A loss prevention officer from Lowes, 23111 Outer Drive, submitted surveillance video of a repeat offender who exited through the Lawn and Garden Department without paying for merchandise. The 38-year-old Taylor man entered the store at 11:15 a.m. on Oct. 17 with a cart, into which he placed a Kobalt 80 V Max Cordless Trimmer valued at $196 and two TB 32 CC 4-cycle back pack blowers valued at $246 each. The suspect, who was involved in an incident in September, left in an unknown direction.
Tools, microwave stolen from unlocked truck at Lowes
The roll down door of a 2012 International box truck parked at the back of Lowes, 23111 Outer Drive, at 9 p.m. Oct. 15 was broken into overnight. When the owner returned at 7 a.m. Oct. 16 he discovered the theft of two drills with bits, pliers and screwdrivers valued at $350, and an LG microwave valued at $450 missing from the rear of the truck. A loss prevention official said he will submit any actionable surveillance video to police.
Man steals wallets, flees from police during chase
Police responded to Marshalls, 23001 Michigan Ave., Oct. 27 after a man stole two wallets from the store.
Loss prevention officers told police the thief was a black man in his late 40s wearing a camouflage jacket. The man exited the store without attempting to pay for the wallets valued at $120 and fled in a red Jeep Cherokee.
Police saw the vehicle still in the store’s parking lot then heading west on Michigan Avenue. A chase began in the parking lot then headed north on Telegraph Road to Cherry Hill. The chase was called off by officers after the Cherokee reached speeds up to 80 mph while driving in an area with congested traffic and ignored multiple traffic signals.
After a check of the license plate, police discovered several felony warrants in Dearborn.
Large rocks thrown through elementary school windows
The co-principal at Thorne Elementary School, 25251 Annapolis, called police to the school on Oct. 30 after he observed broken windows.
Officers arrived on the scene and noticed two large holes in two classroom windows along with the large rocks inside the rooms. It was speculated that the rocks were the cause of the broken windows which were targeted between Oct. 27 and 30.
Police were informed by the co-principal that each bulletproof window costs $480.
There was no suspect information.
Motorcycle spirited away Halloween night
A 2014 Yamaha motorcycle valued at $7,000 was was stolen overnight from a garage in the 1200 block of Pingree between 1 p.m. Oct. 31 and 3 a.m. Nov. 1 while the owner was at work. The owner said no one had permission to borrow the motorcycle and he was current on payments. The owner said the thief may have entered through a side door that does not lock and then opened the large garage door from the inside to leave with the motorcycle. There were no suspects.
Rear store window smashed; hat left at scene
A would-be thief left a black Carhatt brand winter hat at the rear of Hearing at Home Services, 3800 Fort St., between 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 9 a.m. Nov. 6, where a window valued at $200 was broken. The person reporting the break-in said no one gained entry to the store, and thought the wall-mounted flat screen television may have been a target. There were no fingerprints or other evidence. The person reporting the break-in said a similar attempt had been made a month earlier.
Living room window may have been shattered by ex-boyfriend
A man in the 3500 block of McKitrick reported a shattered living room window at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 2 when a concrete landscaping block was thrown through the window. The homeowner tried to chase a fleeing suspect, but said he was unable to catch up with them or get a good look. He said he suspects the former boyfriend of a woman he is currently dating and who has threatened him recently, but had no evidence to prove he was involved.
Suspected stroke victim suffering from low glucose levels
Officers responding to a call in the 4000 block of Dearborn Road at 6:42 a.m. Nov. 1 for a suspected stroke victim discovered that the man, a diabetic, was exhibiting symptoms of low blood glucose levels. Emergency medical technicians arrived at the location and stabilized the man.
Locked car stolen from driveway
A black 2013 Chrysler 2000 was reported stolen between 2 and 7 a.m. Oct. 28 from the driveway of a house in the 13000 block of Kerr. The owner said the vehicle was locked, she is up to date on payments and no one has an extra set of keys. There was no broken glass near where the car was parked. There are no suspects.
Golf cart stolen from apartment complex
An electric golf cart valued at $1,200 was reported stolen from Village Green Apartments, 13750 Village Green Blvd., at 5:22 p.m. Oct. 26 by the property manager, who said it was stolen between 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and shortly after midnight. The property manager did not have any serial or identifying number for the cart, which he described as white with a beige top, an EZ-Go model with a fold-down back seat. There were no suspects.
Marina booth broken into
The Elizabeth Park Marina entrance booth was broken into between 11 a.m. Oct. 13 and 4 p.m. Oct. 15, with the west door damaged. The person reporting the break-in said nothing appeared to have been taken, and there were no suspects or witnesses.
Facebook threats reported
A 19-year-old Trenton woman reported Facebook threats made against her at 7:17 p.m. Oct 16 at the police station. She said when she initially went to confront one of the people threatening her, her car was damaged when she was out of sight of the vehicle. Since the vehicle damage occurred, she said the man and others have escalated the level of threats against her and she is afraid to leave her house. She was advised to contact the police again if the threats continued.
Unreadable temporary plate leads to arrest for cocaine possession
A 37-year-old Detroit man was arrested for cocaine possession, having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and for driving on a suspended license at 10:57 p.m. Nov. 7 while his passenger, a 35-year-old River Rouge man, was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana, having open intoxicants and attempting to destroy evidence.
Officers said they spotted a white 1997 Lincoln Continental with an unreadable temporary license plate traveling south on Fort Street near Ford Avenue when the driver changed lanes without signaling and temporarily drifted out of his lane of travel, after which a traffic stop was initiated.
Two open beers were in the center console, and the smell of marijuana was present in the vehicle. The driver said his license was suspended, but he had purchased the car as a surprise for his daughter and decided to drive it.
The passenger surrendered two marijuana cigarettes when he was asked to exit the vehicle. A search of the car resulted in the discovery of cocaine under the passenger side front seat. During a search of the vehicle the passenger attempted to ingest cocaine that he had in his possession.
A preliminary breath test was administered to the driver, and the man had a blood alcohol content of 0.082, which exceeds the legal limit of 0.08 for legally drunk in Michigan. The vehicle was confiscated and towed, and the men were taken into custody, booked and held.
Man resists arrest after stealing toy, DVDs from Walgreens
A 31-year-old Southgate man was arrested at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 6 after a foot chase and a struggle with police near Fort and Oak streets for the theft of $97 worth of DVDs and a Batman toy from Walgreens, 3221 Fort St.
Store employees observed the man select the items, place them inside of his jacket and leave the store without paying.
The man, who was booked and held in custody, had a probation warrant out of Allen Park for retail fraud.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)