Police Blotter for April 23


Police arrest man in possession of marijuana, ammunition

While on patrol in the area of Greenfield and Warren Avenue April 6, police noticed a Chrysler Sebring traveling with a cracked windshield.

A traffic stop was conducted for the violation, where the man told police he had a Michigan medical marijuana card before agreeing to a vehicle search. Police found a loaded pistol magazine with 12, 9-millimeter bullets and marijuana in the center console.

When confronted about the marijuana and ammunition, the man confessed that he did not really have a Michigan medical marihuana card. After a background check, officers found that the man previously had a 2012 armed robbery felony conviction.

He was arrested for being a felon in possession of marijuana and ammunition.

Woman attempts to steal $380 in merchandise

Police were called to Macy’s at Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., April 11 after a woman tried to leave the store with over $380 in Nike items.

The Loss Prevention Officers had the woman in custody following her attempt to steal the merchandise.

LPO said that they observed the woman was with an unknown man as they selected the items and removed the sensors. Next, they both concealed the merchandise in a Macy’s bag and attempted to leave the store.

Both took off on foot but the woman was caught by the LPO. The man was able to escape.

Officers arrested the woman for retail fraud and placed her under a $400 bond.


Clothing, massage table missing from apartment storage unit

Police responded to a storage unit in the 300 block of Yorkshire April 6 after items were reported missing.

The victim told officers she last saw the three bags filled with clothing and a massage table on Feb. 14 when the storage unit was locked. She went to the storage unit on April 6 and noticed the items were stolen sometime between her visits.

A brief investigation showed that the storage unit was not secured properly.

There is no suspect information or evidence.

Man reports shattered window to police

A man called officers to a house in the 4600 block of Pelham April 6 when he noticed his front window was broken.

He said an argument took place between him and his friend who was living at the house when a threat was made. “My friend said he would ‘destroy the house’ and then left that afternoon,” the man told police. Just after 3:30 p.m. officers responded to the call that an object was thrown through the front window.

The man told police he believes his friend threw the object. An investigation is ongoing.


Take me

A 37-year-old resident called police when he discovered his 2006 Toyota Corolla stolen from his driveway. The man told police he left his house to go to work at 4:30 a.m. April 12, but the car was gone from his driveway in the 1800 block of Stewart Avenue, where he parked it about six hours earlier. The man told police he left the doors unlocked and the keys inside the vehicle.

In, out in 30 seconds

Police arriving at Radio Shack, 1887 Southfield Road, about 10:30 p.m. April 13 for a break-in call found pieces of concrete lying outside the front door. The glass door was still in one piece and a burglar made entry into the store by sliding the door up.

Police reviewed the store video showing a black male wearing a burgundy hoodie and blue jeans in the store taking five mini plus Bluetooth speakers, a pair of headphones and two Bluetooth square speakers, all valued at $400.

Police said the man crawled under the glass door, grabbed the merchandise and crawled back under the glass to exit the store, all in about 30 seconds. A store employee told police he believes the man is the same one who broke into the store on April 6 and took similar items.

Where loss prevention knows your name

Police were called to Meijer, 3710 Dix Ave., about 4:30 p.m. April 14 by a loss prevention officer, saying that a woman took a PS4 camera and three PS4 dual shock controllers from the store, totaling $240. The loss prevention officer reportedly recognized the woman from an earlier encounter.

On April 14, the woman reportedly walked through the garden gate of the store with a shopping cart, then headed for electronics and placed the items in her shopping cart. She then walked to the bedding area.

Later, the loss prevention officer saw the suspect walk through the garden exit with a purse over her shoulder, allegedly to conceal the items she took. After further review of the video, the loss prevention officer found empty packaging for the listed stolen items behind some bedding and pillows. The officer knows the name of the woman from an encounter two days earlier, where the 31-year-old resident had been arrested for shoplifting. Police are investigating the recent incident.


Residents report larcenies

Police said several residents experienced larcenies from unlocked vehicles in various areas of the city. They are asking residents to keep an extra pair of eyes out for their neighbors and not to hesitate to call police to report suspicious activity. Police ask that residents lock their vehicles and not leave valuables in vehicles in an effort to reduce their chances of being victimized. Anyone seeing something suspicious is asked to call police at 313-429-1070, Ext. 2.


Vehicle stripped of catalytic converter

Police were called to American House, 20300 Fort St., April 18 for a larceny, where a resident reported her vehicle’s catalytic converter missing. The woman told police the car was parked close to the building and there was a light on the building making the vehicle visible.

The victim hadn’t driven the vehicle for two weeks. When she started it on April 15, it made a loud noise. Two days later she took it to a mechanic and learned that the converter was missing and she had to pay $300 for a new one.

Rude hit-and-run drivers

A woman went to the Police Department about 10 a.m. April 18 to alert officers that she parked her vehicle across from her house and found her driver’s side mirror broken that morning. The owner discovered the mirror broken at 9:45 a.m. and immediately contacted authorities. She didn’t have her insurance information with her and was told to call dispatch with it later in the day.

(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Tereasa Nims.)