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Royal Oak crime briefs for March 26-April 2

By: Sarah Wojcik | Royal Oak Review | Published April 3, 2020

File photo by Deb Jacques

Thief steals catalytic converter

ROYAL OAK — A complainant reported that sometime between 5 p.m. March 30 and 7:30 a.m. March 31, an unknown suspect stole the catalytic converter from her car, which had been parked in the 3000 block of 13 Mile Road, east of Woodward Avenue.


Man flees after attempt to steal cart full of groceries

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 1:15 p.m. March 30, store security observed a subject push his cart full of groceries out of the store without paying at Meijer, 5150 Coolidge Highway, north of 14 Mile Road. When security confronted him, police said, he left the shopping cart with groceries and fled.


Police arrest suspect on multiple second-offense charges

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 1:20 a.m. March 28, Royal Oak police responded to a report of a vehicle driving the wrong way on Woodward Avenue, near 13 Mile Road. Officers observed the vehicle driving the wrong way in the southbound lanes of Woodward and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver, a 26-year-old Detroit resident, appeared to be intoxicated and confused about her location, and she reportedly gave officers the wrong name. Officers found that the woman had a prior alcohol offense arrest and four traffic warrants from other jurisdictions, according to police.

Police said they arrested the woman for operating while impaired, second offense; driving while license suspended, second offense; and the misdemeanor warrants from other jurisdictions.


Shoplifter takes 2 cans of beer from market

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 6:30 p.m. March 26, an unknown suspect entered G & S Market, 25852 Woodward Ave., north of 10 Mile Road. The suspect allegedly took two cans of beer and left without paying, according to police.


Police arrest suspect on drug, traffic offenses

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 4:30 p.m. March 26, Royal Oak police responded to a report of a vehicle in a parking lot near Woodward and Lincoln avenues.

The driver, a 27-year-old Pontiac resident, appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and was confused about his location. He stated that he was suffering from withdrawal symptoms, and officers found unknown pills in his possession, according to police.

Police arrested the man for operating while under the influence of drugs, possession of drugs and driving while license suspended.


DTE substation doors damaged

ROYAL OAK — DTE Energy employees reported that sometime between 7 a.m. March 23 and 4 p.m. March 30, unknown suspects had damaged the large metal doors of the DTE substation located at 400 N. Sherman Drive, near 11 Mile Road and Main Street.


Tools and other items stolen from storage unit

ROYAL OAK — A complainant reported that sometime between 11 p.m. March 12 and noon March 16, he accessed his storage unit and discovered an unknown suspect had forced entry and stolen various tools and other items from the unit, located in the 5000 block of Mansfield Avenue, near 14 Mile and Crooks roads.


Dogs must be leashed in public

ROYAL OAK — During the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Royal Oak Police Department advises everyone to keep their dogs on a leash when they are out in public, including city parks.

Residents can continue to walk their pets; however, they must always be on a leash. Royal Oak police ask that anyone who sees someone walking a dog without a leash or a dog running loose to contact the Police Department at (248) 246-3500.