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Drinking to Blame for 2 Rollover Accidents

The following information was supplied by the White Lake Township Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

Two White Lake residents were arrested over the weekend on charges of drunken driving following two separate single car rollover accidents.

The first accident occurred on May 13 at 6 p.m. on Grass Lake Road near Porter.

According to , the driver was driving erratically and lost control of the vehicle. The car rolled into a swampy area. When police arrived, they checked the car for to see if anyone else was in the vehicle; there were no passengers.

The driver, a 44-year-old, was given a field sobriety test and, according to police Lt. Don Nankervis, failed. The man was cleared by medical staff and transported to Oakland County Jail. Blood was drawn and the case will be presented to the prosecutor's office for review.

The second incident occurred on May 13 at 1:30 a.m. on Bogie Lake Road near Sugden Lake Road.

Nankervis said a 41-year-old woman was driving down Bogie Lake and lost control on one the curves near Sugden. The car rolled several times, causing property damage and striking two posts.

When police arrived, the woman, who received minor injuries, was treated by medical staff and given a field sobriety test. According to the report, she failed the test and blood was drawn to check her blood alcohol content. Once cleared by medical staff, the woman was taken to Oakland County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation.

Molotov cocktail thrown at home

A small fire broke out on the lawn of a home on the 7000 block of Biscayne in White Lake.

According to police, the homeowner, an 81-year-old woman, heard a loud bang outside at around 1 a.m. on May 12. When she looked out to her lawn she saw the flames and called police.

The fire department was able to quickly distinguish the fire. When police arrived they found shattered glass amongst the burned yard, leading police to believe a Molotov cocktail was the cause of the fire.

Evidence was collected from the scene and is being analyzed. A neighbor told police he saw a man running from the yard. He said he tried to chase the man, but lost him in the dark.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the White Lake Police Department.

Jewelry taken from Kmart

Thousands of dollars in jewelry was taken from over the last week.

Nankervis said the store was hit twice in five days, sometime between May 13 and May 14 and May 9 and May10.

The first time, $5,000 in jewelry was taken from the store's jewelry case. There were no witnesses.

The second time, $8,000 in jewelry was taken from the store's case. Police said it's possible both incidents are related.

There is also cause to believe that the Kmart cases are related to the two jewelry in April, and to several other incidents in neighboring communities.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage and the case remains under investigation.

For questions about this crime report, email brooke.meier@patch.com.

uknowimright May 17, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Kmart has jewelry, and stuff worth more than a few bucks? Since when??

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