Public Safety — July 20, 2022

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation
responded to 420 calls from
July 4-10, 2022
• Felony Arrests: 0
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1
• Traffic Accidents: 10

Thief flees after being confronted at Menards
A thief made a mad dash from Menards after being confronted by a store employee on the Fourth of July.
Deputies were dispatched to Menards, 465 Brown Rd., at 9:12 a.m. July 4 after a woman entered the store and placed various types of fireworks in a shopping cart. The woman then picked up a paint sprayer and placed it into the cart.
She then passed all points of purchase and was confronted by a store employee requesting to see her receipt.
After a brief conversation the suspect grabbed the paint sprayer out of the cart and ran out of the store.
The suspect fled the area in a silver Ford Fusion. Deputies obtained surveillance footage and will be turning it over to detectives to follow up.

Driver of ‘swerving’ vehicle arrested for drunk driving
Deputies responded to Baldwin and Indianwood roads for a BOL (Be on the Lookout) at 8:59 p.m. July 4 for a vehicle swerving all over the road, an incident report stated.
Deputies located the vehicle and contacted the driver, a 43-year-old Pontiac resident. It was determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Deputies requested a preliminary breath test (PBT) with the results being .207 BAC. A BAC of .08 is considered legally intoxicated in Michigan.
The man was subsequently taken to a local hospital for a blood draw and then to the Oakland County Jail where he was released in the morning.
Criminal charges will be pending lab results.

Man’s personal items disappear from hotel room
Deputies responded to the Red Roof Inn, 2755 Lapeer Rd., at 10:06 a.m. July 4 for a larceny complaint.
A 48-year-old Kokomo resident stated that he left the room with his wife and went to the Dunkin’ donuts to get breakfast, a police report stated.
Upon returning to the room the victim noticed that his cell phone and wallet were missing.
All information collected and turned over to detectives to continue the investigation.
The man’s items have since been located and returned.

Detectives investigating Swatting call
Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies surrounded a home in Orion Township on July 8 after an emergency call that turned out to be a suspected Swatting call.
Deputies were dispatched to the 10 block of Hummingbird Drive at 1:11 p.m. July 8 for a report of a suicidal person.
The caller claimed to be from the national suicide hotline and said that a 22-year-old man at the home stated he shot his girlfriend after finding out she cheated on him.
The 22-year-old was threatening to shoot anyone who responded, the caller told deputies.
Deputies responded and established a perimeter around the residence and were able to order two male occupants of the trailer to exit the residence. Deputies secured the residents and searched the interior of the home.
There were no signs of foul play in the residence. Deputies released all subjects and cleared the scene.
Deputies have responded numerous times to similar incidents at this residence and believe that this was a swatting call, which entails generating an emergency law enforcement response against a target victim under false pretenses. Swatters do this by making phone calls to emergency lines like 911 and falsely reporting a violent emergency situation.
Detectives are continuing their investigation to identify the person(s) making the false reports.
Detectives investigate B&E at Orion Twp. home
Deputies went to a home on the 3300 block of Applewood at 5:10 a.m. July 9 for a Breaking & Entering complaint.
A 23-year-old Orion Township woman said that her ex-boyfriend, a 30-year-old Pontiac man, called her several times, but she didn’t answer.
A short time later she heard her ex-boyfriend banging on the front door. The woman said that she refused to answer the door
After banging on the door, the man allegedly walked around to a window. When he could not get in, he returned to the front door and kicked it in, an incident report stated.
The victim ran out the door after the man entered the home. The suspect left prior to deputies’ arrival.
All information was gathered and turned over to detectives to continue the investigation.

Detectives investigate car break in, theft of man’s wallet and money
Authorities are looking for suspects who broke into a man’s car and stole his wallet, which contained money from a recently cashed paycheck.
Deputies went to the 1900 block of Elmhurst at 10:59 a.m. July 10 for a Larceny from Auto report.
A 49-year-old Waterford resident stated that while he was on his lunch break, he went to the bank and cashed his check. After cashing the check, the man drove back to work.
Once he returned, he put the money inside his wallet and then placed it into the center console of the vehicle.
A short time later he was outside with a patient when he noticed his rear door was ajar. The victim checked his vehicle and noticed that his wallet had been stolen.
There are no suspects at this time and all information was gathered and turned over to detectives to continue the investigation.

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