Two run out with three TVs
Three televisions were taken from ACO Hardware, 15819 Southfield Road, about 5 p.m. Monday.
A thin African-American man ran out with a 19-inch television under each arm, while a heavyset African-American man carried out a 37-inch television.
An unidentified third person drove the two men north on the Southfield in a silver car, possibly a Ford Taurus.
Ice rink gets wintery air
A smashed front-door window imparted some naturally cool air to the ice rink at the community center, 15800 White, early Tuesday.
The employee who discovered the damage shortly before 6 a.m. said it likely occurred after 11 p.m. Monday.
Trio turns on each other
A woman believes her house-sharing ex-husband may have stolen cash and prescription pills from the trunk of her sister’s car in the 14000 block of Philomene Tuesday evening.
The ex-husband told police he suspects that the woman’s sister, who also lives at the house, may be responsible for the theft. The car’s trunk was undamaged.
The cash, which totaled $5,000, came from the divorced couple’s income tax refund and had been set aside to buy a car for their daughter.
Bingeing boyfriend leaves with loot
A woman living in the 18000 block of Harman returned from a bar at 2 a.m. Friday to find her live-in, drug-abusing boyfriend and $1,000 in cash missing.
He man had left her in the bar about four hours before she returned home.
Drunken driver gambles, loses
A drunken 26-year-old Detroit man trying to return to the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit forfeited his freedom and someone else’s vehicle about 2 a.m. Sunday in the 3600 block of Oakwood.
Police stopped him for speeding and swerving. He failed field sobriety and initial blood-alcohol breath tests, and the vehicle he had borrowed was impounded.
Smash and grab at family fun center
A designer purse containing cash and credit cards was stolen through a smashed car window at Play Atlas, 19400 Allen Road.
The purse had been left on the front passenger floorboard with a backpack covering it.
Senior citizen’s purse pilfered
A 91-year-old resident of American House, 20300 Fort, discovered $200 cash missing last week.
She suspects the money was taken from her purse, which had been in her apartment between Jan. 29 and 31.
Police said numerous staff members have access to the senior apartments.
Heirloom disappears on grandson’s watch
A woman’s heirloom gold choker chain valued at $5,000 may have been taken by her grandson’s houseguest last August while she and her husband were overseas.
The couple were visiting a sick relative in Italy at the time and asked detectives to treat the case as inactive for the time being.
Partying teens ticketed
Police received help from several departments through the Downriver Party Patrol the night of Jan. 29 to detain two dozen teens for drinking and curfew violations at a house in the 2800 block of Third.
The mother of the 19-year-old host was out of town, so his grandmother granted police full access to the house. Eighteen underage youth tested positive in preliminary blood-alcohol breath tests. Another three were cited for curfew violations, while one guest with outstanding warrants was arrested.
The homeowner’s son was cited for allowing an open house party.
Old dog no match for thief
A limping, elderly Doberman slipped out a door when faced with a laptop and jewelry thief Monday in the 1000 block of 23rd.
Upon returning about 5 p.m. the homeowner saw that the rear entrance door had been forced open.
Plow, spreader stolen
A red 2002 Ford F-250 pickup with a 9-foot, 2-inch snowplow and salt spreader was stolen between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday from the 1200 block of Elm.
The plow and spreader together are valued at $12,000; the truck at $17,000.
Copper cutter caught
A tipster helped stop an Allen Park man from cutting copper cable out of railroad line boxes Tuesday morning in the area of Antoine and Fifth.
After unsuccessfully pretending to be traveling between work sites, the man admitted to the thefts.
Police arrested him after discovering several unconfirmed outstanding fugitive warrants.