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Headphone theft leads to arrest

A 30-year-old Detroit man who was arrested for attempting to steal a pair of $16 headphones at 8:44 p.m. May 1 from Target, 3100 Fairlane Drive, had enough cash in his possession to purchase half a dozen pairs.

He refused treatment for cuts on his wrists and a swollen eye that officers noticed when they took custody of the man from the store’s loss prevention personnel. He was taken to the police station for booking and released on bond.

Super-drunk man refuses to leave bar

Police responded to 3 Nicks Scoreboard Lounge, 18713 Van Born Road at 9:25 p.m. May 5 when an intoxicated 39-year-old Carleton man refused to leave the bar. He already had been turned away by a cab driver for being argumentative. He soon became uncooperative and combative with the responding officers, yelling and swearing. He was taken into custody for disturbing the peace.

At the police station, a preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.35, more than four times the 0.8 limit for legally drunk in Michigan. Due to his high BAC, he was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Ohio man uses stolen ID, credit card to fraudulently activate cell phone

A 41-year-old Toledo, Ohio, man resisted arrest after trying to activate cell phone service on another person’s account at 3:56 p.m. May 7 at Best Buy, 3349 Fairlane Drive, with fraudulent identification. When contacted by phone by store personnel, the identity account holder said she was already the victim of another identity theft investigation.

When police arrived, the suspect struggled and resisted arrest, and both the suspect and arresting officer ended up on the floor before he was restrained and taken into custody. He was taken to the Dearborn Police Department and housed.


Police arrest drunken driver after hit-and-run crash

A victim of a hit-and-run vehicle crash called police to the area of Southfield and Michigan Avenue just after 11 p.m. April 26 because the other driver left the scene.

The man said his vehicle was hit by a gold PT Cruiser whose driver left without stopping. Information shared to dispatchers allowed Allen Park police to stop the other man at Southfield and Allen roads. Dearborn police arrived at the traffic stop and began their investigation by asking the man why he left the scene of the crash. The driver of the PT Cruiser said he pulled over and exchanged information with the other man before he left the crash scene.

While speaking with the driver, officers smelled an odor of intoxicants, observed the man was unsteady while standing, and confused when answering questions. Police were then able to determine that the man fled the scene without exchanging information with the victim. He was transported to Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn where a blood test confirmed the man was driving while intoxicated.

Officers arrested him for operating while intoxicated, fleeing the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license.

Woman stopped for speeding, arrested for marijuana possession

While on patrol in the area of Tireman and Littlefield April 30, police observed a Ford Fusion driving 60 mph in a 45 mph.

A traffic stop was conducted showing the woman was driving with a suspended license and previous driving citations. A check of the license plate on the vehicle revealed that the vehicle was registered to the woman’s sister.

Police arrested the woman as they competed a search of the vehicle where they found a handgun under the driver’s seat, and a bag with marijuana. The woman said the medical marijuana belonged to her but said she did not know to whom the handgun belonged.

She was cited for driving with a suspended license and the handgun was taken into custody as evidence.


Man reports catalytic converter, license plate missing

Police were called to a house in the 26900 block of Wilson Drive overnight April 22 to April 23 after a catalytic converter and license plate were stolen.

The victim said he parked his Honda Accord in front of his house about 3 p.m. April 22 and then observed the missing parts the just after noon the next day. Officers searched the area but found no evidence and did not have any suspect information.

Chrysler minivan stolen from house

A man reported that his 2001 Chrysler was missing from his house in the 6350 block of University sometime from April 23 to April 24.

The man told police he noticed his van was stolen about noon April 24 after he parked it in front of the house at 11 p.m. April 23.

He said he was not sure if the doors on the mini-van were locked. There is no evidence or suspect information.


More than $5,000 in electronics stolen from unlocked minivan

A 57-year-old Lincoln Park woman reported on May 5 more than $5,000 in electronic equipment stolen from her unlocked Dodge Caravan. The woman said the items were stolen between 2:30 and 10 p.m. April 27 from her vehicle parked in her driveway in the 1000 block of Fort Street.

The missing items included an HP desktop computer, a printer, three televisions, a titanium drill set, a Play Station 4 with two controllers and a 10-inch Apple iPad. She was unable to supply any serial numbers for the property. She was given a report number and advised to follow up with her insurance company.

Vehicle towed to repair shop stolen overnight

A 54-year old Lincoln Park man said his 2010 white Ford Ranger, which had blown an engine the night of May 5 and was towed to Top Notch Auto Repair, 1027 Southfield Road, was reported as missing at 8:30 a.m. May 6 by the shop owner. A large area of oil marked the cement where it had been parked, and a line of oil was visible marking a path eastbound on Southfield Road. The vehicle was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.


Used car buyer refuses to return license plate to seller

A man who sold a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria at 9:48 p.m. May 10 to a man he connected with via social media said the buyer refused to let him retrieve the car license plate once the sale was complete, so he filed a police report listing the plate as stolen.

Suspicious activity near motel known for drug activity yields arrest

An officer spotted a man and a woman staying for a short time period at 1:43 a.m. May 10 at a local motel known for drug activity, who then parked their vehicle several blocks away before walking back to the motel. They said they parked their vehicle away from the motel to prevent it from being broken into.

The woman said she had a room at the motel. The officer asked them for identification, and found the woman had two drug-related warrants, and the man had a minor traffic warrant out of Detroit. Southgate police confirmed the warrant against the woman, and agreed to take her into custody. The man was advised of his warrant and released.


Bicycle burgled from balcony

A man in a second floor apartment reported the morning of May 8 that a bicycle was stolen from his apartment balcony by someone who may have climbed on a nearby electrical panel to get access. The bike, which was not in rideable condition, was a 10- to 12-year-old blue Autobike brand with an estimated $300 value. The apartment showed signs of forced entry, but nothing was missing. There were no suspects.

Found bikes turned over to police department

Riverview Recreation Department workers took two bicycles to the police station May 4 that were found in the city park system during the winter. One is a boy’s black Hyper bicycle with a lock, and the other a boy’s blue Evasion bicycle with a No. 36 plaque and a Spider-Man bell. If not claimed, the bicycles will eventually be sold at auction.

Cement company storage trailer stolen

An employee of Oscar’s Cement of Lincoln Park reported on May 5 the overnight theft of a storage trailer parked in the 13000 block of Kingswood where a crew was doing cement work. The trailer was a black 1989 Hurst trailer. Employees verified that no other crew moved the unit. The trailer was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.


White vehicle in hit-and-run with mailbox

A mailbox was hit and damaged between 10 a.m. May 6 and 4 a.m. May 7 in the 16000 block of Helen. White paint transfer was visible on the base of the pole. There were no reports of a vehicle hit-and-run crash in the area.

Flower key to mystery?

A man in the 15000 block of Richmond reported at 4:39 p.m. May 8 that a dried flower with a paper clip attached to the end of it was found inside his house near the front door. He said he thinks it may have been dropped through the mail slot when someone tried to use it to open the door lock. The front door showed no signs of forced entry. He was provided with an incident number.

Chrysler 200 window shattered

A 29-year-old man in the 13000 block of Village Park Drive reported that the left rear car window of his black 2016 Chrysler 200 was shattered between 4 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 6 while he was asleep. He said he thinks he knows who might have done the damage, but declined to provide officers with a name. Nothing was left at the scene that might have been used to damage the window.

(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)