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Troy Crime Alert
Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile:
1000 block of Pond Ridge, 3/2-3/3, 10pm-5am: Victim discovered unknown suspect(s) stole his white 2015 Nissan Altima while it was parked in a parking space outside his residence. He is still in possession of the keys to his vehicle.
Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated:
John R Road and E. Maple Road, 3/4, 8:36pm: Officer was investigating a two-car crash in which the at-fault driver of a tan 2005 Chevrolet Equinox rear-ended another vehicle. The officer spoke with the at-fault driver, a 48-year-old female out of Sterling Heights, and noted an odor of alcohol emanating from her as she spoke. The driver admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier at an establishment in Royal Oak. The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which she did but the officer noted that she performed poorly. She refused to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test and was arrested on suspicion of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol. She was transported to the Lock-up facility where she was read her Chemical Test Rights and agreed to submit to a breath test. Her Chemical Test Results were .26 % and .27 %. She was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol-1st Offense and Preliminary Breath Test. Refusal.
Westbound W. Big Beaver Road, East of Adams Road, 3/4, 11:22pm: Officers were investigating a two-car crash in which the at-fault driver of an orange 2006 Chevrolet Aveo rear-ended another vehicle. The officers spoke with the at-fault driver, a 41-year-old male out of Flint, and noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him as he spoke. At first, the driver denied having any alcohol to drink, but later admitted to consuming one and then two drinks of alcohol earlier in the evening. The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officers noted that he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .124%. He was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol-1st Offense.
Breaking and Entering:
2000 block of Columbia Drive, 3/3, 10am-8:30pm: Victim believes he left the garage door open when he left the residence. When he returned home, he noticed the family’s red Electric Razor Scooter had been stolen and replaced with a black Electric Razor Dirt Rocket Mini-Bike. The victim is unable to provide any suspects and has never seen anyone driving the black mini-bike in the neighborhood.
Malicious Destruction of Property:
42911 Dequindre Road, 3/4, 9am-5pm: Victim discovered unknown suspect(s) broke-out the driver’s side middle window of her burgundy Ford E150 Van while it was parked in the rear parking lot behind the business. Nothing appears to be missing from the interior of the vehicle and she is unable to provide any suspects.
Drugs/Narcotics of Interest:
Northbound Interstate 75 Exit Ramp to Crooks Road, 3/2, 4:20am: Officers discovered a white 2001 Jeep Cherokee on the right shoulder of the road facing the wrong direction. As the officers approached the vehicle, they discovered a male passed-out while sitting in the driver’s seat. The officers were able to awaken the driver, a 41-year-old male from Hazel Park, who indicated he had left his girlfriend’s house and lost control of his vehicle, knocking down a “Do Not Enter” sign. The officers had the subject step out of the vehicle and observed sitting on the driver’s seat was a was piece of paper that contained a powdery substance believed to be Heroin. Also found next to the suspected narcotics was two pill bottles of Hydrocodone and Carisoprodol prescribed to the subject. The driver presented a Michigan Identification Card to the officers and it was determined that his driving privileges were currently ‘Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State. He was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did, but the officers noted that he performed poorly. He was arrested and brought to the Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights and he agreed to a blood test. He was charged with Driving While License Suspended-2nd Offense, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Narcotics pending laboratory results, and Possession of Heroin, also pending laboratory results.
Westbound W. Big Beaver Road, East of Lakeview Drive, 3/4, 6:38am: Officer observed a white 2007 Chrysler 300 without a license plate stopped at a red light. When the signal cycled to green, the vehicle did not proceed forward. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found the driver, a 55-year-old male out of Medina, Ohio, asleep. The officer was able to awaken the driver and asked for his Operator’s License but the driver indicated that it was expired. The officer was able to determine later that his Ohio Driver’s License was ‘Suspended’. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle to which he did, but the officer noted he was very unsteady on his feet and his actions and responses to questions were very slow. At one point, the subject pulled on his zipped coat over his head but he put in on backwards. Found on the driver’s side floorboard was a baggie of suspected marijuana. The suspected marijuana was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officer receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana. The driver was arrested and brought to the Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights and he agreed to a blood test. He was charged with Driving While License Suspended-2nd Offense, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Narcotics pending laboratory results, and Possession of Marijuana.
1641 W. Square Lake Road, 1/1-3/3: A Field Engineer discovered eight Deka back-up batteries missing from the fenced-in area of a cellular tower owned by SBA. The batteries stolen by the unknown suspect(s) are valued at $5,000.
Walmart, 2001 W. Maple Road, 3/3, 5:15pm: Victim was shopping at the business and was bumped into by an unknown male and the two continued on the way in the store. Minutes later, the victim received an alert from his smartwatch that the connection between that and his phone was disconnected. He then reached for his phone which had been attached to his hip by a phone clip and realized it was gone. He tracked the whereabouts of his phone to an address in the 70 block of Starr in Troy and knocked on the door there. At first, the female resident and her daughter denied having the phone. When advised that his watch had locked in on the address and told them the phone was definitely there, they suddenly remembered that their father/husband had found a broken phone while shopping at Walmart and brought the phone home for safe-keeping. They returned the phone to the victim.
Larceny From Automobile:
LA Fitness, 710 E. Big Beaver Road, 3/2, 9pm-10:34pm: Victim came to the facility to work-out and discovered unknown suspect(s) broke into his locker, taking the keys to his silver 2015 Toyota. The victim went to his vehicle to discover the suspect(s) ransacked the interior, taking his iPhone 6. His keys were later discovered in the bathroom by an employee. The responding officers were approached by several other victims who reported that their lockers were also broken into. The only other property missing was the car keys to a black 2014 Infinity Q50. The victim checked his vehicle to find nothing missing. Suspects include 3-4 males that came to the facility and were seen looking at people’s property that was lying on the basketball court sidelines. These subjects were not members but had guest passes to try out the facility.
Boro Tools Corp, 2525 Industrial Row, 3/1-3/3, 3pm-10:46am: Employee discovered unknown suspect(s) stole the license plate from the black GMC Sonoma Pick-up Truck owned by the business while it was parked in a parking lot.
CVS Pharmacy, 1980 E. Big Beaver Road, 3/4, 3pm-9pm: Victim reports unknown suspect(s) removed the fascia from the third rear brake light on her blue 2008 Dodge Caravan while it was parked in the parking lot on the east side of the building facing John R Road.
Kohl’s Department Store, 500 John R Road, 3/1, 3:25pm: An 18-year-old male from Warren, came to the business and attempted to steal $80 worth of store merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. He was issued a misdemeanor citation for Retail Fraud -3rd Degree and released from the scene.
Dicks Sporting Goods, 562 W. Fourteen Mile Road, 3/1, 5:40pm: An unknown male and two unknown females were observed shopping in the store when they suddenly ran out,
causing the security sensor alarms to be activated. Employees believes approximately $200 worth of store merchandise was stolen.
J. C. Penney, 700 W. Fourteen Mile Road, 2/20, 5:30pm-7:15pm: A 22-year-old female from Warren, came to the business and attempted to steal $268 worth of store merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. She was identified by the Loss Prevention Officers and released from the scene.
J. C. Penney, 700 W. Fourteen Mile Road, 3/2, 6:30pm: A 15-year-old female from Madison Heights, came to the business and attempted to steal $154 worth of store merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. The responding officers released her into her father’s custody who agreed to bring his daughter to Juvenile Court upon notice.
Office Depot, 871 E. Big Beaver Road, 3/3, 8pm: A 34-year-old male from Flint, came to the business and stole $249.99 worth of store merchandise, fleeing outside the business through the rear door, activating a security alarm. The suspect stashed the stolen merchandise on the west side of the building near another business before entering a silver 2001 Chevrolet Pick-up. The suspect drove the vehicle away at a high rate of speed, crashing into three other vehicles. The suspect drove westbound on E. Big Beaver Road, and at one point, drove up onto the center median in an attempt to escape. The vehicle was able to re-enter the westbound lanes but eventually jumped the right curb, striking a “No Standing, No Stopping, No Parking Sign”. The vehicle got stuck in some deep ruts after striking the sign. The responding officers found the suspect standing outside his vehicle and arrested him. The stolen merchandise was recovered by other officers. Found in the suspect’s possession was a syringe in his interior jacket pocket that appeared to have heroin residue on it. His Operator’s License was also currently “Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State. The suspect was charged with Retail Fraud-2nd Degree, Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia.
Sak’s Fifth Avenue, 2901 W. Big Beaver Road, 3/3, 9:29pm: A 19-year-old female from Holly, came to the business and attempted to steal $1,190 worth of store merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. She was arrested by the responding officers and charged with Retail Fraud -1st Degree.
J. C. Penney, 700 W. Fourteen Mile Road, 3/3, 8pm: A 47-year-old female from Howell, came to the business and attempted to steal $40 worth of store merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. She was identified by the Loss Prevention Officers and released from the scene.
J. C. Penney, 700 W. Fourteen Mile Road, 3/3, 8pm: A 33-year-old female from Hamtramck, came to the business and attempted to steal $730 worth of store merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. She was arrested by the responding officers and charged with Retail Fraud -2nd Degree.
Larceny in a Building:
1000 block of Villa Park, 2/27, 9am-5pm: Victim hired a moving company to transport her belongings from her residence in Troy to a location in Detroit. After the move was completed, the victim discovered she is missing a jar of coins that contain approximately $350 in currency. Attempts to contact the company have gone unanswered.
LA Fitness, 710 E. Big Beaver Road, 3/2, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Victim believes his iPhone 5 may have fallen out of his pocket while he was working out at the facility. When he utilized the “Find My Phone” app, it indicated his phone was currently at an address in the 3000 block of Anvil in Troy. He knocked on the door at the address and spoke with a female there who indicated she did not have his phone. Shortly after leaving the residence, he was contacted by LA Fitness who informed him that his phone had just been turned-in.
Jimmy John’s, 2016 W. Big Beaver Road, 3/4, 2:29pm: Employee placed her cellular phone in the office to charge. When she returned, she discovered the phone was stolen.
Troy officers took one report related to harassment, threats, and/or obscene phone calls.
Credit, Check, Identity Theft, Other Fraud:
2000 block of Highbury Drive, 2/26, 10:20am: Victim was contacted by the Internal Revenue Service who informed her that unknown suspect(s) filed a fraudulent 2015 in her name. The victim did not give anyone permission to do such and does not know how her personal information was compromised.
1755 E. Maple Road, 2/29, 9:39am-2:56pm: Employee received an E-Mail from unknown suspect(s) instructing her to wire $19,800 to a bank account in Catonsville, Maryland. The bogus E-Mail almost had the business owner’s correct E-Mail account except there was a misspelling that the employee observed. Also, the owner of the company is her father and she knew he would never make such a request but she confirmed the fraud attempt with him none the less.
1350 Kirts Boulevard, 2/21-2/25: Office Manager was opening the business mail and found three checks from the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency for three of the doctors at the business. During her investigation, she discovered an unknown suspect filed for unemployment benefits stating the office had a temporary shut-down. She contacted the Unemployment Agency and advised there had been no such shut-down. She was advised they had already directed some unemployment funds to the suspect through a bank account.
700 block of Century Drive, 2/24/2016-2/26/2016: Victim made some on-line school loan applications in early February. He then received a call from New York, asking for more personal information to complete the loan. Several calls were made back and forth, with the victim eventually being told the loan would be approved. He then was told he needed to pay the taxes on the loan immediately to receive it and was instructed to wire the money to an exchange in Florida. The victim sent a series of Western Union Cash Transfers totaling $1,122 before later determining he had been defrauded.
5000 block of Andover Road, 2/29, 9am: Victim discovered unknown suspect(s) attempted to file for an unemployment insurance claim against his employer on his behalf which was rejected. The victim did not give anyone permission to do such and does not know how his personal information was compromised.
2000 block of Williams, 2/22, 9am: Victim discovered unknown suspect(s) opened a fraudulent Comcast Account in his name for an address located in Detroit. The account had been closed for non-payment. The victim did not give anyone permission to do such and does not know how his personal information was compromised.
2000 block of Saxony Road, 2/29, 9am: Victim was contacted by the Internal Revenue Service who informed him that unknown suspect(s) filed a fraudulent 2015 in his name. The victim did not give anyone permission to do such and does not know how his personal information was compromised.
755 W. Big Beaver Road, 3/2, 8:38pm: An unknown male attempted to pay the $320 dinner bill for five customers with four credit cards that were denied by the credit card machine. The manager called NetSpend Bank on the fourth card presented and was told the credit card did not exist in their system. When told that the manager had called on the fourth card, the party of five tossed $320 in cash on the table and quickly left the restaurant, driving away in a black Ford Explorer and Silver Ford F-150 Pick-up. The suspect presenting the fraudulent credit card was described as being approximately 26-years-old and 5’9”.
1000 block of Crestline Drive, 3/2, 10am: Victim attempted to purchase an iPhone and an Apple Watch from a suspect in New York. The suspect insisted on a cash via bank transfer of $630 to complete to purchase to which the victim did. The victim has yet to receive his purchased items and the suspect will not return his calls nor E-Mails.
3000 block of Sherwood Drive, 2/29, 12pm: Victim received an iPhone through eBay that she did not order. She contacted the seller and returned the phone. She later received letters from PayPal regarding an account that she had never opened. The victim did not give anyone permission to open such an account and does not know how her personal information was compromised.
Troy Officers responded to six incidents involving domestic disputes or a family troubles during this reporting period. On-scene investigation produced enough evidence that two crimes of Domestic Assault were committed and two arrests were made. However, officers were required to take non-enforcement actions to either mediate the situations or keep the peace with the remaining domestic disputes. Readers should be aware that although some incidents do not result in arrest or prosecution, it does represent significant law enforcement resources in terms of time, on-scene investigation, and relocation of disputants, referrals to support agencies, peace keeping, as well as detective and prosecutorial review.
Officers responded to four incidents involving a person(s) with reported emotional or psychological issues and assisted with transport to a hospital for evaluation or other intervention.
Troy Officers responded to two incidents involving neighbor troubles in which there were no reasons for formal enforcement action.