Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette
THURSDAY NIGHT MOPED RIDE – A Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of University and Wilcox and observed a moped traveling in front of him without a moped sticker or license plate. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 20-year-old Warren man. The driver provided with officer with an ID card and stated his license is currently suspended. A records check confirmed the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was transported to the Rochester Police Department and later released with a pending court date for driver while license suspended.
FRIDAY NIGHT’S A GOOD TIME FOR A LYFT – A Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of Third and the East Alley and observed a Sedan turn left onto the East Alley from Third without signaling. The officer followed the vehicle and observed it fail to signal again while turning along with several other traffic violations. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 57-year-old Rochester Hills man. The officer observed signs the driver had been drinking and he was placed through field sobriety testing. The man failed the offered tested and was transported to the Rochester Police Department where he agreed to an offered breath test with results of .19%BAC. He was held until sober and released with a pending court date for operating while intoxicated with a high BAC.
ANOTHER DELIVERY THIEF – A Rochester man came into the police station to report a pair of shoes he had ordered online had been stolen. This incident is currently under investigation.
COPS CALLED FOR KIDS SMOKING IN THE PARKING LOT – Rochester officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Campbell St. on a suspicious vehicle occupied sitting in the back of a parking lot. Rochester officers made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the driver a 23-year-old Rochester Hills man, a 19-year-old Rochester Hills man, a 22-year-old Southfield man, and an 18-year-old Charlotte man. While speaking with the occupants’ officers could smell a heavy odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. Officers also observed various amounts of marijuana inside the vehicle as well. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located more marijuana inside the vehicle. All occupants stated they each had their own individual marijuana. All four occupants were transported to the Rochester Police Department and later released with a pending court date for possession of marijuana.
SWIFT WATER RESCUE – Deputies responded to the 700 block of Riverbend Drive for a woman that was stuck in a tree and screaming for help. Deputies found the woman inside the Clinton River, clinging to a tree branch on the east side of the river bank. The woman and her boyfriend had been kayaking on the Clinton River, near Livernois Rd and Avon Rd. They reportedly struck a submerged log and capsized. The river’s current was swift and the water level was high due to recent heavy rains. The male kayaker was able to swim to safety on the west bank of the river, but the woman was caught in the current and was able to cling to a tree branch, preventing her from being swept further downstream. Deputies deployed a swift water rescue device and pulled the woman safely to shore.
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.