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Northfield Township Police Department
Tuesday November 9th, 2021 :: 09:22 p.m. EST


Community Crime Report October 2021 Northfield Twp Police handled 505calls for service this month

Community Crime Report October 2021
Northfield Twp Police handled 505calls for service this month
****Have you lost an iPad?  A good Samaritan turned one in to the Northfield Police.  Contact the police department if you are the owner –
10/03/2021      *Missing Person
A worried relative reported that an 83 year old female was last seen at the at the Ann Arbor  Bob Evans and had been  missing for 5 hours – Officers were able to locate the missing female and her vehicle.  All were safe when found.
10/09/2021      *Assault & Battery
8800 Block of Main St – A dispute between a coach and a referee occurred that became physical.  The investigation revealed an injury occurred, Huron Valley Ambulance were called and completed an evaluation, but the victim declined to be transported.   The case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review of charges.
10/12/2021      *Arrest – Fugitive - Misdemeanor Warrant
8300 Block of Main St – An Officer having received information on a wanted subject, located the 53 year old female suspect, who after resisting  arrest,  was taken into custody and transported to the jurisdiction holding the warrant.
10/13/2021      *Larceny Auto Parts
6600 Block of Whitmore Lake – A complainant reported that he discovered his catalytic converter had been stolen from his vehicle.  The investigation revealed that four vehicles on the property had been targeted for their catalytic converters sometime between September 17 & September 25.  No suspects or witnesses were developed at the time of the report.
10/18/2021      *Civil Dispute
Officers responded and mediated a civil residential lease dispute. Assisting the parties in understanding the lines within the lease regarding who has authority over the property.  All parties understood their issue was non-criminal in nature.
 10/19/2021      *Identity Theft
7800 Block of Earhart – A complainant reported that an unknown suspect used the complaints personal information to obtain a phone with phone service.  The incident was detected before the complainant incurred any financial losses.  The report was documented and the complainant advised to review her credit and place a fraud alert on her accounts.
10/20/2021      * Impounded Uninsured Motor Vehicle on the Roadway
North Territorial & Jomar – An Officer on patrol observed a speeding vehicle and confirmed the vehicle was speeding with the radar unit.  Upon a traffic stop of the vehicle, the driver did not produce insurance and it was determined he had none for the vehicle.  The vehicle was impounded and the driver and passenger were provided a ride to their residence.
10/20/2021      *Threats Complaint
Barker Rd – An Officer took a complaint regarding harassing /threatening phone communication.  The investigation revealed that two known parties, angry at each other were yelling threatening remarks via a telephone communication. The investigation did not produce evidence to support the threats were viable, but the Officer was able to mediate the immediate situation. 
10/25/2021   -*Road Rage  / Felonious Assault
U.S. 23 & Barker – Officers responded to a road rage. A  52 year old victim reported that after exiting U.S 23, he had a verbal altercation with another driver over a brake-checking incident on the highway.   The 52 year old victim followed the 2nd driver, a 21 year old male,  to his residence where the victim  was assaulted by the 21 year old who was in  possession of a handgun. The gun was recovered and placed on evidence, witnesses were interviewed and the case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.
10/26/2021 & 10/27/2021 *Harassing Communication
Two separate incidents involving two separate victims reported that they had  been receiving several unwanted contacts including  text messages from a known acquaintance.  These cases remain under investigation.
10/27/2021      *Larceny/ Fraudulent Prescription Refills
Westbrook – A complainant reported that a someone had been refilling a patients pain medication without authority and without providing the medication to the patient.  A suspect has been developed and the case remains under investigation.
 10/28/2021      *Arrest - Driving while license suspended/ No vehicle Insurance
U.S 23 & Barker – An Officer on patrol observed a vehicle with defective equipment.  During the traffic stop the driver admitted to having no insurance on the vehicle.  It was determined also that the driver’s license was suspended and the driver had a warrant for her arrest.  The vehicle was impounded,  the driver was advised to take care of the warrant and was provided transportation to a safe location awaiting a ride.     
10/28/2021      *Fraudulent Money Transfer
3300 Block of Seven Mile Rd – A complainant reported that he received a text message from what he believed was his banking institution (Chase Bank). The text stated a fraudulent charge was made against his account.  A second call came in confirming the bank account number and manipulating the complainant to transfer  money  using  Zelle  in order to make his account whole.  After the Zelle transfer of funds, the complainant / victim discovered money withdrawn from his account.    
****DO NOT TRUST ALL EMAILS/TEXT MESSAGES OR SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES – Fraudsters are becoming more and more sophisticated in their schemes to steal your money.  Should you receive a phone call, text or email message or any other communication claiming you are a fraud victim and you need to correct the problem by sending or transferring money or providing your credit/debit card information – HANG UP  - DO NOT CALL ANY NUMBER PROVIDED,  instead call your credit card or financial institution direct from the number on the back of your card or on your statement.
10/31/2021      *Fleeing and Eluding Police
Main St & Seven Mile Rd – An Officer on patrol observed a speeding vehicle.  Radar confirmed the vehicle was traveling in excess of the speed limit.  As the Officer attempted a traffic stop, the driver turned off their vehicle lights and proceeded at a faster pace.  Traveling northbound on US 23, speeds and traffic were deemed unsafe to continue, other jurisdictions attempted to stop the vehicle without success.  Vehicle information and a possible suspect was developed, although the suspect was not apprehended during the pursuit.  The case remains under investigation.,
10/31/2021      *Hit & Run
U.S. 23 & 8 Mile Rd – An Officer on patrol discovered a large county road sign had been struck causing damage.  Evidence was collected and the county road commission notified. The case remains under investigation.

10/31/2021      *Harassing / Threatening Phone messages –
A complainant reported that he has been getting text messages from an unknown source. The messages are indirectly intimidating and threatening using photos of firearms.  An Officer made sure the 21 year old victim arrived to his home safely and suggested the complainant block the phone number. 
******SOCIAL MEDIA & ADOLESCENTS– A reminder to all  parents- with constant  & continuous social media stimulus, adolescents are not capable of understanding the permanency or consequences of their social media posts. Please discuss with your children actions that have serious consequences and are considered criminal acts within our legal system. 

  • Threatening another through any electronic means is an assault  and additionally can be harassment, bullying, stalking or intimidation.
  • Under 18 years old- taking pictures of one’s self , unclothed or displaying  nudity (Private areas including breasts, buttocks, genitals) is child pornography  
  • Sending or sharing sexually explicit visual images of oneself or others whom are under 18 years,  is dissemination of child pornography
  •  Mere possession of  under age (younger than 18) sexually explicit material  is against the law, again considered child pornography.  
**These are all serious criminal  incidents  which most adolescents are unaware. 

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

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