Police Blotter

Allen Park
Icy roads, one injured

A semi-trailer truck driver was injured Wednesday when he collided with another semi-truck on westbound I-94 near Oakwood Boulevard about 12:30 p.m.

Dearborn firefighters took the man to Oakwood Hospital-Dearborn.

Authorities said snow and slippery roads caused the collision.

Thief has a clean house and new car
A car reportedly filled with household goods was taken from the 9600 block of Becker Avenue Nov. 9, while the owners were doing flood restoration on the house. The car was parked in the driveway when they realized it was gone about 3:30 p.m.

The vehicle was left unlocked.

Man no longer allowed at Starbucks

Police were dispatched to Starbucks, 22155 Michigan Ave., because of customer trouble Nov. 11. There have been issues with the customer before at the coffee shop, the manager said.

Employees told police, the customer will act normal inside the establishment, but small things will set him off and he becomes loud and vulgar. They also told police that the man approaches customers and asks them for money or to buy him things at the coffee shop.

Employees have told him to leave in the past, but he becomes loud and argumentative, according to the report. 

The manager told police the employees have too many problems with him and said he is no longer welcome at the establishment.

Police advised the man of trespass law and he said he understood.

Woman arrested, man cited after accident
Police were called to Chase and Hemlock Nov. 10 after a car collided with a parked vehicle.

The owner of the parked car told police that he observed the driver talking on the phone, telling someone on the other end, “You need to come over here now and tell the police you were driving because I have a suspended license.” A woman arrived at the scene and told officers the vehicle belonged to her and she was driving the car at the time of the crash, according to the police report.

Police told the woman they had a witness and a statement from the man that he was driving. The woman was advised by police that it is a crime to provide false information to an officer.

The woman began to scream profanities at the officers. Police advised the woman on breach of preach and asked her to leave with her mother because she was causing a scene, and drivers passing were stopping in the middle street. The woman continued to yell and swear at police.

Police arrested the woman for breach of peace and providing false information to police officers. She was handcuffed and taken to police headquarters.
She paid her bail of $1,000 — $500 for each offense — and was released.

The man was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license, driving without care and no proof of insurance.
Dearborn Heights
Items stolen during home invasion

Police responded to a break-in and burglary just after 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the 6500 block of Centralia.

The victim told police she arrived home about 5:30 p.m. on the same day and observed the wooden entry door from the garage to the house kicked in and door frame broken. She said she last saw the door undamaged at 8 a.m. that day.

When the victim went inside she noticed several items missing. A Sony PS3, Sony Bluetooth radio, a Blackberry cell phone, Samsung Galaxy SIII cell phone, several Coach purses, a Lucky Brand purse were stolen.

The victim said she had changed the locks on the doors after her husband moved out in July. He has no property at the house. The victim believes that her husband broke into the house because he was mad at her for changing the locks.
Trailer stolen from business
A trailer was stolen from a lot surrounding Davenport’s Truck & Trailer Repair, 26380 Van Born Road. Police were called to the business just before 9 a.m. Nov. 17.

The victim said the trailer was parked in the rear of the business where it is used as storage for scrap metal. When it becomes full, the trailer is then taken to scrap yards where the scrap is sold, according to the police report.

When the victim left work on Nov. 14 he said the trailer was parked in its normal spot. When he returned Nov. 17, the trailer was missing. The trailer is described to be a hydraulic, dump trailer with a black metal frame holding wooden sides painted back. 

There is no suspect information at this time.

Lincoln Park
Movies, games stolen from home

The owner of a house with a malfunctioning back door lock returned from work to discover the theft of an estimated $1,000 worth of DVDs and PlayStation video games.

Police responded to a 4:30 p.m. call Nov. 15 from the 3100 block of Fort Park. According to police reports, a man said he’d been at work from 10 p.m Nov. 14 until 4 p.m. Nov. 15 when he discovered the missing items. The man told police the back door lock didn’t always function, and officers noted that the door had been forced open.

Police checked for evidence, noted a list of missing items and are investigating.

SUV stolen from repair shop

Police are investigating the theft of a 2002 Dodge Ram valued at $8,000 that was awaiting service at Al’s Transmission & Auto Repair, 15644 Fort St.

The owner of the SUV told police he left the vehicle with a friend who delivered it to the shop for an inspection. The vehicle was left in the parking lot while awaiting inspection and was discovered missing about 10 p.m. Nov. 18.

Police located a snow plow that had been with the vehicle and had been left in a corner of the parking lot. Police checked the area for evidence and entered a description of the SUV into the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Jewelry, pills stolen from ransacked house

A woman believes she might know whoever entered and ransacked her house and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry and prescribed quantity of Vicodin.

According to police reports, the woman was at work when neighbors alerted her that the front and rear doors of her house in the 5900 block of Hazel were open. Police responded about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 to her report of a break-in and theft.

Responding officers noted that every room in the house had been ransacked. The woman was uncertain what else besides jewelry and medication might be missing, but said that the intruder may be known, as her dog — typically protective — had been left outside.

Police checked for evidence and are investigating.

Police investigate heroin overdose

Security officers at Oakwood Hospital-Southshore notified police of their possession of suspected heroin after a 28-year-old man was brought in by ambulance for treatment of a heroin overdose.

According to police reports, the man — brought in early on Nov. 16 — believed to have overdosed. The man’s girlfriend told police she wanted to inspect his belongings so that he wouldn’t take anything dangerous back to the house they shared with their daughter. While looking in the bag she located a piece of aluminum foil that contained a substance confirmed by police to be heroin.

The man remained hospitalized for treatment and investigators requested warrants for drug possession charges.

Drunk and banging on door

A woman called police to her house in the 400 block of Oak Street Nov. 15 when a person kept banging on her door. Police arrived and arrested a 25-year-old Southgate woman.

She was standing inside the homeowner’s enclosed porch at 3 a.m. She was arrested for disorderly conduct.

I can breathe
After filling a prescription for inhalers, a man went to Family Dollar, 165 Maple, Nov. 15, and they were taken from the register area while the man was shopping.

The 40-year-old victim said he received the manager’s permission to put the bag near the counter while he shopped. When he went to check out, he noticed the bag missing. The surveillance video shows a woman between 40 and 50 years old taking the bag. She was wearing a hat with ear flaps and a Notre Dame shirt.

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