Brick thrower strikes
A resident of the 7000 block of Rosedale reported someone threw a brick at her 2007 Ford Escape around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 3.
The vehicle was parked on the street when the resident heard a loud noise and saw a dark-colored sport utility vehicle speeding away with a passenger hanging out of the window. She then ran outside and saw a broken brick lying in the street and noticed a large dent in the back of the SUV.
She could not provide further details about the vehicle or suspect.
Sport utility vehicle stolen
A dark blue 2004 Ford Explorer was stolen between 2 p.m and 9 p.m. July 30 in front of a house in the 4000 block of Korte.
Also in the sport ulility vehicle was a video game system of undetermined value.
The victim told police she parked her vehicle across the street from the house. When she returned a few hours later, it was gone.
She checked with her family members who denied taking it.
Car part taken
A catalytic converter was lifted from a white 2000 Pontiac Grand Am between 5:40 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. July 29.
The victim said she returned home from work at about 5:40 and left her apartment at about 7 p.m. to go shopping. When she started the car, she said it sounded like it would explode. When she checked it, she discovered the missing converter.
Home invasion nets goods
A diamond watch of unknown value, an emerald ring valued at $3,000, $2,000 cash and a laptop computer ($1,000) were taken between 5 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. July 29 from a house in the 4000 block of Madison.
The victim said the two thieves, who are family members through marriage, arrived on her front porch and asked her if they could come in from the rain. After they were let in, one suspect went to the bathroom and another went to the back bedroom. They left a short time later.
When the victim returned home from shopping, she noticed her property missing. She received a phone call a few days later from a Dearborn resident who said the suspects had given him and another suspect the money, ring and watch. He said he no longer had the money and never received the computer, but would return everything else.
The watch was returned the next day by the male caller, who said he had no idea about the computer or ring. No information is available about how the caller knows the thieves or the third suspect.
Thief gets away with donation box, bottles of juice
A donation box containing $200 was taken at noon Aug. 9 from SajOuna Cafe, 25857 Ford Road, by a thief who also stole two bottles of orange juice.
A security camera showed the suspect, a 25-year-old Middle Eastern male, 5 feet 10 inches, 150 pounds wearing a white dress shirt, taking three bottles of juice from a cooler and placing two of them in a bag he was carrying.
He then approached the counter, paid for one of the bottles and ordered a sandwich. While the employees were making the food, the thief took the box.
Rims, tires stolen
Tires and tire rims valued at $400 were taken from five vehicles between 6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 7:45 a.m. Aug. 4 from A-1 Quality Transmissions, 8622 N. Telegraph.
The manager said the thieves took all four sets of aluminum rims with tires from vehicles belonging to her and four customers. She said they were parked at or near the east side of the parking lot.
The company has a surveillance camera, but it is unknown if it captured the crime.
Go-cart gone to burglar
A Lincoln Park resident living in the 3000 block of Fort Park Blvd. told police early Monday afternoon of a recent break-in and the loss of a Yamaha go-cart valued at $2,000.
The homeowner told police he had not been at the residence since July 29, and is in the process of moving. Responding officers observed the likely entrance: a kitchen window that had been pried open. Along with the go-cart, the suspect took an estimated $1,500 worth of copper piping from the basement. Officers noted the description and information regarding the stolen vehicle.
Van sleeper arrested
A 35-year old resident was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his running van about 8 a.m. Aug. 6.
The vehicle was idling in drive in the 18400 block of Hanna Avenue and the resident had his foot on the brake. A large dog in the back seat was barking loudly into the man’s ear.
An officer put the vehicle into park and shut off the engine before awakening the man. His eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. A preliminary breath test registered a blood alcohol content level of 0.14 percent. The legal limit in Michigan is 0.08 percent
The owner of a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country reported the driver’s-side window had been broken while parked outside the owner’s house in the 18000 block of Hilltop sometime before 10 a.m. Monday.
The resident had parked the vehicle outside of the house the night prior and noticed the damage in the morning.
Rental home vandalized
A contractor arriving at a foreclosed home in the 11000 block of Morningview found even more repair work than expected. Police were called to the scene, and observed an “intentionally vandalized” house, according to a report filed Monday.
Police noted the patio window was smashed and the screen slashed, closet doors damaged and railings torn off walls. The basement held an estimated one foot of standing water, as a garden hose was sticking through a screen window and pouring water into the home.
The contractor, hired by the property owner to clean and make minor repairs to the house, said the damage was more than $1,000, and he was preparing an estimate after a more detailed inspection.
Cash, cigarettes stolen from smoke shop
Police responded to an early morning burglar alarm on Aug. 3 at Tobacco Road, 7150 Pardee Road, where one or more thieves helped themselves to an estimated 90 cartons of cigarettes, the cash register and a few cases of cigars.
The store owner met police at the scene, where the back door had been pried open and several telephone and power lines attached to the building had been cut and pulled from the wall. The owner estimated that “at least” 90 cartons of cigarettes were missing form behind the counter, along with the cash register and three cases of cigars. No estimated value was given, and the owner was to provide police with a complete inventory of what was missing.
Thief targets teens’ TV, games
Bypassing more than one television monitor and a computer, someone stole a 15-year-old’s 22-inch LCD TV, video game system and games from an apartment bedroom.
Taylor Police responded to a 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 call from a woman renting an apartment in the 9300 block of East Pickwick Circle. She left home at about 7:30 p.m. on errands, and returned an hour and a half later to discover her son’s electronics were missing, as was the 15-year-old’s house key. The woman, who told police she believed someone stole her son’s key, pointed out that whoever stole the items walked past other electronic devices en route to the bedroom.
There was no sign of forced entry.
Easy entry opens door for burglary
A 40-year-old resident in the 300 block of Elm Street told Trenton Police at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 3 that – a few days earlier – he noticed that his Nintendo 3DS hand-held video game system was missing, along with an estimated 20 games.
No other items appeared to be missing, and the victim told police the only entrance to his upper flat is a front door that he wasn’t in the habit of locking. He had no suspects or other information to offer the police.
Break-in nets video games, system
A video game system and video games were the lone items stolen from a break-in of a house in the 1000 block of Lincoln Tuesday.
Entry was apparently gained through a rear glass door that had been broken. The video game system had been unplugged from the television, which was left untouched.
The theft was reported by the owner’s sister, who was watching the house while the owner was away. She said she last checked on the house the week prior and nothing was out of order.
(Compiled by Daniel Heraty, James Mitchell and Andrea Poteet.)