Police beat: July 14, 2014


Robbery reported near Observatory

    A pedestrian reportedly was robbed at gunpoint of his backpack and cash June 14 while walking near the Detroit Observatory on Ann Street. The subject told police that as he was walking around 10:30 p.m., he was approached by an unknown man who brandished a black handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The suspect grabbed the victim’s property before fleeing on foot on Ann Street toward Zina Pitcher Street. For details, go to the DPSS website. The investigation remains open.

Visitor arrested for striking police vehicle

    A 58-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested June 8 after he refused to stop his vehicle at police direction, led police on a slow vehicle pursuit and then intentionally backed his vehicle into a police vehicle. No one was injured during the incident that began on Observatory Street and ended in the 600 block of East Ann Street. The man was arraigned the following day on charges of fleeing and eluding police, assaulting a police officer, driving with a suspended license and possessing open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. He has been bound over for trial.

Break-ins at Botanical Gardens, nothing stolen

    Padlocks on two storage trailers at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens were found cut June 16. Additionally doors to one of the trailers as well as a nearby storage building were found open from the weekend incident. However no property was reported missing. The investigation has been closed for lack of leads.


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