Public Safety – July 24

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation responded

to 427 calls from July 15-21, 2019

• Felony Arrests: 3

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 3

• Accidents: 14

Shoplifters are not outsmarting loss prevention at Kohl’s

Deputies responded to Kohl’s, 4872 Baldwin Rd., at 2:57 p.m. July 15 for a retail fraud in-progress.

Loss Prevention reported they observed two suspects enter the store, select merchandise, and take multiple trips into the fitting rooms with merchandise. Little merchandise came back out of the fitting rooms raising their suspicion. When loss prevention then went into the fitting room, the smell of burnt plastic was evident, but there was no merchandise. Several security tags were located in the fitting room, which appeared to have burn marks on them.

The suspects exited the store, without making any attempt to pay for any items. They left the scene in a Jeep.

Responding deputies located the Jeep attempting to leave and conducted a traffic stop.

The suspects were identified as a Pontiac man, 23, and Pontiac woman, 28. Deputies recovered $273.00 worth of stolen merchandise from the vehicle which matched the evidence seen going into the fitting room.

The man, 23, was placed under arrest and lodged at the Oakland County Jail. He had a prior criminal history.

The case was submitted to the Oakland County Prosecutors Office and charges issued. The Pontiac man received a charge of retail fraud I due to a previous conviction; the Pontiac woman was charged with misdemeanor retail fraud II.

Man evades the courts no more

Deputies responded to the 2400 block of Armstrong at 7:14 p.m. July 15 for a welfare check.

While deputies checked the welfare of a resident, they encountered a Lake Orion man, 63, whom had been evading the courts on a misdemeanor bench warrant. The warrant was out of 6th Circuit Court for failure to appear on a show cause hearing for a PPO (personal protection order) violation.

Deputies placed the man under arrest and he was lodged at the Oakland County Jail on his warrant.

Man with gun gets much needed help

Deputies responded to a 911 call in the 200 block of Buckhorn at 10:05 p.m. July 15 for an unstable man with a gun.

Responding deputies located an Orion Township man, 31, in the home, suffering from a mental health crisis. Deputies deescalated the situation, making the scene safe by securing weapons in the home.

Responding Orion Township Fire and Star EMS then checked the man’s immediate health situation.

Deputies completed a petition for hospitalization and transported the man to St. Joe’s in Pontiac for a mental health evaluation.

Dogs need to have license in Orion

Deputies responded to the Dickey’s Barbeque Pit parking lot in the 4700 block of Baldwin at 8:16 p.m. July 16 for an animal at large. Witnesses reported a vicious white pitbull mixed dog hanging around the lot.

Deputies located the dog, which had no tags. An employee of a nearby business told deputies the dog has been coming to the parking lot every day for the past week.

Deputies contacted the dog owner, an Orion man, 22, who had been given previous warnings to care for his dog.

The dog owner did not have a dog license or proof of shots for the dog.

Deputies cited the dog owner for dog at large under the Disorderly Ordinance and forwarded the report to animal control for further action.

Woman kicks her way right into jail

Deputies responded to the 3100 block of Sunnyside Ct. at 9:03 p.m. July 18 for an unwanted person refusing to leave.

An Orion man, 33, reported his ex-girlfriend was highly intoxicated at his residence and refusing to leave.

Responding deputies asked the intoxicated Clarkston woman, 30, to leave but she refused. Deputies gave the suspect multiple orders to vacate the residence in hopes she would cooperate.

The suspect’s father came to the scene to transport her home, but she fled and forced her way back into the man’s home.

Deputies had to use force to remove the suspect as she kicked at them.

The Clarkston woman was arrested and lodged at the Oakland County Jail for resisting & obstructing, unlawful entry, & disorderly.

A warrant was authorized and signed by 52-3 District Court Magistrate Marie Soma for the offense of: Assault/Resisting/Obstructing a police officer, which is a felony. The woman was arraigned and given a $10,000.00 bond with 10% cash surety.

Not the right way to save big money

Deputies responded to Menards, 465 Brown Rd., at 5:02 p.m. July 19 for a retail fraud.

The store manager advised she had two subjects attempt to return plumbing items worth $116 without a receipt. The items had been stolen earlier in the day by a different subject who had concealed the items and left the store without paying.

The two subjects attempting to return the items left the store prior to deputies arrival.

Deputies were able to identify the three subjects: a Pontiac man, 37, Pontiac woman, 29, and a Leonard man, 59. All three subjects have prior convictions for Retail Fraud.

A warrant for retail fraud 2nd degree on all three subjects was submitted to the prosecutors office for review.

Will man have same luck the second time around?

Deputies responded to the 1300 block of De Goff at 6:52 p.m July 20 for a larceny.

The resident stated that someone had stolen a 2018 green female Trek bike sometime between 11 p.m. 7/19/19 and noon 7/20/19 from behind his house. The bike was valued at $700.00.

The man said he had a bike stolen from the house about a month ago also but never made a report. He posted that theft on the Orion Facebook page that his bike was stolen and it was then returned to him.

Deputies canvassed the area but could not locate the bicycle or any evidence.

The investigation continues.