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Police Blotter: $29K in Jewelry Stolen in GPW

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

police are investigating the theft of several pieces of jewelry from a home in the 900 block of South Oxford. The homeowner reported the theft May 20 but believes it happened between May 15 to 20. She also provided police with information about whom she believes stole the jewelry, explaining the home had no signs of forced entry. She found a shopping bag in her closet full of empty jewelry boxes and bags, which was turned over to police. The items stolen include a gold tennis bracelet, a diamond ring and two pairs of earrings estimated to be worth $5,000 a piece plus three necklaces, another ring and an onyx slide. The total estimated value is about $29,000, according to a report.

2 iPads Stolen from School

police are investigating the theft of two iPads from . The theft is believed to have happened between 8 a.m. May 21 to 3 p.m. May 22. The iPads are valued at $500 each and a school employee reported the thefts after discovering they were missing from their storage cabinet, which was unlocked, according to a report.

Credit Card Fraud Discovered on Vacation

A 30-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms resident reported being a victim of credit card fraud after his debit card stopped working while he was on vacation. He discovered the fraud upon returning home and checking into the problem. He found that about $1,900 was missing and was used for a variety of transactions in Detroit, according to a report.

Items Stolen from Unlocked Vehicles

Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the theft of an iPod, loose change and a leatherman tool set from two vehicles parked on McKinley. The thefts happened in the 200 and 300 blocks of the street and occurred early Monday, May 21, according to reports. Additionally, they are investigating the overnight theft of a laptop from a car parked in the 100 block of Hillcrest from May 16 to 17, according to a report.

Drunken Driver Arrested

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 49-year-old resident May 19 for drunken driving after he was stopped for driving without headlights near Mack and Moross about 1:45 a.m. The man had a blood alcohol content of 0.10 percent and failed field sobriety tests administered, according to a report.

Quick Change Artist Strikes at Caribou

police are investigating a quick change theft in which about $30 was stolen from an employee at in the Village May 20. A man, whom police believe they know, entered the coffee shop, asked for change for $30. When an employee provided it, he then put it back on the counter with the original money and asked for change for $60 and became aggressive and loud with the employee when she became confused. She handed him three $20 bills and he left. The employees realized what happened right away, counted the drawer and discovered they were short by $30. One employee followed the man and got information from his car to provide to police, according to a report.

Fight Erupts at Take-Out Pizza Restaurant

Grosse Pointe Woods police are investigating a battery of at least one resident and her boyfriend inside on Mack Avenue in which two men believed to be intoxicated instigated a fight May 19. A 23-year-old resident and her boyfriend were in the pizza restaurant waiting when the men entered and began staring at them. One of the men sat next to the young woman, began getting close to her, and her boyfriend told the man to back off. Then the man began fighting with her boyfriend. Another man who tried to stop the fighting was also battered by the two men. The resident and her boyfriend left and called police from a nearby home, according to a report.

Medics Take Intoxicated Woman to Hospital

Grosse Pointe Woods medics transported an intoxicated woman who said her husband pushed her from their moving vehicle in the 700 block of Vernier Road May 18 to the emergency room after nearby residents tried to help her. The residents called police after seeing a car drive by slowly with a car door open. When one of them tried to watch, the car came to a stop in a location blocked by a large bush, but when he walked around it, he saw the woman on the ground on her hands and knees. She said she was injured and needed to go to the hospital and then tried to enter the front door of a home nearby despite being told it wasn't her home. While leaving the front porch, she fell and hit her eye, according to a report.

For questions on the police blotter, email sara.martin@patch.com.

Joseph Sucher May 24, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Great job of reporting Sara. PATCH is fast becoming the place for news and information about what's happening in the Pointes. Thanks for your timely and very up to date news.

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