Police Blotter: Retail Fraud, Identity Theft and Malicious Destruction of Property

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


Bloomfield Township

Bloomfield Township police are still investigating how a shoplifter was able to get away from the Bloomfield Township TJ Maxx with two duffle bags of merchandise last month, police said.

Officers responded to the store, located at 2135 S. Telegraph Rd., at about 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 for reports of retail fraud that just occurred. An employee told them that a women entered the store with a large duffle bag that appeared to be empty and was wandering through the aisles. She then left with two duffle bags that appeared to be full without paying. Employees were unable to stop her and reported seeing the woman walking south through the parking lot.

She was described as white and in her 50s, reports said. She was wearing a shirt with multi-colored stripes, pink jogging pants and tan boots.

Home invasion

Officers were called to the 1100 block of Wagner Road at about 11 a.m. on Jan. 26 after a resident found the window to a three-season room broken out, reports said. Entry was gained and a television and cash were taken. The break-in occurred sometime between 4 p.m. the previous day and that morning.

Identity theft

Police are investigating a report of identity theft filed by a resident in the 2600 block of Kopson Court on Jan. 26 after he discovered someone made $2,1000 worth of unauthorized purchases with his debit card. The card was used at numerous locations throughout the local area. Further details were unavailable.

Malicious destruction of property

A resident in the 1800 block of Hunters Ridge said he discovered a window was smashed on a vehicle parked in the driveway at about 6 a.m. on Jan. 31. Officers found a rock inside the car. Nothing was reported stolen and no suspect information was available. The damage occurred sometime after 9 p.m. the previous night, reports said.

Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to call the department’s investigations division at 248-433-7752.

Bloomfield Hills

Larceny from home

A realtor showing a residence to prospective buyers in the Bloomfield Woods neighborhood last week reported a dishwasher was stolen from the home, according to reports from the .

The realtor reported the incident on Jan. 30, but was unsure when the theft occurred. There were no signs of forced entry and no suspect information was available.

Damaged property

A homeowner on Huntingwood Lane reported that a trailer hitched to a vehicle came loose and rolled into his yard, damaging the grass on Jan. 31, reports said. He tried to speak with the driver as the man reattached the trailer, but was unable to get his attention before the vehicle and trailer left the area. No description was given and the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the above incidents is encouraged to call the department at 248-644-4200.

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


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