The following is a recap of recent news from the Troy Police Department.
Woman arrives home to find jewelry stolen
A resident on the 1000 block of Kirts called police Monday evening after she came home and found a ring lying on the floor in her bedroom. She discovered someone had broken into her home during the day and stolen several rings, necklaces and earrings. There were no signs of forced entry into the home.
Men steal 20 packs of Red Bull
Kroger employees reported Monday afternoon that two men had pushed a shopping cart filled with Red Bull, an energy drink, out of the store without paying for the drinks. The suspects threw approximately 20 packs of Red Bull into their vehicle and fled westbound down Big Beaver Road.
Teen steals, eats candy bar in store
Loss Prevention officers at Kohl's reported seeing a 15-year-old male select a bag of jellybeans, opening the bag and then eating the jelly beans while walking around the store. The teen then selected two Godiva chocolate bars and concealed them in his sleeve. After opening the candy bars, he dropped the wrappers and proceeded to eat the candy bars.
The teen finally opened a multi-pack of Nike socks and concealed them in his coat pockets. Troy officers turned the teen over to a parent; he will be petitioned to Oakland County Probate Court for retail fraud in the third degree.
Items stolen from cars in separate incidents
There were several incidents of larceny from auto in Troy earlier this week.
On Monday morning, a resident on the 1000 block of Coachman reported the license plate was stolen off of her Dodge Stratus. Also on the 1000 block of Coachman that day, a resident reported that a pair of sunglasses and two wallets – which contained identification, bank cards and cash – were stolen from her vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry into her vehicle.
During the day on Monday, an individual reported his iPod was stolen from his Cadillac Escalade as it was parked at The Somerset Collection. There were no signs of forced entry.
A resident on the 500 block of Booth reported to police that some time between midnight and 3:30 a.m. Monday, someone had broken into his car and stolen more than $150 in cash, three credits cards and his driver's license. One of the man's credit cards was then used to make a fraudulent purchase at a gas station at 4 a.m. the same day.
A Troy Police officer on patrol late Monday evening observed a Dodge Charger up on cinder blocks at Suburban Chrysler Jeep Dodge. All four tires and wheels had been stolen from the vehicle.
2 Christmas trees pulled out of ground
A homeowner on the 6000 block of Donaldson reported Sunday that someone had pulled two seven-foot spruce trees, which were decorated with Christmas lights, out of the ground in their yard.
Cars vandalized in separate incidents
A vehicle parked on the 2000 block of Lovington was damaged when all four of its tires were slashed early Sunday morning.
A vehicle parked at Entertainment Productions on Maple Road was damaged when someone pried open the left rear window of the vehicle. The paint was scratched on the vehicle, and the latching mechanism was damaged. It does not appear the suspect was able to enter the vehicle.
The rear passenger quarter window of a Chevrolet Blazer parked at Troy Officentre was broken Monday evening.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.