Birmingham police said art located along the trails in Booth and Linden parks were damaged and stolen by an unknown person sometime on or around Wednesday, June 23. Police said an officer took a property damage report from local artist and studio owner Laurie Tennent, who said several pieces of her art were moved, damaged and stolen. Four metal photograph pieces sustained the most damage, which were valued at $23,400. Birmingham police are investigating.
Birmingham police are investigating a stolen vehicle taken on Sunday, June 27, from N. Old Woodward and Harmon. Police said the owner, a 19-year-old man from Shelby Township, said he parked his car about 2:50 p.m. and returned at 3:49 p.m. to find it missing. The vehicle was locked. Police did not disclose the make or model of the vehicle.
Police responded to eight different thefts on Thursday, June 24, from vehicles parked in parking structures in downtown Birmingham. Birmingham police took the first report about 8:56 p.m. at the Park Street parking structure, where the victim said the rear window of his car was smashed and the vehicle was rummaged through. Miscellaneous items were reported missing. Police then responded to three thefts between 8:50 p.m. and 9:56 p.m. at the N. Old Woodward parking structure.