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Crime Report: Several GPS Units Stolen from Vehicles; Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

The following information for the period of Sept. 2-5 was supplied by the Novi Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Several GPS, tech devices stolen

Several GPS devices were stolen from vehicles over the weekend, according to police reports.

  • A Garmin GPS was stolen from a 2000 Chevy Silverado parked at an Extended Stay hotel on Haggerty Road between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sept. 2, according to a police report. The car’s driver's side front window was smashed and the GPS was taken from the dashboard, the report said.
  • A Garmin GPS worth $200 and two portable DVD players worth $80 and $100 were stolen from a 2010 Ford Escape parked on Cottage Court sometime between 8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and 12:30 a.m. Sept. 3, according to a police report. The vehicle was locked and the items were left in plain view, the report said.
  • A Garmin GPS worth approximately $500 was stolen from a 2011 Mitsubishi parked in a hotel parking lot on Haggerty Road during the night of Sept. 3, according to a police report. The car’s front passenger-side window was smashed with a brick, the report said.
  • A Garmin GPS worth approximately $150 was stolen from a 2006 Mazda parked in the lot at Best Buy on Haggerty Road between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3, according to a police report. The driver’s side front window was smashed by what appeared to be a large landscape retaining wall stone, the report said. According to the report, the man had left the GPS on the front passenger seat or on the floor area.
  • A Migi Japan GPS worth $150 was stolen from a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country parked at a residence on Tuscany Court sometime between 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and 1:15 a.m. Sept. 4, according to a police report. The driver’s side front window was shattered, the report said.
  • A Garmin GPS worth $250 was stolen from a 2008 Honda Odyssey parked on Rotunda Court sometime on Sept. 4, according to a police report. The driver’s side front window was shattered, the report said. According to the report, the GPS’s mount and cord were visible and the unit was stored in a dashboard compartment. Possible blood evidence was left on the vehicle and samples were taken, the report said.
  • A Garmin GPS worth $150 was stolen from a 2008 BMW parked on Clearwater Court sometime between 10 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 a.m. Sept. 4, according to a police report. The passenger-side front window was damaged, the report said. The GPS was stored in the center console with the cord hanging out and attached to the power source on the dashboard, the report said. Several blood samples were collected from the vehicle, according to the report.
  • A TomTom GPS worth $200 was stolen from a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer parked on Country Lane sometime between 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and 2 a.m. Sept. 4, according to a police report. The driver's side front window was shattered and the GPS was previously attached to the windshield, the report said.
  • A cell phone, windshield phone holder and power cord were stolen from a 2010 Chrysler parked on Olde Orchard Street sometime between 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and 7:50 a.m. Sept. 5, according to a police report. The driver's side window and frame were damaged, the report said.

Woman arrested for stealing underwear

A woman was arrested on charges of retail fraud of the third degree at 1 p.m. Sept. 5, according to a police report. The woman was in a store on Novi Road, where an employee noticed the woman select two pairs of underwear worth a total of $18 and roll them up into her right hand, the report said. The woman then went into a fitting room with her friend and left with the underwear still missing, the report said. The two women were taken to the loss prevention office, where Novi police arrested the woman, the report said. 

Driving while under the influence

One woman was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated at 1:47 a.m. Sept. 2, according to a police report. She was pulled over near 12 Mile and Novi roads after the car failed to stop at a stop sign and weaved in its lane, the report said. The woman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.119, which is over Michigan’s 0.8 legal limit.

Another woman was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated at 1:11 a.m. Sept. 3, according to a police report. She was pulled over by police near Grand River Avenue and Main Street because she did not have her lights on, the report said. The woman had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.153.

A man was arrested on charges of operating under the influence of drugs at 11:55 a.m. Sept. 3, according to a police report. The car drove over a large curb while exiting a parking lot and was nearly struck by a vehicle after failing to yield to oncoming traffic on southbound Novi Road, the report said. The car also abruptly turned onto Linhard and nearly struck several mailboxes, the report said. After being pulled over, the driver said he had taken several different prescription drugs and knew he shouldn’t be driving, the report said. The man was arrested and later released without incident.

If you have questions about this blotter, contact Editor Rebecca Jaskot at rebecca.jaskot@patch.com.

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