Saturday, May 25, 2013
Families have been warned to be vigilant after student says man approached her Thursday outside Anderson Middle School.
Berkley School District families have been warned to be on alert after a female student reported that a man approached her outside Anderson Middle School this week. BSD Superintendent Dennis McDavid sent the following e-mail alert Friday afternoon. Dear Parents/Guardians: Today we were notified that yesterday morning while walking to school an Anderson Middle School student was approached by an adult male driving a silver Jeep Liberty. The student reported that the driver asked if she wanted a ride. The student immediately ran to a friend's house. A police report was made with Berkley Public Safety. In the Berkley School District student safety is our first priority. Please take the time to reinforce with your child(ren) the importance of …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The work will take place Thursday, May 2, following the conclusion of a lease that had generated approximately $31,000 in revenue annually for the city.
Tuesday, April 30
The cell tower located outside the Berkley Public Safety building will be removed Thursday, May 2. Heavy equipment will be brought in by the cell tower owner to remove the flagpole and other equipment in order to decommission this cell site. The work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. when contractors will remove the flagpole along with the electrical supply. Municipal offices will be open during this time. City Hall, 45A District Court and Public Safety visitors are encouraged to use the parking lot on Rosemont on May 2. Limited parking will be available in the parking lot on the north side of City Hall. Visitors will be able to enter the lot using the 12 Mile Road driveway. Parking spaces immediately in front of City Hall and the District …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A woman was physically unharmed but her purse was taken by a man wearing a dark, hooded shirt early Thursday outside the Blarney Stone Pub.
The Berkley Public Safety Department is investigating an armed robbery early Thursday morning outside the Blarney Stone Pub. The victim was physically unharmed but her purse was taken by a man wearing a dark, hooded shirt, BPS Detective Sgt. Michael Crum said Friday. "(The suspect was) parked on Princeton around 1 a.m.," he said. "If anybody saw anything suspicious, they should contact us." Crum could not immediately release further details because of the ongoing investigation. Manager Bo Burton said he can't recall a similar incident since he began working at the Blarney Stone in 1995. "Everybody's OK, which is the best thing," he said. "You just worry now: Are people going to be scared to come out? And it's all just because of one idiot…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Berkley Public Safety Department supplied the following information.
A resident in the 2160 block of Gardner reported that at approximately 9:45 p.m. April 4 she found her Virgin Mary statue toppled onto its side with the head broken off. The woman reported hearing a noise on her porch at approximately 9:30 p.m., but said she didn't see anyone, according to a Berkley Public Safety Department report. There is no known suspect in the case. 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.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Watch as a patrol car pursues the suspect in six bank robbery cases, including one in Berkley, during a high-speed chase Wednesday that went through Berkley, Beverly Hills and Southfield.
Royal Oak police were involved in a car chase Wednesday afternoon that ended with a bank robbery suspect being taken into custody without further incident. This video, courtesy of the Royal Oak Police Department, is from the dashboard video camera in one of the city’s high-technology patrol cars. The police pursuit went through multiple communities with Beverly Hills, Berkley and Southfield officers assisting. “I want to commend the officers involved in pursuit,” said Royal Oak Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue. “It was a dangerous pursuit. The weather was bad and they used good tactics and judgment.” Royal Oak police have been working closely with the FBI and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department since January, O'Donohue said. “All the …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The fifth annual event will be held May 17 at Rackham Golf Course in Huntington Woods; proceeds will benefit community education programs such as "Lids for Kids."
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Ask for identification, double check and, when in doubt, call the Berkley or Huntington Woods Public Safety Department.
Do you know how to be sure you're not being scammed by a fake utility worker? Patch checked in with DTE Energy to get some helpful tips to avoid dangerous situations with scam artists impersonating utility workers – a felony crime. Protect yourself and your family from becoming victims by following these tips:
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Birmingham Police say Friday's robbery of Comerica Bank is similar to several others recently in Oakland County; the Federal Bureau of Investigations has offered a $2,500 cash reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest.
Birmingham Police believe there may be a connection between Friday's robbery of the Comerica Bank on West Maple and several similar robberies in the area, including one Jan. 28 in Berkley. On Friday, a masked man wearing all black robbed the Comerica Bank at 1712 W. Maple Road, police reports state. The man pulled out a gun during the robbery, police say, and walked out with more than $9,000. According to Birmingham Lt. Mike Albrect, the detective in charge of the case, Birmingham Police is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to catch the man. Albrect said the robbery might be connected to several other area robberies, including four in Royal Oak, Berkley and Madison Heights. The FBI has offered a $2,500 cash reward for …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
A dryer malfunction could have caused the Saturday night blaze, which remains under investigation, according to the Berkley Public Safety Department.
Updated, 1:45 p.m. Monday: Berkley Public Safety Sgt. Pete Kelly said all five members of a family that was home Saturday night when a fire broke out at their house on Catalpa escaped safely. "There were no injuries," he said of the parents and three children. The west side of the home's basement was fully engulfed in flames, which already had spread through the walls when officers arrived on the scene, according to Kelly. The Berkley Public Safety Department received assistance fighting the fire from the Beverly Hills and Oak Park Public Safety Departments, he added. "Some of our activities at the scene were hampered by the cold weather," Kelly said. Burn patterns suggest the fire could have been caused by a malfunction with the family's …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The FBI says the male suspect, who wore a black mask and escaped on foot Monday, is an "alleged serial armed robber" who could be linked to several other recent bank robberies in Metro Detroit.
The Charter One bank on Woodward Avenue in Berkley was robbed of $6,000 on Monday in what authorities say could be the work of a serial armed robber. The suspect, dressed all in black and wearing a mask that obscured most of his face, was last seen Monday running north from the bank near the North Pointe Medical building, Berkley Public Safety Deputy Director Robert North said Tuesday. The man got away with $6,000, he added. The Royal Oak Police Department assisted in the unsuccessful effort to apprehend the man, as did the Southfield Police Department, which sent a tracker dog that was used to search the nearby neighborhood, North said. The Federal Bureau of Investigations said the man is a suspect in several recent robberies in Metro …