POLICE PATROL: Police Don’t Like It When You Spit On Them

POLICE PATROL

Troy-Somerset Gazette – January 14, 2019

WELL THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY – A 52- year-old woman came to Walmart and attempted to steal $40.45 worth of merchandise before being stopped by Loss Prevention. While speaking with the responding officers, she spit in an officer’s face. She was arrested and while being placed into the patrol car, she spit in the face of another officer. He was charged with Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree and two counts of Assault and Battery.

■ OF COURSE THEY HAVE SECURITY AT THE APPLE STORE – A 49-year-old man from Troy came to the Apple store and attempted to steal $199.95 worth of merchandise for sale before being stopped by Loss Prevention. He was arrested by the responding officers and charged with Retail Fraud – 2nd Degree.

■ THIEVES LOVE MACY’S – A 40-year-old man from Sterling Heights came to the business and stole $690.80 worth of merchandise for sale in the store. He was identified when he returned to the store two days later and arrested for another retail fraud. The Loss Prevention Officers wish to seek criminal charges for Retail Fraud – 2nd Degree through the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for this criminal act as well.

■ MACY’S WILL ALWAYS PRESS CHARGES – A 21-year-old woman came to the business and attempted to steal $46 of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by the Operations Asset Protection Manager. She was released at the scene by the Operations Asset Protection Manager who wishes to seek criminal charges for Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree through the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.

■ NEW MAKEUP FOR A NEW YEAR – A 20-year-old woman came to the Sephora store at Somerset and attempted to steal $212 worth of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. The suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation for Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree by the responding officers.

APPARENTLY HE HAD OTHER TARGETS – An employee at the Sunglasses Hut at Somerset Collection reported an unknown suspect stole $410 worth of merchandise from the business. The responding officer was able to locate the suspect in the Somerset Collection – North Center Court area and apprehended him. The stolen merchandise was recovered from the 25-year-old man, and he was issued a misdemeanor citation for Retail Fraud – 2nd Degree.

■ GOING FOR A BARGAIN AT TARGET – A 32-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman came to the business and attempted to steal $275.70 and $59.67 worth of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. Both were arrested by the responding officers with the 32-year-old suspect being charged with Retail Fraud – 2nd Degree while the 28-year-old suspect was charged with Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree.

■ DID SOMEONE KNOW THE HOUSE WAS EMPTY? This resident discovered that a basement window had been smashed last Monday morning at his home on Wright Drive between Habrand and McKinley. The home was ransacked and numerous items were stolen. Thieves opened the garage and pulled a vehicle in and loaded up their haul. Tracks in snow look like a truck or SUV. If you see a strange vehicle in your neighbor’s drive or garage, call the police. They’ll be more than happy to check.

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 524-0777.