Royal Oak crime: Packages stolen from Amazon van; man arrested after drink-and-dash at bar – Oakland Press

Royal Oak crime: Packages stolen from Amazon van; man arrested after drink-and-dash at bar – Oakland Press

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Someone stole up to 15 packages from inside an Amazon delivery van outside the Griffin apartment complex, 25090 Woodward Ave., on Wednesday.
The female driver was delivering packages there about 4:30 p.m. and noticed packages missing when she returned to the vehicle.
Police said the van was locked but the driver had left the passenger window partially open.
She is getting information on the number of packages and their contents for police investigators.
Police are also getting access to surveillance video at the Griffin and expect it will show who stole the packages and how the person got into the Amazon van.
 
A Detroit man resisted bouncers and police after he had $15 worth of drinks and fled  O’Toole’s bar without paying.
Police said the man, 28, is already on probation in Farmington and Royal Oak for public intoxication.
Bouncers chased the man as he jumped over the rope line and knocked over three large planters at the bar on Fifth Street about 12:30 a.m. May 7.
“He later stated he didn’t pay for his drinks because his ride was leaving and he didn’t want to miss it,” said Royal Oak police Lt. Albert Carter. “Unfortunately, he became uncooperative with officers.”
The suspect resisted getting in a patrol car, and would not stand up to be booked at the police station.
He is facing misdemeanor charges of defrauding an innkeeper, consuming alcohol in a public place, disorderly conduct, and obstructing police.
 
Someone tried to use a crowbar to pry open the front doors at the Marathon gas station at 27002 Woodward Ave. on Wednesday.
An employee noticed damage to the door frame when he arrived for work Tuesday.
Police said they hope to find out more about the culprit when they review surveillance footage of the attempted break-in.
Damage to the doors is estimated at $350.
A man who had $4,500 worth of golf clubs and a bag stolen from his vehicle finally went to police Wednesday after trying to track down the thief himself.
The crime happened April 22 while the man’s vehicle was left unlocked outside the Starbucks at 31901 Woodward Ave.
“He said the delay in reporting the crime was because he was trying to track it down himself,” said Royal Oak police Lt. Albert Carter. “He had been looking for surveillance video nearby or anyone who saw anything suspicious.”
Police gave him a copy of the police report so he could submit it to his car insurance carrier.
 
Someone used three bank and credit cards stolen from a Clarkston woman to buy an undisclosed amount of merchandise at Somerset mall in Troy.
The woman told police May 5 she was shopping inside Trader Joe’s, 27880 Woodward Ave., when she got fraud alerts on her cell phone about someone using her cards.
She told police she believes her cards were stolen from her purse in her shopping cart at Trader Joe’s.
Royal Oak is working with Troy police to find out what happened.
 
– Mike McConnell, Tribune staff writer
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