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Son Discovers Break-In at Vacationing Parents' Farmington Hills Home

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

The son of a Farmington Hills couple vacationing in Florida told police on Monday that he would wait until his parents come home before telling them about a break-in at their home in the 22000 block of Heatheridge Lane. 

According to a Farmington Hills police report, the son noticed the basement door standing wide open when he stopped by the house to pick up mail and water plants on Monday afternoon. He discovered the glass patio door shattered, and a brick was found inside the door. The report indicated that the house was ransacked, and that the son would have his parents submit a complete list of items taken when they returned. 

Drunken 19-year-old hospitalized

Police called to the Holiday Inn on Grand River shortly after 5:30 a.m. Sunday found a 19-year-old Belleville man passed out in a chair in the hotel lobby. According to the report, police were unable to wake the man, who was not wearing shoes and had been walking outside the hotel. Medics provided medical treatment and took him to Botsford Hospital for treatment, due to the man's high level of intoxication. The report indicated he was arrested on a minor consumption charge and released to his parents, because of his condition. 

Narcotics arrests

  • A 36-year-old Commerce Township woman faces narcotics charges after a traffic stop at Purdue and Grand River late Sunday night. According to the report, police stopped the vehicle after the driver failed to signal a turn and found a glass crack pipe laying in plain view inside the vehicle, along with a small plastic bag containing crack inside a cigarette package. The driver, a 36-year-old South Lyon man, was ticketed for failing to signal and not having his driver's license with him, the report indicated.
  • A 21-year-old Detroit man faces a charge of marijuana possession, after his vehicle was stopped Saturday evening at Grand River and Eight Mile Road for having a cracked windshield. According to the report, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana while talking to the driver, who did not have a driver's license. A search of the vehicle turned up a small bag of marijuana and rolling papers, which the driver told police were his, the report indicated. 
  • Three people face charges following a traffic stop late Saturday afternoon on M-5 near Halsted. According to the report, the vehicle was stopped for having a vision obstruction and impeding traffic by traveling in the far left lane at 60 mph. The report indicated that a check of the plate showed the registered owner, a 26-year-old Detroit woman, had an outstanding warrant. A search of the vehicle turned up a small bag of marijuana and a marijuana cigarette inside the purse of a passenger, also a 26-year-old woman from Detroit. Police from other departments picked up the driver and another passenger on outstanding warrants. 

For more information on any of these reports, contact editor Joni Hubred-Golden, joni.hubred-golden@patch.com.

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