police are investigating the theft of several pieces of jewelry totaling more than $6,000 in value from a resident who had recently moved. The woman discovered the jewelry was missing upon completing her move March 14 and told police a friend had been helping her place the jewelry up for auction and she was the only person who knew where the jewelry was. Two sets of pendants, two rings and a pair of earrings were among the jewelry stolen. One of the rings was valued at nearly $4,000, according to a report.
Motorist Damages Lawns
Grosse Pointe Woods police are investigating damage done to the front lawns of two properties March 13. A Manchester road resident called police after discovering tire marks in the front lawn shortly after 10 p.m. and an employee of Caribou Coffee reported similar damage to the front lawn of the business about half an hour later.
Email Aims to Scam Friends of Money
police are investigating an email scam sent to about 50 friends of a 51-year-old Farms resident. The man reported the scam March 15 after being contacted by one of the friends who received an email asking for money explaining the man and his family were stranded in London after being mugged. The friend contacted him to make sure the email was false. Another friend of his reported receiving the same message via Facebook, according to a report.
Harrassing Emails Reported
Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating harassing emails a 32-year-old Clinton Township man has been sending to a 38-year-old Farms resident since July 2010. The victim told officers he has been trying to get the man to stop but he won't and he received two more emails recently that led to him report the harassment. The resident said he does not know the man who is harassing him personally but had some encounters related to work. The victim also provided information to Farms police about a recent criminal sentence imposed upon the suspect in Macomb County for harassing a Clinton Township officer, according to a report.
Fire Doused at Lake's Edge
Grosse Pointe Farms firefighters doused a fire at the lake's edge near March 9 after a patrol officer happened upon the blaze, which was being watched by a 46-year-old resident and his 12-year-old son. Several trees and shrubs had also been cut. The man admitted to starting the fire, explaining he lives in a home with a view of Lake St. Clair and the brush was blocking his view. He repeatedly told the officer he believed he was allowed to burn the area as it was under controlled circumstances but he did not have any safety equipment. He also did not believe he put his child in danger by allowing him to be present. The man told officers he used gas and matches to start the fire. Crews gathered evidence from the scene, including a chainsaw, from the scene. The man was released from the scene, according to a report.