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Police Blotter: 5 Arrested in 2 Drug Cases

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

police arrested three people behind a house in the 400 block of Belanger July 2 found to be smoking marijuana. The house is not where any of the three live. A passerby noticed the man park his car and walk to the back of the house, which was dark and appeared as if no one was home. It was shortly after 10 p.m. The passerby called police out of concern and when officers arrived, they found the 21-year-old Detroit man, an 18-year-old Grosse Pointe Park and 18-year-old Grosse Pointe Woods women in the backyard smoking marijuana. Several pieces of drug paraphernalia were taken into evidence along with four bags of marijuana--two each had 3.8 grams and two had 0.05 grams. The man was charged with possession of marijuana and the women were each charged with possession of marijuana and possession of narcotic equipment, according to a report.

In an unrelated case, Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested two men June 30 for possession of heroin after a passerby spotted them parked in the 200 block of Moran Road with a needle. An officer driving a patrol car passed them slowly and one of the men spotted him. As soon as he passed by, the men sped away from where they were parked. The officer turned around and followed them, eventually stopping them near Beaupre and Moran. The driver told officers he drove away because he was not suppose to be driving and the passenger said they were in the area looking for a friend's house but could not describe where it might be. An officer walked the path of the vehicle pursuit and found a "loaded" needle later tested and confirmed to have heroin in it. One of the men admitted to throwing it out of the vehicle while driving away from the first officer. The men, 19 and 20, of Macomb and Clinton Township respectively, were arrested at the scene, according to a report.

Man Charged With Defrauding Restaurant

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested an 18-year-old Detroit man June 29 for defrauding a restaurant after he ate at but did not pay his bill. The restaurant's owner called police. Upon arriving, the officers spoke with the man who said he left his wallet at home. He explained where it was and said he would pay if he could get a ride there. When they arrived, it was an abandoned house and he was arrested, according to a report.

Resident Interrupts Bike Theft

A 15-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms resident who noticed his bike missing from behind his house in the 400 block of Calvin July 3, spotted a man in the alley behind his house a short time later riding it. The teenager went up to the man and identified the bike as his. The man gave it back to the teenager and apologized, saying he was just borrowing it for a few minutes. Then the man walked to a vehicle that was waiting for him at Mack Avenue and Calvin and  drove away, according to a report.

Nothing Stolen During Daytime Burglary

Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the burglary of a home in the 300 block of Chalfonte about 3:15 p.m. July 3 in which nothing was taken. Officers responded to the home for a burglary alarm that sounded and found the breezeway door to be forced open with damage to the jam and window pane. The officers set up a perimeter around the house and searched inside. No one was inside and the owner later walked through the house. Nothing was found to be stolen, according to a report.

Bushes Being Killed with Week Killer

A 58-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms resident reported that bushes on one side of his home are being killed intentionally by someone with weed killer. He reported that the problem has been happening repeatedly so he had an expert come evaluate them. That person determined they are dying due to being sprayed with weed killer. The man is only having the problem along one side of his house and he does not have an idea of who might be harming the bushes, according to a report. filed July 3.

3 Arrested in Separate Drunk Driving Traffic Stops

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 61-year-old Detroit man about 12:30 a.m. July 5 after he nearly hit the while turning onto Mack Avenue from Warren. An officer stopped him for the erratic driving and discovered he was intoxicated upon approaching the vehicle. The man had a 0.21 percent blood alcohol level. He smelled of alcohol, failed to follow directions, stumbled and could not complete the physical field sobriety tests, according to a report.

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 19-year-old Grosse Pointe Park man for drunk driving about 2 a.m. July 3 after an officer spotted him weaving in and out of his lane of traffic on Mack Avenue. The man had a 0.18 percent blood alcohol content. The man completed some field sobriety tests successfully but could not complete others correctly. During the arrest, police took a marijuana pipe from the vehicle, according to a report.

Grosse Pointe Woods police arrested a man July 4 about 2 a.m. for drunk driving after an officer spotted him driving erratically on Mack Avenue near Vernier Road. The man had a 0. 14 percent blood alcohol level and open alcohol containers in the car, which were taken into evidence, according to a report. The man's age or place of residence were not available.

Eye Glasses Stolen From Retailer

police are investigating the theft of two pair of Versace glasses from Lens Crafters on Mack Avenue. A store employee called police about 12:40 p.m. July 6 after a man entered the store, grabbed the glasses and left, driving away in a burgandy SUV. The man ran out when an employee approached to offer to help him, according to the report.

Fireworks Lead to Report

Grosse Pointe Woods were called to a house in the 1800 block of Littlestone for fireworks complaints by neighbors about 12:30 a.m. July 5. A responding officer found the resident outside in his yard drinking beer and the case is being forwarded to the city prosecutor for review of charges related to having a noisy or boisterous party, according to a report.

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