Public Safety — Oakland County Sheriff’s Office – Orion Twp. & Lake Orion Police Dept.

The OCSO Orion substation responded to 416 calls from Mar. 11-17, 2019

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 3

• Accidents: 26

Tools taken from construction site

Deputies responded to the 300 block of Huntsman at 8:02 a.m. March 11 for a larceny report.

An Orion Twp. man, 30, reported that around 5 p.m. on Saturday he left his utility trailer parked in front of a home that was under construction. When he returned the next morning, he found the side lock hinge was broken off. He discovered over $3,000 worth of construction tools missing.

Deputies checked the area for security cameras and evidence, but found neither.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

It may be time to terminate friendship

Deputies took a check fraud report at the Orion substation at 3:14 p.m. March 11.

An Orion Twp. man, 51, reported that over $1,100 of fraudulent checks had been issued and cashed on his checking account on several occasions since Feb. 27.

The man believes a friend of his may have had access to his checks.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Young man is not having a good day

Deputies took a credit card fraud report at the Orion Twp. substation at 5:32 p.m. March 11.

An Orion Twp. man, 18, reported that his debit card information was stolen and $175.23 was taken from his account on March 9. There were three transactions from gas stations in Indiana.

The credit union was advised of the fraudulent activity and the card was canceled.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

One headlight leads to arrest

A deputy on directed traffic enforcement duty conducted a traffic stop at 8:46 p.m. March 13 for a vehicle with a headlamp out on Brown Road near Baldwin Road.

The driver was identified as a Pontiac woman, 33. A computer LEIN check revealed the driver had a suspended license and a warrant from Birmingham police for Failure to Appear.

The driver arrested and turned over to the Birmingham Police Department on the warrant.

Woman, not dog, is the one startled

Deputies and the Orion Twp. Fire Department responded to the 3000 block of Maplewood Court for a dog bite at 9:44 p.m. March 13.

An Orion Twp. woman, 40, complained of a dog bite to the rear of her right thigh. Deputies observed no visible tears to the victim’s blue jeans; however, firefighters treated the woman for a minor abrasion, who refused transport to the hospital.

Deputies spoke to the owner of the dog, who said she let her German Shepherd out of her door on a leash.

The owner did not see the victim walking in the area. The dog became startled and bit the victim in the back of her right thigh.

The dog has a license and its shots are up to date, and no other similar incidents have been reported.

The report and investigation were turned over to Animal Control.

Who would need that many lights?

Deputies responded to the 1100 block of Decker Drive at 9:07 a.m. March 14 for a larceny report of stolent merchandise from a home under construction.

An Oxford man, 34, locked the home, which was also being used by workers for a supply location, at 4:45 p.m. March 13. The next morning, he discovered 30 boxes of light fixtures, valued at $2,000, had been stolen.

Deputies discovered that someone had forced entry into the home by prying the door.

Deputies located a surveillance camera at a nearby residence and are attempting to review the video.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Drunk man drives erratically with two kids in the vehicle

While on routine patrol at 8:17 p.m. March 14, a deputy observed a 2005 GMC Yukon traveling on westbound Clarkston Road at a high rate of speed and crossing the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic.

When deputies stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, an Orion Twp. man, 33, the odor of intoxicating beverages was detected. The driver admitted to consuming two beers.

The man had two minor children in the vehicle with him (15- & 13-year-old boys).

The driver failed to complete field sobriety tests and was administered a PBT (preliminary breath test).

He was taken to the Oakland County Jail and given a chemical breath test, which registered at .16 BAC (blood alcohol content).

The driver was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.

Child Protective Services (CPS) was faxed a copy of the report for follow up.

Super drunk woman claims she drank the night before

Deputies responded to a property damage accident involving two vehicles at Waldon

and Joslyn roads at 11:33 a.m. March 16.

There were no injuries and only minor damage from the rear end accident.

While speaking to the driver, an Orion Twp. woman, 46, deputies detected the odor of intoxicants. The woman admitted to drinking the night before.

The woman was administered field sobriety tests but could not complete them properly. A PBT resulted in a .288 BAC. The driver refused to submit to a chemical test and a search warrant was obtained for a blood draw.

She was transported to the hospital for a blood draw and then lodged at the county jail on the charge of Operating While Intoxicated – Super Drunk.

The case remains open pending blood results.

Man reaches super drunk status by 1:45 a.m. on St. Patty’s Day

A deputy on patrol observed a vehicle speeding and weaving on Baldwin Road at 1:45 a.m. March 17.

The deputy started following the vehicle when it suddenly pulled into a driveway in the 3400 block of Yosemite Drive and the driver quickly removed the keys from the ignition.

When the deputy identified the 34-year-old driver, it was learned the driver had no connection with the home where he turned into the driveway.

The deputy detected an odor of intoxicants on the man and requested sobriety tests. He was unable to complete the tests and submitted to a PBT test which registered .19 BAC.

Deputies obtained a blood sample for testing at a local hospital and the man was safely lodged at the county jail.

The man’s truck was towed from the resident’s driveway.



The Lake Orion Police Department (LOPD) responded to 113 calls from Mar. 11-17, 2019

• Felony Arrests: 1

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 2

• Accidents: 4


Do you know owner of BMX bike?

A citizen reported to the LOPD at 6:18 p.m. March 14 that a turquoise BMX style bicycle has been at the end of their street for more than a week.

The officer took custody of the bike until an owner can be found.

If anyone is missing a bicycle matching that description, call the LOPD at 248-693-8323 and they will return the property.

Woman hits vehicle in broad daylight — and thinks no one will notice?

An officer was dispatched to the area of W. Flint Street near Broadway Street at 12:23 p.m. March 15 to speak with a witness who saw a white Chevy Traverse being driven by a woman hit a parked, unoccupied red Chevy Malibu multiple times while trying to exit an on-street parking space.

The witness took a picture of the vehicle and license plate as the driver fled the scene.

The responding police officer was able to obtain an address for the Traverse. He went to the address and spoke with the owner of the Traverse, who was reluctant to show the officer her vehicle, but did comply.

The vehicle had damage matching the witnesses description, with red paint consistent with the contact and had the same license plate as the photo. The woman matched the picture taken of the driver by the witness.

The Oxford Twp. woman, 46, was cited for failing to stop and ID herself at a crash, failure to report an accident and careless driving.

A crash report was completed for the owner of the damaged red Malibu.

Lake Orion Police assist the state police with warrant arrest

Lake Orion police were notified by a Michigan State Police trooper at 11:39 p.m. March 15 that they were trying to make an arrest on a suspect for an open felony warrant.

State troopers further advised that the man was working at a local restaurant and asked the LOPD to make the arrest if he was working that night.

After the warrant was verified, Lake Orion police located the Holly man, 40, at the restaurant.

He was arrested and lodged at the OCJ for the Michigan State Police.

California man’s visit to Michigan includes a trip to jail after D&D

An LOPD officer on routine patrol on S. Broadway Street (M-24) at 1:13 a.m. March 17 saw a southbound vehicle driving with no lights on.

The officer pulled in behind the vehicle and made a traffic stop. The driver, an Irvine, California man, 57, exhibited several indicators of alcohol intoxication.

The man tested and was over the legal limit and was arrested for drunk driving and lodged at the jail pending bond or arraignment. The man’s vehicle was impounded.