Police Find Man Sleeping in Strange Car, Break Up Teen Fight

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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Bloomfield Hills man found sleeping in car was intoxicated, police say

A 32-year-old man from Bloomfield Hills was arrested last Friday night after he was found sleeping in a strange car in the .

According to police reports, officers were notified by the car owner around 9:30 p.m. that there was a strange man sleeping in the back seat of his car, which was parked on the top level of the parking garage. The car, police said, had been left unlocked.

According to police, the man had been drinking that night and was still intoxicated when discovered. He was taken into custody and held until sober, then later charged with disorderly conduct.

Detroit, Southfield teens charged with disorderly conduct after fight

Police responded a large fight near North Old Wooward and Hamilton Row Saturday night involving a group of teens.

According to police reports, the teens started fighting around 11 p.m. When police arrived, two teen boys fled the area but were later found in the . The boys — a 16-year-old from Detroit and a 17-year-old from Southfield — were arrested on disorderly conduct charges then later released to their parents.

Bicycle, golf cart batteries go missing

A bicycle and three golf cart batteries were reported missing over the weekend.

  • Three golf cart batteries went missing from behind , on Woodward, between 11:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and noon Aug. 17. The approximate scrap value of each battery is $35.
  • Meanwhile, a bicycle was reported stolen from a carport at 880 N. Adams sometime between Monday and Tuesday. According to police, the bicycle lock cable was cut.

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.

Wait Staff August 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Birmingham need a teen curfew especially for teens who stay in Detroit, Pontiac, Southfield. Teens who stay in Birmingham and Bloomfield would be exempt, maybe Royal Oakers too.
Nina August 24, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Wait Staff: This would be because teens in Birmingham, Bloomfield and maybe Royal Oak deserve to be treated differently under the law? Is there any chance you may have read a little document called the Constitution? The city ordinance for minors has never been sufficient and to fail to have any curfew law for minors 16 - 17 is ridiculous. We who live downtown see that reality almost every weekend.
Mom C August 24, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Agreed, there should be a curfew for all teens. Birmingham is no longer the first choice place for adults to spend an evening.
Strange August 24, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Waitstaff what a pleasant surprise to find racism alive and well in our fine city. Teens regardless of where they "stay" are capable of behaving poorly.
Racer Boy August 24, 2012 at 01:41 PM
No question that a teen curfew (for all teens) should be written, enacted and enforced. Sadly, just like in our schools, it is now a function of government to perform parenting duties if you want to have safe and prosperous neighborhoods and downtowns. The Detroit Culture will spread like a bad fungus if it goes unchecked,
Alan Stamm August 24, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Topic change: I'm more curious about "a strange car in the Pierce Street Parking Structure." I get why a boozed-out snoozer is described as "a strange man," but wonder if he napped in a purple buggy with tricked-out spinners or maybe one of those mirth-mobiles that rolled up 'n down Woodward during Dream Cruise. Was the "strange car" also taken in until it sobered up and got normal again?
R Jeppostol August 24, 2012 at 03:35 PM
dadof4 August 24, 2012 at 04:03 PM
agree a teen curfew needs to be implemented. The curfew for my teens is 8 PM precisely because of the teen issues in Birmingham after dark.
Doug August 26, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I also read this article based on the "strange car" headline. I was wondering if it was strange like an Autorama reject solar powered General Lee? Was it strange for Birmingham like a 1995 Dodge Shadow?
luckylouie August 26, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Why not just make the curfew for black teens? That seems what you're trying to do.
Brendan Martin August 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Wait Staff: Should we also make teens who stay in Detroit, Southfield, and Pontiac use different parking structures. Or perhaps, dare I say, a different entrance to businesses? And different drinking fountains too?! I was a teenager once. I'm from Huntington Woods. Let me tell you- ALL teenagers behave badly. I've seen some real snots who stay in Birmingham and West Bloomfield. I used to work in downtown Birmingham and they were just as bad as any other teenager. Why, you might ask? Because they're teenagers. It's what they do. Racism definitely isn't going to make them behave any better.


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