Man passed out behind the wheel revived with Narcan
A man was found unconscious but breathing behind the wheel of a black 2020 Mercedes Benz, near the intersection of Wick and Reeck roads the morning of June 28, with the engine off and the keys removed from the ignition.
He was revived with Narcan and transported to Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn. The Mercedes was impounded and towed.
Driver without license charged with felony for eighth drunken driving arrest
A 54-year-old Lincoln Park man faces felony charges following his arrest the afternoon of July 5 after his eighth drunken driving arrest. He was also driving without a license, and had open intoxicants in the vehicle.
The man was observed driving 67 mph in a 45 mph zone on the Southfield Freeway near Oakwood Boulevard, by a police officer measuring vehicle speeds with a laser detector.
A traffic stop was initiated near Rotunda, and the man said he was driving his sister’s car, and that he did not have a driver’s license.
The man smelled of intoxicants, and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. He had a cup of beer next to him, as well as an open 24-ounce can of Bud Light. His speech was slurred, and he openly admitted to having been drinking.
The man failed numerous field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.133; in Michigan, the legal limit is .08.
The vehicle was impounded, a repeat offender license plate was issued, and the man was taken to the police station, where he was booked and held.
Wallet reported missing
A man’s wallet was stolen from Home Depot, 5951 Mercury Drive, about 10:30 a.m. July 4 when he stopped to help a woman load some dirt into her truck in the parking lot.
As he was helping the woman, his wallet fell out of his pocket. The man believes that the unknown woman picked up his wallet and drove away with it.
According to the report, the wallet contained approximately $250 cash, the man’s identification, birth certificate and medical cards. He said he had not had any fraudulent activity associated with his personal information.
The unknown woman was described as a black female, approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall with shoulder-length curly hair. Her vehicle was an older model blue Dodge truck.
Lawnmower stolen from garage
Police responded to a house in the 1400 block of May July 8 on a report of a missing Craftsman lawnmower. The victims said they believed the lawnmower, valued at $180, was stolen about 1 p.m. June 30.
According to the report, the victims did not realize the theft took place until several days later.
One of the victims said a neighbor had a Ring doorbell camera which faced their shared driveway. It was discovered that on June 30, a man, described as white and wearing beige clothing, walked up to the driveway toward the garage where the lawnmower was kept. The victims believed the man the exited the area through a neighbor’s yard toward Edison with the lawnmower.
After one of the victims posted the Ring video on Facebook, they were advised that the suspect had been stopped by police officers on Edison after acting suspiciously in the neighborhood around the same time and date as the robbery. Officers spoke with the suspect and took his information, but at the time did not know that anything criminal had taken place so he was released.
After viewing the Ring camera footage, officers did not identify the suspect because the camera footage was not of good quality.
Wallet stolen after being dropped
A woman’s wallet was stolen from the parking lot of Dollar General, 26530 Ford Road, about 6:30 p.m. June 28.
According to the report, the woman dropped her wallet from her purse. It immediately was picked up by a woman who was asked to return the wallet, refused and escaped in an older, boxy-style, maroon or burgundy Chevrolet driven by a man.
The woman was described as white, pregnant, between 27 to 32 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 150 pounds, and blonde hair. The driver of the vehicle was white.
The husband told police he checked the parking lot after his wife told him about the theft, and was able to find the wallet but not its contents. The wallet contained the wife’s identification, Social Security card and credit cards.
Con artist bilks couple with Paypal protection scam
A man claiming to work for Paypal tricked a 45-year-old Lincoln Park woman into providing financial account information on July 16 after he convinced her that he was trying to help rectify a fraudulent transaction charged to her Paypal account.
The man asked for a financial account card not related to her Paypal account, so she gave him the information for her boyfriend’s credit union account. The caller immediately withdrew money from the account, then terminated the phone call, after which he used the bank account associated with her Paypal account to make two more unauthorized withdrawals before she contacted her bank and her boyfriend’s credit union to cancel the cards and block any further withdrawals.
She was given a police report number and advised to initiate a fraud investigation with her bank and her boyfriend’s credit union.
Sonic signs destroyed
Three Sonic Drive-In entrance and exit signs, close to the sidewalk, valued at $3,000 to $4,000, were destroyed between 5 p.m. July 11 and 9 a.m. July 12, the owner said.
He said an anonymous tipster left a note saying that they saw a shirtless black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing blue jeans, with short “twisted” hair, kicking the signs.
There were no surveillance cameras which might have captured footage of the vandalism.
Apartment window cracked while resident away
A woman living in an apartment in the 17000 block of Rivergreen Court said the front window of her apartment, valued at $250, was cracked between 3 and 10 p.m. July 9 while she was out of the apartment.
She said she does not know who might have broken the window, but noted that children playing nearby could have caused the damage. The tenant said she would query her neighbors and would report the incident to the management office the next day.
Wallet left at restaurant stolen by opportunist
A woman who left her wallet at Zorba’s Coney Island, 18237 Fort St., about 4 a.m. July 14 said a waitress texted her to come pick it up.
Before the customer returned, another patron said he knew the woman, and would return the wallet to her. However, his claim was merely a pretense to steal the wallet.
The man was described as white, in his mid to late 40s, wearing a black ball cap, and a black polo shirt with a construction company’s name on it. He left the restaurant in a silver Chevy Silverado with a ladder rack on top.
The blue Michael Kors wallet contained three bank credit cards, which the woman cancelled, her driver’s license, a concealed pistol license, personal photos, a Veterans Affairs identification card, a Monroe County identification card and $20 cash.
Truck taken overnight
A white pickup truck was reported stolen the morning of July 20 from the driveway of a house in the 13000 block of Netherwood Street.
The owner said he had last seen the vehicle the day before at 9 p.m. He said he was in possession of both sets of keys, and no one else had permission to use his vehicle.
The vehicle was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.
Locked bicycle stolen from apartment building rack
A bicycle chained to a bike rack adjacent to an apartment building in the 16000 block of Barberry Street was reported stolen the afternoon of July 20, with the severed security chain left at the scene.
The bike, a turquoise and pink Huffy women’s Cruiser bicycle, valued at $300, was last known to be secure at 3 p.m. the day before.
The victim said another bicycle was stolen from the apartment complex a week earlier. There were no suspects nor witnesses to the theft.
Motorcycle stolen from Taylor Ford
A blue and silver 2004 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle was reported stolen the morning of July 14 from inside storage at Taylor Ford, 13635 Telegraph Road.
An employee noted that a glass cutter was likely used to access a window, which had been caulked shut.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a red 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which instead fell onto its right side, damaging the Harley and a nearby white Ford Mustang.
There were no surveillance cameras which might have captured footage of the theft.
The Yamaha motorcycle did not have a vehicle license plate attached. It was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.
Tahoe stolen from store parking lot
A 2005 Chevy Tahoe was reported stolen from a handicapped parking spot the afternoon of July 14 at Taylor Town Trade Center, 22525 Ecorse Road.
The owner said there was a spare set of keys in the vehicle’s glove box. She said she was up-to-date on the vehicle payments, and no one, other than her husband, had permission to drive it.
The vehicle was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen with keys.
Con artist tries to fleece victim twice
A man who electronically stole $10,000 from a Trenton woman three years ago, which was reported to the FBI, contacted her recently by phone and email, claiming he wanted to reimburse her, and said he had $500,000 in a bank account from which to repay her.
The woman, who was disinclined to be tricked twice, provided the contact information to local law enforcement.
Identity thief files for unemployment
A Trenton man said July 14 that he received a letter on June 1 from a state agency asking for more information to process an unemployment claim, which was filed using his Social Security number. He said he received phone calls June 24 and July 8, allegedly from a state unemployment agency, but he did not want to provide confidential information over the phone, especially since he did not file a claim.
A man under the influence of hallucinogens leaves destruction in his wake
A man who may have been under the influence of an inhalant or hallucinogens during the early morning hours of July 12 left a path of destruction in his wake in the 300 and 400 blocks of Cedar Street.
The vandalism included damage to a car, a pool pump and to outdoor plants. Similar incidents had occurred in the area previously.
One witness, who heard a noise when the car was vandalized, attempted to follow the suspect, whom he described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a skinny build, wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts and a black backpack.
A detective canvassed for surveillance cameras on Cedar Street which might have captured footage of the suspect.
Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton said the video and DNA evidence collected are likely to help police officers apprehend a suspect.