By Alan Madeleine
This week, Crime Log is a compilation of the more informative or unusual items taken from Hamtramck Police Department Reports for between the dates of Thursday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 22. There was no report received, once again, for Sunday.
From Thursday, August 16:
Just before 1 a.m., a man was arrested for receiving and concealing stolen property, and disturbing the peace, at Brombach and Florian.
At about 10 minutes before 4 a.m., a man was arrested for obstruction and for having multiple Detroit felony warrants by an officer investigating a suspicious person.
A woman came into the station in the morning to report that she had been threatened, by a party known to her, while in the waiting area of the Hamtramck court.
At about 4:45 p.m., an employee of a drug store in the 9200 block of Jos. Campau reported that someone forced entry into the building, damaging the rear door in the process, and then stole some unspecified property from within.
From Friday, August 17:
Patrolling officers discovered an electrical cord running from a home in the 2300 block of Caniff to one in the 2300 block of Holmes. Both parties were in agreement that the resident of the Holmes St. home was trying to help out those in the residence on Caniff by sharing the electricity, but police made them disconnect the cord due to the potential hazards.
A man came into the station at 8:46 a.m. to report that his Nissan had been stolen from in front of a location in the 3000 block of Trowbridge.
A woman reported that someone pulled up next to her car, where it was in the 2000 block of Caniff, and broke out her driver’s side window at about 2 p.m.
A woman living in the 2400 block of Goodson reported that someone broke into her home today, before 4 p.m., and stole some unspecified property from within.
From Saturday, August 18:
At about 1:15 a.m., a woman living in the 12000 block of Grand Haven reported being assaulted by a suspect known to her, while on Circle Dr. at Selfridge.
A man living in the 1300 block of E. Canfield in Detroit’s Public Housing was arrested for home invasion after forcing his way into a home in the 3100 block of Jacob just before 5:30 a.m.
A woman reported that someone broke into the shed behind her home, in the 2300 block of Casmere, sometime between 9 p.m. yesterday and 9 a.m. today, and stole her Craftsman lawn mower and weed trimmer.
An employee for a drug store in the 9200 block of Jos. Campau reported that a black male, 5’9”, about 30 years old and wearing a red and white striped shirt and blue jean shorts, stole a 24-pack of Bud Light beer from the store around 1 p.m.
(Nothing received from Sunday, August 19)
From Monday, August 20:
At about 1:15 a.m., a woman living in the 2400 block of Grayling reported that someone broke into her home and stole two TVs.
A woman living in the 12000 block of Selfridge reported that her child’s father forced his way into her house and then began damaging other property of hers. He then fled the home, taking with him two video games.
Just before 11 a.m., a man was arrested at Jos. Campau and Goodson for possession with intent to deliver and for brandishing a weapon.
A woman reported the theft of her 2001 Dodge Dakota, license plate BGJ 3669, from in front of a location in the 12000 block of Gallagher, sometime this morning between 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
A man was arrested at Conant and Carpenter for stalking and making harassing phone calls after continuing to bother his ex-girlfriend.
A man reported his car (no information given) stolen from near a location in the 3400 block of Edwin.
From Tuesday, August 21:
A woman reported that she was assaulted by a black male at about 10:50 p.m. yesterday, during an argument at a home in the 2400 block of Danforth. It is unclear whether the parties knew one another.
A man living in the 12100 block of St. Aubin reported that someone had broken into his home sometime between 1 p.m. yesterday and 1 a.m. today. It was not readily apparent to him whether anything had, in fact, been taken.
A woman living in the 11600 block of Klinger reported that a black male on a bicycle threw a brick at her window, presumably of her home, breaking it, at about 11:15 p.m. last night.
A man came into the station at about 9:15 a.m. to report that, while he was at City Hall, someone had somehow stolen his cell phone.
A man reported that some of the property had been stolen, by someone, from his rental home, located in the 2100 block of Belmont.
From Wednesday, August 22:
A woman came into the station at around 12:30 a.m., to report that her 2002 Nissan was broken into while the vehicle was parked in the 8800 block of Gallagher. Her laptop and bag were taken.
Patrolling officers confiscated two air soft guns from two Hamtramck juveniles, after it was discovered that the orange safety tips had either been removed from, or disguised on, the guns. An adult relative was advised.
A man was arrested on charges of domestic violence and having an open intoxicant by officers summoned to investigate a disturbance in the 12000 block of Selfridge.
An employee of a gas station near Caniff and I-75 stated that, while he was working, he watched a black male break out the window of the employee’s vehicle with a garbage can, and also throw trash all over the parking lot.
In addition to the specific incidents listed above, during this time period, Hamtramck officers also made the following arrests: During traffic stops, two for drunk driving (one, including driving on a suspended license and also having an open intoxicant in the vehicle), two for possession of narcotics paraphernalia (one, including driving on a suspended license), and one for driving on a suspended license only; also, one arrest for violating a personal protection order, one for domestic assault by a juvenile on his mother and sister, and one for an outstanding city warrant. Also, they wrote an ordinance violation for an open intoxicant.
They took reports of a stolen set of house keys, an assault upon a woman by her boyfriend, the theft of a catalytic converter from an automobile, a former tenant having taken some appliances that belonged to the landlord, and a case of fraudulent car insurance being presented to the city attorney.
They investigated four automobile accidents and one suspicious situation.
Lastly, they recovered a car that was taken in Flint during a carjacking, as well as a van that had been reported stolen by Sterling Heights police; took a report of a vehicle stolen from Hamtramck being found by Detroit Police, involving multiple arrests there; in separate incidents, transported one juvenile and one adult to Detroit Receiving Hospital’s Crisis Center for psychiatric issues; found a juvenile wandering alone and turned them over to the mother, while notifying Child Protective Services; took possession of some property while investigating a suspicious person; took out an unspecified search warrant; and assisted in the case of a deceased man on Wednesday, August 22, in the 8900 block of Lumpkin.