POLICE PATROL: Attempted ATM Theft Nets Zero Dollars

POLICE PATROL

Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette
January 17-23, 2019

THREAT AT STONEY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL – On Friday, January 11, Deputies responded to Stoney Creek High School on the report of a possible security threat to the facility. Deputies met with Administrators from the school who advised them that a student had written in his class workbook that he was going to shoot up the school on January 25th with a Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol. This statement was discovered by a teacher during the student’s daily classroom activities. The student was escorted to the main office where he was interviewed by Detectives. The student confessed to writing the statement and stated that while he wished to disrupt school operations, he never had any intention of shooting up the school. The student’s residence was searched after receiving permission from his father was obtained. Two firearms were located inside the home. Both weapons were locked up in the father’s safe. Administrators from the Rochester School District have suspended the student. The two firearms were turned over to Detectives for safekeeping. A juvenile petition will be forwarded the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.

ATTEMPTED ATM THEFT AT ROCHESTER COLLEGE – Deputies responded to Rochester College regarding an attempted theft of an ATM. Upon their arrival, Deputies located the night security person who stated that he had been on routine patrol in the area of the basketball arena parking lot when he observed an unknown suspicious vehicle parked by the atrium. The witness could see two subjects dragging an unknown object out of the building. The witness stated that as he drove around the building to where he had last observed the two subjects, he noticed the vehicle driving along the sidewalk and then exiting the college property onto W. Avon Rd. Deputies found an ATM lying on the ground, next to the front door of the atrium and no money was taken. Deputies also located a tool that the suspects may have used to force the door of the building open. The incident remains under investigation.

VEHICLE THEFT AN ALL-TOO-COMMON OCCURRENCE – A Rochester resident came into the station to report his wallet had been stolen out of his vehicle overnight. The resident reported he had been notified by his bank that his credit cards had been used at several stores in the area. This case is currently assigned to the detective bureau and under investigation.

LITERALLY DRINKING AND DRIVING – Just before 3 a.m. last Saturday morning, a Rochester officer was in the area of University and Main and observed a vehicle make a left turn after the traffic light had turned red. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer made contact with the driver, a 48-year-old Clarkston woman. The officer observed signs the woman had been drinking and she was placed through field sobriety testing. The woman failed all field sobriety tests. The officer also located a plastic cup containing alcohol in the front cupholder. The female was transported to the Rochester police department where she agreed to an offered breath test with results of a .13%BAC and a .12%BAC. The woman was held until sober and released with a pending court date for operating while intoxicated and open intox in a motor vehicle.

SPEEDING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE – Saturday morning, a Rochester officer was in the area of University and Wilcox and radared a vehicle traveling 44mph in a 25mph zone. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer made contact with the driver, a 41-year-old Shelby Township man. A records check of the driver showed his license was currently suspended. The man was transported to the Rochester Police Department and later released with a pending court date for driving on a suspended license.

WRONG WAY ON A ONE WAY STREET – On January 6 at 1 a.m., a Rochester officer was in the area of Third and the West Alley and observed a vehicle driving northbound through the West Alley, which is a one-way street only allowing southbound traffic and clearly posted. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer made contact with the driver, a 40- year-old Pontiac woman. The officer observed signs the woman had been drinking and she was placed through field sobriety testing. The woman failed all offered tests. A records check of the woman also showed her license to be currently suspended. The woman was transported to the Rochester police department where she agreed to an offered breath test with results of a .11%BAC and .12%BAC. The woman was held until sober and released with a pending court date of operating while intoxicated 2nd offense and driving with a suspended license 2nd or subsequent offense.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes, please call the Rochester Police Department at 248-651- 9621 or the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, 248-858-4951.