A purse containing checks, credit cards and $500 cash was stolen from a 62-year-old woman unloading her car at 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. The car was parked in the driveway of her house in the 17000 block of Moore. A man grabbed her from behind, placed an unknown object against her right temple, and told her to get to the ground. He then fled north on Allen Road with her purse.
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and with a thin build.
A snowblower was stolen from a garage in the 9600 block of Manor Wednesday night.
The owner said the garage door was closed, but the door opener in his car may have been used in the theft.
Three larcenies on same street
A silver 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix and a silver 2000 Chrysler Town & Country were stolen from the 6000 block of Larme Avenue Thursday night.
Stereo equipment also was stolen from the trunk of a red 1996 Dodge Neon parked next to the missing Chrysler.
Thieves get, ditch construction van, tool trailer
A green 1999 Ford Econoline van and a white, box-type trailer containing over $10,000 worth of masonry and construction tools were stolen Monday morning from the parking lot of Lowe’s, 23111 Outer Drive.
The van was found later with its ignition punched at East Grand Boulevard and East Canfield in Detroit.
Tennessee truck taken
A green 1995 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was stolen from the 2500 block of Corbin Sunday morning.
Its owner was visiting from Tennessee and had borrowed the truck from a friend to travel to Michigan and was in the process of purchasing it.
The truck’s ignition was broken and could be started with a screwdriver. The man suspects his girlfriend’s adult son may have taken the vehicle.
A blue 2008 assembled Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle valued at $7,500 was reported stolen Tuesday from a garage in the 17000 block of Robert. The owner last saw the bike Aug. 15. The garage door showed signs of tampering.
Expensive electronics exit Aveo
A Global Positioning System unit/DVD/AM-FM system valued at $1,000 was stolen Tuesday night from a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo parked in the 2500 block of Corbin.
The owners found the driver’s-side window was smashed, which allowed the thief to circumvent the alarm system.
Tree talker chased out with cane
A woman used her father’s cane to drive an unknown man from her house in the 17000 block of Matthews at 10:50 p.m. Aug. 22.
The man ran out the front door and toward Pennsylvania Road without taking anything. He is described as white, 30 to 40 years old and 6 feet tall with shoulder length brown hair and wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and ripped blue jeans.
The woman said she has seen the suspect in the winter talking to trees and believes he may live at the Village Green apartments.
Driver backs into own house
A 73-year-old man was admitted to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital after he accidentally backed his car through his living room in the 14000 block of Cranbrook at 11 a.m. Sunday. Although he was uninjured, family members suspect he had a seizure or blacked out, since he cannot recall the incident. Firefighters checked the house and judged it to still be structurally sound.
Lawn ornaments appear overnight
A woman discovered lights, ornamental statues and traffic cones on her lawn in the 14000 block of Stratford at 2:23 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Police suspect classmates of her son, a high school senior, may have been playing a prank.
Fireworks burn porch
Fireworks may have damaged a front porch doormat and storm door at a house in the 18000 block of Fort Street at 1 a.m. Monday.
The resident said she was awakened by an unknown man, who pounded on her door and then extinguished the fire.
Vehicle vandalized in driveway
The windshield, rear window and rear driver’s-side passenger door of a golden 2000 Buick sedan were smashed sometime between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in a driveway in the 18000 block of Koester.
The vehicle’s primary driver was out of town when the damage occurred.
Driver blows pot smoke at police car
A 22-year-old Trenton man waiting at a red light blew marijuana smoke at passing uniformed police officers at 11:25 a.m. Aug. 22 near the intersection of Elm and Biddle.
During the subsequent traffic stop the driver admitted to smoking marijuana in the car because he did not want to smoke it at home.
The passenger, a 25-year-old Southgate woman, had a marijuana cigarette under her car seat. Both were cited under city ordinance and released.
Block party brawler booked
Police arrested a 47-year-old belligerent and blood-covered Riverview man for disorderly conduct as he bicycled away from a block party brawl in the 1800 block of 13th at 12:15 midnight Aug. 23.
The highly intoxicated man, who tried unsuccessfully to hide, shouted obscenities at police. His irate behavior continued throughout the booking process, after which he was held at the station.
Bullhorn user blares profanity in park
A 21-year-old man who used a bullhorn to blare profanity in Bishop Park at 7:25 p.m. Sunday was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Outraged parents near the playground directed officers to the suspect. The bullhorn was confiscated and placed into evidence.
Teen burglars seek psychoactive mints
Two 18-year-old Lincoln Park men admitted to trying to break into the New Generation Boutique at 3333 Fort St. at 3:52 p.m. Monday to steal Salvia divinorum.
The psychoactive hallucinogenic mint reportedly rivals the potency of LSD.
911 follow-up reveals drug paraphernalia
Officers responding to a 911 disturbance call at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday found drug paraphernalia and residue at a house in the 1700 block of Second Street.
A 46-year-old Lincoln Park woman at the scene revealed she wanted to leave and would accept a ride home from police once she found her phone.
A 48-year-old intoxicated man who lived in the house let police enter to find the woman’s cell phone. However, he became uneasy, then combative, when officers spotted and asked about a glass crack pipe.
The man subsequently was booked for violation of a controlled substance, and the woman was given a ride home.