This Theft Led to Some Serious Charges

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•     It seems he should have just bought the sunglasses. This victim was sitting in the Somerset food court eating when an unknown male came up from behind him and stole his Cartier Sunglasses he was wearing valued at $1,200. The suspect took off running through the mall with the victim chasing after him. Somerset Collection Security Officers and the responding officers were able to locate the suspect and arrested him, returning the sunglasses to the victim. The suspect, a 22-year-old male from Detroit, was found to be in possession of a narcotic pill bottle with the label removed. Inside the bill bottle were 35½ pills which were later confirmed to be Xanax. Also found on the suspect’s person was $546 in cash. Apparently he didn’t know they not only have good security, but real Troy Police Officers on duty there, for which the mall pays the city,

•     Drugs continue to be a problem. The pharmacist was suspicious of a subject who presented a prescription for Adderall. The pharmacist called the doctor on the prescription and was advised he had not prescribed the medication to the subject. The responding officer was familiar with the suspect attempting to obtain the narcotics as he was arrested for the same type of crime in February of 2016. The officer observed a blue Chrysler A Van parked in the business lot and approached the vehicle. Sitting inside the vehicle was the suspect, a year-old male out of Hazel Park, who was asked to step out of the vehicle. The officer received consent from the suspect to be patted-down and the officer found five Adderall pills in his pants pocket. The suspect was arrested and placed into a patrol vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle was searched and the officer located a laptop believed to be used to make the fraudulent prescriptions. The suspect was charged with Possession of Narcotics and Fraudulent Procurement of Narcotics.

•    You don’t expect this. A Pond Ridge resident 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.

•    I’d say she had more than a couple of drinks earlier. Officer was investigating a two-car crash at Maple and John R 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 from 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, which 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 – three times the legal limit. She was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense and Preliminary Breath Test Refusal.

•     Wonder what kind of work he had in mind. A resident advises she confronted the driver of a black 2015 Ford Transit Work Van who pulled all the way into her driveway and parked near her garage. The driver exited the vehicle and asked if “Ray” was home. The resident did not know anyone named Ray and sent him on his way. The resident contacted the police to advise of the suspicious incident and officers responded to the area. Officers located the van which returned to Starr and was observed pulling into another resident’s driveway. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, a 54 year old male out of Troy, and noted an odor of alcohol as he spoke. When asked if he had been drinking alcohol, he denied drinking any at all. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle to perform several sobriety evaluations on which he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .13. He was arrested charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.

•    You know you’ve had too much to drink when you don’t know why police stopped you. Driver on southbound Rochester reports he was involved in a vehicle accident in which the driver of a silver 2015 Ford Focus SE sideswiped his vehicle and drove away.

Officers were able to locate the vehicle and initiate a traffic stop on westbound Big Beaver, west of Livernois Avenue. Officers spoke with the driver, a 52-year-old male from Holt, who did not realize why he was being stopped. His vehicle had severe damage to the passenger side of the vehicle with deployed side air bags.

The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle and officers noted an odor of alcohol as he spoke. When asked if he had been drinking alcohol, he replied “A pint.” The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations, on which he did poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .223, very drunk. He was arrested charged with Failing to Stop and Identify at an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.

•    Just after 2 a.m., pretty good chance he’s drunk. Officers initiated a traffic stop on a blue 2014 Ford Escape that was being driven erratically on Rochester Road. The officers spoke with the driver, a 55-year-old male from Shelby Township, and noted an odor of alcohol. When asked, the driver admitted to having just left a casino and that he consumed two alcoholic drinks. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle to perform several sobriety evaluations. which he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .115. He was arrested charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.

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.