By Alan Madeleine
Crime Log is compiled from the daily intelligence reports of the Hamtramck Police Department, this week for the dates of Wednesday, March 14 through Monday, March 19.
From Wednesday, March 14:
A man living on the 2200 block of Yemans reported that he had been threatened over the phone by another man, known to him. The second man had threatened to shoot the first man in the head over an argument they’d previously had.
A juvenile (gender not stated) reported being assaulted by a suspect while at Keyworth Stadium.
A resident of a home in the 2000 block of Norwalk reported that someone broke a window on his building.
A woman attempted to pass a counterfeit check in the amount of $872.64 at Walter’s Party Store. The woman fled in a blue Nissan Altima (no year given) prior to officers arriving, but left her purse behind with her ID in it.
(That’s right, friends, you heard us correctly. – Ed.) The purse, ID and check were all entered into evidence.
A woman found a plastic bag full of pills near an address in the 3400 block of Norwalk. She turned them over to police for safeguarding. (We’re sure they’d be interested in getting them back to you, especially if they’re illegal. So, give them a call! – Ed.)
A man reported that an unknown person robbed him at gunpoint (location not stated) of his iPod, cell phone, and $150 in cash. The suspect is a white male (no age given), about 5’9”, wearing a gray sweatshirt and black jeans, and brandishing a black handgun.
A man was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after assaulting a woman at an address in the 2200 block of Danforth. It wasn’t stated whether the suspect and victim were acquainted.
A man was arrested behind a home in the 12100 block of Klinger after he attempted to cash a stolen check at Walter’s Party Store, 12197 Conant, and then fled.
From Thursday, March 15:
A man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend at their residence in the 11700 block of Mitchell.
Officers took a report of malicious destruction of property on a vehicle in the 3200 block of Trowbridge. No other info on the vehicle was given.
A woman reported being assaulted by a black male at an undisclosed location. No other information was provided.
Officers confiscated a portable basketball rim from the middle of the street on St. Aubin, near Carpenter, after the juveniles using it were advised several times to move it out of the middle of the street, but did not.
From Friday, March 16:
An agent of a carry-out restaurant in the 9800 block of Jos. Campau reported that a white male came in (age and description not given), presented himself as a fire inspector, and charged her $125 to switch out their fire extinguishers, which he then ended up replacing with already used ones.
An agent for a deli in the 9400 block of Jos. Campau reported that a man jumped over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money from out of their cash register. He was described as being a white male in his mid-30s, with a shaved head and wearing a white shirt with a black design and black pants. He fled on foot. The agent apparently waited 20 minutes before calling the police.
Officers arrested a man near a bar in the 2600 block of Carpenter after he assaulted a customer there.
From Saturday, March 17:
Officers arrested a man for breaking and entering after he was found at an address in the 11400 block of Grand Haven.
A man reported being assaulted in the 10300 block of Jos. Campau. No description of the assailant(s) available.
A man was arrested for retail fraud after attempting to steal a quantity of smoked sausage from a supermarket in the 9000 block of Jos. Campau. (We will refrain from speculating on where he, ah, “hid” the sausage. – Ed.)
A man reported the theft of the catalytic converter from his 2005 Honda Element while it was parked in front of an address in the 1900 block of Belmont, sometime between noon and 8 p.m. yesterday. (For yet another snarky comment on this growing trend, see the entry below under Monday. –Ed.)
A woman reported that a male suspect, unknown to her, stole her groceries as she was leaving a supermarket in the 9000 block of Jos. Campau, in the Town Center shopping plaza. Suspect described as a white male, 6’ tall, medium build with short blond hair, wearing a white printed shirt and beige shorts (no age given). He jumped into a green Dodge Caravan minivan, in which was a white female, about 5’8”, with blond hair in a pony tail, a thin build, and wearing a blue shirt and plaid shorts (again, no age given). It was not stated who was driving the Caravan.
A man was arrested on domestic assault charges after apparently assaulting a woman at an address in the 1900 block of Trowbridge. She had minor injuries, and refused medical attention at the scene.
A man walked into the police station to report that his 2002 Mercury Villager was stolen from the Town Center shopping mall lot near a drug store in the 9200 block of Jos. Campau, between the hours of 6:50 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. Then, at around 7:57 p.m., he returned to the station to state that he had found his vehicle back in the same lot. No further explanation was given.
A woman was cited for disturbing the peace after hosting a loud party in her backyard at the 3000 block of Holbrook.
A resident of the 3000 block of Jacob reported that one or more unknown persons broke a window out of her vehicle (not described at all) while parked on the street.
Officers took a report of multiple (4 to 5) cars being damaged on Evaline between Dequindre and Lumpkin overnight by one or more persons, who had spray-painted them. Two possible suspects were listed.
From Monday, March 19:
A red 2001 Dodge Caravan was stolen from in front of a location in the 2600 block of Holbrook between 11 p.m. last night and 6 a.m. this morning.
No less than four separate persons, three at the same Mitchell St. address in the 12000 block, reported having their catalytic converters stolen from their vehicles some time before 10:50 a.m. The fourth person’s car was parked in a restaurant lot in the 11600 block of Jos. Campau. (Alright, Mr. Catalytic Converter thief, what do you want? A town so noisy nobody can bloody well stand it?! Anarchist. – Ed.)
A woman reported someone using her identity to file their 2012 taxes. (How is this working, exactly? – Ed.)
A man reported the theft of his green card, Social Security card and passport from his vehicle, while it was parked at Jos. Campau and Faber back on March 8.
A woman reported that someone stole her city-issued garbage can from behind her home in the 11700 block of Charest, some time between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
A man was arrested for assaulting three women at a location in the 8900 block of Lumpkin. EMS treated and released the three victims.
Well, that’s all for now, folks – stay alert, stay safe!