Public Safety — Nov. 24, 2021

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation

responded to 418 calls from

Nov. 8-14, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 3

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1

• Traffic Accidents: 23

Employee caught embezzling from local auto dealership

An employee at a local auto dealer was caught embezzling.

Deputies went to Wally Edgar Chevrolet, 3805 S. Lapeer Rd., on Nov. 9 after a 58-year-old employee told authorities the company had reassigned a 22-year-old employee to the parts department and when completing routine audits, they noticed that several automotive parts were missing from the count. The parts hand not been sold.

The manager started searching eBay for auto parts that were for sale and located a new General Motors part. They were able to get the part number from the site and compared it to the items missing, confirming the parts were stolen from their part department.

Detectives then got a search warrant for the suspect’s residence and recovered evidence implicating the suspect in the thefts from his employer.

‘Upset’ customer walks out with merchandise in hand

An employee at Menards, 465 Brown Rd., called authorities after a customer walked out with power tools, failing to pay for the merchandise.

An employee told deputies at 3:23 p.m. Nov. 9 that she was speaking with a woman about a water heater for approximately 30 minutes.

The employee noticed that the customer was holding two power drills. During the conversation the customer became very upset and stormed out of the store with the two power drills, making no attempt to pay for the items.

The suspect got into a vehicle and drove away. The employee was able to get the license plate number of the vehicle.

During the investigation, deputies identified a 45-year-old Holly resident as the suspect, who was issued a citation for Retail Fraud third degree.

Drunk driver arrested after hit and run accident, child endangerment

An Auburn Hills man was arrested after fleeing a property damage accident and drinking and driving with children in the vehicle.

Deputies went to the Lapeer and Clarkston roads area at 5:18 p.m. Nov. 11 for a hit and run and while enroute, deputies were informed that the driver responsible for the crash went to a local salon and had two small children with him.

Deputies located the driver, a 36-year-old Auburn Hills man, who was under the influence of alcohol.

Deputies requested a preliminary breath test with a result of .184 BAC. A BAC of .08 is considered legally drunk in Michigan.

The man was 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.

The children were released to their mother and were not injured in the accident.

Expired plates, suspended license, unregistered handgun…

While on patrol, in the area of Brown and Giddings at 11:41 p.m. Nov. 11, deputies stopped a Buick sedan for an equipment violation and expired plates.

The driver, a 28-year-old Pontiac man, was driving on a suspended license.

The man informed deputies there was a handgun in the glovebox. The investigation revealed the man did not possess a concealed pistol license and the handgun was unregistered.

The man was arrested on the charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon in an Automobile, Driving While License Suspended and Possession of an Unregistered Firearm.

He was lodged at the Oakland County Jail without incident.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a complaint for Carrying a Concealed Weapon in an Automobile / Driving While License Suspended.

A warrant was sworn in front of Magistrate Marie Soma at the 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills.

The suspect was arraigned and given a $2,000 personal bond.



The LOPD responded to

121 calls from Nov. 15-21, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1

• Traffic Accidents: 3

LOPD is searching for vehicle from a hit-and-run traffic crash

Lake Orion police responded to a hit-and-run traffic crash on S. Broadway Street (M-24) at Atwater Street at 4:25 p.m. Nov. 17.

Two vehicles were traveling northbound on M-24 when one vehicle signaled and began to change lanes. A vehicle believed to possibly be a black Honda Civic came up behind the signaling vehicle and sideswiped the car.

The vehicle responsible for the accident then fled at a high rate of speed. Police are investigating.

The strange case of the mysterious vanishing handguns

A Sheron Street resident contacted Lake Orion police the morning of Nov. 19 to report that three handguns had mysteriously disappeared from the man’s home.

The last time the man saw the handguns was late spring or early summer. Police are investigating.

He can see clearly now…

A customer at a local business on S. Broadway Street in Lake Orion could not see the situation clearly and started an argument with business employees who then had to call police just before noon on Nov. 19.

The man claimed that employees had his eye glasses and would not give them back to him. The customer was asked to leave the business.

While a Lake Orion police officer was on the scene, it was discovered that the man’s glasses were on the top of his head. The man left the business without further incident.

M-24, why are you always to blame?

Lake Orion police responded to a traffic crash at 12:36 p.m. Nov. 19 at N. Park Boulevard (M-24) and Smith Court when an orange service vehicle hit the back of a white Ford vehicle.

One driver complained of neck pain and the Orion Township firefighters/EMTs tried to treat the man but he refused transport to the hospital.

Well, if you’re going to need a tow…

A vehicle on N. Park Boulevard (M-24) at Elizabeth Street (near Kroger) changed lanes in front of a tow truck at 1:25 p.m. Nov. 19, resulting in an accident.

The vehicle changed lanes in front of the tow truck and then stopped suddenly when the traffic light turned red. The tow truck could not stop in time and hit the rear of the vehicle. There were no injuries reported.

Traffic stops yields warrant arrest

It was an unlucky night for an Oxford man when Lake Orion police pulled his vehicle over at 11:17 p.m. Nov. 19 on M-24 near Elizabeth Street.

In addition to the traffic violation, police discovered that the 40-year-old man had a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest.

The Lake Orion officer arrested the man and notified the police agency that issued the warrant.


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