Bloomfield Township Police Make Progress in Mail Thefts
The theft of a backpack and a vintage fur coat are also listed among crime reports from surrounding communities.
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.
The Bloomfield Township Police Department on Thursday announced the arrest of an Inkster woman in connection with the theft of a check from a resident's mailbox in 2011. The department continues to investigate the series of mail thefts from local residences that prompted a recent alert.
Lacorsica Adkins, 21, was arraigned Wednesday at 48th District Court on one count of uttering and publishing. She turned herself in to authorities on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for her arrest amid a long-term fraud investigation.
A 22-year-old female was getting gas at the Speedway on Haggerty Road on Jan. 16 when her backpack was stolen out of her car, according to a Novi Police report.
While at the gas station around 9:30 p.m., the woman noticed a blue/green car at a pump with two men inside. After the woman finished pumping gas, she went into the Speedway. All of the doors except the driver's door were locked. When she returned, she noticed her backpack was missing. Farmington Hills Police recovered the backpack while tracking a robbery suspect in the Eight Mile and Grand River area.
A 1930s vintage fur coat was stolen from the Crimson Rose, an antiques shop on Pierce Street. According to police reports, video surveillance from the shop shows a woman stuffing the brown coat into a large black bag and then walking out sometime around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The woman is described as being a short, thin, white woman in her late 20's to early 30's with "frosty blond hair." According to police reports, the store owner believes the same woman stole from her in November as well.
Canton Township Police responded Jan. 20 to the 5500 block of Belleville Road to assist an officer in locating a man wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident at Walmart, 45555 Michigan Ave. in Canton. By the time the officer arrived, the man had been taken into custody, the report indicated.
The store’s loss prevention officer told police when the man entered the store, she felt “something wasn’t right” with him, so he began so watch him on video surveillance. She saw him head toward the store’s electronics section, place a 42-inch LG television set into a cart and walk out without stopping to pay, the report indicated. Police later arrested the man after stopping a vehicle driven by a woman who had two suspended-license warrants out of Canton, as well as several other warrants from other jurisdictions, the report indicated.