Police Report 28 Crimes in Dearborn This Week

Multiple home invasions, larcenies, and more than a dozen vehicle thefts occurred this week in Dearborn.

Photo: Crimemapping.com.
Photo: Crimemapping.com.
Dearborn Police reported 28 crimes in the city between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17, according to information published on crimemapping.com

The list of crimes included:
  • Vehicle Thefts (13)
  • Thefts/Larcenies (9)
  • Burglaries/Home Invasions (6)
Click on the map icons above for specific information on where each of these crimes occurred, or view the interactive map at crimemapping.com

For more detailed reports on recent crimes, read the police briefs on Dearborn Patch.
T as in Truth January 18, 2014 at 11:12 PM
What is Dearborn doing to reduce this crime? Are any steps being taken towards crime prevention? The DPD always does a great job responding to crime. Are we dropping the ball in the courts? 28 seems to be abnormally high.
Tom B January 19, 2014 at 07:46 AM
Out on bail and at it again T.
Marium Wilke January 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Some of these thefts are from people that don't try to deter them...they leave electronics in the car laying out to be seen...they leave keys in the car...they leave the doors open...Not reporting suspicious people walking ....driving around and around the same area...going slow past the homes...Know your neighbors...If someone is on your street parked at night lights off ...anything that doesn't seem to be right....call 943-3030...It Works!..They can't be everywhere at one time...Take an interest in your neighborhood...your city...next time it could be your place...Call the police...fire..make them aware. ..943-3030..good number!
RcA January 19, 2014 at 02:22 PM
It is the criminals who are breaking the law, not people who leave items in open view. I am going to speculate that everyone has left an item in their car or failed to lock a door. In Dearborn, there is always suspicious activity occurring. You simply cannot call the police for everything. I watch and pick my suspicious activity calls carefully. When I do call the police, they respond immediately. If I called on everything would they take my calls seriously?
Marium Wilke January 19, 2014 at 02:33 PM
RcA..sorry you took my comment so personal..sounds like you have it all handled...but you are one of how many that don't..Crime has no boarders...and we have a great PD..but they can't be everywhere. ..so it doesn't matter how many times you call..if they need to be aware that something is suspicious. ..I don't think they are counting..do they have time for that..Thanks for your comment...I apprecuate your thoughts.
RcA January 19, 2014 at 06:07 PM
So waste time and tax dollars on anything you find out of the ordinary. Do the police have time for that? Why would I take anything you say personal?
laplateau January 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM
RCA....Marium is correct and you are wrong. The police department from the Chief's office on down urge all residents to call the 943-3030 number ANY TIME ANYONE feels something is not in accord with the normalcy in your neighborhood. They encourage you to be their eyes and ears at all times. It's obvious they cannot be everywhere all the time and they rely on you to be an extension for their patrol officers. I think Marium very plainly gave some brief examples of what to be aware of. If it doesn't seem to fit in the routine of your neighborhood, use the number. If it turns out to be nothing, so be it. Criminals love places to commit their crimes in areas they feel people may be blithely unaware, complacent and apathetic. I would rather live in a neighborhood with concerned "nosy neighbors" than one where no one seems to be concerned. After all, these crime statistics affect the desirability of your neighborhood, your home value, and your home and auto insurance rates. So, for no other reason than your personal economics, don't be hesitant to pick up your phone and call.
RcA January 20, 2014 at 05:06 PM
I am not sure you understand the perspective I am offering. There is definitely behavior and actions that almost everyone will agree on being suspicious in nature, and thus warranting a call to the police department. However, there is a great deal of gray area, especially with many neighborhoods experiencing people moving in and out on a regular basis. You must know your area and surroundings enough to interpret the gray areas. Police service is finite in nature, and as a result we the citizens must use it in accordance. I am not saying by any means to ignore blatant criminal or suspicious activity. I am saying that police service should be used as needed.


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