Police Blotter


Wyandotte couple arrested for warrants

A 31-year-old Wyandotte man and 29-year-old Wyandotte woman were arrested for outstanding warrants following a traffic stop on Telegraph Road near Scott Street at 4 p.m. July 20.

An officer on patrol in the area of Michigan Avenue and Telegraph observed a 2010 Ford Taurus turning onto southbound Telegraph with a burnt out brake light. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the vehicle occupants, who identified themselves and provided the paperwork for the vehicle.

An identification check showed that both were wanted for outstanding warrants, the man for a probation violation from Wayne County Circuit Court and an intimidation charge from the 25th District Court in Lincoln Park, and the woman for two forgery charges, one each from the 12th District Court in Jackson and 15th District Court in Ann Arbor. The driver also had a suspended license and a prior conviction for driving with a suspended license.

Both were removed from the vehicle without incident and arrested, handcuffed, searched and secured in a patrol vehicle to be transported to the police department. The driver also was cited for driving with a suspended license second offense and for defective equipment for the brake light.

A brother of the passenger was called and responded to the scene to pick up the woman’s children, who were in the back seat.

The Taurus was towed from the scene and impounded.

Man arrested for second OWI
A Dearborn man was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop on Michigan Avenue near Evergreen at 4:55 a.m. July 18.

An officer traveling south of the Southfield Freeway near Hubbard Drive observed a black Dodge Magnum traveling in the same direction at a high rate of speed. The officer followed the vehicle and reported watching it swerve back and forth and braking and accelerating erratically as it entered the exit ramp onto westbound Michigan Avenue. The vehicle also had smoke coming from under the hood.

Based on the time of day, erratic driving and smoke the officer believed that the driver may have been intoxicated and initiated a traffic stop. The officer approached the vehicle and observed that the driver’s side front tire was shredded and that the rim was exposed through the rubber. The driver was sweating and spoke with slurred and slow speech.

The vehicle also smelled strongly of intoxicants and an open beer can was in plain sight in the center console.

The officer had the man exit the vehicle and gave him several field sobriety tests, which were failed, before asking him to submit to a preliminary breath test to determine his blood alcohol content. The man agreed to the test and registered a blood alcohol content of 0.139 percent. The legal limit for driving in Michigan is 0.08 percent.

The man was arrested for his second OWI, handcuffed, searched and placed in the patrol vehicle. A check of the man’s identification showed that he had a suspended license with six current suspensions on his record and two prior suspensions.

The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded.

Dearborn Heights
Garage invaded; bicycle stolen

A resident called police to report that someonehad entered her garage and stolen a bicycle in the 1200 block of Sherbourne just before 1 a.m. July 18.

The woman said the house had been empty for several hours and she had returned to the house at 12:30 a.m. and realized that the door to the attached garage had been left open while she was gone. A check of the garage revealed that her son’s orange bicycle, valued at $100, was the only item missing.

The victim also told police that when she was traveling back to the house she passed three teenagers riding bicycles in the neighborhood, one of whom was pulling an orange bicycle behind him that looked like her son’s. The teenagers were heading west toward Inkster on Sheridan Street.

Police searched the area but did not locate the teens or the bicycle.

Vehicle damaged
Police were called to investigate the malicious destruction of a vehicle in the 8300 block of North Silvery Lane at 2:40 p.m. July 20.

The victim said he parked his 2005 Dodge Magnum in the street in front of his residence about 10 p.m. the previous night. When he exited the house he discovered that someone had used an unknown object to scratch all of the vehicle’s the body panels. The front and rear windshield wipers also were broken.

The victim said he did not hear or see anything suspicious during the night or morning. No suspect information was available and nothing of evidentiary value was found at the scene.

Impaired driver arrested after crash

A traffic crash at the intersection of Van Horn and Valley roads at 4:30 p.m. July 19 was believed caused by a driver impaired by drugs.

Responding officers found one of the drivers sitting in his vehicle, who said his brakes had locked up causing him to collide with another vehicle.

The man appeared sleepy and his speech was slurred, although police did not smell alcohol on his breath.

The man admitted to having taken an anxiety medication shortly before noon. He failed several field sobriety tests. While placing the man under arrest for operating while intoxicated police discovered a plastic bag containing marijuana in his pocket.

The man was taken into custody and his vehicle impounded.

Disorderly man held on warrants
Police were called to Elizabeth Park at 9:25 a.m. July 20 to remove a seemingly drunk man said to be disrupting a pancake breakfast, and took the man into custody on outstanding warrants.

A 50-year-old man was reportedly disrupting a gathering at the Roar on the River. Police responded to the call and located the man just inside the park entrance.

The man told police he’d been collecting bottles and had gotten into an argument with someone near the breakfast event. A check with the Law Enforcement Information Network revealed an outstanding warrant out of Brownstown Township for disorderly conduct. Trenton police held the man until Brownstown police arrived to take him into custody.

(Compiled by James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)