- It wasn’t a crime, but it take police action to solve the problem. On June 1, a business in the strip mall located at the strip mall at the northwest corner of John R and Big Beaver Rd contacted the Police Department to report an issue with some bees in the neighborhood. Upon arrival, a massive swarm of honey bees was found clumped in a small tree. Heavy pedestrian traffic was passing back and forth near the swarm of bees, creating a hazard.
Sgt. Scott Smith recognized that the honey bee population is dwindling and, in lieu of contacting an exterminator, he contacted the Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association. Beekeeper Jim Armstrong arrived on scene and captured the entire swarm alive. The bees will be relocated to a honeybee farm in Clarkston. Approximately eight pounds of these valuable bees were collected at this incident, which is the equivalent of more than 10,000 bees. That’s a lot of honey and a lot of pollination for our food supply,
- Not welcome behavior in Troy. A female patron at LA Fitness on Maple was showering in the women’s locker room in the middle of the afternoon when she observed a male subject in the locker room. She told him he was in the wrong locker room. The woman, a few minutes later, observed the subject watching her from under the stall. The suspect lunged at the woman and she fled the locker room. The suspect was identified, arrested on June 1 and arraigned on June 2. The suspect is LUIS AUGUSTO RAMIREZ, of Southfield. Ramirez was charged with Indecent Exposure by Sexually Delinquent Person, Surveil Nude Person and Assault and Battery. Ramirez was arraigned in front of Magistrate Chisholm of the 52-4 District Court and received a $50,000 Cash/Surety bond.
- It can be dangerous on I-75 with these folks behind the wheel. An officer initiated a traffic stop on a gold 2000 Ford Ranger that was being driven erratically as it almost struck two other moving vehicles. The officer spoke with the driver, a 24-year-old female out of Roseville, and noted an odor of alcohol as she spoke. The driver stated the vehicle was bad and very difficult to steer but admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier. The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations on which the officer noted that she performed poorly. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .17% – you don’t get this drunk on two drinks. She was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.
- Someone didn’t want to take this home, but wanted it handy. While doing yard work, the homeowner on Twain Court located a plastic bag between his back fence and a stack of bricks. Inside the bag was two suspected marijuana cigarettes, a lighter, and a bottle of Visine. The homeowner had no idea who the bag belonged to. The substance in the cigarettes were was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the responding officer receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana. The items were confiscated; to be destroyed at a later date.
- You know, these thieves bring their own landscaping brinks. While driving through the this Maplelawn dealership, the officer discovered all four tires and rims missing from a brand-new black 2016 Dodge Charger that was parked in the parking lot. The unknown suspect(s) stole the tires and left the vehicle atop landscaping blocks.
Employees returned after the weekend and discovered unknown suspect(s) broke out the rear driver’s side passenger window of a Chrysler 200 to gain access into the vehicle to steal the In-dash Navigation System.
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.