News Nearby: Teen Trick-Or-Treater Reports Assault in Berkley and More

Here are some of this week's top stories from nearby towns.

Every Sunday, Patch will help you catch up with the big news happening in nearby towns, bringing you stories from Patch sites along Woodward Avenue and beyond.

Here's what's been happening nearby this week:

BERKLEY: Halloween High Jinks Result in Allegation of Assault

The Berkley Public Safety Department is investigating after a teenage trick-or-treater reported that an adult grabbed him and shoved him into a vehicle on Halloween.

ROYAL OAK: West Michigan Girl Undergoes Third Surgery to Reconstruct Nose

A Beaumont surgical team, led by Kongkrit Chaiyasate, reconstructs the nose of a Charlotte Ponce, who was severely disfigured as an infant in a raccoon attack.

FERNDALE: Ferndale Woman Attacked by Dogs; Laptop Stolen in Home Invasion

The following information was supplied by the Ferndale Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

BIRMINGHAM: Want Your Stinky Ginkgo Tree Removed? Birmingham Will Now Help You

The city has declared the female species of Ginkgo trees a nuisance in Birmingham, and will begin removing the trees at residents' requests.

CLAWSON: FBI Releases 2011 Crime Stats For Clawson

Clawson has reported less violent crimes and forcible rapes compared to 2010, according to new FBI data.


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