A child in the 9000 block of Niver was bitten by a 17-month-old, 85-pound male British bulldog belonging to his visiting grandfather at 7:58 p.m. May 13 at his home. A family member said two children were running through the house, and when one entered the bathroom and closed the door, the child on the other side of the door pounded on the door and was bitten by the dog on his ankle and right foot, with tendons and bones visible.
The grandfather said the dog, which was up to date on his shots, had not shown any aggression in the past. Medics treated the child before transporting him to a hospital. The family did not wish to press charges.
Spray-painted smiles make owners frown
Smiles spray-painted on vehicles in the 6500 block of King and on Aster May 14 left two vehicle owners unhappy. The vandalism to the vehicle on King, a 2003 white Ford F-150 extended cab pickup truck, may have been captured on a neighbor’s security video.
Smells like fraud
A 26-year-old Highland Park man attempted to steal deodorant, DVDs, headphones and electronic items at 2:27 p.m. May 15 at Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive. Store loss prevention personnel said they saw the man remove items from packaging and try to conceal them inside his pants under the waistband. The items were worth about $106. The man was booked and released on bond.
Man arrested for multiple felony warrants
While on patrol May 5 police observed a man riding a black mountain bicycle traveling south on Neckel with no front or back lights mounted.
A traffic stop was conducted at Schafer Road and Donald where the man appeared to be nervous and was wearing black gloves. When officers asked for identification, he gave a false name and then corrected the name when he was informed about misrepresentation charges.
The man told police he was leaving his friend’s house at Paul and Greenfield on his way home which was in the area of Evergreen and Ford Road. He told officers that he had prior police contact for an unarmed robbery incident. A background check of his record showed four warrants for his arrest.
All the warrants were from Maricopa County and included one for dangerous drugs, two for burglary and one for stolen property.
He was arrested and cited for the bicycle violation.
Police respond to train station on disorderly conduct report
Officers were called to the John Dingell Transit Center, 21201 Michigan Ave., May 5 by employees because of a disorderly man.
When they arrived at the scene, police made contact with the man who seemed confused and was mumbling his words when he spoke. First responders responded to the train station, but the man signed off on medical assistance.
A background check revealed a kidnapping warrant with no bond from the 36th District Court which dispatch confirmed. The man was arrested and Detroit police were contacted to pick up the man from the Dearborn police station.
Woman’s purse stolen from vehicle
Police responded to a house in the 4900 block of Westpoint on a report of stolen purse from a Chrysler 300 overnight.
The victim said she parked her vehicle about 5:30 p.m. May 9. While on her way to work the next morning she observed the vehicle had been ransacked. After searching the vehicle she realized her purse was missing. She told officers that his was the fourth time an incident like this occurred. She said she wasn’t sure if she had locked the doors when she parked the car.
There is no suspect information.
Grass trimmers reported missing from garage
A man called police to a house in the 25000 block of Currier after two Ryobi grass trimmers were stolen from his garage.
Once on the scene officers learned that the victim left his garage doors unlocked at noon May 6. Two days later when he entered the garage just before 3:30 p.m., he observed that the trimmers were missing.
There is no suspect information.
A white 2007 Chevy Trailblazer SS was reported stolen from the 20000 block of Foxboro at 5:07 a.m. May 15 by its owner, who said he last saw it at 10:30 p.m. the night before. The owner said the vehicle was locked. There was no sign of broken glass.
Caravan stolen with bicycle inside
A woman in the 14000 block of Shenandoah reported the overnight theft of her white 1999 Dodge Caravan with a green replacement door at 1:23 p.m. May 11 from the parking lot of Colonial Village Cooperative.
She said the vehicle was very rusty, had two white German shepherd stickers on the side rear windows and a dangling light near the rear license plate. A blue bicycle used by the woman prior to her church giving her the van was inside the vehicle, and stolen with it. There were no suspects.
Caravan damaged but not stolen
A man in the 20000 block of Foxboro reported at 7:19 a.m. May 11 that his maroon 2005 Dodge Caravan was broken into overnight and the ignition column damaged consistent with a theft attempt. There was no other evidence at the scene.
GPS unit stolen from unlocked car
A woman in the 16000 block of Windermere Circle reported at 12:35 p.m. May 12 that a Garmin Nuvi GPS unit, valued at $120, was stolen from her unlocked 2007 Mercury Milan in her driveway. Officers told her that there had been many larceny reports in the area that day.
Driver’s license, Social Security card stolen from unlocked car
A woman in the 15000 block of Devoe reported at 8:21 a.m. May 12 that her Michigan driver’s license and Social Security card were stolen from her unlocked 2016 GMC Acadia parked in her driveway overnight.
Red Explorer sprayed black
A woman filed a vandalism report at 5:35 p.m. May 11 when her 2008 red Ford Explorer was extensively vandalized with black spray paint on the passenger side and windshield while it was parked in a driveway in the 14000 block of Agnes. There were no suspects.
Roommate takes hospitalized man’s money
A man in the 800 block of Pine Street reported at 11:07 p.m. May 14 that while he was in the hospital for six hours he suspects his roommate took $60 he had hidden in the apartment, which was locked when he returned. He said it appears that she packed up all of her possessions and left.
Man tries to resell motorcycle he sold to his brother
A 25-year-old Dearborn man told police that his 27-year-old brother, from whom he had purchased a motorcycle and was storing in the brother’s garage had moved it, and was trying to resell it online. The older brother’s wife confirmed the circumstances. They said they had talked to the man, who refused to return the motorcycle, which was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)