Third ‘driving without a license’ forfeits plate
A driver stopped for speeding on the northbound Southfield Freeway at 12:18 a.m. May 15 had his vehicle impounded and license plate confiscated for a third offense of driving without a license or insurance. A passenger was cited for possession of marijuana.
Sober but swerving in stolen car
A distracted driver unable to maintain lane position while trying to program a GPS unit while driving on the northbound Southfield Freeway at 1:32 a.m. May 15 was found to be sober but unlicensed and driving a stolen car.
The 24-year-old Detroit woman said she had never acquired a driver’s license. The 2014 red Ford Explorer, which was stolen out of Oakland County three days earlier, was taken to the impound lot. The woman was taken into custody and booked, with a DNA swab taken, and held at the Dearborn Police Department until arraignment.
Teen smoking pot in car at church playground
A 17-year old boy was taken into custody at 2:59 p.m. May 19 after smoking pot in a car by the playground at Inner City Baptist Church, 4700 Allen Road. A bong was found in the car trunk, with its bowl, with suspected marijuana residue, in the center passenger console.
The teen was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, booked and released on bond, and the vehicle was impounded. The passenger was transported to her home by an officer without incident.
A Comfortmaker central air conditioner was stolen between May 20 and May 22 from outside a house in the 18800 block of Moore. The homeowner said the house is currently on the market. There was no evidence and no suspects.
Police catch man driving while intoxicated for seventh time
Police responded to Michigan and Wyoming avenues May 17 to assist on a traffic stop where a man was caught driving drunk for his seventh time and in possession of tablets.
While speaking with the driver, officers noticed he had slurred speech and red glossy eyes, smelled of intoxicants, and was unsteady on his feet. A witness initially pointed out the man sitting on his vehicle near Layal’s Gourmet Sweets, 5165 Wyoming, slumped over the steering wheel. The man had his foot on the break pedal when officers attempted multiple times to wake him up. He admitted to drinking alcohol and taking three types of pills earlier in the day.
A warrant to draw the driver’s blood was filed and approved by 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers. The man was transported to Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn just before 5 p.m. where a nurse drew blood.
The man was cited and arrested for possession of a controlled substance, operating while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
Man arrested for multiple felony warrants
While traveling on Tireman May 11, police observed a vehicle traveling with a dangling ornament on the rearview mirror.
A traffic stop was conducted at Tireman and Chase for an obstructed vision violation. Officers completed a background check after making contact with the man, who had multiple warrants for his arrest. Police arrested and transported the man to the Dearborn police station where Wayne County sheriff’s deputies picked him up. He was given a citation for obstruction of vision and no proof of insurance.
All four warrants were from Wayne County, including carrying a concealed weapon with no bond, family offense with no bond, and two family of the court warrants with a $5,350 bond and $2,442 bond.
Mongoose bicycle missing from backyard
Police responded to a house in the 8410 block of Salem Lane May 13 after a bicycle was stolen from the backyard.
A woman said her son’s bicycle was put in the backyard about 11:30 a.m. May 12 and noticed it was missing at 7 a.m. the next day. A search of the area was completed but officers had no luck finding the bicycle.
There was also no suspect information.
Unlocked Volvo stolen overnight
A woman called police to her house in the 6500 block of Rockland May 14 after she noticed her 2007 Volvo XC90 was missing.
She said she parked the vehicle on the street at 1 a.m. and left it unlocked. At 9 a.m. the woman said the vehicle was no longer there.
There was no evidence or suspect information.
Mower, scooter taken into protective custody
An abandoned lawn mower was reported at 10:15 a.m. May 4 in an alley in the 2500 block of Schaefer. Officers retrieved the mower and stowed it in the police garage.
An anonymous resident dropped off a silver and red Razor scooter at 11:40 a.m. May 14 at the police station that they said was found abandoned that morning in their yard. The scooter was placed in the police garage with the unclaimed mower.
Tow to mow
The Department of Public Works was unable to mow a month’s worth of grass in the back yard of an abandoned house in the 17200 block of Hanna Avenue May 16 because of an abandoned silver pickup truck that was backed up to the privacy fence and blocking access to the yard. Neighbors said they had not seen anyone in the house for more than a month. After a 48-hour notice, the vehicle was towed and impounded.
Boat towed on dry land
After two weeks notice, a damaged boat filled with debris, and without a plate on the boat trailer, was towed and impounded May 22 from the backyard of a house in the 19100 block of Henry Avenue. The renter said the boat belonged to the landlord.
Driver with revoked license stopped after near miss
A woman changing lanes without signaling on westbound Outer Drive near Dix at 6:03 p.m. May 15 and almost hitting another vehicle was found to be driving on a permanently revoked license without registration or proof of insurance. Her adult passenger said his driver’s license was suspended.
The driver said financial hardship had prevented her from clearing her driver’s license status, and she could not afford to pay a fee if her vehicle was impounded. Officers observed two children in the vehicle. After being cited for driving on a suspended license without insurance, she was advised to park the vehicle and walk to her nearby destination.
Forced relocation worsened by robbery
Hand tools and DVDs were stolen from an apartment in the 14000 block of Brookview Drive sometime after March 28, when the tenant was forced to relocate because of water damage to the roof and ceiling, police said. The victim said he suspects the construction company doing the repairs of stealing the Craftsman tools and 19 DVDs.
A man in the 18000 block of Fox Glen Drive reported a missing laptop computer May 21 after he mistakenly left it outside his garage at 5:15 a.m. when he left for work. When he returned home at 6:30 p.m. he realized it was missing when a coworker confirmed the laptop was not at his workplace. The gray Toshiba laptop was valued at $500, along with a $100 T Mobile Hot Spot device.
Identity thief applies for unemployment
A woman in the 15000 block of Sibley reported at 5 p.m. May 17 that someone had used her Social Security number to apply for unemployment benefits. She was given a notarized identity theft packet.
Pickup purloined from parking lot
A 2005 black Ford F250 pickup truck was reported stolen at 12:56 p.m. May 15 from a parking lot of an apartment complex in the 16000 block of Grace Court. The vehicle owner said she last saw the vehicle at 8 p.m. May 14, and at 1:18 p.m. May 15 it was missing. She said the vehicle is paid off and no one else has permission to use it.
Car robbed while owner works out
A woman’s rear driver’s side car window was shattered and her purse, with more than $1,000 in cash was reported stolen at 9:12 a.m. May 19 from Planet Fitness on Eureka in Southgate. The victim said her purse was on the floor of her 2015 Mazda CX-5, behind the driver’s seat. She said the purse also contained several gift cards. She said she had cash in her purse because she planned to go grocery shopping after working out.
Police from multiple cities respond to fight calls at Whiskeys on the Water
Police from Wyandotte were assisted by officers from Riverview, Southgate and Ecorse about 2 a.m. May 13 following reports of a large fight outside of the bar. A bar manager said one of the men, a 29-year-old from Detroit, had been bounced from the bar 40 minutes earlier, after which he tried to pick fights.
The man, who was outside the bar, continued to scream and threaten other people even while talking to the police. At this point, nearby residents began to look out of their windows to discover the source of the commotion.
After being placed in a squad car to be transported to the station for booking, the man began to violently kick the inside of the vehicle. When officers stopped the patrol car to confront him, he continued to physically resist the officers’ instructions.
After being warned, he was sprayed with a chemical deterrent, after which his resistance ended. He was booked for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing police.
Roommates bounced from Brooklyn’s Bar
Two Riverview roommates were bounced from Brooklyn’s Bar, 1254 Eureka, about 2 a.m. May 13 when their fight moved from inside the bar to outside on the patio. The first man said the other man, his roommate, was highly intoxicated, and punched him in the face when he tried to get him to leave the bar.
The bouncers said the two were bothering patrons and bar employees and were required to leave the building. Because of multiple fights reported that evening, police from Riverview, Southgate and Ecorse were assisting the Wyandotte Police Department. Riverview P.D. gave the two men a courtesy ride home.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)