Grosse Pointe Park police arrested two teenagers April 3 after witnessing them steal change from a car parked in the 1200 block of Kensington Road. A team of surveillance officers spotted the teens coming into Grosse Pointe Park shortly after 1 a.m. and then saw them go up the driveway of a home on Kensington Road. They were up there with a 1999 Mercury Villager for a few minutes before returning down thte diveway. Officers stopped the teens, who ran but were caught a short distance away. Officers retrieved the $1 in change they had taken from the parked vehicle. The 16-year-old teenager admitted to the theft and admitted to a series of larcenies from cars that happened the week prior. The second teenager, a 14-year-old has charges pending against him. The first teen was admitted to a youth home, according to a report.
Tire, Rim Theft Witnessed, Leads to Arrest
Grosse Pointe Park police arrested two men April 6 for fleeing and eluding and larceny from a car after the men were spotted removing tires and rims from a car in the 1300 block of Bishop. A witness to the crime called police and responding police encountered a minivan speeding away from the scene. The driver of the minivan led officers on a pursuit that ended at Wallingford and Outer Drive after the minivan crashed into a tree. Three men ran from the minivan and officers caught two of the them. The third is still "at large." Both men--a 24-year-old Oak Park man and a 24-year-old Westland man-- were charged with larceny and fleeing and eluding, according to a report.
Gun Shot Accidentally
Grosse Pointe Park police arrested a 20-year-old Detroit man April 6 after he accientally shot a 9mm handgun into the floor of a home in the 1000 block of Beaconsfield. The man was trying to make the gun safe when it dicharged. No one was injured during the accidental firing and the gun is legally registered, according to a report.
Stolen Bicycle Returned
Grosse Pointe Park police were able to return a stolen bicycle April 1 after is was found in the 1400 block of Wayburn the same night. The bicycle had been stolen from a garage in the 1400 block of Lakepointe between 7 to 9:30 p.m. It was not damaged and was returned to its owner, according to a report.