Crime Report: Man Arrested on Charges of Embezzling Money from Kroger

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

A 19-year-old Farmington Hills man was arrested on charges of embezzlement after he was seen taking money from registers while working at the Kroger on 12 Mile Road, according to a police report.

The loss prevention officer of the store said there had been several registers that were coming up short on cash after they were balanced from April 17 to June 9, the report said. The loss prevention officer said his investigation showed that only one employee had used all of the registers that came up short on the different days, the report said. The officer also reviewed video of the registers, which showed the man removing cash from them and concealing it, the report said. The loss prevention officer confronted the man on June 14, and the man confessed that he had stolen a total of $869, the report said. The man wrote a written statement upon request, in which he apologized and asked if he could repay the money. Farmington Hills police arrested the man, who had a prior offense for home invasion of the second degree, the report said.

Man caught after seen sneaking out of apartment window

Nine officers were dispatched to a wooded area near Grand River Avenue and Tuck Road after a man was seen climbing out of an apartment window around 1 p.m. on June 12, according a police report. The complex property manager and service manager went to investigate the apartment after they saw two window screens on the ground outside of the apartment, the report said. The men knocked on the door, upon which they heard shuffling in the bedroom area, the report said. When they exited the building, they saw a male crawl out of the apartment window and run toward the wooded area, so they called the police, the report said. One of the men followed the man and gave his location to the police. After setting up a perimeter, the officers found the man south of Folsom and west of Tuck and took him into custody, the report said. The subject, a 22-year-old from Farmington Hills, was then taken to the police office, where he was processed and lodged without incident, the report said. The resident of the apartment was not home during the time.

Man discovers intruder in bedroom while sleeping

A man called police to report a possible home invasion when he was awoken by a noise while sleeping in his house on Cora Avenue on June 13 and saw an unknown man in his room using a flashlight, according to a police report. The resident thought the man might be his older son who was out for the evening, but when he called out his name, the person slowly walked out of the bedroom. The resident chased the man as he exited through his garage and ran away, the report said. The resident waited for his son to get home around 1:30 a.m. to confirm that it was not he who was in the bedroom, which resulted in a 40-45 minute delay before he called the police, the report said.

The resident said he believes the garage door had been left open and that the pedestrian door from the garage door to the house is always left open, the report said. No items were found missing, the report said. Police used a canine to track the intruder to 10 Mile and Orchard Lake roads, but a waitress at a nearby restaurant said she had not seen anybody that matched the description, the report said.

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


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