ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Accidents Add Up and Crime Doesn’t Pay


Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette

UNPAID TICKETS WILL COST YOU – On September 1 at 1 a.m., a Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of Second and Main and observed an SUV make an improper left turn from the right through lane of Second onto southbound Main. The officer completed a traffic stop and made contact with a 25-year-old Oak Park man. The officer completed a records check and found that the driver’s license had been suspended due to unpaid tickets. The man was taken back to the Rochester Police Department where he was booked and released with a misdemeanor citation for driving with a suspended license – a court date is pending.

THEY’LL FIND THEIR SUSPECT ON THE TAPE – On September 6, a worker in the area of N Pine reported that her purse had been stolen from her place of employment. The theft occurred sometime between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The victim reported that several of her credit cards had been used at a local grocery store. Video has been requested from the store and the case has been assigned to the Detective Bureau and is under investigation.

FUN AND GAMES TURNS TO TRAGIC ACCIDENT – Deputies and the Independence Township Fire Department responded to the 6000 block of Foxfire Circle for a serious injury accident. A subject was flung from the hood of a moving vehicle and struck her head on the pavement. The driver dropped the victim off after school had ended. The victim, a 16-yearold female, exited the vehicle, and then she jumped back onto the hood of the car as the driver was backing out of the driveway. The driver continued approximately one hundred feet down the roadway while the victim was still hanging onto the hood of the vehicle. The victim lost her grip and fell off the hood and struck the back of her head on the pavement, causing serious injury to the back of her head. She was transported to McLaren Hospital – Oakland for head trauma and was listed in serious condition.

WHEN YOU RUN OVER YOUR FRIEND – The Oakland Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies with the Rochester Hills Substation in the investigation of a traffic crash that caused serious injuries. The traffic crash occurred in the parking lot of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge at 3967 S. Livernois Road in Rochester Hills on September 9 at approximately 6:50 p.m. A 66-year-old resident of the City of Troy appeared intoxicated and was in the driver’s seat of his 2016 Ford Edge with the driver’s door still open. A 71-year-old female resident of the city of Troy was standing near the opening of the driver’s door, inside the area between the door and the open car, when the driver of the Ford accelerated the vehicle in reverse, knocking her to the ground and possibly running her over with the vehicle. The driver of the Ford parked the vehicle near where she was now on the ground and remained at the scene. She was transported by the Rochester Hills Fire Department to Beaumont Hospital in Troy where she remains in stable condition with serious injuries. The driver of the Ford was lodged at the Oakland County Jail and the crash remains under investigation.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT SUSPECT FLEES INTO THE WOODS – Deputies responded to the 700 block of Labadie in the City of Rochester Hills on the report of family trouble. This was the third call for service at that address regarding family trouble in 24 hours. Prior to Deputies arrival, the male suspect fled on foot. During the course of the investigation, Deputies learned that the male suspect had been arguing with his wife over money. During the argument, the male suspect grabbed a backpack from the victim and assaulted her. The victim, a 37-year-old female, indicated that the suspect, a 34-year-old male, fled into the woods. Deputies secured a perimeter around the wooded area. A deputy saw the suspect exit the woods and then retreat back into the trees after he saw the patrol car. A K9 was called in to assist with the search. While the K9 was tracking the suspect, the suspect called his wife from the area of Thornridge St. and Berry Nook Ln. Deputies responded to the area and found the suspect in the road. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was arrested for Domestic Assault. The suspect was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.

CLARKSTON HIGH SCHOOL LOCKDOWN – Deputies responded to the Clarkston High School on the report of possible shots being fired in the parking lot. The School Resource Officer notified school staff and the facility was placed on lockdown. Upon their arrival, Deputies discovered that there had been no shots fired and that no weapons were involved in the incident. A former student had been sitting inside of his vehicle in the parking lot and when he depressed the accelerator pedal the exhaust may have backfired creating the sound of gunfire. A witness stated that he believed there was a device or style of muffler on the vehicle that makes a sound similar to a gunshot. Deputies responded to the scene and began to search the area. School staff members were notified and the school was placed on lockdown for a short time. The subject was detained while Deputies investigated the circumstances. The driver, an 18-year-old resident of Independence Township, was subsequently issued a traffic citation for having a loud exhaust.

SHE REALLY DIDN’T WANT HIM TO DRIVE – Deputies and the City of Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the 3000 block of S. Livernois Rd. (Moose Lodge #409) for a subject who had reportedly fallen in the parking lot. The information received was that a female had fallen and injured her leg. The Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the scene and advised that the victim’s injury may have been caused by an assault. Due to the seriousness of the victim’s injury, she was immediately transported to Troy Beaumont Hospital for medical treatment. Deputies responded to the hospital to speak with the victim. The victim stated that a male that was driving had intentionally struck her with his vehicle. The victim stated that the driver was intoxicated and she was offering to drive him home. The victim was standing behind the vehicle while she was demanding that the subject not drive. The driver placed the vehicle in reverse and accelerated backward, striking the victim. The victim was able to positively identify the suspect by name. The suspect is an acquaintance of the victim. Deputies returned to the scene and located the driver. He was taken into custody and was transported to the Rochester Hills Substation for further 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.