TROY POLICE PATROL: Labor Day Holiday Weekend Kept Police Officers Very Busy

POLICE PATROL


Troy-Somerset Gazette

■ COULD HAVE BEEN A GROUP OF THIEVES. A Greensboro resident discovered unknown suspect(s) stole the wheels and rims to her white 2018 Jeep Compass while the vehicle was parked in her driveway. The vehicle was left atop landscaping blocks and the lugnuts left on the ground.

■ CELEBRATING LABOR DAY A BIT TOO MUCH? On September 3 at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a car crash on southbound I-75 at the Big Beaver Road overpass. A red Ford van struck the inside guardrail, causing structural damage to the overpass that resulted in multiple lane closures on Big Beaver Road. MDOT responded to the scene and completed the necessary repairs. The driver fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers. The investigation is open.

■ OVERREACT MUCH? It was 6:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning when our victim was driving his white 2016 Audi A3 and was involved in a road rage incident on Big Beaver west of Livernois with the driver of a black 2016 Ford Escape. As the victim stopped for a traffic signal, the suspect pulled alongside his vehicle and pointed a gun at him. The victim followed the suspect as they continued eastbound, eventually entering the City of Sterling Heights. Police officers from Sterling Heights initiated a traffic stop on the suspect northbound on Ryan Road near 17 Mile Road and an Ernst Thaelmann Germany Makarov 9mm Handgun was recovered from the driver. The suspect admitted removing the handgun from his holster and pointing it at the driver of the Audi. The 77-year-old suspect from Sterling Heights was arrested and charged with Felonious Assault with a Handgun.

■ THIS LIST OF CRIMES WILL HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES – Officers responded to the Kohl’s on John R to assist the Loss Prevention Officer in stopping two suspects who came into the business and stole $60 worth of merchandise for sale in the store. As the officers arrived, the suspects had entered a white Kia Optima that began traveling northbound on John R Road. The officers noted that the vehicle and vehicle license plate were reported stolen by the Chesterfield Township Police Department. The officers attempted to perform a vehicle “box” to stop it but the driver accelerated and struck the rear of a police vehicle and fled the area. The vehicle was followed into the City of Madison Heights on Concord Drive and Whitcomb Avenue where it pulled into a parking lot. Both suspects exited the vehicle and took off running. The female suspect, a 30-year-old from Port Huron, was arrested after being found hiding behind a dumpster. She was found to be in possession of the stolen store merchandise that she was currently wearing, marijuana, two needles and a crack pipe. She was charged with Retail Fraud – 2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana, Hinder and Obstruction of a Police Officer, and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia. The male suspect was located and one officer attempted to block his path with a police car as he continued to run. The suspect attempted to jump over the hood of the police vehicle, striking and damaging the quarter panel and windshield. The suspect was eventually located in a vestibule of a building by two officers who attempted to apprehend him. The suspect resisted and attempted to strike one of the officers with a punch. The officer was able to block the punch and place the suspect into handcuffs. He was found to be in possession of $230 worth of property stolen from the business. The 35-year-old male from Lapeer was charged with Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Malicious Destruction of Police Property, and Hinder and Obstruction of Police Property.

■ I BELIEVE STEALING MAIL IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE – A contractor working on Camden Drive observed the driver of a gray 2008 Chevrolet Impala stop near a residence, where the driver exited the vehicle and took possession of a package that had recently been delivered to the home. The driver got back into his vehicle where he drove a short distance and stole another package. Responding officers were able to locate the suspect as he drove behind the Home Depot Store located at 1177 Coolidge Highway. The suspect eventually drove into the City of Royal Oak where he was observed shoving one of the packages out of his vehicle onto a curb. A traffic stop was initiated and officers arrested the 20-year-old male from Southfield. The second package was found discarded behind The Home Depot. The suspect was charged with Larceny of Mail.

■ AR-15 MISSING SINCE APRIL – It’s apparently been since April 1st since this Elaine St. resident saw his gun. He discovered his Wilson Combat AR-15 SemiAutomatic Rifle missing from his bedroom closet and has not seen any forced entry into his residence. Victim is unable to provide any possible suspect(s).

■ POLICE CARS HAVE COMPUTERS SO IT’S EASY TO CHECK INFORMATION ON A VEHICLE. An officer initiated a traffic stop at Fourteen Mile and I75 on the driver of a tan 2000 Ford Taurus that had a State of Michigan License Plate that should have been attached to a 2007 Lexus RX350 and had been reported stolen out of Detroit. The officer spoke with the driver, a 20-year-old male out of Detroit, and determined that his State of Michigan Operator’s License was ‘Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State. He also had the title to the vehicle with his name listed as the purchaser with the transfer occurring in June 2018 but not submitted promptly with the Michigan Secretary of State. He was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Stolen Property, and Improper Vehicle Registration.

■ MAYBE HE’LL LEARN HIS LESSON NOW – An officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a silver 2011 Ford Flex who was driving erratically on Long Lake west of Rochester. The officer spoke with the driver, a 23-year-old male from Shelby Township, and noted an odor of alcohol emanating from inside the vehicle. When asked, the driver admitted to consuming one drink that contained alcohol and was on his way from his cousin’s wedding. The driver 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 .16%. He was arrested and later discovered that his State of Michigan Operator’s License was ‘Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State. He was charged with Driving While License Suspended and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 2nd Offense (he had previously been arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol in 2017).

■ HE REALLY SHOULD KNOW BETTER – An officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a silver 2017 Chevrolet Equinox who was driving erratically on Big Beaver west of Livernois. It was 2:15 a.m. on Labor Day weekend. The officer spoke with the driver, a 56-year-old male from Troy, and noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him. When asked, the driver admitted to consuming five drinks that contained alcohol while at a drinking establishment in Troy. The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officer noted that he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .16%. He was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.

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.