Public Safety

The OCSO Orion substation responded

to 401 calls from Aug. 26 – Sept. 1, 2019

• Felony Arrests: 1

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1

• Accidents: 8

Never find yourself in a bank vault without bank permission first!

Deputies responded to Huntington Bank, 4983 Baldwin Rd, at 8:21 p.m. Aug. 26 for an intruder alarm.

Dispatch was advised by bank security that an unknown suspect was on CCTV (security camera) in the “money room” and no one was scheduled, or cleared, to be inside the bank.

Deputies set up a perimeter and the unknown person exited the bank on his own accord.

An investigation revealed that a contractor of Huntington Bank was in the bank after hours to service the ATM without prior notice.

The branch manager responded to the scene and confirmed that protocol was not followed in reference to after-hours work.

The contractor and employee of NCR (National Cash Register) was interviewed and released at the scene.

Unauthorized charge shows up on man’s account while he is out of town

Deputies received a walk-in complaint at the Orion Twp. Substation at 11:12 a.m. Aug. 27 from a man who had unauthorized purchases on his credit card

The Orion Twp. man, 44, stated that he opened a Home Depot credit card in order to make a purchase back in April 2019.

Victim learned that another purchase was made on his credit card for $3,097, at a time that he wasn’t even in town.

There are no suspects at this time; the investigation continues.

Female is found unresponsive

Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Waldon Drive at 6:18 p.m. Aug. 27 for a possible overdose.

Deputies arrived to find a female awake, but unresponsive. The caller stated that the female possibly took some pills.

The Orion Twp. Fire Department assessed the patient and transported her to Troy Beaumont Hospital for treatment.

Police are looking for suspect

Deputies responded to Milosch’s Palace Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 3800 S. Lapeer Rd., at 10:42 a.m. Aug. 28 for a credit card fraud.

Deputies learned that an individual had a vehicle towed into the shop to have a new engine put into the vehicle. A deposit was required to start the work. After the work was completed, the suspect picked up the vehicle. The suspect later called and stated that the vehicle was not running right and returned it to the shop.

Prior to work being done, the service department received a call from a female that her credit card was used for a payment that she did not authorize, and she had stopped payment.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-feet, 11-inches tall, weighing around 160 pounds., with dreads and some facial hair.

The investigation continues.

Someone’s out there with appliances not intended for them

Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Saturn Drive at 4:27 p.m. Aug. 28 for a larceny complaint.

When deputies arrived, they spoke with the caller. The man stated that he and his wife are in the process of moving from out of state.

He placed some appliances outside on the lawn near the curb to be picked up by a relative. The man received a call from his wife indicating the appliances were stolen from the front yard.

The next day the homeowner discovered the appliances missing.

There are no suspects at this time. The investigation continues.

Law catches up with deadbeat dad

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Parakeet Hill at 6:49 a.m. Aug. 29 for a welfare check. The caller reported his roommate was highly intoxicated and scaring his daughter.

Deputies responded and checked the welfare of the 14-year-old resident and discovered the roommate had fled the scene prior to their arrival.

Deputies searched the area and located the intoxicated man, 46, outside. A computer LEIN (Law Enforcement Information Network) check revealed the intoxicated man had a Macomb County Circuit Bench Warrant for Child Support.

Deputies placed the man under arrest and he was lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

Vehicles targeted at GLAC

Deputies were dispatched to the Great Lakes Athletic Club, 3800 S. Baldwin Rd., at 7:28 p.m. Aug. 30 for two vehicles that had been broken into.

Deputies found that both vehicles had damage to their driver side keyholes. Nothing of value was reported missing.

Security footage shows a gray/silver Kia Soul near the vehicles at the time of the incident.

Detectives will be following up.

Woman gets picked up by the police

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Canary Hill at 12:11 p.m. Aug. 31 after a caller reported the residents were inside smoking crack cocaine and heroin.

Responding deputies were let inside the home by a resident and escorted to a back bedroom. There were three people inside the bedroom: a Clarkston woman, 38, a Lake Orion man, 51, and a Pontiac man, 40.

The three suspects admitted to smoking crack, having consumed all the product prior to deputies arrival.

A computer LEIN check revealed that the Clarkston woman had a five-count felony warrant for uttering & publishing, and a prostitution warrant out of the City of Roseville.

Deputies placed the woman under arrest, and she was lodged at the Oakland County Jail on her warrants.

The OCSO Orion substation responded

to 361 calls from Sept. 2-8, 2019


• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 3

• Accidents: 8


Man takes it out on the golf course

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Command Center received a complaint from an Orion Twp. citizen at 9:25 a.m. Sept. 2 regarding a white male suspect urinating in public.

The investigation revealed that at 2:12 p.m. Aug. 30, 2019, a white male was seen by several witnesses urinating at the tee for the 8th hole on the Indianwood golf course.

Witnesses provided a video of the incident, which is under investigation.

Dispute may have lasting effects

Deputies responded to Troy Beaumont Hospital for a domestic assault report at 3:55 p.m. Sept. 2.

An investigation revealed a woman, 41, and her husband, 49, were involved in a physical altercation on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in Orion Twp. after leaving Bad Brad’s BBQ, located at 3437 S. Baldwin Rd.

The couple began to argue when the woman, of Chesterfield Twp., smacked her husband in the face with her hand. The husband retaliated by hitting her on top of the head. The wife then smacked her husband in the face again.

Neither party reported the incident the night it occurred and went home after the fight and worked out their differences.

On Sept. 1, the woman began having some head pressure and spotty vision and didn’t know if it was related to her sinuses or the head injury.

The husband drove his wife to Beaumont Troy Hospital to be evaluated and hospital staff contacted the OCSO.

Deputies completed a report and it was submitted to the prosecutor’s office for review.

The prosecutor’s office has declined to seek a warrant on this matter.

It was a case of memory lapse

Deputies responded to the 900 block of Seneca for a larceny report at 8:11 p.m. Sept. 2.

An Orion Twp. woman, 77, reported her purse stolen. She stated that sometime between 4-6:30 p.m. that day, an unknown suspect(s) entered her unlocked unattached garage and took her purse from her unlocked vehicle front seat.

The purse was described as an orange floral print Vera Bradley, containing a black Coach wallet, $60 in Canadian money and $20 in U.S. money, along with her ID and credit cards.

Deputies processed the scene for fingerprints and conducted an area check.

Update: The purse was located on Sept. 7 in the rear seat of a friend’s vehicle. The complainant had accidently left it there earlier in the week.

Fellow residents are not getting along

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Silverbell Road at 8:21 p.m. Sept. 2 for an assault & battery complaint.

It was reported that a male resident of a group home, 56, was assaulting a man, 61, also a resident of the home.

Responding deputies arrived and observed the younger man smashing the older man’s head against the brick wall on the porch.

Deputies had to physically remove the man from on top of the victim.

An investigation revealed both residents are mentally incapacitated and records show the aggressor has assaulted the same victim several times in the past.

The assailant was lodged at the Oakland County Jail for assault.

Deputies also completed an Adult Protective Services referral.

Update: The 56-year-old man was arraigned on the charge of simple assault.

Runaway found staying at brother’s

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Blue Bird Hill Drive at 7:34 a.m. Sept. 3 to locate a juvenile runaway.

Deputies located the runaway girl, 15, sleeping in the living room. It was learned that the girl left her residence in Brownstown Twp. in July and had been staying at the trailer with her brother.

Deputies spoke with the girl and brought her back to the Orion Twp. Substation, where they notified the Brownstown Twp. P.D.

Deputies were advised that the girl’s parents were on their way to pick up their daughter.

Child Protective Services were contacted and a report was completed.

The girl was returned to her parents.

Nobody wants to witness that

Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Big Bend at 7:23 p.m. Sept. 5 for two men urinating in public.

Deputies located both men sitting in a vehicle. It was discovered that both men urinated next to the vehicle.

The driver, an Orion Twp. man, 23, provided false information to the deputies. A computer LEIN check revealed the driver had a warrant out of Royal Oak for driving on a suspended license.

Once deputies confirmed the warrant, the man was placed under arrest and transported to the Oakland County Jail.

The driver was issued citations for illegal parking, DWLS (Driving with License Suspended) and giving a false name to police.

The passenger, an Orion Twp. man, 64, was released at the scene.


The Lake Orion Police Department (LOPD)

responded to 128 calls from Sept. 2-8, 2019


• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 0

• Accidents: 2

The LOPD reported a “very quiet week.”


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