Officers identify two suspected shoplifters
Bloomfield Township police arrested two people suspected in two separate shoplifting incidents at local stores over the past week.
The latest incident occurred at , where store security officers stopped a person that allegedly tried to conceal roughly $40 worth of clothing and leave the store about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, reports said. The 21-year-old White Lake resident was detained by security and arrested by responding officers without incident. They were processed at the Bloomfield Township Police Department and released pending formal charges.
On Monday, officers responded to the TJ Maxx for a retail fraud complaint at about 11:15 a.m. that involved a man who tried to steal several clothing items without paying by putting them into a TJ Maxx shopping bag, police said. Security officers stopped the man as he tried to leave and he dropped the items before running off. Reports said the items he tried to take were valued at $450.
Officers obtained the suspect's identification and are currently seeking a warrant for retail fraud charges with the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office.
Vehicle tires and rims removed
Officers took two reports of tires and rims that were removed from vehicles parked outside homes last week, according to reports.
The latest incident occurred in the 1000 block of Oaktree Lane sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. on Sunday. The resident reported that all the tires were removed from ha 2012 Cadillac that was parked in the driveway of the home overnight.
Two days earlier, a resident in the 1600 block of Shaker Heights reported that the tires and rims were removed from a 2012 Jeep Cherokee that was also parked in the driveway overnight. The theft occurred sometime between 7 p.m. the previous night and 6 a.m. on March 16, reports said.
No suspect information was available in either incident.
Package taken off doorstep
A package left on the porch by a resident in the 1500 block of Lone Pine Road reported the item was never picked up by Federal Express but was missing. The package, which contained an electric fireplace valued at $250, was to be picked up sometime during the afternoon of March 16. But it never was, and was not on the porch when the resident returned at about 9 p.m., a report said. It was taken sometime after 1 p.m.
Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to call the department’s investigations division at 248-433-7752.
Home burglary reported
Officers with the Beverly Hills Department of Public Safety are investigating a residential burglary reported Wednesday.
Officers responded to the 30000 block of Woodhaven after a resident reported finding a break-in upon returning home at about 4 p.m. Household electronics and other miscellaneous items were taken. A silver Jeep Cherokee was seen parked in the driveway during the day when the burglary likely occurred, a police report said. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 248-540-3400.
Officials with the reported no major police or fire department-related incidents over the past week.
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