Troy-Somerset Gazette | March 18, 2019
■ NOT EVERYONE DESERVES YOUR TRUST – If this happens to your child, call 9-1-1 immediately. The Troy Police response time is very fast. An incident occurred with one Troy resident’s children this week when her kids were riding their bikes toward the entrance of Beaver Trail Park and they stopped at the entrance to wait for their mom to catch up. An older couple was exiting the park alone and when the mother eventually caught up, her daughter said the older man was gesturing and asking her to come with them and kept insisting even though she refused. The parents of the child have filed a police report and urge everyone to be safe.
■ DON’T FALL FOR THIS – Social Security is not going to call and they’re certainly not going to ask for cards of any sort. These demands are always a scam. This victim received a call from an unknown subject who identified himself as an employee of the United States Social Security Administration. The caller informed the victim that her social security number had been compromised and her accounts needed to be transferred in order to protect them. The victim was instructed to move the money into Google Play Cards, which she did, emptying her checking account of $1,200. The victim provided the serial numbers to the caller and then maxed her credit line of $4,000 and forwarded those funds to him as well.
■ LOOKING FOR FREE PARTS – A guest at the Marriott hotel discovered unknown suspects stole his rented black 2019 Ford Edge while it was parked on the first floor of the parking structure. The vehicle was recovered by officers from the Detroit Police Department, which noted the vehicle was missing the hood, fenders, wheels, and radiator.
■ ONE DRINK DOES WONDERS APPARENTLY – A witness observed a subject driving a black 2008 Ford Escape erratically in a parking lot on E. Big Beaver. The driver drove through a red traffic signal and then drove through a parking lot, nearly striking several children who were walking nearby. The driver parked the vehicle after driving over a parking block which nearly caused her to strike the building. The witness took the driver’s keys from her and contacted the police department. The responding officers spoke with the driver, a 48- year-old woman from Rochester Hills, and noted an odor of alcohol as she spoke. When asked, she admitted to having consumed one drink that contained alcohol. She was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which she did but the officers noted that she performed poorly. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .23%, almost three times the legal limit. She was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.
■ BLOODSHOT EYES MAKE POLICE SUSPICIOUS – An officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a black 2007 Cadillac Escalade for a traffic violation on southbound Rochester Road at Big Beaver. The officer spoke with the driver, a 30- year-old man from Imlay City, and noted he had difficulty in keeping his eyes open and they were bloodshot. 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 .00%. It was also determined that his State of Michigan Operator’s License was ‘Denied’ by the Michigan Secretary of State. He was arrested and transported to the Troy Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights and he agreed to take a Blood Test. His blood was drawn by medical personnel, and he was charged with Driving While License Suspended – 2nd Offense and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Narcotics pending laboratory results.
■ RELATIONSHIPS DON’T ALWAYS END WELL – This Troy resident broke off a relationship with a 30-year-old man from Troy. The victim decided to move out of the apartment but told police the ex-boyfriend had taken the keys to her rented Nissan and would not return them to her. Maybe he’ll return them if the police ask him.
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.