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Police Blotter: Home Invasion Suspect Arrested; Target Employee Caught Embezzling

The following 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

A man suspected of breaking into a home on Lahser Road last week was arrested for burglarizing another home in Southfield, police reports said. The man was arrested on March 27 and was tied to a March 23 incident at a home int he 3800 block of Lahser Road, according to reports.

Officers responded to an alarm at the home at about 12:20 p.m. and saw a front window was broken, and the front door open. Nothing was reported stolen. A witness told officers they heard the alarm go off and saw a man running from the home to a dark colored SUV parked in the driveway. The vehicle sped south on Lahser Road. Charges in the local case are pending.

Embezzlement

Bloomfield Township police are investigating an employee accused of stealing merchandise from for the past three months, police reports said. Store security detained the 37-year-old Pontiac woman shortly after 8:30 a.m. on March 23 and she was booked at township headquarters. She was then released to another police department on an unrelated warrant, reports said. Charges on the local case are pending. 

Retail Frauds

  • An employee at the call police after a woman fled the store with three  liquor bottles that she didn't pay for on March 27, reports said. The employee said the woman ran out of the store with the bottles valued at $96 at about 1:45 a.m. and into a tan, four-door sedan that was waiting outside. The shoplifter was described as an older and heavy-set.
  • A security officer at reported a man stole two cordless power drills on March 26. The officer said the man was seen committing the theft on surveillance cameras, and matched the description of a man arrested for a similar theft at the Lowe's in Southfield on March 27. Detectives are investigating, reports said.

Larcenies

  • An employee at reported the theft of motors from exhaust fans located in the roof, police reports said. The theft reportedly occurred sometime between March 15 and 16. No suspect information was available.
  • Officers responded to the 100 block of Woodedge Drive for reports of television sets stolen between March 16 and March 19, reports said. The home is undergoing renovations and is accessible to several workers, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
  • A catalytic converter was taken from beneath a vehicle parked overnight at the Bloomfield Country Manor last week, police reports said. The owner of a 2001 Pontiac Montana called police on March 24 to report the part — which is used to filter the engine's emissions — was taken off while parked in the carport of the apartments. No suspect information was available.

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

Bloomfield Hills

Officers with the responded to a burglar alarm in the 100 block of Vaughn Crossing on March 23 and found a door was forced open. Nothing was reported stolen.

Officers are also investigating an identify theft report from a resident in the 1000 block of Martell Street. The resident told police on March 22 that her accountant attempted to e-file her tax return and was unable to because someone else at a Detroit address filed a return in her name, reports said.

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

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