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Teen Girl Assaults Skate World Employee; Woman Scares Off Thief in Driveway

The following information was obtained from the Troy Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following is a recap of recent news from the .

Teen banned from Skate World after assaulting employee

Troy Police officers were dispatched to Skate World just after 11 p.m. on Sept. 7 after a customer, who was reportedly unhappy that a vending machine did not give her proper change, punched and kicked an employee, according to a new release from the Troy Police Department.

The employee was not injured, though the 17-year-old Troy female was banned from Skate World. The Troy City Attorney is reviewing the case for possible charges.

Burglars deterred by home alarm

A neighbor on the 2000 block of West Square Lake called police Tuesday afternoon after hearing a burglary alarm go off at the neighbor's house and finding a window open and the screen cut. 

Troy Police officers determined entry was made into the home, though it does not appear anything was stolen.

Woman scares off thief in driveway 

A homeowner on the 1000 block of Picadilly reported Tuesday afternoon that someone she did not recognize had knocked on her door. When she didn't answer, the man then proceeded to look into several of her windows before entering her unlocked vehicle in the driveway.

The woman then activated her panic alarm before opening the garage door and yelling at the man, according to a media release from the police department. The man took off running, though not before taking the GPS unit from the vehicle.

Officers conducted an investigation and were able to locate the man at an area bus stop. The 33-year-old Detroit man was arrested and charged with larceny from auto.

Teen cited for drinking

Troy officers responded to the area of Rochester and South Boulevard just after 2 a.m. Sunday after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area.

Officers located the vehicle and determined the van had run out of gas. One of the occupants of the vehicle, a 19-year-old Clinton Township woman, had slurred speech, was unsteady on her feet and smelled of intoxicants. She was cited for minor in possession or consuming alcohol.

Men impersonate construction workers, attempt to enter home

Troy Police responded to the 3000 block of Livernois just after noon on Sept. 7 after receiving a report from an elderly couple that a group of suspicious men claiming to be construction workers had possibly attempted to enter their home.

The couple told police they had been sitting in their back yard when a man approached them and said he was doing some concrete work in the area and needed to store his equipment in the couple's back yard, according to a media release from the police department.

The couple told police the man wanted them to accompany him to the rear of the yard, though the residents refused. When the couple went to the front yard, they found a vehicle parked in the yard, backed up to the front porch.

The man they had been talking to got into the vehicle, driven by a second male, and the pair fled south on Livernois.

The suspect is described as 30-35 years old, six feet tall and 300 pounds wearing a safety vest and a hard hat. The vehicle is described as a gray SUV or cross-over vehicle. It does not appear that the men made entry into the elderly couple's home, according to the media release.

Call Troy Police at 248-524-3447 if you have any information about these incidents. For questions about this report, email Troy Patch editor Jen Anesi at jen.anesi@patch.com.

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