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Police Blotter: Items Stolen from Homes, Cars

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

Thefts dominated reports to the Royal Oak Police Department for this past week.

Home invasions

  • 2500 block of Elizabeth, May 5:  A woman reported someone entered her home through an unlocked bathroom window.  Nothing was stolen from the home.       
  • 1200 block of W. Farnum, May 4:  A woman reported someone forced open her front door and stole a television, jewelry box and a piggy bank. 
  • 110 block of E. Fifth, May 7:  A man reported someone kicked in the rear door and stole a box of coins from the bedroom closet. 
  • 5000 block of Thorncroft, May 8:  A man reported someone entered the home and stole cabinets, bath fixtures and lighting fixtures. 
  • 2400 block of Benjamin, May 9:  A woman reported she was with her husband doing yard work when someone entered the home through an unlocked front door and stole jewelry from a table in the living room. 

Cars stolen

  • 1400 block of N. Alexander, May 7:  A man reported someone stole his 1997 Jeep Cherokee. 
  • 600 block of E. Eleven Mile, May 4:  A man reported someone stole his 2002 Dodge Stratus. 
  • 600 block of E. Farnum, May 7:  A woman reported someone stole her 2003 Chevrolet Blazer. 
  • BP Gas Station, 26001 Woodward Avenue, May 8:  A woman reported someone stole her 2007 silver Hummer H3 after she left the keys in the ignition and entered the store.  The suspect is described as a male in his 20s with a thin build.  The suspect had on a red baseball cap and a grey hooded sweatshirt. 
  • LA Fitness, 25352 Woodward Avenue, May 9:  Witness reported seeing five males sitting in a silver Dodge Intrepid.  One of the males exited the Intrepid, walked up to a silver 2012 Jeep Liberty, smashed the driver's side window and stole the vehicle.    

Items stolen

  • AT&T, 30254 Woodward Avenue, May 4:  A woman reported someone stole a Samsung Galaxy phone. 
  • Seventh Street and Center Street, May 8:  A man reported someone stole his backpack from the parking lot. 

Items taken from cars

  • YMCA, 1016 W. Eleven Mile, 4-7:  A woman reported someone smashed the driver side window of her Chrysler Town and Country and stole her in-dash GPS unit. 
  • Belle Tire, 200 S. Stephenson, May 8:  A woman reported someone stole the catalytic converter from her red Honda CRX. 
  • Green Lantern, 4326 Rochester, May 9:  A man reported someone stole the catalytic converter from his 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier.  Video surveillance of the area showed a possible suspect in a black 2004 or 2005 Chevy Impala park next to the man’s vehicle. A male in a white T-shirt exited the Impala and returned a short time later and placed something in the trunk. 

Other incidents

  • 100 block of Amelia, May 4:  A man reported someone gouged several scratches into his vehicle and poured sugar into his gas tank. 
  • Shrine of the Little Flower, 2100 W. Twelve Mile, May 5:  Royal Oak officers investigated the trespass complaint of a 42-year-old man. While searching the building for the individual, officers located a large banner that had been damaged. A review of the security video system identified the suspect. The officers were familiar with the suspect and located him a short time later near Woodward and Thirteen Mile. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with malicious damage to property.                 
  • BP Gas Station, 2419 E. Eleven Mile, May 4:  A woman reported during a road rage incident on Interstate 75 she pulled off the freeway and into a gas station lot.  A female followed her off the freeway and approached the woman’s vehicle and sprayed her with pepper spray and then drove away.  The female is described as in her late teens with a ponytail and weave, and wearing green scrubs. The teen’s vehicle is described as a 2012 black Mazda. 
  • Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington, May 9:  A woman reported someone smashed the windshield of her vehicle. 

If you have any questions about this report, email Judy.Davids@Patch.com

Ronald Wolf May 14, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Forget Detroit and Pontiac shootings, 911, the war in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Japanese Tsunami. Many more deaths have occured during those time frames on our roads. Road rage is epidemic, police are afraid to drive on the freeways. They risk their lives if they make a stop. Reckless driving, speeding, tailgating and texting need to be made felonies. Even the cops are guilty. Thanks to Detroit glamorizing and pushing size and speed with names like Ram Charger the grizzly slaughter will continue.
Ronald Wolf May 14, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Grosse Pointe does not have a fraction of the crime Royal Oak has in any given time period despite it proximity to high crime Detroit's Jefferson and Mack Avenues. Why? >They put public safety first. They do not have a weak "acting" police chief serving at the disgression of the mayor. They have frequent neighborhood patrols by the police and enforce a twenty five mile an hour speed limit. >The have fewer lawsuits becasuse they have fewer settlements. > They do not encourage high ratio liquor to food bars. They favor restaurants. >They have a conservative but progressive council and DDA who put public safety first. >They have citizen watchdogs who as a rule do not elect those with conflicts of interest. What would our mayor say about this? Answer: Why don't you move there. (What he once told me when I pointed out a Ferndale project I thought was clever).
Brad E. May 21, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Serious question: Why DON'T you move there? You seem to not be a huge fan of RO.
RAM May 21, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Yeah really, there are plenty of senior housing projects around the metro area. I think he's one of those old people who like to complain just for the sake of it.
Ronald Wolf May 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM
If its your business I live where I can aford to live and "kids" if you really think everything is rolling along fine guess what? You are the problem. You are are right I am retired with some time on my hands and blowing off some steam and if my health permitted I would do more than just complain to deaf ears on the commission. By the way if you're attention span allows you to read what I wrote you will see that I love the walkability of RO and admire the young talent Royal Oak attracts looking to avoid the long commutes to boring suburban sprawl. I am not big a fan of being older. Bet you believe you're not growing any older. Drink does that you know.
Debbie Campbell May 21, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Brad E. and Stefan-- Bigoted- Ageists 101: Bigoted attitudes; intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself. Synonyms: zealotry - fanaticism Ageism From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Part of a series on Discrimination .Ageism, or age discrimination is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups because of their age. It is a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify age based prejudice, discrimination, and subordination.[1] This may be casual or systematic.[2][3] The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism.[4] Butler defined ageism as a combination of three connected elements. Among them were prejudicial attitudes towards older people, old age, and the aging process; discriminatory practices against older people; and institutional practices and policies that perpetuate stereotypes about older people.
Ronald Wolf May 22, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Debbie I think I love you, anyway you made my day. Many seniors are afraid to speak to power today. I could give you countless examples, the baseline for my beliefs comes from the terrible experiences my mom had when she was in various nursing homes for short stays with Alzheimers. One of the worse forms of senior discrimination is patronization by this industry and their often overworked underpaid attitudinally challenged CN's in these despicable institutions that milk every penny they can and then put you out on the street if you, or a loved one complains. By the way "Sam" did not give a damn when I called him. Even now these sleaze TV lawyers cherrypick their cases. Personally, do not get me started on HUD supported senior housing, you do not know what goes on inside so save your money, you may need it someday in this shark tank we call society.

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