Merchandise recovered from dollar store robbery
Police responded to Family Dollar, 7937 Schaefer Road, June 18 after the store manager reported a robbery in progress.
The manager directed officers to the two suspects as they left the store and said the suspects had concealed multiple items in their backpack before leaving. After detaining the suspects, police recovered the stolen items that were not paid for.
The manager declined to prosecute the suspects, but wanted them to be advised on trespassing. Police advised the two suspects not to return to the store and were not arrested.
Man arrested for reckless driving, driving with suspended license
While on patrol in the area of Ford and Evergreen roads June 18, police tracked a silver Infiniti G35 with a radar gun determining the vehicle was speeding.
According to the police report, the vehicle was traveling east on Ford Road at a 97 mph in a 50 mph zone and was passing vehicles in traffic. Officers caught up to the vehicle as it entered the southbound Southfield Freeway Service Drive and a traffic stop was conducted in the AAA headquarters parking lot.
The driver said he was accelerating, but that he did not realize he was going that fast and also informed police he did not have a driver’s license. Police arrested the driver for reckless driving with a $200 bond and failing to display a driver’s license with a $200 bond.
The vehicle’s license plate was confiscated to be destroyed and a temporary license plate was issued.
Sunglasses, cologne stolen from two vehicles
Police responded to a house in the 800 block of South Gulley Road June 4 on a report of multiple vehicle break-ins and several personal stolen items overnight.
The married couple informed officers that both of their vehicles were parked in the driveway and locked about midnight the night before. According to the report, the husband said that when the couple was leaving for the morning, they noticed their vehicles were ransacked.
Items were missing from both glove boxes. The husband said cologne and change was stolen from his vehicle, and four pairs of sunglasses valued at $300 each were stole from the wife’s vehicle.
The husband said he heard a loud noise about 10 a.m. and assumed it was the washing machine. There was no suspect information.
Ring stolen from rented room while woman hospitalized
A silver ring with purple and blue stones, valued at $400, was reported stolen June 18 from a 48-year-old woman living in the 1100 block of LeBlanc. She said the ring was in an unsecured safe in her unlocked room, in a house owned by her roommate and landlord.
The victim said the theft occurred while she was hospitalized June 3 to 15, following seizures. The woman’s daughter said that when she took her mother to the hospital, she did not secure the safe, nor lock the bedroom door.
A driver in a blue Dodge Charger, with white stripes and tinted windows, who was reportedly driving recklessly the night of June 21 in the 3600 block of McKitrick, left tire marks on the street, but managed to disappear before police officers arrived. Officers conducted followup surveillance in the area in an attempt to apprehend the driver.
Woman arrested for driving with a suspended license becomes angry, uncooperative
A 26-year-old Detroit woman with 10 current and two prior driver’s license suspensions was arrested shortly after midnight June 15 following a traffic stop, which was initiated when police officers on patrol saw her fail to signal multiple lane changes and noticed a broken tail light as well.
The woman was slow to step out of the car when ordered to do so. When she learned she was being arrested, she tried to shout to someone on her cell phone, which was apparently in her car, connected to a call. She was handcuffed, searched and placed in the rear of a police vehicle.
The vehicle was impounded and towed, and her metal license plate was confiscated and placed in a bin to be destroyed. The vehicle was issued a temporary paper plate.
The woman was uncooperative during the booking process, and refused to answer questions. As she was placed into a cell, she turned to the officer and said, “I wish you were one of the cops that gets murdered.”
She was cited for driving with a suspended license, for having a defective tail light, and failing to signal lane changes.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)