TROY POLICE PATROL: Police Investigating Potentially Forged Petition Signatures


Troy-Somerset Gazette

IT WAS MORE THAN JUST A FEW NON-VOTERS SIGNATURES on petitions to expand medical marijuana facilities in Troy that caused the city clerk concern. When City Attorney Lori Grigg Bluhm noted “irregularities” in last Monday’s Troy City Council news, she didn’t say what kind of irregularities. But on Thursday, the Troy Police noted that there were forged signatures on the petitions, including those of prominent local politicians that previously opposed medical marijuana facility-related initiatives, during the police investigation. Also found were signatures from individuals not registered to vote in Troy or at all, duplicate signatures and signatures with incorrect information. “The City of Troy will not tolerate attempts to interfere with a lawful and fair election process,” said City Manager Mark Miller. “I am confident that the Troy Police Department and Oakland County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a thorough, professional investigation of this criminal matter.”

TOO YOUNG FOR A LIFE OF STEALING – A 15-year-old male from Troy came to the Apple Store and attempted to steal $159 worth of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. The suspect was charged with Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree and released into the custody of his parents who signed his Juvenile Petition Form, agreeing to bring him to the juvenile court upon notice.

WELL, APPLE PRODUCTS TEND TO BE EXPENSIVE, AND SHE HAD OTHER PROBLEMS, TOO – A 45-yearold female from Rochester Hills came to the Apple Store and attempted to steal $159 worth of merchandise for sale in the store before being stopped by Loss Prevention. She was arrested by the responding officers and while searching her, the officers located five pill bottles that contained several different medications. Although two of the pill bottles were prescribed to her, the three others weren’t and contained ten Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Pills, six Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene Pills, and four and a half Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Pills. She was charged with Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree and Possession of Synthetic Narcotics

ACCIDENT, I DOUBT IT. An employee at Georges’ Soccer Supply on Rochester Road states she was inside the business when suddenly she heard a loud noise and noticed the front door glass had a hole in it from a rock going through it. The glass was shattered and suddenly it all fell out. The employee is unable to determine if the damage was caused accidentally or intentionally.

OBVIOUSLY A DRUNK DRIVER, OR SOMEONE DOESN’T LIKE YOU. A Hubbard Drive resident discovered her mailbox was bent forward and had a tire track through her grass which likely came from the vehicle that caused the damage.

THIS IS THE KIND OF TRANSACTION YOU SHOULD DO IN FRONT OF THE TROY POLICE STATION, ON CAMERA, NOT AT BURGER KING. Our victim advertised selling an Apple iPhone X on Craigslist and was contacted by a subject who agreed to buy the phone for $800. The subject produced sixteen $50 bills and the victim provided the phone. After receiving the money, the victim noticed the currency was counterfeit. The victim was going to approach the suspect by noticed there was another subject in the red Chrysler 300 that the suspect arrived in and was afraid of a confrontation. The counterfeit currency was placed in evidence – to be sent to the United States Secret Service for their investigation.

TOO MANY RELATIVES? The victim was contacted by the Chrysler Automobile Company regarding his “family” discount plan that he is afforded as a retired employee. He was advised that there were three vehicle purchases made that suspects claimed to be his brother-in-law. The victim did not authorize anyone to use his discount plan and has no idea who was claiming to be his brother-in-law.

THIS VICTIM NEEDS AN RFID PROTECTED WALLET, AS DO WE ALL. A Frostwood Court discovered unknown suspect(s) hacked into his e-mail account and was able to gain access into his checking account. The suspect(s) attempted two transfers totaling $1,700 but were caught and blocked by his bank. The unknown suspect(s) were also able to gain access into two other credit accounts and were able to make gasoline purchases in Miami, Florida. The victim did not give anyone permission to do such and does not know how his e-mail account was compromised.

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.