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.
Northville Man Says Someone Stole His Beer
A Northville man reported that 12 cans of beer were stolen from his garage on Nov. 25, according to a Northville Police Department crime report.
The man told police he removed 12 cans of beer from a case in a cabinet in the garage and took the beers with him to hockey, the report said. The man left the half-full case behind on a table near the cabinet. When the man returned home, he noticed the gate to the carport was open and the remaining beers were gone, the report said. He also noticed the cabinet doors were open as if someone had gone through it, the report said.
Plymouth Township Woman's Purse Stolen
A Plymouth Township woman's purse was stolen from a vehicle the evening of Nov. 26, while she was on a road trip to Grand Rapids, according to a Plymouth Township Police report.
The woman told police she believes the purse was taken while she and her mother stopped at the Speedway gas station, 15255 North Sheldon Road, and the two went inside. According to the report, the woman said the vehicle was not locked when they went inside. The woman said they made one other stop on their way to Grand Rapids — the rest area off of I-96 between mile marker 112 and 113, and thinks it's possible that her purse was taken from that location, according to the report.
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Police Arrest Shoplifter in Bloomfield Township
Aleksandr Bogdanov, 19, is charged with one count of retail fraud and another count of minor in possession of alcohol for an incident reported Nov. 19 at Target. Officers with the Bloomfield Township Police Department responded to the store after security guards witnessed Bogdanov place a bottle of vodka and a video game in his jacket, police reports said.
When security confronted him, Bogdnaov allegedly dropped the alcohol and ran out of the store and into a vehicle waiting outside. He also reportedly left the video game at a closed register before he fled. Reports said an off-duty police officer saw the man running from the store and gave police the license plate number of the vehicle he got into.
Parents shoplift with 3-year-old in tow
Two New Haven residents, a 27-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man, were arrested late Monday morning for retail fraud in the first degree after they were caught stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise from Kohl's.
According to a media release from the Troy Police Department, the couple stole baby clothing, digital cameras and other items. Their 3-year-old child was with them at the time and was later picked up by a family member.