The following are highlights from Berkley Public Safety Department reports between Sept. 13 and Sept. 20.
Woman takes MP3s, toiletries from Rite Aid
Officers responded to a report at 9:07 p.m. Sept. 20 that a woman had used scissors to bypass security tags and placed products into her purse without paying at the Rite Aid on 12 Mile Road in Berkley.
Officers stopped the woman as she left the store and observed two MP3 players with damaged casings, what appeared to be new sunglasses and toiletries, and scissors in her purse, according to a report. The woman told the officers she paid for the items, but after one of the officers pointed out the Rite Aid price tag on one of the MP3 players, she admitted taking all of the items except the sunglasses, which a store employee said she had taken, the officer's report said.
The items were valued at $166.63.
The woman was arrested and given an Oct. 1 court date.
Bike stolen behind Anderson Middle School
A parent reported at 6:23 p.m. Sept. 19 that her son said his bike was stolen from behind Anderson Middle School while he was attending a sporting event. The bike was left unattended and unlocked at a rack next to Hurley Field, according to the report.
SUV windows damaged
A resident in the 1460 block of Larkmoor reported that the windows on his SUV were damaged Sept. 13.
The man said his wife parked the SUV in front of their home at approximately 5:30 p.m. He went to get some things from the vehicle at 11:30 p.m. and, when he closed the rear hatch, he heard the sound of glass breaking and discovered both driver's side windows had been broken, according to the responding officer's report.
There was no fresh damage to the outside of the vehicle that would indicate a collision and all of the SUV's contents were accounted for, the officer wrote.
There are no suspects and no witnesses; the man was asked to call the Berkley Public Safety Department if further damage was observed or more information became available, according to the report.
Residents or business owners who have information to report or who notice something unusual in their neighborhood can call the Berkley Public Safety Department at 248-658-3380 or the Huntington Woods Public Safety Department at 248-541-1180. Public Safety officials encourage residents and business owners to keep their doors and windows secured at all times.