Public Safety

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded

to 406 calls from Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2019


• Felony Arrests: 2

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 6

• Accidents: 13


Man spends night in the drunk tank

Deputies were dispatched to the area of Baldwin and Maybee roads at 11:49 p.m. Sept. 30 for a vehicle accident.

Deputies arrived and ensured that no one was injured.

The driver, an Orion Township man, 30, had been drinking and failed to complete the sobriety tests. A PBT (preliminary breath test) was administered, with a result of .271 percent BAC (blood alcohol content), more than three times the legal limit to drive.

The driver was placed under arrest and transported to McLaren Hospital where he gave consent for a blood draw.

He was then transported to the Oakland County Jail and lodged on the charges of OWI (operating while intoxicated).

It’s 5 p.m. somewhere: Man drives drunk before happy hour begins!

Deputies were dispatched to the 2000 block of Lapeer Road at 3:29 p.m. Oct. 3 for a multi- vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered one of the vehicle’s in the ditch with the driver still inside.

After checking for injuries, it was determined that the driver, a Lake Orion man, 76, had been drinking.

The driver was administered a PBT with the results being .147 percent BAC.

The man was placed under arrest for OWI and transported to McLaren Hospital by Star EMS where a search warrant was obtained for a blood draw.

The man was released at the hospital for treatment pending the issuance of criminal charges.

Kohl’s loss prevention is stopping theft and taking names

Deputies were dispatched to Kohl’s Department Store, 4872 S. Baldwin Rd., at 4:20 p.m. Oct. 3 for a retail fraud.

Upon speaking with loss prevention, it was learned that two females, carrying large empty bags, entered the store and while walking through the store selected items and placed them into the bags.

After a short time, both females exited the store, passing all points of purchase, making no attempt to pay for the items. When confronted by loss prevention and deputies outside, a total of $586 worth of merchandise was recovered.

A Pontiac woman, 21, was charged with retail fraud 2nd degree. The other woman, 19, also of Pontiac, was charged with retail fraud 3rd degree.

Narcan brings woman back to the land of the living after overdose

Deputies responded to the 3800 block of Lakeridge at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 3 for a reported drug overdose.

An Orion Township woman, 24, was discovered in the bathroom unresponsive. The woman has a history of drug abuse and there were narcotics and paraphernalia in plain sight.

The Orion Township Fire Dept. used Narcan to revive the woman, who was transported to a nearby hospital.

Man collapses at boat launch

Deputies responded to the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) access site off Indianwood Road at 11:54 a.m. Oct. 5 for a report of a man lying face down in the grass having difficulty breathing.

A witness who had helped the Sterling Heights man, 56, load his boat onto his trailer later saw him fall to the ground. The man was unresponsive, and so the witness called 911.

The Orion Township Fire Department responded and provided life saving measures but were unable to resuscitate the man.

Paramedics provide telemetry to McLaren Oakland Hospital were a doctor pronounced the time of death. There were no signs of trauma or foul play.

Detectives and the Oakland County Medical Examiner responded to the scene. The Medical Examiner took custody of the deceased.

An autopsy determined the death was natural, the result of a heart attack.

Visit with kid’s short-lived as woman finds herself in trouble with the law

An Oxford Township woman, 43, was released on bond after being arraigned on two counts of assault and battery.

Deputies responded to the 10 block of Sparrow Hill Drive at 5:16 p.m. Oct. 5 on a report of an Orion Township woman, 65, who was just pepper sprayed in the face.

The victim stated that her son’s girlfriend, the Oxford Township woman, came over and an argument ensued. During the argument, the girlfriend sprayed the victim in the face with pepper spray, pushed her down and then left the area with her two children, a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old.

The victim had a visible cut on her arm and her eyes were red, teary and obviously irritated.

The Orion Township Fire Department responded and flushed her eyes out. The victim refused transportation to the hospital.

Deputies located the suspect at her address when she returned home. She was placed under arrest and lodged at the Oakland County Jail until charges were filed.

The children were left with another family member and a copy of the report was sent to CPS (Child Protective Services).

The LO Police Department (LOPD) responded

to 128 calls from Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2019


• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 0

• Accidents: 1


Purse finds its way home

A good Samaritan found a purse on the ground at the village boat launch site on Lake Street and turned it over to the LOPD at 1:28 p.m. Oct. 1.

An officer was able to identify the owner, a Lake Orion woman, who came to the station and recovered her property intact.

Troubled teen getting help dealing with the frustrations of life

A 17-year-old teen boy came to the LOPD building at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 3 to report that he had hit someone and now wanted to physically harm himself.

It was then learned that the teen, who has special needs, approached three Lake Orion area teens who were sitting at a picnic table in Meek’s Park. The teen was known to them. He approached them yelling that he was upset that he doesn’t fit in. He started calling them names.

During the exchange of words, the teen boy tried to punch another teen male sitting at the table. Two of the teens reported they were physically assaulted by the teen, who then ran to the police department.

The 17-year-old was safely secured and transported to a medical facility for an evaluation.

Facebook used to steal woman’s $$

A resident of an assisted senior living residence reported to police at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5 that she was the victim of a scam.

The Lake Orion woman, 63, received a message from a friend on Facebook about a financial grant opportunity. She was not aware that the friend’s Facebook page had been hacked.

Believing the information to be trustworthy, the woman sent cash to a location in Texas to qualify for the “grant”, communicating with them through Facebook messenger.

When the woman was told to send more money to be eligible, she realized she had been scammed.

Officers are investigating.


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