TROY POLICE PATROL: Don’t Expect a Good Reference After Punching Your Boss



ROBBED OF $500 – Officers responded to a local hotel on a report of a Strong Armed Robbery. The officers spoke with the victim who informed officers that two unknown suspects stole his wallet while they were in his hotel room. The wallet contained approximately $500 in cash and was on a table in his room. The victim stated he and a co-worker met the two suspects at a nearby drinking establishment and when the business closed, they went to the victim’s room where he was interested in purchasing some marijuana from the suspects. The victim used the bathroom and upon returning, noticed his wallet was not on the table in his hotel room. He confronted the two suspects and a fight ensued. The victim left his room where he woke up his co-worker and they located one of the two suspects still in the hotel hallway. Both subjects tried to grab the suspect but he was able to escape and took off running. Responding officers located the suspect walking on the sidewalk near W. Maple Road and detained him. The victim positively identified the suspect as having been in his room where the confrontation took place. The suspect, a 24-year-old male from Troy, was arrested and found to be in possession of $711 in currency.

SHE’LL GET NO SYMPATHY FROM OUR JUDGES IN DISTRICT COURT. Officers responded to the area on a report of a possibly intoxicated driver who was driving on her property and possibly struck a tree on Somerton. Officers arrived in the area and noted the vehicle, a blue 2006 Ford Ranger, was driving on the lawn and then drove onto Somerton Drive. A traffic stop was initiated but the driver accelerated and drove back onto the lawn and behind a residence before stopping. The officers approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver, a 54- year-old female from Troy, who indicated she was on her own property. The officers noted an odor of alcohol emanating from her and she was slurring her words. She was asked to step out of the vehicle to which she complied but nearly fell over. When asked, she admitted to having consumed two drinks containing alcohol. She was asked to participate in some field sobriety tests but they were stopped due to her inability to stand still and for fear of her safety. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .30%, which is a dangerous level and almost four times the legal limit. She was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Disobeying a Police Officer’s Signal.

DRIVER CRASHES, OFFICERS FIND NARCOTICS – Officers responded to Big Beaver east of Rochester on a report of a property damage accident involving two vehicles. Officers spoke with the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash, a 26-year-old male from Shelby Township, who appeared to be lethargic. When asked, he admitted to taking his prescribed medication Klonopin. He was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officers noted that he performed poorly. He was arrested and while searching his vehicle, officers located two syringes and a plastic bag that contained suspected Ketamine. The officers used the Ahura Raman Spectrometer that indicated a positive result of the contents in the bag containing 92% Ketamine, which is used as an anesthetic in hospitals. The driver was transported to the Troy Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights and agreed to take a Blood Test. His blood was drawn by medical personnel and he was charged with Possession of Synthetic Narcotics, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Narcotics pending laboratory results.

ANOTHER DRIVER HIGH, AND MAYBE LOST – An Officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban who was driving erratically on Cunningham. The officer spoke with the driver, a 28-year-old male out of Ortonville, who stated he did not have a driver’s license. It was determined that his State of Michigan Operator’s License was currently ‘Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State. While speaking with the driver, the officer noticed a syringe on top of the center armrest. The driver admitted that he had needles in the car along with some crack cocaine in his wallet and a crack pipe in his sunglasses case on the passenger seat. The driver was arrested and the items were found inside the vehicle where the officer was told they’d be. The suspected crack cocaine was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officer receiving a positive reaction for the presence of cocaine. The driver was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia, and Possession of Cocaine.

NO JOB REFERENCE FORTHCOMING HERE – Our victim was approached by a former employee who had just quit due to her friend getting fired at a Troy sports bar. The subject was upset with the victim, blaming her for the firing and got into a verbal altercation with the victim. The subject then punched the victim on the left side of her face with a closed fist and ran out of the business. The victim wishes to seek criminal charges for Assault and Battery against the suspect through the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.