ROCHESTER: Bold Thief Makes Off with Boat from Owner’s Driveway


Rochester & Rochester Hills

BAD NEWS IN FEBRUARY. Officer dispatched to new home building site. Building supervisor said that two furnaces were delivered to homesites the previous day about 3:00 p.m. He verified they were in the basements. About 10 a.m. the following day he received a call from the heating contractor saying one of the furnaces was gone, Supervisor said the only person in the home after he left was the carpenter and he didn’t want to accuse him. Uh oh! Investigation continues.

STICKY FINGERS. Officer dispatched to Rochester Rd. Sunoco where station attendant indicated two black men in their 20s came into the store around 9:15. One went to the lotto counter and the other to the wall of liquor. One man had a red lips tattoo on the side of his neck. The other man put a bottle of Abion Silver into the front of his grey jogging pants. He then attempted to put a bottle of Patron Silver in the front of his pants as well and the first bottle fell to the floor, shattering. Attendant, still at the lotto counter with the other man walked over to see what was happening. The male at the lotto counter blocked his way and both men exited the store to their vehicle with two bottles of liquor they were able to remove. Officer obtained video of the two suspects but was unable to make out the license plate of the vehicle.

SOMEBODY IS RUSHING THE SEASON. Officer dispatched to Rochester Hills residence for a larceny of an outboard pleasure boat. Victim stated he had last seen his 1993 Tracker open type 16-foot outboard motor boat parked next to his home the previous day when he returned home from work in the evening. When he left for work the next morning between 5:30-6:00 a.m. the boat and trailer were gone. Victim said he did not hear anything during the night, nor did his dog bark. Officer observed tire tracks in the snow, but was unable to discern if they were from the thief’s vehicle. Investigation pending.

NOT HIS DAY. Officer on patrol on Rochester Rd. south of Auburn behind a silver Cadillac DTS. A LEIN check of the plate showed it was expired as of 7/16/2016. Officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, the sole occupant, who informed the officer that his license was suspended. He was asked to exit the vehicle and handcuffed. A search of the vehicle found no contraband. Driver was cited for driving without a license, officer transported him home and his Cadillac was impounded.

SMART GUY ACTING DUMB. Officer dispatched to Avon Rd. area for report of a car deer accident called in by another deputy. Arriving at the scene officer was informed there was no deer and the driver had rear-ended another vehicle and was possibly intoxicated. Officer stated the suspect and his passenger were returning from skiing at Pine Knob where he admitted to consuming a “few beers.” Prior to administering field sobriety, officer asked suspect his level of education and he replied he had a Master’s degree in finance. Suspect’s eyes were glassy, his balance unsteady and he had a strong odor of intoxicants about him. The front end of his car was badly damaged from the accident. He was unable to perform field sobriety and his PBT was .14. Suspect was placed under arrest for Operating While Intoxicated and transported to the Oakland County Jail.

IF YOU’RE CITED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, YOU GET ARRESTED — NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Officer dispatched to Rochester Hills residence for Welfare Check of a reported woman screaming. Arriving at the address he was met by a man who stated he and his wife argued and he just wanted his wallet so he could leave. Officer detected odor of intoxicants coming from suspect’s breath and he admitted to consuming some alcohol. He instructed suspect to be seated in the back of the squad car. His wife, the victim, was in the living room, emotional and crying saying she and her husband had argued and he tried to choke her. She stated he might have a scratch on his face where she tried to push him away. She said her 14 year-old son was present and tried to help her. She said her husband had threatened to kill her and she was afraid for her life. Son stated he had heard the screaming and tried to help his mother get to the bedroom where she locked the door. Husband kicked in the door saying he was trying to find his glasses. Wife had redness around her neck; husband had a scratched face. He was arrested and transported to Oakland County Jail. She was given a crime victim’s rights act packet. There had been a prior conviction for Domestic Abuse.

JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS. Complainant reported to the substation on accidental damage to his vehicle. While driving westbound on M-59 near Rochester Rd., a Ford F-150 several lengths ahead of him lost its truck bed cover. The cover flew off the truck striking his vehicle. At first he didn’t think there was any damage, but on further inspection he observed the front passenger headlight was smashed and there were several scrapes on the passenger side of his vehicle. There was also a puncture in his fuel tank. Report completed for victim’s insurance claim.

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.