Vehicle vandalized with brick
A 2010 Ford Escape was found vandalized in the parking lot of Long Tom’s Lounge, 6815 Roosevelt just before 2 a.m. April 27.
The vehicle’s passenger-side windows were broken out and two patio blocks were on the ground next to it.
The driver said the car belongs to his mother. Nothing was missing from it and the car keys were inside where he had left them.
Tablet taken during bowling outing
A bowler at Thunderbowl Lanes, 4200 Allen, reported an electronic tablet stolen several weeks ago.
The woman said she was bowling about 9 p.m. April 11 when she left it in her bowling bag for a few minutes. When she returned, it was gone.
The tablet contains a global positioning system unit and the victim hopes it will help locate it.
A resident in the 14600 block of Moore discovered items stolen from her garage about 1 p.m. Monday.
A fence leading to the garage that is always shut was open.
Missing were a bicycle, a snowblower, a lawn mower, and a large tool box containing hundreds of tools.
The homeowner said she thinks the door was locked about 1 a.m.
Gold stolen from car
A woman’s valuables were stolen from her vehicle about 3:30 p.m. April 30 in the 1500 block of Highview Street.
An unknown suspect stole $500 in gold, scrap, and rings from inside of her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway on Highview Street, according to the police report. It was unknown if the vehicle was locked.
The victim reported that her vehicle was broken into between 5 p.m. April 29 and noon on April 30. She added that her vehicle appeared to have been ransacked and she said she may have left the vehicle unlocked. She said there was no damage done to her vehicle.
Copper plumbing, other valuables stolen from business
A number of valuables were stolen from a local business.
Between 3:30 p.m. April 27 and 1 p.m. April 30, at Jacob’s Construction, 12825 Ford Road, an unknown person broke into the building through the east entrance, according to a police report. The owner of the property said someone stole a 50-pound roll of one-inch copper plumbing, six tires, (two of which included rims) and a brass torch head.
The owner added that the suspect removed a master lock from the east entry door and kicked in the same door. Police found a boot print on the east door.
No suspects have been discovered.
Catalytic converter stolen while at church
A woman’s catalytic converter was stolen while at church between 9:30 a.m. April 29 and 10:45 a.m., at 35000 Colson Street.
The victim parked her 2012 Ford Escape in the north parking lot of St. Barbara’s Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. and returned at 10:45 a.m. When she started her vehicle it made a loud noise, according to the report. The victim took her vehicle to a dealership where they told her that her catalytic converter was cut out from bottom of the vehicle. No suspect information was available.
House ransacked, television stolen from house while resident out
When a woman returned to her house April 30 she received an unexpected, unwanted surprise.
At 11:06 p.m. that day in the 5000 block of Mayburn Street, she noticed her residence ransacked and her television was missing. An officer checked the house and observed the bathroom window was open where entry was apparently gained. The officer dusted prints on another bathroom window and lifted a single print where it appeared the offender pushed the window open. There is no suspect information.
GPS, purse, garage door opener stolen
A man is missing several items from his car that was parked inside of his attached garage.
Between 10 p.m. April 27 and 5 a.m. April 28, in the 26900 block of Cherry Hill Road, an unknown suspect entered the unlocked door of the victim’s Mustang and stole his global positioning system unit and the garage door opener to victim’s garage. The suspect opened the garage door with the garage door opener; it is unknown how the suspect obtained the garage door opener.
Another vehicle was inside of the garage and unlocked and the suspect entered both vehicles and stole the GPS unit and a purse and fled, leaving no evidence behind. The garage door opener still missing along with other stolen property. The report did not state which car had which items stolen from it.
Family member believed to have stolen dryer and put it on Craigslist
Mother’s Day might get a little awkward this year for one family. At 2:48 p.m. April 28, in the 4000 block of Roosevelt, a woman reported to police that her dryer was stolen out of her garage.
She told police that she believes her son broke into her garage on April 27, and took her dryer, later putting her dryer up for sale on Craigslist. An officer observed the walk-in east door of the garage had a deadbolt lock that was kicked open and the dryer was missing.
She confirmed that it was her son who placed the advertisement on Craigslist and sold the dryer because the return number on the ad was her son’s cell phone number. The mother told police her son lived with her for a few weeks after getting out of a rehabilitation center . She wants to prosecute. There were no updates on the whereabouts of the son.
Party ends with arrest, citations
A house party in a vacant home resulted in liquor and trespassing violations for four men — three 19-year-olds and a 23-year-old — and an 18-year-old woman after police were called to the 2000 block of Cicotte Ave.
Lincoln Park Police responded to calls that several people were inside a vacant home shortly after 10:30 p.m. April 29. Investigators noticed several lights on inside the house, as well as an orange city sticker indicating the vacancy. While officers were looking inside, they saw basement lights turn off, and entered the house.
Inside, officers encountered four men and a woman, several open beers and a mostly full case of beer. A 23-year-old Wyandotte man, the only occupant of legal drinking age, was placed under arrest for contributing to the delinquency of minors. He was transported to the Lincoln Park Police station and was awaiting charges as of press time.
One of the other three men told police he used to live in the house, but was unaware that his family had been evicted, as he was in Wayne County Jail at the time. The three men under 21 years of age and the 18-year-old woman were cited as minors in possession of alcohol.
Break-in nets TV, video game system
A 22-year-old woman reported the theft of $2,300 worth of electronics from her house in the 1800 block of Anne Avenue.
Police responded shortly after 2 a.m. April 29, and were told by the 22-year-old resident that she returned home to discover her front door had been kicked or forced in, and that a 52-inch TV worth $1,200, a laptop computer and a $300 video game system were stolen.
Investigating officers noted damage to the front door and frame along with descriptions and information on the stolen merchandise.
Fishing equipment gone
Various fishing equipment was discovered stolen from a storage unit in Greentrees Apartments April 26.
The owner said he had placed them there about two months prior. Two fishing poles and a tackle box valued together at about $150 had apparently been pulled through the bottom of the fenced unit in the basement of the complex.
Sandbag used to break window
A sandbag was apparently used to shatter the driver’s-side window of a 2000 Jeep Cheroke parked in a parking lot in the 13900 block of Huntington.
An officer on patrol noticed the vehicle and saw the sandbag sitting in the driver’s seat.
The owner said she parked the vehicle there about 11 p.m. the day prior. Nothing appeared to be missing.
Purse taken from car
A purse was reported missing from a car parked in the 12400 block of Nixon about 5:30 p.m. April 28.
When the owner came back to her vehicle about an hour later, she saw the passenger window broken out and her purse missing. The purse contained her identification, credit cards and about $140 in cash.
A few hours later, the woman’s husband called to say he had found activity on one of the cards and traced it back to a CVS/pharmacy in Wyandotte and a Citgo gas station in River Rouge.
Parking lot thieves take cash, ID
Two women reported the theft of purses, wallets, cash and other items from a locked vehicle in the parking lot of Front Row Sports Bar, 19364 Eureka Rd.
Police responded to a call from the bar shortly after 2 a.m. April 29, when two women left the bar and discovered the driver’s window of a 2006 Saturn was smashed, and their purses and other items missing. Along with a dozen CDs, more than $100 cash was taken.
Police are investigating and reviewing security footage.
Thief grabs laptop through window
Taylor Police are investigating the theft of a $200 laptop computer taken sometime before noon April 27 from a home in the 10000 block of Mortenview Drive.
The woman who reported the theft said she last saw her laptop on a table near a side window at about 11 p.m. Thursday. Friday she saw that it was missing, and that the window had been pushed open.
Police collected evidence at the home and are investigating.
Garage sale proceeds stolen
A resident of the 2100 block of Churchill told Trenton Police that someone stole a wallet containing an estimated $1,100 in cash, the victim’s proceeds from last month’s City-Wide Garage Sale.
The man called police at about 11:30 a.m. April 25 after discovering the theft of the cash-filled wallet. The man told police he last saw the wallet in a bedroom dresser drawer on Monday, and discovered it missing at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The man said his wife may have left the house unlocked.
Police reported that among the missing currency was a $20 bill that was “shellacked” and lightly covered with glitter,” and are investigating the theft.
Bicycle taken from garage
A resident in the 800 block of Chestnut reported the theft of a bicycle from his attached garage sometime before 1:30 p.m. April 25.
The garage was closed except for a period during which the resident was grilling outside that day.
The bicycle is valued at $180.
A resident of the 4000 block of Quarry said she saw someone enter her 1995 Ford Ranger and steal about 20 CDs about 1 a.m. April 28.
She said she yelled at the suspect to get away from her car from her apartment.
She suspects friends of other residents of the complex.
(Compiled by Sherri Kolade, James Mitchell and Andrea Poteet.)