Sound equipment swiped from vehicles
Two vehicles parked at a residence in the 1300 block of Applewood were broken into between 3:30 and 7:30 a.m. last Sunday.
An AM-FM-radio/CD player valued at $75 was taken from a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer. Missing from a 2007 Dodge Nitro were two turntables valued collectively at $600, two monitor speakers ($800), a mixer ($100), headphones ($30), connective wiring ($40) and a case containing 75 CDs ($750).
The thieves returned a key to one of the vehicles to the spot it had been placed inside the other.
Items follow evicted renter out the door
An evicted renter is believed to be responsible for theft and damage in a house in the 1300 block of Anne last Sunday.
The renter was evicted the day before. When the landlord showed up to clear out some items, she found that the furnace, valued at $3,000, was removed.
Also missing were a garage door drive ($600), a refrigerator ($500), a window air conditioner ($150), gutters ($30) and cabinet knobs ($30).
Cement had been poured into five floor drains, causing $3,000 in damage. Polyvinyl chloride drain piping in the shower also was damaged and will cost about $100 to repair. Damage also was sustained to electrical wiring ($200) and a 2-foot-by-8-foot hole was made in a section of drywall, causing about $300 in damage.
Thieves target motorbikes
Two motorcycles were stolen from different locations last Sunday.
A 2009 Suzuki valued at $11,000 was found missing about 9 a.m. from in front of a house in the 15100 block of Grace Court.
A 2004 Honda was taken between 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and 12:13 p.m. last Sunday from a parking lot in the 13300 block of Village Green Boulevard.
Man arrested outside vacant house
Officers’ response to word of a break-in resulted in an arrest just after 6 a.m. Wednesday at a vacant house in the 6500 block of Banner.
The caller reported that a Chevrolet Lumina was pulled up well into the driveway and a garage door was open, and that he had closed the door several times in recent weeks.
Police heard noises and eventually arrested a man just outside the rear of the house when they found a large box of video games and accessories near a broken back window.
The man tried to say his best friend used to live in the house, but changed his story several times, police said. The house had been foreclosed two weeks ago.
Cars entered on repair shop lot
Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, surveillance video captured the image of a man entering the west parking lot of Goddard Auto Repair, 24633 Eureka.
The man was seen approaching a pickup truck, tampering with the driver’s-side door lock, getting inside and staying there for several minutes. Nothing appeared missing, however.
The owner told police that several cars on the lot had been entered in recent weeks, including four that morning. He said items from the cars’ storage areas had been strewn around inside the passenger compartments, but that nothing appeared to be missing from any of them.
The suspect is a white man wearing short pants and a long-sleeved lightweight jacket.
Underneath it all, sitter turns thief
A resident of the 100 block of Detroit said Sept. 9 that her baby sitter had stolen 25 pairs of underwear and a bra from her.
The resident confronted the mother of the 14-year-old sitter, and the mother confirmed that her daughter had the items.
The mother also offered to return them, but the resident refused and said she would accept $150.
The mother refused to pay for her daughter’s theft.
Woman’s figurines, ring missing
About $3,800 worth of figurines and a wedding ring with an estimated value of at least $2,000 were reported missing Sept. 10 from a house in the 1700 block of Evergreen.
The daughter of the resident told police that her elderly mother, who lives in the house, is physically and mentally unable to care for herself and had been attended to by a home care service for the past four months.
The daughter said she noticed the missing items over a couple of days before she alerted police. She believes one of the health care workers may have taken the items.
The owner of the home care service agreed to provide detectives with a list of employees who worked at the house.