Police Blotter: Stolen Guitar Found on eBay

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

A resident who previously reported a burglary at his home found the item stolen during that crime on eBay. He reported his findings to police on Aug. 24. The burglary happened in May and included the theft of a guitar. The eBay listing had a serial number attached to the guitar, which the owner matched to his own stolen guitar. A phone number associated with the listing shows it originates out of Southfield, according to a report.

Teen Arrested Outside Football Game for Drinking

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 16-year-old City of Grosse Pointe resident at the football game after finding her smoking with a 19-year-old Grosse Pointe Woods man. During the discussion about the cigarettes, the officer smelled alcohol. The teens were asked about whether they had been drinking to which both denied. The officer administered a field testing involving eye gaze, which the girl failed. A portable breath test administered after she admitted to drinking a couple of shots and more showed she had a 0.79 percent blood alcohol content. The legal limit for anyone 21 years old or older is 0.08 percent. She was taken to the police station where she was released to a parent and her information was given to the juvenile detective, according to a report.

Open House Party Under Investigation, Parent May be Charged

Grosse Pointe Farms detectives are reviewing a case involving an open house party in the 200 block of Hillcrest Aug. 29. Officers were called to the house about 3 a.m. for a noise/loud music complaint and found one teenage girl running from the house. Officers stopped her and then two other teenage boys who were exiting the house upon their arrival. Several others were found in the backyard, where there were various bottles of alcohol and a beer pong table set up. The homeowner talked with officers saying his son was having an 18th birthday party and he was unaware that any alcohol was brought to the house. He told officers there were additional kids in his house and said he would help get them out. He then refused to let officers inside without a warrant. The officers completed portable breath tests on all of the teenagers. Those who had consumed alcohol were turned over to their parents. Those who had not were released from the scene. A short time later, during a traffic stop on Merriweather, the passenger of the vehicle said he was coming from the party and the driver had picked him up there after the homeowner waited until officers left the house and then told the remaining kids to call for rides and leave. The teens who consumed alcohol were 17 and 18 years old and will be charged with minor in possession of alcohol, according to a report.

Man, 85, Battered by Intoxicated Son

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 58-year-old resident after discovering he had battered his 85-year-old father while intoxicated Aug. 27. The father told officers his son is an alcoholic and needs help. He explained the son showed up wanting to take a nap and saying he'd been kicked out of a sober house where he had been living. After the nap, the father suggested he seek professional help. The son grabbed onto the father's arm, pulled it backward and then let go before storming out the door causing it to come off its track. The father had severe bruising and blood on his arm with a 1.5 inch cut near his wrist as a result. Officers received another call from the sober house stating the man was there making a scene and intoxicated. He was arrested there and his t-shirt, which had blood on it, was taken into evidence, according to a report.

Harrassing Neighbors Reported to Police

Grosse Pointe Farms police are giving a home special attention after residents reported on-going intimidation from their neighbors including one incident in which the neighbor would have hit her with a car had she not moved while in her own driveway. The resident reported that the problem began when they asked neighbors for their house key back and has continued and escalated since, according to a report.

Argument Escalates, Ends in Arrest

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 39-year-old resident after being called to the house Aug. 28 related to her holding a knife and telling her children to get out of the house. Upon arrival, the woman did not have a knife in her possession. The husband explained they had been arguing about a chair and it turned physical to the point he restrained her to avoid being assaulted. She bit him to free herself. The officers checked on the well-being of the children and arrested the woman, according to a report.

Attempt to Cash Fraudulent Check Under Investigation

Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating a fraudulent check passed at a Mack Avenue gift shop Aug. 27. A couple purchased a lamp, a letter opener and another item, provided a check with a lot of identifying information and the business owner discovered it to be a fraudulent check from the bank, according to a report.

Mint-Spitting Teen Cited

Grosse Pointe Farms police issued a citation to a 15-year-old resident for spitting a mint at and hitting a passing car Aug. 25. The situation escalated after the driver recognized one of the kids in the group that had thrown the object, later determined to be a mint, at the car. The driver confronted and pushed the teenager he knew to the ground. Then the teen called police. He was not the teen that spit at the car but the other teen who was responsible came back to the scene and admitted to doing so, according to a report.

Drunk Driving Arrest

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 36-year-old St. Clair Shores man for drunken driving Aug. 24 after he drove from officers while on the grounds of . The man was found a few minutes later on Cherryhurst. He told officers he was not familiar with the area and thought they were security guards. He did not want to get in trouble for trespassing, which is why he left the area and was attempting to find a through street. The man had a 0.10 percent blood alcohol level and admitted to have two drinks a few hours prior to his arrest. He was also charged with obstructing police, according to a report.

MS September 04, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I'm confused, why was the teen in trouble for spitting a mint when the adult pushed the kid he knew to the ground - what happened to the adult? Isn't that assault??? Seriously?????
Tee Adnil September 04, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Seriously, a kid spits a mint at a car, the driver comes out of the car and pins a non-mint spitting kid to the ground and "Grosse Pointe Farms police issued a citation to a 15-year-old resident for spitting a mint at and hitting a passing car. " Maybe its time we start reporting on the police in the area and how they treat our kids. They call for help and get citations for spitting a mint. I guess they should have just tackled the driver and pinned him to the ground. Certainly a less serious offense than mint spitting. No wonder kids run when they see our boys in blue, I think I would too!
Chad Bateman September 04, 2012 at 08:15 PM
A portable breath test administered after she admitted to drinking a couple of shots and more showed she had a 0.79 percent blood alcohol content. ...... .79 percent? She would have been dead three times!
GP For Life September 04, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Yeah, I am sure that's a typo or a very false reading from the PBT. Those things suck at accuracy.
Mark September 04, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Probably supposed to be .079. In any event call Ed Lenard. That guy will get you off.
Steve September 05, 2012 at 01:06 AM
....yea. Mental note: it's okay to assault a minor in Grosse Pointe Farms if he was standing near someone who slighted you.


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