed the trailer in the driveway at 1:30 a.m. and that he did not hear or see anything suspicious overnight. When he exited the house at 8 a.m. he discovered that the trailer was missing.

The victim said he called his father-in-law, who said he had not retrieved the trailer, and then called police. Police checked the driveway and surrounding neighborhood but did not locate the trailer.

The victim said at the time of his complaint that he did not have an exact inventory of what was in the trailer but that he would complete it and notify police when he had it.

No suspect information was available.

Lincoln Park
Woman awoken by intruder

Police are looking for a man who entered a woman’s home in the 1000 block of Ford Boulevard in either an attempted burglary or assault.

According to police reports, a woman was asleep when she heard her bedroom door shut at 4 a.m. April 27. She saw a man about 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build, wearing dark clothes and a dark mask. The man unplugged her television, pulled the blanket off her and reportedly said, “I have a gun, be quiet.”

The woman said she did not see a gun, but she screamed “No” and began making noise. The man then walked out of the bedroom and out the front door. The woman then closed the front door and called police.

Responding officers said the television was plugged in when they arrived. The woman said she had re-inserted the plug after the man left. She believed that one of her two sons had left the front door unlocked, and police found no evidence of forced entry.

Police attempted a K-9 track, but no scent was discovered beyond the street.

Nothing appeared to have been stolen.

Four teens caught looting business
Police responded promptly to a breaking-and-entering report from Community Care, 1561 Fort St., and found four teenagers inside who had broken into the rehabilitation complex.

An alarm sounded about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, that someone had entered the business. Responding officers first noticed a damaged rear entry door and pry marks near the door lock.

Inside police located four teenage suspects, who were transported to the police station. One of the four, a 17-year-old Allen Park resident, was determined to have an outstanding warrant from the Wayne County Youth Home. Parents of the other suspects were notified and summoned to the station for pickup.

Nothing appeared to have been stolen from the business, and police expected to follow up with the facility director.

Thieves smash windows, steal from vehicles

Police are investigating two recent larcenies from vehicles in which windows were smashed and valuables stolen.

At 4:30 p.m. April 25 a customer parked near Office Max, 15250 Dix-Toledo, and returned to his Ford van about 30 minutes later to discover a smashed window and stolen laptop.

A witness in the parking lot told police he’d seen a 1990s Chevy pickup truck idling near the vandalized vehicle. When the witness stepped out of his car for a closer look at the damage, the truck took off “at a high rate of speed,” according to police reports.

The owner of the van told police that he’d only purchased the Dell laptop computer — valued at $400 — the day before.

Police gathered evidence including the laptop’s serial number and license plate of the suspect truck, and are investigating.

At 8 a.m. Tuesday, the owner of a vehicle parked in his driveway in the 16000 block of Rosedale after returning from work at about 6 a.m., and when his wife went to take their children to school shortly before 8 a.m. she discovered a smashed driver’s side window. The man told police that his wallet and a $700 pair of Kicker speakers were missing. Police are investigating.

Tools taken from garage

Nearly $3,000 worth of tools were reported stolen from a man’s garage sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Police responded to the 2700 block of Longmeadow, where a homeowner said that he’d last seen the garage secure at 11 p.m. Sunday, and at 7 a.m. Monday noticed some damage to a small front garage door.

Three filled tool boxes were reported stolen along with a Toshiba LED TV, DeWalt circular saw and hand sander, socket kits, a cordless drill, car speakers and a $150 bicycle. All told the stolen items valued approximately $2,980.

The man said that a separate back yard shed had also been broken into a week earlier. Police are investigating.

Driver had pills, multiple warrants
A late-night driver speeding on Fort Street was determined to be in possession of multiple pills, no prescriptions, three warrants and five previous license suspensions.

Shortly after 11 p.m. April 25, patrol officers observed a 2012 black Chevrolet Malibu traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Fort Street. The responding officer paced the Malibu at 62 mph, at which time the vehicle sped further away from the patrol car.

A traffic stop revealed the driver to be a 23-year-old woman who, according to the Secretary of State and Law Enforcement Information Network, was driving on a suspended license.

After having the Malibu towed, officers transported the woman to the police station. A search of the woman’s purse revealed more than two dozen pills of various makes, including controlled drugs for which she could not provide a doctor’s prescription.

The woman had outstanding warrants from Southgate, Allen Park and Eastpointe for various infractions including a drug crime. The woman was processed and awaiting court dates.

(Compiled by James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)