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Police Blotter: Drunken Teen Detained; Big Boy Assault; Vodka Thefts

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

Highlights from recent police reports:

Drunken teen found in roadway, cited

A West Bloomfield teenager will have to face an Oakland County Probate Court judge after police officers found him laying in the road of a subdivision and heavily intoxicated, reports said. The 14-year-old boy was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol after police detained him on Ballantree Road near Inkster Road on Jan. 20, police said.

Officers responded to the area for reports of a teen falling in the road at about 10 p.m. and found him visibly intoxicated. He could not stand on his own and could not talk to police, reports said. Officers called the Bloomfield Township Fire Department, which transported the teen to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was not seriously injured in the fall.

Police said they referred the incident to the probate court for a pending hearing.

Retail frauds

  • Bloomfield Township police arrested a shoplifter who tried to conceal various winter clothing items at the on Jan. 20, reports said. Store security caught the alleged shoplifter and called police shortly before 4 p.m. The person was processed and released pending formal charges.
  • Officers responded to the at about 7 p.m. Jan. 19 after an employee saw a man conceal three bottles of vodka in his clothing and leave the store without paying. The vodka was valued at $78. The man was seen getting into a dark red older model van. The man was described as about 20 years old. No further description was available. Police said employees believe the suspect has stolen alcohol from the store before, but further details were not made available. 

Other reports

  • A Bloomfield Township resident reported that someone opened credit cards in his name at the and stores last month and purchased more than $11,000 worth of merchandise, police said. Investigators determined the cards were established on Dec. 27 and 28 and used to buy multiple Apple iPads. No suspect information was available.
  • Police said they are investigating an assault and battery involving two employees from the . A woman called police after she said she was slapped across the face by another employee during an argument over an unpaid debt at about 4:15 p.m. Jan. 24. No injuries were reported and there were no witnesses, police reports said.

Anyone with information in any of these incidents is asked to call the investigations division at 248-433-7752.

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

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