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Cab Driver Grabs Woman's Breast and More Crime Nearby

Find out what crimes made headlines in neighboring communities over the past week.

The following information was supplied by area police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

ROYAL OAK

Cab Driver Grabs Woman's Breast, Fight Breaks Out on Bus

A woman reported a cab driver grabbed her breast in lieu of payment for a cab ride. The man was driving a silver Town and Country and appears to be an independently licensed cab. The suspect described the man as having a medium but muscular build. 

The following information was supplied by the Royal Oak Police Department.

Fenton

Fenton Police Searching for Robbery Suspect Who Carried Handgun

Fenton police are searching for a white male in connection with a robbery at  3270 Silver Lake Road, at 8 p.m. Friday.

Police are looking for a man who carried a black semi-auto handgun, the police report said. The suspect appears to be right handed, and he appeared to have several layers of clothes on, as if he works outside, according to the Fenton Police Department.

If anyone recognizes the suspect, or the distinct green hooded sweatshirt with the number 22 on the back, Fenton police ask that they please contact Det. Ron Skarzynski (810) 577-5783 or Det. Scott Townsend (810) 397-2982. The green sweatshirt also has some white writing on the upper left chest area, the police report said.

White Lake- Highland

Man Sleeping in Highland Church Arrested on Breaking and Entering Charges

A 23-year-old Fenton man was arrested in Highland after deputies say he broke into Cornerstone Church in Highland. The man was found by police sleeping inside the church.

According to the report, deputies were called to the church on the 4900 block of Hickory Ridge Road on the morning of Dec. 3.

"When we first responded we checked the church and didn't find anyone," Det. Jim Bowie said. "We got called back 40 minutes later and found the man sleeping in the church."

The report states that the man had some of the church's electronic equipment with him, including a camera. "We think he might have intended to take the items from the church, but fell asleep," Bowie said.

The man was arraigned earlier this week on one count of breaking and entering. He was given a $10,000 cash bond and remains in Oakland County Jail.

Novi

Body Found in Farmington Hills Creek Identified as Missing Howell Man

The Novi Police Department has identified remains found in Farmington Hills as that of a man missing from his Novi business office in June, according to a press release.

On June 14, Patrick Keough, a 38-year-old, Howell resident walked away from his office on Cabot Drive in Novi, leaving behind written communication indicating he may harm himself. The disappearance prompted an extensive, several month search that included area canvasses by police officers, helicopters, the Novi Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and several K-9 teams from the Novi Police Department and Michigan Search and Rescue. In addition, several members of the Keough family organized a search for him shortly after he disappeared.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Farmington Hills Police Department received a call from a private contractor reporting he found human remains in a heavily wooded area near Halsted and Thirteen Mile Roads. Upon further investigation, a severly decomposed body was found in a creek bed. The remains were taken to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office for a post-mortem examination.

The remains have been positively identified by the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office as Patrick Keough. The cause of death is yet to be determined but does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Keough family,” said Novi Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David Molloy. “Although this brings closure to Mr. Keogh’s disappearance, it is by no means the outcome for which we were hoping.”

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