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4 coordinate break-in at Bloomfield Township home, flee police with 2-year-old in van, officials say
Four people were arrested for coordinating a break-in at a Bloomfield Township home, stealing medication and key fobs, and fleeing police with a 2-year-old girl and multiple guns inside their van, officials said.
6 Metro Detroit properties officially listed in National Register of Historic Places
Across Metro Detroit, six properties are being recognized through the National Register of Historic Places. These recognitions are decided federal to shine a light on sites worthy of preservation due to historical significance.
Video: Officials believe contractors installing rubber flashing may have caused Oakland Hills Country Club fire
The fire that devastated the clubhouse at the Oakland Hills Country Club last month may have been caused by torches used by contractors who were installing rubber flashing, officials said Thursday.
Oakland County apartment fire caused by attempts to melt ice from gutters
Authorities said a Feb. 21, 2021 Bloomfield Township apartment fire was caused by someone attempting to melt ice from the building's gutters. BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Fire crews were dispatched to an apartment building located near the intersection of Squirrel and Westview roads Sunday afternoon. According to authorities, crews with the Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and city of Rochester fire departments responded to an apartment fire just before 2:30 p.m. According to authorities, the fire was caused by an individual who was attempting to melt ice from frozen gutters on the back of the building. RELATED: Why you don’t want to see icicles hanging from your guttersFurther details were not released.
Video shows man crashing vehicle into Bloomfield Township bank
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Newly-released video shows the moment a man crashed his SUV into a Bloomfield Township bank on Tuesday. “I heard a pretty loud crash followed by glass breaking,” said Cooper Collier, who works next door to the bank. Hearing that, I was curious on what just happened.”PREVIOUS: Police say suspected robber crashes SUV into Bloomfield Township bankThe sound of the crash was initially thought to be gunshots. “He made it 3 to 5 feet inside the bank and then he immediately started to back out. At no time did he ever get out of the car or demand any money to bank employees,” said Lt. Paul Schwab with the Bloomfield Police Department.
Police say suspected robber crashes SUV into Bloomfield Township bank
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police arrested a suspected robber Tuesday after he crashed his SUV into a Bloomfield Township bank. The incident happened at about 2:40 p.m. at the Level One Bank on Telegraph Road. Update Feb. 3: Video shows man crashing vehicle into Bloomfield Township bankBloomfield Township police said a 911 caller reported sounds of gunfire from outside the bank. Upon arrival, officers spotted a silver SUV with heavy front-end damage and a man running from the vehicle. A preliminary investigation revealed that the 37-year-old from Detroit intentionally drove his vehicle into the bank.
Driver crashes through shopping plaza, into Andiamo restaurant in Bloomfield Township
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A woman driving on Telegraph Road crashed through a shopping plaza and into an Andiamo restaurant in Bloomfield Township, police said. An 87-year-old woman driving a Toyota Camry was in the median crossing from northbound Telegraph Road to the entrance of the Plaza shopping center, according to authorities. The Camry collided with a Ford Escape heading south on Telegraph Road, causing the Camry to crash through the shopping plaza, police said. Officials said the restaurant was closed at the time of the crash. Bloomfield Township officials are investigating the cause of the crash.
Chemicals thrown in trash caused garbage truck explosion in Bloomfield Township neighborhood, fire chief says
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A GFL Environmental truck exploded while it was picking up trash at a home in Bloomfield Township. “The biggest thing with chemicals is when you mix them, you never know what’s going to happen,” said Bloomfield Township Fire Chief John LeRoy. Once the mix was put into the garbage truck, it exploded and trash flew everywhere. READ: I-75 to reopen lanes in December in Oakland CountyThe Bloomfield Township Fire Department quarantined the truck in the Seaholm High School parking lot until they could figure out what was the chemical mix. GFL said since COVID, the company has been picking up a lot more trash.
How Detroit’s Oakland County suburbs voted in 2020 presidential election
We’re taking a closer look at how Metro Detroit voted for president in the Nov. 3 General Election. The city of Detroit voted overwhelmingly in favor of Joe Biden -- 233,908 total votes for the Biden-Harris ticket compared to just 12,654 for the incumbent President Trump. In Oakland County, Biden won with 56.36% of the vote -- 433,982 total votes for the Democrat. Macomb County was the lone member of the tri-county region to vote red -- 53.28% of the vote was for Trump in Macomb County (264,535 votes). Share it with Trust Index📧 Sign up for our Election Results newsletter to get election results updates sent right to your inbox:
Michigan General Election Results for Bloomfield Township on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. (Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, clerks are expecting delayed results, up to multiple days. Find more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Vehicle involved in fatal pedestrian incident in Birmingham owned by Bloomfield Township, attorney says
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – A vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian incident in Birmingham last month was owned by Bloomfield Township and driven by a township employee, according to Bloomfield Township attorney Derk Beckerleg. Beckerleg addressed the investigation, confirming an employee was involved in the incident while in a township vehicle. Police aren’t releasing her name while the incident remains under investigation. “The township at this time will not be commenting any further on the details of this matter,” Beckerleg said. Birmingham police said they’re still waiting on toxicology reports for both the pedestrian hit and the driver.
Three-day virtual job fair gets underway Thursday morning
Bloomfield Township based Job Fair Giant is hosting a virtual job fair over the next three days. It will run from 9 a.m. to Noon & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and then from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Positions will be available in engineering, IT, skilled trades, data entry, general labor and nursing to name a few. To find out more about the virtual job fair and to register click here.
Former figure skater Adam Schmidt reaches settlement with ice arena in Richard Callaghan sex abuse case
ROCHESTER, Mich. – Former figure skater Adam Schmidt has reached a $1.75 million settlement with Onyx Ice Arena, according to Schmidt. Last year, Schmidt filed a lawsuit alleging that longtime U.S. figure skating coach Richard Callaghan sexually abused him for two years. Schmidt trained with Callaghan at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Township and the Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester. READ: Adam Schmidt speaks about allegations of sexual abuse by U.S. figure skating coach Richard CallaghanCallaghan was banned for life by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a watchdog for U.S. Olympic sports organizations. Callaghan has denied the allegations and Onyx did not admit any wrongdoing.
Man sends 8-year-old Bloomfield Township girl online game money for nude videos, police say
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Kansas man befriended an 8-year-old Bloomfield Township girl while playing an online game and persuaded her to send him nude videos in exchange for currency used in that game, police said. A woman called Bloomfield Township police around 10:30 a.m. June 23 about an inappropriate relationship between her 8-year-old daughter and a man who called himself “John.”The woman said her daughter and “John” became friends while playing an online game called Roblox. Bloomfield Township investigators found more than 20 videos on the iPad and identified “John” as Clinton McElroy, 48, of Ellis, Kansas. Ellis County officials went to McElroy’s home around 4 p.m. Sept. 17 and took him into custody. He is being held at the Ellis County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
Metro Detroit woman turns passion for interior design into successful business
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. Regina Donald, with Trans-Style Interiors, LLC, formed her unique style early on. From her childhood bedroom to her first apartment, she turned her passion for interior design into a successful West Bloomfield Township business. She wanted to change that and started networking with other interior designers who were Black women. She works with you to design a workspace that flows with your own sense of style.Donald wants to make sure the next generation of Black interior designers reach new heights. Thats just the best part of my life.More information on Trans-Style Interiors, LLC can be found on its official Facebook page here.
Bloomfield Township police investigating after package stolen from homeowner’s porch
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police responded to a larceny complaint captured on a homeowner’s Ring doorbell video, Bloomfield Township police said. The larceny happened in the 500 block of Pineway Circle on Aug. 18. Police said a tall man wearing a 3 teal winter mask, gray sweatshirt and dark pants stole a package from the homeowner’s porch at 4:43 a.m. The suspect tried to open the front door, but it was locked. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bloomfield Township Police at 248-433-7755.
Multiple fires caused by lightning across Oakland County
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. Several Oakland County residents were left without a home due to fires started by lightning strikes Saturday night and Sunday morning. Firefighters in Commerce Township and Walled Lake battled a two-alarm fire at condominiums on Addington Drive near Pontiac Trail, around 9 p.m. The American Red Cross helped several tenants of a Rochester Hills apartment on Galloway Court, near Butler Road Sunday. Fire crews reported they were called at about 5:30 a.m. No injuries were reported. Just hours later, firefighters battled a heavy fire at a home in Bloomfield Township, near Wing Lake Road.
Please shelter in place -- Authorities battle gas tanker truck fire in Bloomfield Township
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. A gasoline tanker truck caught fire Saturday on Square Lake Road near Opdyke Road in Bloomfield Township. According to Bloomfield Township Police, the area -- including parts of I-75 -- have been shut down due to the fire. Hazmat teams were called to the area. Police Tweeted that residents in the area are urged to shelter in place and to call 911 immediately if they feel ill.
No fatalities or injuries reported in Bloomfield Township tanker explosion
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. A fuel tanker rolled over and exploded as it was exiting the I-75 freeway at Opdyke Road in Bloomfield Township at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver, a 50-year-old Detroit man, extricated himself from the truck and was treated at the scene by Bloomfield Township paramedics and firefighters. Firefighters had the fire under control and extinguished by about 11:30 p.m. Several other area public safety agencies assisted Bloomfield Township police and fire in the response including Waterford, Southfield, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Auburn Hills, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Oakland County and Star EMS. It just fell into place.I am pleased that Bloomfield Township has such fine fire and police departments. They do a superior job, as was shown by their fast and efficient action in dealing with this situation, said Bloomfield Township Leo Savoie supervisor.
Oakland County man’s GPS tether from earlier peeping Tom charge lead police to find him peeking into windows
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Bloomfield Hills man has been arrested for peeking through the windows of a Southfield home, police said. In January, Donovan Johnson was arrested on suspicion of a peeping Tom incident in Bloomfield Township. According to the Bloomfield Township Police Department, an investigation began into Johnson on April 23, after another peeping Tom was reported in the area where Johnson had committed prior incidents. On May 14, police said officers were conducting surveillance on Johnson when they observed him peeking into windows in Southfield. Southfield police arrested Johnson and issued him a citation for disorderly conduct / window peeping.
List: Organizations to donate your stockpile of cans, bottles to amid the pandemic
Those interested can drop off returnable cans and bottles at the police department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 30. Livingston County Animal ShelterThe Livingston County Animal Shelter is collecting cans and bottles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 19-21 and May 26-29. Lapeer Paradise Animal RescueParadise Animal Rescue in Lapeer is accepting donations of empty bottles and cans anytime. Garden Citys Sports Venue Bar and GrillThe Sports Venue Bar and Grill in Garden City is collecting bottles and cans to donate proceeds to P.O.E.T Animal Rescue. Wyandotte Boat ClubThe Wyandotte Boat Club is accepting donations of cans and bottles on site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 25.
Part of Squirrel Road in Bloomfield Township closed due to gas leak
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. Consumers Energy has closed Squirrel Road between Long Lake Road and Highwood Drive in Bloomfield Township due to a gas leak. Officials suggest using Wattles Road to Adams Road, back to Long Lake Road and vice versa as a detour. The road is expected to reopen to traffic late on Saturday.
Pontiac man charged with retail fraud after incident at Carl’s Golfland
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – A 36-year-old Pontiac man has been charged with first-degree retail fraud and lodged in the Oakland County Jail. Officials said they watched Matthew Brenneman enter Carl’s Golfland in Bloomfield Hills on Friday. Bloomfield township officers stopped Brenneman after he left the store. He had also hidden a $429 putter up the sleeve of his jacket, according to officials. Brenneman was arraigned in the 48th District Court in front of Magistrate Andra Richardson.
Michigan election results for Oakland County on March 10, 2020
The Michigan Presidential Primary Election is on March 10. You can find results for Oakland County races here. Voters are deciding on U.S. President, along with other issues including renewal of the Detroit Institute of Arts millage, bond and millages for schools, fire departments and police departments, and more. Use the list below to find the specific election results you’re looking for. Michigan Statewide Presidential Primary races:Detroit Institute of Arts millage renewal:Oakland County results:
‘He was magical’: Many in disbelief after nationally known hairstylist found beaten to death at Detroit motel
DETROIT – Many people are mourning a well-known Bloomfield Township hairstylist after he was found dead at a Detroit motel Tuesday night. He was killed Tuesday night inside a room at JZ Motel and Suites on Eight Mile Road near Gratiot Avenue. The manager of the motel, Devin, said Kallabat was a regular at the east side motel. Members of the motel staff found Kallabat’s body, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
‘Tracking you at all times’: Michigan State Police warn of risks when using dating apps
Detroit police Chief James Craig said Bashar Kallabat, 56, may have met the man accused of killing him on a dating app. He met the man accused of killing him, Mark Latunski, on the dating app Grindr. Police said Grindr isn’t the only dating site Latunski was using. State police said if the private dating website you’re using is based overseas, as many of them are, their rules are different. If you are using dating apps or websites their No.
Detroit police: Popular hairstylist likely met man who killed him on dating app
DETROIT – Detroit police said a popular Bloomfield Township hairstylist found dead in a motel likely met the man who killed him on a dating app. He was killed Tuesday night inside a room at JZ Motel and Suites on Eight Mile Road near Gratiot Avenue. Bashar Kallabat (WDIV)Another man, who is 24, used a ride-share company to get to the motel, police said. Police said security video of the other man showed him wearing a distinctive security guard jacket. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-2460 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Detroit police: Popular hairstylist likely met man who killed him on dating app
Detroit police: Popular hairstylist likely met man who killed him on dating appPublished: February 12, 2020, 5:15 pmDetroit police said a popular Bloomfield Township hairstylist found dead in a motel likely met the man who killed him on a dating app.
Popular hairstylist from Bloomfield Township killed inside Detroit motel, police say
DETROIT – A popular hairstylist from Bloomfield Township was killed Tuesday night inside a motel in Detroit, according to authorities. Bashar Kallabat, 56, was a beloved hairdresser in Metro Detroit, and those who knew him are in shock after learning of his death. Detroit police Chief James Craig said Kallabat was nationally known for his work. Bashar Kallabat (WDIV)Police said Kallabat checked into the JZ Motel and Suites on Eight Mile Road near Gratiot Avenue on Detroit’s east side around 6 p.m. Tuesday. That man’s ride was paid for by Kallabat, according to authorities.
Well-known hair stylist found dead after assault at Detroit motel
DETROIT – A well-known hair stylist was found dead after an assault overnight at JZ Motel and Suites on 8 Mile Road in Detroit. UPDATE: Popular hairstylist from Bloomfield Township killed inside Detroit motel, police saySources said the victim checked into the motel about two hours before the assault. Sources also tell Local 4 that a 22-year-old man was arrested in connection to the assault. The victim, identified as 56-year-old Bashar Kallabat, was a well-known hair stylist in the area. Anyone with information is asked to please call Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Police: Man, woman max out credit card opened in name of elderly Bloomfield Township resident
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are searching for a man and a woman who opened a credit card in the name of an elderly Bloomfield Township resident and immediately made enough purchases to max out the card, according to officials. The pair walked into a Bloomfield Township store on Telegraph Road on Jan. 22 and opened the credit account, authorities said. They immediately made purchases and maxed out the available credit of over $10,000, police said. Officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man and woman. Anyone with information is asked to call Bloomfield Township police at 248-433-7755.
Bloomfield Township police investigate Peeping Tom report on Spinningwheel Lane
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich – Bloomfield Township police responded to a call Jan. 31 at about 10 p.m. about a Peeping Tom in the 2000 block of South Spinningwheel Lane. The victim told police he received a motion alert on his home security camera at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 31, capturing a thin male walking along the side of the victim’s house toward the backyard. Police said the camera captured the suspect looking into the kitchen window then retreat behind a tree in the victim’s backyard. The man told police the same suspect was seen in his yard Jan. 30 at about 9:30 p.m.Police used a K-9 unit and attempted to track with no results. If you have any information, call Bloomfield Township police at 248-433-7755.