Employees’ cars broken into
Two employee vehicle break-ins were reported at Fairlane Green Monday night.
An in-dash stereo CD player and three bowling balls were taken from a red 2001 Pontiac Grand Am belonging to an employee of Best Buy, 3349 Fairlane Drive.
A CD player and a backpack with art supplies and schoolbooks were taken from the 1993 Ford Explorer of an employee of Chili’s Grill and Bar, 3230 Fairlane Drive.
Price switcher, shoplifter caught
Just before at 8 p.m. Sept. 10, an 18-year-old Detroit man placed $2 price stickers on irons worth $128 and $98, respectively, at Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive.
The man scanned the lower prices at a self-checkout lane before being approached by loss prevention personnel. Police subsequently took him into custody.
On the evening of Sept. 12, a 30-year-old Detroit woman attempted to take a shoulder bag full of children’s clothes without paying at Old Navy, 3260 Fairlane. She was arrested and cited for retail fraud.
A green 1998 Ford Taurus was stolen from a handicapped parking space at CVS/pharmacy, 15240 Southfield Road, about 1:40 p.m. Sept. 12.
The victim, who had the car keys, was in the store for about 20 minutes.
Semitrailer cabs vandalized
Truck drivers reported Monday morning that two semitrailer cabs were broken into over the weekend.
The cabs belonged to Capacity Transport Inc., 17065 Hess, and were parked at Mill Steel Co., 18030 Rialto. Locks on both vehicles were punched.
While the vehicle cab contents were in disarray, police said nothing appeared to be missing.
Driver backs into bicycle
A 75-year-old man maneuvering into a handicapped parking space accidentally about 3 p.m. Monday unknowingly backed his van into the bicycle of an employee of Dollar General, 18276 Allen Road.
The bicycle was chained to a “no parking” sign in the fire lane.
Scooter stolen, neighbor suspected
A scooter was reported stolen from a 25-year-old woman’s fenced backyard in the 2000 block of Emily.
The resident suspects her substance-abusing neighbor, who has attempted to “borrow” bicycles from her without permission in the past. The resident also reported the neighbor’s illegal cable hookup and drug activity to police.
Two windows were smashed between 10:30 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. Aug. 10 in what police believe were related incidents.
A 59-year-old man in the 17000 block of Yorkshire reported a marble shot through a house bay window at 11:05 p.m.
A half mile away and 15 minutes later, a 21-year-old man in the 18000 block of Hilltop Circle reported a smashed rear passenger-side door window on his black 2003 Ford Escape.
Pickup truck picked up early
A locked black 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck with a dark blue cap was reported stolen at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday from the 18000 block of Koester. A neighbor heard the truck start up between 2:30 and 3 a.m.
A purple mountain bicycle was found nearby. It was reported missing an hour later by a resident a half mile away in the 12000 block of Vreeland.
Identity theft reported
A resident in the 17000 block of Brinson filed an identity theft report Tuesday morning.
A Detroit resident had run up a $630 cell phone bill using his contact information and an alias.
Police gave the resident advice and identity theft response information.
Loud car stereo ticketed in school zone
A green 1999 Pontiac Grand Am with a loud and heavy thumping bass car stereo earned a noise violation ticket about 2 p.m. Sept. 10 for a 23-year-old woman driving near Madison Elementary School.
She also was cited for running a stop sign in front of the school.
Party store cash register taken
A cash register with about $200 was stolen about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday from Johnny’s Party Shoppe, 1000 Ford Ave.
The front door was shattered by a brick 20 minutes after the owner had locked up.
The suspect, a 5-foot-9-inch to 5-foot-11-inch, 180-pound white male was seen on surveillance video. A witness saw a blue or green minivan leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.
Brother’s death may have led to assault
A 33-year-old woman was assaulted just after midnight Tuesday by a white man in his 20s who jumped out of some bushes as she was walking on Fourth between Fort Street and Walnut.
The victim fought him off and fled to her house on Walnut. The woman, who complained of head and body pain from the attack, said the day was the third anniversary of her brother’s death, and that she suspects it may have been an act of one of her late brother’s substance-abusing friends.