Public Safety — Oct. 26, 2022

The Lake Orion Police Dept.
responded to 83 calls from
Oct. 17-23, 2022
• Felony Arrests: 0
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 1
• Traffic Accidents: 1


Construction worker injured while directing traffic
A construction worker directing traffic at the Park Island and S. Broadway Street (M-24) intersection was injured while directing traffic after being struck by a vehicle.
Lake Orion police responded to the incident at 12:10 p.m. Oct. 17.
The worker was reportedly directing traffic while a construction truck was backing up, with traffic backing up on Park Island. The driver of a vehicle did not see the construction worker and struck the worker with their vehicle.
Neither the driver nor the worker were identified in the Lake Orion incident report.
The construction worker was wearing a reflective vest at the time of the accident and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Pontiac woman arrested on warrant after traffic stop
Lake Orion police stopped a vehicle for speeding at S. Park Boulevard and Shadbolt Street at 11:37 p.m. Oct. 21.
After checking the woman’s identification, police learned that the 23-year-old Pontiac woman had an outstanding warrant out of Pontiac.
She was arrested and released at the scene after being provided court appearance information.

Political sign stolen
‘Tis the election season and Lake Orion police took a report of a stolen political sign.
The sign was at Washington and Flint streets and the complainant filed the report of the missing sign at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 17.
Police are investigating.

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation
responded to 352 calls from
Oct. 10-16, 2022
• Felony Arrests: 1
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 2
• Traffic Accidents: 18

Teen allegedly assaulted while in school library
An Orion Township woman told deputies that her daughter was assaulted while at school on Oct. 11.
The woman went into the Orion Twp Substation to file a complaint, saying her 14-year-old daughter was in the library on her phone when another student tried to hit the phone away from her.
A physical confrontation ensued with the suspect hitting the victim in the face, the incident report stated.
All information was collected and turned over to detectives to continue the investigation.

Missing man found, returned safely to family
An Orion Township man who made suicidal statements following an argument and then went missing is home safe after a search by Oakland County sheriff’s deputies.
Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Walloon Court at 9:51 p.m. Oct. 11 after getting a call of a suicidal man.
The man’s parents reported that their son, a 20-year-old Orion Township resident, had an argument with his sibling, made suicidal statements and then fled on foot.
The parents also told deputies that their son had mental health issues and had a breakdown.
Deputies searched the area with the assistance of an Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Drone Unit and a K9 Unit. The man was found and returned home to his parents.

Thieves steal ovens from construction site
An Orion Township man, 37, called authorities on Oct. 12 to report that someone had stolen two ovens from a construction site.
Deputies went to the area of Genora and Brown roads at 2:25 p.m. Oct. 12 to meet with the man, who is a supervisor of the new construction.
The man said that between Oct. 5-12, unknown suspects took two double ovens out of a metal container located on the property.
All information was collected and turned over to detectives.

Credit agency alerts man to possible ID theft
Deputies went to the 300 block of Orion Terrace for an identity theft complaint on Oct. 14 after a 31-year-old resident said he received an alert from Credit Karma.
Upon running a credit report, he noticed seven recent inquiries.
The victim contacted one of the companies and was informed that he had opened an account. He told the company that this was fraudulent and was advised to make a police report.
Detectives are investigating.
Note: Residents should regularly check their credit report and financial statements for any suspicious activity.

Woman gets caught stealing from Kohl’s
A woman who thought she could sneak away with stolen merchandise was confronted by authorities just as she believed she had made a clean getaway.
Deputies went to Kohl’s, 4872 S. Baldwin Rd., for a retail fraud in progress at 8:01 p.m. Oct. 15.
A store employee informed deputies that a woman – identified as a 59-year-old White Lake resident – entered the store, selected a black sweatshirt and placed it into a plastic bag that she brought into the store.
The suspect then exited the store, passing all points of purchase and making no attempt to pay for the items.
Deputies located the suspect outside of the store with the stolen merchandise. All merchandise was returned to the store.
The suspect was cited for retail fraud second degree and released at the scene with a pending court date.

Detectives search for stolen vehicle
A woman got a Sunday morning shock when she discovered that someone had stolen her vehicle overnight.
Deputies went to the 500 block of Kimberly at 9:54 a.m. Oct. 16 and met with a 49-year-old resident who said she parked her vehicle in the car port at 11 p.m. the night before, however, when she went to her vehicle that morning, she noticed that it was gone.
All information was collected and turned over to auto theft detectives.
Woman arrested after traffic accident, fight with victims
A woman who caused an accident in Orion Township and then started a fight was arrested for assault and battery and drinking and driving.
Deputies went to the area of Joslyn and Waldon roads after getting a 911 call at 7:58 p.m. Oct. 16 about a fight in the street.
Deputies separated the parties involved and learned the fight stemmed from a traffic accident.
A woman told deputies that she stopped at a traffic light and was rear-ended by another vehicle, an incident report stated.
The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash, a 26-year-old Pontiac woman, exited her vehicle and attacked the woman and her daughter, causing minor injuries.
Upon contact with the Pontiac woman, deputies detected a strong odor of intoxicants. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the accident.
A Preliminary Breath Test revealed the woman was above the legal limit, the report stated.
The woman was arrested for Assault and Battery and Operating While Intoxicated.

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