Police Blotter 12-2-2018

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Assault by cell phone

An employee of the Sprint Store, 3428 Fairlane Drive, filed an assault report the afternoon of Nov. 20, two days after a dissatisfied customer threw a cell phone at him, striking him in the chest. The cell phone box was thrown at another employee. The phone thrower had made no attempt to retrieve the cell phone from the police station.

Man loses gun during divorce

A man reported a missing handgun the morning of Nov. 21 after he was unable to find a Smith and Wesson handgun and ammunition he had left behind when he moved out of his residence, in the 4200 block of Wall Avenue, while in the process of divorcing his wife.

The man said the handgun had been under his mattress when he first moved out of the house Sept. 16, but the gun was gone Sept. 17 when he attempted to retrieve it. He said his soon-to-be ex-wife and her boyfriend said they did not know the gun’s whereabouts.

The man said that on Nov. 1 he searched his possessions, which had been moved into the garage, without finding the handgun. The gun was subsequently entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.


Man arrested on 2 marijuana warrants

Police observed a red 2011 Dodge Challenger traveling east on Michigan Avenue at Porath with an illegal window tint Nov. 18, prompting a traffic stop.

The driver identified himself to officers with his driver’s license. A check of the driver and all three of the passenger’s inside the vehicle revealed three warrants belonging to one passenger.

According to the report, the passenger had the three warrants out of Dearborn and Royal Oak. The two warrants in Dearborn were for possession of marijuana with a $1,000 bond and possession of paraphernalia with a $500 bond while the Royal Oak warrant was for possession of marijuana with a $500 bond.

The passenger was arrested and the driver was given a verbal warning regarding the window tints. After the passenger was transported o the Dearborn police station he posted his $500 bond and was told to contact court for further proceedings.

Dearborn Heights

TV stolen during home invasion

Police responded to a house on Lamphere between Outer Drive and Ann Arbor Trail Nov. 29 for a call about a home invasion and stolen TV. The two intruders forcibly entered the house about 11:45 p.m. when they stole the television and attempted to enter a bedroom.

A resident of the house encountered one of the intruders who then immediately fled the location and was last seen in the area of Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue. Security camera footage revealed one of the intruders fled on foot and the other fled in a vehicle before meeting up moments later, leaving in the vehicle, according to police.
The vehicle was described as a dark blue or black Buick four-door sedan with a chrome trim and the two intruders were described as black males in their 20s with a thin build. One of the intruders was wearing a red jacket and dark pants while the other was wearing all dark clothing.

Lincoln Park

Phone shooed

A 36-year-old man who was shopping for women’s shoes the afternoon of Nov. 25 at Sears, 2100 Southfield Road, said that after he placed his white Apple iPhone 7 on a nearby shelf while looking at merchandise, he discovered it missing when he went to retrieve it.

The man said he did not remember anyone coming close enough to him to take the phone, and loss prevention personnel said they did not see anyone take a cell phone on the surveillance video of the area. The device was valued at $250.

Ford Flex filched

A 34-year-old man reported the afternoon of Nov. 26 that his gray 2014 Ford Flex was stolen while it was parked in front of his girlfriend’s house in the 1400 block of Grant Avenue. He said he was up to date on his vehicle payments, and no one else had permission to take it. There are no suspects.


Pizzeria plundered

An alarm triggered at Fredi the PizzaMan Italian Restaurant, 17900 Allen Road, at 2:56 a.m. Nov. 25 led police officers to a front door with a shattered lower glass panel and an empty cash register, which the business owner said contained about $45. There were coins scattered across the floor near the register.

A police detective took crime scene photos and dusted for fingerprints. Police officers also canvassed nearby businesses to see if anyone had entered their establishments with a large amount of coinage. A city Department of Public Works employee boarded up the shattered glass door panel.

Wallet pinched from pickup

A 53-year-old man said his wallet was stolen from under a towel in the center console of his 2017 burgundy Dodge Ram 1500 the night of Nov. 24. He told police he was uncertain whether the wallet was taken while the vehicle was parked in the 18000 block of Harmon, or earlier at Melvindale Liquor Market, 17973 Allen Road, or Las Cazuelas Mexican Restaurant, 4122 Oakwood.

He said the wallet held no cash, but did contain his driver’s license, concealed pistol license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, health care cards, gas station credit cards and several other store and bank credit cards. He was advised to contact his bank and credit card companies.


Apartment burglarized; backpack, books, painkillers taken

A man reported the morning of Nov. 26 that his apartment in the 19000 block of Fort Street had been burglarized between 4 and 11 a.m. A black backpack with medical books valued at $400, miscellaneous toys, bottles of Vicodin and Motrin, and two other prescription bottles were taken.

A north facing bedroom window was the likely point of entry, which the resident said was secure before he left the apartment. The screen, which was damaged, was removed and lying in the grass below the window.

The mix of snow and rain obliterated any footprints or fingerprints that might have otherwise been left at the scene. The front door to the apartment showed no signs of forced entry.

A safe, Oakley sunglasses, computers, iPads, televisions and jewelry in the apartment were left untouched.

Couple in coitus interupted

Police officers responded to Rivergreen Apartments about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 28 when a caller reported a man and woman engaged in sexual activity in a white Ford F-150 pickup.
Police officers asked both individuals for identification, and the woman was found to have multiple warrants out for her arrest. She was taken into custody, processed and held, while the man was released at the scene.


Telescope taken

A 22-year-old man reported at 9 p.m. Nov. 16 that his telescope was stolen sometime after midnight the night before from his backyard in the 12000 block of Agnes. The telescope was a white Meade Lightbridge mini 114 with a $150 value. He said he found some of the lenses on the sidewalk north of his residence. While the victim provided a statement, there was no substantive suspect information.

Christmas tree stolen from storage unit

A 74-year-old woman discovered the morning of Nov. 15 that an unidentified grinch had stolen a 7-foot artificial black Russian Christmas tree, valued at $500, from the Meadows of Southgate Apartments storage area. The woman said the tree was stored in a green bag. There were no leads or suspects.


License plate larceny

The afternoon of Nov. 26 a woman reported that the license plate was stolen from her vehicle the day before, between 7 and 11:30 p.m., while she was parked in front of her boyfriend’s house in the 11400 block of Cornell. Both she and her boyfriend were sure that the license plate was on the vehicle when she first arrived at the house. There were no suspects. The plate was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.

Car stolen while woman out of town

A woman reported the afternoon of Nov. 26 that her 2005 green Honda Element, with a California license plate, was stolen from the Cambridge Square parking lot at Eureka and Inkster roads sometime between Nov. 17 and 25 while she was out of town for work. She contacted the lot tow company, who said her vehicle had not been towed. The vehicle was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.


Fraudulent Comcast account

A man filed a fraud report the morning of Nov. 19 when he learned that three Comcast accounts were opened in his name between 2015 and 2018. He said a collection agency started requesting payment a month ago for the accounts. He said he had been with Wide Open West since 1989, and did not have a Comcast account. He was given a police report number to give to Comcast, and an identity theft information packet.

Fraudulent Verizon account runs up charges

A woman reported Nov. 16 she had received a letter from a collection agency for a $1,574 debt due to Verizon Wireless for an account opened in her name Dec. 7, 2017. She said she was able to get the phone number for the fraudulent account along with the Verizon account number.


Travel trailer taken

A 2017 Tracer Air travel trailer was reported stolen Nov. 4 from the 1400 block of 23rd Street. The trailer, about 30 feet in length, was tan with black accents, with black and silver wheels, 2 doors and two slideout sections, valued at $25,000.

Left behind were wheel caulks, a broken lock and a block of wood. The trailer was entered as stolen on the Law Enforcement Information Network.

Laptop larceny from auto

A man reported the morning of Nov. 6 that his company laptop computer was stolen from his unlocked company vehicle overnight while it was parked in the 100 block of St. Johns. There were no suspects.

(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)