Man charged with stealing girl’s credit card, Kroger scooter
A man suspected of stealing a girl’s wallet and credit card last month was arrested recently after police say he stole a motorized scooter at the Kroger store at 12 Mile and Campbell roads and took it for a ride.
Cheyanne Storm Corbett, 23, of Detroit is jailed on $ 10,000, 10 percent, bond.
Police said he was arraigned Aug. 16 in Royal Oak 44th District Court on felony charges of larceny in a building, and possession of a stolen financial transaction device. Both counts are each punishable by up to four years in prison.
A girl left her purse wallet behind after she and a friend had coffee at Starbucks, 300 S. Main St, July 27.
Police said surveillance video shows that within 30 seconds of the girl’s departure, Corbett stole the purse wallet.
He immediately went to the Comerica Bank down the street and attempted to use the girl’s credit card at an automated teller machine. The attempted transaction failed, police said, because the credit card had parental control on it.
Royal Oak police Sgt. Timothy Brown said police alerted all of their officers to be on the lookout for the suspect after they got images of him from a surveillance camera.
Man charged with drunk driving with children in car
A Detroit man was charged with drunk driving and child endangerment following his arrest Aug. 14.
Police said they stopped driver Ochey I. Gilmore, 33, after they saw him in his car straddling the lane markers as he was driving at 12 Mile and Campbell roads.
Gilmore was taking his children to their mother’s house when he was stopped, police said. The children are ages 9 and 3.
The suspect had a suspended driver’s license, police said.
Police said officers conducted a field sobriety test, which Gilmore failed.
Later, a breath test showed that Gilmore had a blood-alcohol level of 0.23 – four times the legal limit for drunk driving in Michigan.
He was arraigned the next day. His bond of him was set at $ 10,000, 10 percent, which was posted.
Because it was his first arrest for drunk driving and child endangerment, the charges against him are misdemeanors.
Pharmacy thieves come up empty in burglary
Two unidentified people, who police believe were after controlled substances, broke into the Specialty Care Pharmacy, 3412 W. 13 Mile Road, just West of Woodward Avenue.
Police were alerted to the break-in by an alarm at the store about 5:15 am Aug. 15.
Officers arrived at the store and found glass shattered on the rear entry door.
The owner was called and police reviewed surveillance video.
“They were in search of medication,” said Royal Oak police Sgt. Timothy Brown. “We believe they were looking for controlled substances, such as narcotics, but everything they wanted was locked in the safe and they left without taking anything.”
The two people in the break-in parked their vehicle in the Woodward Corners commercial retail site at 13 Mile and Woodward.
Police are trying to get access to surveillance cameras at Woodward Corners, which is owned by Beaumont Hospital. The hospital, however, will only allow police to look at surveillance camera images if they have a subpoena or search warrant.
Police said they are now in the process of getting a court order.
Thieves take all four wheels from GMC
Two people stole the tires and rims from a GMC Sierra and left the wheeless vehicle sitting on landscaping rocks.
The theft happened shortly after 3 am Aug. 13 in the 4400 block of S. Verona Circle.
Police said the GMC was parked in front of the owner’s house.
A neighbor heard her surveillance camera go off. When it went off a second time she looked out and saw the wheels missing from the GMC and called police.
Police said they looked at the surveillance video, which shows two people in a Dodge Ram pickup with no license plate going back and forth to the vehicle as they stole the wheels.
Man in Volkswagen Jetta steals $ 600 bench
A man stole a silver colored iron bench from in front of the Everything Home store at 29862 Woodward Avenue.
The theft happened at 8:20 pm Aug. 14, outside the upscale resale shop south of West Webster.
Police said the bench, worth about $ 600, was stolen by a man in a Volkswagen Jetta, who stopped and secured it to the top of his car and drove off.
Investigators got a license plate number to the car and are looking for the man.
Window smashed on senior’s vehicle while he was driving
A Royal Oak man, 76, called police after someone smashed the rear window out on his Jeep Compass.
The man was driving near East Fourth Street and Campbell Road. He told police he heard a loud noise and saw his rear window was shattered about 9:50 pm Aug. 12.
Police arrived and said they found a bottle of Tito’s vodka used to smash the window inside the Jeep.
-Mike McConnell, Tribune staff writer