SUV stolen by neighbor in hit-and-run
A man in the 18700 block of Lucy had an early morning wakeup call when he learned at 2:47 a.m. Oct. 25 that his 2002 Ford Explorer was involved in a hit-and-run in Lincoln Park, and his neighbor was one of the suspects in custody.
The man said the SUV had been parked in his driveway, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition for two years because it was not working properly.
Drunken man hits Mustang in parking lot
A 25-year-old Taylor man was arrested at 11:05 a.m. Oct. 26, then taken to the hospital, after speeding through the parking lot at Rousch Industries, 16640 Southfield Road in his 1995 Ford pickup truck and striking a parked Mustang.
The man, whose eyes were bloodshot and glassy, was confused and smelled of intoxicants. His license was found to be suspended, and he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was aggressive with police and emergency personnel on the scene and during booking.
A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13, almost twice the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
When taken to the Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn, he told emergency room personnel that he uses cocaine, marijuana and Adderall, an amphetamine, while at work.
Fresh cement vandalized overnight
Officers were called to Harold Duda Tot Lot at Park and Thomas at 10:09 a.m. on Oct. 29 when a contractor discovered that a 20-foot-by-24-foot cement pad, valued at $4,060, and completed at 3 p.m. on Oct. 28 was vandalized with multiple messages drawn into the curing cement. The contractor said they were on-site until 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Expired plate leads to pot possession charge
A traffic stop for an expired plate at 11:34 a.m. Oct. 30 led to drug possession charge for a 33-year-old Lincoln Park man.
The man, who was driving north on Southfield Road near Roger Avenue, had a suspended license with three prior convictions and no proof of insurance, and a strong odor of marijuana emanating from his car.
As he was handcuffed and taken into custody, an officer noticed him trying conceal a plastic bag in his pants waistband. He admitted that the white, powdery substance was cocaine.
One gram of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in his 2006 Mazda, which was towed and impounded.
He was taken to the Dearborn police station where he was held.
A woman reported a 2008 silver and tan 2008 Saturn Outlook stolen at 12:06 p.m. Oct. 26 from the front of her mother’s house in the 3600 block of Furgerson. She said the vehicle was locked, and there were no keys or valuables inside the car. She said the vehicle has OnStar, but was not activated.
BMX Haro Bicycle stolen
A woman reported the theft of her black and white BMX Haro Bicycle, valued at $350 from the south side of her apartment complex in the 17700 block of Palmer at 2:22 p.m. Oct. 29. She said the bicycle lock had been cut.
Vehicle plate expired
A 30-year-old Detroit woman was stopped at 6:22 p.m. Oct. 30 for an expired license plate when driving north on Schaefer near Oakwood. The woman was unable to provide a registration or proof of insurance.
The vehicle was impounded and towed. The woman, who was reportedly upset but cooperative, declined the offer of a ride.
Taurus windshield vandalized
A woman living in an apartment in the 1700 block of Fort Street reported at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 31 that the windshield of her 2002 tan Ford Taurus was severely cracked overnight between 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and 7:20 a.m. Oct. 31. There was no other damage to the vehicle, and there are no suspects.
Hyper Shocker Bicycle found
An officer found a black and blue Hyper Shocker bicycle at 1:56 a.m. Nov. 2 on the sidewalk west of Grange Road near Homeister. The officer was unable to find anyone in the area who might be the bicycle owner, and saw no signs of a break-in at nearby houses.
The bicycle was tagged and stored in the police station evidence room.
Heroin arrest may have prevented user’s death
Officers who arrested a father and son for drug possession about 5 p.m. Oct. 27 may have saved the son’s life by taking him to the hospital when he passed out after snorting heroin possibly laced with lethal Fentanyl, an opioid anesthesia.
Officers in unmarked vehicles saw the two make a hand-to-hand transaction in the parking lot of CVS, 2025 Fort St.
The younger man, a 28-year-old Wyandotte resident, sat on the curb 10 feet from the CVS entrance and started snorting heroin off his cell phone. He continued to snort as police approached until he was told not to move. A pitbull with the man began to exhibit aggressive behavior.
The older man, a 51-year-old Wyandotte resident, then approached and said, “Hey, that’s my son!”
An officer asked permission to search him, and discovered a cigarette pack with crack cocaine and a crack pipe in his right front jacket pocket.
The two were arrested and taken to the station and booked, while the pitbull was picked up by a family member at the scene.
During booking, the younger man showed signs of heroin usage, and shortly after booking lost consciousness. EMTs were call and took him to Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
Drinking while driving lands man in jail
A 34-year-old Detroit man was arrested at 2:55 a.m. Oct. 30 for drunken driving, open intoxicants in a vehicle and resisting arrest after he was stopped for driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on southbound Biddle.
After the speeding man was detected by radar, an officer began to follow the vehicle, and saw the driver swerving between lanes and unable to stay in one lane. He also delayed pulling over even after the officer initiated both lights and siren.
Once pulled over, the man had difficulty finding his license, which the officer saw in his wallet. The driver was unable to find the vehicle registration, and said he did not have insurance on the vehicle. He also asked why he was pulled over, and what documents the officer wanted.
The man thought he was near Telegraph and I-96 in Redford Township, and said he wanted to get to Telegraph and Eight Mile Road. He admitted he did not know what city he was in. Officers noticed an open bottle of vodka on the floor in front of the passenger seat.
The driver refused to get out of the vehicle and refused to perform field sobriety tests and to take a preliminary breath test. He was removed from the vehicle under threat of being stunned with a stun gun.
During booking, the man refused to surrender his belt and resisted officers, and had to be incapacitated with a hand-held chemical agent, after which he began to cooperate with officers.
He was then held in custody until a judge signed a warrant for a blood draw, which was performed at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.