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Troy Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Pointing a Gun at Solicitors

The following information about police incidents is taken directly from the most recent Troy Police Department media releases.

Rodney Donald Paulick, 66, of Troy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Troy Police
Rodney Donald Paulick, 66, of Troy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Troy Police

A Troy man could face over 10 years imprisonment for allegedly pointing a gun at door-to-door solicitors on Dec. 20.

Rodney Donald Paulick, 66, of Troy, pled not guilty to felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon on Sunday at 52-4 District Court in Troy, according to police. A $50,000 cash or surety bond was set.

Two solicitors from Detroit Public Broadcasting, who were approved to solicit by the city of Troy, told police they knocked at the man's door on Newgate Road and Oakhill Drive. Then, Paulick allegedly pointed a gun at the two and told them to leave the property.

The victims fled and called 911. Paulick allegedly told police that he did point the gun at the victims, believing he had a right, because it was his property. Paulick was not in possession of a concealed pistol license, according to police.

Assaults

700 block of Maple Road, Dec. 19, 12:34 p.m.: Victim reported the suspect yanked a hose from his hand. Victim advised suspect to ask next time instead of grabbing. The suspect retaliated by “chest bumping” the victim attempting to start a fight. The suspect then grabbed victim’s smart phone and threw it on the ground shattering the phone. Victim was advised to he would be contacted the city attorney’s office to prosecute.

Auto/vehicle thefts

2000 block of Dorchester Road, Dec. 10-18, 8 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Resident reported he went to his 1999 Jeep Cherokee and found that the battery was dead. When he returned he noticed the passenger window was smashed and the ignition had been removed and was lying on the center console.

1000 block of Kirts Boulevard, Dec. 19-20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Resident reported his 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 was parked in the carport. When he returned to carport resident discovered his vehicle was missing. Resident stated he is in possession of the keys.

Macy’s, 500 W. 14 Mile Rd., Dec. 20, 7–9:30 p.m.: Complainant reported her 2004 Dodge Durango was parked in the lot while she shopped. When she returned to the lot her vehicle was gone. Complainant was still in possession of the keys.

Credit, check, identity theft, other fraud

1000 block of Brentwood, Dec. 10-11, 12 noon: Complainant stated she was contacted by PNC Bank, Discover Card, and American Express. They stated that an unknown person applied for credit and was denied using her name.

1000 block of Kelley Street, Dec. 5, 8 a.m.: Complainant reported that unknown person(s) had used her identity without her permission to obtain three credit cards which were use to make purchases in Ohio.

911 Wilshire Dr., Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Complainant advised he either dropped his wallet in the parking lot or at his workplace. Complainant stated he checked with his credit companies and his Discover card had already been fraudulently used at the Meijer in Rochester Hills.

Drugs/narcotics

East Big Beaver Road and Kilmer, Dec. 18, 9:07 a.m.: Officer was walking through the lot when he observed the suspect smoking marijuana in his vehicle. The suspect, a 29-year-old from Warren, was cited for possession of marijuana.

Hooters, 2950 Rochester Rd., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.: K-9 officer was driving through the business lot and observed an occupied vehicle with the suspect smoking from a glass pipe. Officer detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted to smoking the marijuana and advised he had an ounce more inside the vehicle. In the vehicle, officer discovered a backpack containing a large amount of marijuana, a digital scale, three pipes, a pouch containing powder cocaine, a pouch containing Ecstasy and strips of paper that tested positive for LSD. The suspect, a 29-year-old from Clarkston was arrested for possession of cocaine, Ecstasy, LSD, and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.   

East Big Beaver Road and John R Road, Dec. 20, 10:34 p.m.: Officers stopped a vehicle with an equipment violation. The vehicle had a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. The driver was found to have a suspended license. The driver advised officers he had a small baggie of marijuana under the passenger seat and a package of cigarette papers used for smoking marijuana. The driver, a 27-year-old from Macomb, was arrested for possession of marijuana, driving while license suspended, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

West Big Beaver Road and Interstate-75, Dec. 21, 10:37 p.m.: Officers stopped a vehicle without headlights. Officers detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  The passenger, a 22-year-old from Millington, admitted to having marijuana and handed officers a small baggie containing marijuana. The passenger was cited for possession of marijuana.  

Driving under influence of alcohol/drugs

Woodslee Street and John R Road, Dec. 18, 6:09 a.m.: Troy officers stopped a vehicle for a prohibited right turn on red. The driver was found to have a suspended license. As the driver stepped out of the vehicle officers detected an odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The driver admitted to drinking and failed field sobrieties. Officers found a cup of beer in the vehicle and the plate on the vehicle was expired. The driver, a 38-year-old from Detroit, was arrested for operating while intoxicated (second offense), open intoxicants in vehicle, driving while license suspended, and expired license plate. Breath test results were .17 percent.

Interstate-75 and Rochester Road, Dec. 18, 6:12 p.m.: Officers were dispatched on a possible drunk driver that just drove into the ditch. The driver smelled strongly of alcohol and admitted to drinking. The driver, a 24-year-old from Oxford failed field sobrieties and was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Breath test results were .29 percent.

West Maple Road and Crooks Road, Dec. 18, 6:39 p.m.: Officers were dispatched on a possible drunk driver. Officers located the vehicle and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver had slurred speech and failed field sobrieties. The driver was found to have a suspended license and prescription pills not prescribed. The driver, a 22-year-old from Redford, was arrested for operating under the presence of drugs, possession of prescription narcotics, and driving while license suspended. A blood draw was conducted with results pending.

East Big Beaver Road and John R Road, Dec. 19, 1:47 a.m.: Officers stopped a vehicle that was blocking traffic. The driver had glassy eyes and slurred speech. The driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license and two previous convictions for drunk driving. The driver, a 36-year-old from Macomb failed field sobrieties and was arrested for operating while intoxicated (third offense) and driving while license suspended.

400 block of Maple Road, Dec. 20, 12:31 a.m.: Troy officers stopped a vehicle that almost struck a curb and traveling at speeds below posted, causing a hazard. The interior of the vehicle smelled strongly of intoxicants. The driver admitted to drinking and advised officers he had a weapons permit. The driver, a 67-year-old from Detroit, failed field sobrieties and was arrested for operating while intoxicated and violation of a concealed pistol license. Breath test results were .15 percent.

Rochester Road and Charrington Drive, Dec. 20, 12:55 a.m.: Troy officers stopped a vehicle for a no turn on red violation. The driver had glassy eyes an odor of alcohol coming from his person. The driver, a 27-year-old from Denver, failed field sobrieties and was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Breath test results were .12 percent.

Dequindre Road and South Boulevard, Dec. 20, 3:12 a.m.: Troy officers stopped a vehicle after observing it weaving out of its lane. The driver had a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her person. The driver had slurred speech and failed field sobrieties. The driver, a 24-year-old from Shelby Township, was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Breath test results were .17 percent.

1000 block of Brentwood, Dec. 21, 12:43 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a single car accident that struck a tree. The driver had a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath. The driver admitted to drinking and failed field sobrieties. The driver, a 38-year-old from Troy, had a previous conviction for drunk driving and was arrested for operating while intoxicated (second offense). Breath test results were .14 percent.

Interstate-75 and West Fourteen Mile Road, Dec. 21, 1:58 a.m.: Troy officers stopped a vehicle after observing it swerving out of its lane and driving on the shoulder. Officers detected an odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted to drinking and failed field sobrieties. The driver, a 45-year-old from Ferndale, was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Breath test results were .12 percent.

Dequindre Road and East Wattles Road, Dec. 21, 1:59 a.m.: Troy officers stopped a vehicle for speeding. There was a very strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted to drinking and failed field sobrieties. The driver, a 25-year-old from Sterling Heights, was arrested for operating while intoxicated. Breath test results were .10 percent.

West Wattles and Livernois Avenue, Dec. 22, 2:41 a.m.: Troy officers stopped a vehicle after observing it weaving in its lane. The driver had glassy eyes and an odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted to drinking and failed field sobrieties. Officers located marijuana in the vehicle and the driver had a previous conviction for drunk driving. The driver, a 43-year-old from Troy, was arrested for operating while intoxicated (second offense) and possession of marijuana. Breath test results were .16 percent.

Home invasions

3000 block of Bristol Drive, Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Complainant stated she left for work and may have left her doors unlocked. When her children returned from school, items were discovered missing from the home. There were no signs of forced entry to the home. Missing items were two wallets with approximately $20 cash in each, an Xbox console and Xbox games.

Larcenies

Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Dec. 18, 8:55 p.m.: Complainant reported he put his iPhone 5 in the pocket of his sweatshirt which he put on the bleachers while he played basketball. When he returned his phone was missing.

Troy Sports Center, 1819 E. Big Beaver Rd., Dec. 19, 10-11:45 p.m.: Complainant stated his wallet was stolen from his locked locker in the locker room. The wallet contained credit card and social security card.

Larcenies from autos

920 John R Rd., Dec. 11-18, 12 noon: Resident reported his 1998 Chevy Malibu was parked in the lot and someone stole the catalytic converter off the vehicle.

2800 Livernois, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.: Complainant advised while his 2005 Chevy Venture was parked in the lot someone stole his catalytic converter off the vehicle.

Leo Burnett Advertising, 3310 W. Big Beaver Rd., Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to 7:40 p.m.: Complainant reported her 2004 Buick Rendezvous was parked in the lot. When she returned the catalytic converter was stolen off the vehicle.

3000 block of Glouchester, Dec. 18, 2-2:05 a.m.: Resident reported her 2002 Chevy Venture was parked in the lot. When she returned the catalytic converter had been stolen.

2000 block of Coolidge, Dec. 1-18, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.: Complainant advised his 1999 Chevrolet Venture was parked in the lot and someone stole the catalytic converter off the vehicle. 

Malicious destruction of property

6000 block of Forest Park, Dec. 19-20, 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.: Resident reported someone ran over her mailbox destroying it and leaving tire tracks in her yard.

Minors and alcohol

2000 block of Normandy, Dec. 21, 12:02 a.m.: Troy officers were dispatched to a possible drug overdose. The suspect, a 17-year-old from Troy stated he had consumed eight shots of whiskey and had smoking marijuana. The suspect was lethargic and vomiting at the time officers arrived. Officers discovered a baggie of marijuana in the suspect’s pants pocket. The suspect was transported to the hospital for care. Officers cited the suspect for possession of marijuana and minor consume alcohol. Breath test results were .08 percent.

Karma Bashfulness December 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM
America is a police state!
canseeallsides December 26, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Did he plead not guilty or was he not allowed to speak while a judge unlawfully entered the not guilty plea for him like every arrest in Troy?
Dale Murrish December 26, 2013 at 07:25 AM
Didn't realize you needed a CCW to have a pistol in your own home. Not necessary to get solicitors to leave; he could have just asked them, then closed the door like everyone else does...
canseeallsides December 26, 2013 at 08:22 PM
No trespassing! Survivors will be prosecuted!

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