Bye bye bowling balls
A bowler reported his equipment missing after a trip to Thunderbowl Lanes, 4200 Allen Road, Aug. 15.
He said he left two bowling bags each containing two balls near the lane and went to the alley’s bar about 11 p.m. When he returned, they were missing.
The equipment is valued at $1,100.
He reported the theft three days after it occurred.
‘Cat’ burglar strikes
Police are searching for a suspect who stole a male Himalayan cat sometime before 11 a.m. Aug. 20 from a house in the 4000 block of Lapham.
The cat is described as cream-colored with brown and gray patches. It was wearing a black collar with a tag listing the cat’s name and the owner’s address.
The cat’s owner said she let it in the front yard on a 25-foot rope so it could have room to move. She said she tied the knot securely and is sure someone untied it.
Stolen vehicle recovered
A black 2011 Ford Explorer stolen between 1 a.m and 11 a.m Aug. 19 from a house in the 7000 block of Hartwell was recovered that same day in Detroit.
The sport utility vehicle was impounded in the area of Westfield and Cheyenne by Detroit police officers at 6:30 a.m. that day.
The SUV was parked in the street on Moross when it was taken. The rear driver’s side window was broken out and the tires and rims were removed.
Thief takes medication from local pharmacy
Multiple bottles of prescription pain medication valued at $5,000 were taken at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 from Ford Tel Pharmacy, 238500 Ford Road.
The manager said he was notified by a customer that the pharmacy door was smashed.
Security cameras showed a black male, approximately 35 years old, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, prying open the front door and rummaging through a counter in the medicine room. He placed the pills in a bag and fled, along with another suspect, a black male approximately 30 years old, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds, who officers believe was a lookout.
A screwdriver was found on the floor next to the door leading to the room where medications were kept. Blood was also found on the counter, a half door leading behind the counter and on the smashed glass on the front door.
Alleged hat thief arrested
An Atlanta Braves baseball hat, valued at $30, was stolen about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 from a 14-year-old resident in the parking lot of the Marathon Ashland station, 27000 Cherry Hill.
The victim said the thief, identified as a 14-year-old Inkster resident, allegedly asked him where he got his bicycle. After saying it was his, the victim said the thief threatened him, saying it belonged to his cousin.
The victim said he went to get on the bicycle when the robber, who started to walk away, turned around and punched the victim in the face, knocking the baseball hat off of the victim’s head. The thief took it and ran to his house in the 100 block of Arlington in Inkster, where officers found him wearing the hat.
He denied any involvement in the attack, but he was later identified by a witness and arrested.
Home invasion nets electronics
A 32-inch television valued at $500 and a DVD player ($25) were stolen about midnight Aug. 21 from a house in the 26000 block of Powers.
The victim said she returned home and noticed a figure in her window. She entered the house and found the items missing, along with a shower running, a light on and the air conditioning unit on.
She believes her boyfriend, who lives at the house periodically, took the goods in retaliation for a fight the couple had earlier in the day.
Bold burglar slips out with loot
After waking up to a clicking noise a 26-year-old woman went for a drink of water early Tuesday morning, just in time to see a burglar bolting out her front door.
Lincoln Park Police were called about 1:30 a.m. to the 1300 block of Gregory Avenue, where a woman reported the theft of two video game systems and assorted CDs with a total estimated value of $600.
The woman was sleeping when she heard a noise. While her doors were secured, the woman slept with her bedroom window partially open.
The woman described the burglar as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall wearing dark clothing. No further description was made, although police discovered two partial fingerprints near a TV stand.
A K-9 unit was brought to the scene, and tracked the suspect east on Gregory to Fort Street, where the scent was lost.
Quick theft nets car stereo
A grab-and-go thief took advantage of an unlocked car in the 1100 block of Garfield Avenue Monday night, and took off with an in-dash radio/TV that was ripped from the console.
The reporting victim said he was home when, shortly before midnight, his dogs began barking and, “going nuts,” according to the police report. He went to the door and saw a white male in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall wearing a white T-shirt and shorts, running from his driveway. The man was picked up by a blue Chevy Blazer — a late ’80s or early ’90s model with patching compound on the driver’s side rear panel with a loud muffler — driven by a white male with a large build.
The victim saw the interior lights on in his vehicle, and observed the damaged console and missing electronics. He told police he’d been having trouble with his alarm system, and the vehicle was unlocked at the time. The victim was providing police with information on the stolen item, with an estimated value of $700.
Charges appear on card
A resident of the 1800 block of Harman Avenue suspects her son of making more than $80 in unauthorized charges on her Bank of America credit card.
She discovered $40 in charges when she noticed upon returning home from vacation Aug. 18 that her card was missing. When she phoned the bank, they said it had just been used. The next day, she discovered the card had been used again for two withdrawls totaling $40.
The woman said her son admitted to making the charges and he had also stolen the card before. She wishes to pursue charges.
A resident of the 13900 block of Perry Place found someone had broken her bedroom window with a tomato about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 21.
She heard the sounds of glass breaking as she was getting ready for bed around that time and went outside to find the glass broken and a tomato on the ground near the window.
SUV nabbed during lunch hour
In the time it took for a man to eat his lunch, a car thief took off with his 1993 Ford F-150.
The victim told Southgate police that about noon on Monday he parked the vehicle, a black/gray model with extended plywood walls with an estimated value of $5,000, on James Street near the 13000 block of Commonwealth. He believed he locked the doors, and had the only keys with him. When he returned at 1:30 p.m., the vehicle was gone.
The vehicle’s information was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.
Computer, camera taken from truck
Police were called to the 11000 block of Poplar Aug. 18 after a resident discovered the theft of various electronics from his unlocked vehicle.
The owner acknowledged that the truck was parked behind a closed gate and left unlocked. An estimated $2,4000 worth of electronics, including a laptop computer, GPS and camera, were taken.
Police noted the descriptions and information of the stolen merchandise.
Street hit twice by burglaries
Taylor police are investigating a pair of overnight home invasions in the 7900 block of Sloan Avenue the night of Aug. 19.
One resident told police he went to bed at 9 p.m., and at 7 a.m. woke to discover someone had entered his home — likely through the kitchen window — and ransacked his bedroom drawers. The victim reported the theft of medications, credit cards, more than $150 in cash and a silver-colored ring.
About the same time, a woman told police she woke at 6:45 a.m. Saturday and discovered a screen patio door pushed aside, and that her purse had many items missing and was moved from where she left it. The woman reported the missing contents to the police.
She also discovered a silver-colored ring near the purse, which she said was not hers.
Police are investigating.
Robber cleans out electronics
A resident in the 27000 block of Michelle Street told Taylor police that sometime during the day Aug. 15 one or more thieves entered his home and made off with a variety of electronics.
The man told police he left home about 7:30 a.m. and was certain he locked all doors and windows. When he returned about 5:30 p.m., he discovered that someone pried open a window screen and entered the home. A window blind was discovered on the floor near the likely entrance.
The victim reported the theft of a plasma TV, two video game systems, three DVD players and an assortment of games and movies, a safe containing an estimated $500 in cash, a computer and some jewelry. No estimated value was given for the stolen items.
A neighbor reported seeing a white male in his 30s loading a television in a red van. Police are investigating.
Burglar on camera grabs cash
A security alarm sounded about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 17, sending Trenton police to Charlie’s Marathon, 3610 Woodruff, to investigate a robbery.
Responding officers observed a broken entry door with a large hole in the bottom window. Near the door lay a medium-size landscaping brick. A search of the immediate area revealed no suspects.
The owner arrived shortly after the officers, and he provided security camera footage that showed a suspect entering through the broken window at 1:18 a.m. The suspect was seen removing money from the drawer and exiting at 1:19 a.m. through the hole in the door. He grabbed a backpack that was left outside, and headed southwest through the parking lot.
The suspect is in his mid-30s, white with a medium build, and was wearing jeans, a dark sweatshirt and a camouflage hat.
The owner estimated approximately $180 cash was missing from the drawer. Police obtained a copy of the security tape, and a countywide Law Enforcement Information Network message was dispatched.
Classic car swiped
A Lincoln Park man who parked a 1967 Ford Fairlane he was attempting to sell at Yost Collision, 3419 Fort St., returned about noon Tuesday to find it missing.
The owner said someone had taken it during the night from its spot on the north side of the parking lot.
Surveillance footage from the shop could not be viewed at the time of the report.
(Compiled by Daniel Heraty, James Mitchell and Andrea Poteet.)