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Allen Park
Eggs, not just for breakfast

A resident called police Nov. 27 when he discovered someone egged his car parked in the 8600 block of Becker Avenue.

The victim said it happened between 6 and 11 p.m. Nov. 26. He said the egg caused a small amount of paint to chip off the driver-side door and wanted to file a report to assist in making an insurance claim.

Shouldn’t talk about exes while driving
A 19-year-old Dearborn Heights woman allegedly assaulted a 19-year-old man Nov. 24 at Leo’s Coney Island, 23233 W. Outer Drive, when the man reportedly started talking about his ex-girlfriend.

The man reported the incident Nov. 24, still sporting a black eye and bruises on his face. He told police the pair got into an altercation inside the woman’s car, saying the woman, who was driving, started punching him with a closed fist.

The woman then stopped the car, demanded her two backseat passengers and the victim get out of the car and then encouraged the victim to fight her. He reportedly told the woman he didn’t want to fight at which time she allegedly hit him several times in the back of the head.

The trio called a friend for a ride.

Dearborn
Customer arrested at local hotel

Police responded to Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit, 600 Town Center Drive, on a report of defrauding an innkeeper.

Hotel security gave police a copy of the suspect’s receipt for the charges, which showed the man stayed at the hotel from Nov. 10 to Nov. 22 and had a balance of $669.66. The man tried five different credit cards to pay the balance, but all were denied, according to the report. Security said they dealt with the man for more than three hours.

The man said he was staying overseas and was not in the room. He was advised that that room was in his name and that he is responsible for the remaining balance.

When asked if he had cash to pay for the room, he said he did not.

The man was arrested and given a $500 bond for not paying for the room at the hotel.

Laptop fraud at Fairlane Town Center
While working inside the Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., an employee was approached by a man with a cardboard box just before 2 p.m. Nov. 30.

The man told the employee the box contained a new Apple laptop valued at $1,800, according to the report.

The man than told the victim that she could purchase the laptop for $200 cash. The victim gave him the money, and the man left very quickly.

The victim told police that when she opened the box it did not contain a laptop, but a phone book instead.

Fairlane Town Security checked the area and the security cameras for the man, with no results.

The man was described as black, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build, and wearing a white jacket and jeans.

Dearborn Heights
Turtle stolen from business

A turtle was stolen Dec. 1 from Tail Fins, 5317 S. Telegraph Road.

An employee said the person was in the store just before it was closing. Surveillance video showed the person reaching into the case and removing the turtle.

The employee asked the person to return the turtle, but the person refused to do so before leaving the store. The employee told police he will prosecute if the thief is caught.

Money stolen during home invasion
Police were dispatched to the 26500 block of Pennie for a break-in Dec 2.

The victim told police he left the house about 2 p.m and returned at 5 p.m., when he discovered that someone had kicked in the side door of the house. The bedroom was ransacked, and drawers were removed from the dresser and dumped out on the floor. A black bag with money also was missing from the room.

The victim wasn’t sure if anything else was missing and will provide a list to police later.

There is no suspect information.

Lincoln Park
Garage looted of guitar, equipment

Police are investigating the theft of nearly $1,000 worth of items — including an Ovation acoustic guitar — that were taken from a garage in the 1500 block of Philomene.

The homeowner called police at 4 p.m. Nov. 30, and said he’d been out of town for Thanksgiving and returned to find his garage had been burglarized. Along with the guitar, missing items included a table saw, guitar amplifier and sleeping bag.

Investigators checked for evidence and noted a pet entrance door in the side of the garage that was the likely point of entry.

Melvindale
Smile bike thief, you’re on camera

A woman probably didn’t know she was on camera when stealing a bicycle from a house in the 17000 block of Flint Avenue Nov. 22.

A woman told police the woman took her son’s bicycle from the yard at 7:20 p.m. and, according to the video, is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, blond or light brown hair and approximately 140 pounds.

Should have gone home
Breaking curfew was the least of one teen’s worries Nov. 25. Authorities detained the teen in the area of Coleman and Harman avenues for being out past curfew and discovered he had a pending felony assault case.

When police searched the teen, they found marijuana inside his hat. He was cited for possession of marijuana, curfew violation and taken to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center.

Southgate
Garage burglar sought by police

Investigators are looking into “potential garage breaking-and-entering suspects,” according to a police report which described an attempted theft.

Police responded to a garage alarm from the 14000 block of Fordline Road shortly after 3 a.m. Nov. 30. The homeowner told police that he’d been awakened by the noise, and saw a man about 6 feet tall wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt running from his yard.

Investigators noted a vent that had been pried open as a likely entry point. Nothing appeared to have been stolen, and police checked for evidence and are investigating.

Taylor
Armed robbers hit dollar store

Police are looking for two men who threatened a store clerk with a handgun at Family Dollar, 10550 S. Telegraph at 10 p.m. Nov. 28.

According to police reports, surveillance video images show two masked black men — one average height the other about 5 feet 4 inches tall — enter the store shortly before closing time. One man pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at a clerk and demanded whatever money was on hand.

The man walked the clerk to a register, and took from it an undisclosed amount of currency. The two men were last seen running east from the store.

Officers collected evidence, including fingerprints, and are investigating.

Suspect sought in beer theft
Police continued their search for a man known as “Squiggy” who allegedly stole a case of beer after assaulting a drug store employee.

Investigators responded to a call shortly before 9 p.m. Nov. 27, from CVS/pharmacy, 26101 Eureka, which reported that a man had threatened a clerk and left without paying for a 24-pack of beer.

Officers scoured the neighborhood for a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and located someone who fit that description nearby. That man was taken by police to the drug store, where staff said it wasn’t the right man.

Police reviewed surveillance video images of the theft and are investigating.

Wyandotte
Lost and barefoot

A woman called 911 about 4 a.m. Nov. 28 when she saw a barefoot man walking into traffic at Biddle and Grove streets making jerky motions and twitching.

When police arrived, they found the 35-year-old Wyandotte man possessed crack cocaine paraphernalia and had been walking outside in the 24 degree weather for several hours. Police reported they believe the man was lost.

Police said the man confessed to smoking marijuana and when the officers found a crack pipe, the man said he forgot having that.

The man was charged with possession of paraphernalia and disorderly person.

Not the Louis Vuitton!
A Louis Vuitton purse, four pairs of designer glasses and a cell phone were among the items reportedly stolen Nov. 22 from an unlocked car in the 1700 block of 8th Street.

A woman reported she left the car unlocked the previous night, and when she returned to the car, she discovered her car door open and the vehicle ransacked.

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