Drinking, Drugs and Driving Don’t Mix Well in Troy


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•    Look for this one at next year’s Dream Cruise. Victim parked and locked his red 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS in the parking lot at Barnes & Nobel on John R and entered the business for just about 20 minutes.  When he returned, he noticed unknown suspect(s) had stolen his vehicle.

•      Please, please don’t ever do this. This Troy resident met a subject on Facebook who identified himself as “Charlie”.  The subject told the victim he was from London and that his business was in trouble.  He told her he needed to borrow money and when the business was back up and running, he would pay her back.  On 7/18/2016, she wired $7,500 to an address in Sabah, Malaysia.  On 8/22/2016, she wired $7,000 to an address in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.  On 8/23/2016, she wired $7,000 to the same address in Lampur, Malaysia.

•     At least she listened to her attorney. Officer was assisting in the investigation a vehicle crash at  14 Mile and I-75 and was speaking with the at-fault driver, a 23-year-old female from Warren.  She advised the officer that she was just returning from a drinking establishment and when asked how much she had been drinking, she refused to answer stating she wanted to speak with her attorney first.  After contacting her attorney, she advised the officer she would consent to perform sobriety tests (good advice, not taking the PBT has consequences). The officer noted an odor of alcohol emanating from her as she spoke.  She performed several sobriety evaluations, but the officer noted that she performed poorly.  Heres’ why. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .26% – three times the legal limit.  She was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.

•     If this happens to you, go right home an call the card holders. Victim finished watching the movie in theater #13 and when she left, she forgot her fanny pack.  When she returned she could not locate it but discovered one of the employees found it and turned it in to the front desk. When she got her property back, she discovered her State of Michigan Operator’s License, her Chase Credit Card, her Debit Card, her MJR Movie Card, and $80 in cash were stolen by unknown suspect(s).

•    She has a whole new set of probems now. An Officer initiated a traffic stop on a silver 2008 Mazda 6 for a vehicle equipment violation.  The officer spoke with the driver who was unable to produce any identification.  It was later determined the 26-year-old female from Shelby Township had her State of Michigan Operator’s License ‘Revoked’ by the Michigan Secretary of State due to two Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated convictions.  She was arrested and found inside her car was her old prescription bottle for Adderall that contained 11 Hydrocodone & Acetaminophen pills.  She was charged with Driving While License Suspended / Revoked and Illegal Possession of Barbiturates.

•     It’s 3:47 a.m., can you guess the problem?  Officers were dispatched to Vermont St, east of Rochester to check on the welfare of a driver sitting in a vehicle partially blocking the roadway.  Officers located the vehicle, a black 2015 Ford Taurus parked on the roadway with the vehicle hazards activated and a female subject passed-out in the driver’s seat.

Officers found the vehicle was not running and the ignition keys were in the female’s purse.  Officers found fresh damage to the passenger side of the vehicle and both passenger sides tires were deflated to the wheel rims.

Officers were able to awaken the driver, a 58-year-old female from Macomb, who stated she was coming from Greektown Casino and fell asleep while driving, striking a curb.  She stated she was waiting for a friend to come pick her up when she must have fallen asleep again.  She stated she had not drank any alcohol and is prescribed Zoloft but did take a Vicodin pill earlier in the morning.

She was asked to step out of the vehicle to perform several sobriety evaluations to which she did but the officers noted that she performed poorly. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .000%.

She was arrested and while searching her vehicle, officers located a green plastic tube inside a golf bag in the trunk that contained suspected marijuana.  The suspected marijuana was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officers receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana.  The driver was transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where she was read her Chemical Test Rights and agreed to take a blood test.  She was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Narcotics pending laboratory results.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes, or any other offenses, please call the Troy Police Department at 248-524-3477. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call 248-524-9777 and leave a message.