Man parked at gas station has a bad reaction to heroin
An intoxicated 33-year-old Saginaw man reportedly was abrading his skin against his car and pulling off his clothes the afternoon of Aug. 12 at Marathon, 17001 Southfield Road, after he admitted that he had a bad reaction to some heroin he had just shot up. As the police officers began to search the car, he warned them that he had sharps in the vehicle as they began to search it. The police officers found two hypodermic needles, a metal spoon, cigarette lighters, hemostat forceps and heroin.
As the police officers were searching the car, the man began to have a reaction to the heroin. An ambulance was called, and he was taken to Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn. The vehicle, which belonged to his girlfriend, was impounded.
Woman said she committed retail fraud because she had no food in the residence
A 48-year-old Taylor woman said she committed retail fraud at the Meijer store, 3565 Fairlane Drive, because she had no food in her residence. The woman, who reportedly had a seizure after she was taken into custody, had a hospital bracelet on her wrist.
Store loss prevention personnel said the woman entered the store, carrying no merchandise, then placed an inflatable pool in a shopping cart, and tried to return it for a $127 merchandise credit. When she tried to leave the store after perpetuating the fraud and was approached by loss prevention personnel, the woman reportedly dropped to the ground with a seizure. The woman was issued a citation for fraud, then transported to Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.
Unknown man observed in driveway
A woman living at a house in the 1520 block of Venice said she saw an unknown man standing next to his vehicle in her driveway when she arrived home Aug. 2.
The man then walked to the woman advising her he was there to look at the house next door he claimed was for sale. She told him she lived next door and did not believe the house was for sale. The man left in his vehicle south on Venice. The woman said she didn’t see the man approach the house or attempt to gain entry.
The neighbor was notified and contacted the police department. He informed police he was home at the time of the reported incident but was not aware the man was present.
The neighbor also confirmed nothing was disturbed on he exterior of the house and that his house was not for sale. Police spoke to a nearby resident to review security video which showed nothing of evidentiary value. The neighbor said he had lived at the house for several years and that he’d had no related problems.
Window damage reported at restaurant
Police responded to Red Star, 13944 Michigan Ave., on reports of a malicious destruction of property on Aug. 5. The manager informed officers that a male wearing a green shirt with a thin build and short, curly hair was a customer with several younger men.
According to the report, the young Arab males dined in, paid for their meal, and as they left the male in green shirt banged on the exterior of the window causing it to crack. The manager noticed the damage and began to run into the alley behind the restaurant, but he lost sight of the suspect.
No camera footage captured the damage to the window on the west side of the building. A search of the area to find the suspect came up empty.
Consolidation scam costs woman $600
The victim of a consolidation scam said she lost $600 when someone contacted her claiming to offer credit consolidation.
A report filed Aug. 1 at the Dearborn Heights Justice Center, 25637 Michigan Ave., stated the woman spoke to someone from claiming to be from Advance America as part of the scam. Police were informed that the victim was contacted with a representative by two different phone numbers and email while trying to consolidate her bills.
The representative told the victim to purchase two Google Play and one Wal-Mart gift card which were needed for insurance reasons to provide a loan.
According to the report, the victim purchased the gift cards and sent the numbers to the representative through text message, but never received the loan.
Neighbor observes, reports bicycle theft
Police were called to a house on the 6000 block of Rockdale Court Aug. 12 after a neighbor witnessed two men steal a black bicycle.
The neighbor said he saw the two black men go into the backyard, take the bicycle and flee south toward Parkland Park.
According to the report, the victim was inside her house at the time and was informed by her neighbor about the bicycle theft. A search of the area did not yield any results for suspects, and police could find no security cameras.
Camaro stolen from driveway
A 2015 white Chevy Camaro was stolen between 8:45 a.m. and 10 p.m. Aug. 13 from the driveway of a house in the 1400 block of Euclid Avenue. The owner, a 35-year-old woman, said the vehicle was stolen without its keys. She said the car has a soft black convertible top, black rims and a partial black hood. She said there was a skull gas mask sticker on the rear window.
She said she was up to date on payments, and no one had permission to take her car.
Check book stolen from unlocked car
A check book was stolen from an unlocked car between 1 and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the 1300 block of Progress Avenue. The victim, a 46-year-old woman, said the check book was in the driver door pocket of the car. She was advised to cancel her checks. There was no surveillance camera footage at her residence.
Small dog killed by 2 aggressive dogs wandering through neighborhood
A small white dog, weighing about 5 pounds, was attacked and killed by two large dogs at 3:46 a.m. Aug. 18 in the 19500 block of Hanna. The large dogs ran into a backyard, where the homeowner’s small dog was located, through two garage doors while the resident was unloading items.
The large black dog grabbed the small dog with his jaws, apparently breaking his neck, while the brown dog started to approach the man, who was legally carrying a gun. He fired his gun at the two dogs to scare them away, but said he did not aim at them. The dogs then ran away down Hanna.
The dogs matched the description of another recent attack. Before noon, the dogs were found and taken to the River Rouge animal shelter, where the owner surrendered the dogs and was issued a violation for dogs at large.
Money order cash stolen
A man who put a $50 bill on a store counter at Glenos Market, 2955 Oakwood Blvd., to purchase a money order had his cash stolen by another customer the night of Aug. 19 when he stepped aside to purchase a package of hot dogs. Video surveillance footage revealed the thief, who was known to police officers, due to prior incidents. The victim said he wished to pursue charges.
Dinner and damage to vehicle
A Southgate man’s weekend started badly the evening of Aug. 16 when his car was broken into and unsuccessfully hotwired when he went to dinner at Slip Mahoney’s Bar and Grill, 1840 Fort St.
The man said he went in to eat about 7 p.m., and when he left at 7:45 p.m., he noticed the keyhole on the driver’s side of his 2005 white GMC Yukon was damaged, and there were fresh scratches in the paint around the door handle. Inside the vehicle, the plastic ignition module cover had been removed, and the ignition module had been damaged. There were no witnesses to the damage. The vehicle owner requested a report number for his insurance company.
Riding lawn mower abandoned
A resident of the 17000 block of Ray Street, who reported a 2007 Husqvarna riding lawn mower abandoned on his property the night of Aug. 19, said his neighbor noticed the equipment as early as 5 a.m. that morning. The city’s towing contractor impounded the lawn equipment, which was inventoried and stored by police officials.
The resident later reported that a boy, about 12 years old, knocked on the door and asked about the mower. He was advised to claim the mower at the police station, an option he did not immediately pursue. The fate of the mower remains in limbo.
Woman reports fraudulent credit card activity at gas station
A woman reported that within minutes of using her credit card Aug. 18 at a local Walmart, her credit card account number was fraudulently used, twice, at a nearby Sunoco, for $53 and $99 purchases. The victim said the credit card was physically in her possession at all times. She said she already had contacted her bank, cancelled the card and filed a fraud claim.
Credit card fraudulently used for gasoline purchase
A woman reported Aug. 22 that her debit card was fraudulently used Aug. 21 for a $75 purchase at a Marathon gas station, with the same transaction repeated a day later. The victim said she can not think of any recent transactions which might have put her card information at risk. She said she will continue to monitor all of her cards in case any other fraud occurs.
Scaffolding and siding tool stolen
A 24-foot scaffolding and a 10-foot tool used to work on siding were reported stolen Aug. 25 from the backyard of a residence in the 25600 block of Wick Road. The tools, last seen Aug. 20, were valued about $1,000 each. A neighbor reported seeing flashlights shining in the woods behind the property during that time period. There were no suspects.
Pandora bracelet stolen by party guest
A silver Pandora bracelet, valued at $350, was stolen from a bedroom during an afternoon party Aug. 24 at a house in the 23800 block of Kensington. The victim said the guests were mostly friends and family, and she has no idea who might have taken the bracelet.
Fraudulent puppy provider scams resident
A resident reported Aug. 19 that he was defrauded of $499 from Charm City Pupps for a Yorkshire puppy which was promised but never delivered. The victim said payment was made using a digital payment network. He was given a police report number and advised to contact his bank.
Pricey lingerie fraud
A woman reported the afternoon of Aug. 20 that a Victoria’s Secret credit card was fraudulently opened in her name, and online purchases were made Aug. 2 for $623, and Aug. 6 for $316. She was given a report number to file with her credit card company, and was advised to contact the credit bureaus and put a hold on her credit score.
Traffic stop for man with active warrants leads to late night hide-and-seek
A traffic stop initiated shortly after midnight Aug. 11 ended in a late-night neighborhood search when a 41-year-old Wyandotte man with multiple warrants for theft decided to make a run for it.
A patrol officer traveling east on Eureka past Fort Street noticed the vehicle in front of it, a 2007 Chrysler, had no insurance, so a traffic stop was initiated. The driver, who provided his license, admitted that he had no insurance. The police officer noticed the man appeared to be nervous. When he ran the man’s name through the Law Enforcement Information Network, the man exited his vehicle and fled on foot. The officer followed and called for backup.
As police officers formed a perimeter, the suspect was found hiding in a thicket of arborvitae shrubbery. He refused to exit the thicket, and officers were unable to electronically subdue the man, who then attempted to flee again. The man was captured and continued to struggle and resist handcuffing even after sprayed with a chemical deterrent. It took a police officer on each arm to handcuff the man. A cell phone was recovered from the thicket of trees where the man initially hid. He was taken to the police station for booking, and was held.