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Police: Drunk Woman Drove Her Mercedes Into a Birmingham Home

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:

Birmingham woman had been drinking before driving car into home on Hawthorne

Police arrested a 45-year-old Birmingham woman last Friday after she drove her Mercedes Benz into a home on Hawthorne, near Aspen. According to police reports, the incident happened around 7 p.m. Friday, March 22 on the 600 block of Hawthorne. The woman was under the influence of alcohol at the time, police say.

Thief steals woman's purse while she's bringing in groceries, steals $1

A woman's purse was taken out of her car while she was bringing in groceries on the 2600 block of Windemere last Wednesday, March 20. According to police reports, the woman was bringing in her groceries around 5:30 p.m. Her purse was later found near a dumpster in the Coolidge and Maple area; the only thing missing was about a dollar in change.

Window broken at downtown Panera

Someone threw a rock through a window at the downtown Panera Bread restaurant last week. According to police reports, the manager reported the broken lower front window at around 10 p.m. Thursday, March 21. A small rock was found on the ground near the window, though there are no witnesses.

Two drunk drivers arrested on Woodward

A 24-year-old woman from Sterling Heights was arrested near Woodward and Oak Street around 4 a.m. Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers originally pulled her over for making an illegal U-turn. 

Also on the drunk driving front, a 39-year-old Waterford man was arrested near Woodward and Forest Tuesday for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Officers originally pulled him over for speeding and driving through a red light at around 10 p.m.

Southfield man had been smoking marijuana before car accident

Police arrested a 24-year-old Southfield man at around 11 p.m. Sunday for driving while under the influence of drugs. According to police reports, officers were responding to an accident at Woodward and 14 Mile and found that one of the drivers, the Southfield man, was under the influence of marijuana. Officiers also found marijuana in the glove box and cited him for possession of marijuana as well.

Tire slashed in Pierce Street Parking Garage

A West Bloomfield man told police his tire was slashed last weekend while his vehicle was parked in the Pierce Street Parking Garage. According to reports, the tire was slashed sometime between 9:30-11 p.m. Friday, March 22; there are no witnesses or suspects.

Cell phone stolen at YMCA, pots go missing from Cole Street business

Detectives are investigating after a cell phone was stolen from a bench at the Birmingham Family YMCA around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Meanwhile, police are also investigating after three large empty pots located ear the front doors of a buliding on the 2400 block of Cole were stolen. That incident occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 and 8 a.m. the following Friday.

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.

THEODORE GIBSON March 31, 2013 at 02:54 AM
I really wish you would print the names of people who are arrested. Why does patch have a policy of protecting the names of people who are charged with crimes? Other news outlets print the names of people.
Laura Houser (Editor) April 02, 2013 at 02:09 PM
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R Jeppostol April 16, 2013 at 01:17 PM
I wonder why sometimes criminals are publicly shamed with their photos being posted in the article--i.e. the female who fired a handgun in downtown birmingham, and other times the photos are not provided. I think it's only fair that this drunken birmingham woman who drove her car into someone's home be posterized on the patch like the aforementioned female who discharged her firearm. I think it's only fair.

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