ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: A Pretty Rough Week for Deer, Both Real and Fake


Rochester & Rochester Hills


A FAMILY AFFAIR – On March 2 at around midnight, officers were dispatched to a Rochester Hills neighborhood after a 911 call of family trouble involving multiple people and a kitchen knife. When officers arrived they found multiple people inside the residence. The victim said that he and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument near the front door of the home where he lived with her and her family. When his girlfriend exited the residence, her mother exited her room and began yelling at the victim, swearing at him, kicking him between the legs and pushing his chest. The girlfriend’s father then stepped in to separate the two. The victim walked into the kitchen toward his bedroom and was met by his girlfriend’s sister who then picked up an 8 inch knife out of the butchers block on the counter, pointed it at him, and began to move toward him. The girlfriend’s father, again, intervened and stopped his second daughter. The victim sustained no injuries and both the girlfriend’s mother and sister were arrested on charges of Domestic Violence and Felonious Assault.

TOO BIG TO BE A DOG – An Officer was dispatched after a call came in for Property Damage to Auto due to a dog being hit by a vehicle in the Rochester Road and Arlington Drive area. Once on scene the officer observed a deer lying in the middle of the road that appeared to have a compound fracture to its left rear leg. When approached, the deer attempted to run across the road but collapsed. Upon closer observation the officer noticed its leg was completely severed only holding on by a bit of skin. The officer cleared the area and fired one round of his duty issued weapon to end the deer’s suffering.

KIDS THESE DAYS – A Rochester Hills resident called police reporting property damage from the night prior. The victim states she received a phone call from her neighbor that morning telling her he had seen a white Jeep Liberty with rust parked in front of her house. The neighbor witnessed a teenage person exit the vehicle, walk across the lawn and kick over a cement deer that had been situated in the yard. The deer crumbled to pieces as the person ran back to the vehicle and jumped into the passenger seat before the vehicle speed off. The victim called Rochester Adams High School to report the incident and told them to contact her if they see a white Jeep Liberty with rust on their property. Officers referred the incident to the Rochester Adams High School liaison officer and the case is currently open.

DON’T LEAVE VALUABLES ON PUBLIC COAT RACKS – A call came in from the Rochester Hills LifeTime Fitness reporting a stolen jacket and keys. The victim had entered the fitness center and left her purple Michael Kors jacket on the coat rack inside of the women’s locker room. When she returned to the locker room, her jacket was missing along with her keys but her car was still in the parking lot. The victim is unsure of who would steal her coat and keys but was able to get a spare set from a family member. The investigation is still open and pending review of security footage.

BE WARY OF WILD ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY SICK DEER – Officers responded to a 911 call of a sick deer in a local resident’s backyard. When officers arrived the homeowner led them to the backyard where they observed an adult Doe in the brush foaming at the mouth. The animal appeared to have Chronic Waste Disease. The officer fired his duty issued weapon to put the deer to sleep then called the DNR office to advise a pick up.

A NICE, AND ILLEGAL, PLACE TO SLEEP – Local Kohl’s employee called 911 to report a suspicious person. Once on scene the employee informed officers that she had found a man sleeping in the men’s restroom when she had opened up the store that morning. Officers spoke with the male subject who identified himself and claimed he was homeless. The suspect was found with half a bottle of vodka, orange pop and a penthouse magazine. He also was found to be a previous suspect from numerous failure to pay situations at local restaurants. The suspect was issued a citation for Disorderly Person Intoxication in Public, Vagrancy, and Trespassing.

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