POLICE PATROL: You can(‘t) drive it home with one headlight

COME ON, TRY A LITTLE – A Rochester officer was in the area of Main and Northwood and observed a vehicle with only one headlight illuminated. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer made contact with the driver, a 24-year-old Macomb man. While the officer was speaking with the driver, he observed signs the driver had been drinking. The driver was placed through field sobriety testing and failed all offered tests. A records check of the driver also showed his license was currently suspended. He was transported to the Rochester police department where he agreed to an offered breath test resulting in a .10% BAC. He was held until sober and released with a pending court date for operating while intoxicated and driving on a suspended license.

EXPIRED AND OVER THE LIMIT – A Rochester officer was in the area of Main and Third and observed a vehicle without a license plate tab on the license plate. The officer performed a records check of the vehicle and the license plate was expired as of May 2018. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer made contact with the driver, a 36-year- old Royal Oak woman. While the officer was speaking with the driver, he observed signs the female had been drinking. The driver was placed through field sobriety testing and failed all transported to the Rochester police department where she agreed to an offered breath test resulting in a .12% BAC. The woman was held until sober and released with a pending court date for operating while intoxicated.

TOO MANY INFRACTIONS NOT TO PULL HIM OVER – An officer was in the area of Main and Second and was turning into a parking lot when he observed a vehicle exiting the parking lot. The officer observed the vehicle exiting the parking lot on the wrong side of the driveway, which caused the officer to stop partially in the middle of the roadway. The officer turned around and followed the vehicle on Main and paced it going 35mph in a 25mph zone. The vehicle also veered to the left and was driving on the double yellow lines. The officer also performed a records check of the vehicle and its license plate was expired. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer made contact with the driver, a 28-year- old Leonard man. While the officer was speaking with the driver he observed signs the male had been drinking. The driver was placed through field sobriety testing and failed all offered tests. The man was transported to the Rochester police department where he agreed to an offered breath test resulting in a .22% BAC and .20% BAC. He was held until sober and released with a pending court date for operating while intoxicated with a high BAC.

TWO SUSPECTS ARRAIGNED ON ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER – On May 5 at 8:16 a.m., Deputies assigned to the Lyon Township Substation were dispatched for a home block of Martindale Road. The owners of this residence had returned home to find their front door forced open with blood throughout the exterior and interior of the house. As they searched the home, they discovered a male covered in blood in their bathroom who was conscious and breathing, but had obvious head wounds. The Lyon Twp. Fire Department and Huron Valley Ambulance arrived on scene and transported the individual to an area hospital. While at the hospital, the individual told medical staff and deputies he was attacked with a baseball bat by multiple people. Detectives determined the scene was not consistent with a home invasion and likely the victim had entered the home to get help for his injuries. The victim was initially able to provide partial information on the identities of the suspects responsible for the attack.

On May 7, Lyon Twp. Deputies received information the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office had arrested one of the two potential suspects on unrelated matters. During the arrest, the suspect gave voluntary information related to the assault in Lyon Twp. This information led detectives to a possible crime scene where the original assault occurred. The suspect admitted that she and a co-conspirator had set the victim up, hit him on the head with a baseball bat, and threw him in a river in a wooded area. During the search of the crime scene, Detectives matched a pair of glasses found to the glasses worn by the victim in his Driver’s License photo.

Warrants for Assault with Intent to Murder were authorized by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for Jessica Kropiewnicki and Christopher Simons. Kropiewnicki was arraigned on May 10 in 52-1 District Court in front of Magistrate Victor Zanolli and was given a $1,000,000 cash surety bond with no 10% and GPS tethering if released. On May 11, Simons was arraigned in 52-4 District Court in front of Magistrate Clement Waldmann. He was given a $200,000 cash surety bond with no 10% and GPS tethering if released.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes, call the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621 or the OCSO Rochester Hills Substation at 248-537-3530.