2 charged in Bloomfield Township thefts
Two people have been charged for two Bloomfield Township incidents involving stealing from a resident and a store, police said Thursday.
Kenneth Beverly, 50, of Warren was arraigned this week on a felony charge of larceny greater than $1,000, less than $20,000.
He was arrested after allegedly trying to sell an undercover officer swimsuits from inventory boxes reported stolen July 15 at the Bloomfield Sports Shop on West Maple, township police said in a statement.
“UPS dropped off four boxes of high-end competitive swimsuits and goggles outside the store. The swim gear was valued at nearly $5000,” the release said. “The store surveillance shows a heavy-set black male loading the boxes into a white pickup truck and leaving the area.”
After learning about a bid to sell the lifted items on a website, detectives called Beverly and arranged to buy some of the suits.
Once the scheme was uncovered, investigators also allegedly found the rest of the missing merchandise in his apartment, police said.
Another case also was resolved this month after an investigation.
A New Baltimore police officer called a Bloomfield Township resident April 7 after they found her tax returns and personal checks on a woman arrested for home invasion in Macomb County.
The suspect, identified as Stephanie Dzieszkowski of Shelby Township, was the resident’s housekeeper, police said.
Through another probe, Bloomfield Township detectives alleged that the 26-year-old had “attempted to cash a forged check on the victim’s account and stole over $13,000 worth of jewelry while cleaning the victim’s home,” police said. “The majority of the stolen jewelry was recovered at area pawn dealers.”
Dzieszkowski was arraigned at 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills on two felony charges: possessing personal identifying information with intent to commit identity theft and larceny over $1,000, less than $20,000. She was held at the Oakland County Jail. Bond was set at $50,000.