Dough to go
Little Caesar’s Pizza, 23100 W. Outer Drive, was robbed of about $88 last Sunday night.
A clerk said a 25- to 35-year-old light-skinned, freckled African-American man displayed a handgun in his waistband.
Another employee and the manager did not notice the robber. The suspect left footprint leaving from the store to a nearly parking lot. The robber was described as wearing dark clothes and a black beanie head covering.
Mic, mount, disappear
A student’s vintage microphone and shock mount valued at $3,000 were reported stolen Monday afternoon from a sound studio at Lifton Institute for Media Skills, 16630 Southfield Road. A computer belonging to the school, valued at $700, also was taken.
Two other students, not considered suspects, last saw the missing items about 3 p.m.
There was no evidence of forced entry, and the building does not have surveillance cameras in place.
Dinner, movie theft thwarted
Steaks and DVDs were an unsuccessful shoplifter’s target Tuesday evening at Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive.
The woman, who initially supplied a false name, said a male companion made her steal the items.
A check of the woman’s record found her to be a parole absconder. She was arrested and held on bond.
Auto transport employee dies after rail accident
A 47-year-old Milan man employed of Caliber Auto Transport died at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center early Wednesday after co-workers found him injured and unresponsive on Norfolk Southern railroad property.
Police arrived to find Detroit emergency responders on the scene; Melvindale paramedics arrived shortly afterward.
Attempts to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man on site and en route to the hospital were unsuccessful. He died soon after reaching the hospital.
Railroad police arrived and asserted jurisdiction before city detectives could process the scene. However, Melvindale police took statements from the workers and collected a blood-soaked cap and protective eyewear.
A Caliber spokesman ? said transport company officials would contact the U.S.Occupational Safety & Health Administration about the accident.
A Norfolk Southern investigator said the company’s findings would be turned over to Melvindale police.
Expired tab reveals driver with dope
A routine traffic stop late Feb. 12 led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Detroit woman.
She was driving a silver 2008 Ford Taurus that belonged to someone else. The car had an unreadable license plate and expired tabs.
A check of the vehicle found a three bags of marijuana weighing 12.1 grams in the center console. A records check showed her to have a suspended license and an outstanding arrest warrant in Melvindale. The car was impounded.
Car window smashed
The driver’s-side window was broken Monday night on a blue 2007 Ford Mustang parked in the 17000 block of Smith.
The car was not otherwise damaged or robbed.
Methadone, Xanax and Flexeril, as well as an MP3 player and costume jewelry, were taken from an apartment in the 17000 block of Fort between Monday night and Tuesday morning while the resident was out.
Police found no signs of forced entry and said they regard the situation as suspicious at best. Wyandotte
Salon’s windows broken
A front picture window and two back windows were broken or cracked between the evening of Feb. 10 and the morning of Feb. 11 at Sunshine Hair Gallery, 1207 Eureka.
House gets unwanted paint job
The entire front and south side of a house in the 4300 block of 15th was vandalized with black spray paint between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
The resident said her car and house have been vandalized with spray paint in the past. She also said the damage may have been caused by the wife of a man with whom she had an affair.
Angry ex-window washer caught on camera
A man who came to wash windows about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at Wyandotte Drugs, 364 Eureka, was upset to find a competitor already on the job.
The man then knocked over a competitor’s ladder in front an adjoining business, where the competitor also planned to wash windows after finishing at the drug store.
Police said the man became angry after learning that the owner of the adjacent store, Cheese Cake Magic, 350 Eureka, had been told by the drug store owner that the new window washer charged less for his services, and that both owners had hired the new washer. The first man, who also previously had worked for the cake store owner, insulted both owners after knocking over the ladder.
The drug store owner offered the former window washer a severance fee and told him not to return. His store’s surveillance camera captured and documented part of the incident.
Possible filing error pits homeowner against foreclosure
The owner of a house in the 2800 block of 10th called police Tuesday when an unsolicited and unwelcome site inspector arrived at his house to photograph and inspect it for occupancy.
The inspector, in turn, said the homeowner engaged in verbal racial intimidation.
The homeowner said he owns his home free and clear, and that he has had to hire a lawyer to fend off repeated fraudulent inspection and foreclosure attempts in the last three years by a local real estate company. Officers advised the homeowner to meet with his lawyer. They asked the inspector to confirm the inspection location with the realty company.