Two arrested for warrants
Two residents were arrested for outstanding warrants following a traffic stop near the intersection of Ford Road and Bowles at 1 p.m. March 17.
An officer on patrol observed a blue 2007 Mercury Marquis traveling east on Ford with a cracked windshield. The officer followed the vehicle, initiated a traffic stop for the equipment violation and made contact with the driver and passenger.
A check of the driver showed that she was wanted for a warrant for possession of narcotics equipment from the 19th District Court. The passenger also had an outstanding warrant but his was for retail fraud from the 52nd District Court in Oakland County.
Both were arrested, handcuffed, searched and secured without incident before being transported to the police station.
The vehicle was toward from the scene.
Woman arrested for OWI
A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after having a preliminary breath test reading just over twice the legal limit during a traffic stop near the intersection of Schaefer and Michigan Avenue just after midnight March 13.
An officer on patrol observed a gray 2003 Ford Focus traveling south on Schaefer with the driver’s side mirror dangling from the vehicle’s body. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who said the mirror had been broken when she purchased the vehicle.
As the woman spoke, the officer observed that her speech was slow and slurred and that her eyes were glassy and red. When asked if she had consumed any alcohol, the woman said she had had some iced tea that was 5 percent alcohol earlier.
The officer had the woman perform several field sobriety tests, which were failed, before asking if she would submit to a preliminary breath test to check her blood alcohol content.
The woman consented and blew a reading of .17 percent blood alcohol at 12:26 a.m. The legal limit for driving in Michigan is .08 percent.
The woman was arrested for operating while intoxicated before being handcuffed, searched and secured in a patrol vehicle.
The vehicle was towed from the scene.
A man called police after discovering that his vehicle had been stolen from his driveway in the 6600 block of Garling Drive just before 7:30 a.m. March 17.
The man told police he parked his black 2013 Dodge Charger in the driveway about 9 p.m. the previous night and he did not hear or see anything suspicious before the theft. He also said the vehicle had been locked and secured and that no one else had permission to use it.
Police checked the surrounding area but did not find the vehicle. They also searched the property and driveway but did not find any signs of forced entry, such as broken glass.
No suspect information was available.
Items stolen from garage
Police were called to investigate the theft of several items from the detached garage of a house in the 27000 block of Ford Road just after 1 p.m. March 15.
The victim told police that she had not been in the garage for several days and that upon entering it that morning discovered that the west side window had been broken out.
A search of the garage revealed that three computers and a several other general office supplies were missing.
Police checked the garage and found that the window had been completely broken out and that there were no discernible footprints leading to or from the structure.
No suspect information was available.
Parking lot scam ends in arrest
Patrol officers stopped at an apartment complex parking area to ask a 59-year-old man about the hand-made sign he held indicating a $5 charge for use of the lot near the intersection of Fort Street and Goddard.
The man provided what proved to be a false name, and also claimed that the apartment manager had given him permission to collect parking fees.
While at the parking lot officers received a call for service — made from the apartment complex regarding fraudulent activities in the parking lot. When more officers arrived the man admitted that he had not obtained permission to charge for parking. He said he did the same thing on St. Patrick’s Day last year without complaint.
Investigating further through the Law Enforcement Information Network police determined the man’s true identity and that he was subject to an arrest warrant out of Southgate. The man told police he was aware of the warrant, “but did not want to take care of it because he would have to do 30 days in jail,” according to police reports.
While searching the man prior to transporting him to the station, police discovered in his back pocket a burnt spoon, which the man admitted he’d used to cook heroin. No drugs were found on the man, who was taken to the police station for processing and transport to Southgate.
Tractor taken from parking lot
Police responded Monday to ABC Warehouse, 18205 Eureka, where a front-end loader tractor was taken from the lot where it had been secured.
According to police reports, the tractor, a 2008 Caterpillar valued at $40,000, had last been seen on March 12, and was discovered missing at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
A description of the vehicle, including hand-applied graffiti, was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network.
Couple robbed while at hospital
A man and woman who recently moved to the city returned home with their new baby to discover they’d been burglarized.
Police responded at 11:30 a.m. March 16 to the 13000 block of Fellrath. The man said they’d been away since his girlfriend had gone into the hospital the day before, and that her parents had left the home secure at 6:30 p.m. March 15 when they picked up the family dog.
When the couple returned March 16 they discovered a side door had been forced open. Missing items included a flat-screen TV, PlayStation 3 video game system, microwave oven, cash and jewelry.
Police took note of the damaged door, checked for evidence and are investigating.
Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
The driver of a black 2005 Ford Focus was pulled over by police for a faulty headlight, and the driver was discovered in possession of MDMA —widely known as “ecstasy” — and marijuana.
Police observed the vehicle traveling north on Fort Street near West Road at 11:40 p.m. March 12, and that the passenger side headlight was not functioning. Just north of King Street police stopped the Focus, driven by a 22-year-old man. A 25-year-old man was in the passenger seat.
“I’m not going to lie. I have a small bag of marijuana,” the driver said when asked if anything illegal was in the vehicle. The driver handed over a small bag of marijuana along with a pipe from the center console.
“Go ahead and look, there’s nothing else in there,” the driver told investigators when asked to step out of the car. “I’ll even strip for you.”
According to police reports, a black and white Nike bag on the floorboard was found to have a variety of pills — clear plastic capsules filled with white crystals. More were found inside a plastic bottle on the driver’s side floor.
Both driver and passenger denied ownership of the capsules and said that “Someone must have left it.”
The driver was transported to the Trenton police station. The contents of the capsules tested positive for methamphetamine believed to be MDMA. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana; charges of possession of MDMA and possession of narcotic equipment awaited lab results.
(Compiled by James Mitchell and Bob Oliver.)