TROY: Police to Take Hard Look at Local Massage Businesses

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EVEN THE NEIGHBORS WERE WORRIED ABOUT SOME OF THESE BUSINESSES AND SAID SO AT RECENT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS. There are some new rules for these establishments in Troy. Officers were conducting an inspection of the licensed massage facility on Rochester Road and discovered a sex act being conducted by an unlicensed 31-year-old female from Flushing, New York on a 56-year-old customer from Clinton Township. The customer was issued a Misdemeanor Citation for Frequenting a House of Ill Fame and was released at the scene. The 31-year-old female masseuse was arrested and charged with Prostitution and Massage License Ordinance Violation. The establishment license was subsequently suspended due to the illegal activity.

THEY’RE OUR RELATIVES, BUT… Officers responded to the home on Wendleton on a report of the resident’s sister had come back to the property after being previously arrested earlier in the month for trespassing. The officers arrived to find the 36-year-old female from Pontiac standing near the garage door. The resident stated her sister had been to the home four times, banging on the front door, asking for $5. The suspect was arrested and again, charged with Trespassing.

EMPLOYEES ARE ALL SUPPOSED TO BE TRAINED TO SELL ALCOHOL, SO THEY DON’T DO THIS. At the Speedway station on Maple, a 53- year-old employee from Detroit was issued a Misdemeanor Citation for selling liquor to an underage customer. At the Vekari Gas Station, also on Maple, a 34-year-old employee from Dearborn Heights was issued a Misdemeanor Citation for selling liquor to an underage customer.

CAN’T THESE PEOPLE STAY HOME AND BREAK THE LAW? Officers were patrolling through the parking lot on Livernois just after 2 a.m. and noticed a white 2004 Pontiac Vibe parked in the parking lot with the engine running. The vehicle was occupied by three subjects, who were hunched over toward the center console. Upon seeing the officers, the occupants began to quickly move about the vehicle and attempted to quickly exit it.

The officers approached the vehicle and noticed a plastic bag in the driver’s seat rear pocket that appeared to contain cocaine. As one of the officers attempted to reach for it, the backseat passenger, a 23-year-old male from West Bloomfield, attempted to block the pocket with his knee, preventing the officer from retrieving it. The subject was removed from the vehicle and placed into handcuffs. The plastic bag was retrieved which contained a white substance believed to be cocaine. The suspected cocaine was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officers receiving a positive reaction for the presence of cocaine. The 23-year-old male passenger was searched and found in his possession was a rolled-up one dollar bill that appeared to contain cocaine residue. The officers requested the remaining occupants to step out of the vehicle to which they complied. The remaining occupants were a 38- year-old male from Roseville and a 39- year-old female from Royal Oak. The vehicle was searched and officers located a black manila folder under the driver’s floor mat that contained possible cocaine residue. The suspected cocaine residue on the folder and on the dollar bill were field tested with narcotics test kits with the officers receiving positive reactions for the presence of Cocaine. All three occupants were arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine and Cocaine Use.

OF COURSE POLICE ARE GOING TO CHECK, IT’S 5:22 A.M. AND THE CAR’S ENGINE IS RUNNING. Officers responded to the area on report of a suspicious occupied silver 2006 Chevrolet 105820A parked on London. The officers located the vehicle and noted the vehicle engine to be running. The officers spoke with the occupants, a 32-year-old male from Warren who was sitting in the driver’s seat and a 19-year-old male from Troy who was sitting in the front passenger seat. The older male admitted they had been sitting in the vehicle smoking marijuana and there was still some left. The subject provided officers with a plastic container that contained suspected marijuana. The vehicle was searched and found in the driver’s door handle area was a suspected marijuana cigarette and a partially-smoked marijuana cigarette. Also located was a marijuana pipe in the same area and another marijuana pie in the rear passenger door area. The suspected marijuana was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officer receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana. The 32- year-old male was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia. The passenger was released at the scene without receiving any criminal charges.

DRUNK DRIVING IN TROY IS A BAD DECISION. Officers initiated a traffic stop on a blue 2002 Pontiac Montana for a traffic violation on Rochester Road at Player Dr. It was 3:30 a.m. The officers spoke with the driver, a 47-year-old female from Hazel Park, and noted her to be confused. She was asked to step out of her vehicle to which she complied and the officers noted that she was unsteady on her feet. She was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations, which she did but the officers noted that she performed poorly. She was asked to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test but would not answer “yes” or “no.” She was arrested and transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where she was read her Chemical Test Rights but refused to 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. She was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 2nd Offense (she had a previous Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol conviction in Royal Oak in 2005) 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.