Weekly Feature

2018-08-16 / Police Blotter

Man takes wood, hits car, doesn’t remember


Monday, Aug. 6

• Two individuals fled from police after failing to stop their vehicle. Police pursued the individuals for taking more than $500 worth of items from a Transit Road establishment without paying. Police apprehended the individuals and returned the items.

Thursday, Aug. 9

• A man took several bundles of firewood from a Broadway convenience store without paying. Police saw the vehicle heading southbound on Edward Street. The man failed to stop when police turned emergency lights on. The man’s vehicle collided with a parked car before it finally came to rest. Police said the man smelled strongly of alcohol, was slurring his speech, didn’t recall colliding with the parked vehicle and had glassy eyes.

• Police conducted a traffic stop to find that the driver had an outstanding warrant in Livingston County. Police took the man into custody and turned him over to police in Livingston.


Monday, Aug. 6

• A George Urban Boulevard resident reported a man taking a $200 Visa gift card and an extension cord from her car. When confronted via phone, the man, whom the resident knew, hung up on police several times. A warrant is to be sought.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

• Police responded to a complaint of an abandoned vehicle near Main and Wyandotte streets. Police reported the vehicle being illegally parked, facing the wrong way and unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Neighbors told police that they saw two men pushing the vehicle two days prior. The vehicle was towed.

Friday, Aug. 10

• A bike was reported stolen by a French Road resident. The bike was said to have been leaning against a chain fence in the resident’s backyard. The resident said she came home and the fence was open and the bike was gone.

Saturday, Aug. 11

• At a Kokomo Street residence, a man was put into a vehicle after his brother called police complaining he was intoxicated. The man jumped out of the vehicle. Police found the man walking toward Broadway after his brother called and said he returned and caused over $500 worth of damage to a table and basketball net.

Police said the man didn’t comply, and police deployed a taser. After attempting to detain the man, he struggled and police used the taser a second time. He was taken into custody.

Sunday, Aug. 12

• A woman reported her vehicle stolen after she left her vehicle at an automobile repair shop on Walden Avenue. The business owner said he left her keys in the ignition on Friday for her to pick up on Sunday. The investigation is ongoing.

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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