Public Safety

The OCSO Orion Twp. substation responded to 372 calls from March 4-10, 2019

 • Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1

• Accidents: 14

Wheels go ‘round and ‘round – then go missing from pickup truck

Deputies responded to the 300 block of Hi Hill Drive at 9:25 a.m. March 4 for a larceny report.

An Orion Twp. resident reported that parts were taken from the 2007 GMC truck that was parked in the driveway. The theft occurred sometime between Feb. 25-27.

The parts were described as front-locking wheel hubs that attach the tires. The resident estimated their value at approximately $750 each.

There was no evidence left at the scene.

This incident is under investigation.

Employee did not change his direct deposit details…but someone did

Deputies responded to the 1500 block of Lapeer Road at 12:35 p.m. March 8 for a fraud complaint.

A Human Resources (HR) employee at The Productivity Team received an email on Feb. 21 from a person she believed to be an employee requesting a change for a payroll direct deposit.

Through various emails, the suspect supplied the human resources department the routing numbers and bank information for the change. Human resource employees then received a phone call from a subject claiming to be the employee, checking to see if all the information was received.

On March 8, the first payday since the change, the real employee contacted human resources and wanted to know why his check was not deposited as usual.

The employee advised human resources that he had not contacted them via email or telephone to make the payroll change.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Someone really liked his lights

Deputies responded to the 900 block of Longspur Boulevard at 8:40 p.m. March 9 for a larceny report.

An Orion Twp. man, 33, reported that two lighting fixtures were removed from the brick of his home.

Deputies observed exposed electrical wires where the light fixtures used to be, on both sides of the garage door.

They checked the exterior of the home and did not find any additional damage.

Deputies checked the neighboring homes and did not find any additional evidence.

This incident is under investigation.

 

The Lake Orion Police Department (LOPD)

responded to 119 calls from March 4-10, 2019

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 2

• Accidents: 2

Driving extra slow doesn’t fool the police — next time try not driving

An Lake Orion police officer on patrol at 7:32 p.m. March 7 pulled behind a vehicle traveling southbound on M-24 that turned west on Heights Road traveling 15 mph under the speed limit and running off the roadway.

The officer stopped the vehicle, driven by a 63-year-old woman from Indiana, and detected signs of intoxication. The officer administered sobriety tests, which the woman failed.

The woman was arrested for operating while intoxicated registering over the legal limit and lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending bond or arraignment.

Beware of ‘mystery shopper’ scams; research it before sending any money

A 60-year-old Lake Orion man reported to the Lake Orion Police Department at 12:23 p.m. March 8 that he answered an email about earning extra money as a mystery shopper.

The man received a check in the mail from the company advertising for a mystery shopper position.

He then deposited the check into his account and purchased money cards, which he sent to the bogus company, keeping the extra amount in the check for his profit.

The check was returned as fraudulent and the money was removed from the Lake Orion man’s account.

The name of the business used in the email to contact the man has actually been out of business for several years.