TROY POLICE PATROL: Don’t You Know Assault is Not the Civilized Way to Settle Things


Troy-Somerset Gazette

■ THIS IS ONE FOR THE PROSECUTOR TO DECIDE – Who did what to whom might have to be settled by a judge on this one. Officers responded to the Mon Kin Lau restaurant on the report of a fight in progress. The officers spoke with a 22-year-old male from Dearborn who stated a patron pushed his cousin while on the dance floor. The subject approached the aggressive male and asked him what his problem was. He states the subject then punched him but was unsure as to what side of his face was struck. The subject then responded by striking the aggressive male with a beer bottle, causing a laceration to his face. The officers responded to a nearby hospital and spoke with the victim, a 35-year-old male from Rochester. He stated he approached the subjects because his wife and friends were being bothered by the pair. He said he asked them to stop and was shooed away by the cousin. The victim pushed the cousin and was greeted by a punch from the second subject. He then was struck with a beer bottle which caused him to need twelve stitches to close the wound to the bridge of his nose.

■ ASSAULT AND BATTERY WILL NOT GET YOUR JOB BACK – The manager of Massage Luxe reports she was attacked by an employee after the employee was fired. The victim reports she and the business owner had a meeting with the 32-year-old female from Detroit and she was informed her employment was being terminated. After the meeting, the manager walked into Room #1 where the fired employee followed her and punched her in the head. The victim states she fell to the ground and the suspect continued to strike her until the fight was broken up by the owner and another employee. The officers spoke with the suspect who stated she was grabbed by the manager, and she protected herself by striking the manager. More for the prosecutor to decide, and there are witnesses here.

■ IF YOU DIDN’T ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU CAN’T WIN – A Troy resident received a letter indicating that she had won $750,000 in the “The Cash is King Super Sweepstakes Drawing.” She was informed that the matter was sent to the United States Customs Border Protection since the Award Notification Commission was unable to contact her. She subsequently received phone calls from an unknown subject, informing her that she needed to send money via money orders as collateral. The victim sent seven separate money orders totaling $6,750 to an address in Miami, Florida. She then began receiving phone calls from a subject identifying himself as “Tim Perkins” who was trying to extort more money from her. The victim spoke with her daughter who realized her mother was being scammed.

■ SERIAL BANK ROBBER AT LARGE – Police are looking for a woman suspected of robbing multiple banks in the area this week, including one in Troy. On Thursday shortly after 2 p.m., the woman entered the Flagstar Bank on Big Beaver Rd. in Troy, handed a teller a note announcing a robbery, and walked out with an undisclosed amount of money. Police say they believe the same woman did the same thing at a Comerica Bank branch in Macomb Township just hours before. They believe she is also responsible for two attempted robberies this week in Sterling Heights and Warren. The suspect is described as a black female in her 40s. No weapon was seen in any of these cases, according to police, and no injuries were reported.

■ HOPEFULLY THIS ISN’T A REGULAR THING – A 52-year-old female from Royal Oak came to the TJ Maxx on John R and attempted to steal $38 of merchandise 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.

■ DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVERS ARE STILL OUT THERE – Maybe this involved a little more than alcohol. Just after midnight, officers responded to Crooks and Long Lake to check on the welfare of a driver who drove onto the median of the road and was unresponsive. The officers arrived to find a 2018 Kia Niro parked in the median. The officers were able to awaken the driver and instructed her to place the vehicle into park. The officers spoke with the subject sitting in the driver’s seat, a 34- year-old female from Ferndale, and had her exit the vehicle. The officers noted that she was unsteady on her feet and had no idea what happened. When asked how much alcohol she had consumed, she replied, “too much.” She was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations, but the officers noted that she performed poorly. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .129%. She was arrested and while searching the vehicle, the officers located her prescription medication, which included Gabapentin, Tramadol, and Amitriptyline. She was transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where she was read her Chemical Test Rights and agreed to submit to a Blood Test which was drawn by medical personnel. The was charged with 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.