Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette
FORMER AVONDALE COACH ARRAIGNED – On Tuesday, former Avondale Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator Corey Gonzales was arraigned on three counts of criminal sexual conduct. According to WDIV, officials said the 35-year-old Auburn Hills man is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with a student over the course of two years. Authorities say the student graduated in 2018 and is no longer at the school. Gonzales voluntarily resigned from his positions with the school at the onset of the investigation. In a letter to parents, superintendent of Avondale School District Dr. James Schwarz said, “Though this type of communication is difficult to share and receive, I feel it is in the best interest of our students to be transparent with this information.” Gonzales was arraigned Tuesday at 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills and is being held on $20,000 bail. Anyone with information is asked to call the Auburn Hills Police Department at 248-364-6787.
ADAMS TEACHER SUSPENDED FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT – A Rochester Adams teacher has been suspended with pay as Rochester Community Schools officials investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct with a recent graduate of the high school. While his name has not been released, the Oakland Press reports the teacher is tenured. RCS superintendent Robert Shaner released a statement saying they are committed to providing a safe environment for all students, adding, “District personnel are required to meet the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism, and performance. Employees whose conduct or performance falls short of expectations will be subject to disciplinary action.” Shaner said a decision would be made as to the status of the teacher “as soon as reasonably possible,” but would not share any more details at this time.
SWERVING AND STRIKING OBJECTS AT 2 AM WILL GET OFFICERS’ ATTENTION – On October 20 at 2 a.m., a Rochester officer was dispatched to the area of Walnut and Fourth. The dispatch center observed a driver strike a parking pylon at the exit and then leave the scene. The officer located the car and observed that it had crossed over the double yellow line and weaved in its lane several times. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 38-year-old Rochester woman. The officer noticed signs that the driver had been drinking and she was placed through field sobriety testing. She failed the offered tests and was transported to the Rochester Police Department where she submitted a breath test with results of .20%BAC. The woman was released when sober and a court date is pending for operating with a high BAC.
PRICEY VAPE PEN STOLEN FROM VEHICLE – Around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, a Rochester officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Ironwood. The victim claimed that someone smashed his rear window and stole a vape pen from the interior of the car. The vape pen had a value of approximately $200.
DRINKING, RUNNING A STOP SIGN NOT THE BEST PLAN – It was closing time last Friday night when a Rochester officer was enforcing traffic in the area of Second and Walnut and observed a car pass through the four-way stop without stopping. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 23-year-old Roseville man. The officer noticed that the man had been drinking and he was placed through field sobriety testing. The officer also noticed an open liquor bottle in the front cup holder. The driver failed the offered tests and was taken back to the Rochester Police Department where he refused a breath test. The officer obtained a search warrant for the driver’s blood and the blood draw took place at Crittenton. The man was held until sober – charges are pending the results of the blood test.
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.