Police Blotter


Man arrested for warrants

A 28-year-old Detroit man was arrested for outstanding warrants following a traffic stop on the Southfield Freeway Service Drive just north of Hubbard about 5 p.m. July 13.

Officers patrolling in the area observed a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu traveling east on Hubbard Drive near Southfield with a malfunctioning brake light.

They initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver and passenger in the vehicle, both of whom presented their identification.

A check of the vehicle occupants revealed that the passenger was wanted for two misdemeanor warrants, one from the 19th District Court for larceny and the second from the in 52-4 District Court in Troy for shoplifting.

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

The driver was advised of the malfunctioning brake light and released at the scene.

Woman arrested for shoplifting from Sears
Police responded to a report of a shoplifter in custody at Sears, 18900 Michigan Ave., at 4:30 p.m. July 14.

Officers arrived and met with loss prevention officers at the store, who said they had observed the woman putting several articles of clothing into a cart and walking to the fitting rooms. The woman also had two large bags from other stores inside her cart, which she took with her when she walked into a fitting room with the clothing.

A short time later the woman exited with her bags, which she placed in the cart, but none of the clothing she had taken in with her. The woman then walked toward the exit doors. Loss prevention officers stopped the woman as she was leaving and discovered that the bags contained several pairs of pants and other clothing valued at more than $160.

The woman was then escorted to the security office without incident and the police were notified. Police arrested the woman for retail fraud, third degree, and handcuffed and searched her before taking her to the police department.

Dearborn Heights
Woman cited for littering

A Heights woman was cited for littering from her automobile following a traffic stop on West Warren Avenue just east of West Outer Drive at 6:30 p.m. July 13.

An officer driving east on Warren observed a 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan traveling in the same direction about 50 yards in front of his patrol vehicle. The minivan merged into the far right lane and then several items of trash were thrown from the front passenger window.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who began apologizing before the officer was able to ask for identification or state the reason for the stop. The officer the told the driver that she had been pulled over for littering, which the driver’s daughter, who was seated in the front passenger seat, admitted to doing. The driver also admitted to pulling into the right lane so that the items could be ejected from the window.

The woman was cited for littering from an automobile and was released from the scene.

Woman cited for leaving dog in automobile
Police were dispatched to investigate a report of a dog locked inside an automobile in the parking lot of Target, located at 26650 Ford Road, at 12:30 p.m. July 13.

Officers arrived and spoke to the caller, who said she had noticed a Shih Tzu 20 minutes before and that the owner of the vehicle had not returned. She said she had even gone inside the store and had employees use the public address system to try to contact the owner but no one responded.

Officers observed that the sun roof of the vehicle was open and that all four passenger windows were down about 2 or 3 inches. The outside weather was sunny and the temperature was about 85 degrees. The dog was in the floorboard under the steering wheel but barked and showed signs of aggression when the officers approached the vehicle.

After about 10 minutes the owner exited the store and returned to the vehicle.

When asked about the dog, the owner said she had only been gone for 10 minutes and that the dog had been brought to the store because she was locked out of her house and had nowhere else to put the animal.

The woman was cited for a miscellaneous ordinance violation — animal neglect — and was released at the scene.

Lincoln Park
TVs, jewelry taken from home

A woman in the 1500 block of New York called police shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday to report the theft of two television sets and assorted jewelry that was on her night stand.

According to police reports, the woman left home at 7 a.m. for work and returned that evening to find a 50-inch flat-screen TV missing, along with a smaller set and two bracelets.

The woman told police she had locked all doors. Investigators found no sign of forced entry, checked for evidence and noted descriptive information on the stolen items.

Electronics stolen from visitor’s tuck

A Tennessee man staying at Holiday Inn, 17201 Northline, reported to police the theft of a $200 Garmin GPS and a $400 radio system from his truck.

According to a July 10 police report, the man said he’d parked the vehicle at the hotel at 9 p.m. the previous night after working as a vendor at the Wyandotte Art Fair. He’d been certain he had locked his truck and had parked under a light.

Investigators found no sign of forced entry, although the steering column had been torn open and the interior had been ransacked.

Police noted descriptions and information on the stolen items and are investigating.

Wrong turn leads to pot bust

A driver who turned right onto West Jefferson caught the attention of patrol officers who soon found two bags of marijuana in the vehicle.

Police observed a 2010 Chevrolet make an illegal turn about 4:20 p.m. July 7. The driver pulled over as requested near Helen, and the officer noticed the smell of “fresh marijuana.”

The 54-year-old driver admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle, and handed the officer two baggies containing more than 13 grams. The driver was cited and released.

Near overdose leads to heroin arrest
Police responded to what seemed to be a possible assault but were instead alerted to a possible overdose that ended with the arrests of two men for heroin possession.

Shortly after 10 p.m. July 9, officers were dispatched to the 2700 block of Veterans Parkway for a possible domestic assault in progress. That situation was determined to have been a loud argument that drew the attention of neighbors.

While clearing the call police were approached by a 25-year-old woman who said there was a medical emergency in a nearby

Police discovered a 20-year-old man lying “half on the floor and half on the couch.” A 35-year-old man was also in the room.

The younger, nearly unconscious man was determined to have a slow pulse, but was struggling to breathe and non-responsive. Fire medical responders soon arrived.

While waiting, police spoke with the older man, who admitted that the 20-year-old had injected heroin. The older man appeared under the influence, and during a pat-down was determined to have several needles on him and a baggy with two foil packets of suspected heroin.

A check with the Law Enforcement Information Network revealed a warrant for the older man’s arrest for violating probation given for a drug-dealing conviction.

The 20-year-old was taken to Southshore Hospital and had
been determined medically fit prior to arrival. He was taken to the police station for processing.

(Compiled by James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)