Crime Report: Tossed Cigarette Butt Leads to Marijuana Arrest

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

A 22-year-old Novi man faces a charge of marijuana possession, after a passenger in his vehicle tossed a cigarette butt out the window while they were traveling Monday at 12 Mile and Orchard Lake Roads in Farmington Hills. 

According to the report, the officer who stopped the vehicle also saw the driver change lanes without signaling. A search of the vehicle turned up a burned marijuana cigarette in a cup holder and a baggie of marijuana concealed in an overhead compartment near the driver's seat. The passenger, a 23-year-old Farmington Hills man, was issued a ticket for littering, and the Novi man was booked and released, pending further investigation, the report indicated. 

Breaking and entering

  • A resident on Brookplace Court told police that someone broke into his home between Friday, 11 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 a.m., and took two guns. According the report, the man left home to visit a friend and returned to find a High Point 9mm and Triumph 50 caliber muzzle loader, total value of $900, missing. The man told police that he had left the door to an attached garage open when he left. 
  • A resident on Greening told police that an iPod, television set, video game console and laptop computer were taken from his home sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to the report, the man told police that the family leaves all doors to home unlocked, because they no longer have keys for them. 
  • Police responded to a break-in Feb. 14 at a business in the 28000 block of Eight Mile Rd. According to the report, a glass rear entry door was shattered, but nothing was taken and no other interior doors to other businesses were disturbed. 

Thefts from vehicles

  • A camera, laptop computer, cash, clothing and luggage were taken from a vehicle parked Saturday evening in the lot at Buddy's Pizza on Northwestern Hwy. According to the report, the driver told police he went inside for dinner and returned to find the rear passenger window broken and the items missing.
  • Police called to investigate the theft of a purse from a vehicle parked at the YMCA Wednesday evening found a second vehicle also suffered damage. According to the report, the front passenger window of the first vehicle was shattered by a rock, and a purse containing a wallet, cash, checkbook, debit card and cell phone was taken from the floorboard under the passenger seat. The second vehicle suffered scratches and damage to a window, but nothing was taken from it. 
  • A mother who went to Hillside Elementary on Feb. 14 to pick up her daughter told police someone broke the front passenger window of her vehicle and took a lunchbox from the front seat. According to the report, the woman told police the lunchbox looked like a black purse. 

Gunshot damages home

Police were called late Wednesday night to a home on Heathersett Crescent, after a resident heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot. According to the report, while police were investigating, dispatchers received a call about damage to a home in the area caused by a gunshot. Investigators were able to determine the bullet came from a neighbor's driveway, and the neighbor's son told police a friend who had been visiting fired the shot. 

Narcotics arrests

  • A 20-year-old Trenton man faces charges of possessing synthetic narcotics, driving under the influence of narcotics and driving with a suspended license after police arrived to help him with his disabled vehicle Wednesday night. According to the report, the car was on the side of the road at M-5 and Halsted, with a flat tire. As the driver got out of the car, an officer spotted two white pills where he was sitting, and a search of the vehicle turned up three yellow pills. The report indicated a passenger in the vehicle, a 34-year-old Fenton woman, had an open can of an alcohol energy drink in the vehicle. While police were questioning the man, he lost consciousness and was taken to Botsford Hospital. Police ticketed the passenger for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
  • A 31-year-old Fenton man faces a charge of cocaine possession, after his vehicle was stopped for equipment violations on M-5 near 12 Mile Road. According to the report, police smelled marijuana and alcohol while talking with the driver, and a 33-year-old Novi man who was a passenger in the vehicle knocked over an open can of beer as he opened his door. A search of the vehicle uncovered syringes and baggies of cocaine, the report indicated. Police ticketed the passenger for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
  • A 22-year-old Howell man riding late Friday afternoon in a vehicle stopped on M-5 at Halsted faces a charge of possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms. According the report, the driver of the vehicle, a 54-year-old Howell man, said he was the younger man's father. The driver was ticketed for changing lanes without signalling. 


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