Intruder has snacks
Someone allegedly broke into a house in the 9040 block of Quandt just after noon March 2 and consumed alcohol and snacks.
A bottle of whiskey, a bottle of wine and some miniature bottles of liquor were emptied and a bag of potato chips was eaten.
Nothing of value was taken from the house. Entry apparently was gained through a side door, which contained a pane of plastic instead of glass. A hole was broken through the plastic.
Relatives were watching the house while its 91-year-old owner is living in Florida.
Thieves steal from new house
A water heater and furnace parts were taken March 30 from a house in the 4000 block of Helen.
Police found the side door found pried open with a screwdriver.
The owner recently closed a sale on the house but has not moved in. He told police he received a call that day from a neighbor asking him how the work was going on the house after the neighbor saw a truck parked next to the side door.
The owner said no one had been hired to work on the house.
Game system swiped
A house in the 4000 block of Helen was broken into between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 1.
The rear door was damaged and a video game system belonging to the owner’s children was missing. Dresser drawers in the master bedroom had been ransacked.
Robbery nets $10
A 17-year-old Taylor boy was beaten up and robbed of $10 about 2 p.m. April 2.
Police arrested a 16-year-old boy, an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl. They still are looking for a fourth suspect, an 18-year-old man, described as 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build.
The victim was sitting on a picnic bench underneath the pavilion at the Richard A. Young Recreation Center, 5400 McKinley, waiting for his girlfriend, when he was approached by the group of four people, three of whom he was acquainted with.
He started counting his money in front of one of the suspects when the group left.
When they came back, the unidentified man kicked the victim in the face.
The other two males pinned the victim to the ground and started punching him before stealing two $5 bills from his right front pocket.
He told police the girl was acting as a lookout.
After the attack, the four suspects ran east onto Powers, and then north onto Monroe. The victim tried to chase after them, but was too badly injured.
He was taken to Oakwood Heritage Hospital in Taylor to receive treatment.
Three of the suspects were later caught at a house in Detroit by Detroit Police officers, who were held at the Northwest Precinct until Dearborn Heights police arrived to arrest them.
Breath tester part of break-in loot
A vehicle was broken into in the 25000 block of Powers between 10 p.m. March 31 and 7:30 a.m. April 1.
The victim said that plastic covering an already-broken window had been cut.
A wallet was missing from the glove box and a Global Positioning System unit was taken from the dashboard. Also stolen was a duffel bag containing a disposable protective suit, a blue hard hat and a blood-alcohol breath tester.
Break-in nets sax, broken game
A saxophone, a broken handheld video game and loose change totaling $2 were taken between midnight and 7 a.m. Monday from a 2010 Jeep in the 1200 block of Austin.
The vehicle was parked in the street.
Gas station robber seen on video
An unknown amount of money was taken early Tuesday from the Mobil gas station, 2207 Southfield Road.
Police were summoned by an alarm that went off just after 1 a.m. and found that the northeast front window had been broken, as had a glass entry door leading to the cash register.
The cash drawer was open, and the lottery machine register was lying on the ground damaged, with blood apparently on the right side of the machine.
Surveillance video showed a suspect entering the business and office area who police believe may have been involved in other break-ins nearby.
Total damage to the business is estimated at $2,500.
Lots of tools missing from garage
Numerous tools were taken overnight March 31 from a garage in the 12900 block of Wesley.
Among them were miscellaneous tools valued at $2,000, drills valued together at $400 and a $130 radio.
No signs of forced entry were found.
Wallet, CDs lifted
A wallet containing three credit cards was among several items taken overnight April 1 from a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix in the 16500 block of Quarry Road.
Other missing items included a $20 pair of sunglasses, 200 music CDs valued collectively at $200 and $3 worth of change.
Men flag down, rob driver
A cab driver was robbed early April 1 at the corner of Racho and Eureka roads after dropping off a customer.
The driver, a 46-year-old Wyandotte man, told police he was flagged down by two black men as neared the intersection. When he stopped, police said, one of the men punched the driver in the head and the other took his wallet.
It contained $115 in fares and tips, a driver’s license and a Social Security card.
Unbolted door proves costly
Several items were taken April 1 from a house in the 23900 block of Northstone Village Drive after the resident forgot to deadbolt his front door.
He left at 5:20 a.m. and returned at 9:30 a.m. to find that a television, a video game system, video games, eyeglasses and two laptop computers were missing from a bedroom.
Two yellow jack stands were taken betwen 6:30 p.m. March 28 and 8:30 a.m. March 29 from the trailer parking area at Crystal Clean, 27080 Trolley Industrial Drive.
They are valued together at $400.
Car discovered stolen
A Southgate man was arrested just after midnight March 31 after officers discovered the station wagon he was driving was stolen.
The vehicle was parked on the street in the 18500 block of Hanna when neighbors saw its lights go on and off several times and pull back and forth in the parking spot.
Officers alerted the 30-year-old driver, and a records check revealed the car was reported stolen from Southgate. The owner was contacted and said she did not give anyone permission to drive the vehicle.
Checks missing from senior apartment
Two checks totaling $1,475 were discovered missing from an apartment in a senior living facility Monday.
The 88-year-old resident of American House, 20300 Fort St., said she had written the checks out to the facility last week but discovered them missing that morning.
She does not receive any services from the staff in her apartment but said the building has a cleaning company that comes to her apartment every day.
ID thieves net $1,600
More than $1,600 in fraudulent charges recently were racked up in the name of a 56-year-old resident.
The man reported the afternoon of March 30 that services totaling $319 and $1,309 were charged in his name from DTE Energy and Comcast, respectively.
The man, a former River Rouge police officer, said an employee of that city had called to alert him that someone with access to employee information may have committed identity fraud, and that he should check his accounts.
Two gargoyle figures were taken March 1 from a house in the the 800 block of Forest.
At 2:30 a.m. the resident saw a white Ford Explorer arrive at his residence and then turn north on Ninth.
When he left his house later that morning, he saw both gargoyles were missing.
The figures had been screwed into the porch.
(Compiled by Daniel Heraty, Andrea Poteet and Tom Tigani.)