The following is a recap of recent news from the Troy Police Department.
Repeat offender caught stealing from unlocked cars
Officers responded to the 500 block of Leetonia around 5:30 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor reported seeing someone on a bicycle looking inside of parked cars.
Officers noticed bike tracks in the snow and followed them to locate the suspect. One of the officers recognized the 24-year-old Southfield man, whom he had previously arrested for larceny from auto.
Police contacted neighbors, who determined the man had entered eight different cars. The man was found to have a large number of coins, two necklaces, a bottle of cologne, an iPod and several dollar bills on him when he was searched. He was arrested and charged again with larceny from auto.
Man wakes up to home invasion, suspect in doorway
A man called Troy Police Monday night after waking up to the sound of someone kicking in his front door.
According to a media release from Troy Police, the man was asleep in his bedroom when he heard someone knocking on his door. Before he could get out of bed, he heard a loud noise and saw a man standing in the doorway of his bedroom.
The man told police the suspect apologized, then fled the apartment. Police found the door to the apartment had been forced open.
The suspect is described as a 25-year-old male who is six feet tall.
Vandals damage decorative reindeer
A homeowner on the 1000 block of Trevino reported Sunday evening that someone had kicked and stomped on the decorative reindeer on the front lawn.
Parents shoplift with 3-year-old in tow
Two New Haven residents, a 27-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man, were arrested late Monday morning for retail fraud in the first degree after they were caught stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise from Kohl's.
According to a media release from the Troy Police Department, the couple stole baby clothing, digital cameras and other items. Their 3-year-old child was with them at the time and was later picked up by a family member.
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.