Southfield, Detroit Teens Face Charges After Farmington Traffic Stop

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

Three 17-year-olds from Southfield and Detroit face charges after police were called to check out a suspicious vehicle parked at a Farmington apartment complex on Grand River March 26.

According to the Farmington Public Safety report, the vehicle was moved by the time police arrived, but was later stopped in the complex. A check of the driver's record showed a suspended license; she was taken into custody. 

The report indicated police noticed an odor of burned marijuana, and when the Detroit teen got out of the vehicle, a 4-inch marijuana "blunt" or cigar fell onto the ground. Eight additional blunts were found in the vehicle's glove box. 

Minor in possession charges

Two teens home from college face charges of possessing alcohol, after an early morning traffic stop on March 31 at Grand River and Mooney. According to the report, police stopped the vehicle in which the teens were passengers because of a faulty headlight. As the officer looked inside the vehicle, he saw the teens attempt to hide an open 15-pack of beer under a coat. A preliminary breath test showed one of the teens had a .018 blood alcohol concentration; Michigan law prohibits anyone under 21 from having any alcohol. The driver was ticketed for the equipment violation. 

Drunken driving charges

A 34-year-old Novi woman faces a charge of drunken driving, after officers stopped her vehicle for speeding on M-5 near Farmington Road, at around 2:30 a.m. on March 30. According to the report, the woman told police she had a glass of wine at her grandmother's 90th birthday party in Detroit. A preliminary breath test showed her blood alcohol level was 0.11; the legal limit in Michigan is 0.08. A passenger in the vehicle was also intoxicated. 

Gym bag stolen

A Farmington Hills woman told police that while she met with a personal trainer on March 23 at Fitness 19 on Farmington Road, a bag containing $140 in cash, her car keys and other items was stolen. According to the report, the woman left the bag on the floor under a coat rack and discovered it was missing after her personal training session. 

For questions on the police blotter, email jonette.hubred-golden@patch.com.


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