Public Safety — Sept. 8, 2021

The LOPD responded to

120 calls from Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 4

• Traffic Accidents: 4

Car crosses over into another lane, strikes vehicle

Lake Orion police responded to a traffic accident at 8:56 p.m. Aug. 30 at S. Broadway and Atwater streets for a two-car collision.

Two vehicles were turning left from Atwater Street on to S. Broadway Street and one vehicle swerved into the other lane striking the other vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Distracted driving is the cause of a crash at W. Flint Street, M-24

There was a traffic crash at W. Flint Street and S. Park Blvd. (M-24) at 10:40 a.m. Aug. 31 when a woman driving a Chevy eastbound on W. Flint Street was distracted by a baby crying in the backseat and crashed into the rear of a Subaru.

There were no injuries reported.

Woman turns herself in on misdemeanor warrant

Lake Orion police arrested a 37-year-old Lake Orion woman for a misdemeanor warrant out of Tawas City for retail fraud.

The woman turned herself in around 11:25 a.m. Aug. 31 and posted a cash bond. She was given a future court date.

Someone slashes resident’s tire

A resident on Heights Road called police on Sept. 1 to report that sometime overnight someone slashed the left rear tire of their vehicle.

Police are investigating the case

Suspects allegedly stone a woman’s car, causing damage

A woman called Lake Orion police after two suspects allegedly hit her car with a rock.

The incident happened around 11:53 a.m. Sept. 1 at a local business on N. Park Blvd. (M-24).

The woman said he heard a loud noise and then a second noise and then saw a rock roll off of the hood of her vehicle.

Two young people ran into the nearby pine trees and ran away, a police report stated.

Lake Orion police checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

Police are investigating the incident.

Thieves continue to target Catalytic converters for precious metals

A business owner on S. Broadway Street called police at 9:47 a.m. on Sept. 2 to report that sometime overnight someone cut the catalytic converter from their 1999 Ford Explorer. Police are investigating.

Note: both the Lake Orion Police Department and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office have reported several cases of thieves cutting and stealing catalytic converters from vehicles over the past several weeks.

Thieves then resell the converters for the precious metals – including platinum, palladium and rhodium – they contain.

Late night accident in downtown LO

Lake Orion police on foot patrol in the downtown area heard a crashing sound near Front and S. Anderson streets around 12:08 a.m. Sept. 4.

Officers investigated and discovered that a white Cadillac struck a parked vehicle while backing out of a parking space.

The driver was tested and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

And around they go…

Lake Orion police responded to a traffic crash at E. Flint Street and Orion Road (near the roundabout) at 11:51 a.m. Sept. 5 when a Chevy Trax hit a white Subaru Outback.

There were no injuries reported.

 

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation

responded to 330 calls from

Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 2

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 6

• Traffic Accidents: 19

Woman goes to her soon-to-be ex-husbands work to assault him

A 37-year-old Rochester Hills woman has turned herself in after driving to her husband’s place of employment in Orion Township, hitting him in the face and then threatening to hit him with her vehicle.

Deputies went to 57 Kay Industrial Drive at 11:08 p.m. Aug. 31 after a 911 call from a 31-year-old Waterford resident who said he was in the process of divorcing his wife when she showed up at his work.

The victim said she started yelling at him when he approached her and when he didn’t respond to her she exited her vehicle and struck him in the face.

She returned to her vehicle and accelerated towards him and then left the area.

Deputies attempted to locate the suspect but could not. A warrant request was sent to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The prosecutor’s office authorized a complaint for Domestic Violence. The warrant was issued by a magistrate from the 52nd 3rd District Court in Rochester Hills.

The woman turned herself in at the court and was arraigned on the charge.

Orion Twp. resident arrested, tethered for domestic violence

Deputies went to the 2900 block of Mountain View Drive at1:20 a.m. Sept. 1 on a 911 call for a domestic violence in progress. They separated both parties, made the situation safe and conducted interviews.

Based on the victim’s statements and the physical evidence, a 26-year-old resident was arrested for domestic assault and lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending prosecutor review.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a complaint for Domestic Violence. The warrant was issued by a magistrate from the 52nd 3rd District Court. The suspect was arraigned and given a $5,000 bond, with 10 percent cash payment, and a GPS tether at the time of release.

Man goes to Menards with empty box, fake ID

Thieves are still targeting Menards, 465 Brown Rd., for scams and thefts, this time by a man who entered the store with an empty mattress box.

Deputies went to the store at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 1 and spoke with an employee who said a 51-year-old man entered the store with an empty mattress box and went to the mattress section. The suspect picked up a new mattress in a box and proceeded to the return counter and attempted to return it.

When the employee asked for his ID, the suspect handed him an ID. When the cashier scanned the ID the suspect left the store without the merchandise.

Deputies reviewed the video and it appeared that the suspect was using someone else’s ID. All information was turned over to detectives.

Grocery store employee allegedly takes cash from drawer

Deputies went to Kroger’s, 460 N. Lapeer Rd., at 1:59 p.m. Sept. 1 for an alleged embezzlement case and spoke with an employee who said they received a tip that one of their employee’s cash drawer was short.

When they reviewed the video of the employee, a 45-year-old resident, they saw him taking cash out of the drawer. The store completed an audit on the employee’s cash drawers and noticed on several dates that the drawers were short.

Deputies collected all information, along with video of the incidents, and turned it over to detectives.

Orion Twp. man dies of natural causes

A 67-year-old Orion Township man has died of natural causes.

Deputies, STAR EMS and the Orion Township Fire Department were dispatched to 2600 Freeman St. at 2:09 p.m. Sept. 2 for a man who was unresponsive.

Lifesaving measures were performed but were unsuccessful. STAR EMS provided telemetry to McLaren Oakland where a doctor pronounced the man deceased.

There were no signs of trauma or foul play, and the Oakland County Medical Examiner released the body to a local funeral home, a police report stated.

Man threatens to harm others, commit suicide

Deputies were dispatched to the 3800 block of Hidale Drive at 8:35 a.m. Sept. 4 for a 35-year-old Troy man who took an undisclosed amount of muscle relaxers and then threatened to cause accidents and harm others prior to committing suicide, police said.

Deputies were able to track down the man to the Oakland Mall. While deputies were en route to that location, the Troy Police Department assisted in locating and making the situation safe.

Deputies transported the man to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Orion Twp. man resists, obstructs deputies and gets tasered

Deputies received a radio call to the 100 block of Casemer for a domestic violence in-progress at 7:47 p.m. Sept. 5

While en route, deputies were informed that the suspect, a 26-year-old man, was leaving, but they were able to stop the man in the parking lot of the apartments.

They put the man in the rear of the patrol vehicle while speaking with a 24-year-old Orion Twp. woman inside the apartment.

When deputies returned, they spoke with the man and told him he was under arrest for domestic assault. The man reportedly said, “I can’t go back to jail” and began to resist officers by pulling away from deputies and refusing to comply. Deputy tasered the man and immediately gained control, placing him in handcuffs.

Orion Twp. EMT/firefighters arrived and medically cleared the man, who was transported to Oakland County Jail without further incident.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a complaint for domestic violence and disorderly person/conduct. The warrant was issued by a magistrate from the 52nd 3rd District Court.

Rochester Hills resident arrested on domestic violence charges

Deputies went to Canary Hill Drive at 8:40 p.m. Sept. 5 after a 911 call for a domestic violence incident. Deputies were advised that the person responsible for the assault left the area.

Deputies were able to locate the suspect and interviewed both parties involved. Based on the victim’s statements and the physical evidence, a 20-year-old Rochester Hills resident was arrested for domestic assault and lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a complaint for domestic violence. The warrant was issued by a magistrate from the 52nd 3rd District Court.

The suspect was later arraigned on the charge.

Resident arrested for domestic violence

Deputies went to the 200 block of Stratford Lane after getting a 911 call for a domestic violence assault in progress at 9:18 p.m. Sept. 5.

Deputies separated both parties and interviewed them. Based upon the victim’s statements and the physical evidence, a 61-year-old resident was arrested for domestic assault and lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a complaint for domestic violence. The warrant was issued by a Magistrate from the 52nd 3rd District Court. The suspect was arraigned on the charge in the next afternoon.

 

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