Speeding Toledo driver arrested for drunken driving
A 39-year-old Toledo man was arrested for operating while impaired and driving with a suspended license the evening of July 8 after a police officer conducted a traffic stop after observing him driving 90 mph in a 45 mph construction zone on the Southfield Freeway near Oakwood Boulevard.
The driver, who said he was trying to pass another vehicle for an exit which was several miles away, had slurred speech and smelled of intoxicants, and his eyes were bloodshot and glossy. He admitted to drinking earlier at the Hard Rock Café in Toledo.
The man failed multiple field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.13, which is higher than the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
The man was arrested, handcuffed and taken to the police station, where he was booked and held, while his vehicle was towed to the city impound lot, where it was seized through forfeiture proceedings. The man was found to have a past operating while impaired conviction in the state of Florida.
Byblos Banquet Center cited for executive order violation
Police received information that Byblos Banquet Center, 7258 Chase Road was open for business and holding a wedding party Aug. 1.
After responding to the business, officers confirmed that a wedding party was taking place with at least 100 people inside the building. Police advised the owner that he was in violation of one of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders and was provided with a cease and desist letter that was explained to him. Whitmer’s order limits statewide indoor gatherings to 10 people or less.
The owner said he understood that he was in violation and advised officers that he will be closed. On Aug. 3, the owner was issued a citation for the violation.
Outdoor mats stolen from business
The victim of a larceny called police to Keller Williams Realty, 22371 W. Village Drive after an unknown number of outdoor mats were stolen July 28.
An employee said that about 8:15 p.m., a white Ford Truck parked in front of the door and a man was seen taking the outdoor mat that was in front of the office door and placing it in the rear bed of the pickup. The man — described as white — left in an unknown direction.
Police reviewed the security camera footage which revealed the theft. The employee said the mats are rented from Cintas and that the business would have to pay for new mats.
Snowblower, lawnmower stolen from garage
A resident reported multiple items stolen from the detached garage at his house in the 4800 block of Dudley.
On July 31, the resident said that he left his house about 10 p.m. the day prior and returned two hours later. When he arrived back home, the resident noticed his red Husky 24-inch snowblower valued at $699, a red Honda lawnmower valued at $349 and a jackhammer valued at $150 were missing from the garage.
The resident told police that the garage door is easy to open and that the thieves most likely lifted the garage door open. According to the report, the jackhammer is heavy and takes at least two people to lift it.
The house had cameras but the garage was not in the field of view. No one was seen on the security camera footage between the two hours in question.
Woman discovers $1,000 missing from bank account
A woman called police to file a debit card fraud report. Between Aug. 1 and 4, the woman said someone used her debit card to withdraw money from her bank account. The woman said there were a few withdrawals made at Walmart, 7555 S. Telegraph Road in Taylor, and 7-Eleven totaling around $1,000.
According to the report, the woman had her debit card in her possession and doesn’t know how someone got her account information. She also said that a similar situation has happened to her in the past.
Harley Davidson plate stolen
A license plate was reported stolen from a black 2003 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle on July 2 after it was parked overnight in the 1300 block of Pingree Avenue.
There were no surveillance cameras in the area, and no suspects. The license plate was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network as stolen.
Police officers from nearby city drop off man in hotel lobby
Lincoln Park police officers dropped off an older a man with a white beard in the lobby of the Red Roof Inn and Suites in Melvindale in the early morning hours of June 27, after which the man fell asleep on a lobby couch.
The clerk told Melvindale police officers she was hesitant to kick the older man out of the lobby because she felt sorry for him. The Melvindale police officers told the man to try to find a room in another local motel after the noon checkout period.
Purse stolen from grocery store shopping cart
A woman reported that her purse, containing her car keys, $100 in cash and a $100 gift card, were stolen from her shopping cart the afternoon of July 8 at Kroger, 16705 Fort St.
She said she noticed her purse was missing when she attempted to pay for her purchases at a self-scan checkout register. She retraced her steps, but failed to locate her purse.
A Kroger representative said surveillance footage would not be unavailable until the next day, when the loss prevention manager was on duty.
A family member drove to the store with an extra set of car keys so she could drive home.
Drunken man threatens boss in dispute over pay
A drunken 37-year-old Lincoln Park man was taken into custody the afternoon of July 9, after threatening his boss for failing to pay him money he believed he was owed.
Police officers responded to the 1300 block of Fort Street, where they found the man, who was unsteady on his feet, whose speech was slurred and who smelled of intoxicants.
A record search revealed that the man had multiple warrants, including felony warrants, from other Michigan counties.
The drunken man, who refused to back off, continued to threaten his boss, so he was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Obstruction charges were later added after the man refused to cooperate with the booking process once in custody. He was taken to the police station, where he was held.
Dangerous, drunken driver removed from road
An early morning traffic stop July 11 at Biddle Avenue and Superior Boulevard removed a drunken and unlicensed 20-year-old Detroit driver from the road before she or others were harmed.
The woman, who was first seen traveling east on Eureka, at Biddle in a gray Dodge Avenger, failed to stop for a traffic signal, drove into the landscaping at Henry Ford Wyandotte Physical Therapy, and then struck a light pole in a grassy area.
She then drove north on Biddle, near Oak, traveling on the shoulder and swerving around vehicles, and failed to yield to the traffic signal at Biddle and Oak, almost striking a vehicle trying to turn onto Biddle from Oak.
The woman then started driving north in the southbound Biddle lanes, at which time the police officer initiated a traffic stop.
The woman admitted that she did not have a driver’s license, and said she had been drinking earlier. Her speech was slurred, her eyes were glossy, and she smelled of intoxicants.
The woman failed field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test was administered, and the woman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.15, nearly twice the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
The woman was arrested and placed in the back of a police vehicle. The car passengers were uncooperative and would not volunteer any information about the driver.
The vehicle was impounded and towed, and digital photos were taken to document the path of damage caused by the driver.
The driver was taken to the police station, where she refused to take another breath test, so a search warrant for a blood draw from Henry Ford Hospital Wyandotte was obtained.
She was then placed in a detox cell to sober up.
The woman was cited for operating while impaired, operating without having acquired a driver’s license, and disobeying traffic signals.
Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton said a potential tragedy was prevented by removing the woman from road, and said it is likely she would have injured herself and others if not stopped.