ROCHESTER: Argument with Grandpa Leads to Story of Car Chase



TAKES ALL THE FUN OUT OF HAVING A NEW CAR. Officer dispatched to a Rochester Hills address where victim said she parked her brand new 2017 Kia Sorrento in her driveway about 8:00 p.m. the preceeding night and entered the residence for the remainder of the evening. When she went out the following Sunday afternoon about 1:30 p.m., she discovered an unknown suspect had shattered the car’s rear window.

YOUR MOTHER COMES TO VISIT AND… Officer dispatched to Walmart where Loss Prevention (LP) was detaining two persons. LP stated while doing routine floor surveillance he observed a male and an older female (later identified as his mother) selecting items, placing some in the cart and some in her large purse. They advanced to the shoe department where the male acted as a shield while the women continued to put items into her purse. When they advanced past all payment points to the exit, leaving the cart behind, they were stopped by LP.

He photographed the items removed from her purse totaling $150.02 and including; stomach medication, miscellaneous clothing items including men’s briefs, socks and pants. Both were handcuffed and transported back to the substation where it was discerned the mother could not speak or understand English and there was no Portuguese interpreter available. Son explained the situation to mom. Both were fingerprinted and issued citations and transported back to Walmart.

SOMEBODY IS VERY MIXED UP. Officers dispatched to the area of Livernois and Tienken for a 911 caller who stated his grandfather had attacked him and was currently chasing him in a silver PT Cruiser. One officer went to the residence, the other was dispatched to find the 20-year-old caller who was walking down Tienken. Officer who responded to the residence observed the PT Cruiser come down the street and initiated a traffic stop. The grandfather (69 years-old) was detained without incident. When the officer asked about a firearm on him or in the vehicle, he appeared puzzled and stated there wasn’t a gun. Grandfather stated his grandson had been having problems and he was indicating he should do something with his life, namely get a job.

An argument ensued and grandfather went upstairs to get his car keys. He wanted to go to the store and get the makings for spaghetti, when grandson confronted him on the stairs. Grandfather said they were in each others face but nothing had happened. He also stated he is a military veteran of 26.5 years and does own firearms, but they are locked in a safe. He said he did not want his grandson to get in trouble. Grandson said his grandfather never liked him, confirmed there was an argument and insisted there was a gun. He could not describe the firearm. He indicated he did not hit his grandfather because it would have upset his grandmother. He said he did want to pursue charges against the grandfather.

GARAGE DOORS ARE JUST TROUBLE. Officer dispatched to Rochester Hills residence where husband and wife reported their MacBook Air, some headphones and an American Express and Chase Visa credit cards had been stolen. Wife said an unknown had knocked on her door at about 8:00 a.m. that morning, but she was in a hurry to get ready for work and had not answered. At about 1:00 in the afternoon the dog walker came to the home. Her husband arrived home about 5:00 p.m. After realizing their belongings were missing from the coffee table, they checked the doors in the house and found the garage door entering the house was open, which was abnormal. Credit cards were canceled. Detective noted there was no sign of forced entry.

A DUD. Officer dispatched to Gamestop for a larceny report. Manager stated a couple entered the store, walked to the back and indicated they did not need help when he approached them. He went back to his tasks at the front of the store. A few minutes later the male exited the store and waved to the female, who also left. Manager did not feel right about the couple and checked the store video and observed the male take a Gamestop iPad and hid it under his coat. Manager states the iPad is made specifically for the store and has no other capability. They will be surprised.

THAT’S A VERY BIG BILL. Victim reported to the substation that he had received a bill from AT&T for $3,200 from August 2015. He stated he has never had an AT&T account. He said he had not reported the fraudulent account earlier because it had just showed up on his credit report. He is trying to work it out with AT&T, who said he had to make a report. He stated the same thing had happened with Verizon in 2015, but they did not require a police report to resolve the situation.

PRETTY NERVY. Officer dispatched to Rochester Hills residence where caller said an iPhone 7+ 258g was delivered to his home earlier in the day from Sprint via UPS. He stated he did not order the phone and 20-30 minutes after it arrived, an unknown black male came to the door asking for the phone. Complainant refused to give it to him, and the male got into a silver Hyundai with Wisconsin license plates and left. Complainant had observed a different male in a hoodie walk past the house shortly after the phone was delivered. Car was licensed to a Rental Car Finance Corp. in Wisconsin.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes or any other offenses, please call the Rochester Police Department at 248-661-9621 or the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, 248-537-3630.