police assisted Detroit Police in the arrest of a 32-year-old Detroit man July 21 shortly before 11 a.m. after receiving information that he had taken control of a Department of Transportation bus on Jefferson heading toward the Park. The responding officers found the man and the the bus on Jefferson near Chalmers. He was arrested and charged with home invasion and armed robbery for taking control of the bus. The man was turned over to Detroit Police at the scene. During the initial investigation police discovered the man had burglarized a home in Detroit shortly before taking forcible control of the bus, according to a report.
Harvard Road Van Used in Theft of Rims, Tires from Neighboring SUV
Grosse Pointe Park police are investigating the theft of a 2000 Dodge Caravan and the theft of a set of four tires and rims from a 2012 Buick Enclave both of which happened overnight from July 20 to 21 in the 1000 block of Harvard Road. The Caravan was parked in a driveway and was unlocked. It was stolen between midnight and 7 a.m. Then a set of four 19-inch chrome clad aluminium rims with tires were stolen from the Enclave between 10:30 p.m. and 8:15 a.m. Police found the backseat of the Caravan at the location where the Enclave was parked and left on blocks. They later found the Caravan and it was determined it was used as the getaway vehicle for the rims and tires theft, according to a report.
Thefts Under Investigation
Grosse Pointe Park police are investigating three thefts.
In the first case, a patrol officer found several items in the street in the 1100 block of Bedford belonging to a resident. Upon notifying the resident of the items, the resident discovered other items missing from a 2001 Dodge Durango, including: an iPod Touch, Dell laptop and stereo equipment. The theft happened between 7 p.m. July 15 to 9 a.m. July 16.
In the second case, three canvas folding chairs were stolen from the backyard of a home in the 1300 block of Maryland Street. A man entered the backyard about 4:30 a.m. July 22 and took the chairs. The police were given a general description of the man, according to a report.
In the third case, a cell phone was stolen from an unlocked locker at July 16. The owner discovered the phone missing upon leaving, according to a report.