A 51-year-old man was cited for disorderly offense and non-aggravated assault Sept. 2 in the 14000 block of Southfield after refusing to leave his neighbor’s house and reportedly grabbed the neighbor, elbowed her and knocked her to the ground.
The couple living at the house, a few houses away from the suspect, asked the man to leave. Instead, he took a chair in the garage and refused to leave. The woman said the man was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident.
The woman said she was assaulted after she said she was calling the police. He then ran away.
Detroit man arrested for warrant
A 27-year-old Detroit man was arrested for an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop near Greenfield and Diversey at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3.
An officer on patrol observed a 1997 Oldsmobile sedan traveling south on Greenfield near Tireman with a loud exhaust, expired license plate and an air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror obstructing the driver’s vision.
The officer made contact with the driver, who said that he did not have a license and verbally identified himself.
A check of the name revealed that the man had a suspended license and was wanted for a warrant from Wayne County Circuit Court for dangerous drugs.
The man was removed from the vehicle, arrested, handcuffed, searched and secured in the patrol vehicle. The Oldsmobile was towed from the scene and impounded.
Attempted break-in at business
Police were called to investigate an attempted break-in at Tireman Market, 14905 Tireman, at 2 p.m. Sept. 3.
A clerk at the store told police that a regular customer had approached him earlier and said that someone had attempted to break into the store early that morning. The customer said he knew the suspect as “John” but did not know any other information about him.
The clerk and police checked surveillance footage and observed a man approaching the front of the store at 6:30 a.m. and looking through the window. The man circled the building looking in other windows and tapping the glass and siding.
The man then left the view of the camera and returned several minutes later carrying an unknown object, which he used to attempt to smash out the front window of the business. The attempt was unsuccessful and the man then fled across Tireman.
Officers observed scratches on the window, which is made of reinforced plastic glass, and damage to the window frame but no signs of entry.
The man was described as black with a beard and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
The clerk said he would turn over a copy of the footage to police as soon as it became available.
Police were called to investigate a vehicle theft from a house in the 4700 block of Lincoln Boulevard at 2 p.m. Sept. 8.
The resident told police that he had parked his 2013 Ford Escape in the driveway and left with a friend a few hours earlier and that he had left his vehicle locked and secured. Upon returning he discovered that the vehicle was gone.
Officers checked the area and did not find any signs of forced entry. A check of the area did not turn up any surveillance cameras or witnesses to the theft.
Police are investigating the incident.
Tires stolen from vehicle
A man called police to report that all four wheels had been stolen from his vehicle in the 500 block of North John Daly just before 7 a.m. Sept. 8.
The victim told police he had parked his 2014 Ford Fusion in the street in front of his residence around 10 p.m. the previous night and that upon exiting his house in the morning discovered the theft. He did not report hearing or seeing anything suspicious overnight.
Police did not find anything of evidentiary value in the street or in the surrounding area. No suspect information was available.
House looted of TV, valuables
A woman returned home Sept. 14 after visiting a friend for two days to discover a break-in and theft at her house in the 1500 block of Russell.
Police responded at 2 p.m. and spoke with the woman — who is hearing impaired — and her mother who acted as liaison.
The woman said she’d left home Friday morning for the weekend, during which time someone stole a 48-inch TV, DVD player, and cash and coins.
Responding officers noted that windows had been pried and removed from both the side and rear of the home. Police collected evidence, including fingerprints near the windows and on interior walls, and are investigating.
Laptops, games stolen from house
Police responded shortly after 5 a.m. Sept. 14 to a homeowner in the 1000 block of Highland who’d been robbed while she slept.
The woman told police she’d woken up and noticed that two laptop computers, a PlayStation 3 and assortment of games had been stolen. It appeared that entry was gained through an unlocked back door, and that one or more burglars had been inside while the woman and her two children were asleep.
Police checked the house for evidence and are investigating.
Thieves target two parked vehicles
Homeowners in the 12000 block of Kerr Street called police shortly before 5 p.m. Sept. 11 when they discovered both of their vehicles had been burglarized.
According to police reports, the driver’s doors on a Dodge Ram and Ford Taurus had been pried open far enough for access. The interiors had been rummaged, and an assortment of cash, electronics and identification were stolen.
Responding officers also noted that a nearby garage window had been broken into, and awaited reports of any stolen items. Police checked the vehicles and area for evidence and are investigating.
Burglars cut lock, steal tools from shed
A power washer was among the tools reported stolen from a backyard shed that had been locked and secured.
Police responded to a call from the 24000 block of Thomas Court shortly after noon Sept. 12 by a homeowner who discovered the theft. He’d last seen the shed secured the night before, and that morning found the door open and, on the ground nearby, a padlock that had been broken with bolt cutters.
Police checked the area for evidence.
Couple nabbed in gas station burglary
Several felony charges are pending for a man and woman believed responsible for a break-in at Marathon, 4350 W. Jefferson.
Police were advised of an alarm at the gas station and, while en route to the location shortly after 1 a.m. Sept. 10, responding officers passed a 2000 Ford Taurus driving from the store. The suspect vehicle was the only car on the road and was moving without its headlights.
While one patrol car headed for Marathon, the other followed the Taurus and stopped the vehicle at a gas station north of Slocum.
The driver, a 33-year-old man, and passenger, a 38-year-old woman, were ordered to step out of the car and were placed in patrol vehicles while the Taurus was searched. Inside, police found a tire iron, black ski mask, rubber gloves and several packages of cigarettes. The officer who’d continued to the site of the alarm confirmed that the store’s cigarette display appeared to have been ransacked.
Both suspects were taken into custody pending further investigation. The woman was held on three criminal bench warrants for retail fraud, marijuana possession and simple assault.
No love in the back yard
Thieves took a white cast iron love seat from the 800 block of Riverbank the night of Sept. 5. The homeowners said it was there when they went to sleep and awoke to find it missing.
No medical marijuana license
Police were called to the 3000 block of 21st Street where they found a 34-year-old man kicking in the door of a 27-year-old woman’s house. The man told police the woman had overdosed a few days earlier. The man continued to raise his voice and use profanity with officers and was arrested for disorderly conduct.
When police entered the woman’s house, they discovered marijuana and the woman said it was hers, but she did not have a medical marijuana permit. She was arrested for possession of marijuana.
(Compiled by James Mitchell, Tereasa Nims and Bob Oliver.)