Police Blotter for March 12


Woman arrested for driving while intoxicated

Police were called to a parking lot near Red Martini, 22229 Michigan Ave., Feb. 26 for two women arguing.

The two women had crashed their vehicles after they left the bar. Both were driving south on Oakwood Boulevard approaching Michigan Avenue when the 2014 black Nissan hit the 2007 black Hyundai from behind at a stop light.

Officers observed damage on the front center bumper of the Hyundai. The driver of the Nissan refused to step out the vehicle when asked by police, saying she was fine while slurring her words. The other woman advised police that the driver of the Nissan was high intoxicated and she took possession of her car keys.

Police arrested the driver of the Nissan for failing to obey and operating while intoxicated. She was unable to walk and stand on her own, so officers did not ask her to complete field sobriety tests. Her blood alcohol level was 0.20 — two-and-a-half times the legal limit of .08 in Michigan — about 2:15 a.m. when she was transported to the Dearborn police station.

She posted bond and was told to contact the 19th District Court to schedule a hearing date.

Man attempts to steal $137 in merchandise

Loss prevention officers at Sears in Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., caught a man attempting to steal $137 in merchandise from the store Feb. 28.

Once on the scene, police were told that the man selected two men’s watches from the Jewelry Department and the walked toward the Women’s Department. He then sprayed cologne before he began walking toward the exit doors leading to the mall. The man concealed one watch in his jacket near his waist and the other near his armpit instead of paying for the items at a register.

LPO apprehended the man and recovered the watches before calling police. The man was arrested for retail fraud initially and then became noncompliant during booking procedures at the Dearborn police station.

A search of the man revealed a glass pipe in his pajama pants located under the of the waistband. He was given citations for possession of paraphernalia and not complying with booking procedures, a $1,400 bond.

A background check showed that the man had been arrested for retail fraud twice before.

Police received a copy of the security surveillance video as evidence.


Samsung television stolen in break-in

Police responded to a house in the 5300 block of Croissant Feb. 7 on a report of a home invasion.

The victim told police her Samsung Curve TV was missing when she returned home about 9 p.m. that night. She said that when she left the house for work she locked all the doors; when she returned home, she discovered that her side door was unlocked and the kitchen window was open.

A neighbor said a blue or grey truck reverse parked into the driveway of the house at 6:30 p.m. that afternoon.

No additional items were reported missing from the house. There is no suspect information.

Tires, rims reported missing from vehicle

A man called police to his house in the 5900 block of Rosetta Feb. 27 after the rims and tires off his 2017 Ford Fusion were stolen.

The victim said the vehicle was parked on the driveway, and that that when he woke up at 6 a.m., he observed the Fusion was resting on landscaping blocks.

There was damage to the rear passenger window. Nothing else was missing from the vehicle.


Yeah, that’s my plate

A 54-year-old female resident reported that someone stole the license plate off her 2004 Ford Freestyle sometime between March 2 and 3. She said the vehicle was parked in front of her apartment in the 3300 block of Van Horn Road. The victim said nothing was missing from the vehicle, just the plate.

I like the green

Police on patrol about 9 p.m. March 3 at Fort Street and Harrison Avenue noticed a northbound green 1998 Pontiac Bonneville on Fort Street near West Road with a plate frame covering the bottom of the license plate, making it unreadable.

As police were beginning to initiate a traffic stop, the driver allegedly threw a plastic bag out of the car on Fort Street, south of Harrison Avenue. Police made contact with the driver, 48, of Riverview, and passenger of the vehicle.

Upon investigation, the driver allegedly told police he discarded the bag of marijuana because he was nervous. The Riverview man was arrested for possession of marijuana.


Awakened to slit tires

A woman and her boyfriend were awoken Feb. 10  in the 200 block of Stoll Street when they heard an alarm. It was later discovered it was coming from the woman’s boyfriend’s Chevrolet Trailblazer. The pair later found someone had slit three of the tires on the vehicle.

Another brick in the wall

Police were called to the 1000 block of Lincoln Feb. 9 when the residents of a house heard a bang the previous night. The residents didn’t see anything, but the next morning they contacted authorities saying they found a block on their enclosed porch thrusted through the window.

(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Tereasa Nims.)