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Thief Snatches Goods While Car Owner Attends Mass, Bad Breakup Leads to Arrest and More

Information in this crime blotter was supplied by Utica police. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate convictions.

Sinner swipes laptop from church lot

As a 44-year-old Macomb Township parishioner attended Mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Utica, someone stole his laptop from his unlocked car, police said.

The theft took place the morning of Jan. 13 in the parking lot of the church at 44633 Utica Road. When the car owner returned to his vehicle about an hour later, he found his black canvas bag with identification inside and Toshiba laptop missing from the front passenger seat, police said.

Cops called to break up bad wedding date

A 23-year-old Chicago woman resorted to violence upon learning her boyfriend wanted to split, according to a police report.

The couple was at the Comfort Inn on Hall Road in Utica late Jan. 11 because they were in town for a wedding. Police responded to the hotel to find the pair yelling in the hallway. As the male tried to leave, his girlfriend smacked him in the head and face until the officer restrained her, the report stated.

The victim told police he didn't want to press charges and that the suspect was angered because he broke up with her. She was taken to the police station, where she was booked on a charge of simple assault. She was then released on a $100 bond, police said.

Thief rolls off with spare tire

A 23-year-old Novi man reported Jan. 17 that someone stole his spare tire from his Jeep Wrangler in the Dave and Buster's parking lot, police said.

The Jeep was left in the lot around 5:45 p.m. and the tire was found missing from the back of the vehicle when the owner returned at approximately 9 p.m., the police report stated.

For questions on the police blotter, email christy.arboscello@patch.com.

jholeton jr January 23, 2013 at 03:11 PM
The woman who assaulted the young man in front of officers should have been charged with a domestic violence assault. Because of the leniency that was shown by these officers, she will undoubtedly act in this fashion again.
Tony R January 23, 2013 at 10:04 PM
That stolen laptop could easily be located and returned to the owner using software like Devicetrack.net . All you do is turn on the tracer, locate your laptop, tell the cops where it is and they can get it for you. It does a lot of other anti-theft security stuff too.
Macomb Rocker January 26, 2013 at 08:33 AM
Beleive it or not, it's been known for theives to invade church parking lots during services............lock up. everything worth value goes in the trunk. Hmmmm, maybe he wanted the insurance to pay for a new laptop? I wouldn't leave anything in view in a locked car.
Macomb Rocker January 26, 2013 at 08:36 AM
Women have been known to be treated more lenient than us guys

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