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Teacher Killed in Murder-Suicide, Police Seek Flasher and More Crime Nearby

Find out what crimes made headlines in neighboring communities over the past week.

The following information was supplied by area police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Teacher Shot Multiple Times; Autopsies Scheduled Wednesday

Long-time West Maple Elementary School teacher Harry Berkowitz was attacked by his roommate, Thomas Ian Matthews, at the Franklin home they shared, police said.

ROYAL OAK: Neighbor Describes Atmosphere During 6-Hour Standoff

Police situation leads some nervous Royal Oak residents to hide in basements, a neighbor said.

TROY: Troy Police Seek Help in Finding Possible Stranger Danger Suspect

Four police reports filed over the past week involve a man exposing himself and making lewd comments to women while driving in his red SUV.

ROCHESTER: Purse Reported Stolen in Rochester

St. Clair Shores woman reports purse theft in Rochester and more crime from around Rochester.

ORION TOWNSHIP: Driver Wanted for Questioning in Road Rage Incident

Oakland County Sheriff's: Incident led to May 4 motorcycle accident on northbound M-24 in Orion Township.

Greg Thrasher May 13, 2013 at 11:48 AM
What a horrible situation murder suicides are often sordid and violent . One hopes the media does not tease us with their usual sleazily approach to this tragedy .
M&P9 Pro May 16, 2013 at 07:28 AM
I agree Greg. It's a pretty sickening act.

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