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POLICE PATROL


Troy-Somerset Gazette 

HIGH VOLUME OF POLICE CALLS LAST WEEK – Just last weekend, from November 17-18, Troy Officers handled 194 calls for service. It’s time to slow down when you drive, protect your credit cards when you shop, and don’t leave packages or valuables in your vehicle, even in your own driveway.

UNLOCKED VAN IN TECH GENIUS’ DRIVEWAY – An E. Maple Rd. resident discovered unknown suspect( s) stole his unlocked blue 2013 Ford Transit Van while it was parked in his driveway. Inside the vehicle were two laptop computers, an Apple iPhone 6 Plus, and an Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The victim is unable to provide any possible suspect(s). Good to remember, car insurance doesn’t cover items taken from your vehicle; that takes homeowner’s or renter’s insurance.

NEIGHBORS DUPED FOR NOT LOCKING THEIR CARS – Several victims on Cameron Drive, Creek Bend, and Oak River all suffered losses when a thief when through their vehicles and took things like money, an iPhone, personal papers, and bank receipts. Lock it or lose it.

ROAD CONDITIONS WON’T HELP AVOID THESE DRIVERS – Officers responded to the Big Beaver and John R on the report of a two-car property damage accident. The officers spoke with one of the drivers involved in the accident, a 29-year-old female from Westland, and noted an odor of alcohol when she spoke. When asked, the driver admitted to having consumed alcohol while at a party in Detroit. The driver 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 .117%. She was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol.

EXPLAIN THIS TO THE JUDGE IF YOU CAN– Officers responded to the area on the report of a property damage accident in which a vehicle drove off the on Stephenson, north of Fourteen Mile. The officers arrived to find a 2013 Chevrolet Impala off the roadway. The officers spoke with a 27- year-old male from Grosse Pointe who stated he had slid off the roadway because the road surface was slippery and he had bald tires. While speaking with the subject, the officers noted his eyes were bloodshot and glossy, and his speech was slurred. When asked, he denied drinking any alcohol or partaking of any other narcotics. He 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 .183%. He was arrested and while searching the vehicle, the officers located a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm Handgun in the center console. Located in the driver’s wallet was his Concealed Weapons Permit. He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense and Concealed Weapons Permit Violation.

HE COULD HAVE BOUGHT A TV WITH THE MONEY HE’LL NOW SPEND ON FINES – An officer observed a gray 2012 Ford Escape parked on the roadway at Hurst Street and Montclair with the engine running and a subject standing outside it. The subject was preparing to place a television set inside the vehicle. The television set had been placed outside a home as trash. The officer spoke with the subject, a 23-year-old male from Troy, who stated he had just left his friend’s house in Rochester and was looking for a television. While speaking with the subject, the officer noted an odor of alcohol when he spoke. The subject was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to, but the officer noted that he performed poorly. The driver submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .09%. He was arrested and while searching his vehicle, a marijuana grinder and a glass smoking pipe were located in the center console. He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia, and City Ordinance Violation – Removal of Rubbish.

MASTERMIND LEAVES WALLET IN UNLOCKED CAR – A Rambling Drive resident discovered unknown suspect( s) entered his unlocked white 2009 Toyota that was parked in his driveway and stole his wallet that contained several of his credit cards. The suspect(s) used his credit cards to complete several fraudulent purchases: $214, $22, $214, $8, $32, and $1 purchases at the Meijer’s Store located in Rochester Hills. A $305 fraudulent purchase was also completed at the Walmart Store located in Rochester Hills. These stores all have good security cameras.

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL – Officers responded to Crooks and Long Lake on the report that the driver of a black 2003 Toyota 4 Runner was stopped at the intersection and was asleep at the wheel. It was 4:22 a.m. The officers located the vehicle and noted the engine was running and the driver had his foot on the brake as he was sleeping. The officers were able to awaken the driver and spoke with the 40-year-old male from Troy, noting an odor of marijuana emanating from him and from inside the vehicle. He was charged with Driving While License Suspended – 2nd or Subsequent Offense, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Narcotic – 4th 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.