Public Safety – July 25-31, 2022

Anyone with information or crime tips regarding these incidents, or others, are encouraged to contact the Orion Township Sheriff’s Office Substation at 248-393-0090 for tips, or the Dispatch Center at 248-858-4911 for crimes in progress.
Tipsters can remain anonymous.
Anyone with information or tips on crimes in the Village of Lake Orion, contact the Lake Orion Police Department at 248- 693-8321. In an emergency, dial 911.


The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation
responded to 426 calls from
July 25-31, 2022
• Felony Arrests: 0
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 0
• Traffic Accidents: 8


Lost child returned safely to parents after late night stroll
Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Baldwin Road at 3:04 a.m. on Aug. 27 for a report of a lost child.

When officers arrived, they located the lost 5-year-old child and returned the child home safely to the child’s parents.

Deputies determined that everyone in the house was going to bed and that was when they believed that the 5-year-old was able to leave the home and walk away.

Keep an eye out for fraudulent debt notices claiming to be from DTE Energy

An Orion Township resident went to the sheriff’s office substation at 10:56 a.m. on Aug. 27 to file an identity theft complaint.

A 27-year-old woman told police that she received a collection notice for an unpaid debt to DTE.
She then contacted the company and determined that the account was fraudulent.

All information was collected and turned over to detectives. The investigation is ongoing.


Men’s bathrooms at Friendship Park vandalized

Deputies went to Friendship Park at 2:19 p.m. on Aug. 27 after getting a Malicious Destruction of Property report.

An employee told police that between 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. that same day, unknown suspects entered the men’s bathroom and broke the pipes to the urinals.

All information was collected and turned over to detectives, who are continuing to investigate.


Be sure to check credit, bank statements for any potentially fraudulent charges

At 3:18 p.m. on Aug. 27, deputies received a walk-in complaint for a credit card fraud report. A 72-Year-old Orion Township woman told deputies that while she was looking over a credit card statement, she noticed three unauthorized charges.

She contacted the company and advised them of the fraudulent charges. All information was collected and turned over to detectives.


Retail fraud at Home Depot leads to investigation
Police were called to Home Depot on Lapeer Road at 3:24 p.m. on Aug. 30 for a report of retail fraud.

An employee told police that two people entered the store earlier in the day. Each suspect selected items from various locations in the store and then they proceeded toward the exits, passing all points of purchase and making no attempt to pay for the merchandise and exited the store.

Both suspects jumped into a vehicle and left the area.

All information was collected, along with video of the incident, and turned over to detectives.


Father and son altercation ends with police involvement
Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Tipton at 4:55 p.m. on Aug. 30 for a report of a domestic assault.

A 50-year-old Orion Township man told deputies that his son, a 24-year-old resident, had entered the home and started arguing with him.

The victim said that the argument turned physical when his son pushed him onto the couch. The son allegedly then started throwing items down the hall and when the victim attempted to pick the items up, his son grabbed him and pushed him into the wall. The son then left the residence.

All information was gathered and turned over to detectives.


The Public Safety report is compiled from incident reports provided by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Orion Twp. Substation and the Village of Lake Orion Police Department.

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