Catalytic converter stolen off vehicle
A resident of the 23300 block of Edward reported the theft of the catalytic converter from his vehicle Feb. 25. The man told police the converter went missing sometime between 8 a.m. Feb. 22 and 7 a.m. Feb. 24.
The man said that when he went to work Feb. 24, his gray Ford Escape was making a loud noise and he assumed something was wrong with the engine. After the vehicle was checked out by a mechanic, the victim was informed the catalytic converter was missing. The victim had the converter replaced.
There is no suspect information.
Woman transported home from bar by police
Police responded to Kelly’s Irish Pub, 3701 S. Telegraph Road, Feb. 27 for a possible intoxicated driver. Dispatch advised that the caller reported that a gray Ford Escape being driven by a woman was leaving the bar and could be heading to the 3500 block of Westwood.
An officer in the area responded to the bar’s parking lot where the woman was located and advised on the call police received. She agreed to the officer giving her a courtesy ride to her friend’s house located on Westwood. Prior to transporting her, the woman locked her Escape and left it legally parked in the parking lot. She was taken to her friend’s house without incident.
Four tires on vehicle slashed
A woman reported on Feb. 27 that the four tires on her vehicle were slashed while it was parked in the 6800 block of Evergreen.
The victim said that between 3 p.m. Feb. 25 and noon Feb. 27, the tires were slashed on her black Ford Fusion. According to the report, the vehicle was parked in an apartment complex lot. All four tires were flat, but the victim found slash marks on only the front passenger side tire.
The victim said she had already taken her vehicle to a tire store prior to filing the report for four new tires valued at $210.88. There were no security cameras on the exterior of the apartment complex or suspect information.
Identify theft reported
A resident living in the 5602 block of Croissant filed an identity theft report after he recently received a credit report from purchasing a vehicle Feb. 18.
According to the report, here were several debts on the report that didn’t belong to the resident, and he had no information regarding the debts other than he hadn’t accumulated them.
The four debts listed were Credit Corp Solutions or $1,187 in August 2014, Brite Financial for $12,573 in January, Comcast for $1,769 in July, and Phoenix Financial Service for $476.
A copy of the credit report was forwarded to the officer in charge of the case.
Metaluna Mutant action figure missing
A FedEx delivery of a Metaluna Mutant action figure, valued at $78, was stolen Feb. 15 from a residence in the 2100 block of Oceana Avenue. The victim, who reported the theft March 2, said GPS information from FedEx verifies that the delivery occurred. There were no surveillance cameras which might have captured footage of the theft, and no suspects. The victim was given a police report number and advised to follow up with FedEx.
Coffee shop employee conned into sending money for bogus package
An 18-year-old employee of Tim Horton’s, 1727 Southfield Road, was conned the evening of Feb. 28 into sending a Money Gram to an individual in Mexico for an alleged FedEx International package, which the caller said his manager, who was referred to by name, had ordered, and for which a business check had not cleared.
Using his money and store money, the employee went to a local store and purchased a Money Gram, which he then sent to the caller. When the employee informed his manager of the transaction, she said she had not ordered anything, and determined the he had been conned.
The manager said the employee will meet with the owner to come up with a plan to reimburse the coffee shop for the business money he used to purchase the money order.
A resident of Village on the Park Apartments reported at 12:31 a.m. Feb. 25 that he encountered a non-resident rummaging through his clothing, which was in the dryer in his apartment building’s laundry room, who then ran off with a reported $500 worth of clothing. The stolen items included his girlfriend’s hooded sweatshirt, two pairs of Adidas sweat pants and assorted socks.
The victim said the thief, whom he had never seen before, exited the building and ran south through the complex. He said he has spoken to maintenance personnel in the past about building security issues. Police officers checked the grounds, but were unable to locate the suspect.
(Compiled by Zeinab Najm and Sue Suchyta.)