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Oakland County crime briefs from the first half of 2019

C&G Newspapers | Published January 3, 2020

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Here’s a look back at some of the most interesting and bizarre local crime briefs from January to June:


Prisoner attempts escape during court hearing
SOUTHFIELD — A prisoner fled the courtroom in January after learning that he might face jail time.

At around 9:55 a.m. Jan. 9, officers were dispatched to the 46th District Court, 26000 Evergreen Road, on a report of trouble with a subject.

A court officer told police that he had a prisoner in custody for attempting to escape the court during his arraignment.

During the arraignment, the court officer told police that the man was advised that he had to post bond or face jail time.

Upon hearing this news, the man ran out of the courtroom, down the escalator, and out the north doors into the parking lot, where he jumped into the back seat of a vehicle.

The man was apprehended and taken into custody.


Woman causes accident, goes to IHOP
BERKLEY — A 36-year-old Harper Woods woman was arrested for open intoxicants in a motor vehicle at around 6:43 a.m. Jan. 12 at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and West 12 Mile Road.

According to the report, police were dispatched to the area for a report of an abandoned vehicle. Police found a vehicle in the far right turn lane of southbound Woodward with its hazard lights activated that had suffered severe front end damage. The inside contained multiple open alcohol containers, including one liquor bottle behind the driver’s seat. Debris could be found in several lanes of the road.

Officers went across the street to a nearby IHOP in Royal Oak, where the driver was located. She reportedly said she had hit another vehicle and then pulled over, stating that she didn’t know what to do. Police had her take a preliminary breath test, on which she blew a 0.16 percent blood alcohol content. When asked about the liquor bottles in her vehicle, the woman reportedly did not deny them, shrugged and looked away from the officer.

She was arrested for open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and also given a citation for failing to report an accident. A search of her purse also led to police reportedly finding another open bottle of liquor.


Woman bilked in Social Security phone scam
TROY — A woman who lives near John R and Long Lake roads reported to police that a man who claimed he was “Patrick Dawson” from the U.S. Social Security Administration office in Baltimore phoned her Jan. 14 and said that there were two warrants for her arrest.

According to the police report, the man told her that he would suspend the warrants if she paid money to do so, and he asked for her banking information, which she provided.

She said that she was then turned over to someone named “Jeffrey Tribiano,” who convinced her to withdraw $2,000, then $100 in bitcoins.

Police said he then asked her to purchase gift cards from Apple, Target and Google Play totaling $12,500 and to give him the serial numbers, which she did.

According to the police report, the Target gift cards were used at stores in Madison Heights and Tigard, Oregon.

The victim was told to mail the gift cards to the office in Baltimore.

Police said she was having difficulty doing so and asked a friend to help her, and the friend told her that she was being scammed.

The victim told police that she had been on the phone with the scammers nonstop for over seven hours.


Man assaulted during bathroom weed fight
SOUTHFIELD — A bathroom fight over marijuana broke out at a local restaurant in January.

At around 11:21 p.m. Jan. 21, officers were dispatched to a bar and restaurant in the 26000 block of Evergreen Road on a report of a fight in progress.

When officers arrived, they saw a man trying to get into the restaurant, but there were several people holding him back.

Officers intervened and told the suspect to stop, police said, but he refused their demands and kept trying to get back into the restaurant.

Police had to use necessary force to take the suspect to the ground and handcuff him.

The manager from the establishment told officers that the man had assaulted another subject inside the restaurant, and management did not want the suspect allowed back inside.

Police tracked down the victim, who said the suspect had asked him for some marijuana while they were in the bathroom, and the victim told him he didn’t have any.

The victim told police the suspect kept asking him for marijuana, then allegedly assaulted him. During the alleged assault, the victim’s watch fell to the floor, and the suspect allegedly picked it up and fled the restaurant.

The suspect was arrested for assault and battery, resisting and obstructing, and larceny from a person.


Woman cashes check stolen from police vehicle
CLAWSON — At approximately 4:47 p.m. Jan. 23, a Clawson police officer submitted a report that stated that a fraudulent check had been written and posted from his business checking account Dec. 24.

According to the report, the $3,200 check was cashed by a 25-year-old Mount Clemens woman with the memo “refund,” although the officer had never met the woman.

The officer noted that the check had been stolen from the center console of his vehicle at some point, likely while he was parked in the city parking lot, and that he did not notice the theft immediately because he rarely uses the checkbook.

He wrote that his vehicle normally is locked, but there were no signs of forced entry and sometimes while working at the Police Department, he “occasionally (accesses) things from inside the car and could have possibly failed to secure it.”

According to the report, the officer contacted his bank, which began the process to reimburse the funds.


Men scuffle in parking lot after pickup nearly strikes pedestrians
TROY — Police were called to the Walmart store at 2001 W. Maple Road just after 3 p.m. Jan. 26 on a report that two men were fighting in the parking lot.

A man told police that he had gotten into a verbal altercation with the driver of a white Chevrolet pickup truck after the driver reportedly drove erratically through the parking lot, allegedly nearly striking several vehicles and pedestrians.

The man said he rolled down the window of the U-Haul truck he was driving and told the driver of the pickup truck, who had exited his vehicle, to slow down.

According to the police report, the pickup driver took exception to the comment, and the two exchanged words.

The pickup driver, 27, from Macomb Township, reportedly grabbed an object from inside his truck and approached the man, swinging the object through the open driver’s side door of the U-Haul truck, missing him.

The man told police he exited the U-Haul and tackled to the ground and held the Macomb Township man, who reportedly spit in his face.

According to the police report, the U-Haul driver head-butted the Macomb Township man, and the fighting stopped.

The U-Haul driver was transported from the scene to a hospital for medical treatment, according to the police report.

Police said the Macomb Township man refused to speak to police without an attorney.

Police reportedly found a loose silver weight on the ground where the fight had occurred, matching several weights found in the pickup truck.

Officers issued the Macomb Township man a misdemeanor citation for assault and battery, then released him from the scene.


Woman arrested for allegedly driving drunk
BERKLEY — A public safety officer arrested a 43-year-old Farmington Hills woman for operating while intoxicated at 1:56 a.m. Feb. 3 near the intersection of Woodward Avenue and West 11 Mile Road.

According to the report, police noticed that the driver of a gray sedan was following a white minivan too closely. The sedan then crossed over the lane dividers several times, eventually speeding up after the van cleared the lane.

After pulling over the vehicle, the officer detected that the driver had slurred speech and red, watery eyes. While looking for her license, which the officer pointed out in plain sight, she said she had a lot in the vehicle without saying what she was talking about. When asked what she had, she said “no drugs.” She said she didn’t believe she was driving in the manner described, and was driving as a result of the aggressive driver behind her. The report noted that the officer didn’t observe any vehicles behind her prior to the traffic stop.

The woman was argumentative when asked to give a preliminary breath test and ended up not submitting one. She said she didn’t have any drinks. When the officer said they believed her to be well over the legal limit, she reportedly said she “may very well be.” She was placed under arrest soon after.


Locker room thieves arrested
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — With the assistance of the Troy Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, Bloomfield Township police officers arrested two subjects in connection with a larceny from a building and credit card fraud Feb. 15.

The two men were reportedly observed visiting multiple LA Fitness locations, including the one at 2050 S. Telegraph Road, where they reportedly entered the men’s locker rooms and stole personal items from unsecured lockers.

The two men then allegedly went to a video game store and attempted to purchase a gaming console with one of the stolen credit cards, but officers were able to interrupt the transaction, and the subjects, a 19-year-old Ferndale man and a 19-year-old Detroit man, were arrested. They’re due to appear in court this week.


Police administer opioid reversal drug to man in church parking lot
TROY — Police responded to the parking lot of Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester Road, at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 on a report that two people were passed out in a silver 2001 Toyota Sequoia.

According to the police report, police arrived to find the vehicle in drive and the driver’s foot on the brake.

Police said they positioned their vehicles in front of and behind the SUV in an attempt to safely awaken the driver, a 22-year-old Lake Orion man, but they could not wake him.

However, the front seat passenger awoke and reportedly told police that the driver and passenger had both snorted heroin and Etizolam, a prescription drug that is illegal in the U.S.

Police said the driver was turning blue and had very shallow breathing. Officers administered three nasal doses of naloxone to the man, which revived him, according to the police report.

The driver was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Police reportedly found suspected heroin in a pack of cigarettes inside the vehicle.

Police said they planned to file charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of narcotics, pending the results of a blood test.


Man tries to light crack pipe during arrest
SOUTHFIELD — A man tried to take one last toke before being arrested in February.

At around 1:42 a.m. Feb. 22, officers working as a double unit discovered a vehicle with an expired license plate in the area of Telegraph and Eight Mile roads.

Once the vehicle was stopped, the officers began their investigation. When the driver was questioned, the officers said they immediately noticed that the driver was sweating, twitching and seemed nervous.

During the questioning, police said, the driver attempted to light a crack pipe filled with suspected crack.

The officers immediately ordered the man from his vehicle, but he refused to exit and continued to try and light his crack pipe.

An evidence technician photographed and collected evidence from the scene, and field-tested the suspected crack cocaine. It came back positive for possible presence of cocaine.

Eventually, the officers were able to take control of the man and removed him from his vehicle. He was taken into custody for possession of cocaine and resisting and obstructing police.


Man makes threats over inoperable security system
SOUTHFIELD — A man installing a new security system at the apartments in the 22000 block of Civic Center Drive at 7:34 p.m. Feb. 25 told police that a resident had threatened him.

After the man removed the old system and installed the new system, the resident said he did not want the new system and demanded that the old one be put back in.

Police said the victim reinstalled the old system, but couldn’t get it to start up again.

At this point, the customer became irate. The victim said he felt threatened and attempted to leave the apartment, but the resident blocked the doorway and told him he couldn’t leave until he fixed the old system.

When the victim pulled out his phone to call 911, the customer took the victim’s phone, which resulted in a “brief physical encounter,” police said.

The victim was able to flee the situation and called 911 from a neighbor’s apartment.

Officers arrived and interviewed both parties.

Police said the resident admitted to stopping the worker from leaving and taking his cellphone. He also hid the victim’s tools in one of his closets.

All of the tools were recovered, and the suspect was arrested for larceny and interference with a telecommunication device, police said.


Man falls asleep in stranger’s car
FARMINGTON — A man decided to take a quick snooze in someone else’s car.

At around 6:25 a.m. March 8, Farmington officers were dispatched to the 23000 block of Orchard Lake Road on a report of a suspicious person. The reporting party told police that an unknown man was sitting in her car.

After police arrived, they made contact with the man, who said he had been walking home after drinking at a local bar and attempted to go to a family member’s house nearby.

The man told police that he went to the wrong house and decided to sleep in a vehicle.

He was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and was lodged at the Farmington jail.


Stolen truck carrying pooper scoopers leads police on chase
HAZEL PARK/DETROIT — On Friday, March 8, at around 7:30 a.m., the Detroit Police Department was contacted by the employer of a pooper scooper business, who said that one of his employees had been jumped and carjacked by two men.

The vehicle, a white 2012 Chevrolet Colorado with tinted windows, had an onboard GPS system that police used to track it from where it was stolen in the area of Archdale Street on Detroit’s west side.

Police chased the vehicle, which was carrying a variety of pooper scooper tools, through the area of East Canfield Street and Interstate 75, where the driver is said to have briefly stopped, exited and re-entered the vehicle.

The chase continued along northbound I-75 just past Nine Mile Road, at which point the driver lost control of the vehicle, spun out across multiple lanes of traffic and came to a stop.

It appears that there was only one suspect in the vehicle. He stepped out of the vehicle and led police on a foot chase before being apprehended a short distance away.

The Michigan State Police assisted in the arrest.


Witness takes keys from woman driving erratically in parking lot
TROY — A witness told police that a woman was driving a black 2008 Ford Escape recklessly through the parking lot of a commercial center at 1819 E. Big Beaver Road, at John R Road, just after 9:30 p.m. March 11.

The woman reportedly drove through a red light, then recklessly through the parking lot, nearly striking several youths who were walking in the lot.

According to the police report, the woman drove over a parking block, which almost caused her to strike a building.

Police said the witness took the driver’s keys from her and contacted the Police Department.

The driver, a 48-year-old Rochester Hills woman, reportedly smelled of alcohol and failed sobriety tests. She blew a 0.23 percent blood alcohol content on a breath test and was arrested for drunken driving.


Traffic maneuver damages vehicle
FARMINGTON HILLS — A 50-year-old Farmington Hills woman reported to police that her vehicle sustained damage at around 8 a.m. March 11 in the 32800 block of Middlebelt Road when a driver attempted to squeeze between lanes.

The woman told police that she was headed northbound on Middlebelt Road and had entered the right-turn lane for Hillel Day School when the driver of the vehicle behind her became irate and scratched her car by trying to squeeze past her.

She said that he also struck her left front bumper, possibly intentionally.

She and her passenger were not injured. She gave the suspect’s license plate number to police.


Explicit online photos spark demand for money
TROY — Police said someone exchanged explicit photos online through WhatsApp at 1 a.m. March 12 in the 2000 block of John R Road.

After the photos were sent, the recipient reportedly demanded $800 in return for not sharing them with the victim’s friends and family.

The victim did not comply with the demand, according to the police report.


Man ticketed for drinking, taken to hospital
FARMINGTON HILLS — A 61-year-old Farmington Hills man was issued a citation for being intoxicated and disorderly at around 2 p.m. March 13 in the area of Grand River Avenue and Middlebelt Road.

Police responded to several 911 calls about a man falling into traffic and appearing highly intoxicated.

The person was said to be carrying an open bottle of alcohol. Officers located the man lying on the sidewalk. When officers attended to the man, he began yelling expletives at them. He was unable to stand without assistance.

Officers took him to Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, where he yelled profanities at the hospital staff, according to a police report.


Man arrested for disorderly conduct in police lobby
SOUTHFIELD — A man threatened police at their headquarters in March.

At around 2:34 p.m. March 14, an officer was working at the Police Department’s front desk when a man entered the lobby.

Police said the man seemed irate, and he had his hands in his pockets.

The man stepped in front of a resident that the officer was helping and yelled, “Arrest me!”

When the officer asked the man why he should be arrested, the man said, “’Cause I’m going to whoop your ass,” and continued to threaten the officer.

The officer at the desk then notified dispatchers, and several officers responded to the lobby and took the man into custody for disorderly conduct.

Police said the man was highly intoxicated. He refused to go to the hospital and refused to give officers his name.

The incident and the suspect were under investigation, police said.


Caller reports ‘suspicious’ candidate
CLAWSON — At approximately 7:07 p.m. March 18, a caller reported that a man with a beard and a brown coat was carrying “some kind of sign” and chasing after customers outside of Leon & Lulu, 96 W. 14 Mile Road, west of Main Street, according to the police report.

The caller last saw the man walking behind the business after he reportedly walked into a tree and fell down, according to the report.

Responding officers made contact with the subject, who was holding a sign with his name on it, in the city’s northwest parking lot. The man explained that he was running for Congress and was trying to bring attention to his name. Police advised him to make sure he stayed on public property and not harass anyone as they left an event at the business.

The man agreed, said he had not intentionally bothered anyone and told police that he was leaving, as the event was over, according police.


Police find drunken driver naked from waist down
TROY — Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane of northbound Rochester Road, south of Player Drive, near Square Lake Road, just after 6 a.m. March 22.

According to the police report, a blue 2009 Chrysler 200 was missing its passenger-side tires, had a broken front tie rod and was leaking oil.

Police believe the vehicle struck a curb at a high rate of speed before arriving at the spot where it was found.

The driver, a 30-year-old Sterling Heights man, reportedly was naked from the waist down.

Police said he smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking alcohol two and a half hours prior. The driver failed sobriety tests, which he performed with a towel wrapped around his waist, and blew a 0.165 percent blood alcohol content on a breath test.

He was arrested and charged with drunken driving.


Driver with warrants flees scene
BERKLEY — A traffic stop by Berkley police led to a vehicle fleeing the scene at 11:13 p.m. March 23 near the intersection of West 11 Mile and Scotia roads.

According to the police report, police pulled over a black 2008 Ford Escape after they found that it had no insurance. A law enforcement database search of the driver, a 25-year-old Detroit man, showed that his license was expired or suspended and that he had multiple warrants.

Police requested that the man step out of his vehicle. The man appeared confused and asked why, to which police said that he had warrants for his arrest. An officer reportedly noticed that the man slowly started to give his possessions, such as his phone, wallet and a large sum of cash, to his girlfriend. The man pleaded with police to let his girlfriend drive.

While an officer was talking to another officer, the Escape fled the scene at a high rate of speed, police said. Police pursued the vehicle, which they said continued to run red lights. Officers reportedly terminated the pursuit due to the dangerous speeds and concerns for the safety of the public. Police said that they also knew the identity of the driver, as he had left his identification with officers.


Lip-shaped couch stolen
ROCHESTER HILLS — A red couch shaped like human lips was stolen from the backyard of a home in the 1100 block of Concord Road sometime between March 24 and 25.

The couch was valued at $1,100.


Passenger sips beer during traffic stop
BIRMINGHAM — An officer pulled over a vehicle at Sheffield Road and Penistone Street at 10 p.m. March 26 for driving through a stop sign.

The driver, a 31-year-old Hazel Park man, was found to be under the influence of marijuana. The passenger, a 29-year-old Birmingham man, was reportedly drinking a can of beer while talking to the officer.

The driver was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs, and the passenger was arrested for having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.


Drunken man punches officer
BIRMINGHAM — Officers were dispatched to Leo’s Coney Island, 200 S. Old Woodward Ave., at around 2 a.m. March 30 in response to reports of a fight in progress between customers.

When officers arrived, they found three men fighting and determined that the men were intoxicated.

The three men — a 39-year-old from West Bloomfield, a 28-year-old from Wixom and a 27-year-old from Northville — reportedly resisted arrest, and the Northville man struck an officer in the face.

He was arrested for aggravated/felonious assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. The Wixom man was cited for disorderly conduct, and the West Bloomfield man was cited for assault and battery, as well as disorderly conduct.


Man blows air horn in neighbor’s ear
BERKLEY — The Public Safety Department was called to a reported assault at 10:46 a.m. March 31 in the 2400 block of Royal Avenue, in the area of Catalpa Drive and Greenfield Road.

According to the report, a 32-year-old Berkley man told police that he and his girlfriend went to breakfast that morning in his vehicle, which is loud and has aggravated his neighbors in the past. The man said that as he was pulling into his driveway, his neighbor, a 61-year-old Berkley man, came out and started yelling at him for revving the engine. He said the older neighbor called him multiple profane names and then blew an air horn in his ear.

The neighbor told police that he had become upset with the loudness of the vehicle and felt that the driver revved the engine on purpose because he knows it upsets him.

Police advised both men to stay away from each other and to call the department if any situations arise again.


Man drives through accident scene on Northwestern Highway
SOUTHFIELD — Police were working at an accident scene on southbound Northwestern Highway at around 1:35 p.m. April 5 when a man drove through the scene.

Police said the accident scene was clearly marked, with multiple police vehicles with overhead lights on blocking the three left lanes of the highway. There were also multiple flares set up around the accident scene, police said.

Police said a man in a black Dodge Avenger drove past the flares and into the middle of the accident scene.

Officers ordered the driver to stop and back his vehicle out of the accident scene into a nearby parking lot. Police said the driver was told several times to do this before he actually did.

Once police made contact with the driver, he acted “extremely agitated” toward the officers and refused to hand over his driver’s license. Once he finally handed the license over, he ripped it out of the officer’s hand.

The man was ordered to get out of his vehicle, but he refused.  Officers eventually had to remove the man from his vehicle, and he was taken into custody for resisting and obstructing officers.

The man was also issued a violation for entering an accident scene.


Watch stolen from car
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Officers responded to Sushi Hana, located at 42656 Woodward Ave., April 6 on a report of a theft from a vehicle.

The victim said his $3,000 Tag Heuer watch was missing from his vehicle after his shift, and he suspected that a co-worker may be responsible.

Officers located and later arrested that co-worker, a 20-year-old Pontiac man, who was allegedly wearing the watch at the time he was taken into custody.


Letters stolen from vehicle
SOUTHFIELD — Between 6 and 7:23 p.m. April 15, a man told police, the letters X and O were taken from his 2016 Ford Explorer, which was parked at an office building in the 24000 block of Northwestern Highway.

There are no suspects, police said.


More than 100 medical devices missing
BERKLEY — A larceny at 28105 Woodward Ave. was reported to the Public Safety Department at 11:04 a.m. April 26.

According to the police report, the larceny happened between March 1 and April 26. Beaumont Home Medical Equipment alerted police that 145 CPAP devices were missing or stolen. CPAP devices help treat sleep apnea.

Beaumont said it believed that 145 devices had been delivered to the Berkley location and were being sold to customers, but an inventory check revealed that there were no sales transactions and none of the equipment could be located. Beaumont believes that an employee or employees might be taking the devices and selling them to a third party, police said.


Homeless woman reportedly punches teen in face in public restroom
TROY — Police said a woman punched a 14-year-old girl in the face for no reason as the girl was washing her hands in the bathroom of JCPenney, 700 W. 14 Mile Road, just after 3 p.m. May 4.

The teen left the bathroom and told her aunt what had happened, according to the police report.

Police identified a 41-year-old woman walking southbound on the grass on the west side of John R Road as a suspect.

The woman, who is homeless, reportedly told police that a group of people at the store were in a gang called the Snakes and they followed her and yelled at her.

Police said she denied hitting anyone and said that if police spoke to the girl who was crying, the girl would lie and say the woman had hit her.

Paramedics arrived and transported the suspect to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. Assault charges were a possibility.


Driver charged with open intox in a motor vehicle
FARMINGTON — During routine patrol May 12, a Farmington public safety officer witnessed a suspicious vehicle parked behind the Freedom Gateway Church at approximately midnight.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he found a male and a partially dressed female occupying the vehicle. After further questioning and investigation, the officer also found the female to be in possession of an open box of wine.

The officer issued the female an open intoxicants  citation, and both subjects were released at the scene.


Drunken man crashes into dumpster
SOUTHFIELD — At around 1:51 a.m. May 17, a resident called police and advised that they heard screeching tires and what sounded like a vehicle striking a dumpster near the 25000 block of Eight Mile Road.

When officers arrived, they found a black Mercedes parked off the roadway on the grass with heavy front end damage.

The driver was investigated for driving under the influence and was arrested.


Cable guy caught drunken driving
TROY — A man on Boulder Drive, near Wattles Road and Coolidge Highway, told police that the technician installing cable TV at his home just after 2 p.m. May 28 smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and sat in his work van for long periods of time.

Police found the 2013 Chevrolet Express van across the street from the home with the engine running and the 41-year-old Warren man passed out in the driver’s seat, according to the police report.

After several attempts, police awakened him. The inside of the van smelled of alcohol, according to the police report.

The man reportedly refused to take sobriety tests or a breath test and was arrested. He was transported to the Troy Police Department, where he again reportedly refused to take a breath test. He was charged with drunken driving pending a court-ordered blood test.


Business owner reports bricks stolen
FARMINGTON — A Farmington business owner called the police May 29 at approximately 7:30 p.m. to report that approximately 130 brick pavers were stolen from the patio of a local restaurant.

Restaurant employees told police they saw a blue Kia Sedona driving in the area on a handful of occasions, and they provided police with a license plate for the suspected vehicle.

Police said a man in his 50s was observed putting the bricks in the passenger side of the Kia.

A detective was assigned to the case to follow up and confirm the identity of the suspect.


Police break up party with 85 minors
BERKLEY — A 47-year-old Berkley woman was arrested for allegedly contributing to the delinquency of minors and having an open house party with underage drinking in connection with a party attended by more than 85 minors at 10:29 p.m. June 1 in the 2000 block of Buckingham Road, near 11 Mile Road and Coolidge highway.

According to the report, officers received an anonymous tip of an underage party, where one juvenile reportedly had passed out for a period of time. Some girls also were seen on the roof of the home, according to the report.

When officers arrived, minors could be seen in the driveway and backyard of the residence. When public safety officers made themselves known, the youths scattered into the home to alert others of the police presence, with some climbing fences to run away. Some were contained and gathered into the house.

The lone adult woman at the home said she was supposed to have help and was watching the party that was there for her daughter’s birthday. There were more than 85 juveniles in the home between the ages of 14 and 16, according to the report. Numerous opened and unopened containers of beer and liquor were found throughout the home, and there were two piles of vomit near the bar in the basement, police said.

The juveniles contacted their parents, to whom they were turned over at the scene.


Man runs after sentencing
ROCHESTER HILLS — A 33-year-old man from Pontiac faces two additional charges after fleeing from a court in Rochester Hills following his sentencing.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the man was sentenced by 52-3 District Court Judge Nancy Carniak to serve 90 days in the Oakland County Jail for disorderly conduct and retail fraud at 10:49 a.m. June 4.

But when a deputy from the Rochester Hills substation arrived, the man fled from the courthouse.

Multiple deputies pursued the subject on foot and apprehended him inside a wooded area in front of the Rochester Hills substation, which is attached to the courthouse.

No one was injured, according to reports.

The man was transported to the Oakland County Jail and faces possible charges of escaping lawful custody, and resisting and obstructing a police officer.


Bar slap reported
BIRMINGHAM — Officers were dispatched to 220 Merrill restaurant, at 220 E. Merrill St., around midnight June 7 on a report of an altercation.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a 42-year-old West Bloomfield man had argued with another man in the restaurant, then allegedly slapped him on the back of the head.

He was arrested for assault and battery, and disorderly person.


Woman driving wrong way found with crystal meth
TROY — Police stopped a 41-year-old Clawson woman who was reportedly driving a silver 2015 Chevrolet Trax LS the wrong way through a turnaround on southbound Rochester Road, west of Stephenson Highway, just before 10:45 p.m. June 8.

According to the police report, she was unable to provide her driver’s license. Police determined it was suspended.

Police reportedly found a thermos in the vehicle that was 3/4 full of alcohol; a purse containing three syringes, two of them filled with liquid; a glass pipe used to smoke narcotics; a plastic bag of crystal methamphetamine; and an unlabeled pill bottle containing Neurontin.

The woman was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license, second or subsequent offense; transporting open alcohol in a motor vehicle; possession of methamphetamine; possession of crystal methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Man helps duo make off with possessions
SOUTHFIELD — A man told police that he had just returned to his apartment in the 26000 block of 12 Mile Road at around midnight June 10 after being gone for a few weeks when he saw a small U-Haul truck near his door wall.

The man told police the truck was occupied by a man and a woman, and he approached them to see what was going on.

The occupants of the truck told the man that they had just helped someone move out of an apartment on the second floor, and they got stuck trying to turn around.

The man helped push the U-Haul, but it remained stuck. A silver flatbed truck arrived and was able to get the U-Haul off the grass.

After the subjects left, the man said he noticed that the metal security rod was pointing down on his door wall, and he could easily open the door.

He then looked around his apartment and discovered that several items were missing.

Police believe the people in the U-Haul were responsible for the thefts.

Missing from the apartment was an XBox and controller, a couch, a child’s electric four-wheeler toy, and a 14-inch boy’s bicycle.

An evidence technician processed the scene.


Scammer calls cab in ruse to collect bogus contest winnings
TROY — A woman on John R Road reported to police that she received a phone call at noon June 18 from someone saying the woman had won a large sum of money and needed to pay $2,000 to collect it.

When she told the caller she doesn’t drive, the caller reportedly called a cab to take her to her bank.

Police said the cab arrived and drove her to her bank, where bank employees realized the woman was being scammed. They prevented her from sending any money.

She did have to pay for the $75 cab ride to the bank, according to the police report.


Ex-employee returns for rumble at 220
BIRMINGHAM — An officer was on patrol at 2 a.m. June 21 near 220 restaurant, 220 E. Merrill St., when she heard yelling and profanities coming from the facility’s Rose Room entrance.

A former employee, a 32-year-old Detroit man, was attempting to fight the manager and bouncers. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.


Woman pitches food tray at restaurant employee
TROY — The manager of the Burger King restaurant at 35 E. 14 Mile Road reported to police that a woman had purchased food just after 3:45 p.m. June 29 and asked for condiments.

When she was told that the condiments could be found in the condiment bar, the woman reportedly threw her tray of food at the manager, striking her.

The woman left, and police responded to the scene but were unable to locate her, according to the police report.

Police said the manager planned to press assault charges.