Friday, April 26, 2013
Police: Herriman & Associates on Wilcox Road has had multiple thefts during the night.
Plymouth Township Police responded to a larceny at Herriman & Associates on Wilcox Road on April 9, according to a police report. The company has been a victim of multiple larcenies and the building is under construction. Multiple tools have been stolen, along with six feet of scrap steel beams and 25 feet of copper piping in separate incidences. the report said. The most recent theft was a Milwaukee hand drill which was left on the property. The theft happened sometime between March 15 and March 25. All the thefts took place during the night hours, the report said. The company requested extra police patrols in the area when possible. Shocks stolen from truck A Plymouth Township man reported the two rear shocks on his truck stolen …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Police: Man had been living in vacant home and was told to vacate the property.
Canton Police arrested a homeless man for unlawful entry after he was discovered living at a vacant house on the 46000 block of Cherry Hill Road on April 18, according to a police report. A neighbor told police that the man was living at the house for awhile and kept a bicycle at the house. Last week, officers told the man to vacate the house, the report said. On April 18, an officer saw a bicycle under some bushes on the west side of the house. The doors to the house were padlocked, but the rear window of the north side bedroom was broken out, the report said. Police knocked on the door and told the man to come outside, which he did several minutes later. The man told police he didn't respond right away because he was sleeping, according…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Nakita Allen Franklin, 20, and Dion Antonio Davis, 22, were charged with breaking and entering at the Canton Verizon Wireless store.
After an exhaustive area search, Canton police arrested two Ypsilanti men on charges of breaking and entering at the Verizon Wireless store on Michigan Avenue early Monday morning. Nakita Allen Franklin, 20, and Dion Antonio Davis, 22, were arraigned on Wednesday and charged with breaking and entering, a 10-year felony, and interfering with electronic communications, a 2-year felony. Additionally, Franklin was charged with being a second-degree habitual offender, which can enhance a sentence, while Davis was charged with being a fourth-degree habitual offender. Canton police discovered the men breaking into the retail store during a routine patrol Monday, according to a press release. Franklin and Davis fled police on foot. Canton police…
Police: Woman damaged mailbox and ran over several lawns.
A Canton woman was ticketed for leaving the scene of an accident and failing to use due care after running over a mailbox and several lawns near Sheldon and Saltz roads on April 16, according to a police report. Police were flagged down on Saltz Road and were told there was a red car on the lawn area of Sheldon and Saltz. Upon arrival, police saw a mailbox on Sheldon was damaged and in several pieces, and tire tracks leading across the lawns of three houses before heading back out on Sheldon Road, the report said. A witness went up to police and said he saw a red Ford Edge cross over two lanes, jump over the curb and hit the mailbox before continuing down the sidewalk and grass, turning southbond on Sheldon road without stopping. The …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Police: A man wired money to what he believed was the U.S. Government Public Grants Division.
A Plymouth Township man fell victim to wire fraud on April 12 after receiving several calls from someone claiming to be a representative from the U.S. Government Public Grants Division, according to a police report. The man told police he was contacted by telephone regarding pending grants that he is eligible for. The person told the man in order to receive the grants, he had to send money through Western Union for a Charity Fund, according to the police report. The man said he was given a name in Sri Lanka as a contact to send the money and that he went to the Kroger on Sheldon Road to complete the transaction, the report said. According to the report, shortly after he transferred the money, the man was contacted again by someone saying…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The two men from Chicago plead guilty to obtaining the money under false pretenses.
Two men who used fraudulent credit cards to get cash from Canton banks have been sentenced to two years of probation, according to an article in the Observer & Eccentric. Tiras Kaneil Prothro and Tabrian Jovan Collins, both 29 and from Chicago, plead guilty to obtaining $1,000 to $20,000 under false pretenses. The plea helped the two avoid a five-year prison sentence, and they will not go to trial for having a fraudulent financial transaction device, according to the article. The two were arrested in January as they left the Bank of America on Michigan Avenue in Canton.
Police: Employee attempted to steal a Nintendo 3DS.
An employee attempted to steal a Nintendo 3DS from the Canton Meijer on Ford Road on April 13, according to a police report. Meijer Loss Prevention told police that the employee worked in the store receiving, unloading merchandise in the warehouse area, and that other employees had seen him placing an item in the cargo pocket of his pants, the report said. Loss Prevention discovered an empty Nintendo 3DS box sitting in an almost completely empty trash can in the bathroom, according to the report. The employee admitted he placed the electronic game outside of the Meijer building in the team member smoking area, and that he took it because he is from a poor family, the report said. The item is valued at $199.99 and was recovered by the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Police: An unsatisfied customer told business owner to watch his store.
Canton Police responded to a suspicious, threatening call made to the Cottage Inn Pizza on Michigan Avenue on April 6, according to a police report. The business owner told police he took a call from an upset customer about a pizza that was delivered to him. He told police the man was rude, and at the end of the call, told him to keep the money and to watch his store after it closes for the night, the report said. The owner told police that he took it as a threat that the person might damage something at his store and did not know if the man was serious, or if it was said out of anger, the report said. Police visited the man, who was calling from the Days Inn. He said the store manager and owner were rude to him, and at no time did he …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Police: Man cited for retail fraud and served a trespass notice.
On April 3, an 82-year-old Northville man attempted to steal items from Busch's Fresh Food Market at Sheldon and Five Mile Roads, according to a Plymouth Township Police report. The store manager told police that an employee saw the man conceal two packages of fish in his jacket, then exit the store. The employee followed the man and asked him if he had anything he didn't pay for and the man confirmed he did, the report said. The man had concealed a bag of almonds, a bag of spinach and two packages of farm-raised Norwegian salmon, totaling $30.79. Police cited the man for retail fraud and served a trespass notice and told not to return to Busch's, per the store's policy.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Police: the man said he believed his neighbor was stealing electricity from him.
A Canton man on the 43000 block of Proctor Road was cited for malicious destruction of property after cutting his neighbor's TV cable line, according to a police report. The neighbors told police that their cable went out at 6:15 p.m. and they immediately called AT&T to find out the problem. While waiting on the phone, they saw the man, who appeared to be picking up sticks for a fire near their cable box. AT&T told the neighbors that something was wrong with their connection and a repair person would have to come out and fix it, the report said. According to the report, the neighbors went next door to speak to the man who admitted to cutting the line. Canton Police Officers spoke to neighbor, who appeared visibly intoxicated with the smell…