Police Blotter


Man, woman arrested for multiple warrants

One man was issued several citations and another man and woman were arrested for multiple warrants following a traffic stop near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Oakman at 5 p.m. May 26.

An officer on patrol in the area observed a Pontiac Bonneville traveling west on Michigan with a cracked windshield and an expired license plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver and two passengers, all of whom identified themselves.

A check of the occupants showed that a 38-year-old male passenger was wanted for four outstanding warrants for child neglect, two from the 52nd District Court in Oakland County and one each from the 8th District Court in Kalamazoo and in Van Buren County Circuit Court.

A second passenger, a 44-year-old female, was also wanted for several warrants, three from the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills for possession of paraphernalia, dangerous drugs and impeding police and one from the 15th District Court in Ann Arbor for prostitution.

The two passengers were removed from the vehicle and arrested before being handcuffed, searched and secured in the patrol vehicle to be taken to the police department. The officer also contacted police in Farmington Hills to arrange a pickup for the woman and Oakland County for a pickup of the man.

The driver of the Pontiac was cited for defective equipment, driving with an expired license plate and for having no proof of insurance. He was released at the scene but advised to contact the 19th District Court within 14 days for the citations.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded.

Man arrested for drunken driving
A 38-year-old Dearborn Heights man was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop on Mason just north of Beech at 2 a.m. May 28.

An officer traveling north on Monroe observed a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis driving at a high rate of speed in the opposite direction near Park Street. The officer turned around and followed the vehicle, watching it turn onto Beech without signaling from the center lane and then proceed to drive on the wrong side of the road before disregarding the stop sign at Beech and Mason.

As he approached Mason the officer activated his lights and siren and the vehicle pulled over to the curb on Mason. The officer made contact with the driver and immediately noticed that he was highly intoxicated because of the odor of intoxicants coming from the interior of the vehicle and the man’s slurred speech and glassy eyes.

The man was removed from the vehicle and given several filed sobriety tests, which he failed, before submitting to a test of his blood alcohol content. The man registered a .22 percent blood alcohol content, nearly three times the legal limit for driving in Michigan of .08 percent.

The man was arrested, handcuffed, searched and secured in the patrol vehicle before being taken to the police department. He was also cited for driving with no proof of insurance.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded.

Dearborn Heights
Home broken into during move

Police were called to investigate a home invasion in the 25500 block of Andover at 10 p.m. June 1.

The victim told police he was in the process of moving and had left several items in the residence in between trips to his new house. He said that at sometime in the previous four days someone had entered the house and stolen two televisions and a digital camera. Police searched the property but did not report finding any signs of forced entry.

The victim said a neighbor had approached him and said that they had observed a white man in his early 20s inside the house during the last three days. The neighbor said that they would contact police if they saw the man in the area again.

Vehicle theft attempted
A resident called police after discovering that someone had attempted to steal her vehicle from a driveway in the 25600 block of Amherst at 6 a.m. May 29.

The victim reported she had parked her 1996 Jeep in her driveway around 10 p.m. the previous night and upon returning in the morning noticed that the rear passenger window had been broken out. A check of the vehicle also revealed that the steering column had been broken open, leaving wires exposed, and interior lights had been ripped out.

Several items that had been inside the vehicle, including $10 in change and prescription eyeglasses were also missing.

Police checked the vehicle and found a screwdriver and a folding knife in the backseat, which the victim said did not belong to her. The items were taken for evidence and no suspect information was available.

Lincoln Park
Teens caught in attempted school break-in

Police responded to an attempted breaking-and-entering call at Mixter School, 3301 Electric Avenue, and soon located two teenage boys who had been seen running around the building.

Two loud bangs had been heard coming from the school, and responding officers saw the two boys — 15 and 16 years old — approaching the building on foot. One of the two had been seen carrying a landscaping brick.

The boys took off running when they saw police, who followed on foot ordering them to stop. The chase continued before officers lost sight of the boys behind a church on the west side of Electric Avenue. Patrol dog Thor tracked the teens to where they were hiding behind a garage, lying beneath a bush.

The boys were taken into custody, processed and turned over to their fathers.

Television stolen from apartment
A man who had left his apartment in the 1000 block of Goddard returned after four hours to discover the theft of a 48-inch flat-screen television valued at $500.

Police responded to the call shortly after 4 p.m. June 1 and were told that this was the second time that valuables had been stolen from his apartment.

Investigators found no sign of forced entry, and the man said he had locked the door before leaving. Police were told that maintenance workers and apartment complex staff were the only other keyholders.

Police checked the apartment for evidence and are investigating.

Garage looted of tools, equipment

More than $2,000 worth of tools and sports equipment — including a $400 mountain bicycle — were reported stolen from a man’s garage.

Police responded to the 16000 block of Cameron at 9:25 a.m. May 31. The homeowner told investigators that the spring on his garage door had broken and was being repaired, but that someone had entered overnight and stole an assortment of tools, a bag containing baseball equipment and other valuables.

Police checked the area for evidence and are investigating.

Jewelry, clothing stolen from apartment

A woman returned from working the night shift to her apartment in the 13000 block of Pond Village Drive to discover a break-in and theft of valuables worth more than $1,000.

Police responded at 9 a.m. May 27 to the apartment complex, where a woman had returned home and noticed a screen window had been broken. She told police she was certain she had locked the door, which was unlocked when she returned.

Cash, jewelry, two pair of Air Jordan shoes and four Gucci belts were among the items reported stolen. Police checked for evidence and are investigating.

Video game systems, laptop stolen
A man called police at 1:30 a.m. May 31 to report the theft of more than $1,000 worth of electronics.

Police responded to the 21000 block of Wick Road, where a man said he’d left his home for a few hours to visit his parents and returned to find a window had been shattered by a rock. Two PlayStation video game systems and a Dell laptop were among the items reported stolen.

Police checked for evidence and are investigating.

Road rage suspect held on warrant

Police responded to what began as a “neighbor dispute” and ended with the arrest of a man wanted for assault charges.

Investigators were called to the 100 block of Detroit Street at 10:15 p.m. May 26, and were told of a”road rage” incident between the caller and a man believed to be in a Detroit Street home.

The man who called police said he had gone to Detroit Street to visit his children, who live with their mother, and got into an argument with the suspect.

According to police reports, the suspect had a felony warrant for assault with a dangerous weapon.

A woman who lived in the Detroit Street home confirmed that the suspect was inside, and she opened the door for police. Patrol service dog Truax located the suspect in an upstairs closet.

Police confirmed warrants on the suspect for assault, probation violation and domestic assault. The man was taken to the police station for processing.

(Compiled by James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)