Heroin reaction prompts police call
Police were called to Marathon, 17001 Southfield Road, the afternoon of Aug. 12, where a 33-year-old Saginaw man appeared to be intoxicated. Police officers said the man was rubbing his body against the outside of his car while pulling off his clothes. The man told the police officers he had just shot up some heroin, was experiencing an adverse reaction, and requested an ambulance. He cautioned the police officers that he had heroin and drug paraphernalia, included two hypodermic needles, in the vehicle.
The man was transported Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, and his girlfriend’s car, a black Toyota Scion, was impounded and towed.
Man arrested for reckless driving
While in the area of Greenfield Road and Prospect July 30, police observed a black Nissan Maxima driving at a high rate of speed. As officers watched in the rear mirror, the Nissan approached them in the left lane and then quickly swerved into the right lane, also cutting off another vehicle.
Officers estimated that the Nissan’s speed to be in excess of 100 mph, and initiated the patrol vehicle’s lights and sirens while observing the vehicle approach Hubbard.
According to the report, the Nissan cut off numerous vehicles and was able to veer around traffic in the right lane as it reached Hubbard. Police continued to watch the Nissan drive in a reckless manner and veer around traffic as it approached Ford Road.
A traffic stop was conducted at Greenfield and Lundy Parkway where the driver was arrested for reckless driving. An officer advised the driver on how reckless his driving was and that he almost struck the officer while passing Flagstaff Bank on Greenfield.
The driver was placed under a $500 bond. He also was issued a citation for no insurance and defective equipment.
Man reports son’s bicycle missing
A man living in the 3900 block of Edgewood reported that his son’s red bicycle was stolen from ther backyard Aug. 3.
Police were informed that the bicycle was taken between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., and the man said he’s had other issues where items were stolen from the backyard.
He did not know of any suspects who took the bicycle. So, due to insufficient evidence the case was closed on Aug. 4.
Denial of after-hours beer sale may have motivated theft
A man reportedly stole a case of beer from the 7-Eleven, 1365 Dix, shortly after 2 a.m. the night of Aug. 10 when a store clerk told him he could not sell beer after 2 a.m. to customers. The man initially returned the beer to the shelf, but then re-entered the store a few minutes later, grabbed the beer, and walked out without paying for it.
The man was described as white, in his 30s, about 130 pounds, 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing black jeans and black underwear, with a gray shirt draped around his neck. He drove a gold 2007 Chrysler Town and Country minivan registered to a New Boston man. When he left, he drove north on Dix, then west on College Avenue.
Dogs lock themselves inside air-conditioned vehicle
Three dogs locked themselves inside an air-conditioned Chrysler 200 the afternoon of Aug. 10 in the 18800 block of Gregory. The pet owner, a 68-year-old Onaway woman, said she had loaded the dogs into her car, but when she went back to the house to get her purse, one of the dogs activated a switch, locking the car from the inside.
Neighbors tried unsuccessfully to open the car doors. AAA then successfully liberated the detained dogs.
Good deed comes at a high price
A little old lady who helped a woman carry groceries into her apartment the afternoon of July 29 left abruptly, after which the woman discovered that her wallet had been stolen, possibly by the helpful senior.
The victim, a resident of Kings Forest Apartments, in the 19000 block of Fort Street, said that when she arrived home from grocery shopping, she was approached by a 65- to 70-year-old woman, with shoulder length gray hair and a medium build, wearing khaki pants, who offered to help her carry her groceries into her apartment. The woman reportedly chatted about being lonely.
The victim said when she put her purse on a chair and started putting away her groceries, the other woman left abruptly, without saying goodbye. She then noticed that her wallet, with $325 cash and her driver’s license, was missing from her purse.
Fraudulent fast food and flowers
A Southgate man reported the morning of Aug. 7 that on Aug. 6, he used a credit card at a pharmacy in Lansing, after which multiple, unauthorized Lansing-area purchases, totaling $986, were charged to his account. He said the transactions included fast food purchases and floral deliveries. The florist said they had delivery addresses for two unauthorized purchases.
The victim said he had frozen his credit card account, and is working with his bank to reverse the unauthorized charges.
Raffle money stolen from coach’s locker
A Taylor High School coach reported the evening of July 29 that $700 cash from raffle sales was stolen from his locker in the coaches’ office. He said his players and coaches were on the practice field when the theft occurred. He said the doors to the coaches’ office were left unlocked by the one of the freshman coaches, who were among the last to leave the office. The coach said he would ask his players the next day if they had any information about the theft.
Fraud line stops $8,000 post office delivery
A man discovered an $8,000 fraudulent charge to his credit card the morning of Aug. 2, and reported to police that the unauthorized purchase was being delivered to a specific post office address. He said he had canceled the credit card, the company was investigating the fraud, and he was told that he was not liable for any of the unauthorized charges. The victim said he had no idea how the unauthorized user obtained his credit card account number.
Defective brake light leads to cocaine arrest
A 28-year-old Lincoln Park woman with a defective brake light who crossed over the centerline when making a turn about 2 a.m. Aug. 6 ended up in custody for cocaine possession.
Police officers on patrol on northbound Fort Street near Goddard Road spotted a silver Ford Focus with a defective brake light in front of them, and conducted a traffic stop after the driver’s careless turn onto Goddard Road.
The driver was jittery, spoke rapidly, and exhibited other nervous mannerisms. She denied that she had any illegal substances in the vehicle, but a subsequent search revealed a small bag of cocaine under the front seat cover.
Her passenger, a 30-year-old Ecorse man, had an alcoholic drink with ice cubes still in it underneath his seat.
The vehicle was impounded and towed, and the driver and passenger were arrested and taken into custody. The woman was cited for narcotic possession, and the man was cited for having an open intoxicant in a motor vehicle and loitering where illegal drugs are store, kept or used.
Woman charged with disorderly conduct during pre-rehab bender
A 35-year-old Wyandotte woman who decided to drink heavily the night of Aug. 5, before she entered rehab for alcoholic addiction the next day, was arrested for disorderly conduct when her father tried to prevent her from leaving the house while she was highly intoxicated. The confrontation between father and daughter had moved to the front yard, where she screamed and shouted profanities while he tried to physically prevent her from leaving.
Police officers spoke to the woman, and tried to calm her down, but she was unwilling to do so. A preliminary breath test was administered, and the woman had a blood alcohol content of 0.21, almost three times the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct, and taken to the police station, where she was booked and held.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)