Police Beat: Weekly City of Ann Arbor Crime Blotter



Thieves in downtown Ann Arbor struck multiple times last week.

A suspect identified as a 45-year-old, thin, white male with gray, shoulder-length hair, wearing a black leather jacket and a baseball cap, was spotted opening and stealing the contents of two packages at the 500 block of S. Fourth Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1:52 p.m. A witness walking his dog, crossed paths with the alleged suspect and then called AAPD. When police arrived on the scene, the boxes were emptied and discarded down the road.

Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, five trash bins and one recycling bin were stolen from an office complex at the 1300 block of S. Main St., in the afternoon. Then, two days later, an unknown suspect grabbed a wallet containing cash, credit cards and an ID, out of a purse at a business at the 300 block of E. Washington St. at 6 p.m.

Additionally, two burglaries and one robbery were reported. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, a homeowner at the 200 block of E. Davis Ave., returned from work to find the lock on his front door damaged and the door open. The intruder broke in between 3:30-10 p.m., but took nothing. Another burglary occurred that same day at the 800 block of E. Kingsley St.

A strong-arm robbery that took place at the 800 block S. Main St. on Sunday, Feb. 18, is still under investigation and authorities cannot share further details.

A “nasty word” was etched onto a vehicle parked behind a building the 300 block of S. Main St., at some point between 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, and 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, according to authorities. The victim found the damage after returning to her car from work. There is no suspect information.

Two more incidents of vandalism were reported. Business property was damaged at the 300 block of E. William St. on Friday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m., and damage to private property was reported at the 300 block of Maynard St. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

Burns Park:

Two vehicle break-ins were reported on Friday, Feb. 16, in Burns Park.

The first occurred between 6:15-8 p.m. at the 1900 block of S. Industrial Hwy. Both a laptop and a backpack were taken out of an unlocked vehicle. There is no suspect.

Then, at 8:30 p.m., the second criminal struck at the 800 block of Sylvan Ave. The unknown suspect stole a MacBook from an unlocked vehicle there.


Like Burns Park, vehicles were the target of choice for crooks in the northern part of town.

Three vehicles were hit on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The first unlocked vehicle was ransacked between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. the next morning at the 800 block of Wickfield Ct. Quarters were taken.

The second incident featured two vehicles left unlocked in the same driveway at the 2900 block of Leslie Park Cir. The criminal damaged windows in the vehicles to get in and stole a phone charger and change overnight.

AAPD would once again like to remind residents and visitors to lock their cars, regardless of where they are parked.

A burglary was reported at a residence at the 2000 block of Green Rd., on Monday, Feb. 19, at 2:10 a.m. This case is still open.


On Friday, Feb. 16, between 8:20-10:20 a.m., an unknown suspect stole a wallet, passport, money and coffee mug from a residence at the 2200 block of Parkwood Ave. The victim reported no signs of forced entry but noted fresh footprints in the snow.

Breaking and entering was reported at the 2800 block of Yost Blvd. between Monday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 a.m. An unknown person entered an unlocked shed in the backyard and shifted things around but didn’t take anything.


There were no incidents to report in west Ann Arbor.


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