police arrested a 57-year-old man Feb. 6 for indecent exposure after a resident from Harbor Hill called police to report that he was sitting in his car naked.
The man was parked in the driveway of a home in the 200 block of Lake Shore Road. A responding officer found the man in his car, ordered him to dress himself and get out of the car. The man followed the instructions and he was arrested. He told police he was on the property of a relative who probably would press charges against him if she knew he were there but she is out of town. The resident who called in the complaint told police the man was performing a sexual act but the responding officer did not observe such behavior. The man, however, did have several pornographic magazines on the passenger side seat of the car, according to a report.
Gun, Bullets Confiscated in Traffic Stop
Grosse Pointe Farms police confiscated a .40-caliber handgun, seven bullets and a holster from a 20-year-old man stopped initially for having an unlit license plate near Mack and Moross Road about 3 a.m. Feb. 5. During the traffic stop, the officer saw the man fumbling around with something while he was checking the driver out on his computer in the squad car. When he returned, the gun, bullets and holster were discovered. The man at first tried to say he returned the gun to another person but during a search it was found along with the bullets and a pocket knife. The man was not registered to carry a concealed weapon and was charged with doing so, according to a report.
Drunken Driving Arrests
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 33-year-old Ypsilanti man Feb. 5 shortly before midnight for drunken driving. Officers encountered the man standing outside of his Cadillac in the 300 block of Lake Shore Road. The car had a flat front tire and damage to the front end. It was parked in the grass off the roadway. The man told officers he had a flat tire and drove onto the grass so as to avoid being hit by passing motorists. During their discussion, the officers noticed the man smelled like alcohol and was "uneasy" on his feet. The man could not successfully complete a series of field sobriety tests and had a 0.25 percent blood alcohol content for the initial test and a 0.30 percent for a formal test administered after his arrest, according to a report.
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 50-year-old Detroit man for drunken driving Feb. 4 near Mack Avenue and Lexington Road. The man was stopped by a patrol officer after driving erratically on Mack Avenue. He refused to take a breathalyzer so officers received a warrant to draw his blood. He failed field sobriety tests that were administered at the scene of the traffic stop, according to a report.
Theft of Groceries Leads to 2 Arrests
police arrested a 52-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman Jan. 30 after they were caught stealing groceries from Kroger on Mack Avenue. The man walked out of the store with a cart full of groceries and left some of the items when he was confronted about the theft. The pair drove from the store but were stopped nearby by officers and arrested, according to a report.
Domestic Batteries End in Arrest
Grosse Pointe Woods police are investigating death threats a resident made against his wife during an argument in their home Feb. 6. The wife called police after leaving the house and told officers her husband was armed with two guns. The man threatened repeatedly to "end both of us right now" and "put them both six feet under." He was arrested and charged with domestic battery. Both of his guns—a rifle and a shotgun—plus ammunition were confiscated, according to a report.
Grosse Pointe Woods police arrested a 23-year-old resident Jan. 31 for domestic battery after he was seen by a passerby slapping a woman inside a car on the face. The passer-by called police and the woman told police the pair had recently broken up but decided to meet to discuss their relationship. They began arguing immediately, and it turned physical after he took her car keys and ran away, returning to throw them in the street and then pulled her to the ground as she tried to retrieve them. The passer-by also witnessed the man bragging on the telephone about battering the woman, according to a report.
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