Police Blotter: Home Break-In, Several Thefts from Vehicles Under Investigation

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

police are investigating the Nov. 9 break-in of a home in the 1400 block of Buckingham. Two video game systems, a laptop and jewelry were reported stolen and police believe the thief entered the home through an unlocked porch door between 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a report.

Multiple Thefts Reported 

Grosse Pointe Park police are investigating six thefts from vehicles. The thief took various items from locked and unlocked vehicles throughout the Park. The locations of the thefts are in the following blocks: 1400 Buckingham, two in the 1200 block of Audubon, 1000 Whittier and two in the 1000 block of Audubon. The vehicles included a PT Cruiser, a Pontiac Vibe, a Ford Taurus, a Ford Explorer, a Volvo and a GMC Acadia. The thief stole loose change, cash, gum, a laptop computer, a GPS unit and several CDs, according to reports. Most of the thefts happened Nov. 11 but one was reported overnight on Nov. 6 to 7. 

Additionally, Park police are investigating the theft of a black plastic wagon from the backyard of a home in the 1100 block of Wayburn that contained gardening tools. It was stolen overnight Nov. 11. 

Attempted Car Theft

Grosse Pointe Park police are investigating the attempted theft of a 2004 Dodge Intrepid from the 15000 block of Mack Avenue. The car sustained damage to the driver's side door, the ignition and the steering column Nov. 4 between 1:30 to 6 p.m., according to a report. 

Domestic Battery Ends with Police Arrival

police are investigating the battery of a 38-year-old resident by his 37-year-old wife on Nov. 11. When officers arrived they found the husband on the front lawn. He explained he had been a heroin user but since stopped and while in the basement sorting laundry, his wife came down and found what she believed to be paraphernalia. She began yelling at him and as he walked up the stairs she began striking him on the head. He did not recall being struck on the back but officers took photographs of his injuries, which included cuts on his head and face and on his back. 

Theft Reported

Grosse Pointe Woods police are investigating the theft of an X-Box game console and $80 cash. The 17-year-old owner reported the theft Nov. 11 and said both were taken from a bedroom. He and his mother provided police with the name of a suspect, who denied stealing the items. 

Delivery of Flowers, Movie Causes Fear 

A 31-year-old Royal Oak woman who works at a Grosse Pointe Woods medical office reported receiving an anonymous delivery of flowers with the movie "American Psycho." She filed a report with police because of the nature of the movie, which scares her. She told officer she broke off a dating relationship in last month but he has proceeded to contact her family asking questions about how he can begin dating her again. He has also been finding information about her ex-husband and giving it to her since their split. She requested officers to help her inform him to stop all contact with her, according to a report. 


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