Public Safety — Jan. 27, 2021

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded

to 382 calls from Jan. 11-17, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1

• Traffic Accidents: 15

Follow the rules, doggone it!

Deputies responded to the Orion Oaks Dog Park, 1200 Joslyn Rd., at 12:23 p.m. Jan. 11 and met with people arguing over park rules.

A 35-year-old citizen told deputies that another person, a man, arrived at the park and brought dog food into the park and was not closing the gates.

The complainant confronted the man about following park rules and the two exchanged words.

Thieves flee through fire exit

Authorities are looking for two suspects who grabbed $500 worth of clothing from Dunham’s Sports, 1279 Lapeer Rd., and then fled through the fire exit.

Deputies responded to the 911 call at 5:49 p.m. Jan. 11 for a retail fraud that had just occurred.

The investigation revealed two suspects entered the store at 4:51 p.m. and then disappeared from the view of the camera. Both suspects reappeared on the camera at 5:05 p.m., running to the fire exit door at the rear of the store.

The manager ran to the back of the store and saw two men running through the parking lot, then flee in a vehicle waiting out back. A total of $500 worth of clothing was stolen.

Deputies checked the area for the suspects. Information and video footage were collected. The investigation continues.

Exes argument leads to police report

An 18-year-old Orion Twp. woman filed a police report after her ex-boyfriend wanted to pick up some clothing from her and an argument ensued.

Deputies met with the woman at the Orion Twp. Substation at 7:05 p.m. Jan. 11 for a threats complaint report.

The woman said she broke up with her 19-year-old boyfriend on Jan. 9. and that he was trying to pick up some clothing but she was unable to meet him and the two had words.

Family gets mental health committal, help for Orion Twp. man

Sheriff’s deputies received a call for a mental health committal after the family obtained a court order and pre-planned an intervention with authorities.

Upon arriving at the home around 7:24 p.m. Jan. 13, deputies informed the 30-year-old man that they had a court order to take him to Common Ground for mental health treatment.

The man was taken to Common Ground without incident.

Man randomly opening car doors asks for mental health assistance

Deputies received a call around 10:29 a.m. Jan. 14 to respond to the 400 block of Brown Road for a mental health assistance call and located a 37-year-old man trying to open car doors.

Deputies spoke with the man, who was delusional, and he requested to go to Common Ground and was transported there without incident.

Vicious, vindictive suspect smears raw chicken over victim’s vehicle

Deputies responded to the Orion Twp. Substation at 4:04 p.m. Jan. 14 for a Malicious Destruction of Property report when an 18-year-old Orion Twp. man reported someone got into his vehicle and placed raw chicken all over inside the vehicle, including the vents.

The victim reported the damage occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 4 p.m. Jan. 14. Deputies photographed the damage and are awaiting a total estimate from the victim.

This incident remains under investigation.

Man needs to learn patience, but steals clothes instead

Management at Menards, 465 Brown Rd., called police at 9:36 a.m. Jan. 15 after a man walked out of the store with several items when he didn’t get immediate attention.

The unknown suspect reportedly filled a store cart with several hundred dollars in merchandise and then began loudly asking questions of a cashier.

The cashier was assisting a customer in checkout and politely told the suspect she would assist him as soon as she completed the transaction with the current customer.

The suspect left the cart and was then seen filling a plastic bag with two pairs of jeans and two sweaters and then exited through the east entrance of the store without paying.

He was spotted leaving the scene in a black SUV driven by a woman. This incident is under investigation.

Always check bank, credit card statements for potential fraud

Deputies responded to the 3400 block of Gregory Road at 10:41 a.m. Jan. 15 when an Orion Twp. resident reported two unauthorized charges through Chief Financial Credit Union Credit Card.

Both purchases were made online and delivered to the 4100 block of S. Hemlock in Mt. Morris, Genesee County.

This incident is under investigation.

Unlocked vehicles are prime targets for thieves — lock it or lose it

A 36-year-old woman called police after someone stole her purse from her unlocked vehicle overnight on Jan. 14-15.

Deputies went to the woman’s home on the 4200 block of Lou Mar Lane at 4:18 p.m. Jan. 16 for the report and learned that she parked her vehicle in her driveway at approximately 9 p.m. Jan.14.

Upon returning to her vehicle the next day, she noticed that someone took her purse, which contained valuables. The vehicle was believed to be unlocked and was not damaged.

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

Woman loses her wallet but gets unwanted Amazon charges

A 50-year-old woman met with deputies at 5:23 p.m. Jan. 16 to report that she was at Party City at 1 p.m. Jan. 15, and, after paying for her items, stated she must have left her wallet on the counter.

The victim received notification of a charge to her bank card in the amount of $126 to Amazon, a purchase that she did not authorize.

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

Deputies arrest drunk driver who was three times the legal limit

Deputies were dispatched for property damage crash to the Clarkston and Baldwin intersection area at 2:15 p.m. Jan. 17 and immediately located the vehicle and made the scene safe.

They interviewed the driver, who was still seated in the vehicle, and the investigation revealed that the driver had been drinking.

The driver was identified as a 54-year-old woman, who was unsteady on her feet and demonstrated other signs of intoxication.

She submitted to a preliminary breath test (PBT), commonly called a breathalyzer, with the results being .252 blood alcohol content, more than three times the legal limit of .08 BAC for an adult over the age of 21.

The woman was arrested for Operating while Intoxicated and transported to the hospital for a blood draw. She was then taken to the Oakland County Jail.


The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded

to 387 calls from Jan. 18-24, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1

• Traffic Accidents: 14

Man refuses to leave the gym unless escorted, so deputies oblige

A man who refused to follow the rules at a local gym got his wish and was escorted out of the facility.

Deputies were dispatched to Planet Fitness, 1101 S. Lapeer Rd., at 7:51 a.m. Jan. 22 for a complaint of a 28-year-old man working out who refused to wear a mask.

The manager had asked the individual to wear a mask while working out, or leave, due to the club’s policy.

When confronted, the man, stated that the only way he would leave was if he was escorted out of the premises.

When deputies arrived, the man was escorted and exited without incident.

The business also informed the man that he was no longer welcome to return, and deputies warned the man that he would be trespassing if he returned.

Despondent man gets evaluation after breakup

The sheriff’s office received a call at 7:35 p.m. Jan. 23 to respond to the 1100 block of Lark Street for an allegedly suicidal man.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the man’s mother, who indicated that her son recently broke up with his girlfriend and threatened to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass.

Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate the man, but coordinated a search with Rochester Hills deputies and learned that the man maybe at a residence in Rochester Hills.

Rochester Hills deputies conducted welfare check at the home, where they did find the man, and then transported him to Ascension Providence Hospital for mental health evaluation.


The LOPD responded to

128 calls from Jan. 18-24, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 0

• Traffic Accidents: 2

Sneeze leads to traffic accident

Lake Orion police responded to a two-car accident at 4:50 p.m. Jan. 20 at E. Flint Street and Anderson Street in downtown Lake Orion.

The driver responsible for the accident told police that they crashed into the vehicle stopped in front of them because of a sneeze.

There were no injuries reported.

Driver didn’t stop quick enough in stop-and-go traffic on M-24

Lake Orion police responded to a two-car traffic crash at S. Broadway Street (M-24) and Smith Court at 3:41 p.m. Jan. 21.

Both vehicles were in stop-and-go traffic and one vehicle rear-ended the other vehicle.

There were no injuries reported.

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