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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police give all-clear after false alarm at Bloomfield Hills High School
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Police responded to Bloomfield Hills High School on Thursday after an alarm was activated, but it turned out to be a false alarm, according to school officials. Letter to Bloomfield Hills High School parentsTina Kostiuk, the interim superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools, sent the following letter to parents about the incident:“Dear Bloomfield Hills schools families,“Today, at 11:58 a.m. the BluePoint alarm was sounded at Bloomfield Hills High School. “Bloomfield Hills High School is more than 380,000 square feet and sits on a large campus. “Thank you for all of your support.”West Bloomfield High School to increase police presenceSchool officials from the West Bloomfield School District sent a message to families in regard to the incident at Bloomfield Hills High School. Here’s the letter from West Bloomfield School District Community Relations and Marketing Coordinator Dan Durkin:"Earlier today, a BluePoint Alert pull station (intruder alert) was pulled at Bloomfield Hills High School.
Bloomfield Hills High School student investigated after allegedly posting threatening Snapchat
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Bloomfield Hills High School student allegedly made a threatening Snapchat post, according to BHHS officials. School officials and the Bloomfield Township Police identified the student and investigated the alleged threat Thursday night. The student will remain out of school and off school district property until the investigation is over, according to school officials. Student safety includes the physical and emotional safety of students. Additional resources regarding school safety and security can be found by visiting www.bloomfield.org/safety."