Assaults, Theft Reported on New Year's at Dearborn Hotel
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Dearborn police were called to the Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit three separate times in the early hours of New Year's Day, according to police reports.
Several assaults and a theft were reported between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m. at the hotel, which hosted its annual Champagne Explosion party that night to ring in the new year.
Just after midnight, a resident of Brownstown who was at the hotel's event called police to report her purse as stolen. The purse, she said, had been sitting unattended on a couch in one of the ballrooms' VIP areas. When she went to receive it, it was gone. The purse contained an iPhone 4, camera, iPad, and her wallet.
At 2:20 a.m., police were called to the hotel by a Taylor resident who—also while attending the party—was reportedly assaulted.
The woman told police that she was in the pool area of the hotel when a group of people, both men and women, "began to argue with her." The argument escalated and, she said, someone hit her in the face.
Police noted bruising on her right eye and a cut on the bridge of her nose. The woman refused medical care and said she didn't want to press charges. Police attempted to find the group, but were unsuccessful, as the woman—who said she had consumed several drinks at the event—could not provide a description of the assailant.
Dearborn police were called to the hotel a third time at 4 a.m. by hotel security, who asked that police evict the the patrons in room 775. The guests—as many as 12 in one room—had reportedly been causing trouble all night, and had started a large fight in the hallway of the seventh floor.
While officers were in the process of evicting them, one man was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.
A guest from room 776—who had reportedly been part of the fight—was found in the lobby by officers. Police noted that he was clearly intoxicated. The man told police that someone from room 775 had punched him in the mouth, knocking one of his teeth out.
However, police were unable to find a person matching his description, and noted that the man seemed "confused" as to who had actually hit him.
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