Public Safety — Feb. 10, 2021

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded

to 377 calls from Feb. 1-7, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 1

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 4

• Traffic Accidents: 15

Beware bogus eBay site: man has money stolen from his bank account

Deputies met with a 51-year-old Orion Township resident at the Orion Township Substation at 9:47 a.m. Feb. 1 regarding a fraud.

The man said that on Jan. 29 he purchased an eBay gift card from a Speedway gas station.

When he checked the redemption code on the card, he was told that there were no available funds on the card.

The man then contacted what he believed to be eBay and was told the card had been hacked, and he was advised to log into a couple of different apps to determine what had happened.

After completing the instructions on the apps, he found out that his bank account had several unauthorized withdrawals.

The victim actually logged into a bogus eBay site.

All evidence was turned over to detectives to continue the investigation.

Three people in one vehicle with arrest warrants, drug paraphernalia

While on routine patrol, deputies observed a vehicle heading southbound on Lapeer Road with no license plate and stopped the car at 11:35 p.m. Feb. 1.

They discovered the driver had a warrant for his arrest.

To find a driver with a license, deputies checked on all passengers in the vehicle and learned that a 31-year-old woman had a felony warrant (outside of Oakland County) and a 28-year-old woman had several misdemeanor warrants.

Deputies then conducted a search of the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia, determined that the items belonged to both females and confiscated and photographed all the paraphernalia.

The women were issued tickets for possession of drug paraphernalia and released with a pending court date.

Deputies could not find a driver who was completely sober or not under the influence.

Thieves steal catalytic converters from automobiles at area business

Some thieves made off with catalytic converters cut from two vehicles at a business on the 1700 block of Clarkston Road.

A 37-year-old man told deputies at 9:47 a.m. Feb. 2 that when he arrived at work, he went to move some company vehicles from the staff parking lot to the business parking lot, when he noticed that someone had stolen the catalytic converters on the vehicles.

He informed deputies that the vehicles had been sitting there since Jan. 5.

All evidence was collected and turned over to the detectives, who learned that similar incidents in metro Detroit have occurred, as thieves steal these items for scrap metal.

Man is caught driving with suspected narcotics, suspended license

A deputy on patrol made a traffic stop at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 2 on southbound Lapeer Road, but when the car stopped, the driver exited the vehicle and started to immediately walk away from the deputy.

Deputies ordered the driver to stop and he complied. Deputies ran the 47-year-old man’s driver’s license though LEIN (Law Enforcement Information Network) and discovered it was suspended.

The man was arrested and an inventory search of the vehicle revealed several baggies of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

The man was released pending a toxicology report.

All evidence was collected and turned over to the detectives.

Road rage infests two drivers after a near accident on Baldwin Road

Two women were infuriated and began yelling at one another after a road rage incident around 3:25 p.m. Feb. 4.

Deputies were dispatched to the CVS at 3475 Baldwin Rd. after receiving a complaint that the two women were screaming at each other in the parking lot.

The incident occurred in the area of Baldwin and Maybee roads when one vehicle almost hit the other. The vehicles began to tailgate each other until one vehicle pulled into the CVS lot. The second car followed and blocked the entrance with her car so the other vehicle could not exit.

Both females then got out of the vehicles and began yelling at each other.

No physical contact was made and both parties eventually left the scene after openly expressing themselves.

What an ugly thing to do

Deputies were dispatched to ULTA Beauty, 4830 Baldwin Rd., at 3:31 p.m. Feb. 5 for a report of a woman who entered the store and stole $273 worth of merchandise.

The woman was wearing a mask and her identity is unknown at this time.

Surveillance footage was obtained, and the store will be on the lookout if she returns.

Man gets in the wrong car, drinks the wrong soda, gets help

A man who was acting suspiciously got into the wrong car and started drinking a soda in the vehicle – which the owner of the vehicle, and soda, did not appreciate.

Deputies were dispatched to Home Depot, 2600 Lapeer Rd., at 4:21 p.m. Feb. 5 after the customer, who had left his vehicle unlocked, returned to his vehicle after shopping and saw a man sitting in the driver’s seat drinking his soda.

The customer told the male to get out of his car, which he did.

The suspect then took the soda with him and went inside the Home Depot and began to walk around.

Deputies were then directed to a man acting unusual in the store and began speaking with the man, who did not speak coherently and appeared to be in a crisis.

Deputies calmed the man down and were able to contact his parents, who said that their son had begun to exhibit strange behaviors over the last couple days and has been getting worse.

The parents met deputies at the substation and took their son to a hospital for further care and evaluation.

The owner of the soda did not wish to pursue the matter further.

Argument leads to assault to arrest

Deputies responded to a 911 call in the area of Silverbell and Lapeer roads for a domestic assault report at 3 p.m. Feb. 6.

After locating the couple fighting and making the scene safe, deputies learned that a 21-year-old woman was arguing with her 24-year-old boyfriend. When she attempted to call 911, he took her phone and pulled her hair.

They continued to argue and the man punched the woman in the stomach.

Based upon the victim’s statements and the evidence, the man was arrested for Domestic Assault and lodged at the Oakland County Jail and then arraigned for Domestic Assault.

Man assaults wife after a recent purchase is questioned

A woman called 911 around 9:33 a.m. Feb. 7 after an argument with her 50-year-old husband turned physical.

During the argument, after a reference to a recent purchase the husband reportedly punched his wife and then kicked her in the stomach.

Based upon the victim’s statements and the evidence, the man was arrested for Domestic Assault and lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending a prosecutor’s review.


The LOPD responded to

128 calls from Feb. 1-7, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 0

• Traffic Accidents: 2

Driver has a suspended license and misdemeanor warrant

Lake Orion police stopped a speeding vehicle on M-24 near Shadbolt Street at 8:55 p.m. Feb. 1 and discovered that the driver, a 47-year-old Auburn Hills woman, had her license suspended.

The woman also had a misdemeanor warrant out of Birmingham.

She was arrested and released with a citation to appear in the 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills.

Resident is a victim of identity theft

Lake Orion police went to a home on Algene Street at 12:20 p.m. Feb. 2 after a resident called and said they believe they were a victim of identity theft.

Suspended license? Don’t drive

After conducting a traffic stop at 1:33 a.m. Feb. 4, Lake Orion police discovered that the 32-year-old Lake Orion man had his driving privilege suspended.

The driver was arrested and released with a citation to appear in the 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills.

Man gets arrested after apparently having a super good time

Lake Orion police stopped a vehicle driving erratically at 3:44 a.m. Feb. 7 and suspected that the 21-year-old Waterford man might be under the influence.

The driver was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, first offense.

The man posted bond and was released with a ticket to appear in the 52-3 District Court.

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