Police Blotter: Homes Invaded; Thefts from Party Bus, Businesses

The following information was supplied by the Royal Oak Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Highlights from Royal Oak Police Department reports for the week of May 31-June 7:

Home Invasions

  • 1000 block of Irving, June 3: Complainant reported a tall, thin man attempted to unlock the rear door wall of his residence around 2:30 a.m.  The resident yelled through the door and then pursued the man through the neighborhood. The man escaped and the resident did not report the incident until later in the day.
  • 2200 block of Crooks, June 6: Resident reported hearing a loud bang on the first floor of the home followed by footsteps. Someone had forced open the rear door and fled the house upon hearing the resident. Nothing was missing.
  • 500 block of South Vermont, June 5: Resident reported someone forced open his kitchen window and entered the home. Cash, unused gift cards, a television and iPod were reported missing. A canvass of the neighborhood revealed that a neighbor had seen a man in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall and 240 pounds walking down the driveway at approximately 3:30 p.m. The man was also seen driving a red Jeep.

Breaking and Entering

  • 500 block of Girard, June 2:  Resident reported someone entered his unlocked shed and stole three gas powered generators, two outboard motors and a gas powered ice auger. 


  • Fifth and Center, June 2:  A man reported the theft of his camera, credit card and ring from the party bus he was utilizing for the night. 
  • Parking Structure, 8400 block of West 10 Mile, June 1: A woman reported her purse stolen near the lion exhibit. 
  • , 25352 Woodward Ave., June 5:  A man reported the theft of his wallet and car keys from a locked locker. 
  • Clear Imaging, 907 S. Main, June 4: A man reported the theft of money and his bank card from a secured patient room.
  • , 4305 Delemere, June 5: Two service trucks were broken into and several thousand dollars worth of tools were stolen.

Property Damage

  • 900 block of Longfellow, June 2:  Resident reported damage to his wooden privacy fence overnight.
  • Amtrak Platform, 202 Sherman, June 2:  Royal Oak officers discovered graffiti spray painted on one of the platform walls.
Cal Hayhow June 09, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Royal Oak is two miles north of one of the poorest cities in America. Royal Oak police are understaffed and underfunded. The police priorities need to change from traffic enfocent to community policing. We are under siege. This is not 1990, anymore.
uknowimright June 13, 2012 at 09:02 AM
People, don't leave expensive crap anywhere except a built-in safe in your basement. Even then...if there's a will, there's a way!


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