TROY, MI – Troy Police Officers responded to Kohl’s Department Store located at 500 John R Road on August 29th, 2018, at 3:32 PM, to assist the Loss Prevention Officer in stopping two suspects who came into the business and stole $60 worth of merchandise for sale in the store.
As the officers arrived, the suspects had entered a white Kia Optima that began traveling northbound on John R Road. The officers noted that the vehicle and vehicle license plate were reported stolen by the Chesterfield Township Police Department. The officers attempted to perform a vehicle “box” to stop the vehicle but the driver accelerated and struck the rear of a police cruiser and then fled the area.
The vehicle was followed into the City of Madison Heights on Concord Drive and Whitcomb Avenue where it pulled into a parking lot. Both suspects exited the vehicle and took off running. The female suspect, a 30 year old Kristine Marchese from Port Huron was arrested after she was found hiding behind a dumpster.
She was searched and found in her purse was a plastic bag that contained suspected marijuana. The substance in the bag was field tested with a narcotics test kit with the officers receiving a positive reaction for the presence of marijuana. She was also found to be in possession of the stolen store merchandise that she was currently wearing, two needles and a crack pipe.
She was charged with Retail Fraud – 2nd Degree, Possession of Marijuana, Hinder and Obstruction of a Police Officer, and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia.
The male suspect, Kyle Eberhart, 35-years-old, was located and one officer attempted to block his path with a police car as he continued to run. The suspect attempted to jump over the hood of the police vehicle, striking and damaging the quarter panel and windshield. The suspect was eventually located in a vestibule of a building by two officers who attempted to apprehend him. The suspect resisted and attempted to strike one of the officers by punching him. The officer was able to block the punch and place the suspect into handcuffs.
Eberhart was found to be in possession of $229.99 worth of property stolen from Kohl’s. The 35 year old man from Lapeer was charged with Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Malicious Destruction of Police Property, and Hinder and Obstruction of Police Property.