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Credit Scam Letter Circulating; Underage Drinkers Cited

This information was supplied by the Bloomfield Township Police Department. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction

Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Township police officials are warning residents about a scam letter a resident received that asked her to divulge her personal information. The woman told police she received the letter Tuesday at her home in the 800 block of Harsdale and immediately became suspicious.

The letter stated she had a debt that needed to be collected and that the company that sent the letter would work with the credit reporting bureaus on her behalf, reports said. Detectives inspected the letter and determined it was a scam. They also warned all residents to frequently check their own credit reports and become familiar with them before responding.

Home Invasion

Officers responded to a home in the 3000 block of Rayburn Road on Oct. 19 after a resident reported a break-in during the daytime hours, reports said. Police found evidence of forced entry and noted more than $3,000 worth of jewelry was missing in their report. Investigators canvassed the neighborhood for clues but no suspect information was made available.

Teens Cited for MIP

Police cited two teens for underage drinking last weekend after one of them required medical attention during an incident on Darramoor Street, reports said. Officers responded to the undisclosed location and found a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl visibly intoxicated. The girl was so intoxicated she required medical attention. Further details were unavailable.

The officers issued tickets for being minors in possession of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and turned the teens over to their parents.

Searching for Shoplifters

Bloomfield Township police are investigating two separate retail fraud incidents where suspects were not arrested but could be identified by the vehicles they escaped in, according to reports.

Officers responded to the CVS/Pharmacy at 42934 Woodward Ave. on Oct. 18 after a woman reportedly filled her purse with cold medicine and body wash and left without paying. A physical description of the older woman was not made available, but reports indicate that witnesses obtained a license plate number from the vehicle she reportedly left the scene in.

On Monday, officers responded to the Kroger at 3600 Maple Rd. after a man left the store with a full shopping cart without paying, police reports said. The man exited the store and began tossing groceries into a vehicle in the parking lot, according to witnesses. The vehicle was last seen fleeing on Lahser Road and witnesses provided officers with a plate number.

Both cases remain under investigation.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents listed here should call the department at 248-433-7752.

Bloomfield Hills

Officials with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety reported no major police or fire related incidents during the week.

Chief Rick Matott said no new information was available regarding the sudden death of Cranbrook student Caleb Lei earlier this month. The investigation remains ongoing between the department and the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office.

For questions about this blotter, email Art.Aisner@Patch.com.

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