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Police Blotter: Fresh Fingerprints Found in Tire, Rim Theft

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

police are investigating the theft of four tires and rims from an SUV parked in the 400 block of McKinley early Thursday. A woman called police reporting that she believed a man was at the vehicle trying to steal it. Responding officers arrived to find the back of the vehicle on paver bricks and the front held up by a jack. No one was near the vehicle and officers did not see any motorists in the area. During the investigation, fingerprints that appeared to be fresh were found on the hood of the SUV. The owner of the vehicle lives in the area and her neighbor called police. The tires and rims are estimated to be about $2,000 in value, according to a report.

Barking Dogs Removed from Home

police removed two dogs from the backyard of a Neff Road home Aug. 17 after a neighbor reported that they had been barking non-stop from 4 p.m. to nearly 11 p.m. Officers tried to make contact with someone inside the house but no one answered. A dispatcher called the owners, who said they were in Canada and could not come home. They also said someone was watching the dogs for them but they could not contact them. Eventually the officers had to cut the dog chains because the dogs would not allow them to get close to remove them from the property. They were taken to a nearby veterinary office where they were housed, according to a report.

3 Women Arrested, Child Returned to Father

A traffic stop on Lake Shore Road near Provencal turned into the arrest of three women ranging in age from 18 to 26 on drug and child endangerment  charges. The officer stopped the women for an improperly illuminated license plate but smelled marijuana upon approaching the driver. During a search of the vehicle and the women, officers found marijuana in the car and in a purse, which was later tested and confirmed to be marijuana. One of the women was also suspected of being intoxiciated and was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. A fourth woman was in the car along with an 1-year-old girl. The woman was released from police custody after the child was released to her father. Police contacted Child Protective Services in regards to the little girl, whom the women reported was rarely taken care of by her parents, according to a Grosse Pointe Farms police report.

Woman Asks Resident to Call 911, Officers Arrest Boyfriend

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 21-year-old Grosse Pointe Park man Aug. 22 near Cloverly and Charlevoix for domestic battery after his girlfriend asked a resident to call police. The pair had met in a church parking lot to discuss disagreements, but the girlfriend left when the man became angry. He followed her and convinced her to pull over. She stopped and he got into her car. They began arguing and he took her eyeglasses, her keys and her cell phone. So she got out of the car and began walking away. After she had a nearby resident call police she began walking back to her vehicle, where he returned all of those things and police arrived. The woman reported that man hit her during the argument, according to a report.

Failure to Follow Court Order Ends in Arrest

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 20-year-old Grosse Pointe Park man Aug. 22 after he was found in contempt of court for not showing up to two alcohol screenings ordered by the court. He was charged with obstructing a court order, according to a report.

Jeep Window Shot Out by BB or Window Punch Tool

A 21-year-old resident reported to Grosse Pointe Farms police that a window on his Jeep was shot out by a bb gun Aug. 19 between 3:30 am. to 12 p.m. The man said he parked on the street and there was a suspicious SUV in the area at the time but he found the damage upon returning to his car in the 60 block of Meadow Lane. The man could not give a description of the suspicious SUV. The damage was consistent with either a bb gun or a window punch, according to a report.

Drunk Driving Arrests

police arrested a 35-year-old Fraser man Aug. 28 for drunk driving after he was spotted by a patrol officer weaving in and out of the lane in the construction area of Lake Shore Road about 2 a.m. The man had a 0.20 percent blood alcohol level. He failed several field sobriety tests, according to a report.

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 24-year-old Harper Woods man Aug. 19 for drunk driving near Mack and Manor after a patrol officer spotted him driving without a headlight. During the traffic stop, the officer discovered the man had been drinking before driving. He failed field sobriety tests that were administered and had a 0.19 percent blood alcohol content, according to a report.
 

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