ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Driver Hears Loud Noise on I-75, Finds Bullet in Passenger Door



PONTIAC HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED. Last Thursday, Deputies were dispatched to Aluminum Blanking Company on Sheffield Ave. on a report of a subject who entered the business armed with a long gun and opened fire. The Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was activated to respond and officers from the Auburn Hills Police Department (AHPD) and Waterford Twp. PD also responded to assist. The Sheriff’s Operations Center further advised the responsible involved matched an earlier BOL that had been broadcast by the Taylor Police Department for a subject wanted in connection of a homicide in their city approximately an hour prior.

Deputies and Officers cleared all 3 buildings in the complex and determined the responsible had fled but located a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, who was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene via telemetry from a local hospital.

While Deputies were still on scene Officers from the Waterford Township Police Department (WTPD) were dispatched to a business in their community on a report of a subject entering the business on Lessing Rd. armed with a long gun. The business was reported to have gone into lock down and the subject fled the scene with no reported injuries and no shots fired. A WTPD police officer located and pursued the responsible during which the subject fired multiple rounds at the pursuing officer.

The pursuit ended near the intersection of Dixie Highway and Frembes, in Waterford Twp. where the responsible was involved in a traffic crash. The subject exited his vehicle armed with a long gun (AK-47) and engaged the Waterford Twp. Officers. During that exchange the subject was struck by gunfire and taken into custody. The Sheriff’s Office Forensic Laboratory was notified to respond to the Sheffield address and the scene of Waterford’s Twp. arrest at Dixie Highway and Frembes. A multi-jurisdictional investigation is underway with Waterford Twp. PD, Taylor PD and the Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect is a 45 year old male resident of the City of Sterling Heights. Currently still listed in critical, but stable condition at an area hospital and he is still unconscious at this time but he is expected to recover. Detectives will attempt to interview him when he regains consciousness.

The deceased victim was identified as Eriberto Perez, a 58 year old male resident of Waterford Township.

DID THEY NEED TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR A FAMILY GATHERING OR IS IT ALL FOR SALE ON CRAIGSLIST? Panera Bread on John R Road reported that unknown suspect(s) stole all the outdoor furniture stored in a semi-enclosed area where the dumpster is placed. Seven tables and approximately 17 chairs were taken.

HE’S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO GET THIS PERMIT RENEWED. An officer initiated a traffic stop to check on the welfare of the driver of a black 2007 Mercedes Benz northbound on Stephenson Hwy, just before 2 a.m.. The officer spoke with the driver, a 57-year old male from Bloomfield Hills, who advised there was a firearm in the center console. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle to which he complied. The officer located the loaded firearm and rendered it safe. The driver stated he had a Concealed Weapons Permit to carry the firearm but it was expired. It was determined that the driver was ineligible to have such a permit. The driver was arrested and charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon in a Motor Vehicle Violation, Concealed Weapons Safety and Registration Violation.

THIS KIND OF EXHIBITIONIST WON’T BE TOLERATED. Loss Prevention Officer from Kohl’s Department Store observed an unknown male exposing himself inside the business and called police. The suspect left the store and entered a black 2017 Lincoln MKZ, driving away from the area. The responding officers located the suspect’s vehicle parked in the Oakland Mall parking lot unoccupied near the At Home store. Officers entered that business and observed the suspect exposing himself in that store as well. The 36-year-old male from Huntington Woods was arrested for indecent exposure when he exited the store.

THIS TRUCK REALLY BIT THE BULLET THIS TIME. This driver was northbound on I-75 in his Ford F150 Pickup Truck when he heard a loud noise. Thinking his vehicle got struck by a stone, he thought nothing of it. Upon returning home, he discovered that his passenger door had been struck by a bullet. The victim is unable to provide any possible suspect(s) and stated he had not been involved in any road-rage type incident while traveling on the roadway.

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.