Chase, tip lead to larcenist’s arrest
Police arrested a 25-year-old River Rouge man early last Sunday after receiving a tip from the man he tried to steal from.
A man left the Ball and Cue, 3434 Fort St., around midnight when he noticed that a small white vehicle that had been parked next to his was speeding out of the parking lot.
He followed the car after noticing some items stolen from his 1992 Oldsmobile and relayed the fleeing vehicle’s license plate number to police.
Officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle going east on White past Elliott and caught up with it in an alley just off northbound River Drive.
Inside the car were several hundred dollars worth of electronics, including an MP3 player, a power inverter, an outlet plug and a CD player, as well as the victim’s checkbook and a screwdriver.
Items lifted from trunk
A $300 Global Positioning System unit, a $200 radar detector and a $40 socket set were discovered missing Tuesday from a 1994 Mercury Cougar parked in the 4200 block of High.
The owner said the theft occurred between 8 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday. The car’s trunk had been opened and the driver’s-side window damaged.
Employee’s vehicle broken into
The driver’s-side window of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee was broken between 2 and 7:30 a.m. at Kroger, 13333 Eureka.
A $250 radar detector was missing. Damage to the window was estimated at $200.
Clothing swiped from baby goods store
An employee at Babies R Us, 14544 Racho, was working in the back room about 2:30 p.m. last Sunday when he heard the emergency exit alarm going off.
He found an empty shopping cart near the door leading to the showroom and saw a woman walking around the back room looking for an exit.
The woman went back into the store and collected an unknown number of baby clothing items in a cart and found an emergency exit. She then grabbed several items out of the cart and left, the employee said.
The thief is described as a white woman in her mid-30s, blond, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. Police said she was wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.
The value of the missing items is unknown.
Woman awakes to find intruder
Police were called about 5:15 a.m. Feb. 10 to a house in the 2500 block of Dickinson on word of a home invasion.
The caller said a man had just left, and when officers arrived they found a 41-year-old Trenton man wearing a black coat and black stocking hat walking on the north side of Harrison near Superior. He said he was going home and was just out for a walk.
Police went to the caller’s residence and found fresh tracks in the snow leading to where they stopped the man.
The woman told police she had been asleep that morning and woke up to find a man inside the house and her dog growling. The man then ran out the door, she said.
He was arrested and found to have prior burglary charges on his record, as well as an outstanding arrest warrant.
Buzz killed in elderly man’s apartment
An apartment resident in the 3900 block of Fort Street reported a strange buzzing noise coming from another unit housing a 96-year-old neighbor.
The resident said the elderly man hadn’t picked up his newspaper that morning and asked to police to check on him.
Police found the elderly man absent from his apartment after gaining entry. The buzzing sound was coming from an organ, which officers then unplugged.