Grosse Pointe Woods police were called Aug. 31 after two men left the Kroger store on Mack with 12 bottles of wine without paying, and fled in a White Oldsmobile Aurora. According to a police report, a store employee asked the man if he had a receipt. The man, who was approximately 6-feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing blue jeans, a blue and yellow long sleeved shirt, and was about 40 years old, said he left the receipt at the counter and fled in the car with another male. The wine was valued at about $500.
A resident in the 700 block of Hollywood called Grosse Pointe Woods police in the early morning hours of Aug. 30 after hearing an explosion that "shook her house." Responding officers found a 6-inch by 12-inch crater in the grass and found pieces of exploded firework.
High speed chase
A Grosse Pointe Woods police officer observed a white Dodge Caravan the evening of Aug. 28 and with a defective headlight on Harper near Allard. When the officer checked the license plate, the officer found that it was stolen out of Madison Heights. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it pulled through the Sunoco and onto westbound Vernier - almost striking a police cruiser. The pursuit reached nearly 85 miles-per-hour with the vehicle weaving in and out of traffic. The driver attempted to pass a vehicle on the right side of the intersection of 8 Mile and David, and clipped a curb and lost control of the vehicle. It skid across all lanes of traffic before crashing into the median. Three men fled from the vehicle, and police arrested a 17-year-old from Detroit for possession of a stolen vehicle.