Tuesday, April 16, 2013
No one is hurt as authorities continue to investigate a report of two suspicious packages found near the entrance.
Media reports indicate that two briefcases found in the bushes near the entrance of the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield Tuesday proved to be harmless. West Bloomfield Police Sgt. Eric Gruenwald told Patch that police received a call at 3:15 Tuesday afternoon about the two suspicious packages. According to WDIV-Channel 4, the packages were found outside in some bushes. Around 4:40 p.m., WXYZ-Channel 7 reported the scene had been cleared. Gruenwald said there were no threats, but that the building was evacuated as a precautionary measure, particularly in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Michigan State Police are on the way to the scene and will do a sweep of the building, according to Gruenwald. No one is …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Seven people from West Bloomfield were signed up to run the famous race, which was rocked by two explosions about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line.
Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday killed three and injured more than 100 others, according to a report on Back Bay Patch. Seven people from West Bloomfield were registered to run in the marathon, according to the Boston Athletic Assiciation website. One of those runners was Tony Targan, who is safe. He told the Observer & Eccentric that he was two blocks past the finish line when he heard the explosions. “I was pretty sure they were bombs. The blasts were about 20 seconds apart,” he said in the article. “We saw people running in terror.” Targan had just completed the marathon and said he was able to let his family know he was safe by using Facebook, since his cell phone service was not working. According to…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The two shops are located in a center near the intersection of Haggerty and Maple.
West Bloomfield Police officers who responded around 4:30 a.m. April 6 to a burglary alarm at Twist Frozen Yogurt on Haggerty discovered two business break-ins. According to Lieutenant Tim Diamond, officers found the Twist front door shattered, apparently by a large rock found at the scene. The business' cash register was taken. The same thing happened at Dollar Star & Beyond in the same shopping center, but thieves also took 20-25 cartons of cigarettes. Diamond said a few days after the incidents, police learned from the Oakland County Sheriff's Department that the cash registers had been located on Commerce Road west of Union Lake Road in Commerce Township. There are no suspects, and the case remains under investigation, Diamond said…
Friday, April 12, 2013
The grandmother convicted of second degree murder is asking for the minimum sentence.
The 75-year-old West Bloomfield woman convicted of killing her grandson is asking for the minimum sentence of a year in prison, according to an article in the Oakland Press. Jonathan Hoffman was a student at Farmington Central High School. According to the article, Sandra Layne's attorney filed a request for the minimum sentence this week ahead of her sentencing on April 18. Her attorney told the judge that Layne is already in her own prison and the public does not need to be protected from her, according to the Oakland Press. In March, a jury found Layne guilty of second degree murder in the shooting death of her 17-year-old grandson this past May. Layne was also found guilty of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, for …
More than a half-dozen vehicle owners contacted police over the past week.
With warmer weather, West Bloomfield Police expect an increase in reported thefts from vehicles, including more than half a dozen over the past week. Residents in the area of Walnut Lake and Halsted Roads contacted police April 5 to report items taken from their vehicles overnight. One resident in the 5000 block of Glen Eagles told police a $250 Cobra radar detector was taken from his locked vehicle, Lt. Tim Diamond said. No sign of forced entry was found, Diamond added, and the vehicle was parked in front of the home. In the 5000 block of Greenbriar, someone entered an unlocked 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and took a Gucci wallet and 30 CDs in a case. The total loss was more than $550, Diamond said. Thefts were reported on April 5 and 6 in…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Police say similar attacks occurred in Birmingham and Royal Oak.
West Bloomfield Police are investigating a strong arm robbery that left a 65-year-old resident with a broken finger. Lieutenant Tim Diamond said the woman returned to her home in the 7000 block of Oak Tree at around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday and parked her car in the garage. As she got out of the vehicle, with her purse strap around her arm, a man suddenly appeared and grabbed her purse, breaking her finger in the process. Diamond said the woman screamed, but by the time her husband got to her, the thief was gone. She was treated at Henry Ford Hospital. Similar incidents in Royal Oak and Birmingham may be connected, he added. Diamond said motorists who are being followed should drive to their local police station, or to a populated area to …
Monday, April 8, 2013
West Bloomfield Police say a minivan struck the 60-year-old Keego Harbor woman as she was attempting to cross the street at Woodrow Wilson and Figa.
West Bloomfield Police are investigating a Monday morning pedestrian accident at Woodrow Wilson and Figa that injured a 60-year-old Keego Harbor woman. According to a press release, a preliminary investigation shows a Chrysler mini-van driven by a 42-year-old woman from Clarkston was backing up when it struck the Keego Harbor woman. The victim suffered serious injuries; she was taken to McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac and is listed in critical condition. The release noted that no charges have been filed in connection with the accident.
Dabish Dabish, 35, is one of six defendants accused of selling the illegal drug out of their Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop.
A preliminary examination for six family members accused of selling K-2 and other illegal drugs from their Shelby Township businesses is on hold until May 1, because one of the defendants is seriously ill. The Oakland Press reports that Dabish Dabish, 35, was hospitalized last week. 41-A District Court Judge Douglas Shepherd ruled the illness "good cause" for adjournment, the newspaper reported. Faize Dabish, 63, of West Bloomfield; her sons Dabish Dabish, David Dabish, 39, and Derick Dabish, 31, of West Bloomfield and Sterling Heights; and grandsons Audrick Dabish, 18, and Dedrick Dabish, 17, both of Sterling Heights, all face charges related to sales out of their family-owned gas station and smoke shop. Read more:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Officers say they saw D’Mario Darrell Thornton, 32, of Detroit break into a Rochester Hills home last week.
The following information was obtained from the Troy Police Department on Tuesday. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A man who police believe to be responsible for at least 15-20 home invasions in Metro Detroit, including West Bloomfield, was arrested in Rochester Hills last week, according to Troy Police. D’Mario Darrell Thornton, 32, of Detroit was arrested without incident after Troy Police, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, and South Oakland Narcotic Investigation Consortium officers say they saw him break into a Rochester Hills home on the evening of March 26. Later, a search of his car, a 2009 White Cadillac Escalade, and his residence in Sterling Heights led to the recovery …
A Miguel Cabrera Triple Crown drawstring backpack and other items geared for young fans were taken from a West Bloomfield porch, police said.
Professional baseball is here, but one young fan from West Bloomfield will have to start the season without their Detroit Tigers Kids Club activity and souvenir kit after the items were stolen from a porch over the weekend. Officers with the West Bloomfield Township Police Department responded to 4000 block of Thorntree Drive Saturday afternoon for a mail tampering report and encountered the homeowner with a mailed package box. The resident said they joined the 2013 Detroit Tigers Kids Club and expected to receive the membership package that included: However, most of the items, including the Cabrera drawstring backpack, were removed, reports said. The items were reportedly taken sometime that morning or early afternoon. No suspect …