police are investigating a burglary of a home in the 100 block of Ridge Road in which the resident woke to a wide open front door. The resident woke July 24 to discovered that someone had been in her house during the night. In addition to the open front door the resident discovered the door to the attached garage open as well as one of the garage doors. The resident reported that all the doors had been closed the night before but were unlocked. Two cars in the driveway had been rummaged through as well and two cell phones were stolen from them. Nothing was stolen from inside the house, according to a report.
A woman who owns a house in Grosse Pointe Farms reported the Farms house had been burglarized. She reported the crime July 24 but believes it happened between July 19 to 22. The woman noticed several items missing on July 22 and reported she last saw them July 19. The woman reported two flashdrives, a computer charger, a visa card, a smart phone, makeup, a purse, two checks written out to St. Paul's and $160 cash as missing. Farms police found four teenagers behind the house in the 200 block of Cloverly Road late July 21.
Threat Ends in Arrest at Troy Beaumont
was given special attention by City of Grosse Pointe and Grosse Pointe Park police for a few hours this week after threats were called into a Henry Ford Hospital by a man. The man, later discovered to be a 78-year-old whose wife is a patient at the Beaumont Hospital in Troy, had called in to Henry Ford to report that he was going to take a shotgun to Beaumont Hospital. The Henry Ford employee reported the threat to the City of Grosse Pointe due to a location being here. During the investigation, police discovered the man was known to Troy Police and the Troy Beaumont location as he had previously made threats at that location. He had been kicked out of the hospital earlier this week and was told not to return. Within a few hours of being alerted to the threat, the man was arrested at the Troy location of Beaumont, according to the report.
Drunk Driver Strikes, Damages House
police arrested a man shortly after midnight July 23 for drunken driving after he drove into a house at Vernier and Morningside. The man was treated at the scene by paramedics after officers found him sitting against his car bleeding from the head. The man denied drinking alcohol but smelled of alcohol. He admitted to smoking marijuana three hours prior and told officers in slurred speech he had been cut off. Meanwhile, two witnesses to the crash said they were driving in the area, stopped to check for traffic on Vernier and then heard squealing tires to look up and see the man strike the house. They told officers no other cars were involved in the crash. The homeowner said he was in bed reading when he heard and felt the crash. The crash damaged the corner of his home from floor to ceiling and into the attic. The resident had to call a board up crew to his house. Meanwhile, officers arrested the driver and he agreed to have blood drawn for checks on his intoxication level, according to a report.
In another case, Grosse Pointe Woods police arrested another man July 22 shortly before midnight at Mack Avenue and Hampton Drive for drunken driving after he was spotted driving nearly 50 miles per hour down Mack Avenue. The man admitted to drinking a few beers and had a 0.24 percent blood alcohol level--three times the legal limit in Michigan, according to a report.
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 20-year-old Grosse Pointe Park man July 23 for drunken driving after officers spotted him making out with a woman in his vehicle parked near Moran and Ridge roads about 2 a.m. The man smelled of alcohol when the officer approached. During the investigation, the man was given field sobriety tests, some of which he passed and some of which he failed. He had a 0.14 percent blood alcohol level, according to a breath test. He was arrested and charged, according to a report.
Marine Patrol Arrests Boater on Drunk Driving Charge
Grosse Pointe Farms police assisted Wayne County Sheriff's Department in the arrest of a 46-year-old Detroit man who was spotted drinking alcohol while driving a boat on Lake St. Clair. A Wayne County corporal brought the man in from the lake and called for assistance from the Farms department. The man refused to take a breathalyzer test so officers obtained a warrant from the Farms Judge for a blood draw. The man was verbally abusive to officers, making threats to them during the entire process, according to a report.
Dark Headlight Traffic Stop Ends in Arrest
Grosse Pointe Woods police arrested a 19-year-old Detroit man for possession of marijuana July 25 after stopping him because of one headlight being out. The man was spotted by a patrol officer near Helen and Van Antwerp St. shortly after 11 p.m. When the officer approached the car for the stop, he could smell marijuana.
Holdup Alarm Elicits Police Response
Grosse Pointe Woods police responded to a holdup alarm at Mobil Gas Station at Mack and Vernier July 24 after a clerk got nervous about three men who came in to buy aspirin who were also there the night before. The officer found the men nearby, questioned them. The men did not act suspicious and answered all of his questions, so the officer decided to not investigate further, according to a report. The same three men were stopped by a patrol officer the night before after they were spotted near Roslyn and Goethe acting suspiciously. The men started changing directions after the officer passed by and when they were approached by the officer at Hollywood and Goethe, they all provided identification and said they had been up to the Mobil station to purchase cigarettes, which was confirmed by the gas station attendant. The three men, ages 18 and 19, are from Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods and St. Clair Shores, according to the report.
Stolen Bicycle Recovered, Teen Arrested
Grosse Pointe Woods police arrested a 13-year-old Detroit boy July 24 for stealing a bicycle that had been locked up behind . The bike's owner discovered it missing and called police. While officers were responding, another officer spotted the teenager riding the bike near Harper and Wildwood. The boy and the bike were brought to the station for processing and the bike was eventually taken back to its owner. The boy's mother was called to pick him up and informed he was charged with larceny of a bike, according to a report.
Stolen iPhone Found with App on iPad
A Grosse Pointe Park woman reported her iPhone stolen to Grosse Pointe Farms police and then used her iPad to find the general location of her phone. The woman told police she was attending a concert at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial July 25 when her cell phone was taken from her jacket pocket. The jacket was next to her on her chair. She used an application on her iPad to track the location of her phone, which showed it was on Manistique in Detroit, according to the report.
Landscapers Equipment Stolen From Trucks
Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the July 24 theft of a backpack style blower stolen from the back of a landscaping company pickup truck. The owner of the blower was in the backyard of a home in the 100 block of Lothrup doing lawn work and discovered it missing upon returning to his truck, according to a report.
In a similar report, an employee of another landscaping company reported the theft of a commercial trimmer and commercial blower were stolen from the truck while working in the yard of a home in the 20 block of Fair Acres July 20. Both items are engraved, according to a report.
Citations Issued for Minor in Possession
Grosse Pointe Farms police issued minor in possession of alcohol citations to four teenagers--ages 18 and 20--found intoxicated in the 200 block of Touraine Road July 21 at 3 a.m. The teens had gathered outside in the street and a patrol officer spotted a large group. The officer saw one teen on the ground with two others on top of him, punching and hitting him. The officer stopped and ordered everyone to stay where they were but the two on top ran. Eventually, officers found the four. One was uncooperative with officers, using foul language and banging his head against a squad car. Despite repeated requests for him to be still and calm down, he continued, eventually leading to his arrest. One of the teens said they were fighting over a girl at a house party. The other three were either picked up by their parents or taken home, according to a report.
Prescription Pads Stolen From Beaumont
City of Grosse Pointe police are investigating the theft of two prescription pads from Beaumont Hospital repotted July 25 by the director of Pharmacy Timothy Sullivan The director reported to police that he received a call from a pharmacy regarding a prescription for 30 mg of roxicodone. Sullivan has informed other pharmacies in the area about the stolen prescription pads and provided police with a copy of the fraudulent prescription from the pharmacy that first called him, according to a report.
Attempted Bicycle Theft Thwarted, Ends in Arrest
City of Grosse Pointe police arrested a 49-year-old Detroit man July 24 on a larceny charge after he stole a bike outside a pizza restaurant in the Village and was witnessed doing so by the bicycle's owner. The owner reported being inside the restaurant when he spotted the man grab his bike and attempt to ride off with it. The bicycle owner ran after the man and detained him until officers arrived. The man admitted trying to steal the bike, saying it was a dumb thing to do, according to a report.
Thefts from Vehicles Under Investigation
City of Grosse Pointe police are investigating the theft of $100 from a car parked in the 300 block of University Place July 23. The owner found her passenger side door open in the morning when she went to leave but didn't think anything of it immediately. Later in the day she went to retrieve the money to discover it was missing. Several unwrapped gifts for her child were in the car but were not stolen, according to the report. A resident living just a few houses away also reported having a DVD player stolen from her car the same night, according to another report.