Fishing gear gets away
A man’s weekend started out badly at 2 p.m. April 9 when he discovered fishing tackle valued at $400 and rods collectively valued at $200 missing from his apartment building storage unit in the 4500 block of Willow Cove.
The unit last was seen secured at 4 p.m. April 4; its lock had been pried off.
Tools stolen from fixer-upper
Power and hand tools worth over $1,400 were stolen from a locked house in the 15000 block of Regina between 5 p.m. April 10 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
It was foreclosed and had been bought six weeks ago by a Brownstown Township man who is fixing it up to resell it.
Missing were a power miter saw valued at $250, a finish nailer ($500), a power drill ($175), a power cutter ($100) and miscellaneous hand tools ($400).
The locks had been changed, and the new owner possesses the only set.
Car goes missing
A white 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass was stolen from an apartment parking lot in the 6000 block of Pelham at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.
It was last seen at 6 p.m. last Sunday night; broken glass was on the ground near where it car had been parked.
Spray streamers shoplifted
Four children suspected of shoplifting April 10 at Dollar Depot, 18550 Allen Road, were banned from the store.
The owner asked police to pass the word to the parents of two boys and two girls, ranging in age from 10 to 14, who allegedly took two aerosol cans of spray streamers from the store. They were found with one of the two missing cans behind the Allen Park Public Library, 18650 Allen Road. The other missing can was not found.
The children said they bought the spray streamers one or two days earlier; the store owner told police the items were just put out for sale that morning.
Police drove the children home about 9 p.m. and told their parents of the situation. The store owner declined to press charges.
Stolen car recovered at accident scene
A black 2005 Pontiac reported missing at 7 a.m. April 10 from the 2000 block of Fisher was recovered in Detroit 36 hours later.
The owner last saw the locked car at 10 p.m. April 9. No keys were missing.
Detroit police recovered it at 7 p.m. Sunday at an unspecified location; it had been involved in an accident and the radio was missing.
‘Pop’ goes the window
A driver’s-side rear window valued at $250 was smashed out of a gray 1992 Plymouth van at 10:45 p.m. April 4 in the 17000 block of Bedford.
The van, which belongs to the resident’s mother, was temporarily on loan. The resident saw it leave the scene at the time she heard a “pop” noise coming from the front of the house, but could not make out the vehicle’s make, model or color.
Between 2 and 8 a.m. April 1 a tan 1987 Plymouth station wagon parked in the 17000 block of Poplar sustained approximately $500 in damage from pry marks from what appear to be a small tire iron.
There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.
Girl talk turns text threat
Text phone threats allegedly made by a ninth-grade girl against a 16-year-old Roosevelt High School junior were reported to police by the girl’s father about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The freshman, who reportedly assaulted the upperclassman, reportedly was upset that the older girl had been talking to her former boyfriend.
A case number was issued and school authorities were advised to follow up on the dispute.
Grandson borrows rented van
A white 2010 Chrysler Town & Country belonging to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 2232 Eureka, was reported stolen by the manager at 5 p.m. April 8.
The van reportedly was taken by the grandson of the legitimate renter, a 76-year-old Ecorse man. The vehicle was last seen on March 30.
The grandson reportedly contacted the manager and paid a portion of the rental fee, but has not yet returned the vehicle.