By Alan Madeleine
Crime log is compiled from Hamtramck Police Department Reports from between the dates of Thursday, May 17, 2012 and (part of) Tuesday, May 22.
From Thursday, May 17:
A woman living in the 11700 block of Sobieski reported that her garage had been broken into, with damage done to the lock. Nothing appeared to be missing from the garage, however.
A man was arrested for violating the city’s graffiti ordinance after being observed by an officer on patrol spray-painting a dumpster at Charest and Commor.
A man was arrested for breaking and entering and felony assault after he and another unidentified black male forced entry into a home in the 2600 block of Norwalk, and at some point while leaving, pointed a gun at the victim, who was home at the time of the home invasion.
A man entered the station at 12:16 p.m. to report that he had been “tricked” out of $935. No other details given.
Between 4:42 p.m. and 9:42 p.m., police took three presumably unrelated reports by mothers of their juvenile daughters either (a) being assaulted by another juvenile, of unspecified gender, or (b) being stalked by a non-described party.
From Friday, May 18:
A man reported finding a small fire burning in the kitchen of the flat below him at a residence in the 2400 block of Faber. The resident of the lower flat was home and asleep while a pot was burning on the stove.
At 8:35 a.m., a man came into the station to report the theft of his Silver 2000 Chrysler, license plate number 7DYJ88.
The New St. John Missionary reported the theft of shrubs from in front of the church building.
A woman living in the 2200 block of Wyandotte reported seeing two Asian males damage a window of her home.
A man reported watching two white females spray paint “This is not my city” on the south side of a building in the 8800 block of Jos. Campau.
From Saturday, May 19:
A man was arrested for disorderly conduct following a disturbance at Conant and Edwin.
A woman was arrested while in the 3400 block of Evaline for impaired driving and leaving the scene of an accident that had occurred an hour earlier in the 9500 block of Mitchell.
Officers arrested two juveniles after they threw something through the rear window of a moving vehicle at Gallagher and Evaline.
Officers took a report of a hit-and-run accident involving property damage that had occurred at Dyar and Woodland. The vehicle presumed to have been involved was located at an address in the 11700 block of Dequindre. That vehicle was impounded, and the registered owner was cited for leaving the scene of an accident.
A juvenile female reported that, at about 3:30 p.m., a black male about 20 to 30 years old, 5’9” with a thin build, dark complexion, black hair and bloodshot eyes, followed her on his bicycle along Caniff, from Sobieski to Conant, videotaping her with a camera partly concealed by a grocery bag on the handlebars. He eventually approached her, and attempted to hand her a business card. He fled on his bicycle when an adult family member of the girl intervened.
A resident living in the 2300 block of Norwalk reported the theft of an in-dash cd/radio from his unlocked 2000 Toyota that had occurred since sometime on Friday.
Officers issued tickets to two Detroit residents for the illegal dumping of yard waste at Vincent and Georgia. Their 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck was impounded as well.
From Sunday, May 20:
A man contacted police to report his 1991 Ford Mustang , unplated, stolen from his garage in the 2700 block of Evaline sometime over the past couple of days, then stated that his son may have taken the car without permission. He was advised that Detroit police were already showing the vehicle as being impounded there.
A resident of a home in the 3800 block of Dorothy observed a black male, about 20 years old and wearing a gray sweatshirt and red hat, as he removed the screen from a window in an apparent attempt to gain entry into his home. The suspect then fled on foot.
A resident of Detroit reported that, while exiting his vehicle while at Keyworth Stadium at about 9:29 p.m., a white male about 20 years old and wearing a white t-shirt ran up to him and stole his iPhone from his shirt pocket.
Officers arrested one adult and three juveniles after seeing them exit a stolen 1997 Plymouth in the west Jos. Campau alley at Evaline at about 9:33 p.m. The vehicle was impounded, and the Detroit Police’s Auto Recovery Unit notified.
From Monday, May 21:
A woman reported that a man known to her demanded a cigarette from her, then threw a full can of beer at her. He fled before police arrived.
In a series of three possible related instances, beginning at 3 a.m., officers first arrested a reported suspicious person for prowling and obstructing officers in the south Caniff alley near Dequindre. Then, half an hour later, they were able to recover a television and several DVDs in the same alley. Finally, at 7:43 a.m., a resident of a home in the 1900 block of Trowbridge reported that someone had broken in sometime over the previous 24-hour period by damaging a front window on the house. Missing were a 40” TV, a stereo, 2 DVD players and a green blanket. The items were thought to partially match those found in the alley.
A man living in the 5000 block of Caniff reported the theft of five bushes from his yard between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. this morning.
A man, presumably affiliated with the St. Joseph Senior Living Center, reported the assault by a man on another person (gender unclear from the first name) there at the center.
A white Ford Econoline van was found unoccupied and still running, with the doors open and the ignition punched out, in front of a business in the 9100 block of Vincent. The vehicle’s rightful owner then showed up, and so the vehicle was turned over to him.
Within a one-hour span between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., three separate parties were arrested for trying to pass counterfeit checks at a party store in the 12100 block of Conant.
A resident of Hanley St. was arrested for strongarm robbery and home invasion after stealing an iPhone from a victim in front of a location in the 9000 block of Jos. Campau, then fleeing on foot and ultimately unlawfully entering a home in the 3000 block of Jacob (whose occupant was there at the time, and did not know the man) and proceeding to try to hide under a bed there, where police found him.
A man came into the station to report having been assaulted by a black male he didn’t know (no further description given) while in front of an address in the 8700 block of Jos. Campau. The suspect dropped his cell phone while fleeing, which was tagged into evidence in the case.
An agent for a grocery store in the 12100 block of Jos. Campau reported that a black male, about 50 years old, had stolen approximately 10 containers of Vaseline.
From Tuesday, May 22:
A man reported that someone using a city of Warren address used his name to open a DTE Energy account.
A juvenile was transported back to Kosciuszko Middle School (from where he or she was apparently truant) after causing a disturbance at a supermarket in the 9000 block of Jos. Campau.
A man living in the 3300 block of Holbrook reported the theft of his 1997 green Dodge Caravan van from in front of his residence prior to 9:40 a.m. The vehicle was recovered by Detroit Police at about 11:00 a.m. with the keys, and no apparent damage, at Third and West Euclid.