Police Beat: Weekly city of Ann Arbor Crime Blotter



Downtown Ann Arbor is left with questions surrounding the crimes that took place the week of March 13 to March 19, all of which are still open and under investigation.

Two incidents of vandalism occurred.

The first took place on Wednesday, March 14, at a business at the intersection of N. Main St. and E. Ann St., just after 9 p.m. An assault was reported with the second incident on Sunday, March 18, on private property at E. Liberty St. and Maynard St. at 2:01 a.m.

A larceny occurred at the 100 block of E. William St., on Sunday, March 18, at 2:35 p.m., and then a forced-entry burglary took place the next day at 7:30 p.m. at the 900 block of Miner St.

An undisclosed form of sexual assault was reported on Saturday, March 17, at 6:19 p.m., near the area of E. Liberty St. and Main St.

Burns Park:

Two larcenies took place in Burns Park and both were theft of mail.

At some point between Saturday, March 17, at 1 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m., an unknown suspect stole two packages from the residents of Apt. 4 at the 900 block of S. Forest Ave. One package, contained toilet paper, hair products and a coffee grinder. The other package belonged to the victim’s roommate.

An intoxicated individual is the suspect in a vandalism crime that occurred on Sunday, March 18, at 1:38 a.m., at a private residence at the 700 block of Tappan St., where a window was broken out.

The area of S. State St. and Monroe St. was the setting for an armed robbery that took place on the 18th at 7:52 p.m. At the time of interview, the Ann Arbor Police Department could disclose no further details.


An unknown suspect nicked a passport, money and sunglasses from an unlocked vehicle at the 2600 block of Plymouth Rd., on Wednesday, March 14, between 5-5:20 p.m., when the victim went into a store.


In the eastern part of town, a white male from Ypsilanti was arrested for domestic assault after damaging property and then refusing to leave a business at the 3300 block of Washtenaw Ave. This incident occurred on Sunday, March 18, at approximately 10 a.m.


At some point between Thursday, March 15, at 5 p.m., and Monday, March 19, at 4 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into a home at the 400 block of W. Oakbrook Dr. and stole a checkbook and jewelry.

Headphones and an iPod were taken from a home at the 2700 block of Hikone Rd. on Friday, March 16, after a burglar raided the place.

Additionally, a thief pilfered tire rims from a home garage at the 200 block of W. Oakbrook Dr., during the night of Saturday, March 17. The only information on the suspect is that he’s a white male.


A string of vehicle break-ins hit the west side of Ann Arbor, all overnight from Thursday, March 15, to Friday, March 16.

Five rounds from a glock and a nine-millimeter magazine were stolen, but later recovered one block over, from a vehicle at the 2300 block of S. Circle Dr. Two more vehicles parked in a driveway nearby, at the 2100 block of S. Circle Dr., were broken into and ransacked, but nothing was reported missing.

A Spyderco knife and tequila were taken from a car at the 2500 block of Pamela Ave., that same evening and credit cards and a driver’s license were swiped from another at the 1100 block of N. Maple Rd.

Authorities do not have a suspect in any of these cases.

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