Temple Israel Vandalized with Anti-Israel Message

Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

West Bloomfield Township Police Department reports from Dec. 11-17 included 43 alarms, 24 crashes and 10 arrests. Among the highlights:

Temple Israel vandalized with anti-Israel message

West Bloomfield Police Lt. Tim Diamond said that investigators are working to find who graffitied an outside wall at Temple Israel overnight on Sunday.

Diamond said that an unknown suspect or suspects wrote "End Zionism" in black paint. Police have no surveillance footage of the incident, Diamond added. Temple Israel Rabbi Paul Yedwab said that the message was taken down and that the community is "not overreacting."

"We're taking the appropriate actions in working with the authorities ... we're not really looking to give the vandal any more publicity than that," Yedwab said.

Kohl's package stolen, left with human waste at front door

A resident of Charles Drive reported Dec. 15 that they received a ripped package and a cup filled with suspected human urine inside at their front door, Diamond said.

Diamond explained that the residents said they had ordered a comforter from Kohl's through the mail, which was reported to have been delivered to an incorrect address two days prior. Investigators are following up with the United Parcel Service to find exactly where it had been delivered.

Wooden menorah taken from front lawn

A resident of Danbury Court reported Dec. 13 that their 6x4 foot menorah decoration had been taken from their front lawn, Diamond said.

The incident is reported to have occurred sometime between 3-5:30 p.m. that day. The menorah, estimated worth $100, is colored yellow, red and blue and has blue lightbulbs for candles.

If you have any information about these incidents, you can call West Bloomfield Police at 248-975-9200. For questions about this report, email tim.rath@patch.com.


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