Dismissed employee arrested with two 19-inch swords in vehicle
A Detroit man was arrested Thursday for carrying concealed weapons – two 19-inch swords – in his vehicle outside his former employer’s business.
Police were called to Promed Delivery Co., 1316 N. Edison regarding a dismissed employee sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot at around 12:15 am.
The suspect told police he was there to collect his last check.
But the employer said it mailed the check to the man, 52, more than a week ago. The employer asked the police to inform the man that he was entering without permission.
The police arrived and spoke to the man.
“As officers informed the man of an intrusion, they noticed two 19-inch swords behind the passenger seat,” said Lt. Albert Carter of Royal Oak Police. “He said the swords were for protection.”
Swords are also illegal to transport in a vehicle without a concealed weapon license.
Carrying a concealed weapon is a five-year felony.
Two men arrested for having handguns in a car
Two Detroit, both 23, were arrested following a traffic stop after police said they discovered they each had a handgun concealed in the car.
Police arrested the driver around 11 p.m.
His driver’s license was suspended, he had no insurance on the vehicle and arrest warrants were issued against him, police said.
He told police he had a gun in the glove box.
Police said the man had a sales record from the time he bought the gun, but the gun was not registered.
Officers then discovered that there was a handgun behind the passenger seat and he was also arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
No more stolen Dodge vehicles in town
A 2017 Dodge Challenger was stolen from an apartment complex parking lot in the 4800 block of Woodland on September 3.
The next day, a 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack was reported stolen from the parking lot of employees of Flex-N-Gate, an automotive supplier at 4336 Coolidge Highway.
Charger Scat Packs sell for at least $ 40,000 with a 435 horsepower V-8 hemi engine, making them a popular target for car thieves.
Royal Oak Police said it was the 10th Scat Pack reported stolen in the city this year, while at least as many Dodge Challengers have been stolen in the same period.
Last year more than 1,000 Dodge Chargers were stolen in the Detroit metro area.
The Highway Loss Data Institute named the Dodge Charger the most stolen car in the country, according to a report earlier this year in online automotive magazine MotorBiscuit.
Catalytic converter theft eruption
Six catalytic converters were reported stolen in as many days in the northern and southern sections of Royal Oak.
Five of the thefts were reported on September 2-3 in Block 1300 of Mohawk, Block 3100 of Shenandoah, Block 100 of North Rembrandt, Block 200 of East Bloomfield and Block 1800 of East Lincoln.
A converter was stolen between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Wednesday in Block 1300 of North Altadena.
Stolen catalytic converters are normally sold to scrap dealers because they contain expensive metals such as platinum and cadmium.
The porch pirate takes packages containing a wig, a T-shirt
Someone stole two packages delivered to a woman in the 1200 block of North Washington.
She reported the theft on Wednesday.
One package contained a $ 178 wig and the other a $ 20 t-shirt.
A passer-by vandalizes the exterior mirror of an occupied car
Two people in a car parked at Sixth Street and Lafayette called police at the start of Labor Day after a man vandalized their vehicle while they were seated in it.
Police described the vandal as an older man who first struck the driver’s side mirror, causing it to fold inward.
The man then hit the mirror several times, dislodging the mirror from its case around 12:30 a.m., and walked away.
Police were unable to locate the older vandal. The driver and passenger inside the vehicle told police they had no idea who the man was or why he attacked the car.
-Mike McConnell, Tribune Editor