2 men claim to be from water department to get into Michigan home, steal items
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – One man distracted residents while an accomplice stole items from the home as they pretended to be checking something for the city water department, police said. It happened around 3:50 p.m. on March 28 at a home in the area of 9 Mile and Drake roads in Farmington Hills, WDIV Local 4 reports. The two men knocked on the front door and told the residents they were from the water department and needed to check something in the house. Once inside, one of the men distracted the residents while the other stole items. Chief Jeff King, of the Farmington Hills Police Department, is reminding residents not to admit anyone into their homes if they arrive unexpectedly or present suspicious information, the report said.mlive.com
Video: Suspect in stolen vehicle leads police on chase in Farmington Hills
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Police arrested a man driving a stolen vehicle after he led officers on a chase in Farmington Hills. Dashcam video shows officers trying to stop the driver with their vehicles. Body cam footage shows officers chasing the man, even jumping over a fence. Police believed the suspect was armed after they retraced their steps the next day. “The next morning, during daylight, investigators recovered a fully loaded handgun from the area believed to be involved in the incident,” said Police Chief Jeff King.
Couple accused of Metro Detroit crime spree, bringing their children with them
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – A couple was arrested by Farmington Hills police Wednesday, accused of breaking into about 30 businesses across Metro Detroit. The man and woman have children together and police said they brought the children with them in their car while they committed crimes. The officer knew there were people breaking into multiple businesses, night after night, and he stopped the car. Police said a hammer was found inside the car and the couple admitted they had been spending nights driving with their children, breaking into businesses and grabbing about $100 each time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at 248-871-2610.
Liquor license transfer fuels speculation that these popular Ferndale spots are changing ownership
click to enlarge Courtesy of Working Class OutlawsFerndale's Imperial. Could the popular Ferndale spots Public House and Antihero be leaving the Working Class Outlaws restaurant group? A pair of liquor license transfers would suggest so, though ownership is tight-lipped for now. reports that the liquor licenses for Public House and Antihero appear to be undergoing a transfer of ownership to an entity registered to Brian Kramer of Kramer Restaurant Group, which owns nearby restaurants including Pop’s For Italian, Rosie O’Grady’s, and One-Eyed Betty’s.Restaurant group Working Class Outlaws owns Public House, Antihero, and the popular taco spot, Imperial. The group was rocked by allegations of a toxic workplace this summer, including allegations of sexual harassment against former WCO operations manager Jeff King.metrotimes.com