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Detroit Men Arrested in Birmingham With Car Full of Drugs, Alcohol and Knives, and More

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:

Couple tries to steal cart full of Red Bull, police say

Police are looking for two suspects after CVS employees said a man and woman tried to steal a shopping cart full of Red Bull energy drinks from the drugstore Wednesday. According to store employees, the couple were both approximately 30-40 years old.

As the couple tried to wheel the shopping cart out the rear door of CVS around 2 p.m., police reports say the manager confronted them and asked for a receipt. According to police, they then left the store and drove away in an older model silver Grand Am, with a possible license plate of CUM6972.

Detroit men found with drugs, alcohol, knives

Two Detroit men were arrested early Saturday morning after they were found driving around Birmingham in a car full of illegal drugs, weapons and alcohol. The men, both 19 years old, were pulled over near Woodward and Ruffner around 3 a.m. Saturday.

According to police reports, they were found in possesson of marijuana, cocaine, an open bottle of liquor, an open can of beer, three knives and a pellet gun. Both were arrested for narcotics possession.

Shelby Township, West Bloomfield residents arrested for drunk driving

This will kill your holiday buzz fast: two drunk drivers were arrested by Birmingham Police this week.

The first was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday near Maple and Cambridge. The driver, a 32-year-old man from Shelby Township, was pulled over for driving erratically and placed under arrest after he was found under the influence of alcohol.

The second was arrested only a few hours later, around 5 a.m. near Maple and Woodward. The woman, a 22-year-old from West Bloomfield, was also pulled over for driving erratically and arrested for drinking and driving.

House on Humphrey egged for third time

Now, that's not how you express "goodwill towards men." Police say a home on the 600 block of Humphrey was "egged" for the third time in four months sometime between 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 and noon on Sunday, Dec. 23. There are no suspects or witnesses in the case.

Michigan State sign taken from front yard

Maybe the thieves were Michigan fans? A large metal Michigan State University sign was taken from the front yard of a home on the 300 block of Bryn Mawr sometime between 9 p.m. Friday and midnight Saturday, police say. There are no suspects at this time.

Beverly Hills man caught breaking windows at parking garage

Birmingham Police arrested a 20-year-old man from Beverly Hills after he was caught breaking the windows of a car parked in the Pierce Street Parking Garage. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, police say. Police say several items taken from the vandalized vehicle were found in the man's car.

Resident suspects contractor in jewelry theft

A resident on the 1100 block of Buckingham suspects a building contractor may have stolen her jewelry, a police report reads. According to police, the woman reported jewelry had been taken from her jewelry box sometime between Saturday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 22. A private contractor, she said, had been in home recently.

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.

dadof4 December 28, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Has the crime rate in Bham increased over the years or are we simply informed more because of the internet?
ClassAct4 December 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I would encourage residents to review the 2011 Police Report on the City's website. Crime rates in 2011 were below rates for 2009, even with 4 less sworn officers on duty. (29 in 2011 versus 33 in 2009) Property crimes are problematic. Considering Birmingham attracts many visitors on a daily basis, this is to be expected. Residents need to be vigilent, and report suspect activity to the police.
Lashawn Redeagle December 28, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I agree Dad of 4. If the criminals were black we'd here a lot more about it. My sister was once profiled while PAYING for items at Birmingham Rite Aid.
Racer Boy December 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Let's deal with relevant facts here: Birmingham had the 3rd HIGHEST increase in property crimes in all of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties. Only Dearborn Heights and Wayne, MI had larger increases. In addition, only 2 cities in Oakland county had an increase in violent crime...Birmingham had the greatest increase...the other city with the increase was Madison Heights. Anyone who thnks this is good news or representative of good police work needs to do some homework.

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