Public Safety — Sept. 9, 2022

The OCSO Orion Twp. Substation
responded to 391 calls from
Aug 22-28, 2022
• Felony Arrests: 0
• Misdemeanor Arrests: 2
• Traffic Accidents: 16

Thieves target vehicles at two local businesses
Thieves took advantage of a man’s vacation and vandalized his company vehicle, stealing the catalytic converter.
Deputies went to a business on the 3000 block of Baldwin Road shortly after noon on Aug. 22 when a 55-year-old Clarkston man reported that he parked his company truck on Aug. 5 and when he returned to his vehicle on Aug. 22, he noticed that the catalytic converter was cut off.
In separate incident, deputies then were called to a business at 339 Clarkston Rd. at 9:46 a.m. Aug. 24 for another larceny complaint.
The owner of the business reported that a company truck used for plowing snow was parked in the back of the business at the end of winter 2022.
When he went to move the vehicle on Aug. 24, he noticed that the catalytic converter was cut off.
There are no suspects at this time in either incident.
All information was collected and turned over to auto theft detectives to continue the investigation.

Man threatens to kill girlfriend’s dog, then hits her
An Orion Township man was arrested for threatening his girlfriend’s dog and then assaulting her during an argument.
Deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of Mill Lake Road at 8:17 p.m. Aug. 24 for a Domestic Assault report.
The victim, a 42-year-old Orion Township woman, received a text from her boyfriend, a 46-year-old Orion Township man, telling her he was going to kill her dog.
When she returned home, the couple argued and the man reportedly then made a threatening motion toward the dog.
He then allegedly punched the victim in the face.
Deputies interviewed all parties and, based on the information gathered, the suspect was arrested for Domestic Assault and taken to Oakland County Jail.
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office declined to authorize a complaint for Domestic Violence and the man was released from custody, an incident report stated.

Employee assaulted after telling guests that dogs are not allowed in restaurant
An employee at a local establishment was attacked after telling a patron that dogs are not allowed in the restaurant.
Deputies went to Orion Sports Bar, 1172 S. Lapeer Rd., at 8:04 p.m. Aug. 28 for an assault complaint, an incident report stated.
A 43-year-old Orion Township woman said that she was working when three people entered the bar and ordered drinks.
The employee noticed they had a dog with them. When she informed them that the dog was not allowed on the premises one member of the group became extremely upset.
The suspect, a 38-year-old resident of Leonard, went behind the bar and pushed the victim, causing her to fall to the ground. All three suspects then suddenly left the bar.
The victim refused medical attention. All information was turned over to detectives.

Thief tries to return items he never bought at Menards
Deputies went to Menards, 465 Brown Rd., at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 28 after getting a complaint that a man stole items he was trying to return.
Only, the man never bought the items in the first place.
An employee told authorities that a man entered the store and proceeded to an aisle, selected three items and placed them into a shopping cart.
The suspect then went to the return counter and attempted to return the items.
When asked for the receipt, the man said that it must be in his vehicle.
He grabbed the items, passed all points of purchase without making any attempt to pay for the items and left the store.
All information was collected and turned over to detectives.

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