police confiscated pills, tobacco and a marijuana pipe from two teenagers reported by a parent who spotted them hanging out near April 3 handing packages to students. A responding officer talked to the boys, ages 13 and 16, and eventually called an ambulance for one of them after he nearly fell down on the sidewalk and appeared to be drugged. The 13-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms boy admitted to police to taking three pills earlier in the day and drinking Robitussin PM before coming to the school to pick up his little brother. Paramedics determined the boy was OK and escorted him to the police station where he was picked up by his father. Before leaving, he was searched and officers found four white pills and the marijuana pipe. The teen already admitted to having the tobacco and turned it over to the officer outside the school. The other teenager, who lives in Eastpointe, was also released but the case has been turned over to the youth detective for further investigation. Charges have been suggested related to the drugs and related to the school district's residency policy after the Eastpointe boy reported attending Grosse Pointe North High School, according to a report.
Traffic Stops End in Drug Arrests
Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 22-year-old Clinton Township man April 2 after a traffic stop during which they discovered he had marijuana on him and in the car. Officers found four ounces of marijuana in small baggies in the man's pants pocket along with other small baggies that were empty. While searching his car, they also found a bag containing eight ounces of marijuana and more empty baggies. They took the drugs into evidence along with $341 cash. The man was originally stopped on Lake Shore Road near Sunset Lane because of a tire on his vehicle that was nearly flat. He was driving 35 miles per hour on it and the officer described it as being bald with the belts inside the tire showing through. The officer found the driver of the registration to the vehicle had a suspended license. During the traffic stop, the driver was discovered to be the registered owner and he was charged with driving on a suspended license, possession with intent to sell, according to a report.
In another case, Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 33-year-old Grosse Pointe Park man March 30 during a traffic stop on Moross Road near I-94 for possession of cocaine. The officer noticed a wooden club covered in electrical tape on the floor of the vehicle during the traffic stop and held the man at gunpoint until backup officers arrived on the scene. An informant had reported to police that the man was frequenting a particular house in the Farms and he is known to be a heroin user and carry a handgun. During the traffic stop, officers found three baggies in the car—two on the floor and one in a center counsel—and a tightly rolled up $10 bill, all of which had cocaine residue. The man told police they belonged to friends that borrowed his car earlier in the day. The man was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, according to a report.
Credit Fraud Reported
A Grosse Pointe Farms resident and business owner reported credit fraud to police April 4 after discovering an account he opened while doing business in Wisconsin had been used to make several unauthorized purchases. He discovered the purchases after receiving a notice that the account had been overdrawn. When he began reviewing the bills, he found several purchases he did not authorize or make himself—totaling the same amount as what the bank stated was the amount overdrawn—$2,364, according to a report.
Purse Reported Stolen
Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the theft of a purse from the emergency room of . The 49-year-old Grosse Pointe woman reported that the theft happened sometime between March 30 about 3 p.m. and April 1 at 4 a.m. She reported the theft April 4 and said her purse contained checks, which she canceled. She also alerted her credit companies, according to a report.
Laptop Theft, Tampering Reported
Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the theft of a laptop computer from , which is located in The Hill. The theft happened between about 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. April 3. The business owners reported they left the building for about two hours and returned to discover one laptop was stolen from the office but not another that was sitting near the first. The second laptop appeared to have been "tampered with," however. The laptop had personal information about the company's employees, according to a report.
Tax Fraud, Identify Theft Reported
A 27-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms woman trying to file her taxes discovered her personal information had been used to open accounts under her name. The woman was not able to file her taxes because the IRS system showed taxes had already been filed under her social security number. She received copies of her credit report and discovered after she reported last year that her information was stolen that it was used to open an account with DTE. The account had an unpaid balance and had two Detroit addresses associated with it. The woman reported it to Grosse Pointe Farms police and will be contacting the IRS as well, according to a report.
Neighbor Dispute Reported
police have been advised of an ongoing issue between neighbors on University after a guest of one resident discovered a letter threatening legal action on car following a visit in mid-March. The car was parked in the street and the one resident does not want cars to park in that exact spot, explaining it takes away from the access to his driveway. The other family has since hired an attorney, who has threatened litigation if the man does not stop harassing the family and their visitors, according to a report.
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