Public Safety May 22-28, 2023

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation
responded to 432 calls from
May 22-28, 2023
• Felony Arrests: 3
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 4
• Traffic Accidents: 9

Orion Township man arrested for aggravated stalking, Personal Protection Order violations

ORION TWP. — An Orion Township man is back in jail and was given a $75,000 bond for suspected aggravated stalking, domestic violence and violating multiple personal protection orders in incidents that spanned two days, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Oakland County Sheriff’s detectives arrested the 23-year-old suspect at Great Lakes Crossing mall in Auburn Hills on May 25, an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office incident report stated.
The suspect had recently been released from the Oakland County Jail on a tether but cut off his tether on May 22, the sheriff’s office said.

Shortly after, the suspect began a spree of violations, according to the report.

On May 24, Orion Township deputies went to the 2800 block of Aurora Drive for an aggravated stalking complaint and personal protection order violation when they were notified by a 24-year-old Orion Township woman that the suspect was at her home.

The woman reported the suspect had gone to her residence, and was possibly armed with a knife. She yelled at him that she was calling 911 and the suspect fled the area in a Chevrolet Colorado, authorities said.

The suspect currently has a pending case for stalking the woman, and a domestic violence and assault and battery case with his grandfather and uncle. The victims each have personal protection orders on the suspect, according to the report.

On May 25, the suspect showed up at his grandfather’s house in violation of his bond conditions and PPO.

Deputies and detectives searched the area for the suspect and his vehicle but the man had fled the area. The suspect’s vehicle was captured by Flock cameras, which read a car’s license plate number, near Great Lakes Crossing mall.

Detectives located the suspect’s vehicle unoccupied in the parking lot. When the suspect exited the mall, detectives took him into custody in the parking lot.

The suspect was lodged at the Oakland County Jail without incident. He was arraigned on the charges and given a $75,000 bond.


Man who stole from Menards is arrested, arraigned
A suspect who allegedly stole multiple items from Menards is in jail and was arraigned and given a $10,000 bond.

Deputies went to Menards, 465 Brown Rd., around 10 a.m. May 22 for a retail fraud report after store management reported that a 42-year-old man entered the store and took a wireless camera set and several other items and placed them in a cart.

The suspect then left the store, passing all points of purchase without making any attempt to pay for the items. Menards general manager later found the shopping cart at the Meijer bus stop on Brown Road.
Menards managers informed deputies that the suspect, with whom they are familiar, takes the bus and arrives on foot. The suspect has committed multiple thefts in the past, an incident report stated.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office detectives presented the case and a magistrate issued a six-count warrant for retail fraud first degree.

Detectives swore to the warrants in front of Magistrate Marie Soma on May 25. The suspect was arraigned and given a $10,000 bond with 10 percent surety.

The suspect is currently being held in the Oakland County Jail on charges unrelated to the Menards theft.


Beware of scammers posing as Comcast employees
Deputies received a walk-in complaint at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Orion Township Substation at 12:15 p.m. May 22 when a 71-year-old Orion Township woman reported she and her husband had been scammed.

The woman said that her husband was having trouble with his phone. When they were looking up the number to customer service, they received a call from an individual stating he was from Comcast.
The suspect said that he was attempting to give the couple a rebate and deposited a large amount of money into their account by accident. The suspect also said he would lose his job if his employer found out.

The suspect convinced the victim to make a withdrawal and purchase gift cards and give him the numbers. After sending the suspect the money the victim realized it was a scam.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

The sheriff’s office reminds residents that no legitimate company will ever ask for payment in the form of gift cards.


Detectives, medical examiner investigate man’s death
A 31-year-old man has died and an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause.

Deputies and paramedics went to the 100 block of Casemer Road at 8:25 p.m. May 24 after getting a call that a man was unconscious and not breathing.

Deputies located the man and paramedics sent telemetry data to McLaren Hospital, where a physician pronounced the man deceased.

Detectives and an investigator from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene and began their respective investigations.

The Medical Examiner took custody of the deceased man.

Vandals damage pool in Preserve neighborhood
Detectives are investigating a malicious destruction of property incident at the Preserve subdivision after someone damaged the pool at the subdivision clubhouse.

Deputies went to the subdivision on May 25 after a Homeowners Association member reported that unknown suspects threw several items into the pool, causing damage.
Detectives are investigating.

Domestic violence case under prosecutor’s review
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing a case of domestic violence after a woman allegedly slapped her ex-boyfriend. Deputies went to a home on the 100 block of Canary Hill after a 27-year-old Orion Township reported that his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend went to his home to collect some of her clothing, an incident report stated.

While there, the ex-girlfriend became confrontational and hostile, and the victim tried to get her to leave. The ex-girlfriend slapped the victim on his right forearm.

In response, the victim threatened to call the police, leading the woman to leave the residence. This incident was turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review, the report stated.


Firestick stolen from vehicle
Someone got into an Orion Township woman’s unlocked vehicle and stole a Firestick on May 24.

Deputies responded to the 1900 block of Elmhurst Circle when the 30-year-old woman said she went to a friend’s house. When she arrived, she was going to take her Firestick in so they could watch TV but realized she didn’t need it so she left it in her vehicle.

When she returned to her vehicle the Firestick was missing. There was no damage to the vehicle. Authorities are investigating.


Thieves target unlocked vehicle
Thieves entered an Orion Township woman’s vehicle and stole several items sometime overnight on May 24. The 24-year-old woman parked her vehicle in front of her apartment on the 1900 block of Sunfield Place on May 23.

When she returned to her vehicle the next day she noticed paperwork thrown about the inside of the vehicle.

The woman also noticed that a gym bag, along with a North Face jacket, had been stolen. The vehicle was unlocked and there was no damage. There are no suspects at this time.

Several items stolen from unlocked vehicle
Deputies responded to the 1900 block of Elmhurst Circle on May 24 when a 33-year-old Orion Township reported that someone had stolen several items from her vehicle overnight.

The woman told deputies that she parked her vehicle in front of her residence at approximately 3 p.m. on May 23. Upon returning to her vehicle around 7 a.m. May 24, she noticed several personal items were missing.

There was no damage to the vehicle and there are no suspects in the theft.


Car alarm scares off thieves, but not before items are stolen
A 62-year-old resident on the 3000 block of High Pointe Ridge had several items stolen from her unlocked vehicle on May 24.

The woman told deputies that she parked her vehicle in front of her residence around 8 p.m. on May 23.

She was awakened at approximately 5:05 a.m. by her car alarm. When she went and checked on her vehicle, she noticed that her personal effects were missing.

There was no damage to the vehicle.

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