The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded
to 423 calls from May 3-10, 2020
• Felony Arrests: 2
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1
• Accidents: 3
Dog nips child on walk
Deputies responded to the 100 block of Bluebird Hill Lane at 4:14 p.m. May 4 regarding a child who had just been bitten by a loose neighborhood dog.
An investigation revealed the victim, a 7-year-old Orion Twp. boy, was walking through a yard when a dog came up to him and bit him on the left ear and right ankle. Deputies made sure the scene was safe and identified the dog and its owner.
Deputies contacted Animal Control, with personnel responding to the scene and taking the dog into custody per state law.
The child was not severely injured, and the victim’s father refused further medical assistance. Animal control is continuing with the investigation and follow-up with the victim’s family.
Times are tough but keep tempers in check
Deputies responded to a 911 call in the 500 block of Kimberly at 8:54 p.m. May 4 for a domestic assault.
Deputies secured the scene and learned that a 37-year-old woman was arguing with her 39-year-old husband and it turned physical when she hit him in the right side of his face.
Based upon the victim’s statements and visible evidence, the suspect was placed under arrest for Domestic Assault and lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending prosecutor review.
The suspect was arraigned by 52/3 District Court Magistrate Marie Soma on one charge of Domestic Violence. She was given a $3,000 personal bond with standard bond conditions including not to return to the listed victim’s address.
False alarm on ‘suicidal’ man
Deputies were dispatched to 3000 block of Grafton at 10:04 p.m. May 4 for a report of a suicidal individual.
Upon speaking with 36-year-old Orion Twp. resident, the woman stated that her husband, 31, left their two hours previously, intoxicated, and made statements that he was going to harm himself.
Deputies began searching and placed a “be-on-the-lookout” for the vehicle and driver. A sharp-eyed Rochester Hills deputy located the vehicle and driver and made the situation safe.
Deputies interviewed the man and compared the accusations, determining the original 911 call was unfounded. The man was released with no further action needed.
Grandma reports suspected child abuse case
Deputies responded to the 900 block of Wheatfield Court at 3:27 p.m. May 6 on a Child Abuse complaint.
A 62-year-old woman reported that her granddaughters three-year-old and six-year-old have been abused by a family who lives in the city of Warren. Photographs were taken and Child Protective Services was contacted.
Warren Police were advised and will continue the investigation.
Suspended license, stolen plates equals court date
Deputies responded to M-24 Lapeer Road just north of Brown Road for an accident involving a single vehicle at 9:14 p.m. May 6.
Upon arrival, deputies located the vehicle facing southbound on the northbound side of Lapeer Road. A man, who was identified as a 31-year-old resident of Shelby Twp., was the driver.
An investigation revealed that the man was driving Southbound on Lapeer Road when he went off the road striking a sign. He was bleeding from his face and head and Orion Twp. firefighters, along with Star EMS, responded and attended to the driver.
Upon running the license plate, it was discovered that the plate was reported stolen out of Shelby Twp. Deputies also discovered after a LEIN search that the driver was driving on a suspended license.
The vehicle was impounded and the plate was confiscated and removed from LEIN. The driver was released for medical treatment at the scene. The case was submitted to the county prosecutor for criminal charges.
He shouldn’t have expected a sound night’s sleep
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Operations Center requested an Orion Township Deputy to meet the Auburn Hills Police Department at the 700 block of Amberwood for a Warrant Arrest at 2:17 a.m. May 8.
A 54-year-old Auburn Hills man had a 6th Circuit Probation Violation warrant. The Orion Township Deputy transported the man to the Oakland County Jail.
Man’s day just keeps getting worse
Deputies were dispatched to the 270 block of Songbird Lane at 11:48 a.m. May 9 for a Mental Health Call.
A 69-year-old Orion Township man had been in a verbal argument with his wife earlier in the day. The man had called 911 to obtain information on Covid-19 testing sites. While on the phone, 911 dispatchers heard the man say, “just shoot me now.”
When Deputies arrived, it was discovered that the wife had asked the man for a divorce earlier that day. The man was transported, without incident, to a nearby hospital by deputies for a psychologic evaluation.
Man treated after apparent overdose
Deputies and Orion Township firefighters responded to a 911 call at the 3000 block of Beech Road for an overdose.
A 22-year-old woman reported that she discovered her 26-year-old husband lying on the floor, unresponsive. The woman stated that her husband took muscle relaxers prior to lying down.
Firefighters and STAR EMS were able to revive the man and he was transported to McLaren hospital for further medical treatment.
Everyone with information or crime tips regarding these incidents are encouraged to contact the Orion Township Sheriff’s Office Substation at 248-393-0090 for tips, or the Dispatch Center at 248-858-4911 for crimes in-progress. Tipsters can remain anonymous.