Police Blotter: Vehicle Thefts in Grosse Pointe Farms

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

Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety Office is reminding residents that with the colder temperatures of the season, to use caution when warming their vehicle’s up. Never leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition or in an enclosed area.

Two vehicles were reported stolen this week in the Farms and later found without their wheels.  The cars were not running when stolen. 

The first was stolen in  the 400 block of Colonial Court.  The vehicle was parked on the street. Forced entry was made to the vehicle as broken glass was located at the scene. Theft occurred between Nov. 15 at 8:30 p.m. and  Nov. 16 at 6:15 a.m..  The late model Ford was later found in the 5000 block of Neff Rd., according to a report.

The second car, also a late model Ford, was  taken from the 200 block of McKinley Avenue. Vehicle was also parked on the street. No signs of forced entry. Theft occurred between Nov. 15 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Nov. 16. It was later discovered inside a garage near Hereford and S. Hampton, according to a report.icles taken were newer Ford vehicles, according to a report.

Attempted Vehicle Theft

On Nov. 7, a report of some suspicious teens prevented the attempted theft of a white 1992 Buick in the 1200 block of Berkshire.  The youths ran when approved by police and were caught after a short foot pursuit with the assistance of the Grosse Pointe City K-9 Unit.  The 16-year-old and 14-year-old youths were placed in the Juvenile Detention Facility, according to a report.

Also on Nov. 7, the owner of a 2002 Toyota Camry parked in the 1200 block of Maryland reported seeing a brick next to his car and the driver side door lock punched out, according to a report.

Attempted Vehicle Accessory Theft

On Nov. 7 at 7:00 a.m., the owner of a 2011 Chevy Cruze reported that all the lug nuts had been removed from the four wheels and a small jack was found under the vehicle. The tires were still on the car.  It was parked on the street in the 1300 block of Bishop, according to a report.

Vehicle Accessory Theft

On Oct. 26 at 12:06 a.m., a 2010 Lincoln sedan was parked in the carport of the Grosse Pointe Manor parking lot in the 600 block of Cadieux at about 7:30 p.m. and owners found the car in the morning missing all four wheels.  Possible fingerprints of the thief were discovered, according to a report.

On Oct. 28 at 7:31 p.m., the owner of an unlocked van in 700 block of Lakelandn reported having a GPS system stolen from the inside of the vehicle, according to a report.

On Oct. 30 at 12:36 a.m., the owner of a vehicle heard someone in his car  outside and yelled at the man to get out of his car.  Police were notified of the man’s description and arrested a 23-year-old Mt. Clemens man who was standing in the middle of the Lakeland.  The man said he was lost and was looking for a ride home, according to a report.


Nov. 2 at 9:42 pm Forced entry of bank-owned vacant home was discovered in the 200 block of Lakeland.  The back door was found forced open with hasp and lock ripped out of the door jamb.  The home was not damaged and nothing was missing.  The bank was notified, according to a report.

Operating While Under the Influence

On Oct. 18 at 12:58 a.m., a Warren man, 56, was stopped at Harvard and Jefferson after his vehicle crossed the double yellow line on Jefferson.  Driver failed the field sobriety test and breathalyzer showed .196 percent.    Chemical breath test back at station results of .14 and .13.  He was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence, according to a report.

On Oct. 26 at 10:45 p.m. an Oak Park man, 47, was stopped at Neff and Jefferson for veering into adjacent traffic lanes.  Police ran his license and found that it had two FCJ suspensions from Southfield. After failing a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test of .20 percent, the driver was charged with OWI and DWLS.  He was held until he posted a $500 bond the next day, according to a report.

Possession of Marijuana and Narcotics Equipment

On Oct. 19 at 10:40 p.m., a Grosse Pointe City man, 20, and a Grosse Pointe Park woman, 20, were arrested after police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in both of their cars as they were parked in a back parking lot in the 17000 block of Mack Avenue.  Both were cited with marijuana possession and possession of narcotic equipment and released at the scene, according to a report.

Rouzbeh Oskui November 17, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Jim is it really worth ending a life over a set of wheels your insurance company will replace? Endager my family, try to hurt someone I love then i will do everything i can to stop them.
Jim Schultz November 18, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Jason R. November 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Do you mean "is" atrocious? Try proof reading
Bob Frapples November 18, 2012 at 02:20 PM
I hope this was supposed to be ironic in that it is filled with typos as well, haha.
GP For Life November 18, 2012 at 05:21 PM
That's right Jim! You mess with my whip all you''re going to get is hot lead! Thank you for bringing this feature back to Patch. By far my favorite.


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