Police: St. Clair Shores Man Was Driving Drunk, Had Hidden Knife In His Pocket
The following information was supplied by the Birmingham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
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Man had two knives hidden in pockets, police say
Birmingham police arrested a St. Clair Shores man last weekend not only on drunk driving charges but for carrying two concealed knives as well.
The man was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 near the intersection of South Old Woodward and Brown. Police pulled him over, reports state, because he was driving without his headlights on.
Police reports say the man was under the influence of alcohol and, according to officers, he was founding carrying a concealed knife in his left breast pocket and a folding knife in his back right pocket. After his arrest, he was held on bond until sober.
Watch, cash stolen from YMCA locker
A watch and $80 in cash was stolen from a locker at the Birmingham Family YMCA last week, police say. According to police reports, the missing money and watch was discovered around noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The combination lock on the locker had also been stolen, police say. There are no witnesses or suspects.
Thief strips catalytic converter off car parked at Gasow
A woman reported that someone stole the catalytic converter off her car last week. According to police reports, the woman's car was parked in the Gasow Veterinary Hospital lot off Woodward between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14.
Police have no suspects at this time though catalytic converter thefts aren't new to the Birmingham-Bloomfield area. Another converter was reportedly cut off a car parked on Derby Road in early December, police say — an incident that was similar to a string of catalytic converter thefts in Bloomfield Township in late fall.
The converters, which are used to filter an engine's emissions, are commonly targeted by thieves because of the valuable metal components inside, such as platinum or palladium, authorities said.
Troy teen arrested on drug charges
A Troy teen was arrested last weekend on drug possession charges. According to reports, the 18-year-old woman was pulled over on Peabody, near Brown, for driving erratically around 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Police discovered marijuana and other drug parahernalia in her car, reports state.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents can call the Birmingham Police Department at 248-530-1889. If you have any questions about this report, email Laura.Houser@Patch.com.