Police Blotter

Car crashed into restaurant window

A car crashed into the front of Lile’s Sandwhich Shop, 13800 Michigan Ave., about 2 a.m. Oct. 18.

The driver told police he was driving west on Michigan Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle. The car crashed into the front of the building breaking the window and damaging some of the bricks.

The driver told police he had been drinking at a friend’s house in Detroit. He also didn’t know he was in Dearborn and thought he was in the area of Seven Mile and Lahser in Detroit, according to the police report.
His blood alcohol level was measured at .151 at the time of arrest, which is almost twice the legal limit of .08 in Michigan.

The driver said the last thing he remembers is he was at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit dropping off his girlfriend. He was arrested and taken to the police station.

As well as the OWI accident charge, the driver had two felony warrants for probation possession and a local warrant for marijuana possession. His car was also impounded.

The restaurant owner was called by police after the crash occurred and told to call his insurance company.

Attempted larceny of ladder
An aluminum ladder was almost stolen from a truck at Metro Storage, 6470 Wyoming Ave. sometime between 10 p.m. Oct. 11 and 8 a.m. Oct.13.

The would-be thief attempted to take the ladder from the roof of the work truck. The victim told police the cargo straps, used to secure the ladder, were cut and were observed lying on the parking lot next to the truck. He also said his truck was locked and there was no sign of entry or property missing.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Dearborn Heights
Tools stolen from truck

Police responded to a call from the 5600 block of Edgewood of personal belongings being stolen from a Ford F-150 just after noon Oct. 17.

The victim said that when he walked outside his house, he noticed that his vehicle that was parked in the driveway had been broken into. Items taken included a box containing two catalytic converters and a tool box containing miscellaneous tools valued at $100.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Items stolen from garage
Police responded to a call from the 200 block of North Evangeline about 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 for items stolen from a garage.

Police were dispatched to the scene after the victim was notified by is neighbor that his garage was broken into.

The victim said his neighbor called him about his home being broken into. He also said the last time he was home was at 6 p.m. Oct. 19. His neighbor told the victim that he went to his house and checked the home to let him know it was secure.

The victim said his door to the garage was unlocked. Windows and doors of the garage were not damaged.

A lesson in waiting till police are gone

Police arrested a 37-year-old Detroit man Oct. 19 when they discovered his outstanding warrant for failing to pay child support and drug possession.

Officers approached a parked vehicle at the Moonlight Motel, 18734 Dix Road, shortly after midnight and saw a woman getting out of the Cadillac Escalade with a beer in hand. All the occupants were clear and as police were clearing the scene, a man walked up and police asked him for identification. He was wanted in Wayne County for failure to pay child support.

Further investigation showed he was carrying marijuana, a digital pocket scale and three crack cocaine rocks.

Maybe my pot, not my truck
A 43-year-old Taylor man’s expired plate led to a drug arrest Monday evening.

Police spotted the vehicle in the 17000 block of Eddon Avenue. Officers saw the plate expired May 18. The driver turned into a neighborhood pharmacy and when the driver left the store, officers initiated a stop on Eddon, north of Oakwood Boulevard.

Police reported an immediate smell of marijuana as they approached the truck. He also told officers that it wasn’t his truck. He was arrested.

Lincoln Park
Teen sought for alley assault

Police are looking for a young man suspected of robbing and assaulting a 20-year-old man outside of a liquor store.

The victim told police he’d been standing in an alley behind Langley’s Liquor & Lottery, 1317 Dix, about 9 p.m. Monday when he was approached by a black man in his late teens.

According to police reports, the attacker walked up to the victim and punched him, which made the man drop his cell phone. When he bent to pick it up, the attacker grabbed the man’s wallet — which contained an undisclosed amount of cash— and left the area on a white bicycle.

The man later told police he and a friend who’d picked him up located the attacker and followed him to a house in Detroit. Police are investigating.

Collector cards taken
More than $1,200 worth of baseball trading cards from the 1960s and 1970s were stolen when the owner left the items in a briefcase on an outdoor picnic table for 10 minutes.

Police responded at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday to Community Care Services, 26180 W. Outer Drive, where a man said he’d had a noon appointment and had left a steel briefcase with the cards inside on an outdoor table.

The man told police he’d looked around and found the briefcase near the creek area, but there was no sign of the collector cards.

Trailer stolen from lot

A man reported the theft of a $7,000 trailer that had been parked and secured in a Dix-Toledo parking lot.

Police responded at 1 p.m. Oct. 17 to the report. The owner said he’d last seen the 2004 E-Z Loader hydraulic trailer at noon Oct. 16 in a parking space in the 13000 block of Dix-Toledo.

Police checked the area for evidence, entered a description of the trailer into the Law Enforcement Information Network, and are investigating.

Cash, coins stolen during burglary

More than $2,500 worth of valuables, including $600 worth of silver dollars, were reported stolen from a house in the 9200 block of Merrick Street.

Police responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16. A man and his wife said they’d left home for about an hour, and returned to discover someone had taken a variety of items from a bedroom. Along with the silver dollars, missing items included a $500 Toshiba laptop computer, an undisclosed amount of cash and assorted jewelry.

The man told police the bedroom window had been left unlocked. Police checked for evidence, located fingerprints on and near the window, and are investigating.

Hunting gear stolen from unlocked truck

A black duffel bag bearing a National Rifle Association sticker was taken from an unlocked Ford F-150, inside of which were binoculars, range finders, knives and ammunition, but no weapons.

Police responded about 8:30 a.m. Oct. 14 to the 2600 block of South Trenton Drive, where a man said he’d left his vehicle unlocked in the driveway overnight, and in the morning noticed the bag was missing.

Police checked for evidence, noted a list of stolen ammunition, and are investigating.

Suspected drunken driver caught without plates, insurance
A 52-year-old man was taken into custody after a traffic stop during which he failed to provide proper paperwork and provided a blood-alcohol sample nearly four times the legal limit for drunken driving.

Police first spotted the man driving a 1994 Ford Explorer about 6 p.m. Oct. 17. A patrol car was heading north on Fort Street when the Explorer pulled into traffic in front of the police, causing the officer to slow down.

According to police reports, a check on the Explorer’s license indicated “no record,” and police followed the vehicle east on Marian Drive. The Explorer continued on Marian, driving at approximately 10 mph until the officer activated the patrol car lights, at which time the Explorer sped up to 30 mph before pulling in to an apartment complex.

Asked to provide identification, the man produced a temporary license and receipt from 2012, and said he had no registration for the vehicle.

The man had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, and failed a series of field sobriety tests before police conducted a preliminary breath test that revealed a blood alcohol content of .318, nearly four times the legal limit of .08 for drunken driving in Michigan.

The man was taken into custody for processing on charges of operating while intoxicated with a BAC of .17 or more along with operating an unregistered vehicle and having no insurance.

Bar cycling

A 27-year-old Wyandotte man wasn’t even driving his bicycle and managed to hit several tables and chairs inside of My Place Bar, 8606 Biddle Ave., Oct. 8.

Police said the man was staggering outside of the bar, walking his bicycle. Yet, when he saw police, he turned around and went back inside the bar, this time with the bicycle. Witnesses said the man pushed the bicycle into several tables and chairs.

Police took the man outside, holding onto him because he nearly fell. They were going to take the man home, but he argued with them and he was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Skipping school, blowing leaves
Boys, 14, 12 and 11, reportedly skipped school in River Rouge and stole a leaf blower Oct. 8, while walking around the neighborhood in the 200 block of Kings Highway.

A man doing work on a family member’s house had the leaf blower in the rear of his open car. He told police he saw the boys walking up to his car and take the item. He chased them a short distance and the boy holding the leaf blower dropped it and the trio continued running.

Police later found the boys walking and took them to jail where they waited for their parents.

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