Police Beat: Weekly City of Ann Arbor Crime Blotter


Crime in the city of Ann Arbor last week ranged from vehicle break-ins in Burns Park to vandalism in west Ann Arbor to burglary and robbery in south Ann Arbor and downtown.

Here’s the breakdown of crimes that occurred from Tuesday, Nov. 28, to Monday, Dec. 4.

Downtown Ann Arbor:

Two burglaries were reported downtown. The first on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the 700 block of Miller Ave. at 1:30 p.m. and the second on Monday, Dec. 4, at the 400 block of E. Liberty St. around 2:15 a.m.

A carjacking and robbery was reported at the 3500 block of S. State St. on Friday, Dec. 1, a few minutes before 8 p.m.

Sex crimes were reported on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at midnight at the 300 block of E. Huron St. Specifics of this incident have yet to be released.

The above cases are open and still under investigation by the police department.

Additionally, two counts of larceny occurred downtown last week.

In the first of the two incidents, a wallet with coins, a license, and gift cards was stolen after a woman left her belongings unattended at her table while ordering food at the 300 block of S. State on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 11:20 p.m. A witness to the crime saw a black male at 5 feet 10 inches, most likely in his 20s with a thin build and a beard, steal the victim’s wallet. According to the witness, he was wearing a black windbreaker and blue jeans and walked northbound on S. State Street upon exiting the building.

The second act of theft downtown was the larceny of a grill and propane tank between 5:57-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the 900 block of S. State St. The unknown suspect took the victim’s Weber three burner girl and 20-pound propane tank from the backyard.

Just a reminder to keep valuable items locked up around your house and a watchful eye on your belongings.

Burns Park:

 The area of Burns Park experienced three vehicle break-ins last week.

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, personal property was stolen from a vehicle at the 1500 block of Anderson Ave. around 7:30 p.m. that evening. At the time of publish, this case was still under investigation.

The other two incidents occurred on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the 2100 block of Medford Rd. Both victims parked their cars and then came back to broken rear passenger windows. One of the victims came back to find his speakers in the back of the vehicle, as well as the touch screen on his dashboard, damaged. Authorities believe the suspect tried to remove both, but was unsuccessful. He or she has not been identified yet.

A black and red tool box, described as an open bucket with slots on the side for tools, and orange and black jumper cables, were stolen from the other vehicle. According to the victim, these items were stored in his trunk. There is currently no suspect.

South Ann Arbor:

A robbery at gunpoint occurred last Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:45 p.m. at the 900 block of Briarwood Cir.

South Ann Arbor also experienced burglary at the 100 block of Harbor Way on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1:10 a.m.

At the time of publish, both cases are still open.

North Ann Arbor:

A burglary, a home invasion through forced entry, occurred in north Ann Arbor at the 1800 block of Shirley Ln., last Friday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m.

West Ann Arbor:

Two incidents of vandalism took place in west Ann Arbor last week.

A dark-colored sedan coming from the direction of HOMES Brewery reportedly drove through three trash cans at the end of a driveway at the 100 block of Burwood Ave., last Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 6:52 p.m. The victim was eating dinner when a loud crashing sound came from the front yard.

In the second act of malicious destruction of property, the victim found his left front tire damaged, causing it to go flat, after parking outside a friend’s house at the 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. on Sunday, Dec. 3, between 12-5:30 p.m. There were reports of juveniles outside near this area carrying scissors during this time and the victim believes they’re related to his incident.

Like the victims did in the cases above, please remember to report as many specific details to the police department as possible to aid in the solving of these crimes.

Information on any of these incidents, please contact the Ann Arbor Police Dept.

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