Highlights from Royal Oak Police Department reports from the past week:
iPhones, wallets and Glock stolen at LA Fitness
25352 Woodward (LA Fitness), May 9: A man reported his wallet and iPhone were stolen from his unlocked locker.
25352 Woodward (LA Fitness), May 9: A man reported he was playing basketball at the gym and someone stole his backpack containing his wallet, iPhone and keys.
25352 Woodward (LA Fitness), May 14: A man reported his pair of Nike Air Max shoes and a Glock .40 caliber handgun were stolen out the locked locker.
Fight breaks out downtown
W. Fourth and S. Main, May 12: Officers responded to the area for a fight and a purse stolen. Officers spoke to people who stated a fight broke out amongst several males and one male took a purse and fled on foot down Main Sreet. Officers located and arrested both suspects.
Items taken from unlocked cars
600 block of N. Edison, May 9: A woman reported she left her purse in her unlocked vehicle parked in her driveway. She discovered someone stole her wallet, keys, gift cards and money out of her purse.
1100 block of Irving, May 11: A woman reported someone stole her cell phone, cell phone charger and GPS unit out of her unlocked vehicle.
700 block of S. Altadena, May 14: A man reported someone stole his sporting equipment, coins and GPS unit out of his unlocked vehicle.
Catalytic convertor stolen
1600 block of Fairview, May 15: A man reported someone stole his vehicle’s catalytic convertor.
Thieves target lawn mower, weed wacker
2000 block of Vinsetta, May 11: A man reported he left his lawnmower in the front of the house on the sidewalk and returned a short time later to discover someone had stolen it.
2000 block of N. Wilson, May 13: A man reported someone stole his weed wacker and edger from his garage.
500 block of N. Vermont, May 15: A man reported someone stole his metal lawn sign with the company logo of “Budman Remodeling” on it.
Couple drives away with dealership car
31200 Woodward (Village Automotive), May 10: The sales manager reported he was assisting a couple in purchasing a vehicle. The female subject produced identification and asked to test drive a 2008 Pontiac G6 GXP. She then drove away and did not return with the vehicle.
The first suspect is described as black female in early 30s, heavy build, 5-feet 2-inches and wearing blue hospital scrubs.
The second suspect is described as a black male in his early 30s, medium build, wearing a tan coat, blue jeans and a gray hat.
Additionally, the identification produced by the female suspect was fraudulent.
Malicious destruction of property
1220 Morse, May 9: A woman reported someone sprayed painted graffiti on the vacant building.
200 block of Dewey, May 11: A woman reported someone spray painted graffiti on her garage shed.
Police nab eyewear thief
508 W. 11 Mile (Rembrandt Dry Cleaner’s) May 15: A customer reported his designer Ray Ban sunglasses were stolen when he was trying on clothing. The owner reviewed the security video and noticed another customer take the sunglasses. Officers were able to track down the person at his apartment. The suspect admitted to stealing the sunglasses and was arrested.
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.