An 8-week-old male Pomeranian puppy valued at $450 was reported missing about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Allen Park Critter Shop, 19309 Ecorse Road.
The owner suspected that contractors working late on the roof may have entered the shop through the ceiling.
However, officers noted that the ceiling hole was too small to accommodate a person’s passage, and the inside of the shop was not wet from an earlier heavy rain.
The scene and case were turned over to detectives.
Flak jacket taken
A military flak jacket was reported missing Tuesday from a green 2004 Ford Econoline van parked in the 9800 block of Chatham.
Other equipment in the van was left untouched.
The vehicle had not been driven for a week when a family member noticed damage to the front passenger-side door lock Monday afternoon.
The jacket is valued at $2,500.
Convenience costs car
A white 2001 Oldsmobile Alero was stolen about 3 a.m. Tuesday from Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive.
The owner, a 23-year-old Detroit woman, could not find her car or keys after she was inside the store for an hour.
Unruly play and failure to pay
Three Melvindale boys ages 11, 12 and 14 continued to damage property just before 3 p.m. Tuesday after being asked to leave Play Atlantis, 19400 Allen Road, for tampering with machines and causing a disturbance.
Witnesses say one boy urinated on the manager’s car, another kicked a patio light and the third then picked up the patio light, threw and broke it.
Police picked up the boys at a parent’s house. All three were taken to police headquarters and booked and released to their parents.
A Dearborn woman who booked and hosted a children’s birthday party at Play Atlantis shortly 7 p.m. April 2 without settling her bill.
She paid the initial $100 advance deposit, but failed to pay for the $230 party balance due. The entire group left without paying.
A passenger who refused to pay a taxicab driver for her fare about 11 p.m. April 3 ended up with another charge: violation of a controlled substance statute.
When the driver flagged down an officer on Outer Drive, the passenger, a 22-year-old Detroit woman, was asked to step out of the cab.
The passenger gave police permission to search her for weapons or contraband. Police then found a plastic bag with 1.2 grams of marijuana in her purse.
The woman was taken to the city jail, where she was processed and lodged.
The cab driver later advised officers that he did not wish to file charges.
Firebird takes wing
Locked doors and a steering wheel lock weren’t enough to prevent the theft of a white 1994 Pontiac Firebird from the 17000 block of Devonshire early last Sunday.
The owner said no keys were missing and the car was paid off.
Online energy fraud reported
While paying her utility bill online March 31, a city resident discovered Warren and Detroit billing addresses linked to her account without authorization.
The city of Warren address showed a $52 balance, while the Detroit address had a zero balance. The woman said she did not know anyone at the addresses on file and had not given anyone access to her online account.
Officers advised her to notify the utility company and gave her a pamphlet with identity theft information.
Teens frighten elderly woman
Four boys were ticketed and their parents notified when they deliberately frightened an elderly woman the night of April 3 outside her home in the 2000 block of Virginia.
One boy pounded on the door shortly before 8 p.m. wearing black makeup, yelling and screaming and pretending to angry. The three others were standing nearby.
Her adult son, who was visiting intervened and detained the lead antagonist, a 14-year-old, who led police to the other three boys, a 14-year-old and two 13-year-olds. The boy wearing makeup told officers he thought it would be funny to scare somebody.
All four boys were ticketed for prohibited conduct and reported to their parents.
Car suspected stolen by drug-addicted adult son
A silver 2009 Chevrolet Impala was suspected stolen by a couple’s adult son during a custody visit with his toddler son at their home in the 600 block of Kings Highway early last Sunday.
The couple said their adult son does not live with them or have a driver’s license and has a known drug dependency.
The car keys were missing from the father’s pants pockets. The toddler was left unattended in his portable bed/play pen in the living room; the boy’s father last was seen about 1 a.m.
The parents plan to pursue charges. The adult son has an outstanding fugitive criminal bench warrant out of the 36th District Court in Detroit.