A green 2000 Dodge Intrepid was stolen from the back parking lot of Carino’s Italian restaurant, 23075 Outer Drive, between 4 and 11 p.m. Aug. 5.
The car belongs to a restaurant employee, who discovered the theft at the end of his shift.
A 26-inch high-definition television was stolen from the back seat of a Hyundai in the 15000 block of Crescent about 11 p.m. Sept. 4.
The car was parked in the resident’s driveway while she was moving items from her car into her house.
Prison break short-lived
A 20-year-old Detroit man escaped from a 24th District Court holding cell about 3 p.m. Aug. 31 during a prisoner transfer.
He ran past a court officer and warrant team and out the back door. The man was spotted about two hours later by a resident in the 16000 block of Beverly.
The subject was hiding at ground level in shrubbery. After failing to surrender to officers, he was stunned with an electronic control device and restrained.
The man received first aid at the scene and then was charged with a felony and returned to custody.
Purse snatcher arrested
A purse, $50 cash and a BlackBerry were stolen at the White Rhino Sports Bar, 4328 Oakwood Blvd., about 1 a.m. Monday.
The victim, a 24-year-old Taylor woman, named a possible suspect for officers.
The purse, less the cash, was found about noon Monday in the back yard of a home in the 18000 block of Harman. The BlackBerry was found later with water damage in an adjacent neighbor’s pool.
The subject was apprehended about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when a 36-year-old Melvindale woman in the 17000 block of Robert reported to police that a man she had housed for a week and kicked out after she caught him stealing was pounding on her door.
A red 1999 Cadillac Eldorado was stolen from a driveway in the 18000 block of Harman between 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday.
Video games and tools taken
Police received a report of trespassers in the garage of a vacant home in the 2500 block of Fisher about 11:30 p.m. Monday night.
The owner, a 44-year-old Ecorse resident, arrived shortly after midnight and reported video games, power tools and hand tools missing.
Resident robbed of Rocawear
A digital camera, a cell phone with charger and three Rocawear pant and shirt outfits were stolen between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from a house in the 2300 block of Fisher.
The victim, a 21-year-old woman, suspects a relative with a substance abuse problem who sometimes lives with her. A neighbor also reported her cell phone missing from a neighboring porch.
The front windshield of a green 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix was shattered early Sunday morning in the 15000 block of Cumberland.
The vehicle owner heard a loud banging sound outside about 1 a.m.
Suspected narcotics found at playground
A Southgate family found two small plastic bags of suspected refined cocaine in crystalline rock form at 7:20 p.m. Sunday in the playground area of Riverview Glens Park, 14200 Pennsylvania.
A police search of the park did not find any additional narcotics.
Air compressor missing
A $300 air compressor worth was reported missing from a garage in the 17000 block of Matthews at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8.
The resident noticed the loss when he returned home following a three-week absence.
Teen drivers cited for noise violations
Teenage boys from Lincoln Park were cited in two separate and unrelated car stereo noise violations.
At 2:44 p.m. Sept. 3, an 18-year-old driving a 1990 black Honda Civic with loud bass speakers on Emmons was cited for unreasonable noise and released.
At 1:12 p.m. the next day, a 19-year-old driving a borrowed 2000 silver Pontiac Grand Am passed an officer at an accident scene at Sixth and Highland while playing extremely loud rap music on the car stereo. The driver was cited for driving without a license, unreasonable noise and no proof of insurance. The young man was released at the scene. The car, which belonged to his girlfriend’s mother, was impounded and towed.
Motionless man found in foliage
A 41-year-old Southgate man was found lying motionless with a quarter-full bottle of vodka in the foliage off Eureka near the viaduct about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3.
After an officer awakened him, then evaluated and questioned him, the man was cited for having open alcohol before being driven to a destination in Southgate.
Woman assaulted after hospital discharge
A 25-year-old woman recently discharged from the hospital was assaulted about 4 a.m. Sunday by a 37-year-old Redford Township man visiting her and her husband in the 1600 block of Electric.
The event was triggered when the two resumed an earlier verbal argument indoors that then moved to the porch.
The Redford man then struck the woman in the face several times, grabbed her neck and shoved her into an awning support, causing her to fall onto the porch. The woman’s husband then threw the visitor off the porch and called police. The woman received first aid treatment and was released, while her attacker was handcuffed and taken into custody.
Routine traffic stop leads to double booking.
When an officer saw a driver failing to signal several turns as well as driving on a flat tire, he initiated a traffic stop just before 9:30 p.m. Sept. 7 that revealed unconfirmed fugitive warrants for both the passenger and driver. The driver was operating on a suspended license. The stop also revealed documents, cards, identification and prescriptions in the car that belonged to neither driver nor passenger. Both were arrested.