Troy Police Arrest Serial Bank Robber

Gary Peter Goff of Wayne was arrested on October 10 for at least four bank robberies

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Troy Police have arrested a man responsible for at least four bank robberies. Gary Peter Goff of Wayne was arrested on October 10 at approximately noon shortly after robbing the TCF Bank located at 2484 Coolidge Highway.

On October 12, Goff was arraigned on four counts of Bank Robbery at 52-4 in front of Magistrate Waldman and was denied bond. The charges are associated with the October 10 incident, along with two additional robberies of the same TCF location on April 16, 2015 and October 26, 2015.  Goff was also charged for a robbery that occurred at the TCF location at 2138 E. Big Beaver Road on September 10, 2015.

Goff is being investigated for bank robberies in other communities as well.

For their assistance, the Troy Police Department would like to thank the Clawson Police Department; the Troy Special Investigations Unit, which consists of officers from Auburn Hills Police Department, Birmingham Police Department, Bloomfield Township Police Department, and the Royal Oak Police Department; and the FBI Oakland County Gangs and Violent Crimes Task Force.

Obviously, she should have called grandma before she came to Troy – Officers responded to the location to check on the welfare of a baby left in a car.  A witness was in the parking lot and heard a baby crying from inside a car.  The witness located a nine month old sitting in a maroon 2007 Chevrolet Impala.  The baby was drenched in sweat with the outside temperature of 75 degrees.  The witness stated she had been with the child ten minutes before the officers arrived.  Paramedics responded and found the baby to be ok and in no need of further medical treatment.  The mother of the child arrived and spoke with officers.  The 26 year old from Detroit advised that she had an interview at Primary Eye Care and did not have anyone to watch her child as she was in desperate need of a job.  She was issued a Misdemeanor Citation for Child Neglect.  Child Protective Services was contacted and advised they would investigate the incident.  They recommended the child not be turned back into the mother’s care.  The baby’s grandmother was contacted and arrived to take custody of the child.

Missing her drug test isn’t going to be her only problem. This is on Crooks, during rush hour for heavens sake, and there are witnesses. It‘s just before 6:30 p.m. Our victim was driving his Harley Davidson Motorcycle when he became involved in a road-rage incident with the driver of a blue 2009 Saturn Aura.  The victim stated he was being tailgated by the female driver of the Saturn after tailgating another vehicle, and he slowed-down to get her to drive around him.  He states a she changed lanes and as she passed, he began to scream at her.  He states she then swerved into his lane, intentionally striking his vehicle.  He momentarily lost control of his motorcycle but was able to gain control of it.  He states that then  she got stopped at a red light and he was able to pull in front of her, preventing her from leaving the area.  Responding officers spoke with the suspect, a 57-year-old female from Auburn Hills who admits to tailgating drivers as she was in a hurry and she was late for a drug / urine test.  She states she did not see the motorcycle as she changed lanes.  She admits to showing the victim her middle finger but denies intentionally trying to strike him.

It was determined that her Operator’s License is ‘Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State.  Two other drivers witnessed the incident and both state there were no vehicles in front of the suspect for her to need to change lanes and they observed her intentionally strike the victim with her car.  She was arrested and charged with Felonious Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Driving While License Suspended.

This bunch is why city council wants two officers in a patrol car. – Officers initiated a traffic stop on a red 2010 Chrysler Town and Country for a traffic violation at Rochester and Big Beaver at 2:55 a.m.  The Officer noted the odor of alcohol and marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle while speaking with the driver, a 19- year-old male from Detroit, who would not allow his vehicle to be searched.

The occupants of the vehicle were asked to step out of the vehicle to which they complied.  Officers spoke with the backseat passenger, an 18-year-old male from Eastpointe who refused to be searched.  He became resistant and was placed into handcuffs.  Found inside his inside breast pocket was a loaded black Glock 9mm Handgun.  He was arrested and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon Violation.  Officers patted-down the 19-year-old driver who was found to be in possession of a Bersa Thunder .380 Handgun with a laser attachment.  He was arrested and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon Violation.

Officers patted-down an 18-year-old passenger from Bloomfield Hills and placed him into a patrol vehicle.  He was released but officers later discovered suspected marijuana had been placed into a crevice in a storage compartment on the left side door panel of the patrol vehicle where the subject had been sitting.  The suspected marijuana was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officers receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana.    He was issued a Misdemeanor Citation for Possession of Marijuana which was mailed to his residence.

stylish car attracted thieves, again. Victim discovered unknown suspect(s) stole her gray 2009 Chevrolet Impala while it was parked in the parking lot on John R.  The victim states the vehicle was locked and the driver’s door handle was still damaged from a possible previous vehicle theft attempt at the business a month prior.

You keep the keys in the vehicle. Really? The thieves want to thank you. Victim parked his gray 2005 Ford F-250 Pick-up in the rear lot of the Drury Inn and went inside the building.  When he came out of the building to have a smoke, he heard his diesel engine fire-up and noticed the dome light inside his vehicle was on.  He began to walk toward his vehicle and it pulled out of the parking space.  He chased after the vehicle for approximately 40 yards and saw another vehicle, possibly a dark-colored Chevrolet Trailblazer drive by with the headlights off.  The victim was unsure if the vehicle doors were locked and he keeps the keys to the vehicle in the driver’s side door.  The vehicle was spotted traveling Southbound on Interstate 75 at 11 Mile Road by the Madison Heights Police Department but when a traffic stop was initiated, the vehicle sped off.  It was last seen southbound near the 9 Mile curve.

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