Police Investigate Theft of Coins, Jewelry, Tools from Farmington Hills Apartments

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

Residents living in two Farmington Hills apartments told police they returned home Monday evening to find items taken.

According to the Farmington Hills Police report, both residents said they locked their door, including the deadbolt, before leaving their homes in the 24000 block of Madison Court. In both apartments, sliding patio doors were found open, with sticks that had been placed to secure them resting against the wall. The report indicated that the apartments were ransacked, and cash, jewelry, tools, a 50-inch television, a video game console and games were taken. 

Drunken driving arrests

A 23-year-old Bloomfield Hills woman faces a charge of drunken driving, after police stopped her vehicle for speeding and driving erratically early Tuesday morning at Grand River and Middlebelt. According to the report, the woman told police she had been at a Detroit Red Wings game and got lost while trying to make her way home while avoiding freeways. A preliminary breath test showed her blood alcohol level was .10, more than the .08 legal limit. 

A 52-year-old Westland man faces charges of drunken driving and carrying an open container of alcohol in his car, after a citizen reported a suspected drunken driver in the Eight Mile and Orchard Lake Road area late Monday night. According to the report, police saw the man's vehicle swerving on the road. A preliminary breath test showed his blood alcohol level was .29, which is more than three times the .08 legal limit. Because of his high level of intoxication, the man was taken to Botsford Hospital. 

A 30-year-old Novi man faces a charge of driving on a suspended license and his third drunken driving charge, after police found his vehicle stopped in a traffic lane at Grand River and Botsford Drive. According to the report, officers driving by that area at around 2:54 a.m. Monday spotted the driver passed out at the wheel. Officers who awakened the man also found a passenger passed out. The report indicated the man's blood alcohol level was .063, which is under the .08 legal limit; he was driving on a license that had nine current suspensions. 

Maid discovers stolen gun

A maid at a motel on Sinacola Court found a stolen handgun while cleaning a room Monday afternoon. According to the report, the man who had occupied the room was renting by the week. He had asked to move to a different room, then left without paying for the week. A check on the Colt semi-automatic .45 caliber gun's registration showed it had been stolen from a Shelby Township resident.

Purse stolen at church

A Livonia woman who attends a church on Middlebelt called police after her purse was taken during Sunday morning services. According to the report, the woman left her purse on a kitchen counter between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. She gave police the name of a man she believes may have taken it. 


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