Public Safety

The OCSO Orion substation responded

to 365 calls from March 2-8, 2020

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 7

• Accidents: 16

Intoxicated LO woman needs to get that restaurant order to go, please

Deputies were dispatched to 800 block of S. Lapeer Road at 11:17 a.m. March 2 for a private property crash in a parking lot.

Deputies immediately located the vehicle and contacted the driver, who was inside the restaurant.

Upon interviewing the driver, deputies determined that she had been drinking prior to the accident.

The Lake Orion woman, 49, was unsteady on her feet and demonstrated obvious signs of intoxication. She submitted to a PBT (preliminary breath test) with the results being .223. (A blood alcohol content of .08 is considered legally drunk in Michigan.)

The driver was placed under arrest for OWI (operating while intoxicated) and transported to the hospital for a blood draw.

The woman was then transported to the Oakland County Jail.

Flat tire is believed to be intentional

Deputies were dispatched to the Orion Twp. Substation at 4:59 p.m. March 2 for a report of intentional damage to a vehicle.

An Orion Twp. teen, 16, said that he went to Five Below and when he returned home, he noticed his tire was flat.

Upon further inspection, he believed that his tire had been cut.

All evidence and photographs collected were turned over to the detective bureau as the investigation continues.

It is believed the damage was intentional, the suspects are unknown.

Hey, petty pilferer, keep your filthy paws out of woman’s drawers!

Deputies responded to the 400 block of Kimberly in the Orion Cove Apartments at 3:57 p.m March 3 for a larceny report.

The office manager reported that petty cash that she kept in the top drawer of her desk for emergency’s had money missing.

The unpilfered amount of petty cash was last seen on Feb. 19. The office manager added that several employees have access to the office. A total of $180 was missing.

Evidence gathered and statements taken were turned over to the detective bureau to continue the investigation.

The manager said she will review the company’s petty cash policy.

Judges don’t take kindly to folks ignoring their probation hearing

A deputy on routine patrol at 6:12 p.m. March 4 observed a vehicle speeding on Waldon Road near Lapeer Road.

Once the deputy stopped the vehicle, it was learned by a computer check that the driver, a Clyde, Mich. man, 38, had a valid warrant for Felony Failure to Appear on a probation hearing out of St. Clair County.

The original charge was Aggravated Assault-Strong Arm.

The man was placed under arrest on his warrant and turned over to St. Clair County.

Unlocked vehicle is target of theft, authorities seek info on suspect

Deputies responded to the 900 block of Pontiac Drive at 11 p.m. March 4 for a larceny report.

An Orion Twp. man, 18, reported an unknown suspect stole $40 in cash from his unlocked vehicle.

At approximately 2 a.m. that morning, a security camera shows the suspect, pictured above, entering the man’s vehicle on the passenger’s side.

The suspect is then seen walking further up the driveway to a parked white Chevy pickup truck. The suspect looked into the truck from the driver’s side using a flashlight.

The suspect then walked north on Pontiac Drive towards Heights Road.

The suspect is described as a thin male wearing a hoodie sweatshirt and backpack with a winter coat tied around his waist. The winter coat has a fur collar and the suspect has on dark colored sneakers and gym pants.

Anyone who believes they can identify the suspect is encouraged to call 248-393-0090. Callers can remain anonymous.

The incident is under investigation.

The great flying frying pan caper; prison food isn’t any better

Deputies responded to a 911 call in the 1400 block of Miller Road at 11:30 p.m. March 6 for a domestic assault in progress.

Once deputies secured the scene, they began interviewing both parties.

An Orion Twp. man, 28, said his girlfriend, 27, had been drinking. When the man confronted the woman about her drinking, an argument ensued.

The woman began throwing kitchen utensils at the man, striking the victim in the head with a frying pan.

Based on statements and the physical evidence at the scene, the woman was placed under arrest for domestic assault and lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

The woman was arraigned on the charge of Domestic Violence and given a $250 bond.

Heed the red flag, do not marry him!

Deputies responded to a 911 call in the 300 block of Coats Road at 7:55 p.m. March 8 for a domestic assault report.

Deputies secured the scene and interviewed the two parties.

A man, 50, had been arguing with his fiancée, 51, and it turned physical when he slapped her across the face. The man then left the residence and went into the garage.

Based on statements and the physical evidence at the scene, the man was placed under arrest for domestic assault and lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending a county prosecutor’s review.


The LO Police Department responded

to 102 calls from March 2-8, 2020

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1

• Accidents: 0

Unwelcome guest at North Shore home is now on the court’s guest list

Lake Orion police responded to a reported trespassing complaint on North Shore Drive at 6:10 p.m. March 9.

An Oxford man, 25, was arrested for trespassing and given a citation to appear at 52-3 District Court in Rochester.


Orion Township Fire Dept. responds to 34 calls in the village during February

The Orion Township Fire Department responded to 34 calls for service in Lake Orion during the month of February, according to a report from Fire Chief Rob Duke.

The report was submitted to the Lake Orion Village Council for review during its regular meeting on Monday.

Of those 34 calls, firefighters responded to 25 medical calls, two vehicle accidents, two reports of downed wires, three fire alarms and two lift assists. These calls represent incidents within the village limits only, and do not include Orion Township.

The fire marshal also conducted an annual fire safety inspection at Sagebrush Cantina, 28 S. Broadway St., in February. – J.N.

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