Public Safety — April 28, 2021

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded

to 329 calls from April 19-25, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 1

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 2

• Traffic Accidents: 8

Thief brazenly steals kayak – but is caught on camera

A 32-year-old Orion Township woman called authorities after someone stole her kayak from her property.

Sheriff’s deputies went to Cardinal Hill Drive at 5:20 p.m. April 20 for the larceny report.

The woman told deputies that she checked her video cameras and discovered the suspect taking the kayak, placing it in the rear of a vehicle.

Deputies searched and located the kayak at a home on Bluebird Hill Street. They returned the kayak to the owner.

All information, including the video, was turned over to detectives.

Beware of ‘porch pirates’ and report missing packages

Deputies went to the 2800 block of Scenic Drive before 5 p.m. April 21 to try and find a suspect who had allegedly been stealing packages from porches in the complex.

While walking through the area, deputies were stopped by a 25-year-old resident who said that she has had several packages stolen off her front porch, the most recent one being on April 16.

Deputies were able to identify a 22-year-old resident as a suspect.

All information was collected and turned over to detectives to continue the investigation.

Startled dog bites boy at Friendship Park

A 4-year-old boy startled a dog and was then bitten by the canine while at Friendship Park on Friday.

Deputies went to the park for a dog bit complaint at 7:48 p.m. April 23 after a 28-year-old woman told deputies that her 4-year-old son suddenly approached a dog and went to pet it when the dog turned, barked and then bit the child.

Deputies determined that the dog owner was with the dog, which was on a leash when the dog was startled.

Deputies confirmed the dog was updated on all his shots. The mother of the child took the boy for treatment.

The case of the missing doormat

A 25-year-old Orion Township resident called authorities to report that an unknown person had stolen their door mat.

Deputies went to the 3800 block of Scenic Court at 3:11 p.m. April 23 to take the report. The victim told deputies that they last saw the door mat on April 22 at approximately 10 p.m.

However, when they woke the next day, the homeowners noticed that it was missing.

Deputies began searching the area and located the stolen doormat, which was then returned to the owner.

All information was collected and turned over to the detectives.

Driver initially flees scene, then returns to face OWI arrest

Deputies responded to the area of Lapeer and Silverbell roads for a property damage accident where one of the drivers fled the scene.

The accident happened around 10:32 p.m. April 24. Upon arriving on scene, deputies began searching the area and located the driver who had fled on foot, but was returning to the crash scene.

The investigation revealed the driver responsible for the accident had been drinking.

The 52-year-old Lake Orion resident submitted to a breathalyzer with the results being .212 percent, more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit.

The driver was arrested for Operating while Intoxicated and transported to the hospital for a blood draw and was medically cleared.

He was then safely transported to the Oakland County Jail without incident.


The LOPD responded to

107 calls from April 19-25, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 5

• Traffic Accidents: 1

Lapeer man is arrested for failing to appear in court for license offense

Lake Orion police arrested a 43-year-old Lapeer man at 9:23 p.m. April 19 for failing to appear in court on a failure to display a valid license offense.

The man was released and given court information.

Vehicles collide on Anderson, Church streets, sustain damage

Lake Orion Police responded to a report of a crash at E. Church Street and N. Anderson Street at 3:18 p.m. April 20.

A vehicle northbound on Anderson Street failed to yield the right of way to another vehicle, which was heading eastbound on E. Church Street.

The vehicles collided. Both vehicles had functional damage and were towed away.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

Lake Orion woman is arrested for domestic violence

A Lake Orion woman was arrested for domestic violence after an assault and battery complaint.

Lake Orion Police responded to home on E Jackson St. at 12:24 a.m. April 21.

After the officers’ investigation, the 53-year-old woman was arrested and lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

She was issued a summons with court information.

Man picked up on LOPD warrant

Lake Orion police were notified by the White Lake Police Department at 12:57 a.m. April 23 that they had a 48-year-old man from Burton who had a Lake Orion police warrant for failing to appear on a traffic violation.

The man was released and given court information.

Man ignores controlled substance court appearance warrant

Lake Orion Police were notified by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at 1 a.m. April 23 that they had in custody a 37-year-old man from Burton who had a Lake Orion police warrant for failing to appear in court on controlled substance crime.

The man was released and given court information.

Speeding, no valid license gets woman arrested

A 25-year-old Sterling Heights woman learned the hard way that she should not be driving without a license.

Lake Orion police conducted a traffic stop at 5:36 a.m. April 25 on a speeding vehicle going 54 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone at S. Broadway Street and Heights Road.

A Lake Orion police officer discovered the woman’s Michigan driver’s license privileges were suspended.

The driver was arrested, booked and released with a court appearance ticket.


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