Police Blotter

Allen Park
I thought I was only going 127 mph

Police cited a 23-year-old Dearborn man for no motorcycle endorsement and reckless driving on Sept. 28. The man reportedly was speeding northbound on Southfield Road. The man told officers he thought he was only going 127 mph. His motorcycle was impounded.

I wanted the fresh smell
After reportedly attempting to steal an air freshener refill, a 67-year-old Detroit man was arrested Sept. 26 at Meijer for retail fraud.

A loss prevention officer noticed the refill package in the man’s pocket and the noticed that he walked to the self checkout and only paid for two rolls of paper towel.

The man told the loss prevention officer that he just forgot to pay for the $5 item. When talking to the officer, however, he said he was stopped at another store in Livonia for theft and they just let him go.

Money stolen from school kitchen

Police were called to Lowrey School, 6601 Johnathon St., when the kitchen manager noticed money missing from the lock box.

The manager said the money was stolen from the lock box that she keeps in the bottom drawer of her desk. The amount stolen totaled $135, possibly taken Sept. 26 or 27. The manager said no other kitchen staff members have access to the building during the weekend, but others staff members do.

The money was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26 when the manager closed the kitchen for the weekend. She said she discovered the money was missing the morning of Sept. 29 when she went to put the money in the cash registers.

No suspect information was available.

Business window panes shattered
Police were called to the Newman Building, 22371 W. Village Drive, Sept. 29 after the windows of a business tenant were shattered.

A secretary told police that someone threw rocks at the windows sometime between Sept. 26 and 28, shattering the glass. Several rocks were visible on the ground near the windows, according to the police report.

The report also stated the glass door and a separate, adjacent standard door-length glass pane were shattered.

A similar incident occurred in July at the same business where the damages totaled about $1,200 for the shattered windows.

Police said no security cameras recorded the incident.

Dearborn Heights
Vehicle stolen

Police responded to a vehicle theft in the 6700 block of Garling Drive at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 3.

The victim said he parked his 2013 Ford Explorer about 10 p.m. the night before in front of his house and when he woke up to go to work he observed that his vehicle was missing.

Police found broken glass on the ground where the vehicle was parked. The owner said the vehicle was locked and no one else had access to it; he is the only one with both copies of the keys.

Intruder picks the wrong house
Police were called to a house in the 20600 block of Crestmont Lane about 8 p.m. Oct. 2 for a home invasion.

The victim told police he was sitting in his living room when a man opened the glass screen door and entered the house. The man had his right hand under his shirt and appeared to have a gun, the victim said. The intruder then ordered the victim to “Gimme what you got,” at which time the resident pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the intruder and told him to get out.

After the encounter, the intruder said, “I thought this was my uncle’s house” as he left the house. Police searched the area, but nothing was found.

Lincoln Park
Robber takes vehicle from man

Police are looking for a man last seen driving a 2007 Silver Jeep Patriot that he stole from a man during a robbery.

According to police reports, a man said he had parked his Jeep in an apartment parking lot in the 1400 block of Electric Avenue at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 4. As he headed toward the entry door he was approached by a thin black man of unknown age, average height, wearing a black coat with a hood and fur.

The attacker pointed a gun at the victim and twice demanded money; the victim said he didn’t have any cash. The attacker then tackled the man, assaulted him several times, pointed the gun and demanded the vehicle keys.

The victim declined medical attention for cuts and bruises. Police noted a description of the attacker, and entered the stolen vehicle into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Woman sought for drug store robbery
Police are looking for a woman who passed a note, indicated she was armed and took an undisclosed amount of cash from a drug store clerk.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Oct. 5, a woman approached the sales counter and asked for two packs of cigarettes. The clerk asked for payment and, according to police reports, the woman produced a note which read, “Give me all the money in register, no one gets hurt.”

The woman held a hand in a jacket pocket and pointed it at the clerk, who told police she believed she saw a weapon.

The clerk handed over the money, and the woman instructed her to lift the till for additional bills. The register had recently been changed for a new shift, and management told police the amount taken was limited.

Police checked for evidence, noted a description of the woman, and were awaiting surveillance images from the store manager.

The robber was described as a white woman believed to be in her late 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with light brown, shoulder-length hair that may have been a wig

Smokes stolen from store
Police are looking for one or more burglars who smashed a window at T.J. Party Store, 1208 Fort St., and left with more than $200 worth of cigarettes.

Officers responded to a store alarm at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, and upon arrival saw the large storefront window had been shattered. The store owner told police that about 30 packs of cigarettes were missing.

Police checked the area for evidence. The owner said he did not have video surveillance of the store.

Thanks for the rugs

An estimated $300 worth of rugs reportedly were stolen from the 18000 block of Harman Avenue early in the morning Sept. 30. A man living in the house told police he heard a noise and checked outside, and discovered the rugs were missing.

Honest reckless driver
After being stopped by police for erratic driving on westbound Outer Drive near Dix early Sept. 30, a 31-year-old Detroit man immediately said he had warrants and didn’t have a driver’s license. He was arrested for driving on a suspended or revoked license and taken to Lincoln Park for outstanding warrants.

During the search, the officer also discovered the man’s passenger, a 20-year-old Lincoln Park woman, had a crack pipe and syringe in her bra. She was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mobility scooter stolen from porch

Police are looking for whoever stole an elderly man’s mobility scooter from his porch.

According to police reports, sometime between 9 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. Monday the electric vehicle was taken from his home in the 13000 block of Netherwood. Police checked for evidence and noted a description of the scooter, valued at $3,600.

Custom cue stolen from car
A man reported to police the theft of his wallet and a Jacoby pool cue valued at $2,600 that were taken from his unlocked vehicle.

The man said he wasn’t certain, but some time during the last week of September the cue was taken from his vehicle parked at his house in the 13000 block of Sycamore. He told police he usually doesn’t lock his car while at home.

Police noted a description of the item.

Woman charged with driving drunk, child endangerment

Police took into custody a woman they’d seen weaving in traffic who appeared to have been driving drunk, and who had two minor children as passengers.

Just before midnight Oct. 3, patrol officers spotted a maroon, 2004 Chevrolet Express van had stopped in the middle of southbound Fort Street near Marian Drive. The van then began traveling south, slower than the posted speed limit, and was seen crossing the center line several times.

The driver, a 28-year-old Trenton woman, appeared visibly intoxicated, according to police reports. She denied having consumed any alcohol, and agreed to a series of field sobriety tests which she failed. A preliminary test warranted the woman being taken into custody, where a breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.19, more than twice the legal limit for drunken driving in Michigan.

Two children — both under age 5 — were in the vehicle, and police turned them over to their father, who was also a passenger in the van.

Woman in love triangle assaults police
Police responded to reports of a fight at a motel and ended the investigation by arresting a woman for assaulting a police officer.

Officers were dispatched to Trenton Motor Inn, 2711 Veterans Parkway, shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 5, when two men reportedly were fighting near a guest room.

According to police reports, a 35-year-old man had been assaulted by the 37-year-old husband of a woman he’d been staying with at the motel. The man had discovered the affair and confronted the man, allegedly hitting him in the face, and had left before police arrived.

The injured man declined medical attention and “was adamant that did not want to press charges,” according to police reports.

When questioned by police, the 34-year-old woman “became extremely irate,” yelled at and shoved one of the officers. The woman was arrested for assaulting a police officer and obstructing police work, and taken into custody.

(Compiled by James Mitchell, Zeinab Najm and Tereasa Nims.)