Employees Vanished with Office Supplies, Farmington Business Owner Says
The following arrest information was supplied by the Farmington Public Safety Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
The owner and an employee of a Farmington business contacted the Farmington Public Safety (FPS) Department Aug. 6, after five employees of the business, and about $2,280 in office supplies, disappeared.
According to the report, the employee who contacted police is the stepson of the business owner. He told police that he left work on Aug. 3 and returned Aug. 6 to find the other employees gone. The report indicated that it appeared one of the former employees set up a competing business. The stepson told police that the office supplies had been ordered and invoiced to his stepfather's business, but were nowhere to be found. In addition, the computer system had been locked and some client files were missing. The stepson also told police that his stepfather had loaned about $2,100 to one of the employees, after the man and his wife fell on hard times. The company owner has retained an attorney; information about the case was turned over to FPS detectives.
Drunken driving arrests
A 32-year-old Redford Township man faces a charge of drunken driving, after his vehicle was stopped at Nine Mile and Farmington Rd. around 4:15 a.m. on Aug. 11, for improperly displaying the license plate in the rear window. According to the report, the officer noticed a strong odor of intoxicants while speaking with the driver. A preliminary breath test showed his blood alcohol level was .12, which is more than the .08 legal limit. Because his passenger has also been drinking, the vehicle was impounded.
A 22-year-old Westland woman faces a charge of drunken driving, after her vehicle nearly crashed into a police squad car at around 4 a.m. on Aug. 7. According to the report, the driver made a U-turn in the parking lot of a business near Grand River and Power and pulled out without stopping, in front of the squad car. A preliminary breath test showed the driver's blood alcohol level was .17, which is more than twice the .08 legal limit. Her vehicle was turned over to a passenger who had not been drinking.
A 28-year-old Northville man faces a charge of drunken driving, after an officer stopped a speeding vehicle near Eight Mile and Farmington Rd. early on Aug. 4. According to the report, the officer spotted the vehicle after hearing a Farmington Hills Police alert about cars drag racing on Eight Mile from Merriman. The driver admitted to the officer that he had been drag racing; a preliminary breath test showed his blood alcohol was .14, which is more than the .08 legal limit. His vehicle was impounded, because his passenger was also intoxicated, the report indicated.
A 30-year-old Farmington Hills man faces a drunken driving charge, after an officer on patrol stopped his vehicle at around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3 for speeding near Orchard Lake and Grand River. According to the report, the officer noticed a strong odor of intoxicants while speaking with the driver. A preliminary breath test showed the man's blood alcohol was .13, which is more than the .08 legal limit.
A resident on Drakeshire Place called police Aug. 5 to report that her white, 2009 Nissan Altima had been stolen. According to the report, the woman told police she parked the car in front of her apartment building at 9 p.m. Aug. 4, and it was gone when she came out of the building the next morning. Police found no sign of broken glass or other evidence, the report indicated.
A 26-year-old woman told police that her wallet was stolen just before 5 p.m. Aug. 10, while she was loading a box at a downtown Farmington business. According to the report, the woman said she put her wallet on a shelf, went to the front of the store, and when she returned, the wallet was missing. It contained a $100 bill, credit and debit cards. The report indicated there were only three other people in the store at the time, a woman who was in her 70s and two young girls.