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Man Discovers His Gun Missing From Basement; Wheels Stolen Off Escalade

The following information was supplied by the Novi Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

A man told police that his gun was missing from his house on Bristol Circle, according to a Novi police report. The man was talking to police about a different matter when he mentioned that it was missing, the report said. He said he keeps the 9mm pistol in the drop ceiling of his basement in the area of his outside water shut off, but not locked in a box, the report said. The man said he last saw his gun sometime in August, and when he went to retrieve it in late March, he found it missing, the report said. The man said he had a sprinkler company working on his sprinkler system in the fall of 2011, but he does not remember the name of the company or have any records of it, the report said. The police closed the case after not finding any suspects or leads.

Chrome wheels, tires stolen off Escalade

A man reported that all four 22" chrome wheels and tires were stolen from his 2012 Cadillac Escalade while it was parked in the street in front of his residence on Bramblewood Drive on March 30, according to a police report. The man said he parked it there at 12:30 a.m. and found the wheels and tires missing in the morning, the report said. Police found small blocks of wood left under the frame to stabilize the car, but no evidence, the report said.

Car windshield shattered by BB gun

An employee at on Trans X Road reported that the rear windshield of his car was shattered while he was at work on March 29, according to a police report. Another employee was in the parking lot at 10 p.m. and did not notice any damage, but when the man left at 11 p.m., he found the window broken, the report said. According to the police report, it appeared that a BB was shot at the window and there are no suspects. 

Empty beer kegs stolen from restaurant

The manager at on Haggerty Road reported that several empty beer kegs were stolen from the restaurant between 9 p.m. on April 1 and 9 a.m. on April 2, according to a police report. Sometime overnight, a person gained access to the exterior storage cage attached to the rear of the restaurant and took 3-4 empty beer kegs and 3-4 cases of empty returnable bottles, the report said.

The manager said he suspects the same man he caught in the act of attempting to take the kegs last week, the report said. Police had advised the manager to move the kegs to the rear of the cage out of site, but it didn’t work, the report said. According to the police report, the subject gained entry to cage by reaching through the fencing and turning the door handle. After the empties were stolen, the manager had a section of the gate welded to block a suspect from sticking a hand through the fence next to the handle, the report said. According to the police report, the police do not have any evidence or video surveillance, but extra patrol will be provided in the area.

If you have questions about this blotter, contact Editor Rebecca Jaskot at rebecca.jaskot@patch.com.

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