Roommate packs up, steals vehicle, cell phone, purse
A short-term roommate took “cleaning out” to a new level the afternoon of May 12 when he packed up his possessions, took one roommate’s car keys, vehicle, purse, and cell phone, and a second person’s cell phone as well.
The woman, who has an apartment at Willow Cove, said the man was staying with her for a short time. She said she had lent him her vehicle, a 2006 silver Dodge Caravan, in the past, but she had not given him permission to use it this time.
She said while she was taking an afternoon nap, he packed up his belongings, took her car keys, and left. She said her purse was in the vehicle, along with cell phone, identification and a debit card. She said the man also took a cell phone belonging to a second person in the apartment which had been charging.
The vehicle was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.
The police officer ran the man’s name through the Records Management System, but was unable to find anything on him.
Firefighters assist with vehicle fire
Police responded to a house in the 5100 block of Jonathon just after 3 a.m. May 4 on a report of a vehicle on fire in the driveway. A neighbor who saw the flames notified the vehicle owner and then contacted police.
Upon arrival, officers saw the 2003 Ford Expedition in flames in the rear of the driveway in front of the garage facing east. The front half of the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames.
Residents were advised to exit their homes to the front for safety and no injuries were reported, police said.
The vehicle owner and neighbor spoke with police who said the vehicle was last driven on May 2 when it was moved out of the driveway to place trash out and then returned to its current spot in the driveway.
Prior to Dearborn firefighters arriving, the fire spread to the front of the garage, but after firefighters extinguished the fire they said flames didn’t reach inside the garage.
The police report said there was damage to the vehicle’s engine compartment and front dash along with damage to the eaves of the garage and top of the garage door.
The owner told officers the vehicle was paid in full.
Man arrested for reckless driving
While in the area of Bingham and Hemlock May 8 police saw a vehicle traveling west on Hemlock at a high rate of speed.
The 2015 white Dodge Journey was doing donuts inside the parking lot. A traffic stop was conducted for reckless driving.
Two passengers inside the were identified and picked up from the scene. The driver was transported to the Dearborn police station and placed under a $500 bond for reckless driving.
Resident reports stolen yard tools
Police were called to a house in the 2000 block of North Evangeline May 11 on a breaking and entering report and missing tools from a shed.
The resident informed officers that she saw her shed doors were open and that her leaf blower, weed trimmer and yard edger were stolen from the shed. The resident said she last saw the tools at midnight May 9.
A bungee cord used to keep the backyard gate shut was also broken, which the resident noticed on May 10. She thinks that the intruders were able to enter the backyard through that same gate.
As a result of the theft, the resident replaced the locks on the gate and shed.
Vehicle damaged at Kroger
The victim of a damaged vehicle reported that his Cadillac was damaged at Kroger, 26400 Ford Road, May 12.
According to the report, the victim’s son drove the Cadillac to the store between 12:45 and 1:45 p.m. and parked it in the middle of the parking lot. The son saw the scratches, which were a circular shape under the driver’s side door.
Neither the father nor son were sure who would be responsible for the damage.
‘You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!’
A Red Ryder BB gun and 2,000 BB pellets, valued at $100, and a rabbit fur winter hat, worth $30, were stolen from a locked apartment the afternoon of May 16 while one resident was at work and the other was asleep. The victim said he thinks it is possible a specific maintenance person might have entered the apartment with his key and taken the items, but there was no surveillance video to back up his suspicions.
Pit bull attack sends man to ER
A 48-year-old man who was walking his dog the morning of May 20 near McGinty Park, at Robert and Coleman streets, said a black pit bull terrier ran toward him and attacked, and he had to kick the dog to get away from it. He said he then returned to his residence in the 18900 block of Harman before driving to the emergency room at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, where he was treated for dog bites on his face, neck, arm and hip.
Safe stolen from assisted living resident
A resident at American House assisted living, 20300 Fort St., reported on April 19 that a 15-inch cube safe, containing personal papers and $50 in coins, was stolen on April 16 from his apartment. The man said multiple people have access to his apartment, and the American House staff encouraged him to file a police report.
Credit score report alerts man to new line of credit fraudulently opened in his name
A man living in the 13000 block of Village Park Drive filed a police report the evening of May 12 after a service notified him by email that his credit score had changed due to a $700 line of credit being accessed fraudulently in his name with a given bank. The man was given a police report number and advised to notify the bank’s fraud division.
Man hears muscle car being stolen
A man heard the roar of the engine of his 2016 white Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat at 2:52 a.m. May 12 as it was being driven away by a thief from the parking lot of his condominium complex in the 14200 block of Ziegler. Surveillance video shows a man smashing the passenger side window before entering the car and driving away with it. The vehicle was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.
Landscaping brick shatters window
A man reported later in the morning that at 3 a.m. May 18, a landscaping brick from his yard was thrown at the front of his house on Evergreen, shattering a window. He said the noise woke him up, and he boarded up the window, then went back to sleep. He left the brick in the living room for the police officers to see. There were no suspects.
Driver with suspended license found with Oxycodone
A 38-year-old Detroit man driving 10 mph over the speed limit on northbound Biddle near Goddard the night of May 14 was found to possess 53 current driver’s license suspensions, one driving while license suspended conviction in the past seven years and eight prior license suspensions or revocations. He provided police officers not with a driver’s license, but with a state of Michigan identification card.
He was arrested, handcuffed, searched and placed in the back of a police car. His car, a 1998 white Toyota Corolla, was impounded and towed. His metal license plate was confiscated and placed in a bin to be destroyed, and a temporary license plate was attached to the vehicle.
The man was taken to the police station, where he was searched, booked and held. At the police station, an Oxycodone tablet, a controlled substance, was found in his possession.
He was cited for speeding, felony possession of a controlled substance, and driving while his license was suspended, a misdemeanor.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)