Week of 7.17.17

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ChildSafe Michigan Legends Gala

Legends were the story at the ChildSafe gala. But not the celebrity type. Rather at-risk  children and their dreams for becoming Legends of Tomorrow  –  a doctor, a ballerina, a teacher. To make those dreams come true, 310 supporters ($300) flocked to the Townsend Hotel for the annual benefit. Event co-chairs SuSu Sosnick and Christine & David Colman and board chair Keith Pomeroy greeted the 125 VIPs ($500) who arrived early for a reception in the Clancy Room before dinner, a salute to honoree Sandy Pierce  and a live auction conducted by Christopher Aslanian.
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oakland confidential

July 2017

GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
public safety birmingham/bloomfield

Girl's bike stolen from driveway

A Birmingham resident reported to police that his daughter's bicycle had been stolen from their driveway....more>

Girlfriend tries to strangle boyfriend

A couple got into an argument on Monday, July 3, with the girlfriend attempting to strangle her boyfriend when he went to leave, and she was arrested for domestic assault....more>

Pills, electronics found on suspects

Two teens walking in the street in a Bloomfield Township neighborhood in the middle of the night on Friday, June 23, led a Bloomfield Township police officer to stop them and discover they had broken into a car in Auburn Hills and stolen pills, electronics and loose coins, and they were arrested....more>

Woman has knives, drugs, Taser in vehicle

A routine traffic stop in Bloomfield Hills in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 22, led to the arrest of a woman who had drug paraphernalia as well as two illegal knives and a Taser....more>

Cashier embezzles from sports store

A cashier who had worked at the Bloomfield Township Dick's Sporting Goods store confessed to having embezzled from the store through a scam of undercharging customers and voiding the purchases....more>

Township hit with car break-ins

Several vehicles, all that had been left unlocked, were broken into in Bloomfield Township during the overnight hours of Thursday, June 22....more>

Thief steals floor epoxy from Lowe's

A thief stole $1,700 worth of floor epoxy from the Bloomfield Township Lowe's store....more>

Sculptures stolen from yard

An art-loving thief made off with three sculptures from a Birmingham backyard on Thursday, June 15....more>
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