Nothing to smile about
A resident in the 8900 block of Allen Road reported Aug. 2 that a fluorescent orange smiley face was sprayed on the driver’s-side rear quarterpanel of his 2010 black four-door Ford Fusion overnight.
Two days earlier “playa” had been spray painted in white paint on his driveway. The vehicle owner suspects his son’s former girlfriend caused the damage.
Car stereo stolen
The front passenger-side window was broken and a CD stereo player was stolen from a white 1993 Oldsmobile parked at the MJR Allen Park Cinema, 6601 Allen Road, between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8.
Designer thief robs SUV
A Dolce & Gabbana purse, Burberry wallet, and Chanel sunglasses were among the items stolen from an unlocked 2002 red Ford Explorer parked in the owner’s driveway in the 15000 block of Harrison between 12:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 2.
The purse is valued at $650, the wallet at $200 and the sunglasses at $200.
A broken lighter and a water bottle filled with an unknown red liquid were discovered on the driver’s seat after the theft.
Free brews retrieved
A 39-year-old Novi man was arrested at Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive, at 8 p.m. July 30 after loss prevention personnel suspected him of leaving the store with 10 cases of beer without paying for them.
The suspect allegedly went through the self-checkout lanes without ringing up any of the merchandise in his cart.
Nursing home gets bad call
An employee of the Rivergate Terrace Skilled Nursing Facility, 14141 Pennsylvania Road, received an anonymous sexually harassing phone call at 4:50 a.m. Aug. 2.
The victim retrieved the phone number from caller identification and told police she wished to press charges. The responding officer gave her the number of the Ameritech Annoyance Call Bureau.
Drivers in the dark
Two separate routine traffic stops Aug. 3 resulted in arrests for driving with a suspended license.
When a 23-year-old Wixom woman driving her father’s 1998 black Ford Escort at 2:12 a.m. at Trenton and Pennsylvania roads was stopped for a nonfunctioning passenger-side headlight, she produced a passport because her license had been indefinitely suspended.
The vehicle was turned over to a licensed passenger when she was taken into custody. At 4:42 a.m., a Trenton man driving a 1999 white Ford Ranger east on King Road. near Fort Street was stopped for nonfunctioning license plate lights when the officer discovered that the vehicle’s registered owner had a suspended license.
The driver was arrested and the car was impounded.
Woman found lying in roadway
A woman was found lying in the road at Ninth and Walnut at 11:35 pm on July 29.
The woman, who was believed to be intoxicated, thought she was pushed out of an ex-boyfriend’s car but could not recall any details.
She requested ambulance transportation to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
A 19-year-old apartment resident in the 300 block of Ninth reported on July 29 that an extension cord from her basement circuit breaker box led to the first-floor apartment of a resident who had been evicted two days earlier.
The victim said her power bill had more than doubled in the past month. Department of Municipal Services workers fixed the circuit box to return service to only its intended user.