Tire slashing report delayed by drinks
A resident of the 800 block of Pagel saw a 20-year-old local man slash the tires on his 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada about 5:30 a.m. Monday.
The resident said he believed the alleged slasher was upset that the man wouldn’t allow him inside a party at the resident’s house. The resident said he waited until almost noon that day to report the incident because he had been drinking.
Gas station window cracked
A double-pane security window was found cracked Monday at the Sunoco gas station, 1312 Fort St.
The owner said the damage likely occurred between 9 p.m. last Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday. Police believe a bottle or hammer may have been used on the window, which measures 65 inches by 48 inches.
Repair cost is estimated at $1,000.
Computer lifted from church
A secretary at Grace Bible Church, 15700 Leroy, called police just before 9 a.m. Oct. 23 to say she believed a break-in was in progress and that she had locked herself inside an office.
Officers arrived to find her computer had been disconnected from its place and a window air conditioner on the floor inside the office. It was not believed to be an entry point, however, as the ground outside the window was wet and muddy and no footprints were found in the office.
They left the scene but returned at 10 a.m. after the pastor called to say another computer that recently was paid for through a donation was missing. It was valued at $200.
The pastor told police the break-in may have occurred between Oct. 21 and 23.
Testing equipment swiped during workout
A woman working out at the Downriver Family YMCA, 16777 North Line Road, returned to her car about 9 a.m. after about an hour to find that three items missing from her 2008 Jeep Cherokee.
The front passenger-side window had been broken out, and an IQ test valued at $900 was missing, as were an assessment test ($180) and the briefcase ($100).
Safety-conscious thief grabs detector
A man grabbed several packages of batteries just before 3 p.m. Monday at ACO, 23135 Ecorse, and stuffed them in his jacket.
An employee said he then took a smoke detector and shoved it down the front of his pants and left the store. Once outside he jumped over a wall west of the building and got into a gold Ford Taurus west of Pardee Road. The car was driven by a woman; another woman was in the front passenger seat. The man then laid down in the back seat, and the car drove off.
The employee couldn’t read the license plate number, but police are checking a surveillance tape as part of their investigation.
The items were valued at about $80.
Woman arrives just in time to see TV go away
A woman left her house in the 23600 block of Crisler about 11:15 a.m. Oct. 21 and returned at 9 p.m. to find two men walking off her front porch with her flat-screen television.
She asked what they were doing, but the men then took off running east with the TV.
Both men are described as black; one was wearing a white T-shirt and the other a black jacket. The woman could not see their faces.
The front door of the house was dented from being kicked in and had come loose from two of its hinges. A deadbolt lock was broken in the process.
A jewelry drawer in the master bedroom also had been ransacked.
Purse snatcher helpful — at first
A disabled woman’s purse was stolen about 5 p.m. last Sunday at Walgreens, 1700 Fort St.
The woman had just left the store after making a purchase when she asked a man who had been standing in line in front of her to help her down the curb to the parking lot. He helped her with his left arm and then reached over with his right to snatch her purse, then ran to the north end fo the lot where a woman was waiting for him in a light blue vehicle.
The victim walked closer and saw that the vehicle was a Chevrolet. Police said the license plate number she reported seeing on it is registered to a 1996 Dodge in Romulus.
The robber wore a blue hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap, police said. He was seen without the hood and hat on store surveillance video in line inside the store in front of the victim just before the purchase.
A man found the victim’s purse a few blocks away near some railroad tracks. It was missing $120 cash and was returned to the victim.
Speeding motorcycle jumps curb
A 25-year-old man crashed his motorcycle while attempting to turn around on Fort Street the morning of Oct. 22.
A witness said a man driving a black Yamaha bike passed him on northbound Fort just north of Vreeland Road and was weaving in and out of traffic at a high speed before trying to negotiate the turn around just north of St. Mihiel.
Because of the speed, the witness said, the bike struck the curb and went over into the grass area just north of the turnaround.
The motorcycle driver refused medical treatment and declined to be transported to a hospital. The driver had been spotted in Rockwood doing 147 mph in a 70 mph zone along I-75; he was arrested and charged with reckless driving.