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Pharmacist helps saves man with Narcan

A 26-year-old Grosse Ile Township man’s life was saved the afternoon of Nov. 13 by a quick-thinking pharmacist and a police officer at CVS, 15240 Southfield Road.

Store employees reported that a man under the influence was in the store and having difficulty staying awake. When the man collapsed, a pharmacist gave him a dose of Narcan. A police officer then arrived on the scene, could not detect a pulse, and saw that the man was turning blue. He began performing CPR until the man’s heart started beating again.

The man then regained consciousness quickly, but was disoriented, became upset, and had to be restrained. An officer then found two empty syringes in the man’s pants pocket. When the man understood that he had overdosed and his life had just been saved, he calmed down and expressed his thanks. He said he had overdosed in the past, and had just come off a 90-day stretch of sobriety. He was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Drunk man staggering in rush hour traffic taken into custody

A 51-year-old Monroe man, who admitted to drinking beer all night with a friend, was taken into custody about 7 a.m. Nov. 15 when he kept staggering into morning rush hour traffic along Pelham Road.

Police were first notified that the man was at Classic Auto Wash, 10275 Pelham Road. When they arrived on the scene the man was running away from the car wash and approaching traffic. When approached by officers, the man, who smelled of intoxicants, yelled that his friend, who lived on the other side of the street, in Taylor, had stolen his bicycle and clothes.

Allen Park police then escorted him to the Taylor side of the street to await Taylor police. However, when the officers started to drive away, they saw the drunken man stagger back into traffic, so they stopped traffic and took him into custody, charging him with disorderly conduct. He was booked and processed, then held at the Dearborn police station.


Police find man sleeping in vehicle  

Witnesses called police to the 24500 block of Fairmount Nov. 20 after they saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the area.

Once officers arrived on the scene, they checked the vehicle and found a man sleeping in the driver’s seat. After he woke up, the man said he was on his way to pick up his fiancé near Michigan Avenue and Wyoming.

Police ran a background check which revealed the man had a warrant on his record for failure to display a valid driver’s license.

He was arrested and his vehicle was impounded.


Man arrested for refusing to identify himself

While at the scene of a crash in the 27000 block of Ford Road just before 8 p.m. Nov. 14, police noticed a man stopped in the road, impeding traffic.

The man was stood in the road with no reflectors on his bike causing drivers to swerve, stop and switch lanes to avoid hitting him. Officers approached the man who refused to identify himself and said he was watching police at the accident scene. After repeatedly asking for his information, officers said they would issue him a citation but the man only kept asking if he was under arrest.

The man continued to refuse to identify himself and as police attempted to arrest him he resisted which led to an officer tackling him.

He was arrested for impeding traffic, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, then transported to the Dearborn Heights police station.


Stolen license plate leads to drug arrest

A traffic stop for a stolen license plate on westbound Outer Drive at 4:56 p.m. Nov. 10 led to citations for driving with a suspended license, no insurance and having suboxone (a narcotic pain reliever also used to treat addiction) without a prescribed container. He also was charged with being in possession of stolen property, and his vehicle was towed.

Thief takes 60-inch television

A resident in the 1800 block of Mill Street reported at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 14 that someone had broken into his house between 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 10:45 a.m. Nov. 14 and taken a 60-inch Vizio television valued at $1,000. The thief gained entry through a window, on which fingerprints were observed. The resident was advised not to touch the windowsill until the prints could be processed.


Vinyl fence around business trash bin deliberately damaged

A restaurant owner in the 3700 block of Oakwood reported at 10:09 a.m. Nov. 15 that sections of the vinyl fence around the metal trash bin were torn down, and there was damage to the posts and metal brackets as well. The damage occurred between midnight and 8:30 a.m.

Restaurant window broken with landscaping rock

The front window of Sabina’s Restaurant, 3840 Oakwood, was reported broken at 7:22 a.m. with a landscaping block found on the floor below the broken window. The owner said the window was intact at 8:30 p.m. the night before. There was no security camera footage.


Chevy stolen from driveway

When a man came home from work at 3:45 a.m. Oct. 31, he discovered his wife’s locked 2015 black Chevrolet Traverse missing, taken without keys, from a house in the 14000 block of Stratford. It was last seen at 10 p.m. the night before. No one had permission to use the vehicle, and the couple had both sets of keys. There were no signs of forced entry, such as broken glass, in the driveway. The vehicle had a “Riverview Pirates Honor Student” sticker on the rear window.

Broken lock on window allows burglar access

A woman at Brookview Apartments reported that her apartment was robbed between 8:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Nov. 7, with the thief believed to have gained access through a window that would not lock properly, which she said she had reported to maintenance. A K-9 tracking dog was brought in, but was unable to track the intruder.

The victim said that the items stolen included two silver tea sets, two Samsung tablets, a Vizio laptop computer, two rifles, a tote bag of tools, and miscellaneous jewelry.


Driver’s side mirror sheared off vehicle

The driver’s side mirror was sheared off a 2014 Dodge Caravan in the 12000 block of Oakdale between 10 p.m. Nov. 7 and 7:48 a.m. Nov. 8. The investigating officer found that there was no evidence to suggest a hit-and-run, and it was more likely that the mirror was deliberately struck with an object like a baseball bat. There were no witnesses, leads or suspects.

Purse stolen out of car at Planet Fitness

A woman’s purse, with credit cards, her driver’s license and $30 cash was stolen out of her Honda Accord between 4:40 and 5:00 p.m. at Planet Fitness, 13592 Eureka. She said the purse was on the front seat, but covered by coats to hide it. The thief shattered the passenger side window, valued at $200, to gain access to the vehicle.


Rocker panel torn off by pry bar on ground

A Trenton man reported at 11:31 a.m. Nov. 4 that the rocker panel under the driver’s side rear door of his 2011 Ford Taurus was torn off by a pry bar he drove over at Marathon gas station, 4350 W. Jefferson. A station employee thought the tool may have been accidentally left behind by an employee of Tri Lakes Petroleum, who was filling underground gas tanks earlier that day. The man said surveillance footage may be available.

Identity thief applies for unemployment using stolen ID

A woman reported at 5:28 p.m. Nov. 2 that an identity thief had applied for unemployment benefits using her name and other identifying data. She was given the case number and an identity theft information packet, and advised to review her credit report for discrepancies.


Compound hunting bow, crossbow stolen

A 48-year-old Wyandotte man in the 1100 block of Electric reported at 6:56 a.m. Nov. 20 that a compound hunting bow and a crossbow were likely stolen the night of Nov. 16 when he was out of town. His brother noticed Nov. 17 that his house lights were on and a door was open. The man said he wasn’t overly concerned about getting the bows back, but was concerned that they might be used in a crime. The man thought the thief may have entered through an unlocked back window.

Drunk man enters wrong apartment building

A drunk 33-year-old Wyandotte man entered an apartment building in the 500 block of Orange Street at 3:05 a.m. Nov. 9 and starting banging on an apartment doors in a mistaken attempt to find his own apartment. The man, whom a resident identified, admitted that “he made a big mistake.”

A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood alcohol content of 0.20, which is two-and-a-half times the legal limit of 0.08 for legally drunk in Michigan. He was booked, processed and held, and cited for disorderly conduct.

(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)