Police Beat: Weekly City of Ann Arbor Crime Blotter



A variety of crimes troubled downtown Ann Arbor from Tuesday, Feb. 27, to Monday, March 5, including theft, burglary, vandalism, disorderly conduct and a drug violation.

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, a wallet containing money and an ID was taken from a public building at the 400 block of W. Washington St., between 8-9 p.m. The victim left his wallet unsecured while playing basketball and when he finished the game, it was gone. There is no suspect.

A sex crime was reported that same day at the 300 block of Maynard St. at 6 p.m. This case is still open and no further details can be released.

Vandalism occurred at a business at the 300 block of S. State on Sunday, March 4, at 7:33 p.m. A patron, described as a 25-year-old black male, approximately six feet, two inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, entered the building looking agitated. He then broke off the bathroom door handle and argued with another customer before leaving.

A burglary at the 600 block of Church St. took place on the 4th at 3:12 a.m. The suspect forced entry into a residence. No other details can be disclosed at this time.

Marijuana was found at the 300 block of S. Fifth Ave., on Monday, March 5, at 11:02 a.m. Authorities are still investigating this incident.

Two instances of disorderly conduct were also reported. The first occurred on Saturday, March 3, at 1:53 a.m., near the area of Willard St. and Church St. An officer found an individual urinating on a telephone pole there. He received a ticket. A fight broke out in public at the 1100 block of S. University Ave. on Sunday, March 4, at 1:22 a.m. Alcohol was a factor and the suspect received a ticket for this rowdy display.

Burns Park:

There are no incidents to report for this time frame in Burns Park.


On Tuesday, Feb. 27, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at the 3600 block of Plymouth Rd., an unknown suspect stole cash out of a suitcase while the victim, a hotel guest, was switching rooms. According to the victim, his luggage was secured in the hotel office while the transfer was going on.

A pocket knife and cash were taken out of an unlocked vehicle, parked in an open garage, at the 2700 block of S. Knightsbridge Cir., at some point between Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday March 2, at 7:20 a.m. There is no suspect.


Two vehicle break-ins occurred Saturday, March 3, on the east side of Ann Arbor.

Personal property was stolen from a vehicle at the 3800 block of Waldenwood Dr. at 9:30 p.m. and then from another at the 3900 block of Penberton Dr. at 10 p.m. Both cases are still open.


Three burglaries and one larceny were reported in south Ann Arbor.

An intruder forced entry into a home at the 3000 block of Creek Dr., on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at noon.

On Friday, March 2, the other two burglary cases were reported. Breaking and entering, as well as damage to property, occurred at a business at the 200 block of W. Eisenhower Pkwy., at 7:15 p.m. Additionally, a prowler broke into a non-residence at the 2400 block of S. Industrial Hwy., that same day at 4:15 p.m.

Finally, theft was reported at a public building at the 3100 block of Packard Rd., on Saturday, March 3, at approximately 5 p.m.

All of these incidents are still under investigation.


There are no incidents to report for this time frame in this area.

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