Addict stopped with blades
A 40-year-old Dearborn man told police at 5:30 pm April 24 that he stole razor blades valued at $283 from Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive, to resell to finance his heroin addiction.
He was arrested and held without bond pending a review of his case, which included a Detroit warrant for his arrest. His vehicle was found in the store lot and impounded.
Formula theft thwarted
A 42-year-old River Rouge man was taken into custody just before noon April 24 after attempting to steal more than $100 worth of baby formula from Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive.
The man had warrants against him in Dearborn, Lincoln Park and Detroit. However, because he had a prosthetic leg and a medical condition requiring him to wear a colostomy bag, he was released on personal bond.
Harley now hot
An uninsured burgundy 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle with an expired Michigan license plate was stolen 11:30 a.m. April 24 from a parking lot at Willow Cove Apartments.
The owner said it was stolen sometime during the night.
A white 1998 Ford Taurus with a blue driver’s-side back door was reported stolen at 9:30 a.m. April 24 from Foley Park Apartments, 11415 Old Goddard Road.
The victim said the vehicle was locked, and that she has the only set of keys. No broken car window glass was found in the parking space.
The woman said the car is insured, but only for public liability and property damage, not replacement.
Car window smashed
A driver’s-door window valued at $250 was smashed out of a car parked in front of the owner’s house in the 18000 block of Reed at about 7 a.m. Tuesday. Nothing else was reported stolen or damaged.
The type of car was not specified in the police report.
Apartment robbed of TV, video game console
A 42-inch flat-screen television valued at $1,200 and a home video game console valued at $525 were taken between 4 and 11 p.m. Monday evening from an apartment at 50 Gale.
The apartment was ransacked. A neighbor who was home sick reported hearing “some loud commotion” around 5:30 p.m.
Snowblower, weed trimmer gone from shed
A snowblower valued at $300 and a power weed trimmer valued at $150 were reported stolen overnight from a shed in the 2500 block of Norman by the resident at about 2:30 p.m. Monday.
A door lock was damaged in the 17000 block of Mulberry.
The aluminum screen door locking mechanism valued at $200 was broken sometime between 5 p.m. April 23 and 9 p.m. April 24. No other damage was observed.
Stolen car abandoned with engine running
A Riverview woman recovered her red 1996 Dodge Neon after residents at a Taylor trailer park reported an abandoned car with its engine running at 5:20 p.m. Sunday.
The car was stolen from the parking lot of a Riverview Apartment Complex in the 14000 block of Brookview between 11:30 p.m. April 24 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Ambulance hit on way to hospital
A ambulance transporting a patient to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital was struck by another vehicle at Third and Eureka at about 1:30 p.m. April 23.
The patient said he was not injured by the crash; he was taken to the hospital in another ambulance.
The 24-year-old Rockwood woman driving the Ford E-350 ambulance said she was traveling east on Eureka with the lights and siren activated when she slowed for a red light at Third.
A 46-year-old Grosse Ile woman driving a 2009 Ford Edge said she was northbound on Third and had a green light at Eureka, and heard the siren but did not see the ambulance until just before she crashed into it.
Car left at scene of sideswiping
A Ford Taurus was sideswiped and damaged on the front and rear driver’s-side of the car while it was legally parked about 2 a.m. April 24 in the 1000 block of 12th Street.
The Chrysler Sebring that struck the Taurus sustained severe damage to the front passenger side, a blown-out tire and a damaged rim. Both its airbags deployed.
The car was left at the accident site with the keys in the ignition.
Police went to the residence of the Chrysler’s driver, a 50-year-old Southgate woman, who admitted to sideswiping the Taurus and leaving the scene. She said she was intoxicated and was coming home from a bar.
The woman was cited for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and improper lane usage. She was arrested and processed at the Wyandotte police station, then released on bond.
Firebird stolen from dealership
A silver 2000 Pontiac Firebird was stolen from Vizachero Motors, 1411 Fort Street, between 4 p.m. April 24 and 7:45 a.m. Monday.
The vehicle had been locked and no keys were missing. A padlock was cut to remove a chain blocking the driveway from Fort Street.
A red Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 that was parked next to the Firebird had minor passenger side panel damage that occurred when the stolen vehicle was removed from the lot.
Bicycles, garden tiller stolen from garage
Two bicycles and a power garden tiller were stolen at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday from a garage in the 4000 block of 23rd.
One bike is valued at $530, the other at $375. The tiller is valued at $300. The garage’s side door jamb was damaged and revealed pry marks.
The owner said the theft occurred between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.