Police: Drunk driver arrested with firearms, smoke-creating device, ammunition
A Royal Oak man is charged with carrying a concealed pistol, drunk driving and other weapons charges.
Police said they arrested Michale Saybolt, 29, early November 24 after running a red light near 11 Mile Road and Center Street.
Saybolt told officers he had a gun in his pocket and another in the console of his vehicle, police said.
The suspect failed field sobriety tests and was arrested, police said.
An inventory of the vehicle by police revealed an illegal short-barrel shotgun with a collapsible butt and a sports bag full of ammunition, Royal Oak Police Lt. Albert Carter said.
“We don’t know why, or what his intentions were,” Carter said.
Saybolt has a concealed gun license and no criminal history. After his arrest, he refused to speak to a detective.
The suspect was arraigned Saturday by an Oakland County weekend magistrate and is free on $20,000 personal bond.
He is due to attend a probable cause conference at Royal Oak 44th District Court at 9.46am on December 9.
Possession of an illegal shotgun charge against him is a five-year felony. Possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle is a two-year misdemeanor, while other weapons charges and drunk driving are misdemeanors.
FedEx uniformed impostor steals electronics from Verizon
A man wearing a blue surgical mask and FedEx uniform stole approximately $350 worth of packaged electronics from inside the Verizon store at 31941 Woodward Avenue.
The man walked into the room of the store where FedEx delivery items are kept on Nov. 22 and grabbed two packages and left.
“He first appeared to be a FedEx driver, but a store employee didn’t recognize him and became suspicious,” Royal Oak Police Lt. Albert Carter said.
The employee called the police.
Police said the impostor stole packages containing a desktop computer tower and an old Samsung cellphone.
Police are looking for surveillance video from the store.
Royal Oak man suspects ex-girlfriend of vandalizing apartment
Someone entered a man’s apartment and vandalized several items while he was away.
The man discovered the damage when he returned home to the 4300 block of Judson Avenue around 4pm on November 22.
Someone damaged a photo of the man, a TV and a stand, slashed his bed with a knife and poured water into his PlayStation Xbox console.
The man told police he suspected his ex-girlfriend had caused the damage. Police said the former couple had a child together and still had the key to the apartment.
Damage to the apartment is estimated at several hundred dollars.
The lock on the door was changed after the police call.
Credit card, watch, wallet stolen from LA Fitness
A man who put his belongings in an unlocked locker at LA Fitness, 25352, has returned to find them stolen.
Police say the victim, a 34-year-old Detroit man, discovered the theft after being at the gym for about 90 minutes on November 18.
The man’s credit card was used shortly after at a Center Line party store.
The police are trying to get surveillance video from the party store to help them identify a suspect in the robbery.
Probationary fugitive starts small fire
A man who started a small campfire behind a 7-Eleven store told police he did so to keep warm.
The 38-year-old New Boston man told police he was homeless.
Someone called 911 around 5:10 p.m. Nov. 20 to report something was burning behind the store at 1620 E. 13 Mile Road.
Police arrived and said the man had picked up small sticks to fuel the fire.
A police check showed the man was wanted in Wayne County for running away from probation for an assault conviction.
–Mike McConnell, Tribune editor
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