ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Garage Fire in Rochester Hills Deemed Accidental



SHOTS FIRED. Deputies responded to the 60 block of Candlelite Lane on the report of shots being fired. While Deputies were canvassing the area, they found a female lying on the ground with a male beside her rendering aid. Paramedics from Star EMS responded to the scene. The victim was stabilized and transported to McLaren Hospital – Oakland. The victim stated to Deputies that she had been inside of an apartment located in the 50 block of Candlelite Lane visiting friends. When she left the apartment, she heard gunshots coming from behind her and realized that she had been hit in the back by the gunfire. Deputies entered the apartment that the victim had left from and recovered a .25 caliber handgun and a suspect hiding behind a doorway and took him into custody. The victim was treated for her injury and released from the hospital. The suspect was lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.

GROVELAND STRUCTURAL FIRE DETERMINED ACCIDENTAL. The Groveland Township Fire Department requested the assistance of the OCSO Fire Investigations Unit for a residential structure fire that occurred in the 7100 block of Holdridge Road. The fire originated in the garage and the homeowner suffered minor burns to his hand. An OCSO Fire Investigator responded for a cause and origin investigation. The cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental in nature.


Deputies and Star EMS responded to Earlmoor Blvd. near Woodward Ave. south of the Motor City Burger & Co. for a shots fired complaint with a subject lying in the street. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim lying in the street with several gunshot wounds to his mid-section. An unoccupied Chevrolet Suburban (owned by the victim) was found partially parked on the sidewalk near the victim. The victim was holding the keys to the vehicle in his hand. Paramedics from Star EMS stabilized the victim before transporting him to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. The victim was later pronounced deceased at 19:48 hrs. by the attending Physician.

Deputies transported witnesses to the substation in order to be interviewed by Detectives. Witnesses observed two black males approach a Chevrolet Suburban in the McDonald’s parking lot located north of where the victim and his vehicle were found. Witnesses heard gunshots and then observed two black males running from the vehicle on Earlmoor. Detectives have developed some leads and will continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. There is a reward of up to $2,500 and you will remain anonymous.


Oakland County Deputies and the City of Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 1000 block of W. Avon Circle. The fire was contained to the garage and there were no reported injuries. Firefighters extinguished the fire. An OCSO Fire Investigator responded to the scene to conduct a cause and origin investigation. The cause of the investigation has been determined to have been accidental. The incident remains under investigation.

ORION DEATH INVESTIGATION. OCSO Deputies and the Orion Township Fire Department responded to the 3500 block of Mill Lake Road for a deceased person. The complainant had found her husband lying face down on the bed, not breathing and unresponsive. She then called 9-1-1 for assistance. Upon arrival, Deputies, and Paramedics from the Orion Township Fire Department found the subject obviously deceased. There was no trauma to the body and no signs of foul play, although the incident remains under investigation. The complainant advised Deputies that the victim had visited his doctor yesterday complaining of flu-like symptoms.

MOLOTOV COCKTAIL PARTY. Deputies were on routine patrol checking Beaudette Park located in the 700 block of Orchard Lake Rd for individuals that were gathering in the park after hours. Once inside the park, Deputies came upon two parked vehicles. The vehicles were parked side by side with a female subject seated inside one of the vehicles and another male subject standing in the doorway of the second vehicle. Once the individual noticed the Deputies approaching him, he stopped his actions and handed the female suspect an unknown object. Deputies detected a heavy odor of gasoline on the subject. Upon a cursory search of the subject, Deputies recovered a bag of marijuana. Deputies spoke to the female subject and noticed a glass bottle with a rag sticking out from the top lying on the floorboard. The glass bottle appeared to have been filled with gasoline and fashioned into a Molotov cocktail (Petroleum Bomb). Deputies checked the second vehicle and noticed the passenger window had been shattered and a small safe that was secured under the driver seat had been damaged. There were tools found inside the vehicle that had been used to pry open the safe. There were wires visible and hanging from under the dashboard that had been damaged.

Deputies made contact with the owner of the vehicle who stated that the battery had died earlier in the night and he was forced to leave the vehicle at the park. Both suspects were taken to the Pontiac Substation to speak with Detectives from the Auto Theft Unit and the Fire Investigations Unit. The two suspects were subsequently lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.

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.