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Royal Oak crime briefs for April 2-9

By: Sarah Wojcik | Royal Oak Review | Published April 15, 2020

File photo by Deb Jacques

Subjects attempt to steal carts full of groceries

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 10:10 a.m. April 7, two separate male subjects reportedly pushed their carts full of groceries out of Meijer, 5150 Coolidge Highway, and Holiday Market, 1203 S. Main St., respectively, without paying. Security at both stores stopped the subjects, and Royal Oak police arrested them for retail fraud.


Police arrest subject hiding on garage roof for disorderly conduct

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 6:55 a.m. April 5, Royal Oak police responded to a report of a disorderly subject in the 1000 block of Genesee Avenue, near 14 Mile and Rochester roads.

A resident reported that an unknown man was on top of a neighbor’s garage. While en route, the Troy Police Department notified Royal Oak officers that its officers were searching for a subject who fled from them not far from the location on Genesee Avenue, according to the police report.

Royal Oak police located the 18-year-old man, of Fraser, on top of the garage roof. He told the officers that he was trying to evade Troy police officers and was safely taken into custody, according to the report. Royal Oak police issued him a disorderly violation and turned him over to Troy police.

According to the report, a Royal Oak K-9 officer performed a track in the area and found evidence that the man had left behind when he had fled from Troy police officers.