Police Beat: Weekly City of Ann Arbor Crime Blotter



Burglary and vandalism took a toll on downtown Ann Arbor around the holiday last week, with five incidents reported between the two.

The first of three burglaries occurred on Friday, Dec. 22, around 4:30 p.m., at the 200 block of W. Huron St. Breaking and entering via forced entry was reported at this non-residence, however, the case is open and the Ann Arbor Police Department could not disclose further details.

Two burglaries took place on Saturday, Dec. 23, both at the 900 block of E. Ann St., between 5 and 9 a.m. Laptops were taken from both victims, along with one of the victim’s wallet, credit cards, ID and keys. The suspect is unknown.

A gate that allows access to a property at the 300 block of E. Liberty St. was damaged between 6 and 6:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 22. There is currently no suspect in this act of vandalism.

Damage to private property was reported at the 100 block of Packard St., on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. This case is still open.

Burns Park:

Two larceny crimes were reported in the Burns Park area last week.

At some point between Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, a license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked at the 1800 block of Packard St. As of publish, there was no known suspect.

On Friday, Dec. 22, two large, blue container bins containing clothes and shoes donations went missing from the 2100 block of Packard St. The victim, who stored the bins outside in a plaza, says she is unsure whether the bins were stolen or taken by mistake by another donation or recycling company as mix-ups have occurred in this area before.


Three crimes were reported in north Ann Arbor last week and all are still open and under investigation.

A burglary took place on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 1 a.m. at the 3100 block of Bolgos Cir.

That same day, at the 2700 block of Arrowwood Trl., sex crimes were reported at 12:45 p.m.

Three days later, on Sunday, Dec. 24, back at the 3100 block of Bolgos Cir., an act of vandalism occurred in the form of damage to private property at 12:22 a.m.


In south Ann Arbor, Briarwood Mall continued to be a hot spot for holiday crime.

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, a shopper came back to find his front driver’s side tire slashed in the Macy’s parking lot. There is no suspect.

An incident of pickpocketing occurred on Friday, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m., at the 100 block of Briarwood Cir. This case is still open.

On Saturday, Dec. 23, at 3:11 p.m., a Macy’s shopping bag containing two pairs of Levi jeans and a baseball cap was taken from a shopper while he was trying on shoes at Payless. The victim described the thief, who he saw leaving the store with his bag, as a black male in his 50s with braided hair and a short full beard and mustache. The suspect in question is reportedly 5 feet 11 inches tall and approximately 200 pounds.


A string of vehicle break-ins hit west Ann Arbor last Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Nothing was stolen in two of the break-ins, one of which occurred at the 400 block of S. Revena Blvd. and the other at the 2000 block of Dexter Ave. The victims reported their unlocked vehicles were rummaged through overnight.

Two more vehicle break-ins took place that same evening, one at the 1600 block of Charlton Ave. and another at the 2100 block of Arborview Blvd. These two cases are open and the AAPD could not release further details on what, if anything, was stolen.



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