Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating a harassing telephone call in which a man called a doctor's office and falsely identified himself as a DEA agent. Employees of a doctor's office on Kercheval Avenue reported the situation Feb. 28 after receiving multiple calls involving foul language and threats. The office was originally contacted by a man who identified himself as a DEA agent asking that prescriptions for two patients be stopped because the patients are suspected of being involved in a drug ring. The office stopped the prescriptions and then received a call from one of the patients, who began cursing and screaming at the employee. A few minutes later, the patient's boyfriend called the office and used foul language questioning why the prescriptions were not being filled. The office received a third call from a man identifying himself by the same first name as the man who said he was a DEA agent. In that call, the man made a threat to one of the employees by name. Police do not believe the DEA reference was legitimate and attempted to track down information about the boyfriend of the patient during the investigation, according to a report.
Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the theft of car keys, a gas credit card and cash from the backpack of a Grosse Pointe South student. The mother of the student reported the theft after her son discovered the items missing following class. The backpack was in the locker room during class. School officials and police are reviewing surveillance video to see if the theft was caught on tape. The mother cancelled the credit card and retrieved the car from the school as she was concerned about it being stolen, according to a report.
Traffic Stop Ends in Arrests
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 25-year-old Detroit man for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop related to an improper license plate and a dragging muffler Feb. 27. The muffler was creating sparks on Mack Avenue as it dragged on the roadway and during the traffic stop, the officer found that a 21-year-old passenger had a felony warrant from Mississippi for "the sale of dangerous drugs within a school zone" and a warrant for back-owed child support from Macomb County. While processing the 25-year-old man following his arrest, officers found a baggie of marijuana in his pocket, according to a report.
Drunk Driver Arrested
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 57-year-old Redford Township man about 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 for drunken driving after a patrol officer spotted the man making a turn onto Fisher Road in the wrong direction of the one way street. The man had a 0.17 percent blood alcohol content. He had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. He passed one field sobriety test and failed another. A portable breath test given to him at the scene revealed he had a 0.11 percent blood alcohol content but the formal test given at the police station showed his blood alcohol was going up, according to a report.
Credit Card Fraud Reported
An 83-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms woman reported credit card fraud to police after receiving a bill for a Walmart credit card for nearly $3,000 Feb. 22. The woman does not have a Walmart credit card and called the company to inquire about it. The card's fraud department told her to report the crime to her local police department. There were three transactions made on the card totaling nearly $3,000, according to a report.