An officer on patrol observed a white 2001 Chrysler Concorde failing to signal a lane change on Mercury just south of Ford Road. The officer initiated a traffic stop and spoke to the driver, who gave the officer her identification. A check of the driver’s license revealed that the woman was wanted for a warrant for operating a vehicle while intoxicated from the 36th District Court in Detroit.
The driver was arrested, handcuffed, searched and transported to the police department. The vehicle was towed and impounded.
Drunken driver caught driving wrong way on Michigan
A man traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Michigan Avenue in an orange 2007 Dodge Caliber was stopped and arrested for drunken driving at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Telegraph just after 3 a.m. Dec. 15.
Police officers responded to the area to assist Dearborn Heights police officers with the suspect driver, whom the Heights officers had just pulled over. The Dearborn officers approached the man, who was out of this vehicle at the time, and questioned him about the incident. The man said he was driving from Belleville to Flint and when asked if he had been drinking, responded by stating that he had had “too much” to drink.
Officers reported that the man had red, glassy eyes and smelled strongly of intoxicants as he spoke. The man failed several field sobriety tests before agreeing to submit to a check of his blood alcohol content. A breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of .155 percent, nearly two times the legal limit of .08 allowable for driving in Michigan.
The man was arrested, handcuffed, searched and taken to the Dearborn Police Department. The vehicle was towed and impounded.
Change stolen from vehicle
Police were called to investigate a report of a vehicle that was illegally entered in the 500 block of Centralia at 7:10 a.m. Dec. 19.
Police arrived and spoke to the victim, who said he had parked his black 2004 Lexus GX470 in his driveway about 9 p.m. the previous night and upon exiting the house at 7 a.m. discovered that someone had entered it and stolen around $30 in loose change.
The victim said he had locked the vehicle before entering his house during the previous night. Police checked the vehicle but could not find any obvious signs of forced entry.
Nothing of evidentiary value was found at the scene.
Women reports theft from garage
A woman whose garage door was damaged two months ago called police just after 4 p.m. Dec. 18 after finding that several items were missing from the structure in the 22000 block of Brookside Court.
The woman told police she had observed damage to the garage door panels and the door track sometime between Oct. 1 and 8 and that because of the damage the door did not close properly. She added that she thought the damage had occurred because of a malfunction in the motor to the garage door.
Upon entering the garage on Dec. 18, the woman discovered that several items were missing, including a Craftsman snowblower, a recirculating saw, two 32-foot aluminum ladders and a 12-foot ladder. Police searched the structure and the property but were unable to discover anything of evidentiary value.
No suspect information was available.
Woman arrested for drunken driving
Police officers patrolling west on Outer Drive near Dix observed a car traveling without any lights on around 2:15 a.m. Dec. 20. As the officers got closer to the vehicle, the driver turned on the lights and turned on the right turn signal. Before the vehicle reached Palmer, the driver made a left-handed U-turn and began traveling east on Outer Drive.
The officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver. While collecting the driver’s information, officers could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle. The woman said she had a drink at the Lincoln Park Hustler’s Club, 980 John A. Papalas Dr., but forgot to turn her headlights on before she left.
She told police she was going to turn right, but thought she left her purse at the strip club and turned around to go get it. Police said the purse was inside the vehicle and they asked the woman to step out and complete a field sobriety test. The woman failed the eye, walking, and number choice tests and was given a preliminary breath test which registered a blood alcohol content of .17, almost twice the legal limit of .08 in Michigan. She was arrested and processed for operating while intoxicated.
Ex-boyfriend arrested for taking car twice
A woman called police about 7:45 a.m. Dec. 19 because her ex-boyfriend showed up at her home in the 18000 block of Wood Street. She said she and the ex-boyfriend were together 16 years and had two kids, but are currently separated.
He came over to see if their son needed a ride to school, she told police, then heard her vehicle start. She said she went outside to tell him she was going to call the police because she did not want him to use the vehicle. He snatched her phone and slammed it on the ground, police said, punched a hole in the back window, then got in the vehicle and drove off.
She said it was the second time in December the ex-boyfriend took the vehicle from her house. He took it Dec. 8, she said, and she recovered it on Dec 17 because he refused to return the vehicle to her. Police said the boyfriend must have made a copy of the keys and entered the vehicle as stolen.
The ex-boyfriend was charged with the assault and the unauthorized use of the vehicle.
Drunk, lost man arrested for disturbance
A resident called police about 3 a.m. Dec. 18 as a man began banging on the door of her residence in the 2400 block of 15th Street. Police officers arrived and found the man still banging on the door. The man told police he was trying to be let into his grandfather’s house.
Police asked the man if he knew where he was and he told them Popular Street in Southgate, but officers informed him he was in Wyandotte. As officers interviewed the man, they could smell alcohol on his breath and said he did not know how he got to the residence.
He was arrested for the conduct and was searched on scene. A set of keys was found on the man, police said, and they pressed the lock button to find the car was parked in front of a neighboring house. A tire on the car was reportedly flat, and police said the woman did not understand why the man was at her house because they do not know each other.
(Compiled by Gabriel Goodwin and Bob Oliver.)