Recent Incidents - Birmingham Police Department

Date/TimeAddressCategoryMore Info
04/13/2021 12:00 AM200 W. Maple Rd. BurglaryOn April 13, 2021 at 12:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to Revive for a B&E in progress. Upon arrival, officers confirmed the front door and a window of the business had been shattered. Officers checked and cleared the building. Witnesses reported that a black Dodge Durango pulled up and parked in front of the store facing east. Three subjects exited the vehicle with a fourth subject remaining in the driver's seat of the vehicle. One subject hit the window to the right of the door with an ax, unable to break it. The subject then hit the ax against the door, shattering the glass. Three subjects entered the store and made numerous trips from the store to the vehicle with large amounts of clothing, before finally exiting the store and leaving in the vehicle heading westbound on Maple Rd. toward Southfield Rd. Subjects one and two are described as wearing black or blue jeans, dark colored jackets and gloves. Subject three is described as heavy-set, wearing grey sweatpants, a dark colored hoodie and gloves. Subject four's description is unknown. Officers were unable to collect any DNA or fingerprint samples due to the suspects wearing gloves. The owner of Revive is compiling a list of stolen merchandise and total damage. Belfor was contacted to board up the door and window. An investigation is ongoing.
04/10/2021 8:00 AM800 S. Adams Rd. Theft LarcenyOn April 10, 2021 at approximately 8:25 a.m., an officer spoke with the owner of Birmingham Barbers who stated that an A-Frame sign was stolen from the property. The sign was last seen on 4/9/21 at 6:20 p.m. and was noticed missing on 4/10/21 at 7:00 a.m. The sign was not secured to anything. The cost of the sign is approximately $300. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.
04/06/2021 8:00 PM900 Block of N. Adams Rd.Auto TheftOn April 6, 2021 at approximately 8:08 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 900 block of Adams Rd. to take an attempted UDAA report. The reporting party and vehicle owner, a 49-year-old male resident, stated that his neighbor called around 7:30 p.m. to inform him that the driver's side window of his vehicle was shattered. Upon checking the vehicle, the owner found that the ignition had been removed and the glove box was ajar. The only item reported missing from the glove box was about $10 in quarters. The officer inspected the vehicle finding a 6" cut on the top cover of the vehicle where it appears suspects attempted to gain entry. A pry mark was also seen on the right window frame where it appears the window was broken. The ignition was located on the driver's seat with multiple tool marks and the plastic ignition housing was located on the diver-side floorboard. Officers were unable to locate fingerprints on either of the items. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
04/06/2021 3:00 PM2000 Block of Fairway Dr.Theft LarcenyOn April 6, 2021 at approximately 3:25 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 2000 block of Fairway Dr. for a larceny report. The reporting party, a 57-year-old male resident, stated that a package was confirmed delivered to his residence by USPS on Saturday, 4/3/21 at 5:45 p.m. but was not there when he arrived home the following evening, on Sunday 4/4/21. The package is valued at $25. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.
04/05/2021 11:00 PM35000 Block of Woodward Ave. Theft LarcenyOn April 5, 2021 at approximately 11:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 35000 block of Woodward Ave. on reports of a vehicle theft attempt in progress. While on the phone with dispatch, the reporting party advised the suspects left northbound on Woodward Ave. from Oakland in the vehicle. Officers arrived in the area and began to check Woodward and the surrounding neighborhoods. An officer made contact with the reporting party who advised the vehicle was still in the parking lot. The reporting party stated that the suspects left in a red unknown SUV and headed northbound on Woodward. Officers began searching the area for the other vehicle. The officer on scene observed that the vehicle in the parking lot had it's driver side window smashed out. The reporting party stated that he was sitting inside his residence when he heard a loud bang in the parking lot. He observed two suspects, a large white male wearing a white t-shirt and an unknown male wearing a black hoodie, inside of the vehicle attempting to reverse the vehicle when they suddenly stopped. After about :30 of trying to move the vehicle, the suspects exited the vehicle and got into the red SUV and left the scene traveling northbound on Woodward Ave. The Officer contacted the owner of the attemped stolen vehicle who stated that there was nothing of value inside of the vehicle. Upon review of the vehicle, officers noted a smashed-out driver side window, the vehicle engine was on and in neutral, the center console was open and two flashlights that did not belong to the owner were found. Officers were unable to locate any fingerprints. The owner advised nothing was missing from the vehicle. There are no additional witnesses at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
04/04/2021 6:00 PM200 N. Old Woodward Ave. AssaultOn April 4, 2021 at approximately 6:19 p.m. an officer was dispatched to Starbucks for an incident with a customer that occurred earlier in the day, at approximately 4:45 p.m. The store manager reported that a customer threw a hot cup of coffee at employees. The manager did not witness the incident but overheard an argument between and employee and customer. The manager interjected giving the customer, described as a white female approximately 50-years-old with brown hair, a new cup of coffee and asked her to leave the store. The victim, a 26-year-old Starbucks employee, stated that she gave the suspect a hot cup of coffee at the hand-off location where they give all customers their drinks. She then asked the suspect to take her coffee to the condiment bar where cream and sugar are provided, at which time the suspect became angry. The employee then attempted to move the suspect's coffee to the condiment bar at which time the suspect began screaming obscenities, took the cup and thrusted it forward toward the employee's hand, spilling the contents all over the counter. Witnesses reported that the customer appeared to be trying to pour the coffee on the employee's hand. The suspect then threw the cup and remaining coffee over the plexiglass barrier to the area where the employees make the coffee. The cup then hit the ground, splashing contents onto the leg of another employee. No injuries were reported. At the time of the report, the suspect was no longer in the store. An investigation is ongoing.
04/01/2021 9:00 PM300 E. Merrill St. DUIOn April 1, 2021 at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to The Rose Room regarding a female who called 911 twice about a drink she had been recently served. The female stated she had been drugged. She then stated that she could not come into the station to make a report because she had COVID-19. Dispatch could hear laughter in the background of the call before it disconnected. Dispatch was able to contact the caller again who stated she was no longer at the Rose Room and was on her way home. The caller stated that she could not feel her legs. Officers asked the caller if she was able to come to the police department or go to the hospital, to which she responded that she could not because she had to work in the morning. She stated that she was at the Rose Room from 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and bought one mixed drink. When asked why she was at the Rose Room with COVID-19, she reported that she found out she was positive at 9:05 p.m. She reported that she paid with cash and could not identify the server. When asked if the server was male or female, she ended the call. The officer attempted to call her back with no answer and left a voicemail asking for a return call. After leaving the voicemail, the officer made contact with the General Manager at the Rose Room. The manager and Security personnel advised that they had refused entry to an individual because she was too intoxicated. While they were talking, the women drove by. Officers followed the vehicle to the Pierce Street Parking Structure in attempt to speak with the vehicle occupants. Officers identified the passenger as the woman they had spoken with over the phone moments earlier. Officers asked the woman to exit the vehicle and speak with them. She denied calling the police department and said maybe she "butt dialed" them on accident. She did not recall telling officers she had COVID-19 or that she could not feel her legs. She explained that she tried to enter the Rose Room but was denied entry "for no reason." She then stated that she was not sure why she called the police and that it could have been an accident or she was trying to be funny. She then apologized for calling and said she was "trying to be funny like April fools." While officers questioned the driver, they noticed the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle and that he speech was slightly slurred. The driver apologized for smelling like alcohol and admitted to drinking earlier in the day. Officers asked the driver to step out of the vehicle to perform a field sobriety evaluation to which she agreed and failed. A blood alcohol test registered above the legal limit and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence.
03/31/2021 12:00 AM1900 Block of Yosemite Blvd.Theft LarcenyOn March 31, 2021 at approximately 12:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of Yosemite Blvd. to take an LFA report. Upon arrival, the officer met with the reporting party, a 25-year-old male resident, who stated that at noon the day prior (3/30/21) he heard an abnormally loud noise as he started his vehicle and noticed that the catalytic converter was cut off and missing from the bottom of the vehicle. He stated that he parked the vehicle on the street outside of his residence on 3/29/21. The vehicle was locked and nothing appeared to be missing from the inside nor was any damage was sustained to the exterior of the vehicle. The officer searched the area with no results. The part is valued at approximately $200. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.