TROY POLICE PATROL: Big Box Stores Have Surveillance Systems and Will Prosecute

POLICE PATROL


Troy-Somerset Gazette

BIG DEPARTMENT STORES HAVE BIG SECURITY SYSTEMS – A 49-year-old female from Keego Harbor came to Macy’s at Somerset Collection and attempted to steal $906.13 worth of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. She was arrested by the responding officers and charged with Retail Fraud – 1st Degree.

WALMART IS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT PROSECUTING THIEVES – A 25- year-old female from Hazel Park came to the business and attempted to steal $84.82 of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. She was released at the scene by Loss Prevention Officers, who wish to seek criminal charges for Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree through the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.

DO YOU HAVE YOUR SALES RECEIPT? You’ll need it for your homeowner’s insurance. That’s where coverage is for items stolen from a vehicle, not your car insurance. This victim reports he and his family were purchasing several Apple iPhones to resell and placed the purchases in his blue 2016 Toyota RAV4 HV which he moved from the parking structure to a parking lot near Macy’s Department Store. The victim returned into the building and upon returning to his vehicle, noticed the right rear window had been broken out. Unknown suspect( s) stole 55 brand new Apple iPhone totaling approximately $60,000 in value. I imagine someone in the area is offering discounts on new iPhones.

THIS DRIVER WILL NEED A GOOD LAWYER – Officers responded to Downey Drive and Parliament Street on the report of a vehicle driving into a tree and the driver had left the area, sort of. It was just after 3 a.m. when the officers arrived to find a red 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-up Truck disabled after striking a tree. The officers also located a subject walking up and down a driveway nearby. The officers spoke with the subject, a 49-year-old male from Troy who admitted to being the driver of the crashed vehicle and to being intoxicated. The subject also admitted there was a firearm inside the vehicle, which the officers could not locate. When asked again, the subject became uncooperative but later admitted it was somewhere between his pick-up truck and the front door of the residence directly in front of the struck tree. The firearm was located on the grass on the front lawn of a nearby residence. He was arrested and transported to the Troy Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights and he agreed to take a Breath Test. His Chemical Breath Test results were .18% – twice the legal limit. He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Carrying a Concealed Weapon While Under the Influence of Alcohol, and failing to Report a Property Damage Accident.

OKAY, THERE ARE DRUNK DRIVERS IN THE AFTERNOON, TOO – Officers responded to the Oberweis Ice Cream store parking lot on Rochester Road to check on the welfare of a driver who had parked across two parking spaces and appeared to be slumped over the wheel of the vehicle while it was still running. It was Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. The officers located the driver of the green 2017 Subaru Outback who was now sitting on a bench outside the store and was slumped over. The officers spoke with the subject, a 30- year-old male from Detroit, and noted an odor of alcohol as he spoke. The subject admitted to having consumed three drinks that contained alcohol while at a golf course in Troy. He was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officers noted that he performed poorly. He refused to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test and was arrested. He was transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights but refused to submit to a Breath Test. A search warrant for a Blood Test was drafted and signed by a local Magistrate.

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL TO CONSUME – Officers responded to the area on the report of the driver of a white 2016 Hyundai Tucson who struck a utility pole and then drove away. The responding officers were able to locate the vehicle parked in the parking lot in the 200 block of Coachman Drive. The officers noted the vehicle had heavy front-end damage with blood on a deployed airbag and a flat front passenger side tire. The officers knocked on the front door of the apartment that the vehicle registered to and spoke with the 53-year-old owner of the vehicle who resides in Troy. While speaking with him, the officers noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him. When asked, the driver admitted to consuming three drinks that contained alcohol. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .325%. He was arrested and transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights but refused to submit to a Blood Test. He was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Injury Accident and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense pending laboratory results.

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 524-0777.