Angel’s flight: Yard ornaments gone
A 75-pound concrete angel disappeared the night of Oct. 17 from a porch in the 15000 block of Harrison.
Its wing had been mended. Two large flower pots were also stolen.
Multiple vehicles vanish
A lime green 1995 Ford Windstar was reported missing about 1 p.m. Oct. 17 from the 15000 block of Cicotte.
The vehicle was left unlocked with an ignition key under the driver’s-side floor mat.
A white Ford F-150 was stolen from Three Nicks Scoreboard Lounge, 18713 Van Born Road, around 1 a.m. last Sunday. The victim left his keys on the bar counter when he went to use the restroom. After employees helped him look inside the bar for his keys, they looked outside and discovered the truck was gone.
A dark purple 1998 Plymouth Voyager was stolen under suspicious circumstances less than a week after it was bought used Oct. 13 in a private transaction.
The new owner was hospitalized Oct. 17 and discharged the next day, but did not notice the vehicle missing from the Willow Cove Apartments parking lot until last Monday.
The previous owner’s plates were still on the vehicle, and the new owner did not yet have insurance for it.
A silver 2008 Pontiac G6 was stolen from the 17000 block of Cicotte between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.
The vehicle was paid off, and the owner had the only set of keys. There was no sign of forced entry at the scene.
ID stolen for credit card music download
A resident reported Oct. 16 that more than $150 had been charged to her credit card during at least six transactions since Aug. 24 to purchase music online.
She had not lost the card and had used it only on a few occasions. Police offered her advice on detecting and avoiding further identity theft.
Phony phone bill
A resident of the 18000 block of Harman reported Monday that a $1,200 telephone bill was charged from a Detroit address through an account fraudulently opened in his name.
The victim was told by his phone company to file a police report to initiate the identity theft reporting process.
A small bag of marijuana was found Monday near a curb in the 18000 block of Hinton.
Police verified the substance and destroyed it.
Truck tips over at land preserve
Monday’s winds may have caused a semitractor to tip over at the Riverview Land Preserve.
The driver of the concrete disposal truck had activated the trailer’s lift to unload near the top of the site when the trailer tipped over.
Purebred pit bull taken
A man upset over not receiving a puppy from a litter was seen taking an adult purebred pit bull from the owner’s yard in the 800 block of Fifth Wednesday.
The dog’s owner recognized the man as an acquaintance of a mutual friend and provided police with the man’s nickname, car description and a possible address.
Car taken from church lot
A Roosevelt High School student’s white 1991 Ford Escort was taken from the driveway of Open Freewill Baptist Church, just north of the school at 652 Maple, while she attended classes Oct.16.
The vehicle was taken without the keys.