Police Blotter: Teen Arrested for Battery of Mom
The following is gathered from the Departments of Public Safety from the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate conviction.
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested an 18-year-old resident for dometic battery June 19 after being called to the house related to a scuffle between the teenager and her mother. The pair had been arguing about the 18-year-old meeting men on the internet and then meeting them in person. The mother told officers she is concerned about her daughter's safety. During the argument, a text message came through on the daughter's phone, which the mother was holding. The daughter tried to grab it away and the began wrestling over the phone. The daughter had invited the man to come to their house the following day. During the struggle, a vase was broken and the mother said the daughter held a piece of the broken vase to her throat giving her a small cut. The daughter's version was similar to the mother's except that she said her mother must have gotten cut by lying on the broken vase, according to a report.
Traffic Stop Ends in Border Patrol Arrest
Grosse Pointe Farms police stopped a vehicle on Lake Shore Road July 16 due to the nature of how haphazardly the license plate was attached--making it hang vertically rather than horizontally--which led to the arrest of two men by Border Patrol. The men were each charged with illegally entering the United States. Neither had any identification on them and initially reported false names. Border Patrol officers were called to the scene and took possession of both men, according to a report.
Lawn, Landscaping Damaged by Drunk Driver
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 25-year-old Oak Park man July 14 about 2 a.m. for drunken driving and damage to a private property after the man drove onto the lawn of a home in the 400 block of Kercheval Avenue. Officers were dispatched after receiving a report of a vehicle trying to drive through a fence. Upon arrival, officers found the car stopped in the year of the home. Several bushes and other landscaping along with at least one lawn chair were run over by the driver. The officer heard the passenger tell the driver to "punch it," but the officer approached and told the man to turn off his car. The resident was not home at the time but the driver was arrested. The driver and passenger were given portable breath tests revealing one had a 0.20 percent blood alcohol level and the other 0.22 percent. The driver was also charged with having open containers in the car and for driving on a suspended license, according to a report.
Substance Found in Traffic Stop Found to be Methamphetamine
City of Grosse Pointe police have issued a warrant for a 21-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms resident who had methamphetamine on her during a traffic stop July 20. The woman was stopped after driving through a red blinking traffic light at Rivard and Mack Avenue. During the stop, the woman had bloodshot, watery eyes. The officer asked about drugs and she eventually admitted to having something that she said a friend gave her for energy called 'Molly' but wasn't sure what it was. The officer took the substance back to the station, issued her a citation and tested it to discover it was methamphetamine. The street name of 'Molly' refers to ecstacy, not methamphetamine, according to a report.
Intoxicated Man Issued Citation for Minor in Possession
A 19-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms man was given a citation for minor in possession of alcohol after a Vendome Road resident called police about him trying to break into his car about 1:15 a.m. June 20. The man was being so loud he woke up a sleeping child at the Vendome Road. Responding officers found the man in the driveway punching the drivers side door of the Vendome resident's car while vomiting. Officers attempted to talk to him but his speech was slurred to the point the officers could not understand him. The man was given a portable breath test, which showed he had a 0.21 percent blood alcohol content. The legal limit in Michigan is 0.08 percent for anyone 21 years old and older. The teenager was taken to his home, where his father confirmed that he was his son. The father was informed about what happened with the Vendome resident, according to a report.
Loose, Aggressive Dog Eventually Contained in House
Grosse Pointe Farms detectives and city prosecutor are investigating whether an ordinance violation is appropriate for an aggressive, loose german shephard officers encountered June 19 shortly after 8 p.m. Dispatchers received a call about the loose dog and the responding officer recognized the dog. After he exited the vehicle, the dog retreated to its yard in the 100 block of Ridge Road but the would not allow the officer to approach the house to attempt to make contact with anyone who was home. The dog had been deemed vicious a few years prior due to biting people, including the responding officer's wife. Another officer approached but could not exit his police car because the shephard charged it. Another small dog that was not aggressive was also loose on the front lawn. Eventually, the second officer made it to the side door but no one answered and the first officer noticed the front door of the house was open. The small dog ran inside when the officer tried to catch it and the shephard followed. The officer closed the front door and then tried to make contact with those inside again, but no one answered. There were three cars parked in the driveway, two from Michigan and one from out of state according to their license plates. The case has been forwarded to detectives and the prosecutor for review, according to a report.
Collection Agency Alerts Farms Resident to Fraud
A 73-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms woman reported to police July 17 to being a victim of identity fraud. The woman was contacted by a collection agency, which alerted her to a fraudulent credit card opened by another woman at a Home Depot store and then used to purchase more than $2,000 worth of gift cards. The Farms resident told officers she's been a victim of something similar in the past and has already contacted the credit card company, according to a report.
Lamp Stolen, Pole Damaged
Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the theft of a lamp from a black utility pole from the front yard of a home in the 400 block of Barclay Road. The resident noticed the missing lamp July 19 and recalls last seeing it July 15. Damage surrounding the pole showed the thief attempted to pull the entire thing out of the ground but was unsuccessful, according to a report.
Diabetic Man Taken to Hospital Following Traffic Stop
Grosse Pointe Farms police helped a 57-year-old Detroit man get to the hospital after stopping him near Lake Shore Road and Cherryhurst Lane for suspected drunk driving July 16. During the officers investigation, the man's speech was slurred and he failed to field sobriety tests but a portable breath test revealed he had no alcohol in his system. It was then discovered that the man was diabetic and he reported not feeling well. The man was taken to Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe by ambulance, according to a report.
Marijuana, Paraphernalia Taken During Arrest
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 30-year-old Eastpointe man July 16 about 2 a.m. in the parking lot of the War Memorial after officers began investigating the vehicle reported as being suspicious. When an officer approached, he could smell marijuana coming from the small SUV. During the investigation, officers discovered the man had two bags of marijuana, a scale and other related drug paraphernalia. The marijuana was tested and confirmed to be marijuana. There was 8.4 grams of it in all and it along with the other items were taken into evidence. The man was charged with possession of marijuana, according to a report.