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Police Nab Drunken Thief, Registered Sex Offender Arrested and More

Highlights from Royal Oak Police Department reports from the past week.

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

Police nab drunken thief 


110 S. Main (Leo’s Coney), Feb. 20 – Feb. 21, 11:30 p.m. – 12:39 a.m.: A man parked his vehicle in the parking lot behind Leo’s Coney Island and entered the restaurant. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered the passenger side window was broken out and someone stole a Tom-Tom portable GPS unit, black leather brief case and a cell phone charger. Officers began checking the area for possible suspects. While checking the area they observed a suspicious male and a running vehicle in the parking lot of Hi-Tops bar located at 25442 Woodward next to a parked vehicle. Officers spoke to the subject who was intoxicated. He stated he struck a parked vehicle while pulling out of the parking lot and was checking for damage.

During the investigation officers observed the property stolen from the vehicle that was broken into behind Leo’s Coney Island inside the subject’s truck. The 38-year-old Milford resident was arrested for receiving and concealing stolen property and operating while intoxicated. The case is still under investigation.


Registered sex offender arrested


Guilford and Woodward, Feb. 24, 1:29 p.m.: Officers responded to investigate a suspicious person walking in the area. The subject was located at Woodward and Glenwood. Further investigation revealed the subject was a registered sex offender who had failed to comply with the sex offender registry requirements. He was arrested without incident.


Cell phone, jacket stolen   


410 S. Main (Burgerz Restaurant), Feb. 23, 2:30 a.m.: A man accidentally left his cell phone on the counter. When he realized what he had done, he returned and discovered someone stole it. 

25352 Woodward (L.A. Fitness), Feb. 21, 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: A man arrived at the gym and hung up his Nike jacket in the locker room. When he returned he discovered someone stole it. 


In-dash navigation system taken from vehicle


200 S. Main (Emagine Theater), Feb. 21, 2 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.: A man parked his vehicle on the second level of the parking structure. He returned and discovered someone broke out his passenger window and stole the in-dash navigation system from his 2013 Chrysler Town and Country.


Car keyed near City Hall


Third Street and Williams, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: A man parked his vehicle on the street near the intersection of Third and Williams. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered someone damaged the passenger side mirror and keyed the driver’s side.


Man caught with stolen car during traffic stop


Sixth Street and Center, Feb. 22, 4:57 p.m.: Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the investigation it was determined the vehicle he was driving was stolen. The suspect was arrested without incident for receiving and concealing stolen property and driving while license suspended. 


If you have any information about any of these incidents, call Royal Oak Police at 248-246-3500. For questions about this blotter, email judycdavids@gmail.com

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