Police Blotter


Allen Park
GNC wrapped car stolen

When a GNC delivery driver returned to his truck covered with the company logo, he discovered the truck missing. The driver said he parked the truck about 10:30 a.m. May 24, at 3412 Fairlane Drive, and when he returned an hour later, there was no sign of the vehicle.

Police have not recovered the truck.

Car theft caught on surveillance video
A man here for work was staying at the Best Western, 3000 Enterprise, when his 2001 Dodge Ram was stolen at 5:13 a.m. May 25. The man didn’t discover the incident until 9 a.m., but police saw the entire thing on the hotel’s surveillance camera. The camera caught a truck pulling near the vehicle which was later reported stolen, a person getting out and within minutes the lights of the victim’s vehicle turning on and it being driven away.

License plates for both the suspect truck and the stolen truck were entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Woman arrested for warrant

A Detroit woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop near the intersection of Tireman and Yinger at 3 p.m. May 28.

An officer patrolling in the area observed a 2000 Chrysler Sebring traveling down Tireman with a cracked windshield. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who provided valid paperwork for the vehicle and a valid driver’s license. A check of the driver showed that she was wanted for a warrant from Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit for fraud.

The woman was removed from the vehicle and arrested, handcuffed, searched and placed in the patrol vehicle. The 12-year-old daughter of the arrestee, who was in the backseat during the traffic stop, was left under the supervision of an adult passenger in the vehicle.

The driver was also given a verbal warning for defective equipment for the cracked windshield.

Canton man arrested for drunken driving
A 23-year-old Canton Township man was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop near Telegraph and Michigan Avenue at 3:15 a.m. June 8.

Officers on patrol in the area heard the sound of squealing tires and observed a Chevrolet Impala turning onto the ramp from South Telegraph onto eastbound Michigan. The officers followed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

When approaching the driver the officers could smell a strong odor of intoxicants and reported that the man had slow and uncoordinated movements when he retrieved his driver’s license. The man also had watery, bloodshot eyes and spoke with slurred speech. When asked if he had been drinking the man said that he had not and that he was returning home after watching a movie near Six Mile Road and Haggerty.

The officers asked the man to step out of the vehicle and gave him three sobriety tests, two of which he passed. The man also agreed to submit to a preliminary breath test to check his blood alcohol content and registered at .15 percent at 3:28 a.m. The legal limit for driving in Michigan is .08 percent.

The man was arrested, handcuffed, searched and secured in the patrol vehicle.

The Impala was towed from the scene and impounded.

Dearborn Heights
Attempts made to enter vehicles

Police were called to investigate two attempted larcenies from vehicles at a residence in the 8400 block of Kinmore just after 8 a.m. June 7.

The officers spoke to one of the victims, who said he had parked his 2001 Ford Explorer in the driveway overnight and when he returned to it he observed that the rear window latch had been broken and the window was ajar. He said he had heard a noise outside around 2:30 a.m. but did not investigate it.

The second victim said she had also parked her vehicle, a 1995 Nissan, in the driveway and that someone had also tampered with it by trying to pry the rear passenger door open.

Neither victim reported any items being stolen.

Officers checked the surrounding area but did not find any instrument that may have been used to pry the door or window open.

No suspect information was available.

Vehicle, items stolen
A truck, trailer and several landscaping items were reported stolen from the 2500 block of South Beech Daly just before 8 p.m. June 8.

The victim told police he stores his work vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, and work tools inside the property and that it had been left at the location over the weekend. When he went to retrieve them he discovered that someone had entered the property and driven away with the Silverado and a 20-foot open trailer containing three riding mowers, two commercial edgers, four blowers and two weed whips. He also said he had a DVR recorder set up on the property but that it had also been stolen.

When police arrived the victim told them he had been contacted and that the vehicle had been found at a party store on Van Born in Taylor. The vehicle was found secured and intact with no damage to its steering column, ignition or exterior, but the trailer and items were missing. Officers searched the property where the Silverado had been taken but did not find anything of evidentiary value.

Lincoln Park
Man fights off robbers with help from bystander

Police are looking for two men who attempted a strong-arm robbery Monday.

A man told police he was leaving CVS, 3647 Dix, at about 2:30 p.m. when the two men approached him. One of the men grabbed at the victim’s rear pocket where he kept his wallet while the other shoved him against the wall and said, “What you got for me?”

The man punched the first attacker in the face and confronted the second attacker, at which time a bystander stepped in to help. Both attackers ran from the store on foot.

The man told police he could identify the attackers and wishes to pursue charges if they are caught. Both were described as black males in their mid 20s of average height. One was wearing a red T-shirt, the other a white shirt. Police are investigating.

Muggers grab man’s wallet
Police responded to the parking lot of McDonald’s, 1469 Fort St, where a man said he’d been robbed by five young men.

According to police reports the man entered the restaurant about 9:30 p.m. Monday, and saw a group of young men, one of whom he knew. The man said one of the attackers knew his brother, and had lived at his house “but was kicked out” after stealing from the man’s mother.

The man left the restaurant and was confronted by the five men. He wasn’t certain who hit him first, he said, but soon all five of the men punched him in the head and face. During the altercation the man’s wallet fell out of his pocket, and one of the men picked it up before they all left on foot.

The man provided information and descriptions of the five men, all in their late teens, and police are investigating.

No more high jumping

A man discovered his fence was damaged and his son’s trampoline stolen from 3600 block of Caryn Avenue on the morning of June 8. The trampoline was found in the road in the nearby Northpointe subdivision. Police said the trampoline was severely damaged and was slashed with a sharp object in multiple locations.

Don’t let the fence stop you
Officers were dispatched to AOG Trucking, 3300 Greenfield Road, at 1:44 a.m. June 8, when an employee noticed a large piece of the fence was lying on the ground and a white 1980s or 1990s pickup was missing. The culprit gained access to the truck yard, started the vehicle and drove it into the fence.

Car for sale reported stolen

A woman told police that her 1999 Chrysler Cirrus had been stolen from an apartment complex parking lot.

Police responded to the 13000 block of Cambridge at 2:45 p.m. June 5 and were told that the vehicle — which did not have a license plate — had been stolen sometime in the past day or two. She described the Cirrus as damanged, and had been listed for sale on Craiglist.

The apartment complex manager said he had not towed the vehicle. Police checked the area for evidence and entered the vehicle’s description in the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Handgun stolen from apartment

Police investigated the reported theft of a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver from a man’s apartment in the 9300 block of West Pickwick.

The man told police he’d left for work at 9:30 p.m. June 4 and discovered the theft when he returned at 8:30 a.m. June 5. The handgun was in a bedroom night stand, he told police, and was stolen along with an undisclosed list of “small items.”

Police found no signs of forced entry. The handgun’s description and identifying numbers were entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Thieves steal air conditioner
Police responded to a call from the 23000 block of Crisler, where the property manager reported the theft of an $800 air conditioning unit.

The woman called police at 4 p.m. June 5 and said she’d discovered the unit missing. According to police reports the air conditioner had last been seen several days before.

Police checked the area for evidence and noted two supply cables had been cut.

(Compiled by James Mitchell, Tereasa Nims and Bob Oliver.)