Recent Incidents - Birmingham Police Department

Date/TimeAddressCategoryMore Info
01/10/2021 12:00 AM900 Block of Pleasant AveTheft LarcenyOn January 10, 2021 at approximately 12:58 a.m. officers were dispatched to to the 900 block of Pleasant Ave. to investigate a larceny from a vehicle. Officers checked the area and made contact with the reporting party, a 43-year-old female resident. She reported that at approximately 12:54 a.m. she observed someone actively inside her vehicle. Upon her opening the garage, the subject, described as a male in his early 20's with brown hair wearing a gray/white jacket, gray sweatpants, and white shoes, ran off. The reporting party advised she did not recognize the subject and that nothing was taken from her vehicle. There are no further leads at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
01/02/2021 11:00 PMSouthfield Rd. and W. Southlawn BlvdDUIOn January 2, 2021 at approximately 11:34 pm, officers were dispatched to Crestview Park (Southfield/Southlawn) on report of a vehicle that ran off the road into the park. While Officers were responding, dispatch advised that the vehicle was attempting to leave the scene. Dispatch advised that the vehicle was driving northbound through the park until the vehicle became disabled and came to a rest on the lawn in Crestview Park. Upon arrival, officers observed the driver, a 26 year-old woman from Melvindale, standing outside of the vehicle hysterical and unsteady on her feet. When questioned, she had no recollection of the accident or hitting anything and had been drinking earlier in the evening. The driver was asked if she needed medical attention, to which she answered no. Witnesses reported that the vehicle struck the curb on east side of Southfield Rd. with the driver side tires. The vehicle then left the roadway and entered the park traveling east until it made a 90 degree turn north. The vehicle drove north through the park with the drivers side back tire missing and driver side front tire flat, until the vehicle came to a rest on the northwest side of the park. The vehicle driver agreed to participate in a field sobriety test. Upon failing the test, a PBT was administered with results showing a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit. The driver was arrested and the vehicle removed from the park.
01/01/2021 1:00 PM33400 Woodward Avenue Car Accident/TrafficOn January 1, 2021 at approximately 1:03 pm, an officer was dispatched to Fast Signs on Woodward Avenue to investigate an alarm. The alarm company was notified that a vehicle was observed striking the front of the business. Upon arrival, the officer observed a heavily damaged store front with no suspect vehicle around. The business owner was contacted and later arrived on scene. Witnesses reported seeing a small, silver sedan, driving the wrong way on the service drive, ultimately striking the business with the front of the vehicle before continuing onto Woodward Avenue. Witnesses were unable to report a driver description or license plate number. An emergency restoration firm was contacted to secure the storefront and an investigation is ongoing.