Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest, Purse Grab at Supermarket 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.

Home invasion

3300 block of Coolidge, Nov. 16 – Nov. 17, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.: A woman reported someone entered her residence and stole a basketball, garment bag, bottle of perfume and a laptop computer charger. It is unknown how the person gained entry into the residence.


Engagement ring, cellphone and more stolen


600 block of Williams, Nov. 9 – Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: A man reported a care worker stole currency from his residence.

1815 N. Main (Luna Bar), Dec. 8, 12:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.: A woman said she put her coat on a table at the bar. Someone stole a cellphone and car keys from the coat pocket.

200 block of S. Dorchester, Dec. 7, 8 a.m.– 10 a.m.: A woman reported a contractor stole her engagement ring and anniversary band from her residence.

500 block of Chambers, Dec. 2, 2:54 p.m. - 5:27 p.m.: A man reported someone stole a UPS package from his front porch.


Cars stolen


1815 N. Main (Luna Bar), Dec. 8, 12:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.: A man reported he put his coat on a table at the bar. Someone removed his keys from the coat pocket and stole his white 2012 Ford Edge.

1800 block of Newport Court, Dec. 6 – Dec. 7, 4 p.m. – 8:25 a.m.: A woman reported someone stole her white 2000 Chrysler Voyager. 

Acts of vandalism


900 block of N. Gainsborough, Dec. 7, 6:52 p.m.: A man reported someone cut an extension cord he was using to power a portable heater outside of his residence. 

323 S. Main (Incognito), Dec. 6 - Dec. 7, 10 p.m. – 10 a.m.: A person reported someone broke a pane of glass on one of the entry doors to the business. 

32000 block of Woodward, Dec. 5 – Dec. 6, 11 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.: A man reported someone broke out his passenger side window with a piece of concrete.


Purse grab at supermarket

30991 Woodward (Kroger), Dec. 6, 2:56 p.m.: A woman reported she finished grocery shopping at Kroger. She sat down in the driver’s seat of her vehicle and set her purse on the passenger seat. A man opened the passenger door and stole her purse. The man fled southbound on Woodward in a mid 2000 yellow or gold Ford Taurus. 

The suspect was described as a 29-year-old black man, 5-feet 9inches to 5-feet 10-inches, 175 pounds with bushy hair. The suspect was wearing a royal blue jacket and dark pants.

Vehicle pursuit leads to arrest

Woodward and Lincoln, Dec. 7, 10:57 a.m.: Royal Oak officers responded to the area of Woodward and Lincoln to assist Berkley Police with locating a suspect that had fled from them in a vehicle. Royal Oak officers located the man’s vehicle travelling east on Lincoln near Woodward. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended in the area of Lincoln and Stephenson when the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was quickly captured in a nearby backyard and taken into custody after struggling with officers.  The man will be charged with flee and elude and resisting arrest.   


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something