MACOMB POLICE PATROL: Driver Drops Ice Cream, Hits the Gas, and Slams into Utica Business


Shelby • Utica • Macomb • Washington Gazette

EXPENSIVE ICE CREAM ACCIDENT – A driver lost control of their car after they spilled their ice cream and then crashed into a Utica business. The vehicle slammed into Macomb Restaurant Supply on Van Dyke between Hall & 21 Mile. Instead of hitting the brake, the driver hit the accelerator. There was significant damage to the store, but luckily no one was injured.

SCHOOL SUPPLY STEALING SUSPECT – On June 14 at 3:30 p.m., the suspect pictured below, a white male approximately 40-50 years old, entered Trinity Lutheran School/Church in Clinton Township and checked multiple classrooms in the building. He handled a saxophone, possibly attempting to place it in the case to steal it. He took a black apron or compact umbrella. He arrived and left on a distinct bike with a basket and whitewall tires. If you have any information on the identity of this individual, contact Det. Simon at 586-493-7886 or

CAR BREAK-INS ON THE RISE IN MACOMB – The Elan Estates neighborhood in Macomb Township is on high alert this week after a string of recent car break-ins has them concerned. Early Thursday morning last week, one male suspect was spotted on multiple surveillance cameras walking up to cars and checking doors. For many unfortunate residents, the thief got away with valuables including cash and firearms. Several neighbors filed a police report with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement is reminding residents to be vigilant and never keep valuables inside your vehicle.

TARGET CREEPER – Last Friday afternoon, Sterling Heights Police responded to a report that a suspicious man was taking photos of at least two women in the dressing room at Target, on Dequindre near Metro Parkway. Police say the women knew immediately what happened, got dressed and went looking for the man. The man reportedly went to his car in the parking lot and left quickly. The incident was captured on surveillance video. It happened Friday afternoon at the store. The suspect is a black male, bald, about 6 feet tall and was driving an older, white Chevy Equinox. Anyone with information is asked to call Sterling Heights Police at 586-446-2800. The same man may also have taken pictures of women in a dressing room stall at the Target store in Auburn Hills earlier that day. Police say they are concerned he might continue to try this.


Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes or any other offenses, please call the Macomb County Sheriff at 586-469-5151.