Public Safety

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded

to 404 calls from June 24-30, 2019


• Felony Arrests: 1

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 3

• Accidents: 21

A quick response and a shock brings man back to life after a collapse

Deputies, the Orion Township Fire Department, and Star EMS responded to the 3200 block of Hickory Drive at 11:35 a.m. June 25 for a man, 65, who had collapsed in the backyard. The man was completing a cement patio job at the residence when he collapsed.

Being the first on scene, the deputy found the Shelby Township man unconscious and not breathing. The deputy began chest compressions until the Orion Twp. Fire Dept. arrived.

Firefighters administered a shock via the AED (automated external defibrillator) and the man began to breathe again.

Firefighters then transported the man to St. Joe’s Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

A sight for sore eyes: woman gets back to nature by streaking

Deputies responded to the 3400 block of Baldwin Road at 3:36 p.m. June 26 for a mental health assist.

An Orion Township woman, 24, became upset while sitting in the back seat of a vehicle and jumped out of the car. She began running, screaming and removing her clothes. The woman ran naked into the woods.

Responding deputies located the woman and immediately realized she was suffering from a mental health crisis. Deputies were able to calm the woman and safely place her into protective custody.

The Orion Township Fire Department was called to the scene. The woman was transported by ambulance to Ascension Providence-Rochester and a petition for hospitalization was completed.

Troubled boy takes parents vehicle

Deputies responded to the 2600 block of Semloh Court at 3:28 p.m. June 29 after the parents of an Orion Township boy, 14, reported that their son had run away.

The parents told responding deputies that sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. that day, their son took their vehicle without permission and would not answer his cell phone.

The juvenile was unlicensed and has a history of running away.

Deputies located the vehicle parked at 51 N. Broadway St. in the Village of Lake Orion. It appeared to be out of gas. They located the boy in the 2900 block of Sunrise at a friend’s house.

Deputies contacted a referee whom authorized the juvenile to be housed at Children’s Village.

The case of the disappearing truck: now they don’t see it, now they do

Deputies responded to the 3800 block of Baldwin Road at 4:14 p.m. June 30 for a stolen vehicle report.

An Orion Township man, 80, reported that his 1955 Ford Truck was stolen at the Marathon Gas Station.

It was discovered that the man and his wife, 75, are both suffering from memory issues and the vehicle in question was actually parked in their backyard.

Deputies conducted a welfare check at the home and contacted family members to help care for the couple. They also made adult referrals for assistance.


The LO Police Dept. (LOPD) responded

to 108 calls from June 24-30, 2019


• Felony Arrests: 1

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1

• Accidents: 3

He fought the law and the law won

An LOPD officer was advised by dispatch that a MSP (Michigan State Police) trooper had a 30-year-old Madison Heights, MI man in custody on an LOPD felony warrant.

The officer met with the trooper at 8:02 p.m. June 25 and took custody of the man for arraignment.

While the man was in the police car, he began showing signs of drug overdose and told the officer he had recently used heroin.

The officer drove the man directly to a local hospital where Narcan was deployed and he was monitored by hospital staff.

Once cleared, he was lodged at the Oakland County jail on the felony warrant.

Drunk man has a #@$% potty mouth

The LOPD was dispatched to the area of the Park Island bridge at 10:46 p.m. June 29 on a report of an extremely intoxicated man laying by the roadway cursing at people.

When the officer arrived, they found a Pontiac man, 56, laying under a guard rail passed out.

When the officer woke him, the man began cursing at the officer to leave him alone.

Police determined the man to be highly intoxicated and uncooperative with officers, and he was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to a medical facility for detox.


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