Broke down car stolen
A 2007 Chrysler 300 was reported stolen near the intersection of Schaefer and Butler roads after the owner left it there overnight Nov. 8.
The owner told police he experienced car trouble, and after trying to fix the car, decided to leave it overnight because he had to work early in the morning. When he returned to get the vehicle it was missing.
The owner called local impound yards to see if the car had been towed, but was unable to locate it.
Man hospitalized after alleged drunken driving accident
A 57 year-old resident was hospitalized with multiple bone fractures after he allegedly ignored a flashing red light at the Mercury Drive-Ford Road intersection and was broadsided by oncoming traffic about 1 a.m. Nov. 10.
The driver of the other vehicle told police he was traveling the speed limit west on Ford when he collided with the 57 year-old’s 2000 Monte Carlo. At the scene of the accident, the victim told police he had diabetes and was suffering from low blood sugar, which caused him to miss the light.
Police smelled intoxicants on the man, however, and when they asked him if he had been drinking, the man admitted to consuming two glasses of wine 20 minutes prior to getting behind the wheel.
The man was transported to Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and admitted to the intensive care unit to await surgery the following day. Police drew blood samples at the hospital to test how much alcohol was in the man’s system.
Good cop makes good neighbor
An off-duty Detroit police officer foiled an attempted burglary at his neighbor’s house in the 25600 block of Oakland and apprehended the suspect about 9 a.m. Nov. 4.
Police said the incident began when the officer noticed a 19-year-old man attempting to pry his way into the neighbor’s garage. When the officer told the suspect to stop, the suspect began to flee.
The officer briefly apprehended the suspect, who then slipped away and grabbed a landscape brick from a nearby yard that he allegedly threw at the pursuing officer.
The officer finally was able to detain the suspect at Aaron’s Sale & Lease Ownership, 25708 Michigan, directly across the street from the Dearborn Heights Justice Center. Heights police were dispatched quickly and arrested the man for breaking and entering and felonious aggravated assault.
$20,000 gone in 20 minutes
About $20,000 and a handgun were stolen Nov. 5 in a burglary in the 5600 block of Evangeline.
The homeowner told police she left to pick up her children, and that when she returned home about 20 minutes later the front door had been kicked in.
The stolen items were contained in a safe that was removed from the house’s master bedroom closet.