Week of 5.22.17

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Older Persons Commission Charity Gala

The 15th annual fundraiser for Rochester’s Older Persons Commission’s Meals on Wheels program attracted 375 ($150 ticket) to the Royal Park Hotel to party in a Monte Carlo mode. Chance-takers could bid on jewelry from Aurum Designs, pick their own prize in a chance raffle of 13 packages and, after dinner while Frank Sinatra tribute singer Mark Randisi entertained, play casino games and turn their winnings into raffle tickets. WXYZ’s Dave LewAllen emceed the dinner program in which 96-year old Erv Bauer, a Meals on Wheels recipient since his wife died three years ago, admitted, “I can’t even boil water.”  He called the program “a real treasure” because ....” the drivers (greet you) with a smile...and are someone to talk to every day...we really appreciate you sponsors...thank you kindly.”
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oakland confidential

June 2017

DUMBING IT DOWN: State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) has introduced a legislative proposal to reduce the number of members of the state House of Representatives from 110 to 76, or about one-third. "We currently have three House members for every three state Senate seats," McCready said, noting there are 38 state Senate members. Each state ...more»
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Resident victim of $2,000 puppy scam

A Bloomfield Hills resident wired money to purchase a puppy from the Washington D.C area, only to discover that there was no puppy, and they were scammed out of their money....more>

Wealth advisor ordered to cease and desist

A Birmingham financial and investment firm, Creative Wealth Strategies, and its principal, Robert Byrkit Morley, Jr., were both issued final orders to cease and desist from selling unregistered securities, among other violations, reported the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL), which issued fines totaling $120,000, and denied Morley's investment adviser firm registration application....more>

Altercation at Triple Nickel downtown

A man picking up his girlfriend after a night out with girlfriends at Birmingham's Triple Nickel restaurant ended up first in a verbal altercation with a man outside the restaurant, and then was injured when a glass was thrown in his face....more>

Market restaurant fight caused by family

A fight between patrons at Birmingham's Market North End restaurant on Saturday, April 15, turned out to have been caused by a dispute between family members....more>

Resident scammed at Roseville store

A credit card traced back to a Bloomfield Township resident was used three times at a department store in Roseville, where it turned out to be a fraudulent card the owner knew nothing about....more>

Woman leads cops on 100 mph chase

A Birmingham police officer who tried to conduct a traffic stop on a car going 100 mph on Woodward near Oak Street in Birmingham led police, and then Oakland County Sheriff's deputies, on a chase all the way to Telegraph and Dixie Highway in Waterford on Thursday, April 20....more>

Two caught with credit card cloners

Bloomfield Township police arrested a man and his girlfriend who had been suspected of using closed credit cards to purchase cigarettes at gas stations, and discovered a credit card reader and embossing machine in their car....more>

Woman tries to double-cross Lowe's

A woman shoplifted some items from Lowe's in Bloomfield Township, returned them, then tried to purchase some other items with her store credit, when store management caught on to her scam on Tuesday, May 2....more>

Two bikes stolen from condo

Two different people reported to Birmingham police that their bicycles had been stolen from a condominium complex at 444 Chester Street in Birmingham....more>

Man steals cash, candy from office

A man broke into a locked suite inside an office building in Bloomfield Township on Saturday, April 22, stealing cash and candy bars, police report....more>
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