Highlights from Royal Oak Police Department reports from the past week:
Man exposes himself
Fifth and Troy St., Sept. 01: An officer on routine patrol observed a person masturbating near a building in public. The person was approached by the officer and was arrested for indecent exposure.
Dog left in hot car
200 S. Center, Aug. 30: A person reported a small dog was left in a vehicle in the parking structure and feared for its safety due to the heat. The officers responded and observed the dog panting and in distress. The owner returned shortly afterward and was issued an animal cruelty ticket.
iPad taken from car
2600 block of W 14 Mile, Sept. 3: A woman reported someone stole her iPad from her unlocked vehicle.
Prescription medicine taken
3535 W 13 Mile (Beaumont Pharmacy), Sept. 4: Someone broke the window to the business and stole an undetermined amount of prescription medicines.
Man snatches woman’s iPhone on Main Street
Third and Main Street, Aug. 30: A woman reported she was walking with her iPhone in her hand when a black man in his early twenties grabbed the phone from her and ran down Third Street. The suspect was wearing a blue baseball cap, athletic shorts and tee shirt.
Purse, bike taken
200 block of N. Center, Sept. 2: A woman reported someone stole her purse from her porch.
3300 block of Harvard, Sept. 3: A man reported someone stole his bicycle from his backyard.
10 Mile and Main Street, Sept. 2: A woman reported her 1987 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was stolen from the area.
Acts of vandalism
200 S. Center, Aug. 30: A woman reported someone had flattened all four tires to her vehicle and scratched her driver’s side door.
32889 Woodward (Marrella Jewelers), Aug. 31: A man reported someone drove over the grass in front of his business damaging his sprinkler system.
1815 N Main (Luna Bar), Sept. 2: A woman reported someone keyed her vehicle in the parking lot.
2000 block of Glenwood, Sept. 4: A woman reported someone had driven a vehicle across her lawn.
3200 block of Coolidge, Sept. 5: A man reported someone keyed his vehicle.
If you have any information about any of these incidents, call Royal Oak Police at 248-246-3500. For questions about this blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.