Arrest at Whole Foods; Break-in Reported at Marshbank
The following information was provided by the West Bloomfield Township Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
West Bloomfield Township Police Department reports from Feb. 20-27 included 53 alarms, 33 crashes and 20 arrests. Among the highlights:
Two shots allegedly fired during repossession
Adam Lankin, 35, and Brian Murphy, 28, were charged with assault with a deadly or dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property, respectively, on Feb. 20 after an incident in the 7900 block of Oakley Park Drive.
Lt. Tim Diamond said that the men, working as repo men to pick up a car at that address, turned violent when the vehicle's owner emerged from the home that morning and attempted to drive away the vehicle targeted for repossession.
Murphy and Lankin reportedly tried to trap the women in, Diamond said, and Murphy is reported to have jumped on the vehicle's hood. As the car drove off, Lankin reportedly fired once into the air and once into the back of the car, according to Diamond.
No one was seriously injured, Diamond said. Lankin was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, while Murphy was charged with malicious destruction of property. The men were released on bond.
Shoplifter arrested at Whole Foods
A 50-year-old West Bloomfield woman was arrested at Whole Foods Market Feb. 22 after she was seen stuffing a salmon filet and two bottles of Blue Moon beer in her purse.
Diamond said that around 8 p.m., police dispatchers received a call that a woman had been caught trying to leave the store after allegedly shoplifting. The woman was charged with second-degree retail fraud, a misdemeanor with the maximum of one year imprisonment and was released.
Vandalism at Marshbank Park
Vandalism was reported at a pavilion at Marshbank Park, believed to have taken place sometime between Feb. 17 and 24, according to Lt. Tim Diamond. He said that although nothing was missing, all of the metal picnic tables were unbolted from the floor and moved around the room, and that a door handle was damaged. There is no estimate to the cost of repair at this time, Diamond added.
Police transfer service to Novi for one day
Police relocated dispatch services to Novi's Regional Emergency Communications Center while a new heating and air conditioning unit was being installed on the roof of the headquarters building for one day last week. The operators were able to sign on to Novi's equipment and dispatch police and fire runs without interruption, Diamond said.
If you have any information about these incidents, you can call West Bloomfield Police at (248) 975-9200. For questions about this report, email firstname.lastname@example.org.