Always Bring Your Keys and Valuables

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LET IT SNOW. Officer dispatched to Hamlin Rd. business on the report of a vehicle theft. Owner of the company and the vehicle, which is identified as a 1997 Chevy Pick Up with a snow plow attached to the front and expired 2014 license plates. Victim explained the vehicle was always parked in the same place, was unlocked and actually may have had keys in it, because he only uses it to plow the parking lot. He slept at the business the night the vehicle was stolen and heard nothing.

HE DROVE OVER THE GRASS BECAUSE HE WAS IN A HURRY. Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Longview on the report of a Felonious Assault. The victim stated that there was a suspicious vehicle parked on Longview. The complainant walked toward the roadway in an attempt to get the license plate information. As she approached the vehicle, the driver pointed a black handgun at her then drove away, driving over the grass into an adjacent apartment complex. Deputies located the vehicle and driver parked on a nearby sidestreet and he was taken into custody without incident. No handgun was located. Suspect was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.

HOPE HE FOUND HIS WAY HOME. Deputies responded to a 911 call on a Missing Person complaint. The complainant stated her fiance had walked away two hours ago after a verbal argument from the residence they were visiting following an earlier wedding reception.  She indicated he was highly intoxicated. He was last seen wearing a navy blue suit and did not have a phone with him. The complainant stated her fiance is from Kalamazoo and not familiar with the area. Deputies conducted an area search and a K-9 track was ordered, with negative results. The incident remains under investigation.

THIS IS SUCH AN EASY WAY TO STEAL A LOT.  Officer dispatched to Rochester Hills address spoke with resident who had been contacted by a debt collector about an outstanding Comcast bill for $1,100.46. Victim advised Comcast she had never had a Comcast account and was advised the account had been opened in her name for an address in Detroit. Comcast stated the account was opened on November 25, 2015 and closed after non-payment on February 23, 2016. Victim stated she had lived at her current Rochester Hills address for over 40 years. She was advised to make a police report.

LOSING THESE IS A PROBLEM. Victim entered substation to report both her and her 10 year-old daughters passports had been discovered lost. Victim said the last time she had seen the documents was in her home, four days ago. She believed they were lost together in a commute around the city. Victim stated she had obtained an enhanced driver’s license and an enhanced PID for her daughter but wanted to report them lost in the event someone locates them or attempts to commit fraud using them.

SHOPPING TRIP CUT SHORT. Victim reported shopping at the Salvation Army Store on Auburn Rd. Her purse was in the shopping cart and she opened it to get her glasses and never re-zipped it. After looking at the Halloween decorations in the front of the store for about a half hour, she proceeded to do some more shopping and went to the check out where she noticed her black wallet was missing. She checked her car, and didn’t find it and spoke to the Store Manager. She went home, cancelled all credit cards and placed fraud alerts on all personal accounts. Officer is waiting for copy of surveillance video.

ALWAYS LOCK YOUR VEHICLE, EVEN IF IT’S IN YOUR GARAGE. Officer dispatched to Rochester Hills residence. Victim stated he was driving to work in his work van owned by Ferndale Electric when he noticed items had been moved around, and his work laptop was missing. Van had been parked in his driveway from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. There is no security video available and the van was not locked.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes or any other offenses, please call the Rochester Police Department at 248-661-9621 or the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, 248-537-3630.