TROY POLICE PATROL: Usual Thefts and Last Hurrah for Pot Busts


Troy-Somerset Gazette


■ DRIVING ON THESE MEDS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA – An officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2001 Pontiac Bonneville who was driving erratically on E. Big Beaver just after midnight. The officer spoke to the driver, a 31-year-old female from Detroit, and noted that her eyes were dilated, she was acting very lethargic, and was slurring her words. When asked, she denied drinking any alcohol but admitted to smoking marijuana and had taken her prescription medication Xanax. She was arrested and while searching her vehicle, a container of suspected marijuana was found in a makeup bag that was on the front passenger seat. The driver was transported to the Troy Lock-up Facility where she was read her Chemical Test Rights and she agreed to take a Blood Test. Her blood was drawn by medical personnel and she was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Narcotics pending laboratory results.

■ STANDING OUTSIDE OF CAR AT NIGHT, COPS WILL BE CALLED IN TROY – Officers responded to Fairways Blvd just before 2 a.m. on the report of a man standing outside of a black Mercedes Benz. The officers located the vehicle, which contained a male subject sitting inside it. The officers approached the vehicle and noted an odor of marijuana emanating from it. The occupant, a 33-year-old male from Grosse Pointe Woods admitted to smoking marijuana inside the vehicle. He was asked to step out of the vehicle to which he complied. The officer noted seeing a marijuana pipe on the driver’s side floorboard where the subject had been sitting. The subject explained that he had smoked all the marijuana but when told the vehicle was going to be searched, he admitted there was more marijuana in the trunk. The subject was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

■ THIS FACILITY NEEDS SOME SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS – This victim stopped in at his storage locker after two-and-a-half years and discovered several items missing. Stolen were several antique items including 500 Matchbox cars, 270 die-cast model cars, 1:43 scale, a 1:18 scale, and an older laptop computer. The victim’s lock was still attached to the storage unit door. It appears the suspect(s) climbed through a two-foot gap above the storage unit and below the ceiling of the indoor facility to enter the unit to steal the items which were in boxes. Management was advised of the theft.

■ SEEMS LIKE SOMEONE HAD TIME TO LOOK FOR THE GOOD STUFF – A Jackson Dr. resident had to temporarily move out of his apartment while it was being refurbished. His belongings were moved into a storage pod nearby and when his items were moved back in, he noticed a box missing that contained his vehicle key fob, valuable coins, a personal computer, five cellular phones, and other items. The victim is unable to provide any possible suspect(s) besides the moving company hired to move his belongings.

■ SHE PROBABLY DIDN’T THINK HE’D NOTICE – This victim left his wallet in his hotel room while attending a meeting. During the meeting, he was receiving text alerts advising him that his credit card was being used to complete purchases of $1.34 and $50.59 at Walmart located at 2001 W. Maple Road. The victim returned to his room and discovered his credit card was still in his wallet. The hotel maid, a 26-year-old female from Detroit was interviewed by the responding officers and she confessed to the crime, first taking the credit card to fraudulently use it, and then returning it to the victim’s wallet. She was arrested and charged with Larceny in a Building and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.

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.