Man Warned About Diwali Fireworks, $10K Coat Stolen in Area Crime Reports

Crime reports from West Bloomfield, Novi, Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham include thefts, fights and a man stuffing a dress down his pants.

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.

Birmingham Patch

Man stuffs a dress down his pants

A man was arrested two weekends ago for allegedly stuffing a dress from Birmingham's Complex boutique down his pants. A video from Complex dated Nov. 11 shows a man and woman taking a dress from the rack; the man then stuffed the dress down his pants, reports state, and left without paying for it.

The couple returned to the store the next day, and employees, once they recognized the couple, called the Birmingham Police Department. The man was arrested for second degree retail fraud.

West Bloomfield Patch

Man arrested after fight at Library Pub

West Bloomfield police arrested a man Nov. 18 for punching a staffer at the Library Sports Pub and Grill, after he was kicked out for being disorderly, Lt. Tim Diamond said.

The arrested man, a 35-year-old Canton resident, showed a blood alcohol content level "well over two times the legal limit" after a preliminary breath test, according to Diamond. He was charged with assault and battery and a disorderly person offense, Diamond added.

The man was removed from the bar by staff, Diamond explained, at about 8:22 p.m., but roamed the nearby property before attempting to get back in. When confronted by staff, Diamond said, the man punched a staffer in the head. The staffer was fine, Diamond added, and the man was wrestled to the ground for police.

Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch

Man Warned for Fireworks Celebration During Diwali

Officers with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety issued a warning to a resident for violating the city's fireworks ordinance during a weekend Diwali celebration, police said.

The officers responded to the area of Canterbury and Trowbridge roads for reports of gunshots, or fireworks being set off at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to reports. Officers found the homeowner setting off fireworks and advised him of the ordinance, which prohibits certain fireworks in residential areas. 

The homeowner complied with police and was not cited, reports said.

Novi Patch

$10,000 Coat Stolen From Twelve Oaks Mall

Three people stole a $10,700 mink fur coat from Canada Select Fur at Twelve Oaks Mall on Nov. 14, according to a police report.

Employees at the store said that around 5 p.m., two women and one man came into the store. An employee said the three shopped around and were checking the inside of each coat, as well as paying a lot of attention to what the sales people were doing, the report said. The people then left the store and came back 10 minutes later, the report said.

Another man who was shopping in the store said he saw the three people steal the coat, and he reported it to the salesperson at the register, the report said. The employee looked outside of the store and saw the two women running out of the main entrance of the mall with the coat, the report said.


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