Police Blotter for September 24

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Driver tells officer he’s drunk, hands over tequila

A 37-year-old Detroit man was taken into custody at 1:47 a.m. Sept. 11 after he was seen traveling at a high rate of speed on the southbound Southfield Freeway near Oakwood Boulevard, swerving across all lanes of traffic and traveling in two lanes at once.

When an officer initiated a traffic stop in the Rousch parking lot, the driver had bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech, and smelled of intoxicants as he handed the officer a glass with tequila from the center console, as he announced, “Man, I’m so drunk.”

The man failed numerous field sobriety tests, during which he made many incriminating comments, including “Bro, I’m so drunk,” and, “Ha, I am drunk and not going to do that.”

A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.15, which is almost twice the the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan. Later he registered a 0.24, three-times the limit.

The man had a prior conviction involving alcohol, so the license plate was confiscated and a repeat offender plate issued. He was booked and taken to the Dearborn Police Department to be held.


Woman finds catalytic converter missing from vehicle

A woman reported her catalytic converter stolen off her Honda Accord parked in the 24800 block of Cooke Sept. 5.

She told police her vehicle was working normally on Sept. 2 and when she attempted to start it on Sept. 5 it made a loud noise. It was determined the sound was coming from the bottom of the vehicle where the catalytic converter was missing. Her son was able to inspect the vehicle and observed the catalytic converter had been cut off.

There is no evidence.


Two men screens and doors from glass business

Police responded to Nevet’s Glass, 25568 Van Born, Aug. 30 after the owner reported multiple storm doors and screens missing from the business.

Security video reviewed by officers showed two men arrive in the back of the business at 10:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in a Ford Ranger. One man exited the vehicle from the passenger side and filled the bed of the truck with $750 in storm doors and $300 in screens. Both men fled the business on Van Born in the truck.

The passenger was described as a bald white male wearing a T-shirt and shorts, but no description of the driver was determined because he was not shown in the video.

Offices were unable to identify the color of the truck because security video was in black and white.


Spouse steals from bank account

A woman in the 17500 block of Flora reported at 4:59 p.m. Sept. 19 that she was having a domestic dispute with her husband over their son and money he allegedly stole from her bank account after stealing her ATM card. She was advised to stay away from him and call police if he returned to her residence.


Taking a knife to a fist fight

A Riverview man was been arrested following a report at 2:50 p.m. Sept. 13 that he was waiting near Riverview Community High School armed with a large hunting-style knife. The man hid the knife before officers arrived, which they later recovered in the nearby park.

A person who was with the man told police he was planning a fist fight with a RCHS student. A substitute teacher in the parking witness an argument, as well as the man leaving the knife in the park before returned to the area near the school.

The RCHS student was not cooperative with officers. He said he was going to fight with the man, but didn’t mention the knife. He then said he was late for work and had to leave.

The man with the knife was arraigned and ordered not to have any contact with the student, and told me may not go within 100 yards of RCHS.


Woman shot in domestic incident

Police responded to a shooting in the 24000 block of Northline Road at 11:46 a.m. Sept. 17, where a man was taken into custody.  EMS took a woman to Beaumont Hospital, Taylor, where she was listed in very critical condition. The shooting is being classified as domestic violence, and there is no danger to the public.


Passing police on the right is wrong

As a driver, a 34-year-old Southgate man, passed a police vehicle at 2:38 a.m. Sept. 16 in the area of Fort and Oak Street, using the right lane, the vehicle backfired and stalled. When the officer conducted a traffic stop, the driver said he was running out of gas and that is why the car was experiencing mechanical difficulty. He supplied his driver’s license, the vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

The passenger, a 27-year-old Southgate woman, in whose name the vehicle was registered, was found to have a local warrant out for her arrest. She was then taken into custody and held.

An inventory of the woman’s purse revealed heroin, and upon a later search, a crack pipe was found hidden in a body cavity.

(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)