Not the Flintstone’s car
After discovering someone attempted to use a rock to damage the ignition of her 1997 Jeep, a woman called police to the 9200 block of Allen Road to report it. Police said the rock was found in the vehicle, which was parked in front of the woman’s house between 5 p.m. March 6 and 5 a.m. March 7, when it was discovered. The vehicle was unlocked and the victim reported nothing stolen.
One way out of practice
A man went to the police station reporting that his Mandoline (string instrument) was stolen from his vehicle between Feb. 22 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. He told police on March 1, when he reported the incident that he knows it was then because he didn’t notice it missing until his next lesson and because on that day he found his unlocked car rifled through. He said he checked area pawn shops.
Police arrest man for breaching the peace
Security personnel at Fairlane Town Center, 19800 Michigan Ave., called police to AMC Star Theater March 31 after a man threatened to kill people inside the theaters.
Officers spoke with the man who had a strong order of intoxicants coming from this breath, slurred speech and red and glassy eyes. The man said he began yelling because someone in the theater was bothering him and would not lett him watch the movie.
As police conducted their investigation the man had moments of outbursts that included yelling and using obscene language in front of several customers. He was arrested for breach of peace and placed under a $200 bond.
The man also had a disorderly warrant out of 19th District Court with a $650 bond.
Man attempts to steal printer, ink
Officers were dispatched to Target, 15901 Ford Road, April 1 on a report that loss prevention officers had a man in custody for retail fraud.
The LPO said they noticed a printer and ink concealed in the man’s jacket as he walked out of the store with no attempt to pay. When the man approached the doors he was approached by the LPO and taken into custody and the items — valued at $142 — were recovered.
Police officers arrested the man and placed him on a $400 bond for third degree retail fraud.
A background check revealed the man had a felony forgery warrant out of Wood County Common in Ohio with no bond.
Nothing missing after home invasion
Police were called to a vacant house in the 7600 block of Inkster Road March 18 after a break-in possibly took place overnight.
The woman said she was visiting the house about 3 p.m. when the she noticed the front door was kicked in. The woman told officers she was at the house on March 17 and everything was normal. She said it might have been a home invasion.
After a check of the house was done, the woman said she did not notice anything missing. There is no suspect information.
Two men pose as Water Department employees, steal jewelry
Two houses in the 6100 block or Waverly and 22000 block of Ann Arbor Trail were victims of jewelry robberies March 24 and 25 by men posing as Water Department employees.
Police were called to the Waverly house March 24 when two men wearing yellow-green vests asked the resident to check the water. One of the men took the resident to the basement for a water check as the second man went through the house and stole jewelry.
The robbery at the Ann Arbor Trail house was similar, but the man distracted the resident by taking her outside as the other stole jewelry inside.
Both thieves were described as white males with dark hair and possible European accent.
Video from a neighbor’s security camera captured the thieves’ vehicle. Police said it was possibly a 2016 silver Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Rolled away in the night
When a 57-year-old man arrived at his house in the 900 block of Park Avenue about 1:30 a.m. March 30, he discovered his Camaro missing. Police investigating the theft suspect the 1980 blue Camaro was rolled out of the driveway, because the dirt and leaves around the tires were untouched. The owner reported that he had the keys to the car and was current on the payments. The owner said the car was parked in the same spot for a year.
The cost of loose change
A 45-year-old man called police April 2, when someone punched out the lock of his 2008 GMC Envoy between 2 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day. The vehicle was parked in the 800 block of Merrill Avenue. The culprit got about $5 in change from the console cup holder and the repair is estimated at $50.
Snaking the joint
A month after her house in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue was broken into, a 58-year-old woman called on April 2, after realizing $500 in tools were missing from her basement, including an electric drain snake. The victim said her house was pried in from the side sometime between Feb. 28 and March 10, when she discovered it.
Stolen SUV in hit and run
Shortly after a woman reported her Pontiac Montana stolen from the 1700 block of Rivergreen, police found it was impounded in Brownstown a short time earlier. The woman thinks she left the door unlocked to the vehicle.
The male driving the vehicle in Brownstown was reportedly involved in a hit and run crash. When police attempted to stop the man, he fled, leading police through a wooded area. They were not able to find him.
A 2005 Ford van filled with about $5,000 in vending supplies was reported missing March 27, from Perfection Vending, 18750 Fort St. The business owner said the truck was stolen between March 24 and 25. On March 25, the owner’s wife noticed the vehicle gone but thought it was parked in front of the building. It was confirmed missing early March 27.
Police were called to a vehicle theft in the 9600 block of Victoria Lane April 1, about 3 a.m.
Police were called to an assault in the 10900 block of West Point Avenue about 11 a.m. April 2. They reportedly also issued a citation for marijuana possession.
A vehicle was allegedly broken into in the 6100 block of John Daly Road April 4. The driver discovered the larceny about 8 a.m., reporting that personal items were taken.
Grab the marshmallows
Police were called to Washington Street where a 32-year-old man allegedly made a bonfire in the backyard of another person’s house. The homeowner didn’t want to press charges, but didn’t want the man there.
Upon checking for warrants, they found the man was wanted in Wyandotte for a failure to appear criminal bench warrant. Trenton police met with Wyandotte police and the man was arrested by Wyandotte authorities.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Tereasa Nims.)