TROY POLICE PATROL: Bullets, Scammers, Larceny – A Not So Quiet Winter



DID THEY NEED TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR A FAMILY GATHERING OR IS IT ALL FOR SALE ON CRAIG’S LIST? Panera Bread, on John R Road, reported that unknown suspect(s) stole all the outdoor furniture stored in a semienclosed area where the dumpster is placed. Seven tables and approximately 17 chairs were taken.

HE’S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO GET THIS PERMIT RENEWED? An officer initiated a traffic stop to check on the welfare of the driver of a black 2007 Mercedes Benz northbound on Stephenson Hwy, just before 2 a.m.. The officer spoke with the driver, a 57-yearold male from Bloomfield Hills, who advised there was a firearm in the center console. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle to which he complied. The officer located the loaded firearm and rendered it safe. The driver stated he had a Concealed Weapons Permit to carry the firearm but it was expired. It was determine that the driver was ineligible to have such a permit. The driver was arrested and when asked, admitted there was some marijuana inside the vehicle. The officer located suspected marijuana in a compartment under the driver’s seat. The suspected marijuana was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officer receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana. The driver was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon in a Motor Vehicle Violation, Concealed Weapons Safety and Registration Violation, and Possession of Marijuana.

THIS KIND OF EXHIBITIONIST WON’T BE TOLERATED. Loss Prevention Officer from Kohl’s Department Store observed an unknown male exposing himself inside the business and called police. The suspect left the store and entered a black 2017 Lincoln MKZ, driving away from the area. The responding officers located the suspect’s vehicle parked in the Oakland Mall Parking Lot unoccupied near the At Home Store. Officers entered that business and observed the suspect exposing himself in that store as well. The 36-year-old male from Huntington Woods was arrested for indecent exposure when he exited the store.

DO NOT DO THIS! If you’re worried about your computer in any way, take a trip to Somerset Collection and visit the Microsoft Store or the Apple Store. DO NOT give your Social Security number to someone on the phone. Our victim received a pop-up ad (a clue you need help to clean up a virus) from whom she thought was from Microsoft, advising her that her computer was infected and she needed to contact Customer Support with a number provided. The victim called the number and was convinced to confirm her name, United States Social Security Number, her computer password, credit card account numbers (as they convinced her that those would be protected as well), and her banking account numbers. After ending the conversation, she felted she had been scammed. She contacted her bank the next day to cancel her credit cards and advised them of the breech of her account numbers. She discovered unknown suspect(s) made two fraudulent gift card purchases with PayPal, each totaling $100. And you can bet her personal information is for sale on the dark web.

THE TRUCK BIT THE BULLET THIS TIME. This driver was northbound on I-75 in his Ford F150 Pick-up Truck when he heard a loud noise. Thinking his vehicle got struck by a stone, he thought nothing of it. Upon returning home, he discovered that his passenger door had been struck by a bullet. The victim is unable to provide any possible suspect(s) and stated he had not been involved in any road-rage type incident while traveling on the roadway.

GETTING A LICENSE NUMBER WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA. This victim was southbound on I-75 and became involved in a road rage incident with the driver of a blue 2015 Ford Focus. The suspect cut off the victim after changing lanes and when the victim flash the vehicle lights at the driver, the suspect changed lanes and pulled alongside the victim’s Silver 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The victim saw the suspect make a throwing motion and then heard a loud bang on the side of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect exited the interstate at Westbound W. Big Beaver, cutting off other motorists after running the red traffic signal, escaping from the victim. The victim found fresh damage to the left rear door and window of the Jeep.

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