Police Crime Alert
Police Crime Alert
Community Services Section
CHARLES T. CRAFT
Chief of Police
500 West Big Beaver Rd. Troy, Michigan 48084 (248) 680-7224
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Crime Alert for period ending March 16, 2007
Troy Beaumont Hospital, 44201 Dequindre, 3/13, 2200 hrs.
Officers responded to a reported trouble with a 39-year-old male from Pontiac who was
apparently intent on spending the night in a hospital bed with his girlfriend who was a
patient. He was advised he could not sleep in the patient’s bed by nursing staff and that if The Troy Community
he wished to nap, he would have to use the lounge. He was also advised visiting hours Coalition is a non-profit
were over and directed to leave. Both protested with the patient threatening to check organization dedicated to
herself out if he wasn’t permitted to stay. He eventually became loud, threatening and improving the quality of life
for all who live or work in
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disruptive to the point that he had to be escorted out of the hospital by security and Troy, by promoting a
warned not to return or he would be charged with trespassing. lifestyle free from the abuse
of alcohol and drugs.
Please feel free to contact any
International School of Design, 1850 Research, 2/28, 2018 hrs. staff member for additional
Officers responded to a report of a fight in progress. Investigation revealed a 22-year-old information or contact our
female student from Sterling Heights apparently got into an argument with the 54-year-old office at (248) 823-5088
male instructor over her late arrival for class that disrupted a presentation in progress by
another student. The argument occurred outside the classroom in the hallway and Troy Community Coalition
apparently escalated with each claiming the other pushed the other during the exchange. 4420 Livernois Rd. Troy, MI
Highbury and Rosebrook, 3/9, 1530 hrs.
Parents brought 12-year-old son into station to report another 12-year-old male slapped We urge you to join us for one
him while riding a school bus home that afternoon. The other youth reportedly took of our many exciting upcoming
complainant’s hat and glasses. When complainant reached for his glasses he was slapped
in the face by the other youth. He did recover his glasses but they were damaged/twisted.
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Troy Beaumont Hospital ER, 44201 Dequindre, 3/10
Officers responded on report of a subject seeking treatment for an assault. Investigation Addiction
revealed the incident occurred in another jurisdiction. That agency was contacted, briefed
and the case turned over to them. “How marketing alcohol
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Auto/Vehicle Thefts: addicts”
Red Roof Inn lot, 2350 Rochester, 3/2-3/9
A ’96 Olds Silhouette minivan had the driver’s door lock punched out with nothing
When: Thursday, March
missing. Complainant stated he lives in the area and has been parking car there for some 22, 2007 - 7-9 p.m.
time while he completes repairs on it, apparently with permission from business. He
stated he suspects an associate who is aware he parks it there and with whom he had a FREE to first 40 people
recent falling out. who register by calling:
Business Lot, 2100 Stephenson, 3/9-3/10
Two-wheeled homemade utility trailer was stolen from the maintenance garage.
$5.00 at the door
Oakland Mall Lot, 412 W. 14 Mile, 3/12, 1700-2100 hrs.
A ’01 Dodge Intrepid was stolen from lot. Officers investigating the theft located a ’97 Where: Troy Community
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Chrysler Cirrus parked nearby that was reported stolen out of Detroit. A toy gun was Center 3179 Livernois
found under the front driver’s side seat.
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Complainant stated she has not received her last two disability checks and suspects they
were stolen from apartment mailbox. Insurance company investigating status of checks.
Game Works, 420 W. 14 Mile, 3/9, 1608 hrs.
Complainant reported customer attempted to purchase a $599.99 Play Station 3 with a gift
card. Complainant noticed the card account number on the receipt that printed out after it
was swiped was different than that embossed on the card. When he informed the subject
he’d have to call to verify the card’s authenticity the subject exited while leaving the card
and merchandise behind. No loss. Suspect: B/M, approximately 29 years old, 6’-1,” 300
lbs.; was wearing gray shirt, black pants, cysts on face and left ear.
Complainant stated a female from Boardman, Ohio and a 51-year-old male from Clio,
Michigan who claimed they were siblings and wanted to borrow $11,000.00, contacted
him. The male represented he invented a tornado warning process that could be worth as
much as $300 million. Complainant stated he signed some sort of “non-disclosure
agreement” with the male so he could examine the process, and was given an $11,000.00
note and a signed check for the first payment toward re-payment of the $11,000.00 loan
they were seeking from him. The check was cut under the name of a modeling/talent
agency the female purportedly owned from which she claimed she received 20%
commission per placement from her clients. Complainant was to make the loan to the
agency. It was represented the commissions were to be the basis for repaying the loan.
After doing some checking he discovered some problems with their claims and did not
proceed with them. No loss.
American Income Life Insurance, 901 Tower, 3/8
Complainant reported a 20-year-old male ex-employee from St. Clair Shores had a personal
check in his possession made out to the company by a customer. Suspect inserted his
name over the company’s name on the payee line, changed the amount from $34.67 to
$234.67 and deposited it into his own personal bank account.
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Somerset Pontiac, 1850 W. Maple, 9/1/2006
Customer paid for $188.08 in repairs with a no-account check. Attempts to have the
customer make good on the payment have failed.
An 80-year-old female complainant from Troy reported receiving a phone call from a
subject who stated $3000.00 had been accidentally taken from her bank account and that
he’d like to return it to her. She told him her son handles her accounts, and referred him
there. No losses.
Officers responded to a report of a domestic assault wherein suspect was gone.
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Troy Officers responded to three incidents involving family trouble/domestic disputes Troy People Concerned!
where investigations revealed no assaults or other crimes occurred, therefore no formal
enforcement action taken/required.
Our big fundraiser is being
held on April 22, 2007 at
LaSalle Bank, 2600 W. Big
Beaver from 1:00 p.m. to
John R and Big Beaver, 3/8, 0100 hrs.
5:00 p.m. and we are having
Officer on patrol observed a light blue Buick Regal in the gas station lot that the officer
a raffle along with dinner to
recognized as belonging to a subject with an arrest warrant. Officer observed the male exit
raise much-needed funds.
the station with his face partially covered get into the drive’s seat of the vehicle. Upon the
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officer approaching the Regal the 31-year-old male from Sterling Heights quickly exited
and tried to walk away. He was detained and arrested for the outstanding warrant. He was
found in possession of a small amount of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia for which
he was also charged. The car and 28-year-old male passenger from St. Clair Shores were
released at the scene.
Drunk/Intoxicated Driving Incidents of Interest:
The Troy Police Department
offers the following free
* Alcohol abuse and
* Safety with Strangers
Charley’s Grilled Sub, 498 W. 14 Mile, 3/5, 2106 hrs.
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Manager reported discovering the bank deposit was short approximately $300.00. * Home Security
* Personal Security
St. Anastasia’s Catholic Church, 4571 John R, 3/8, 1500 hrs. * Got Caught (Shoplifting
Complainant stated her wallet was stolen from her purse, which was left in her office. She talk for teens)
received a call at home later from a male from Sterling Heights who located her wallet * Choose Wisely (Right
discarded on the shoulder of Wattles Road between John R and Rochester while he was choices for teens)
out biking. She proceeded to his house and recovered it. It was missing the cash and * Home alone (home
credit cards. She contacted her bank and cancelled the cards with no fraudulent activity personal safety for teens and
* Drug and drug
Troy Library, 510 W. Big Beaver, 3/8, 1330 hrs. paraphernalia talk for adults
Complainant stated a male subject came to the library purporting to be a “community and also teens
service assignee” from Sterling Heights reporting for assignment. He claimed he worked * Identity Theft
one day the past week. Although complainant could not immediately find his name on the * Internet Safety for adults
main community service list it is not unusual for individuals going through court on minor and also teens
issues assigned community service to be referred to the library, so she allowed him to * Harassing and Bullying
work with her at her station. She showed him how to ring up a sale and work the change Prevention for children
machine. Complainant left the subject alone to go to the restroom for a couple minutes. * Retail Fraud Prevention
When she returned he asked and she gave him permission to go to his car to retrieve a * In addition, if you or your
book. He left and never came back. The register was short $50.00 at the end of the day organization has a program/
and she was missing $20.00 from her wallet, which was inside her purse at the discussion idea or need that
workstation. Suspect: First name “Kyle’” W/M, 5’-9,” small loop earring in each ear. a police officer can deliver
Radio Shack, 412 W. 14 Mile, 3/5-3/9, 1055 hrs.
Complainant reported a $499.00 digital police scanner was discovered missing from the For more information or to
shelf. schedule an officer to
present a program please
Athens High School, 4333 John R, 3/10, 1545-1630 hrs. call:
Complainant stated her purse was missing. It was later found discarded in a stairwell, (248) 524-3464 or e-mail the
rifled through and minus $60.00 in cash. crime alert at:
Maggiano’s Restaurant, 2089 W. Big Beaver, 3/10, 2000-2330 hrs.
Complainant came to the station on 3/11 to report that she had been at a private party and
had $575.00 cash in a zipper pocket of her purse, which she left unattended at her table.
She later discovered the cash gone.
Maggiano’s Restaurant, 2089 W. Big Beaver, 3/10, 2000-2300 hrs.
Complainant came to the station on 3/11 to report that he was at a private party. When he
left he discovered his wallet missing from his pants pocket. He stated he never took it out
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while there. He stated he was bumped into several times during the evening by someone
who appeared to be a worker with the subject apologizing for bumping into him. He
suspects he may have been pick-pocketed. He stated there was almost $3000.00 cash in
Protofab, 2835 Daley, 3/9-3/12,1700-0830 hrs.
Wales “Strip-it” sheet metal punch press stolen from outside the rear of the premises.
Complainant stated it would take at least three people to lift and remove the machine.
Complainant reported she and her roommate went out for dinner. Her roommate had hired
a baby sitter to watch her (roommate’s) son while they were out. Apparently the babysitter ______________________________
had a 12-year-old friend visit while they were out. The next day complainant discovered
her $300.00 sunglasses missing from the kitchen table. After speaking to the sitter and
her father, she made her way to the sitter’s friend’s Crime Prevention Tips
residence. The youth turned over the sunglasses and a $200.00 ring that she had also
stolen which the complainant had not yet discovered missing. When she returned home Larceny
and checked the rest of the house she discovered two items of cosmetics also missing.
Ø Always keep control of all your
Ottawa, 3/11, 0200-0600 hrs. property.
Complainant reported hosting a party for a male who is in the Army and scheduled to
depart shortly for Iraq. Complainant advised there were approximately 50 people in Ø Your belongings are not safe
attendance throughout the duration of the event, some of whom she did not personally while you are playing sports or at
know but who were acquainted with the young man. After the party she discovered her work unless you have them properly
cell phone, camera, Gameboy, XM radio and $120.00 in cash missing from various places locked or are in possession of them.
around the house. (The XM radio was stolen from complainant’s car, which was parked in
the garage. The antenna line had been cut.) Ø Thieves wait for the right time
and will take property quickly.
That Guy Store, 340 W. 14 Mile, 3/10, 0700-2000 hrs.
Complainant reported she placed her purse behind the counter while working. She Ø Unfortunately you cannot
discovered her wallet missing at closing time. When she contacted her credit card always trust co-workers or other
companies she was made aware of numerous attempts to use them at unknown gas business associates.
Ø Do not rely on others to watch
Clark Gas, 6951 Rochester, 3/13, 1555 hrs. your belongings. If they fail, you
Complainant reported a W/F, middle aged, blond hair and driving a Lexus or Infinity drove will be the victim, not them.
off without paying for $23.06 worth of gas. The plate registers to a car rental agency.
Ø Be cautious of who you allow
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Blackwell, 3/7-3/14 into your home. If you invite guests
Three power saws stolen from garage with no sign of forced entry. A pedestrian door may that you really do not know into your
have been left unlocked affording entry. home you are inviting trouble.
Larcenies from Autos:
Alcohol / Drugs
‘05 Chrysler Crossfire had wheel caps stolen while parked in drive.
Be responsible! If you drink - DO
Buzz Off Auto, 1752 E. Maple, 3/13-3/14, 1830-0930 hrs. NOT DRIVE!
Unlocked trailer entered and a toolbox was stolen. Rear storage area entered with nothing If you serve alcohol make sure that your
stolen. An old van parked in the lot had a window broken out and nothing missing/stolen. guests make it home safely.
Do not serve alcohol to under-aged
Malicious Destruction of Property: children
Premier Pools Lot, 3835 Rochester, 3/8-3/9, 1700-090 hrs. We all must share the roads - don’t risk
A ’84 Chevy van parked in rear lot had passenger side window smashed out with nothing the lives of others or yourself. It is not
missing. a good idea to mix alcohol with other
activities like boating or swimming. If
Ancor Lot, 1911 Woodslee, 3/12, 0610-1500 hrs. you drink do it in moderation and don’t
’98 Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in lot keyed on hatch door. drive or put yourself and others at risk.
Minors and Alcohol:
• DO NOT use illegal drugs
• DO NOT drive and endanger the
lives of everyone if you have
consumed alcohol or drugs.
• If you are under 21 years of age,
Complainant came to the station to report he loaned his car to his son so he could drive it
IT IS ILLEGAL to consume or
to a work release program. He got a call from one of his son’s friends that his son loaned
it to another subject, also on work release who got arrested. Complainant’s car was not
recovered. Officer found no record that complainant’s son or the individual who
If you have any information on illegal
supposedly had the car was in custody anywhere, nor a record that the car was
drug activity call our tip line at 248-524-
impounded or queried by law enforcement.
One phone threat report taken. Officer spoke to responsible caller who agreed to cease
Whether you need
further contacts. a rose,
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Walsh College, 3030 Livernois, 3/14, 1940 hrs. clothes,
Telephone threat against location received; premises checked/searched and nothing or someone to clean your carpets,
suspicious found. the Troy Chamber of Commerce
probably has a member to help you!
Visit the Business Directory anytime
Three harassment reports taken.
One threatening telephone call report taken.
Click here to view the Troy Chamber's
new eNewsletter geared toward
One obscene telephone call report taken. residents. Included you will find
everything from discount offers on
One harassing e-mail report taken. pizzas to gym memberships and
upcoming events presented by Troy
Chamber member businesses. To sign-
Retail Fraud: up to receive it automatically on a bi-
monthly basis, please e-mail:
Kohl’s, 500 John R, 3/8, 1456 hrs. email@example.com or call
LPO’s (Loss Prevention Officer) reported observing two female subjects enter the store. 248.641.1606.
One removed two toe rings from their packaging and placed them on her finger. Both
proceeded to the shoe department where each selected a pair of Nike shoes, placed them firstname.lastname@example.org
on their feet and then placed their old shoes in the empty shoeboxes. They proceeded to
shop, however the suspect who had taken the toe rings, returned to the shoe department,
selected a different pair of Nike’s, removed the new pair from her feet and replaced them
with the second new pair. She proceeded to the sunglass display, removed a pair, took the
tags off and placed the glasses on her shirt. Both left without paying for the stolen
merchandise and were taken into custody as they exited the store by awaiting police
officers. Arrested was a 51-year-old female from Hazel Park (with the toe rings, shoes and
sunglasses) who was also found in possession of a Vicodin tablet without an Rx. Also
arrested was a 26-year-old female from Clinton Twp. Total stolen/recovered: $265.00.
Kohl’s, 1265 Coolidge, 3/9, 2010 hrs.
LPO’s reported two females entered the store, obtained a shopping cart and began
selecting numerous clothing, fashion jewelry and perfume items and placing the items into
the cart. They met up with a third female and all three entered a fitting room area with the
merchandise. LPO could hear plastic ripping and observed an empty perfume bottle drop
into the cart. All three subjects exited the fitting room. The suspects’ purses were now
bulging and the merchandise that they brought into the fitting room was gone when they
exited. The three suspects exited the store without paying for the concealed
merchandise. When LPO approached to detain them one of the suspects pushed the LPO.
All three fled on foot entered a gray Chevy Impala and escaped. Total stolen: $853.00.
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Suspects: 31 – B/F, mid-twenties, 5’8,” 180, black etched leather coat, blue jeans and
brown boots. #2 – B/F, mid-twenties, 5’-9,” 160, black coat with a fur-trimmed hood,
carrying a large, beige purse. #3 – B/F, mid-twenties, 5’-6,” 170, cream coat. (No video
available as of yet.)
Bath and Body Works, 412 W. 14 Mile, 3/14, 1410 hrs.
Complainant reported suspect entered the store and concealed $219.00 in merchandise in
a gray shopping bag. Complainant approached suspect and asked if he could assist with
his purchase. The suspect made verbal threats against complainant and left with the
Brinston Park, 3/9, 1715 hrs.
Father and 12-year-old daughter came to station at 2300 hrs. The youth reported that while
she and a friend were playing in the park around 1715 hrs. they noticed a white car with a
rusty dent in the front parked in the lot. It was occupied by a W/M wearing a white hooded
sweatshirt. She stated it appeared to them he was taking their photographs. The occupant
did not speak to them, approach them, and made no effort to summon them to his car.
They walked in the opposite direction toward the far end of the park looking for an
alternate exit that wouldn’t take them past the car. They couldn’t find a route and returned
to the area where they were previously and noticed the car was gone.
Community Center, 3179 Livernois, 3/9, 2141 hrs.
Complainant reported a fire alarm was activated near the gym area. Complainant observed
a group of juveniles in the area laughing. A 14-year-old male from Troy who was part of
the group claimed he accidentally bumped the alarm cover while getting a drink at the
nearby drinking fountain. The cover of the alarm was lifted/broken, which activated the
system. Complainant pointed out it takes some force to remove the cover. The youth’s
father was briefed on the incident and the youth was turned over to him.
Streamview near Colling, 3/12, 2000 hrs.
Driver of a black newer 4-door vehicle stopped and asked some kids if they knew where
Costello Elementary School was located. He was told they didn’t. Apparently a father of
one of the kids observed him speaking with the group and approached to see what was
going on. As he did, the driver told the kids “that’s OK,” and drove off. The driver was
described as a W/M, about 40 years old, bald, athletic build, thin face, a raspy voice and
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wearing dark colored clothing.
A 16-year-old female complainant from Troy and her father reported discovering an
unauthorized MYSPACE account created by an unknown person in the 16-year-old’s name
that contained sexually graphic statements about the 16-year-old. They were referred to
the MYSPACE web manager to have the incident investigated and the page removed.
Super Clips, 4928 John R, 3/13, 1847 hrs.
In response to a prior complaint from staff that a male was making harassing calls to the
location an officer was checking the business while on patrol. While so doing he observed
a 51-year-old male from Troy peering into one of the front windows from a position that
appeared he was trying to conceal himself from those inside. The business was open.
When the subject saw the officer he entered his blue ’05 Dodge Durango and drove off.
The officer stopped him and questioned him about his actions at the salon. He claimed he
was looking to see if his stylist was working. He had no explanation as to why he didn’t go
inside and ask. He provided the name of the stylist in question. When the officer followed
up at the business apparently the harassing caller had mentioned the same stylist by name
during one of his calls.
Officers responded to a residence to assist relatives of the residence check on the welfare
of a 59-year-old male whom they were unable to contact. Access was gained and the male
was found in a bedroom initially unresponsive, but eventually became communicative. A
rifle was found in the kitchen with an expended casing on the floor and a bullet hole in the
ceiling. When asked why he shot a hole in the ceiling he stated he did so by accident.
Another bullet hole was observed in the floor of a second floor bedroom, which was
located above the garage. Upon checking the garage a chair was observed with live rounds
and a spent casing on the floor next to it. Subject was not injured and he was transported
to the hospital for evaluation. Rifle and ammunition confiscated.
Officers located an intoxicated 45-year-old female who required transport to the hospital
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Officers responded to a report wherein complainant was outside his home claiming he
could see someone inside his residence. Officers arrived checked residence and
determined there was no one inside, nor was there any unlawful entry. Possible medical/
psychological issues involved.
Complainant reported 15-year-old daughter ran away which is a continuing problem.
Entered as missing in computer system.
Complainant reported 54-year-old relative that lives with her and suffers medical problems
was last seen at a friend’s business in Detroit. Complainant’s last best information was
that he was taken to an unknown hospital after feeling ill. Complainant was unable to
locate him after calling area hospitals. He was entered as missing/possibly endangered in
TROY RESIDENTS AND
Group Home, Beech Rd., 3/10, 1230 hrs. BUSINESSES:
Officers responded to a report that a 32-year-old female resident had broken a bathroom
window after becoming upset with staff over medical treatment. She cut her hand and was
transported to the hospital for evaluation.
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The Troy Community Coalition, Troy Youth Assistance, and Troy Families for Safe Homes Archives of crime alert can be
are co-sponsoring a lecture on how marketing alcohol and tobacco creates new addicts. found at our website:
The featured presenter is Doctor Donna Learmont who is a media literacy expert. The
presentation will be on Thursday, March 22, 2007 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Troy www.cityoftroypolice.com
Community Center, which is located on the west side of Livernois just north of Big
Beaver. Register at: 248-823-5088. CrimeAlert Archive
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In addition to those outlined above, the following arrests were also made during the period:
Drunk Driving: 12
Retail Fraud: 14
Drove While License Suspended: 10 (One of which was a 21 year old male from Royal Oak
who was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana, for which he was also
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs: 1
Domestic Assault: 2
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