Area police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.
Novi House Broken Into, Spray Painted with Racial Slurs
A woman reported that her house on Scarborough Lane was broken into and the interior was spray painted with Asian racial slurs at the end of November, according to a Novi police report.
The woman did not report the crime until 10 days later when she was prompted to do so by her insurance provider, the report said, so she is not sure the exact day the incident occurred. She told police she did not know she should report it.
Horse-head decorative fence damaged on Redding
A fence-full of decorative horse heads was decapitated sometime last week, Birmingham police report.
According to police reports, a resident on the 1800 block of Redding said a decorative fence in his front yard had been damaged. The fence consisted of 20 white poles topped with horse heads connected by chains, reports state.
At 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, police officers found several poles had been pulled out of the ground and thrown around the front yard, along with several horse heads and the chains. Approximately 15 of the 20 horse heads could not be found.
Of Interest: Two Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Woodward in Bloomfield Hills
Police: Mother Failed Breathalyzer After Taking Child to Hospital
Police said that a 48-year-old West Bloomfield mother was arrested after driving her three-year-old child to the hospital while under the influence of alcohol.
Canton Police Find Marijuana, Scale Disguised as Cell Phone
Canton Township Police were on patrol Nov. 30 at Palmer and Lilley when they stopped a vehicle traveling westbound with a burned-out driver’s side headlight, according to a police report.
When police made contact with the driver, an officer smelled what he believed to be marijuana, the report said, and saw a plate in the back seat with what appeared to be marijuana residue. When police searched the vehicle, an officer recovered what appeared to be a cell phone, the report said. However, the item actually was a scale with a false cover designed to look like a cell phone.