Crime Log …8/17/12

By Alan Madeleine

Crime Log is a compilation of the most interesting and informative items taken from Hamtramck Police Department Intelligence Reports from between the dates of Thursday, Aug. 9 and Wednesday, Aug. 15.

From Thursday, Aug. 9:

— A juvenile residing on Danforth reported being bitten by a dog. The exact location of the incident was not given.

— At 6:36 p.m., a woman reported that, while she was walking on Mitchell, near Holbrook, her ex-boyfriend pulled up behind her in his vehicle. His new girlfriend then allegedly got out of the vehicle, attacked the woman, and stole her purse. Both suspects then fled in the car.

From Friday, Aug. 10:

— A man living in the 11300 block of Moran reported that someone threw rocks at his residence at about 1:28 a.m., breaking out two of the home’s windows.

— Three males, two of them juveniles (and all apparently under the legal drinking age) were arrested for minors in possession of alcohol and tobacco, and for curfew violations, by officers investigating a complaint of shots being fired at 2:10 a.m. (no location stated).

— A man living in the 2300 block of Pulaski reported that someone forced entry into his garage, stealing some unspecified property.

— A woman was arrested, at 10:07 a.m., by officers investigating a child, age three, being left unattended in an unlocked vehicle. Again, the location was not given for the incident.

— A man reported that someone tried to steal his van (not described), from where it was parked on the 12000 block of Conant, at about 3:10 p.m.

From Saturday, Aug. 11:

— A woman reported that someone broke into her home, in the 12000 block of Selfridge, sometime between 1 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. today. Her television was taken.

— A woman reported that someone broke into her home, in the 12000 block of Grand Haven, sometime between midnight and 9:15 a.m. today. An evidence technician took fingerprints at the scene.

— A woman reported that someone broke into her home, also in the 12000 block of Selfridge, sometime between last night at 11:30 p.m., and today at 10 a.m. It was not stated what, if anything, was taken.

— At 1:14 p.m., a woman reported being assaulted by two women (known to her) while in the 12000 block of Selfridge.

— At 5:20 p.m., officers transported a white dog (no further description) to the Westland Humane Society, from the 11500 block of Nagel, where it was reported that the dog had allegedly attempted to bite some children.

— At 7:22 p.m., an officer reported observing a suspected damaged gate opener at a location in the 9600 block of Buffalo. The officer named possible suspects in his report.

From Sunday, Aug. 12:

(There was no report received from police for this date.)

From Monday, Aug. 13:

— A man was arrested for felonious assault at 5:57 p.m. No location or circumstances given.

— Two men reported being carjacked by two black males, one carrying a long gun, while in front of a location in the 3900 block of Belmont at about 3:37 a.m. The men also stole the victims’ wallets, watch and iPhone. The stolen car was a 2000 Monte Carlo, license plate BEH 1256 (car and suspects were found on Weds.; see related item).

— A woman reported that someone wrote two checks against her checking account in 2008, and she was just notified of it on July 10 of this year.

— A woman reported that someone stole her car’s catalytic converter at about 5:15 p.m., while it was parked by a location in the 9000 block of Jos. Campau.

From Tuesday, Aug. 14:

— At 11 p.m. the previous day, a woman living in the 2300 block of Andrus reported finding her bathroom window open, with the screen missing. Nothing else has been identified as being missing from inside the home as of this time.

— Officers were contacted by Child Protective Services, who reported that, between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, a male had assaulted a four-year-old female at an unknown location in Hamtramck.

— A woman reported having an unspecified sum of money taken from her purse while she was at a fast-food restaurant in the 9100 block of Jos. Campau, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on this date.

— A man living in the 3100 block of Trowbridge reported that someone entered his home through an unlocked window, and then stole unspecified property from inside.

From Wednesday, Aug. 15:

— At 10:30 p.m. last night, a man was arrested when officers discovered him inside the garage of an abandoned home. Officers also found an elaborate marijuana growing set-up inside the garage.

— At 12:51 a.m., a woman was transported back to Detroit Receiving Hospital after officers found her in an alley with an IV still in her arm, and subsequently determined she had just escaped from DRH earlier.

— A man was arrested on a domestic violence charge after his wife reported that he assaulted her during an argument at their home in the 11500 block of Fleming.

— A 7 a.m., a man reported that someone took his 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, license plate number CJD 8607, from in front of a location in the 9700 block of Dequindre sometime between yesterday at 11 p.m. and today at 6:45 a.m. A check of the information network showed the car already recovered by Detroit Police at about 4:30 this morning.

— At 11:11 a.m., a man reported his 1998 Plymouth Neon, license plate 6JWR67, stolen from in front of a location in the 2400 block of Goodson sometime between yesterday at 10 p.m. and today at 5 a.m.

— A man was arrested at 6:30 p.m. on a charge of domestic violence (no address or details given).


During this time period, police also made the following arrests: During traffic stops, two for drunk driving (one also including possession of narcotics paraphernalia and an outstanding city warrant); two for driving on suspended licenses; two more for outstanding city warrants; and three for presenting fraudulent car insurance.

They also arrested six other persons on outstanding city warrants, including two at Dickerson prison, and two for felony warrants (one of them, multiple).

Officers also investigated four car crashes; one suspicious incident involving juveniles, and two open doors to homes (one in the 11300 block of Mitchell, the other in the 12100 block of Fleming).

They were notified of the recovery of the 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo involved in the Aug. 13 carjacking on Belmont St., which had been recovered by Michigan State Police in Pontiac, resulting in the arrests of two suspects; were also notified of the recovery of another unspecified stolen vehicle by Dearborn police, resulting in one arrest; and then investigated a suspected fatal drug overdose on Aug. 15.

Lastly, they took the following reports from citizens: A threat against a juvenile female and her mother by a neighbor known to them; the receiving of threatening text messages by a woman, reportedly from her ex-boyfriend; someone opening a DTE account in someone else’s name; the receipt of a counterfeit $20 bill from an unspecified source; and damage done to two parked vehicles in separate incidents, one by a juvenile who was seen doing it (locations, vehicle descriptions, etc. not provided).

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