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Police Blotter: $7,000 in Jewelry Reported Stolen

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

 police are investigating the theft of 30 pieces of jewelry totaling in value about $7,000  from a home in the 400 block of Lexington Road. The owner of the jewelry reported it stolen Sept. 17 and believes it happened sometime betwee Aug. 1 to Sept. 16. She discovered the jewelry missing after going to retrieve it and suspects her housekeeper's son. She also identified her own son and another person who has a key to the home as potential suspects. Both her own son and the housekeeper's son have drug habits, according to a report.

Drunk Driver Arrested

police arrested a 54-year-old man Sept. 20 for drunk driving after a patrol officer stopped him for weaving in and out of his lane of traffic. The officer spotted the man making a turn from Vernier Road to Mack Avenue and driving left of the traffic lane for about three blocks. The officer stopped the man near Mack Avenue and Lancaster Road, discovering that he smelled of alcohol when he approached the Jeep. The man had a 0.16 percent blood alcohol content, according to a report.

Thefts in School Parking Lot

A 15-year-old Grosse Pointe North student reported his bicycle stolen Sept. 19 from a bike rack at the school. The teen told police he rode his bicycle to school, put it on the bike rack, walked home after school and then remembered he had ridden it to school, so he returned to find that it was gone. The bicycle was not locked up, according to a report.

Meanwhile, Grosse Pointe Woods police are investigating the theft of three women's purses from inside cars parked in the teacher's lot of Grosse Pointe North High School. In each of the thefts, a side window was smashed out and a purse was taken. The victims told police they were attending a soccer game at the school Sept. 18 and found the damage and missing purses when they returned to their vehicles about 2 p.m. The victims, one from New Baltimore and two from Grosse Pointe Park, reported having wallets with credit cards, driver's licenses, checkbooks and more inside their purses. One woman reported a wedding band and engagement ring set were inside her purse. There were no witnesses that were discovered Sunday but school officials were to check their video surveillance cameras.

Man Reports Being Assaulted

A 59-year-old Macomb man reported to Grosse Pointe Farms police that a 44-year-old Macomb man assaulted him in the parking lot of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Sept. 17 following a play. The 44-year-old followed the other man out to the parking lot and when he asked why he was following, the man told him he wanted to beat him, then struck him on the chest three times. The man then left. Farms police took photographs of the man's injuries.

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