Police Blotter


Teen arrested for reckless driving, no license

A 17-year-old resident was arrested for reckless driving and driving without a license following a traffic stop near Miller Road and Southern Avenue at 11 a.m. June 13.

An officer traveling north on Miller from Dix observed a black BMW coming toward him at a high rate of speed, estimated at between 80 and 90 mph in a 40 mph speed zone. The officer reported that when the vehicle drove by there were three occupants who were laughing and did not recognize his fully-marked patrol vehicle.

The officer watched as the driver slammed on his brakes and came to a long, skidding stop before turning around into the northbound lanes. The officer pulled behind the BMW and activated his siren and emergency lights.

The driver said he had no form of identification and that he did not have a driver’s license. He also admitted to driving between 75 and 80 mph and presented paperwork for the vehicle, which belonged to an uncle who was out of the country and was unaware of its use.

The driver was arrested for reckless driving and no license and was searched and secured in the patrol vehicle.

The passengers, who also did not have driver’s licenses, were held at the scene until a family member responded and picked them up.

The BMW was impounded.

Woman arrested for warrants
A 26-year-old Ecorse woman was arrested for several outstanding misdemeanor warrants following a traffic stop near the intersection of Michigan and Wyoming avenues just before 12 p.m. June 14.

An officer on patrol in the area observed a Pontiac Grand Am traveling with a broken windshield obstructing the driver’s vision. The officer pulled the vehicle over and made contact with the driver and passenger, both of whom identified themselves.

A check of the identification showed that the driver had a clear record but the passenger was wanted for 19th District Court warrants for driving with a suspended license, possessing paraphernalia and operating while intoxicated.

The woman was removed from the vehicle and arrested, handcuffed and secured in the patrol vehicle without incident before being transported to the police department.

The driver of the Grand Am was cited for defective equipment for the broken windshield and released at the scene.

Dearborn Heights
Man sought for stealing liquor

Police were dispatched to investigate a report of shoplifting at Kroger, 26400 Ford Road, just after 6 p.m. June 15.

Officers arrived and spoke to the store manager, who stated that a man recently had been inside the store and had taken a bottle of liquor valued at $30 without permission.

The manager described the thief as a while male, 28 to 30 years old, roughly 6 feet tall and 185 pounds.

Surveillance footage was not immediately available but the manager said that he would give it to police as soon as it was ready.

After picking up the bottle of liquor the man walked out of the store, entered a red Pontiac Grand Am and fled south through the parking lot toward Ford Road. The manager did not know which way the vehicle turned onto Ford.

Police are investigating the incident.

Property damaged
A landlord called police after discovering damage to his recently vacated house in the 4600 block of Ziegler at 1:20 p.m. June 15.

The man said the house was being rented out until June 13, when the tenant moved out. When the landlord went to the property to inspect it, he observed that the front door was open. Upon closer inspection, he noticed that the front door lock had been removed.

A walk through the house revealed that the interior was filthy, with stains on the carpeting, and that four interior doors looked like they had been pried open with significant damage left to moulding and door frames. The owner estimated the damage to be over $1,000.

Officers checked the property put did not find anything of evidentiary value. Police also tried to contact the former tenant but were unsuccessful.

Lincoln Park
Thief steals makeup, photos from apartment

A burglar left behind a TV, DVD player and other electronics after stealing an assortment of makeup and photographs from a woman’s apartment.

Police responded to the 1300 block of Goddard at 2 a.m. Tuesday on reports of a break-in. A woman said she had left for work at 1 p.m. Monday and returned to discover her bedroom window had been opened and the back door slightly ajar.

Inside she found her laptop computer on the kitchen floor — plugged in and charging — and that someone had taken ice cream out of the freezer and left it sitting on the oven. In the living room she discovered the TV unplugged and some jewelry on the floor.

In the bedroom the woman saw her dresser had been moved away from the window and that several items had been pulled out of the closet and left on the floor. Some makeup was reported missing.

Outside of the apartment the woman found several pieces of her jewelry on the sidewalk, and in the parking lot she found several pictures of her and her former boyfriend.

Detectives were called in to lift fingerprints found on the TV and are investigating.

Tools taken from truck

A man who stopped for a nightcap at a sports bar told police that more than $700 worth of tools had been stolen from his pickup truck while he was inside for less than an hour.

Police responded to the parking lot of Front Row, 19364 Eureka, at 2 a.m. Monday, and were told that a man had parked his 2002 Ford F-250 in the lot at 1:15 a.m. When he returned to the vehicle he saw the driver’s side window had been smashed, and that a drill set, other tools and the man’s wallet had been stolen.

Police checked the area for evidence and are investigating.

Cash taken while family in basement

A woman and her children were watching television in the basement when they heard noises upstairs, and soon discovered the theft of cash and other valuables.

Police responded to the 14000 block of Dean Avenue at 3 p.m. June 15, when a woman called to report that strangers were in her home.

The woman said she’d heard voices in the house, even though the doors had been locked, and called 911 before shouting upstairs.

“Somebody’s here,” she heard a man’s voice say before hearing the sound of footsteps leaving the house.

Upstairs the woman discovered rooms that had been ransacked, and the theft of her purse that held a large sum of cash awaiting a Monday deposit.

Investigators found a green duffel bag in the house that the woman said was not hers, along with a screwdriver near the door.

The woman was treated for anxiety and a panic attack, and police checked for evidence and are investigating.

Watches, valuables stolen from home
A man returned home from work and discovered the theft of two expensive watches and other valuables.

Police responded to the 7900 block of McKinley Avenue shortly after 6 a.m. June 12 and were shown a rear window screen that had been cut and glass smashed. Inside investigators saw that each room had been ransacked. Two watches that had been on a coffee table were missing, along with other valuables. The man was to provide photos and a list of stolen items.

Police checked for evidence and compared the report to a similar one taken a few blocks away. According to police reports, suspects had been tentatively identified and investigation continued.

Hockey assault investigated

Police are looking for a hockey player who may face charges of aggravated assault for an on-ice attack on an opposing player.

According to police reports, a 20-year-old player said he was assaulted during an adult hockey league game June 11 at Kennedy Recreation Center, 2101 West Road.

Shortly before 10 p.m., “an unknown white male from the opposing team hit him in the face with a hockey stick,” the report stated. The struck skater said the man had taken a “baseball swing” with his hockey stick.

The injured player from team “Shake and Bake,” was taken to Henry Ford Brownstown Hospital and received six stiches above his right eye.

The suspect — from a team called the “Motherpuckers” — was given a match penalty by referees, barred from playing and told to leave the game.

Police spoke with representatives of Michigan Sports Enterprises — which operates league play at Kennedy — who said they would try to identify the player, and the injured man was considering pressing charges.

(Compiled by James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)