TROY: Should’ve Listened to Her Daughter and Pulled Over

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Troy

HOPE HIS PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED. The Office Manager of Saint Thomas More Catholic Church on Adams discovered unknown suspect(s) entered the church through an unlocked door and ransacked the conference room. Several chairs were over-turned and vulgarity was written on the chalkboard. Nothing appears to have been stolen and it’s possible that the door was left open by a church patron after services the day prior.

THIS BIKE DIDN’T ROLL AWAY ON ITS OWN. A Crooks Road resident discovered an unknown suspect stole his red 2012 Honda 1A Motorcycle while it was parked in the apartment complex parking lot under a gray protective cover.

OF COURSE, THE DRUNK DRIVERS ARE STILL ON OUR ROADS, UNFORTUNATELY. An Officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a blue 2005 Jeep Liberty that was being driven erratically on Stephenson Hwy, south of Rochester. It was just before midnight on a Sunday. The officer spoke with the driver, a 21-year-old female from Highland Park, and noted an odor of alcohol emanating from her. The officer could also detect an odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted to having consumed a few glasses of alcohol while attending a wedding and indicated the vehicle did not have insurance as her policy expired. The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which the officers noted that she performed poorly. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .12%. She was arrested and while searching her vehicle, the officer located a plastic bag of suspected marijuana on top of the center console area. Found in the suspect’s purse was another bag of suspected marijuana. The suspected marijuana was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officer receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana. The suspect was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Possession of Marijuana, and No Vehicle Insurance.

FIRST NO INSURANCE AND NOW NO LICENSE TO DRIVE. Officers were investigating a two vehicle accident on I-75 in which the at-fault driver abandoned a gray 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and fled the scene on foot. The driver, a 25-year-old female from Roseville, was located at a nearby hotel where she admitted being involved in an accident, denied driving her vehicle, but would not reveal who was driving. It was determined that her State of Michigan Operator’s License was Expired. Officers spoke with the front desk clerk who stated the driver admitted to him that she was driving the vehicle when it crashed and that she had been drinking. Officers located the hotel computer which was opened on the driver’s Facebook Page where she was messaging another subject and stated she was involved in a crash and she was drunk.

OFFICERS CONTINUED TO SPEAK WITH HER AND NOTED AN ODOR OF ALCOHOL EMANATING FROM HER AS SHE SPOKE. The driver admitted to having consumed alcohol two hours prior to the crash. 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 .12%. She was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident, and Driving With an expired Operator’s License. Even if you’re drunk, don’t leave the scene of an accident. It’s a very serious offense.

OR, VERY, VERY DRUNK. Officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a green 2003 Toyota Camry that was driving erratically on Livernois late on a Saturday night. The officer spoke with the driver, a 39- year-old male from Troy, and noted an odor of alcohol emanating from inside the vehicle. Located in the cup holder was an open container that contained alcohol. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle to which he complied and nearly fell as he stumbled to maintain his balance. The driver admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier. 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 .266%- three times the legal limit. He was arrested and transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where he passed-out. An ambulance was summoned and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 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 Transporting an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol pending laboratory results.

IF IT’S NOT ALCOHOL, IT’S MARIJUANA and a few other complications. The officer initiated a traffic stop on E. Big Beaver on the driver of a white 2007 Cadillac Escalade for a traffic violation. The officer spoke with the driver, a 26-year-old female from Sterling Heights, and noted an odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. The driver was unable to provide vehicle registration information and stated the vehicle was her boyfriend’s, was to be sold the next day, and did not have insurance. The officer was able to see suspected marijuana particles in the glove compartment and on the passenger side floorboard. The officer searched the vehicle and located a suspected marijuana cigarette wrapped in tin foil in the center console. Found in a cigarette package was suspected marijuana in a plastic bag. Found in the suspect’s purse was a pill bottle labeled for another subject that contained Diazepam. The suspected marijuana was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officer receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana. The suspect was arrested and charged with No Vehicle Registration Certificate, No Vehicle Insurance, Possession of Marijuana, and Illegal Possession of Synthetic Narcotics.

BETTER CALL UBER. Hope she didn’t miss her plane. Officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a black 2005 Chevrolet Malibu that was being driven erratically on southbound Dequindre. It was 5 a.m. The officer spoke with the driver, a 58-year-old female from Sterling Heights, who indicated she was driving her daughter to the airport. The driver denied consuming alcohol but indicated she did take the narcotic Ambien. The daughter indicated she tried to talk her mom into letting her drive because she was driving so poorly but her mother refused to pull over. She was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations. She did but the officer noted that she performed poorly. She was arrested and transported to the Troy Lock-up Facility where she admitted also taking Xanax, Flexeril, and a variety of other medications. 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 Narcotics 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.