TROY POLICE PATROL: Seriously, Stop Leaving Guns In Your Unlocked Car

POLICE PATROL


Troy-Somerset Gazette

SHE HAD ALL THAT IN HER PURSE? While the victim was working out inside the business, unknown suspect(s) punched out the driver’s side door lock to her locked tan 2006 Buick Rendezvous to enter it. Stolen from the driver’s side floorboard was the victim’s purse which contained her State of Michigan Operator’s License, her United States Social Security Card, her children’s United States Social Security Cards, her Medicaid Card, two credit cards, one debit card, $2,500 in currency, and her food stamps. And, you left your purse on the floor of the car because? P.S. Don’t carry your Social Security card, memorize the number. Actually you usually only need to give a store the last four digits of the number. SS cards are the key to identity theft.

IT’S A BIT MORE THAN A BAD HABIT, NUMBNUTS. Officers responded to a business on 14 Mile on a report of a disorderly subject. The officers spoke to the victim who stated she realized she was being followed by an unknown subject and when she turned around, she realized he was masturbating. Based on the suspect’s description, the officers were able to locate him still inside the business. The officers spoke with the suspect, a 56-year-old male from Detroit who admitted to the act, stating it was a bad habit. He was issued a Misdemeanor Citation of Disorderly Conduct.

YOU WANT A GUN, LEARN THE RULES. Officers responded to the area on a report of a traffic accident at 5:45 a.m. on Shoreline Drive. The officers located a red 2009 Cadillac CTS parked in the area with heavy front-end damage. Several mailboxes had been damaged in the area and a tree was broken in half. The officers spoke with the driver of the vehicle, a 23-year-old male from Troy who lived in the neighborhood. The driver stated the anti-lock brakes locked-up, causing him to lose control of the vehicle at 25mph. Officers did not see any skid-marks and believe he lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed based on the amount of damage that occurred. Approximately 10 to 15 minutes after speaking with the driver, he admitted to the officers that he was currently in possession of a firearm that he had a proper permit to carry. Asked why he waited so long to inform the officers he was in possession of a concealed weapon, which is in violation of his permit, he stated he did not know and he did not think he had to. The driver was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving and Violation of a Concealed Weapon Permit.

GUESS THE DOOR WASN’T LOCKED EITHER. A Kilmer St. resident discovered unknown suspect(s) stole her white 2016 Toyota Sienna from her driveway. The victim believes she accidentally left the vehicle key fob inside the vehicle. The vehicle was found in Detroit later in the afternoon. Fancy new cars mean learning new habits, like taking the key fob and your wallet and purse, and oh yes, YOUR GUN, inside when you park the car.

TOO BAD HE MISSED THE FREEWAY ENTRANCE. He has plenty of trouble now. An officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2009 Jaguar XF who was driving erratically on eastbound Big Beaver, east of I-75. The officer spoke with the driver, a 46-year-old male from Detroit, and noted he was slurring his words while he spoke. When asked, he admitted to having consumed seven drinks containing alcohol while at a drinking establishment in Troy. He 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 .135%. He was arrested and found in the passenger side door map area was a container of alcohol. The driver was transported to the Lock-up Facility where he became agitated. He began to resist commands and began to fight with the officer. The suspect scratched and clawed at the officer’s face and elbowed a Service Aide in the face. Other officers arrived and he was placed back in handcuffs. Another officer was injured as they were gaining control of him. He was read his Chemical Test Rights but refused to answer whether he would 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. He was charged with Assault and Battery of a Police Officer Causing Injury, Assault and Battery of a Police Officer not Causing Injury, Assault and Battery of a Service Aide Causing Injury, Resist and Obstruction of a Police Officer, Open Intoxicant in a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol pending laboratory results.

INTERESTING MOVE, BUT IT DIDN’T WORK. All his practice at being pulled over, one would think he’d let someone else drive in the first place. An Officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2011 Ford Focus for a traffic violation on Big Beaver, just after 2 a.m. The driver had pulled into a service station and as soon as the patrol vehicle overhead lights were activated, he launched himself into the back seat and the female front seat passenger slid over into the driver’s seat. The officer spoke with the driver, a 20-year-old male from Farmington Hills, who was still in the back seat, and the female subject, a 21-year-old from Wixom who was sitting in the driver’s position. The officer noted an odor of alcohol emanating from inside the vehicle. When asked, the driver admitted to having consumed seven to nine drinks that contained alcohol. He 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 .219%. He was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 2nd Offense, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and Hinder and Obstruction of a Police Officer. The 21-year-old female passenger was issued a Misdemeanor Citation for Hinder and Obstruction of a Police Officer. A third subject in the vehicle, a 20-year-old female from Howell submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .213%. She was issued a Misdemeanor Citation for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and was released from the scene.

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.