By Alan Madeleine
Crime Log this week is a compilation of the more interesting, informative or newsworthy items taken from Hamtramck Police Department Reports, as provided for between the dates of Thursday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 25.
From Thursday, July 19:
A man reported his 2002 GMC Yukon SUV stolen by a man known to him, to whom he had given the keys.
A woman living in the 9300 block of McDougall reported the theft of unspecified property from her home.
A man was arrested by a patrolling officer, following a traffic stop, for receiving and concealing a vehicle previously reported stolen by Detroit Police.
At 4:11 p.m., a woman reported that, while she was out in front of a residence in the 11300 block of Moran, a black male juvenile, approximately 15 to 16 years old and wearing a white shirt, attempted but failed to grab the gold necklace from her neck, damaging it.
From Friday, July 20:
A man reported observing a black male try to steal his 1999 Jeep while it was parked in the rear of a residence in the 3000 block of Roosevelt. The suspect, having been spotted, then fled on foot in the alley. No other description was provided.
A man living in the 3900 block of Belmont reported the theft of a 2006 Dodge.
A woman living in the 12000 block of Grand Haven reported being assaulted by a neighbor during an argument outside their homes.
A woman reported her vehicle stolen after she parked it in front of a location in the 9100 block of Joseph Campau and left her keys in the ignition.
A man reported that someone stole the center caps from his wheel covers while his vehicle was parked on Yemans, east of Jos. Campau.
Officers arrested a male juvenile after he stole a cell phone, and then attempted to sell it back to the owner.
From Saturday, July 21:
At 5:30 a.m., officers took a report of a stolen 1974 burgundy Chevrolet, license plate CHW 4271, from an unspecified location.
A man was committed after attempting to strangle himself with his shirt, while stating that he wanted to die, and would not stop hurting himself if left alone.
From Sunday, July 22:
Officers made an arrest following a landlord-tenant dispute in the 3300 block of Norwalk.
A man reported that someone tried to steal his 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck, license plate CC 85058, from a location in the 12000 block of Mitchell, sometime between last night at 11 p.m. and this date at 9 a.m.
At 10:35 a.m., a man living in the 12100 block of Mitchell reported the theft of his .45 caliber Para brand ordnance pistol from his room, sometime between Wednesday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m., and yesterday at 9 p.m. The gun was entered into the law enforcement network.
At 9:22 a.m., patrol officers arrested three Indiana residents after a traffic stop at I-75 and McNichols revealed them to be transporting 300 pounds of illegal returnable beverage containers, as well as being in possession of suspected methamphetamine. A 2000 Ford Windstar minivan was confiscated.
A Hamtramck resident was walking near Caniff and Lumpkin when a black male, about 5’9” and thinly built, grabbed her gold necklace from her neck and fled on foot east on Caniff, then north on Fleming.
From Monday, July 23:
A woman living on Dorothy St. reported that someone living in the 11700 block of Saint Patrick opened a DTE Energy account in her name.
A woman reported that she and her corgi dog were attacked by a German shepherd yesterday at about 5:30 p.m., while in front of a home on the 3400 block of Carpenter. The dog received veterinary treatment. It was unclear whether the shepherd was a stray.
From Tuesday, July 24:
Officers investigated a problem between neighbors in the 2300 block of Neibel.
From Wednesday, July 25:
At 11:48 a.m., a woman reported that someone broke into her home in the 12100 block of Dequindre earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., taking a quantity of food items.
A man living in the 11600 block of Lumpkin reported that a woman named Rosette changed the address on his PNC card after he had lost it.
A woman reported that, while on Caniff at Sobieski, a black male stole the gold chain off her neck.
A woman living in the 2400 block of Whalen reported that someone broke into her home, stealing unspecified property while there.
In addition, police made the following other arrests during this time period: One for felony assault, two (sisters) for attempting to cash bad checks, one for (two) outstanding warrants, and two for possession of narcotics paraphernalia (one, a juvenile), as well as holding two juveniles for curfew violations; also, the following arrests during traffic stops: two for driving on suspended licenses (one, including also presenting fraudulent insurance), one for possession of heroin, and one where a woman was arrested for possession of narcotics paraphernalia, while a man who had been in the car with her successfully ran away from officers.
Officers investigated four car accidents, including a rollover that occurred in the alley east of Jos. Campau at Trowbridge; as well as investigating a suspicious vehicle; they were notified by Wayne County of an arrest made by them on a Hamtramck warrant, as well as by Eastpointe Police for same.
They took the following reports: the theft of a cell phone, the return of several bad checks written to a party store/check cashing place, a person who tried to cash a bad check who fled, someone who gave another man his ID, who was then arrested; a case of fraudulent activity on a personal savings account, the receipt of a bad check from another known party, an assault by a boyfriend, a home invasion by an ex-boyfriend, and by an estranged husband; five cases of harassing phone calls: two by known parties, one by an unknown party, and two unspecified, as well as a case of harassment by letter; and three runaway minors, two who were a couple that were banned from dating, and who later both came home.
Finally, they notified the head of the DPW about a water main break on Sobieski, and a problem with ants in one of the jail cells, and they took safe possession of a found bicycle.