Public Safety

The OCSO Orion substation responded

to 381 calls from June 3-9, 2019


• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 3

• Accidents: 23

Tools didn’t drive themselves away

Deputies responded to Odyssey Industries, 3020 Indianwood Rd., for a larceny report at 12:42 p.m. June 3.

Management reported approximately $10,000 worth of tools were missing when they arrived to work that day.

They, along with deputies, reviewed security footage and observed a white Chevy truck driving on the east side of the building at 1:49 a.m. that morning. The footage shows two men got out of the truck and entered the building. When the truck drove away, the bed of the truck was filled with items.

This incident is under investigation while detectives are following up on leads.

Stolen motorcycle found in backyard

Deputies responded to the 3900 block of Rohr Road at 11:22 a.m. June 5 for a stolen motorcycle report.

An Orion Township man, 36, reported he had his motorcycle parked at a neighbor’s easement with a “for sale” sign. The neighbor had called the victim and asked if he had sold the motorcycle because it was gone.

The motorcycle had been parked about 10-feet off the roadway; the ignition was left unlocked. The neighbor last saw it the day prior about 8:30 p.m. That morning, around 5:30 a.m., he noticed the motorcycle was gone.

The motorcycle is reportedly very loud but no one heard or saw anything.

Later that day, the motorcycle was recovered in Groveland Twp. The Michigan State Police impounded the motorcycle from a backyard.

The OCSO Auto Theft Unit is continuing the investigation.

Dine and dash with a fall in between

Deputies responded to Opa Food & Spirits, 600 S. Lapeer Rd., at 10:41 p.m. June 7 for a report of patrons leaving without paying their bill.

Employees reported a white male and white female, both in their 60’s, had dinner and drinks, generating a $67.32 bill. After finishing their meal but before paying the bill, the woman fell on the floor and the man helped her up. He told staff he was going to help her to his vehicle and return. He did not return,

Instead, the suspects fled in an older model white pickup with a white topper over the bed. Witnesses were able to provide police with a plate number.

Deputies are continuing the investigation.

Man goes from tail lights to jail lights

A deputy on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop on Clarkston Road near Thistle Valley Lane for tailgating at 6:35 p.m. June 8.

The driver, a Lake Orion man, 64, smelled of alcohol. The man admitted to drinking but could not remember exactly how much.

The driver was unable to complete sobriety tests as instructed and submitted to a PBT (preliminary breath test) registering .162 BAC (blood alcohol content).

The man was placed under arrest and taken to the hospital for a voluntary blood draw.

He was then lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending blood analysis.

Vehicle burns down to bare metal

Deputies and the Orion Township Fire Department responded to the area of Brown and Jamm roads at 2:26 a.m. June 9 on the report of a vehicle fire. The fire had been called into 9-1-1 by a passerby, who witnessed the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

The City of Auburn Hills Police and Fire Departments also responded to the scene.

The registered owner of the vehicle was nowhere to be seen.

The vehicle had burned down to the metal frame and appeared to have been unoccupied. The cause of the fire was deemed suspicious.

The blue 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was impounded. The incident is under investigation.

Man should not have been driving

A deputy on routine patrol witnessed a traffic crash on Joslyn Road, at Clarkston Road, at 3:58 p.m. June 9. A vehicle crashed into the back of another vehicle at the light.

The at-fault driver was an Orion Township man, 38.

While speaking to the driver, the deputy noticed that while the man was conscious, he was not fully alert and not in any condition to drive.

After ruling out a medical emergency, deputies suspected the driver was under of the influence of other substances. The man admitted he was on methadone and Xanax.

The driver was unable to complete sobrieties due to his level of consciousness.

Deputies obtained a warrant for the suspect’s blood and he was transported to the hospital for a blood draw.

The man was then lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending blood analysis.


The Lake Orion Police Dept. responded to

118 calls from June 3-9, 2019


• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 6

• Accidents: 5

Railing seems to keep man upright

LOPD was dispatched on a report of a highly intoxicated man hanging on to the caller’s residential porch rail in downtown Lake Orion at 12:55 a.m. June 5.

The responding officer located a Lake Orion man, 59, who appeared highly intoxicated, unable to communicate rationally or stand.

The man was transported by ambulance to a hospital for detoxification.

Four young men were up to no good in the neighborhood

LOPD officers were dispatched to Legacy Lake Orion, 55 Elizabeth St., (the old Ehman Center) at 2:55 p.m. June 8 after a caller reported seeing four males on the roof.

When officers arrived, they located four young men inside the building. Detained were an Orion Township teen, 17, a Pontiac man, 19, and two Orion Twp. men, 19 and 18.

Charges of breaking and entering are being sought from the Oakland County Prosecutors Office for the intruders.

Marijuana and driving don’t mix well

An LOPD officer stopped a vehicle that was southbound on S. Broadway (M-24) for traffic violations at 10:36 p.m. June 8.

When the officer approached the driver, he could smell a very strong odor of marijuana.

The driver, a Lapeer woman, 24, showed signs of impairment and admitted to smoking marijuana recently.

The driver was arrested for operating with presence of drugs.

The officer obtained a search warrant for the driver’s blood and lodged her at the Oakland County Jail pending bond.


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