Police Beat: Weekly City of Ann Arbor Crime Blotter


As the holidays draw near, home burglaries and vehicle break-ins are increasing across all areas of Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors to make sure to keep their homes and vehicles locked, especially this time of year, and to keep valuables out of sight when leaving a parked vehicle.

The following crimes were reported last week:


Two vehicle break-ins were reported. A locked vehicle parked at Republic Parking Garage at S. First Street and W. Washington Street fell victim to a break-in on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The crook struck sometime between 7 and 8:30 p.m. while the owner was away. The victim returned to find both front-side windows shattered. There were no items missing, but it appeared the unknown suspect rummaged through the vehicle. Authorities notified the garage to make them aware of the situation.

At some point between Sunday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 18, at 11:40 a.m., the second vehicle break-in occurred downtown at the 400 block of Hill St. An unknown suspect stole a wallet, license, school ID, credit cards, cash and prescription sunglasses, along with a pair of jeans. The victim reported the vehicle locked, but informed officers the passenger side window had been cracked open.

A home burglary occurred at the 500 block of S. Fifth Ave., last Saturday, Dec. 16, at 4 a.m.

Business property at the 100 block of W. Hoover Ave. was vandalized at 11:56 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18.

A sex crime was reported at the 900 block of Lincoln Ave., Monday, Dec. 18, at 11:59 a.m.

Burns Park:

An Apple iPad was supposedly snatched from outside a home after it was dropped off via Walmart delivery at the 1600 block of Shadford Rd., on Wednesday, Dec. 13. around 2 p.m.


Crime in north Ann Arbor took a different turn than the rest of the city with two assaults and a marijuana possession.

The first of the domestic assaults took place on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 1:42 p.m., at the 3500 block of Green Brier Blvd. and the second occurred the following day at 6 p.m. at the 2600 block of Arrowwood Trl.

Ann Arbor Police discovered illegal marijuana at the 2100 block of Bonisteel Blvd. on Friday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m.


Three reports of larceny came from south Ann Arbor last week.

Prescription medication was stolen from a hotel room at the 3100 block of Boardwalk Dr. between Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., no other property was taken. At the time of publish, no suspect had been identified.

An act of larceny occurred at the 500 block of Briarwood Cir. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 8:45 a.m.

An unknown suspect took a wallet, iPod, fidget spinner and coins from an unlocked vehicle at the 3200 block of Alpine Dr. overnight on Saturday, Dec. 16.


A burglar forced entry into a home at the 1700 block of Woodcreek Blvd. last Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 4:45 p.m.

On Friday, Dec. 15, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., a visible computer lured an unknown suspect to bust out the front passenger-side window of a vehicle parked at the 2800 block of Platt Rd. and steal it. Authorities believe the crook used a pry tool on the window.


Two vehicle break-ins and one incident of vandalism hit west Ann Arbor last week.

Nothing was taken in the first vehicle break-in which occurred at some point between Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 a.m. The vehicle sat unlocked in the victim’s driveway and was rummaged through.

Personal property was stolen from a vehicle at the 1700 block of Maryfield Dr., on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:08 a.m.

That same day, an act of vandalism, damaging private property, occurred at the 2000 block of Pauline Blvd., at 1:37 a.m.


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