Public Safety — Aug. 3, 2022

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation
responded to 362 calls from
July 11-17, 2022
• Felony Arrests: 0
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 2
• Traffic Accidents: 9

Thief stopped in Meijer parking lot after ‘shopping’ at Menards for free stuff
A would-be thief did not make the quick getaway he hoped for and was stopped by Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies across the street from the retail store he first targeted.
Deputies were dispatched to Menards, 465 Brown Rd., at 4:44 p.m. July 11 about a man – later identified as a 37-year-old Pontiac man – who entered the store and placed an impact wrench in a shopping cart.
The suspect then reportedly covered the impact wrench with some clothing, passed all points of purchase and proceeded to the parking lot and left the area on foot.
The man was in the Meijer parking lot across Brown Road when deputies located and spoke with the suspect.
The man was issued a citation for retail fraud and released at the scene, an Orion Township sheriff’s office incident report stated.

Thieves continue to target catalytic converters
Residents and businesses should beware of thieves who are removing catalytic converters from vehicles.
Deputies were dispatched to Orion Rental, 237 Clarkston Rd., at 1:39 p.m. July 15 for a Larceny from automobile report. The owner informed deputies that someone cut the catalytic converter off a U-Haul truck, an incident report stated.
Platinum, palladium, and rhodium are commonly used within catalytic converters and thieves steal the converters for these precious metals.
There are currently no suspects or witnesses. This case has been turned over to the Oakland County Auto Theft unit for investigation.

Slap leads to disorderly conduct citation
A 38-year-old Orion Township man went to the OCSO Orion Twp. Substation at 1:40 p.m. July 16 to report an assault and battery.
The victim reported that he was attending a party on the 300 block of Norland Street at approximately 4:35 a.m. when a female acquaintance walked up the driveway and slapped the victim in the face.
There were no injuries reported. The victim provided video evidence to the OCSO.
Deputies interviewed the 33-year-old suspect and, based on evidence and statements made, the suspect was issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct, a sheriff’s office incident report stated.

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