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Police Blotter: Ready-to-Sell Marijuana

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

City of Grosse Pointe police arrested 3 men Tuesday following a traffic stop at St. Clair Street and Kercheval Avenue in which ready-to-sell marijuana was found inside the car. The vehicle had an expired registration, which is why the traffic stop was performed. During the stop, the officers smelled marijuana and then used the department's K-9 officer, Raleigh, to search. Raleigh alerted officers to a book bag, which was found to have 50 baggies of marijuana and a scale. The 21-year-old driver, of Macomb, was charged with selling marijuana. The other men, ages 21 and 24, both of Detroit, were arrested on outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions, according to a report. 

Bank Alerts Business Owner to Possible Embezzlement 

City of Grosse Pointe police are investigating a report of embezzlement by a business owner in the Village. The owner was contacted by his bank regarding a check that had been written to cash for what the bank employee said was an excessive amount. When the business owner looked into it, he found the check was not accounted for in his financial records and that such checks had been written two to three times per month for about a year. He provided police with the name of the person who is in charge of tracking the company's finances, according to a report. 

K-9 Officer Tracks Suspect from Pursuit

City of Grosse Pointe police arrested a man outside a home in the 800 block of Lake Shore Road Jan. 22 after tracking him down using the department's K-9 officer, Raleigh. The man had been reported to have fled from Detroit and Warren police earlier in the day and the getaway car was discovered abandoned on a Grosse Pointe street. Raleigh helped track the scent of the driver, who was found hiding inside a plastic storage box outside of the house in Grosse Pointe Shores, according to a report. 

GP For Life February 08, 2013 at 01:36 PM
MVP of the Week goes to Raleigh. Why don't people understand that it's a terrible idea to ditch a get-away car in GP? If you're going to ditch a get-away car, you want to do it somewhere it won't be noticed for a long time. GP is not that place.
gotta love gppo's February 09, 2013 at 03:14 AM
gp is not the place to be driving around with a faulty turn signal, much less with expired tags and 50 baggies of drugs,much less peanut butter jelly sandwiches,,,dam cops wnna know just what the hell you gonna do what those sandwiches...lol..
Chris February 09, 2013 at 04:49 AM
Let's all donate to get another Raleigh! The Pointes could benefit from two K-9 dogs--given the nature of the world today.
Jon February 10, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Thank goodness that so many criminals are soooo stupid.
GP For Life February 11, 2013 at 01:27 PM
I am guessing you're not a product of the GPPSS...
Todd February 11, 2013 at 08:47 PM
I second that. Raleigh is the equalizer, and he also reduces the risk to our officers during foot chases and searches. Besides, what kind of idiot drug dealer splits up his stash in advance. Doesn't he know the law for intent to distribute versus possession? Dummy. Get that dog a T-bone.

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