Crime Nearby: Beware of the 'Grandma Scam,' Snow Accidents and More

Find out what crimes made headlines in neighboring communities over the past week.

The following information was supplied by area police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

WHITE LAKE: Winter Storm Causes 91 Accidents in Oakland County

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office, including the substation in Highland, reported several vehicle accidents due to the snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

FARMINGTON: Thieves Take Wheels From Vehicles in Farmington Hills During Snowstorm

Tuesday night's snowstorm didn't stop thieves from stealing the tires out from under several vehicles in Farmington Hills. Police say most of the vehicles were left on landscaping blocks.


Gift cards, a gym bag, a lap top and wheels are among the items taken, residents told police.


An unknown man tricked an elderly resident into thinking he was a Bloomfield Township employee and got away with jewelry in a matter of minutes, police said.


In addition, Birmingham police arrested three drunk drivers last week and two residents say packages were stolen from their front porches.

ROCHESTER: Rochester Police Chief: Beware of the Grandma Scam

Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm said residents have been subject to phony calls in recent days: here's what you need to know


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