By Alan “Flatfoot” Madeleine
This week’s Crime Log is a compilation of items from the Hamtramck Police Department’s Intelligence Reports, from between the dates of Thursday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 25.
From Thursday, April 19:
A man reported that three black males broke into his residence in the 11700 block of Moran, threatened his juvenile daughter with a knife, and then stole a television and bicycle. They then fled on foot. A Madison Heights K-9 unit that happened to be in the area was able to respond, and tracked the suspects to an area near Conant and Trowbridge, before losing the trail.
An officer recovered a black suitcase full of clothing from in front of City Hall. The case and its contents were tagged for safe keeping. The report doesn’t state whether the clothing was men’s or women’s.
A man came into the station to report that someone stole pipes from out of his rental property in the 3800 block of Miller. The report doesn’t state whether the property was occupied at the time.
A woman reported that someone had apparently used her identity (social security number) to obtain a job, and that this caused her to lose her state assistance.
From Friday, April 20:
(No report available, for the second week in a row)
From Saturday, April 21:
A man walked into the station to report that someone had broken into a location in the 2600 block of Casmere between yesterday at 7 p.m. and this date at 8 a.m. The report does not state whether this was his residence or property.
From Sunday, April 22:
At 10:40 p.m., a man came into the station to report the theft of his blue Chevrolet Suburban (no year given), license plate number BZF3186, from a parking lot in the 9200 block of Conant.
At 1:48 a.m., officers responded to an assault in the 3300 block of Edwin. (Note: The report gives no further information, but this is almost certainly the homicide of Norman Gurski, who was reportedly beaten and strangled.)
A woman reported that someone took her black purse while she was at St. Florian Church today at around 11 a.m.
A man reported that someone took his two lawnmowers and a gas can from a location in the 2200 block of Alice, sometime between yesterday at 4:30 p.m. and today’s date at 2:30 p.m.
A resident living in the 2600 block of Trowbridge reported that someone stole some of her red azalea flowers from her front yard, sometime between 6 p.m. yesterday and 1 p.m. today.
An employee of a hall in the 2000 block of Caniff reported that someone forced entry into the building and made off with approximately $100, sometime between April 20 and today’s date.
From Monday, April 23:
A woman reported the apparent theft of her 2001 Chevrolet Impala (no color given), license plate number 8HXJ41, from where it had been parked in front of a location in the 3100 block of Jacob, sometime between yesterday at 1 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. No reason was given for the delay in reporting the crime.
A man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after assaulting a woman (known to him) at a location in the 2600 block of Trowbridge.
At 10:59 a.m., officers were sent to check on a residence in the 3100 block of Goodson. They found the rear door damaged. Although no one appeared home initially, the home owner did in fact arrive while officers were there, checked inside, and then reported that nothing appeared to have been taken.
A woman reported that someone appeared to have taken her cell phone back on the date of April 19, while she was at Pulaski Park at Lumpkin and Norwalk sometime between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
From Tuesday, April 24:
A man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence for apparently assaulting his brother while they were at a location in the 2300 block of Whalen.
A man reported that someone took the “turn signal” (by which is presumably meant the turn indicator lamp) from off of his 2000 Toyota Camry (no color given) while it was in front of a location in the 2100 block of Belmont, sometime between yesterday at 7:30 p.m. and today about 8:10 a.m.
A woman reported that someone had used her identity in order to open “several” accounts (the report does not list what sort of accounts) in her name.
A woman reported that someone broke into her residence in the 2600 block of Edwin on April 16, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The report does not explain why she waited so long to report the incident.
A resident living in the 3700 block of Jacob reported being broken into and having his home ransacked (nothing appeared to have been actually taken, however) on April 20, after they had seemingly gained entry via breaking out a back window. Again, no word on why the incident hadn’t been reported sooner.
Officers responded to a vacant home in the 2200 block of Wyandotte, and found the front window and rear door both damaged. Officers swept the inside but apparently found no one.
From Wednesday, April 25:
A man was arrested for drunk driving after hitting a U. S. Post Office mailbox. The vehicle was impounded, and U. S. postal police had to take the mailbox away.
A 2006 Nissan that had been reported stolen in Hamtramck (the report does not say how long ago) was recovered by police in Merrillville, Indiana. At the time of the report, Hamtramck police had not yet been able to notify the rightful owner of the vehicle.
A man was arrested on a domestic violence charge after allegedly assaulting his mother in the 2400 block of Goodson.
A man reported that someone had taken all four tires from his wife’s 2012 Chevy Camaro, and also did other unspecified damage, sometime on this date between 2:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
At 3:43 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 2600 block of Holbrook, where they found a resident dead from apparent natural causes. The Wayne County Medical Examiner was contacted, and the deceased turned over to the next of kin, who were present at the time.
That’s all for this week, friends!