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Crime Report: Farmington Hills Officer's Drive-Through Visit Leads to Drug Arrests

The following information was supplied by the Farmington Hills Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate a conviction.

A officer's trip to a drive-through window at a restaurant on Eight Mile led to the arrest of a northern Michigan couple early Tuesday.

According to the report, the officer spotted the 27-year-old East Jordan woman and 34-year-old Boyne City man in a vehicle parked at a neighboring restaurant. Noting suspicious activity, the officer approached and saw the man holding a knife. After ordering the man to let it go, the officer spotted plastic bags that suggested drug activity inside the car. The woman told the officer the two had been in Detroit purchasing drugs, the report indicated. The woman faces a charge of possession of narcotics paraphernalia, after she turned over a pipe that had been hidden in the front of her pants. The man faces charges of narcotics possession, specifically heroin and crack cocaine. 

Drunken driving child endangerment arrest

A 54-year-old Farmington Hills woman faces charges of drunken driving child endangerment, after striking a vehicle and passenger at a gas station at Middlebelt and 12 Mile around 11:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the woman admitted drinking and told police she chose to drive because her son wanted pop, and she didn't want him to know she had been drinking. She also told police she didn't see the vehicle, or the pedestrian putting gas from a gas can into it, until the pedestrian pounded on her trunk. A preliminary breath test showed her blood alcohol was .16, twice the .08 legal limit. The woman's son was taken home; she was eventually released on $200 bond. 

Thefts

A crew preparing to do landscaping work at a business on 12 Mile Monday afternoon discovered two backpack blowers and three weed edgers had been taken from a staging area on the site. According to the report, the stolen items were valued at $2,500. 

A resident living on Timber Ridge Ct. who left town on Thursday morning returned Saturday evening to find someone had broken into his apartment. According to the report, the man said a Wii game system and games, Macbook, iPad, Dell laptop computer, notebook computer and iMac desktop computer were taken. 

An employee investigating why offices at a building on Eight Mile were hot and stuffy discovered two outdoor air conditioning units had been stolen. According to the report, the thefts occurred between June 7 at 5 p.m. and June 8 at 1:30 p.m.

A woman who parked and locked her car before heading into a church on Haggerty late Sunday morning told police she returned to find her purse had been stolen. According to the report, a 6-inch rock was found on the front driver's seat and the passenger side window was shattered. The woman told police her purse contained a debit card, gift cards and $10 in cash. 

Animal call

Police responding to a call from a concerned neighbor Friday morning found dogs barking and a strong smell of feces coming from a home on St. Francis, and a wild boar or pig in the backyard. According to the report, the neighbor reported the dogs had been barking for three days and felt the owner may have moved and left them behind. The homeowner eventually returned and agreed to turn over the pig and one of several dogs to Oakland County Animal Control. The homeowner was also given a "courtesy ticket" for the remaining unlicensed dogs and a verbal warning to clean up the property, which was overgrown with weeds and brush, within two weeks. 

Narcotics arrest

A 29-year-old Farmington Hills woman and a 30-year-old Livonia man face charges of fraud, possession of stolen property, possession of synthetic narcotics and narcotics equipment, following a traffic stop at Middlebelt and 10 Mile around 3:10 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, officers took the couple into custody after finding hypodermic needle caps, a needle and a black leather blackjack in the vehicle, along with a debit card that had been reported lost and cancelled. A search of the woman's wallet uncovered identification that did not belong to her, along with unidentified pills. The report indicated that police learned the identification belonged to a woman who reported a larceny in February. 

A 19-year-old Redford Township man faces charges of narcotics paraphernalia possession, after his vehicle was stopped for having a defective license plate light at M-5 and Haggerty around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, a search of the vehicle turned up a spoon shoved in the rear seat cushion, and when an officer pulled it out, a hypodermic needle came along for the ride. 

Fleeing and eluding

A 27-year-old Farmington Hills man led police on a chase early Saturday morning, after an officer spotted him making an illegal turn at the Halsted/Grand River intersection. According to the report, the officer followed the vehicle into a motel parking lot where the man rolled out and the vehicle rolled on, crashing into another parked car. The man ignored the officer's command to stop, even after the officer discharged his taser, and ran until he tripped on some landscaping and fell. The report indicated the officer was able to handcuff the man, who said he ran because he was driving on a suspended license. The man was taken to Botsford Hospital when he complained about trouble breathing. 

If you have questions about any of these reports, contact editor Joni Hubred-Golden, joni.hubred-golden@patch.com.

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