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Friday, January 23, 2015

City of Bloomfield Hills Weekly Public Safety Report.

Message From The Chief

chief hendricksonThe City of Bloomfield Hills is committed to providing the highest level of public safety service. Our officers are cross trained as certified police officers, fire fighters and medical first responders. This combination allows us to respond to our residents effectively, efficiently and faster than traditional police and fire departments who operate independently and are not cross trained. Our mission is to protect and improve the quality of life of our citizens by providing public safety services in a courteous, professional, and respectful manner. Effective public safety service requires a partnership between the community and the public safety department. Our core values which include accountability, integrity, respect and teamwork support this community partnership concept. The BHDPS will strive to maintain our quality of public service through leadership, training, and commitment to the safety and peace of mind of our residents and visitors

Week of Jan 22 Nothing to report this week.

Week of Jan 15 Nothing to report this week.

On 12/25/2014 officers responded to an address in the 1800 block of Rathmoor Road on a Carbon Monoxide Alarm.  Police and fire units utilized monitoring devices to assess levels of carbon monoxide in the residence, which were elevated.  The source of the problem was tracked to a faulty heat unit in the attached garage.  The unit was put out of service until it could be repaired.  The home was cleared of carbon monoxide and units cleared the scene.  There were no reports of ill effects to the residents.

On December 18, at approximately noon, officers were dispatched to First Merit Bank, 39520 Woodward on a report of a person attempting to pass a fraudulent check.  Upon arrival officers encountered a female leaving the bank, and were told by bank employees that this female was the person attempting to pass the fraudulent check. 

Contact was made with a 50 year old Warren MI female who was found to still be in possession of the alleged fraudulent check.  A records check on the female revealed that she had outstanding warrants from agencies in the area.  She was taken into custody on those warrants.

Investigation into the check she had in possession showed that the Saginaw MI business that the check was to be drawn against had received several notifications on this date that persons were cashing similar checks against their account in this area at several bank branches.

The report was forwarded to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for review, and a one count warrant for Uttering and Publishing was authorized against the woman.  Court action is pending at the 48th District Court.

On December 12, 2014 at 11:31 a.m. units of this agency were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Lone Pine on a house alarm.  Upon arrival the officers discovered that unknown person(s) had broken out a window and entered the residence.  Once inside the officers discovered that the house had been ransacked.  

During this investigation, a call was received from a resident in the 800 block of Ridgewood stating that his home had been broken into.  Officers responded to that scene as well, finding that unknown person(s) had made entry through a door and ransacked the interior of the home.  It was obvious to the homeowner that several items were missing from each residence.  A witness came forward for the Ridgewood and another witness came forward for the Lone Pine address and provided information that led investigators to notify area departments to watch for a red mini-van occupied by two young white males.  This van was seen at the addresses by the witnesses during the times when the Home Invasions were thought to have occurred.

Moments after the notice was issued, Beverly Hills Public Safety Officers were dispatched to a Home Invasion in progress in their city.  The suspects fled the scene in a red mini-van.  After a short vehicle chase, a 20 year old woman from Taylor was taken into custody.  The driver of the van, a 24 year old Warren man fled from the vehicle and was found hiding in a storage shed a short time later by officers.  The third suspect, a 25 year old Roseville man was taken into custody in the lobby of a nearby business after a tracking dog was utilized.

The van that the three were using was found to have items taken from homes in Beverly Hills, and Bloomfield Hills. 
The three suspects have been formally charged for the Beverly Hills Home Invasions and charges are pending in the Bloomfield Hills cases.

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