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Grosse Pointe Park Police Make Several Arrests

The following information is gathered from the Departments of Public Safety of the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate conviction.

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.

Todd April 09, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Its gonna be a long hot summer boys. Support your local PD.
Gary M. Wilson, Esq. April 10, 2013 at 08:01 AM
I'm curious to know why the young man who accidentally discharged a firearm in the process of "making it safe." Accidents do happen, and not everything is a crime.why was he arrested? A little more detailed inquiry ( aka investigative reporting), as opposed to merely copying the police reports/blotter would be helpful. Haven't we learned by now that the GPP constabulary is prone to snap judgments and incompetence? Although I suppose that the fact that the "perpetrator" of this accident was a "Detroit man" had nothing to do with the decision to arrest.
christopher April 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Gary, you love to toot your own horn by using the outdated, pompous "esq" after your name. Your the know it all who likes to berate good police officers and their departments. Why dont you put your esteemed self in the forefront and represent one of these idiots that you so fondly like to stick up for. Put your money where your mouth is "esquire"
GP For Life April 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Gary, I'd imagine they arrested him for discharging a firearm in the city limits. I don't know if that's actually a crime in GPP, but I think it is. I had a discussion with some LEOs about negligent discharges violating those laws a number of years back and the consensus was unless it was in self defense it violated the provisions.
Gary M. Wilson, Esq. April 10, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Christopher: I don't usually respond to trolls who refuse to identify themselves in public discussions, however, in your case I will make an exception. I use "Esq." to identify myself upfront as a lawyer. If you'd prefer "Attorney & Counsellor at Law" just think ofnthatbrather unwieldy/lengthy phrase when you see the abbreviated "Esq.", ok pal? As far as "idiots", I'm not sure what you mean. I represent citizens who are charged by a very powerful government with violating laws. Every day. Since you are sure that you'll never need such services you can remain smug in taking shots at those "accused." And at me. Cme forward, Christopher. What is your true agenda that you must hide?

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