Public Safety

The Lake Orion Police Department (LOPD)

responded to 132 calls from Aug. 19-25, 2019

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 7

• Accidents: 5

Texas? But I didn’t rent a white Cadillac convertible with steer horns

A 42-year-old Lake Orion woman reported to police at noon on Aug. 21 that she received a call from a person claiming they were from the Social Security Administration. The caller told the woman that her ID was used to rent a car in Texas that was involved in several crimes.

The caller demanded that the woman verify her social security number and then send money to resolve the case or she would be arrested.

The woman provided the caller with her social security number but felt uneasy and reported the matter to the LOPD. She did not send them any money.

The officer advised her to notify her credit card company and her bank of the attempted fraud.

Playing hide & seek with the police and then lying to them? Bad idea

Lake Orion police were called to a residence at 10 p.m. Aug. 21 after a 62-year-old Lake Orion man reported that, during an argument, an intoxicated female neighbor threatened to have one of her friends shoot him.

Officers went to the home to speak with the woman and could see people in the home, but they would not answer the door. A man eventually answered the door and let the officers inside.

The woman, who was found hiding in a closet, provided a false name to the officers.

When the woman’s actual identity was discovered, she was identified as a Clarkston woman, 51, who had several warrants out for her arrest.

The woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and providing false information to police. She was then turned over to officers from the warrant holding agency.

Some guys never learn

A suspect did not learn his lesson the first time around and later had a second complaint filed against him for allegedly slashing the tires of another man he had threatened earlier in the day.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Aug. 22, a LOPD officer was dispatched to speak with a 56-year-old Fenton man, who reported that he parked his car in the parking lot of a motel on S. Broadway Street to visit a friend, but when he returned to the car, two of his tires were slashed.

The victim believed the man responsible for the damage lives in the building.

The victim and other individuals had previously made a police report earlier in the day on the suspect for threatening them.

Officers are investigating.

Some guys never learn, part deux

An officer was dispatched to a motel at 12:48 a.m. Aug. 23 regarding complaints about a tenant who was playing his music extremely loud and refused to turn it down.

The officer arrived and could hear the music from the street. The man made eye contact with the officer but refused to answer the door.

The officer issued a ticket for disorderly conduct to the Lake Orion man, 66.

At 1:08 a.m., just 20 minutes later, the man turned up the music — resulting in another police response.

The man swore at the officer and refused to lower the music. He was issued a second disorderly conduct ticket.

The landlord was contacted regarding the unruly tenant.

Hey, Picasso! Stop! — Woman gets an unwanted paint job on her car

An officer was dispatched to a village motel at 1:36 a.m. Aug. 23 to investigate a report that a man in an upstairs apartment dumped a can of paint onto a 24-year-old Holly woman’s vehicle that was parked below his apartment window.

The officer determined the Lake Orion man, 66, in the upstairs apartment was responsible and he was charged with malicious damage to a vehicle.

And here comes the great flood… of trouble for police station vandal

Officers were on patrol at 7:09 p.m. Aug. 23 when they were flagged down by a man who pointed out another man to the officers, saying he had just witnessed that man assault a third man.

The officers attempted to stop the suspect, who refused to comply with their orders and attempted to flee.

The Lake Orion man, 66, was taken into custody and lodged at the LOPD holding cell.

While in the cell the man was able to cause flooding from the sink and also damaged a vent fan and drywall.

The man was transported to the Oakland County Jail where he remained lodged while police sought warrants for malicious damage to police property.

Drunk woman nearly causes a crash

An officer on patrol at 11:42 p.m. Aug. 24 observed a vehicle exit a business driveway onto W. Shadbolt Street without stopping and veer into the path of another vehicle.

The driver of the other vehicle had to make a hard stop to avoid a crash.

The officers stopped the vehicle responsible for the reckless driving and determined that the 38-year-old Orion Township woman driving was intoxicated.

The woman was found to be over the legal limit and placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated.

There’s good Karma coming his way

A good Samaritan came to the police station at 9:26 a.m. Aug. 25 to turn in a man’s wallet he found while on the Paint Creek Trail.

The officer was able to locate the owner, a resident of Orion Township, and returned his wallet to him.


The LO Police Dept. (LOPD) responded

to 117 calls from Aug. 26 – Sept. 1, 2019

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 3

• Accidents: 2

Warrants finally catch up with him

An officer conducting traffic enforcement at 11:62 p.m. Aug. 27 stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on S. Broadway near Front St.

The officer determined the driver, from Southfield MI, 46, had four valid warrants for his arrest.

The man was arrested and turned over to the warrant holding police agency.

Woman speeds on suspended license

An officer conducting traffic enforcement on S. Broadway (M-24) near Atwater at 1:37 a.m. Aug. 31 tracked a vehicle doing 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a Detroit woman, 23, was found to have a suspended driver’s license, as well as two valid warrants for her arrest.

The woman was arrested; her vehicle impounded.

Man should have called for a ride

An officer was advised by dispatch at 4:01 p.m. Sept. 1 that a citizen reported a vehicle driving erratically on northbound S. Broadway (M-24).

The officer pulled behind the described vehicle near Atwater, observed the erratic driving, and stopped the vehicle.

The driver, an Orion Township man, 31, appeared extremely intoxicated and failed all roadside sobriety testing. He was determined to have a blood alcohol level three times over the legal limit to operate a vehicle.

The man was arrested; his vehicle impounded.


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