Face the music:
Radio front lifted
A touch-screen radio faceplate valued at $700 was taken overnight last Sunday from a 2000 Dodge Neon in the 1400 block of Russell.
The owner said the door had been left unlocked.
Drunken man misplaces car
A 28-year-old resident reported Monday morning that his 2008 Ford Fusion had been stolen from Vito’s, 3962 Fort St., sometime after midnight last Sunday.
The man said he waited to report the incident because he had had too much to drink and called a cab to drive him home. He told police he still had the keys to his car.
The man called police back about 1:30 Monday to say he had spoken with a woman he met that night who had driven him to Chesley’s, 3717 Fort St., where they then left the car.
The resident found his car at the latter establishment that afternoon.
Armed robber pays first
No one was hurt in an armed robbery last Sunday that netted only $80 cash from 7-Eleven, 14515 North Line.
A clerk called police just after 9 a.m. to say that he was just robbed but was OK. He said a black man standing about 6 feet tall with a large build between 25 and 30 years old had brought a 2-liter bottle of soda to the counter, paid for it and then brandished a small black handgun and demanded money from the cash register.
The clerk complied and laid down on the floor as ordered until the man left.
The robber is described as wearing gray gloves and a knit hat bearing the words “Lean Shawn.”
A video recording of the incident was turned over to police.
Thieves miss bigger score
Cosmetic jewelry was the only target of thieves Tuesday at a house in the 15400 block of Poplar.
A sliding glass door had been lifted off its lock and forced open, and several dresser drawers were ransacked.
Left in place were cash and checks, police said, and an unworn pair of thin gloves that did not belong to the resident was left on a kitchen table.
Rental house ripped off
A water heater and air-conditioning unit were discovered missing about 11 a.m. last Sunday from a house in the 6800 block of Wilkie.
The owner of the house lives in Woodhaven and had been cleaning and renovating it. When he showed up there last Sunday, he found a window on the southeast corner had been broken to gain access to the water heater. The air-conditioning unit had been taken from the back yard.
Post-shoplift lunch gets men caught
Two men didn’t get far after attempting to steal $240 in merchandise last Sunday from Burlington Coat Factory, 22331 Eureka.
A loss prevention employee from the store met police in the parking lot, where they met two women who had been with the men but were not involved in the theft. The officer used one of the women’s cell phones to call the men, who had gone across the street to Culver’s restaurant, 14800 Racho.
Police found the men there, where one was wearing two of the stolen items, a shirt and a pair of jeans. The men were arrested for shoplifting.
Woman runs out of ER, into traffic
A 29-year-old Flat Rock woman tried to kill herself Monday when she ran out of the emergency room at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, 5450 Fort St.
She told hospital personnel that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, believed she had nothing to live for and intended to run out into Fort Street and get hit by a car. Witnesses said she made good on her promise and was running through traffic and nearly was struck by passing vehicles as she headed north.
Officers were checking the area when they were told she had returned to the hospital.
Wallets, contents stolen at church
Four larcenies were reported about 7 p.m. last Sunday from St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2550 Charlton Road.
The four victims, all women, said their wallets and contents were stolen from an unlocked classroom on church property.
A Wyandotte woman said an emerald and diamond yellow gold ring valued at $400 also had been taken, along with a $30 white pearl necklace in a silver box.
A Trenton woman said $40 cash, her driver’s license and credit and debit cards were missing. Another Trenton woman said $20 cash, a credit card and her license were taken.
A Dearborn Heights woman said her wallet containing one credit card and one debit card was stolen.