police arrested a 26-year-old Harper Woods man Dec. 14 after he crashed his SUV near Fisher Road and Grosse Pointe Boulevard shortly before 6 p.m.
Responding officers found the man in the driver's side seat of the SUV, which came to rest on its roof after the SUV rolled on Fisher Road. The man got out of the vehicle on his own after an officer opened the door. He smelled of alcohol and told the officers he struck a parked car on Fisher while making the turn from Grosse Pointe Boulevard and that he hit it because he slid. The man refused any medical attention and could not successfully complete field sobriety tests. During an initial breathalyzer test, the man had a 0.04 percent blood alcohol content. He admitted to drinking vodka and smoking marijuana, and police confiscated related drug paraphernalia from the SUV. He was arrested and charged preliminarily with operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Officers took him to for a blood draw, according to a report.
Suspected Dealer Arrested Outside South
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested an 18-year-old St. Clair Shores man Dec. 9 about 4 p.m. outside Grosse Pointe South High School. The man is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Farms officers were tipped off by Grosse Pointe Park officers about the teen, who is suspected of being a marijuana dealer to South High School students. During patrol shortly after the afternoon shift began, a Farms officer spotted the teen's vehicle, which had an illegal tint on the front windshield. He stopped the vehicle and officers found a small amount of marijuana, a baggie with what officers believe was marijuana residue, and drug paraphernalia, including a pipe, a scale, a black folding knife, according to a report.
Handgun Found During Unrelated Arrest
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 58-year-old Detroit man Dec. 9 on three outstanding child support warrants totaling more than $230,000. A patrol officer stopped the man near Mack Avenue and Cloverly Road for having defective brake lights. The man admitted to not having a driver's license and told the officer about his child support warrants. During the arrest, officers found a handgun and ammunition in the vehicle, all of which were logged into evidence. In addition to the child support warrants, the man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and driving on a suspended license, according to a report.
Employee Caught Stealing, Arrested
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 19-year-old Grosse Pointe Woods woman Dec. 8 at Joann Fabrics for embezzlement. The teen worked for the store and was caught making fraudulent returns to the store with customer receipts but not actually returning the items. The loss prevention department had been monitoring her actions at the register for several months and said the returns totaled more than $500 for the span of time she was performing the fraudulent returns. The loss prevention manager provided police with video surveillance of the returns being completed without the presence of a customer, according to a report.
Credit Card Fraud Reported
A 70-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms resident reported fraudulent purchases made on her credit card to police Dec. 15. The woman was notified by the credit card's fraud department about suspicious purchases and when she found out the details, she confirmed they were not purchases made by her. The total amount of fraudulent purchases was about $200, according to a report.
In a similar case, a 52-year-old Farms woman was contacted by the fraud department of a credit card company Dec. 13, alerting her to the fact that a random person tried to add themselves to her account at the department store. The resident has since closed the account as well as other unused accounts and alerted the credit bureaus, during which she discovered two accounts open in her name that were not hers, according to a report.
Purses Stolen from Parked Cars
A 58-year-old woman reported that her purse and gym bag were stolen from her car while it was parked in her driveway in the 800 block of Rivard Boulevard Dec. 14. She told police the vehicle was locked but a window was left down overnight, according to a report.
A woman reported the theft of her purse Dec. 12 from her car while she was playing platform tennis on Waterloo Street in the City of Grosse Pointe. The woman thought she heard glass break while she was playing, but when she checked the area visually, she did not notice anything out of the ordinary. When she returned to her car later, she found that the front window had been smashed out and her purse was gone.
License Plate Thefts
A motorist discovered his license plate was stolen from his car during a traffic stop in the 400 block of Cadieux Road Dec. 13. The man was stopped because his vehicle did not have a license plate but when the officer approached, the man said he was unaware it was missing. He had been at Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital for several hours and the officer entered the license plate into a stolen database, according to a report.
In a similar investigation, a City of Grosse Pointe patrol officer stopped a minivan on Mack Avenue near Buckingham Dec. 12 after discovering the license plate on the vehicle was from a stolen van. When the officer approached, the driver said the vehicle was his boss' and that the license plate should be up to date and correct. Upon further examination, the officers found that the plate on the van did not match the vehicle and that the plate had been switched by someone who stole its license plate, according to a report.
Harassment by Ex Reported
City of Grosse Pointe police are investigating harassment of a woman who works at two different businesses in the Village. The woman called police because an ex-boyfriend from about three years ago has called her approximately 65 times in four weeks, left her threatening voicemails and even shown up at both of her workplaces demanding to see her and causing disruptions with customers. He wants $161 he says she owes him for a cable bill, which she has tried to give to him but he refuses to accept it and is demanding she deliver it to him at his home, according to a report.
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