Shoplifter Arrested; Rowboat, Lawn Equipment Reported Stolen

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

Shoplifter Nabbed

A 23-year-old Waterford man was arrested and could face theft charges after he attempted to take a digital camera from last week, police reports said.

Bloomfield Township police officers responded to the store just before 6 p.m. on Aug. 24 and met with store security who detained the suspect after witnessing him try to conceal the camera before leaving the store, report said. The camera was valued at $220. The man was booked at the Bloomfield Township Police Department and released pending formal charges.


  • The catalytic converter was reported cut off from underneath a 1992 Chevy Cavalier while it was parked in a parking lot at 42505 Woodward Ave. between 7:35 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. on Aug. 27, reports said. No suspect information was available.
  • A resident from the 1300 block of Kirkway Drive reported that his rowboat was taken from his property sometime between Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. The rowboat, valued at about $1,500,  was secured to a tree on the property at the time, police report said. No suspect information was available.
  • An employee with  , reported the patio furniture was stolen from the rear of the building sometime overnight between Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. The furniture was valued at about $100, and no suspect information was available.

Home Invasion

A resident in the 6200 block of Worlington Road reported that a leaf blower, weed whip, and bicycle were stolen from an open garage sometime between Aug. 21 and Aug. 22, reports said. No suspect information was available.

Malicious Destruction of Property

A resident in the 2700 block of Courville Drive reported that a window on a Ford F-150 truck was smashed while parked in the driveway between Aug. 24 and Aug. 26, report said. Damage estimates were unavailable and there was no suspect information reported to police.

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


Bloomfield Hills

Fraud Investigation

Officers with the investigated a fraud report that involved someone posing as a licensed contractor in the city, reports said. At about 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 27, a Bloomfield Hills building official told police that an unlicensed person was representing themselves as a licensed contractor.

The building official became suspicious when another man that did have a license apparently tried to pull a permit for a job in the city on that man's behalf earlier that day. According to reports, the officer's preliminary investigation showed the alleged suspect did not have a valid license as builder/contractor with the State of Michigan. Authorities have identified the man and submitted their report toe the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office for review of fraud charges.

Larceny Reported

Officers with the responded to a larceny report from a business in the 400 block of Long Lake Road last week, reports said. Officers arrived at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 and were shown a recorded video of the suspect taking another person's bag that contained less than $20 and some personal items.

Reports stated that the general manager confronted the suspect, a Clinton Township resident, and he became indignant and left. The investigation is ongoing. 

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


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