Royal Oak crime briefs for April 9-16

By: Sarah Wojcik | Royal Oak Review | Published April 17, 2020

File photo by Deb Jacques


Police make disorderly conduct arrest

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 4:30 a.m. April 13, a Royal Oak police officer on patrol observed a person approach a parked car with a flashlight in the 800 block of West Farnum Avenue, near Woodward Avenue and Catalpa Drive.

The person opened the car’s door and was looking inside when he observed the officer watching him, and he immediately fled into a backyard, according to the report.

Police safety arrested the person, a 50-year-old Troy resident, a short time later and issued him a citation for disorderly conduct — tampering with an automobile, according to the report. Officers checked the area for signs of other vehicle break-ins or larcenies, but found none.


Bicyclist steals doormat during the night

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 2:20 a.m. April 11, a complainant discovered that a doormat was missing from the front porch of her residence, located in the 300 block of Midland Boulevard, near Main Street and 13 Mile Road.

The complainant reviewed security camera video and discovered that an unknown suspect riding a bicycle had stolen the doormat in the middle of the night, according to the police report.


Motorcycle reported stolen

ROYAL OAK — A complainant reportedly discovered that sometime between noon April 7 and 11 a.m. April 11, an unknown suspect had stolen the complainant's Yamaha motorcycle in the 1900 block of Crooks Road, north of 12 Mile Road.


Complainant reports damaged windshield

ROYAL OAK — Sometime between 9 p.m. April 10 and noon April 12, a complainant reported, an unknown suspect had used unknown means to damage the windshield of the complainant's car, which had been parked in the 3400 block of Elmhurst Avenue, near 13 Mile and Crooks roads.