Police Blotter


Man arrested for warrants

A Detroit man was arrested for outstanding warrants following a traffic stop on Town Center Drive at 5 p.m. May 25.

A officer on patrol in the area observed a 2000 Chrysler Sebring traveling at a high rate of speed on Town Center and followed it, eventually pacing it at almost 40 mph in a 20 mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who identified himself and presented the proper paperwork for the vehicle.

The officer ran a check on the driver and discovered that he was wanted for two outstanding warrants, one from the 19th District Court for driving with a suspended license and one from Macomb County Circuit Court for a probation violation.

The man was removed from the vehicle and arrested, handcuffed and searched before being transported to the police department.

The Sebring was towed from the scene and impounded.

Man arrested for driving with suspended license
A Dearborn man was arrested for driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop on Mercury Drive just after 2 p.m. May 23.

Officers patrolling near Walmart, 5851 Mercury Drive, sighted a 1993 Ford Explorer traveling east on Mercury with several pieces of wood paneling loosely tied to it’s roof. The officers did not think the wood was fastened securely and reported that once they pulled their patrol vehicle behind the Ford a piece of paneling broke off and fell into the street.

The officers initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver of the vehicle and a passenger. The driver did not provide a valid license and said his license was suspended due to unpaid traffic citations in Detroit. The passenger did not have a driver’s license but verbally identified herself.

A check of the occupants showed that the driver had three previous suspensions on his license as well as the current one. Neither the driver nor the passenger were wanted for any warrants.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and arrested, handcuffed and searched before being taken to the police department. The passenger was released to a friend who responded to give her a ride.

The Ford was towed from the scene and impounded.

Dearborn Heights
Items stolen from vehicle

A woman called police to report that items had been stolen from the vehicle while it was parked in her driveway in the 5300 block of Cherokee just before 6:30 a.m. May 27.

The woman said she parked her 2014 Ford Focus in the driveway the previous evening and had last seen it intact and secured at 8 p.m. When she awoke at 6 a.m. and went to the vehicle to leave for work she observed that the inside was ransacked.

The woman searched the vehicle and determined that a cell phone charger, a plastic wallet and a $2 bill were the only items missing.

Officers arrived and searched the area, finding the wallet in the front yard of a neighbor’s property with the woman’s credit cards still inside. No broken glass was found in the driveway and there were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.

Nothing of evidentiary value was found at the scene.

House invaded
Police were called by a resident to investigate a home invasion in the 25000 block of Ann Arbor Trail just before 1 p.m. May 27.

The man told police he was contacted by the alarm company he has on his property and was told that his front door had been opened. He said he called the officers while he was driving to check on the residence.

When he arrived, the man said he found the front door wide open but no one inside the house. He checked the interior but did not notice whether anything had been stolen, even though several power tools were in plain sight in the living room area.

The man said he believed that the intruder forced open the front door but fled when the alarm went off. Police officers checked the front door but did not find any signs of prying or shoe marks that would indicate that that was how the entrance was breached.

Surrounding neighbors did not report hearing or seeing anything suspicious.

Lincoln Park
Bicyclist attacked, robbed

A 48-year-old man told police he was assaulted by four young men — perhaps teenagers — and robbed of a small amount of cash.

According to police, reports the man was riding a bicycle on Dix near Reo when he was approached by four young men ages 16 to 20 shortly after noon May 24. He was pulled off his bicycle, pushed into the street and punched in the face. The attackers then tackled him and stole a small amount of cash that he had.

Investigators spoke to a witness who provided a description of three white men and one black man who assaulted the bicyclist. The attackers were last seen running east on Morris.

The man declined medical attention for his minor injuries, and police are investigating.

Garage looted after party

Nearly $3,000 worth of tools and other items — including a set of golf clubs — were reported stolen from a detached garage in the 15000 block of Fordline Road.

Police responded to a call from the homeowner at 9:30 a.m. Monday, and were told that the man had hosted a holiday backyard party that had ended about 2:30 a.m. At the time he said his garage had been closed, but not locked, and that all items were still inside.

At 9:30 a.m. he saw the garage door open and discovered the theft of an estimated $2,888 worth of merchandise, to include a $1,000 set of Tommy Armour golf clubs.

The man told police he did not suspect any of his party guests. Police checked for evidence, found no sign of forced entry and are investigating.

Smokes stolen by robbery duo

Police are reviewing surveillance video images of two men who seemingly teamed up to steal more than $650 worth of cigarettes from a drug store.

The manager of CVS/pharmacy, 22300 Goddard Road, told police that at 11 a.m. May 19, two black men worked together to take multiple cartons of cigarettes. As seen on store security video images, one of the men went behind the counter with a hand-held shopping basket which he loaded up with cigarettes while the other walked up and down a nearby aisle. According to police reports he appeared to be keeping a watch out for employees.

The two men left the store without paying for the cigarettes and were seen leaving in a Chrysler minivan. Police are investigating.

Man’s truck looted during hospital stay

A 54-year-old man told police that thousands of dollars worth of tools — and a set of golf clubs — were stolen from the back of his pickup truck while he was in the hospital.

A police report was filed on May 20 with a list of stolen merchandise. The man said he’d been in the hospital for three days last month and his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado had been left in a parking lot in the 5000 block of Fort Street.

Items stolen from the truck bed included a Nike golf bag with full set of Ping clubs, a Craftsman tool box and socket set, cordless drill and a tackle box filled with fishing lures.

(Compiled by James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)