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Northfield Township Police Department
Monday March 8th, 2021 :: 06:08 p.m. EST


Community Crime Report February 2021

Community Crime Report February 2021

Northfield Twp Police handled 409 calls for service this month

Again this month Officers were busy responding to several incidents involving private matters that do not directly impact the life of others in the community. Unfortunately even our small community continues to face the heartaches often faced in larger communities. In addition to the below published incidents and actions; Officers responded to death investigations, life saving over-dose actions, family & domestic violence troubles and mental health calls.

Also, several residents have called concerned about a SCAM phone call they received from a government agency such as Social Security or the IRS --

No Government agency will call/text/or email you for money

Scams usually involve the caller saying you owe money and you will go to jail because of an outstanding warrant if you do not pay immediately. Other calls threaten that Social Security benefits will be stopped. Many scammers target land line phone numbers, figuring the user is elderly. If you have elderly neighbors, and family members- talk to them about these scams. If they should get a phone call from someone identifying themselves from any police or government agency, have them call you or the Northfield Twp Police before making any type of payment. The FTC reported that in 2020 more than $174 million were scammed by government imposters, with a median loss of $1250.00.

Protect yourself from these Scammers:
-Do not trust caller ID. Scammers manipulate the ID to look like an official government number.
-NEVER return a phone call using a number provided by the caller.
-NEVER pay with gift cards, money transfers or cryptocurrency – this represents a SCAM
-NEVER give out personal information, such as address, social security number or bank account numbers--
-Hang up and encourage your elderly friends and family members to HANG UP immediately should they receive such a call – as the scammers will be persistent and convincing the longer the conversation.
-A recipient of Social Security benefits will never be cut off because of some outstanding debt, bond infraction or outstanding criminal activity

-If you are restless and uncertain, Get the name of the caller and then call the agency by looking up the phone number after you hang up.

Additional Police Activities:

02/01/2021 *Felony Warrant - Violation of Bond
Emerald Circle – Officers responded to a 9-1-1 hang up and observed a known suspect wanted on an outstanding felony warrant. After some verbal resistance, Officers were able to take the subject into custody. The subject was also in violation of a conditional bond. The subject was lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail.

02/02/2021 *Warrant Request – Driving without Insurance
E. North Territorial & Whitmore Lake – An Officer on patrol observed an equipment violation (headlight out). During the traffic stop, the Officer discovered the subject did not have the vehicle registered and did not have insurance on the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and the case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

02/04/2021 *Assist Fire
64000 Block of 8 Mile Rd –Northfield Twp Fire and Police responded to an occupied residential fire where all residents were able to safely exit the residence before the fire was extinguished.

02/06/2021 *Suspicious Situation
2000 Block of Six Mile – A complainant reported that she observed unfamiliar footsteps in the snow around her home, an Officer arrived, followed the footsteps and discovered a food bag. The homeowner did recall she had some work done on her property and the footprints could belong to the worker. The case remains under investigation.

02/08/2021 *Civil Incident – Fraud Investigation
700 Block of East Shore – A complainant reported that after selling a motor vehicle, it was discovered that a money order was not able to be cashed. Believing he was a victim of fraud, the complainant filed a police report. The investigation revealed that the issue did not appear to have been a purposeful intent to defraud and should be handled through the civil courts.

02/13/2021 *Impound of an Uninsured Vehicle
U.S 23 & 8 Mile Rd – An Officer on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was made and the driver could not produce insurance. The investigation revealed that the vehicle was on the roadway without insurance- the driver was issued a ticket and the vehicle impounded.

02/16/2021 *Hit & Run
E. Five Mile & Earhart – A complainant reported that at approximately 12:00 am during a snow storm as he was traveling east on Five Mile Road a Beige Silverado traveling west on Five Mile struck the left front end of his Chevy Avalanche and continued driving westbound. At the time of the report there was no additional information on the driver of the Silverado and no evidence at the scene. Should anyone know anything about this incident they are asked to contact the Northfield Twp Police

02/24/2021 *Larceny from Motor Vehicle
9300 Block of Main St – A complainant reported that sometime between 02/23 at 5:30 pm and 02/24 at 8:15 pm- an unknown subject(s) removed complainants’ catalytic converter from her parked Ford Fusion. No suspects, witnesses or evidence were available at the time of the report.

02/25/2021 *Operating While Intoxicated
9400 Block of Main St- Officers responded to investigate a vehicle crash involving a parked car. The 31 year old driver of the striking vehicle displayed signs of intoxication. The driver was transported to U of M by HVA for evaluation of injuries. A search warrant was obtained for an analysis of the drivers’ blood. The driver had a previous drinking and driving conviction, and a pending case. The case remains open awaiting the lab results.

02/27/2021 * Hit & Run
100 Block of Jade Lane – A resident reported seeing a vehicle strike her visitor’s parked vehicle and then continue without stopping. The investigation revealed the driver’s identity of the striking vehicle who agreed to take care of the damage. Case closed.

Enjoy the nice weather, but drive safely as more pedestrians and bicyclist are out.

Northfield Township Police Department
8350 Main St
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-449-9911

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