Royal Oak Police Offering Free Gun Locks: Blotter

Also, police investigate home invasions, larcenies, malicious destruction of property reports and make 38 arrests.

The Royal Oak Police Department has a limited supply of gun locks that are being offered free to residents. (Patch file photo)
The Royal Oak Police Department has a limited supply of gun locks that are being offered free to residents. (Patch file photo)

The Royal Oak Police Department is working with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and Crimestoppers to provide free gun locks to residents.

Supplies are limited, so anyone interested in a free gun lock should stop by the Royal Oak Police Department. Check availability by calling the police at (248) 246-3500. Here’s the latest from the Royal Oak police blotter:

Home Invasion

600 block of Donald, 6-11-14, 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Officers responded to the residence to investigate a break in. The complainant reported she came home and discovered an unknown suspect had forced open the front door. Officers arrived and checked the home. No suspects were located but (2) pair of shoes and miscellaneous jewelry were stolen.  (14-18752)

800 block of Cherry, 6-11-14, 7:20 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Complainant reported he returned  home and discovered an unknown suspect entered his unlocked home and stole a MacBook computer and an Apple iPad. A witness reported seeing a red late 90’s vehicle back into the driveway between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. but did not see anyone exit the vehicle.  (14-18750)

Larceny from Automobile  

Fifth Street and Center, 6-7-14, 6:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her car in the lot at Fifth and Center. When she returned she discovered an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle and stole her backpack containing school books and a debit card. (14-18524)


700 block of S. Vermont, 6-1-14 – 6-7-14, 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Complainant reported an unknown suspect stole a dark green men’s Giant 18 speed mountain bike from her unlocked garage. (14-18404)

2800 block of Glenview, 6-8-14 – 6-9-14, 9:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Complainant reported an unknown suspect(s) removed and stole a storm door attached to the door frame on the side entrance of her home. (14-18510 )

2500 block of Rochester, 4-15-14 – 5-15-14, 1:48 p.m. – 1:48 p.m.: Complainant reported a package was delivered to her apartment and left outside the door. She discovered it was stolen by an unknown suspect. (14-18138)

Malicious Destruction of Property  

32301 Woodward, 6-7-14, 2:53 p.m.: Complainant reported a subject entered the southeast atrium and intentionally knocked over two (2) vases breaking them. The suspect then left the business, got into a dark colored SUV and fled southbound on Woodward. 14-18280

Gardenia and I-75, 6-7-14, 5:15 a.m.: Officers responded to the area to investigate a  subject dressed in dark clothing on the overpass. Further investigation revealed the subject  painted graffiti on an overpass sign. He was arrested for Malicious Destruction of Property. (14-18248) Lincoln and Lafayette, 6-2-14, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Complainant reported she parked her car on Lincoln at Lafayette. When she returned she discovered an unknown suspect had keyed the driver’s side of her vehicle. (14-18171)

The following arrests were made during the period:  

  • Three (2) Felony Warrant
  • Five (5) Misdemeanor Warrant
  • Two (2) Probation Violation
  • One (1) Felonious Assault
  • One (1) Sex Offender Registration Violation
  • One (1) Assault and Battery
  • Five (5) Domestic Assault and Battery
  • Four (4) Operating While Intoxicated
  • Two (2) Operating While Intoxicated II
  • One (1) Operating While Intoxicated, Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • One (1) Driving While License Expired
  • Three (3) Driving While License Suspended
  • One (1) Driving While License Suspended, Obstructing a Police Officer, Misdemeanor
  • Warrant
  • One (1) Possession of Marijuana
  • One (1) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Warrant
  • One (1) Assault and Battery
  • One (1) Drag Racing
  • One (1) Malicious Destruction of Property
  • One (1) Resisting Arrest, Public Intoxication, Felony Warrant
  • One (1) Disorderly Conduct
  • One (1) Disorderly Conduct, Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer
  • One (1) Public Intoxication
Total arrests: 38
Jack Manning June 14, 2014 at 08:34 AM
I can't understand why Patch can't get it right when they mistakenly call a Burglary a "Home Invasion." When there is nobody at home when there is a break-in, that is a "Burglary." If on the other hand there are one or more residents of the home present when there is forced entry into home, that is a "Home Invasion."
Jack Manning June 14, 2014 at 08:45 AM
"Gun Locks." What is the use of having a handgun for home protection when it takes forever to remove one of these Gun Locks (if you can find the key), then find the ammunition, then load the gun. By the time you go through all this you could have already become a crime statistic. If someone is concerned about gun safety to the point of one of these Gun Locks, they are better off just forgetting having a gun and is a false sense of security. If children are your concern, don't get a gun.
Elizabeth June 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM
If you want a gun lock, don't get it through the police. They have no business knowing who has a gun. Research the state of CT.
Chris June 15, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Paranoia strikes deep. Into your heart it will creep.....


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