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.

For questions on this crime report, email dearborn@patch.com.

Lee Jacobsen January 05, 2013 at 02:58 AM
B.Dub, I agree, only an intoxicated moron would leave a purse unattended, complete with IPad and IPhone. Perhaps she can contact the thief and buy her items back. Would you want to steal her identity? Odds are, she had her wallet and car keys in the purse as well.... She apparently has money to burn.... Perhaps the thief was a guy, and this could be the start of a troubled relationship at the start of a New Year. Ah, speculation.
Lee Jacobsen January 05, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Seymour, The former Hyatt property is poised to make a lot of money for its new owners, all they have to do is make customers happy, and part of that formula is to make them secure and safe. Until the property is officially transferred , it is Hyatts issue to deal with. Location is everything, and being in Dearborn, near a major shopping center and the Ford World Headquarters is a big plus. The design of the building is timeless, meaning it still looks modern and inviting. That is a good foundation to start with. Restoring the rest of the services will be a 'wait and see' . The hotel brings folk to Dearborn who spend money, and that money is spent in our town for the most part. Taxes are paid by the Hotel to Dearborn. Think positive. Don't prejudge until at least some of the beds are slept in under new management.
AC January 05, 2013 at 01:36 PM
I agree with a lot of what you say. However, when you resort to ad homonyms, or the threat of, you lose credibility.
Pattiecakes January 05, 2013 at 09:32 PM
First Hyatt never owed the property they merely managed it. When they left the building that was it, no need to transfer because the owners are still there. Why would a woman at a Nye party need an iPhone, camera and an iPad? Seems strange to me. I believe that on the night in question the Dearborn police were there in attendance the whole night not just called repeatedly. I think with all major events there are issues not just because the management team are green. Maybe you should look up the background of the management and see they have experience in hospitality management not just green works! If you were present the night of the events then you can comment on what happened correctly if not its just your comment on something you read. I hope the hotel turns around and they can keep their guests happy!! Why be so negative, the world is negative enough!!!
Eric Allen January 08, 2013 at 05:09 PM
I went to this party with my date and another couple. I also stayed in a room there. We had a blast! The night was amazing! Delicious food, great entertainment, and a safe atmosphere with professional and courteous staff throughout the night. It's unfortunate that a couple isolated incidents would be allowed to tarnish such a great event with a great reputation, but for me and my friends, it was an amazing night to celebrate nye 2013 in class with great people!


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