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Teen Faces Marijuana Possession Charge After Farmington Hills Traffic Stop

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

A 16-year-old Farmington Hills teen who was riding in a car stopped Saturday afternoon for having an inoperable brake light faces a charge of marijuana possession. 

According to the Farmington Hills Police report, a 17-year-old Farmington Hills resident was behind the wheel when the vehicle was stopped at Rollcrest and 12 Mile shortly after 2 p.m. The report indicated that the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana, and the 16-year-old admitted there was marijuana behind the driver's seat and a marijuana cigarette under the car seat that belonged to him. Police found both while searching the vehicle.

The report indicated that the driver was ticketed for a violation of his graduated license, defective equipment and not having proof of insurance; he and another passenger were released at the scene. Police turned the 16-year-old over to his mother, who told them she had recently filed an incorrigibility petition because of her son's behavior, according to the report. 

Breaking and entering

  • A resident in the 28000 block of Forestbrook Drive called police Saturday morning, after discovering someone had attempted to break into a garage attached to the home some time between 11 p.m. Friday and 8:45 a.m. Saturday. According to the report, a metal pole had been wedged into the rear garage door, and pry marks were found on the door. 
  • Police responded to a home in the 25000 block of Power Road Feb. 12, after the homeowner reported a $6,000 shotgun and several watches missing. According to the report, the theft occurred sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Entry was made through a door that was locked, but the deadbolt was not engaged. 

Theft from vehicles

An employee of a business in the 30000 block of Grand River called police on Monday to report the theft of catalytic converters from several vehicles parked on the property. According to the report, the thefts occurred sometime over the weekend. 

Fraud reported

A resident contacted police on Feb. 14 to report the loss of $1,200 through a website transaction. According to the report, the resident purchased two Apple iPhones through the mitbbs.com website, which is similar to Craigslist.com. The resident transferred $1,000 through a bank and sent $200 through Paypal.com, but the package received in return was empty, the report indicated. The phones were shipped from an address in South Carolina.

Open house party violation charged

A 23-year-old Southfield man faces a charge of marijuana possession and hosting an open house party, after police broke up a loud party at a Farmington Hills hotel late Saturday night. According to the report, the hotel manager indicated multiple complaints had been received about the party. Police encountered a strong smell of marijuana in the hallway and found 10-15 people in the room, with a partly full bottle of liquor sitting on a table. The report indicated that three of the occupants were under 18. A search of the Southfield man's backpack uncovered many packages of marijuana; the man was taken into custody and later released after posting bond. The 17-year-olds were released to a parent. 

If you have questions about any of these reports, contact editor Joni Hubred-Golden, joni.hubred-golden@patch.com.

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