Royal Oak dry cleaners robbery suspect arraigned Wednesday, officials say
Royal Oak police department has announced that 55-year-old Detroit Resident Kenneth Eric Person was charged Wednesday for allegedly robbing two dry cleaners. Person was arraigned on two counts of armed robbery that could give him up to life in prison.
Dearborn teens arrested after Royal Oak armed robbery, high-speed chase to Oakland Mall, police say
Two teenagers from Dearborn were arrested this week when an armed robbery in Royal Oak led to a high-speed police chase through Royal Oak, Birmingham and Troy before ending at the Oakland Mall, officials said.
Police: Teen girl dies after being shot by stepfather at Clawson home
CLAWSON, Mich. – A barricaded situation in Clawson came to an end Sunday after the suspect was found dead inside the home. Officers found the teenaged girl, who allegedly had been shot by her stepfather. AdUpdate: Clawson police: 15-year-old girl dies after being shot by stepfather at home“It was a young lady involved. “My understanding is that she was shot in the back.”Police said the suspect had fled from a neighbor’s house and barricaded himself inside his own house. Police also said a neighbor, who was trying to help the teen girl, was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital.
Residents urged to avoid 14 Mile in Clawson due to barricaded situation
CLAWSON, Mich. – Police are dealing with a barricaded situation in Clawson. UPDATE: Clawson police: 15-year-old girl dies after being shot by stepfather at homeAccording to authorities, a teenager had been shot and the suspected shooter has been barricaded inside a home on 14 Mile Road, near Main Street and Washington Avenue. Police have surrounded the home and have been trying to talk the suspected shooter out. Clawson police were joined by officers with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Royal Oak Police Department, Troy Police Department and others. We have negotiators here and a psychologist,” said Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.
Video shows high-speed Royal Oak police chase, crash that killed 18-year-old driver
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – An 18-year-old driver was killed overnight when he fled Royal Oak police at high speeds and crashed violently into a pole, according to officials. They terminated the pursuit at the border of Royal Oak, near 11 Mile and John R roads. Royal Oak officers saw the car, which had no license plate, heading west on 11 Mile Road near Stephenson Highway, according to authorities. Officers called Royal Oak firefighters, who used the jaws of life to free the man from the wreckage. Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Royal Oak officials are investigating the crash.
70-year-old charged after man stabbed in back in Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A 70-year-old man has been charged after someone was stabbed in the back in Royal Oak, police said. Royal Oak officers were called around 2:50 p.m. Feb. 27 to the area of Judson Avenue and Greenfield Road, according to authorities. Police said a 52-year-old man had been stabbed in the back with a knife. Samuel Lee Bourne, Jr., 70, was taken into custody, officials said. Samuel Lee Bourne, Jr. (WDIV)Bourne was arraigned Friday at 44th District Court.
Royal Oak man charged with felonious assault after pointing rifle at police officer
James Moss, 34, of Royal Oak was charged with felonious assault against a police officer on Jan. 1, 2021. Photo provided by the Royal Oak Police Department. ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A 34-year-old man has been charged for felonious assault after pointing a rifle at a police officer, police say. In an attempt to speak to the man, an officer approached Moss’ front porch and rang the doorbell. Moss reportedly appeared behind the door pointing a rifle at the officer while demanding to know why they were at his home.
Royal Oak man charged in vandalism of parking structure, post office mailboxes
ROYAL OAK, Mich. A 24-year-old man has been charged with eight counts of malicious destruction of property after he admitted to writing on the Lafayette Parking Structure and several United States Post Office mailboxes. Police were dispatched on July 7 about a man seen near West Sixth and South West streets matching the description of a graffiti suspect from the parking structure. The man, identified as Jack Cleaveland, of Royal Oak, admitted to writing Jack on the property and using liquid paint on the post office mailboxes. Cleaveland was arraigned on Aug. 7 and released on a $1,000 personal bond. Police say Cleaveland does not have any prior convictions or criminal history.
Man charged in connection to Royal Oak church bomb threats
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Adam Robert Laird, 33, was arraigned Sunday, accused of issuing several bomb threats to nine Royal Oak churches Friday. According to police, the churches had bomb threats sent via emails between 12:28 p.m. and 2:53 p.m.Laird was arrest in connection with the threats. RELATED: Man arrested after 9 Royal Oak churches receive bomb threatsThe Royal Oak Police Department worked with members of the FBI, which lead to Laird being taken into custody. Laird has been charged with eight counts of false report or threat of terrorism and one count of malicious use of telecommunication services. These churches received threats:First Congregational Church 1314 NorthwoodSt. Marys Catholic Church 730 S. LafayetteCalvary Christian Church 2203 E. Eleven MileUnity of Royal Oak 2500 CrooksCentral Oaks Church 2005 RochesterRoyal Oak First Methodist Church 320 W. SeventhWoodside Bible Church 3620 RochesterStarr Presbyterian Church 1717 W. Thirteen MileSt. John Episcopal Church 26998 WoodwardCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Royal Oak officer resigns after 'verbally detaining' black man for allegedly looking at white woman
Royal Oak police confronted a black man after a white woman called police and said he was making her uncomfortable. (WDIV)ROYAL OAK, Mich. - An officer with the Royal Oak Police Department has resigned after an encounter with an African-American man that went viral on social media. The Royal Oak police chief announced the officer's resignation at a council meeting Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press. "This is not the practice of the Royal Oak Police Department, and it is not acceptable," the apology read. "The supervisor has been disciplined and every Royal Oak police supervisor has received additional training in procedural justice."
LISTEN: 911 call about black man that led to controversial police encounter in Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A 911 call about a black man allegedly acting suspiciously led to a controversial police encounter, and eventually an apology from the Royal Oak Police Department. The officer and Myers went back and forth, and Myers asked to speak with a supervisor. The Police Department later said an officer went too far by asking Myers for his ID and "verbally detaining" him for 19 minutes. The department issued an apology for what happened, saying: "This is not the practice of the Royal Oak Police Department and it is not acceptable. The supervisor has been disciplined and every Royal Oak police supervisor has received additional training in procedural justice."