Police Blotter


Arrest made for felony warrant

A 28-year-old Detroit man was arrested for an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop on the service drive to Walmart, 5851 Mercury Drive, at 1 p.m. May 6.

An officer patrolling the parking lot observed a green Pontiac Bonneville traveling with a malfunctioning brake light. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who identified himself and presented the proper paperwork for the vehicle.

A check of the driver showed that he was wanted for an outstanding warrant from Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit for carrying a concealed weapon. The man was removed from the vehicle before being arrested, handcuffed, searched and secured in the patrol vehicle for transportation to the police department. He also was cited for defective equipment for the brake light.

Police contacted the registered owner of the vehicle, who responded to the scene to take possession of it. A passenger who was in the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop was released from the scene.

Man arrested for reckless driving
A 25-year-old resident was arrested for reckless driving following a traffic stop at the intersection of Ford Road and Middlesex just before midnight May 5.

A stationary officer with a radar detected a blue 2014 Chrysler 300 traveling east of Ford at 109 mph. The speed limit in that area is 40 mph. The officer activated his sirens and lights and chased the vehicle until it pulled onto Middlesex and stopped. The officer approached the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, and asked him to exit the vehicle.

When asked if he knew how fast he was going, the man responded that he did but did not give a reason for it. The man was arrested for reckless driving and handcuffed and searched before being taken to the Police Department. He also was cited for not wearing his seat belt.

Two passengers who were inside the Chrysler told the officer they had been returning from a cafe and that they had asked the driver to slow down repeatedly but he did not comply.

The passengers were released at the scene.

Dearborn Heights
Vehicle stolen

A resident called police after discovering that his blue Dodge Caravan had been stolen from the parking lot of Henry Ford Community College Dearborn Heights Campus, 22586 Ann Arbor Trail, just before 9 p.m. May 6.

The victim told police he parked the vehicle there at 6 p.m. and upon returning three hours later observed it was missing. He said the vehicle was locked and secured and that there was no broken glass in the lot or any other sign of forced entry.

The officers searched the area but were not able to locate the vehicle.

No suspect information was available.

Items stolen from vehicle
Police were dispatched to investigate a report of items stolen from a vehicle at a residence in the 7000 block of Lamphere at 6:30 a.m. May 6.

The officers spoke to the victim, who said he parked his gold 2000 Cadillac in the street in front of his house the previous night and had been awoken by his daughter about a strange vehicle outside.

The daughter said she had been awoken at 6 a.m. by a loud sound and looked out of a front window and observed a black Cadillac parked next to her father’s vehicle. After learning about the strange vehicle, the victim went outside and found that the suspect vehicle was no longer there but his radio and catalytic converter had been stolen.

The victim also said the vehicle was locked and that no one else has permission to enter it. Police checked the property and surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.

Lincoln Park
Computer taken during break-in at business

Police responded to a burglary alarm that sounded at 6:50 p.m. May 4 at Riverside Auto Care, 644 Southfield. At first, the business key holder didn’t noticed anything missing, but after checking the surveillance images a man was seen entering through a bay door and taking a computer and tool set with him.

Police are looking for a white man of medium hight, seen in the video wearing a green hooded sweatshirt. The man was last seen heading west on Southfield, and police noted a description of a white Chevy pickup truck believed to be driven by the suspect.

SUV stolen after prior attempts

An employee of Meijer, 16300 Fort St., told police her 2005 Dodge Durango was stolen from the store’s parking lot — possibly by someone who had previously tried.

Police responded to the theft call at 3:15 p.m. May 1. The woman said the driver’s door lock had not been functioning since recent attempts had been made to pry the door open. There were no signs of broken glass near where the Durango was parked.

A description of the Durango — valued at $5,000 — was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network. Police checked for evidence, reviewed surveillance images and are investigating.

House looted during woman’s absence

A woman who returned home from work to the 7900 block of Trafalgar at 1:20 a.m. April 30 discovered a back door slightly open, and called police before entering the house.

Responding officers cleared the house, and noted that whoever had broken in ransacked most areas, including three bedrooms. Missing items reported by the woman included a MacBook Pro, personal documents and container of jewelry, and would provide police with a list and values.

Officers checked the house for evidence, collected fingerprints near a basement window that had been broken, and are investigating.

Assault reported
A woman told police that while unloading groceries from her vehicle she was approached and shoved to the ground by an unknown man, who took off with her keys.

Police responded at 10 p.m. April 30 to the 20000 block of Leroy Avenue. The woman described her attacker as a black male in his early 20s, between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet tall. Police checked for evidence, noted the suspect’s description and are investigating.

Drunken driver arrested after crash

A driver who admitted to having consumed a pitcher of beer was found by police at the wheel of a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis that crashed into the shoulder of Fort Street.

Shortly after 1 a.m. May 3, patrol officers spotted the vehicle south of Van Horn Road, off the shoulder near the median crossover. A broken “City wide garage sale” sign lay beneath the vehicle, which was running when officers arrived.

The 21-year-old driver told police he and a friend were returning from bowling when he lost control at the turnaround and became stuck in the mud.

The driver admitted to having had more than a pitcher of beer that evening, and was unsteady on his feet. He failed several field sobriety tests, and breath tests revealed an alcohol content of .17, twice the limit of .08 for drunken driving in Michigan.

After the man was secured in the patrol car, a search of the Mercury uncovered 1.3 grams of suspected marijuana. The man was booked, lodged and awaits court determinations on charges and license status.

Swerving, bad light leads to warrant arrest
A motorist with a faulty head light who crossed the center line on West Road drew the interest of Trenton police, and a warrant for his arrest resulted in a 25-year-old Brownstown Township man ending the night in custody.

At 8:30 p.m. May 1, officers spotted a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer with a defective headlight traveling west and crossing the center line.

After patrol officers stopped the vehicle near Pinetree, the driver said he’d swerved because he’d dropped a lit cigarette. A check with the Law Enforcement Information Network revealed a larceny warrant on the driver that had been requested by the Taylor Police Department. The officers then took the man into custody.

(Compiled by James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)