Mystery man wakes up in wrong house
A resident in the 15000 block of Jonas woke up to find a disoriented stranger in his house Sunday morning who thought he was where he was supposed to be.
The 37-year-old Royal Oak man exited hastily, leaving behind a shoe, cash, credit cards and a driver’s license. Nothing in the house appeared to have been taken.
Church lawn damaged
Five hundred feet of ruts were left across the front lawn of Angelica Lutheran Church, 8400 Park Avenue, between the night of Feb. 12 and the early morning hours of Feb. 13.
The ruts run from the parking lot to Englewood.
Tools taken from garages
Tools and power tools were taken in three residential burglaries reported Monday.
About 4 a.m. a resident in the 6000 block of Buckingham reported a man triggered a motion sensor alarm in his back yard. The man took off running when he saw the homeowner watching him through a window.
When police canvassed the area they found a nearby garage door open in the 19000 block of Philomene. The resident, when alerted, discovered a lawnmower and snow blower missing.
A toolbox and tools valued at $150 were reported missing from a garage in the 8000 block of Winona at about 6:30 a.m. Monday. The side entry door of the garage had been forced open.
Monday evening a resident in the 9000 block of Ruth reported that tools valued at $1,025 were taken from his Ford Econoline van over the weekend. The van lock was punched out.
Items missing include a cable router kit, hammer drill, miter box, drill and flashlight kit and a tool box with tools.
Cell phone disappears from gym
A cell phone valued at $200 was reported missing about 9:30 p.m. Monday night from a workout area at Oakwood Gym, 17767 Dix.
The owner said he would contact gym management to obtain surveillance video of the area where the phone had been.
A resident reported Monday night that her car windshield was smashed over the weekend with a rock from a neighbor’s decorative lawn display.
The victim recognized the rock because she had helped the previous homeowner with the landscaping project.
Earlier in the weekend the homeowner had a confrontation with a party guest of the same neighbor when her driveway was occupied by a visitor’s car. However, the complainant was unsure whether a party guest or a careless neighborhood child tossed the rock.
Car break-in nets shillelagh
An Irish shillelagh valued at $100 was taken Tuesday from a burgundy 1987 Buick Electra in the 18000 block of Reed.
Tools valued at $200 also were reported stolen from the car.
An a blunt object was smashed into the driver’s-side window of a silver 2004 Chrysler Sebring parked in the 17000 block of Poplar between 6 p.m. March 13 and 6 a.m. last Sunday.
The vehicle’s owner did not notice anything missing from the vehicle.
The front west plate glass window at Arnaldo’s Banquet Center, 18275 Quarry Road, was shattered by a pellet gun early last Sunday morning.
Toking teens on tracks toss trash at traffic
Motorists along Eureka Road the evening of March 11 reported that seven juveniles and an 18-year-old allegedly were throwing objects at cars from atop the railroad viaduct.
Police found the teens in a group of trees south of the viaduct, where they smelled burning marijuana.
Railroad police declined to cite the teens for trespassing on the condition that police take them into custody and release them to their parents.
Formula theft thwarted
Infant formula taken from Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1998 Biddle, the afternoon of March 12 cost a 27-year-old Riverview woman a trip to the police station.
Her companion, a 31-year-old Wyandotte man was turned over to Southgate police for outstanding warrants.
Vacant school vandalized
Windows were reported broken Tuesday on the north side of the vacant McKinley Elementary School, 640 Plum.
Wyandotte Public Schools officials believe the damage had occurred within the previous four days.