TROY POLICE PATROL: Do 90-Degree Temps Just Make Some People Do Crazy Things?


Troy-Somerset Gazette

MAYBE IT’S THE HEAT THAT MAKES PEOPLE ACT THIS WAY – An 11-year-old victim was assaulted by a 41-year-old female from Troy who was upset with the victim. The victim approached the suspect at the apartment’s common pool area and advised her that her daughter shouldn’t be sending inappropriate text messages to people. The suspect reacted by shoving the victim with both hands and told her she would fight her if she were an adult. The father of the victim wishes to seek criminal charges against the suspect for Assault and Battery against his daughter.

DAD MIGHT NOT HAVE PRESSED CHARGES, BUT THE POLICE WILL – This victim was driving his son to church (honest) and an argument ensued while they were southbound on I-75, north of Big Beaver. As the victim was exiting the freeway, the 28-year-old son grabbed his father’s seatbelt strap from behind, pulling it against the victim’s chest and neck. The suspect exited the vehicle and took off running. One of the responding officers located the suspect at a nearby service station on Crooks and spoke with him. The suspect became upset and began to tussle with the officer, at one point, putting the officer into a headlock and knocking him to the ground. The officer was able to break free and deployed his Taser, striking the suspect in the chest. The suspect pulled the Taser wires from his chest but remained on the ground. The officer received injuries to both knees, to the top of his left hand, and to his right elbow and neck area. The suspect was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery of a Police Officer.

SUSPECT PROBABLY CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY THIS HAPPENED – This victim is the Group Home Manager and she was assaulted by one of the residents, a 31-year-old female from Troy. The resident became upset during lunch and pushed the manager in the chest, which caused her to fall into a desk. The suspect then slapped another resident in the face and struck her with a plastic plate. The suspect was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery.

THIS THIEF HAD A GREAT TIME WITH THE STOLEN CREDIT CARDS – The victim left her office on Stephenson Hwy. for lunch and when she returned, noticed her Asus Vivo Book Laptop was missing from her desk. Another employee left his office open to take a conference call and later was contacted by his bank regarding several unauthorized transactions against his credit cards. This victim checked his wallet and noticed his two credit cards were missing. He realized he had set his wallet down in his office while he participated in the conference call. The unknown suspect(s) used his credit cards to complete several fraudulent purchases in the area including a purchase at Safiedine Oil Company, a gasoline station at Maple Road and Stephenson Highway in Madison Heights for $61.22; two purchases at the Golden Wine Center in Madison Heights for $15.16 (cigarettes) and $76.56 (alcohol); and two fraudulent purchases at the Best Buy Store in Madison Heights for $1,144.78 (a television and sound board) and $600 for two $300 gift cards. Maybe one of these stores has a camera and the victim take a look at the thief.

THERE IS NO NEED TO CARRY YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD – All anyone needs to ask you once you have an account is the last four numbers. Memorize them! It’s the perfect way for thieves to steal your identity. A Prentis Drive resident was having an estate sale and during the sale, unknown suspect(s) stole one of the victim’s wallets, which was on a kitchen table. The wallet contained both the victim’s Social Security Card and credit cards. The victim is unable to provide any possible suspect(s).

YOU USUALLY DON’T FIND THIS IN YOUR FRONT YARD IN THE MORNING – A Killarney Lane homeowner awoke at 6:15 a.m. to discover a gray 2015 Chrysler 200 parked on his lawn with a female sitting in the driver’s seat. Officers arrived to find the driver attempting to drive the vehicle off the lawn. The driver, a 48-year-old female from Pontiac, had to be ordered out of the vehicle and she was being uncooperative with the officers. She was unsteady on her feet and when asked, she denied drinking any alcohol but admitted to drinking “all day” the day before. The officers noted an odor of alcohol emanating from inside the vehicle well after she had exited it. She refused to perform any sobriety tests or submit to a Preliminary Breath Test and was arrested. She was transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where she was read her 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. The search warrant was executed and the driver’s blood was drawn by medical personnel. She was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol pending laboratory results.

THE BACK OF YOUR CHAIR IS NEVER A GOOD PLACE TO HANG SOMETHING – This victim was sitting in the Oakland Mall food court area and set her drawstring bag on the back of her chair. Without realizing it, unknown suspect(s) stole her bag, which contained two epipens, a tan Detroit Lions Wallet, her gift cards, a debit card, and an iPhone charger.

MAYBE HE WAS TOO DRUNK TO REMEMBER DRINKING – Officers responded to Rochester and Wattles on the report of a blue 2018 Ford Taurus that struck a street sign. The officers arrived in the area to find the vehicle broken-down in the right lane with front-end damage. The officers spoke with the owner of the vehicle, a 64-year-old male from Troy, who did not know what happened. The subject stated he was completing a turn-around when suddenly the vehicle broke down. The officers noted that the subject’s speech was sluggish and slurred and he had bloodshot and watery eyes. When asked, he denied having consumed any alcohol. He was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officers noted that he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .24% – three times the legal limit. He was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.

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 and leave a message.