ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: A Few Unruly Drunks Downtown Last Weekend


Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette

SATURDAY NIGHT’S NOT RIGHT FOR FIGHTING – On August 26 at 12:45 a.m., Rochester officers were dispatched to a bar in the 200 block of Main St. to the report of an intoxicated male that had to be removed by security staff because he was highly intoxicated and yelling obscenities. The officers located the suspect, a 26- year-old Rochester man, in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle near the bar. While the officers were conducting interviews, the male continued to yell obscenities in public and refused to cooperate with the officers commands. The male was arrested and transported to the Rochester Police Department where he was booked and issued a misdemeanor citation for disorderly intoxication. He was released the following day when sober.

NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR A NAP – On August 26 past 2 in the morning, a Rochester officer was flagged down by a citizen in the 200 block of Main St. and was told that there was a male on the sidewalk that was unresponsive. The officer located the male and found that he was laying on the sidewalk near Second and Main and appeared to be highly intoxicated. The officer summoned the Rochester Fire Department to evaluate the male, a 28-year-old Romulus man. The man then became combative and uncooperative with the officer and paramedics. The man was taken back to the Rochester Police Department for booking and was eventually transported to Crittenton for treatment and was issued a misdemeanor citation for disorderly intoxication.

BROKEN TAIL LIGHTS WILL GET YOU PULLED OVER – On August 31 at 1:55 a.m. a Rochester officer was enforcing traffic in the area of Second and Main and observed a car with inoperable tail lights and brake lights. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 24-year-old Warren man. The officer noticed signs that the driver had been drinking and he was placed through field sobriety testing. The driver failed the offered tests and was transported to the Rochester Police Department where he submitted to a breath test with results of .11% BAC. The driver was released when sober with a court date pending for operating while intoxicated.

THEY WERE RIGHT TO CANCEL THE CARD – On August 28, a Rochester Resident reported that someone had stolen their identity to open a debit card. The debit card was immediately cancelled and there was no loss of money on behalf of the victim. The case is under investigation.

POSSIBLE OVERDOSE DEATH IN ROCHESTER HILLS – Deputies and the City of Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the Boulevard Health Nursing Facility located at 3500 W. South Blvd for a patient that was found unconscious and not breathing. CPR was being administered to the victim by nursing staff. Upon arrival, Deputies were advised by Paramedics that all attempts to revive the patient were unsuccessful. While attempting to revive the subject, a container with what is suspected to be heroin was located lying next to the patient. Paramedics provided telemetry to Ascension-Crittenton Hospital where a physician pronounced the subject deceased. The decedent, a 72-year-old male, had a history of drug abuse and drug paraphernalia was found at the scene. A Detective and an Investigator from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The Medical Examiner’s Office assumed custody of the deceased. An autopsy has been scheduled. Detectives were notified and will be continuing with the investigation.

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.