This Traffic Stop Started A Landslide of Related Charges

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If he was homeless, he found a place to sleep. A 37-year-old male from Troy was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and released.  He walked to the north end of the property and sat down.  He then took off his shoes, walked back to the Emergency Room, and wished to be seen again.  He was told that he did not need to be treated at the hospital and was asked to leave the property.  He refused and officers were called to the location.  He again refused to leave in the officers’ presence and was arrested.  He was charged with Trespassing.

Now this is a host of problems. Officer initiated a traffic stop on a tan 2007 Cadillac DTS for a plate violation.  The officer spoke with the driver who provided a State of Florida Driver’s License.  The officer discovered the license was not real and the driver could not be located in the Florida Driver’s License Bureau.  When asked what his real name was, the driver replied, “I have nothing to say”.  He was arrested and transported to the Troy police Lock-up Facility where he provided his real name.  The subject was identified as a 23 year old male out of Dearborn, who indicated he had a felony arrest warrant out of Las Vegas, Nevada.  He stated he bonded out of court there and never returned.  It was discovered that he had been arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada for Felony Assault in 2014 and he also has a “Suspended” Driver’s License out of Miami, Florida where he also has a warrant for his arrest there.  The suspect was charged with Hinder and Obstruction of a Police Officer, Possession of Fraudulent Identification, Driving While License Suspended – 2nd Offense, and Improper Vehicle Registration.

The officer noted that the suspect was unsteady on his feet and an odor of alcohol could be detected emanating from him.  The suspect, a 66 year old male from Troy, was read his Chemical Test Rights and he agreed to take a Breath Test with a result of .08%.  He was charged with Assault and Battery of a Police Officer, Flee and Eluding of a Police Officer, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 3rd or Subsequent Offense.  The suspect has four prior convictions of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol dating back to 1993.

HE WAS A LUCKY ONE. Officer dispatched to Rochester Hills residence for an identity theft report. Complainant stated he received an email from his bank regarding an address change to Spring Hill, FL on his bank credit card; he advised the bank to cancel the transaction. He also received a call from Wells Fargo that there was an attempt by an unknown person to open a credit card in his name with a St. Louis, MO address. Complainant said he hadn’t lost any money but was concerned that an unknown person has his vital information. Officer made a report and advised complainant to get Life Lock.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes, or any other offenses, please call the Troy Police Department at 248-524-3477.