Police: Drunk Driver Caught on Woodward, Man Ticketed for Urinating Outside Movie Theater

The following information was supplied by the Birmingham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Check out the latest reports from the Birmingham Police Department:

Troy woman arrested for drunk driving near Woodward and Adams

Birmingham police arrested a 23-year-old Troy woman on a drunken driving charge last Saturday. According to police reports, officers observed the woman's car driving northbound on Woodward near South Adams at about 2 a.m. According to the officer, both the woman's front and rear passenger side tires were flat.

When police pulled her over, the woman failed several sobriety tests and was taken into custody, reports state. The woman was held until sober, posted bond and was later released. Blood results are still pending a toxicology report from the Michigan State Police Crime Lab and police are still unsure what happened to the woman's tires.

Pontiac woman tries to walk out of Kroger with four bottles of liquor

A 62-year-old Pontiac woman was arrested for allegedly stealing liquor from Kroger last Saturday. According to police reports, Kroger employees watched the woman put four bottles of liquor under some newspapers and try to leave the store without paying. The woman was detained, arrested and later charged with first-degree retail fraud in 48th District Court.

Flat screen TV taken during home invasion on Graten

Birmingham detectives are investigating after someone broke into a house on the 500 block of Graten last Thursday, Nov. 8. The incident occurred between 7:45 a.m. and 10:20 p.m., police say, with the intruder forcing in through a garage door. A flat screen TV and several other electronics were taken.

Kindle, cut-off saws taken from vehicles parked in garages, parking lots

Several items were reported stolen from vehicles in Birmingham last weekend. Sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 and 12:30 a.m. Friday, a Kindle Fire tablet and Magellan GPS were stolen from a vehicle parked in the North Old Woodward Parking Structure, police reports state. There was no sign of forced entry and the owner isn't sure if their car was locked.

Meanwhile, sometime between Friday, Nov. 9 and Tuesday, someone tampered with a toolbox sitting in a work vehicle at the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena. Two cut-off saws were stolen, police reports state.

Also happening in a city parking garage, police received a call on Nov. 9 that sometime between 6-9:45 p.m., someone had keyed the passenger side of their vehicle in the Peabody Street Parking Structure.

Cash taken from Christian Science Reading Room

Police are investigating after someone stole cash from the Christian Science Reading Room last week. According to reports, employees told police someone took a small amount of cash from the cash register between 11 a.m. and noon on Nov. 7. At the time, the employees were away from the front desk area.

Police catch St. Clair Shores man with his pants down

A St. Clair Shores man is awaiting a court appearance after he was caught urinating in public near the Palladium 12 Theatre. According to police reports, dispatchers using surveillance cameras caught the 25-year-old urinating on the wall of the Palladium at about 2 a.m. Sunday. Officers found the man and gave him a ticket.

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.

R Jeppostol November 17, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Any word on which establishment the lady was drinking at? I seem to remember that if any drunk driver had been drinking at SOUTH Bar, this information would be in the title of a front page article on the patch.
R Jeppostol November 17, 2012 at 07:48 PM
And no doubt the perv dispatcher was licking his chops.
Margaret Betts November 20, 2012 at 03:31 PM
That's probably you licking your chops, not our professional dispatchers.


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