Thursday, May 16, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Farmington Hills Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate a conviction.
A 39-year-old West Bloomfield woman faces a drunken driving charge, after Farmington Hills Police stopped her vehicle shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, for swerving between lanes at Orchard Lake and 13 Mile Roads. According to the report, the woman told the officer she had a concealed pistol license and a gun in her purse. The officer noticed an odor of intoxicants, and a breath test given at the station showed the woman's blood alcohol level was .10, which is more than the .08 legal limit. Police confiscated the .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and five .38 caliber bullets, and the report indicated that the Oakland County gun commission would be notified.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Oakland County Sheriff's deputies and White Lake police responded to the incident in Highland on May 13.
Deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Highland Substation were called to a home on the 3000 block of Lester in Highland Monday for a reported shooting. According to the report, a man called dispatch and said that shots were fired at the home. The man told deputies that he had left the address before the shots were fired, but returned to find that his friend had been shot in the leg. When police arrived, the homeowner told police that the shots had been fired outside the home in the street. White Lake police were called in to assist at the scene. The man who was shot, a 21-year-old from West Bloomfield, told police that he and his friend were at the home for a party. According to the report, the men were met in the street by two…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Tools, electronics, home fixtures and more are reported stolen during the past week.
Over the past week, thieves took electronics, cash, home fixtures and a restored painting valued at $1,800 from three homes in West Bloomfield. Lieutenant Tim Diamond said police are investigating home invasion burglaries at these three locations: 5000 block of Pebblecreek Residents who had been away from home all day called police when they returned to find someone had kicked in the rear garage door. After getting into the home through an unlocked door inside the garage, the thief or thieves took a Dell laptop computer and purple metal safe containing $240 in cash, Diamond said. 6000 block of Pontiac Trail Workers remodeling the home left it on April 17 and returned April 20 to find a number of items missing, including cabinets, door …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
No charges have been filed in a case that involves commissions paid by a West Bloomfield company.
A West Bloomfield company contacted police Monday to report the suspected embezzlement of more than $35,000 by a former employee. According to Lieutenant Tim Diamond, Singh Property Management Company, which owns 35 apartment buildings, seven senior living facilities and seven commercial buildings in metro Detroit, told police the employee worked with debt collection. The man received a salary and commission on a scale that increased the more he collected. Diamond said the man's salary for 2012 exceeded $95,000, which caught the company's attention. The case is under investigation; Diamond said detectives have to sift through a lot of information before presenting the case to the Oakland County prosecutor's office for possible charges.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Police say someone got into the Chimney Hill apartment by kicking through the wall.
A resident in 5000 block of Cherrywood contacted West Bloomfield Police shortly after midnight on April 13, to report the theft of items from his Chimney Hill apartment. According to Lieutenant Tim Diamond, the resident came home to find the apartment ransacked, and police discovered someone had kicked through the drywall from a vacant next door unit. Police believe the thief or thieves got into the vacant apartment through an unlocked outside door. Items taken include a 37-inch Mitsubishi television set, a Dell computer and two pairs of Nike tennis shoes. A subdivision association sign located in the 5000 block of Applegrove was damaged with spray paint sometime between April 2 and April 15, according to a police report. Diamond said …
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
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 …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Crime reports from Northville, Bloomfield, Birmingham and Novi also include stolen tires and trees.
Area police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. Northville Patch A 28-year-old woman called the Northville Police at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 to report a man had intimidated her in a city parking lot at Wing and Main streets. The woman said she was waiting to turn into a parking spot with her signal on. When she pulled into the spot, a male in his 40s got out of his car, yelled at her and called her a bitch, the report said. The woman said the man had tried to take the spot before she could pull in, but that she was there waiting for the spot before he was, the report said. She said she was scared and just wanted the police to talk to…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Here's a recap of the biggest stories around West Bloomfield during the week of Nov. 19-24.
Monday, November 26, 2012
A lot happened this past week, and we want to make sure you didn't miss a thing. Here are some of the biggest stories on Patch: Birmingham Seaholm High School is mourning the loss of one of its own after special education teacher Frank Ventrella passed away Nov. 18, according to a report from Birmingham Patch. Ventrella, 53, a 25-year Seaholm instructor and Northville resident, passed away after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. During his years with Birmingham Public Schools, Ventrella worked extensively with the district's Autistic Education Program. A funeral service was held Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth. All donations can be made to the Unlimited Strides Scholarship Fund in care of Frank Ventrella. A …