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Thieves Take Electronics, Cash, Jewelry from Farmington Hills Apartment

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

A resident living on Green Hill Road in Farmington Hills called police Friday, after she returned home from work to find her apartment ransacked.

According to a Farmington Hills Police report, two television sets, a DVD player, three laptop computers, two video game systems and games, $120 and jewelry were taken. Total value of the loss was more than $3,000. The report indicated that entry was made sometime between noon and 10:35 p.m., by prying open a living room window. 

Thefts from vehicles

  • The owner of a vehicle parked in a driveway on Willowbrook Drive called police Monday after discovering the theft of designer sunglasses and cash, gift cards and receipts from her vehicle. According to the report, the owner said the theft occurred sometime between Saturday evening and late Monday morning. The owner told police the vehicle had been locked. 
  • A catalytic converter was stolen from a 2005 Jeep parked in the 32000 block of 12 Mile Road sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, the owner attempted to start the vehicle on Sunday, and because it was so loud, she assumed there must be a mechanical problem. She had the vehicle towed to a dealership, and the tow truck driver informed her of the theft, the report indicated. 
  • The owner of a vehicle parked in the 23000 block of Fox Creek Drive between 11 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday called police to report the theft of a GPS unit from the car's glove box. According to the report, the vehicle was left unlocked. 

Drunken driving arrest

A 24-year-old Ypsilanti man faces charges of drunken driving and driving with a suspended license, following a traffic stop at M-5 and Drake Road just before 1:30 a.m. Monday. According to the report, an officer stopped the vehicle because the driver was weaving between lanes on westbound M-5. The officer who spoke to the driver noticed a strong odor of intoxicants; a preliminary breath test showed the man's blood alcohol level was .08, which is the legal limit. 

Marijuana possession arrest

A 23-year-old Oak Park man faces charges of marijuana possession and obstructing a police officer, after a Saturday afternoon traffic stop at Eight Mile and Inkster. According to the report, officers stopped the vehicle because of equipment violations and noticed a strong odor of fresh marijuana while talking with the driver. The Oak Park man, a passenger, did not have identification with him and gave police a name that he later admitted was false. The report indicated that police found a prescription bottle containing marijuana under the passenger seat; the passenger told police it was his. The driver was ticketed for an inoperative brake light and released at the scene. 

Bev Sullivan February 13, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Times are hard & the area, which was once safe is changing! As residents of this lovely community, we MUST become vigilant, watching out for strange & unusual occurrences! CRIME DOESN'T KNOW BOUNDARIES! IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE & AT ANYTIME!! Don't be naive!! LOCK YOUR CARS...USE ALARM SYSTEMS WHEN & WHERE POSSIBLE! DON'T BECOME A VICTIM BECAUSE OF YOUR OWN USE OF BLINDERS!! THESE ARE DANGEROUS TIMES! ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE ALONE!!
grama February 13, 2013 at 11:12 PM
So true.
Debra L. Van Buren February 14, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Bev, I live alone and do not feel my safety is in jeopardy, nor do I feel the need to take extreme measures in protecting my property. In my neighborhood, the residents look out for one another. Furthermore, although crime knows no boundaries, I do not believe our area is changing for the worse. I reside in Farmington Hills, which has been ranked among the safest places to live in the nation. Police presence is virtually everywhere, and they are diligent in being pro-active. I don't have my blinders on; I just know I am in good hands. Perhaps you could initiate a Neighborhood Watch Program in your community, and gain a sense of security which you no doubt lack. Crime is prevalent in both good and bad times, and potential danger is no more worse today than it was yesterday. To stipulate that we are living in dangerous times is a bit of an overstatement. Perhaps you are merely frightened over recent isolated incidents of tragedy. Such incidents have invoked a great deal of horror and have caused residents excessive fear. Just take common sense and report any unusual and/or suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Leave everything else up to the Police. Living in fear only gives criminals the upper hand. We must not be intimidated by crime and scumbags who terrorize our communities. You are right in that we must be vigilant. Just don't panic and succumb to criminals and their cowardless acts. Arm yourself, if need be, to gain a better sense of security.

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