Week of 9.25.17

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Ted Lindsay Celebrity Golf Outing

The 175 golfers who participated in the Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club were joined by another 115 for cocktails, a silent auction ($14,000) and dinner following play. The program that followed Fr. Donald Worthy’s tribute to the memory of Joanne Lindsay and Dr. Jack Finley was emceed with good humor by Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels. It had highlights. Austin, TX researcher Laura Hewitson, PhD. reported promise of early blood biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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oakland confidential

September 2017

CRACK IN THE DIKE : Appears staunch Republican Congressman David Trott (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy), in his second term representing Michigan’s 11th District, isn’t still feeling the love for President Donald Trump . Politico reported that Trott shocked the room at a private meeting in late July when he voiced what many other Republicans were thinking, that the president had ...more»
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Crime stable in Bloomfield Township

By Lisa Brody
News Editor
07/14/2017 - The crime rate remained fairly stable in 2016 in Bloomfield Township, and for the second year in a row, the township was rated as one of the safest communities in Michigan, trustees were informed at their meeting on Monday, July 10, when the Police Department annual report was presented.

Prepared by former chief Geof Gaudard, it was presented by officer Kelly Marthen, who said that, with 42,112 residents, the departments 66 sworn officers handled 22,575 calls in 2016. He said the township is divided into three patrol districts to provide quickest response times. Traffic violations were the largest area officers dealt with.

"We are noticing a little bit of increase in crimes against persons, which are showing up as larceny from automobiles," Marthen said, particularly in thefts from unlocked vehicles.

The investigations division, which is tasked with identifying, targeting, arresting and successfully prosecuting criminal activity in the township was assigned 1,454 cases, and closed 1,324 of those cases.

There were no murders or carjackings in 2016, and there was one kidnapping. There were seven criminal sexual conduct incidents, up from five the previous year. There were 135 assaults, compared to 101 in 2015. In both 2015 and 2016, there were three robberies and 62 home invasions. There were 13 stolen vehicles, versus 14 in 2015.

In 2016, there were 344 incidents of larceny or retail fraud, against 311 in 2015, and 402 incidents of fraud and identity theft, up from 336 in 2015. Drug violations decreased, from 150 in 2015 to 137 in 2017, while weapons charges increased from 11 to 18.

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