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Thieves Take Jewelry, Cash, Electronics in Farmington Hills Home Invasions

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

Thieves took electronics, jewelry and more than $5,000 in cash from two Farmington Hills homes on April 11. 

According to Farmington Hills Police reports, a resident in the 31000 block of Carriage Hills Road called police at 5:24 p.m. that day, after finding $5,000 cash, $130 in coins and all of his wife's jewelry missing. The report indicated a sliding door that opened into the dining room was pried open to gain entry to the home. 

Shortly before 4 p.m. on the same day, a resident in the 27000 block of East Echo Valley called police after finding someone had pried open her front door. According to the report, a flat screen television set, Seiko watch and digital camera were taken. Police found parts of a deadbolt lock laying on the floor. 

Theft from vehicle

The foreman for an Auburn Hills excavating company called police on Friday, after discovering someone took a cement saw, reciprocating saw and generator from a trailer parked in the area of W. 13 Mile and Greening.

According to the report, the foreman told police the trailer was parked and locked on April 10; when he returned to it, he found the hasp had been cut off. The report indicated that a check on the trailer showed the company had reported it stolen, so it was impounded. 

Drunken driving arrests

A 49-year-old Farmington Hills man faces a charge of drunken driving, after police were called to the Kroger grocery store on Middlebelt at 8:48 p.m. because a highly intoxicated man was inside the store.

When police arrived, the man was in his car in the parking lot. The man got out of his car, walked back into the store, then returned to his car and drove away. The report indicated that police stopped his vehicle after seeing him weave on the road. The man initially refused a breath test, but at the police station took one that showed his blood alcohol level was .31, nearly four times the .08 legal limit. Because of his high level of intoxication, the man was taken to Botsford Hospital. 

  • A 30-year-old Bloomfield Hills man faces a drunken driving charge after his vehicle was stopped at 4:40 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, police saw the driver go through a red signal light at I-696 and Orchard Lake Road and speed on 12 Mile Road. Because the man refused a breath test, police obtained a court order for a blood test to determine his blood alcohol level.
  • A 22-year-old Walled Lake man faces a drunken driving charge after his vehicle was stopped at Nine Mile and Haggerty at 2:23 a.m. Sunday for having an inoperable headlight. According to the report, the officer noticed an odor of intoxicants, and a preliminary breath test showed the man's blood alcohol level was .18, more than twice the .08 legal limit. 

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