Public Safety — Nov. 16, 2022

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation
responded to 384 calls from
Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2022
• Felony Arrests: 1
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 5
• Traffic Accidents: 22

License plate stolen on Halloween
A resident on the 3800 block of Mt. Rainier Drive may have been the victim of a “trick” on Halloween.
The 50-year-old resident contacted authorities at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 1 to report that he parked his vehicle in his driveway on Halloween.
When he returned to his vehicle in the morning, however, he noticed that his license plate had been stolen.

Theft from storage unit
A Pontiac woman called authorities at 2:01 p.m. Nov. 1 to report that someone had broken into her storage unit in Orion Township.
Deputies went to Storage Rentals of America, 1007 Brown Rd., to investigate and learned that the 41-year-old woman was last in her storage unit on Oct. 22 and everything was fine.
However, when she returned on Nov. 1 she noticed that someone had removed her lock.
Deputies requested assistance from an employee, who opened the unit.
The victim noticed that several items had been stolen.
There are no suspects at this time but all information was turned over to detectives to continue the investigation.

Thieves steal generator
A 54-year-old Eagle Ridge Road resident contacted authorities on Nov. 2 saying that sometime between Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 an unknown suspect had stolen her generator from the east side of her home.
All information was turned over to detectives.

Woman who’s ‘not feeling well’ assaults her ex
Sheriff’s deputies went to the 3100 block of High Pointe Ridge at 6:19 p.m. Nov. 5 for a domestic assault.
A 40-year-old Orion Township man said he returned home and his ex-fiancé told him that she wasn’t feeling well. The two began to argue and the incident turned physical when the woman assaulted the man.
The victim stated he was in the bathroom when the woman forced her way in and hit him, at this point she grabbed his ear before he was able to get away from her.
Based on statements made by both parties, and observations, the 39-year-old woman was arrested and taken to the Oakland County Jail pending criminal charges.
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office declined to authorize the complaint. The woman was released from jail.

Car reportedly stolen from dealership lot
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit is investigating a vehicle theft from Milosch’s Pre-Owned Superstore, 677 S. Lapeer Rd.
Dealership management informed deputies on Nov. 14 that they completed a physical inventory of their vehicles on Nov. 3, but that they were now unable to locate a 2016 dark blue Dodge Grand Caravan.
Management reported the vehicle was last seen on Oct. 31.
Deputies entered the vehicle into the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) as stolen.

The Lake Orion Police Dept.
responded to 82 calls from
Oct. 24-30, 2022
• Felony Arrests: 0
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 0
• Traffic Accidents: 4

Keep an eye on your bank accounts for fraud
On Nov. 9, a woman entered the Lake Orion police station with a report of potential fraudulent activity.
The woman told police that someone had opened a bank account in her name at a local bank.
The bank was able to confirm that the account was opened electronically and that they had suspected fraudulent activity and closed the account.

Orion/Oxford fight leads to citations after accident
Police received a call at around 5 p.m. on Nov. 11 for a fight that had occurred at a business on South Broadway Street.
Once at the business, police found a Lake Orion man and an Oxford man who had gotten into an altercation after a private property accident.
Both men were cited for disorderly conduct.

Apple headphones go missing
Police are investigating a report from Nov. 12 of missing property.
The victim entered the police station at 12:25 p.m. that day to report her Apple headphones had gone missing after a local business on Flint Street.
Police are investigating.

Risky move ends in car crash
At 1:14 p.m. on Nov. 12 police were called to the scene of a personal injury accident at South Broadway and Smith Court after a Ford Escape pulled out of a business, crossed five lanes of traffic to reach another business and struck a blue Lincoln. Both individuals had minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital.

Driving without a license, warrants out for arrest, is always a bad idea
Lake Orion police witnessed a car crash at West Flint Street and Park Boulevard at night on Nov. 12.
One of the drivers, a 56-year-old Orion Township man, was found to have warrants out for his arrest as well as a suspended license.
The man was transported to the Oakland County jail.

Look both ways before entering traffic, crashes continue to plague drivers on M-24
Police responded to a traffic crash on South Broadway Street and Smith Court in the morning on Nov. 13.
The accident involved a red Porsche, a Toyota Camry and a Chevy Tahoe.
According to the police report, the Porsche was turning left onto South Broadway Street from Converse Court but did not make sure traffic was clear, hitting the Camry and causing them both to spin out.
The Camry spun into the southbound lanes of South Broadway Street and struck the Tahoe.
Only one driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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