Former friend suspected of stealing coin collection, pain pills
A man in the 18800 block of Midway reported about 9:30 p.m. June 7 that prescription pain medications and part of his coin collection were stolen from his home, possibly from a friend who is a compulsive gambler. The victim said the stolen coins are valued at $3,000. The victim said he has cut ties with the suspect and changed the locks on his house.
Teens suspected in tire slashing
A man in the 9000 block of Ruth reported about 1:30 a.m. June 8 that he saw vandals slash the driver’s side front tire on a neighbor’s vehicle. He gave the police a license plate number and description of two teen suspects. The suspect vehicle is registered to a Lincoln Park resident.
Police find pistol found in vehicle
While on patrol in the area of Tireman Avenue and Barrie June 8 police observed a 2015 Rolls Royce with no license plate.
A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver provided his driver’s license, but no proof of insurance and expired California registration from April 2017. His Michigan registration was also expired from June 2016.
While searching the vehicle officers found a black Glock 27 .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol on the rear passenger side floor board with its barrel pointed away from the driver’s side. According to the report, the placement is consistent with someone in the driver’s seat placing the handgun on the floor board with their right hand. A Dearborn evidence technician was called to document and collect the pistol.
When the man was asked if the pistol was a .40-caliber or 9-millimeter, he responded with .40, but when he was asked to repeat his answer he said he did not have knowledge of the handgun.
The man was arrested for caring a concealed weapon and jailed without bond.
Tennessee woman arrested for parental kidnapping
Police were dispatched to Red Roof Inn, 24130 Michigan Ave., June 8 for a possible parental kidnapping on after a mother took her son from Tennessee without permission.
The mother was in the hotel room with her two sons, one she shared with her husband and another with a previous spouse. She said that she and her husband were in the process of divorce and parental rights were revoked pending an investigation in Tennessee courts.
Temporary custody was given to the husband which was listed on court documents provided by the mother. The husband said his wife did not return to Tennessee on an agreed-upon date in May, so he reported parental kidnapping to the Memphis Police Department.
A missing person investigation was launched, and once the child and mother were located Dearborn police contacted Memphis police to confirm the information.
The mother was arrested for parental kidnapping and jailed without bond. She had three warrants from the 19th District Court for driving with a suspended license and two failure to display valid license while driving with a suspended license each with $1,000 bond.
The father took custody of the son and the great aunt of the other son took him into custody with permission.
Wallet stolen from vehicle
Police responded to a house in the 7060 block of Robindale June 10 after a wallet was taken from a Chevrolet Traverse.
The victim said she parked her vehicle just after noon in her driveway with the driver’s side window halfway down, and she returned a few minutes later.
When she returned she observed a mess inside the vehicle and the wallet stolen. The wallet contained her driver’s license, Social Security card, various credit cards and other personal information.
Shoes, Playstation 2 missing from storage unit
A woman called police to her apartment’s storage unit in the 380 block of Yorkshire after shoes and a gaming system were missing overnight. The victim’s brother said that between June 11 and 12 a Playstation 2 and 20 pairs of shoes were no longer inside the unit.
She said that when her brother went to check the storage unit on June 11 at 9:30 p.m. it was unlocked, and the items were missing the next morning.
There is no suspect information.
Jeep with wheelchair stolen
A woman in the 1300 block of Fort Park Boulevard reported about 9 a.m. June 13 the overnight theft of her 1997 white Jeep 4-door, with her son’s wheelchair, valued at $800, inside. She said the vehicle was locked and none of the keys are missing.
Ford Explorer stolen and involved in crash
A man woke up June 13 to a voice mail message from the Michigan State Police reporting that his 2003 silver Ford Explorer was stolen overnight from the 1700 block of River Bank and was involved in a crash. The victim said he left the keys in the vehicle overnight with the doors unlocked.
Truck and tile taken
A man in the 24400 block of Outer Drive reported about 2 a.m. June 12 that his truck was stolen from his driveway sometime after midnight with a load of tile for an upcoming project. He said he is up to date on payments for the vehicle, he has all the keys, and no one else has permission to use it.
Angry ex shatters cell phone, car window
A woman filed a police report when her ex-boyfriend stole her wallet and cell phone from Hops and Barley Bar and Grill, 18561 Allen Road, where they both work, then broke her cell phone and shattered her driver’s side car window when she later confronted him at his uncle’s house, where he lives.
When police responded to the ex-boyfriend’s residence, he had fled. Police noted blood on the kitchen floor and side door landing, and saw shattered glass from the broken car window on the street. The suspect currently has an unrelated active warrant for domestic violence with the city.
Stolen car found with crash damage
A woman who reported her mother’s car stolen about 5:30 p.m. June 14 was questioned by police when it was later found abandoned after a crash. The woman, who has a suspended license, denied involvement. The vehicle, a 2008 black Dodge Charger, was rear-ended with heavy damage, but showed no damage to the door locks or ignition. The vehicle was towed and impounded.
Gold jewelry, narcotic pain pills stolen from American House resident
A woman living at American House, 20300 Fort St., reported at 11:45 a.m. June 10 the theft of multiple pieces of gold jewelry – rings, necklaces and a bracelet – and her Norco narcotic pain pills. She said some of the jewelry was stolen June 2, and more on June 8, after which she notified her daughter. American House Risk Management is conducting an internal investigation. The woman, who moved into the building in April, said numerous staff members have access to her apartment.
Woman’s vacation ruined by identity theft
A local woman’s vacation to Pittsburgh was ruined by hackers in Russia who stole her identity and emptied her bank account. Three charges, made May 22 and 23 in Ekaterenburg, Russia, totaled $379.51. The woman filed identify theft information with local police, and is working with her credit union, Downriver Federal, to undo the damage.
Car vandalized at high school
A Taylor woman reported about 6 p.m. June 8 that her son’s red 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer was kicked repeatedly June 6 in the student parking lot at Riverview Community High School, with visible damage to the passenger side front quarter panel. There were no witnesses or suspects.
A man in the 13000 block of Greenview reported at 6 a.m. June 9 that his 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle was stolen overnight outside of his apartment building. The bike has an aftermarket exhaust and cold air intake system and a performance tuner. There was no evidence on scene, and no suspects.
Tarring crew member sprays car, fence and deck
A crew member spraying roadway joints dropped the sprayer nozzle, causing extensive damage to a white 2015 Ford Fiesta parked in the 12000 block of Agnes, with the tar-like substance. The substance also sprayed onto her chain link fence and her deck.
The vehicle’s vehicle driver and passenger front doors, hood, roof, front end and windshield were coated. Representatives from Michigan Joint Sealing agreed to pay for the cost to clean the car, fence and deck.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)