Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of Police Week in Washington, Patch takes a deeper look at police fatalities. Scroll down to see more.
This week, family members and representatives from the West Bloomfield Police Department travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in ceremonies honoring Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke, and others killed in the line of duty across the U.S. O'Rourke was shot and killed in September by a man who barricaded himself in his West Bloomfield home after a domestic dispute. From postal inspectors to small-town sheriffs, Congress has dedicated the week of May 15 each year to honoring America's law enforcement officers, especially those killed in the line of duty. While the number of officers killed in the line of duty has fallen since the 1970s (see our graphic, above), more officers have been killed so far in 2013 than the same time last year, according to …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thanks to community donations, West Bloomfield police honor guard members travel May 12 to attend National Police Week activities.
Thanks to generous donations from the community, the West Bloomfield Police Department Honor Guard will travel to Washington, D.C. next month to participate in ceremonies for WBPD Sergeant Patrick O'Rourke and other fallen officers. According to a department press release, the group leaves May 12 to participate in National Police Week activities, which will include the addition of O’Rourke's name to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The 12-year veteran was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 9, 2012, by a man who barricaded himself in a West Bloomfield home and later died. O'Rourke's name will be added to a list of more than 19,000 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Among other activities, the Honor Guard will …
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…
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.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The West Bloomfield Police Department provided the following information. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction.
Officials with the West Bloomfield Police Department investigated the following reports over the past week. *Follow all West Bloomfield news by signing up for our daily newsletter and liking our Facebook Page.
Monday, March 11, 2013
A West Bloomfield resident was transported to the hospital after his car overturned in a crash at Orchard Lake and Powers roads Sunday.
A West Bloomfield man was seriously injured and another motorist was hurt in a roll-over crash on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield Sunday morning, police said. Dispatchers received a call about a two-vehicle crash on Orchard Lake near Powers road at 10:39 a.m., Lt. Tim Diamond of the West Bloomfeld Police Department said. Upon arrival, the officers found one car on it's roof with the driver trapped inside. The 35-year-old West Bloomfield man was removed by paramedics and transported to Beaumont Hospital for treatment. Further details about his condition were unavailable Monday afternoon, Diamond said. The other driver, a 22-year-old Farmington Hills resident, suffered injuries but refused transport to a local hospital, according to …