ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Last Hurrah: Cops Seize Enough Pot to Light Up the City


Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette

DRUG RUN GOES UP IN SMOKE – A Deputy conducted a traffic stop for excessive speed on a full-size 2000 Chevrolet 1500 van in the area of Auburn Road and Primrose Lane. While Deputies had the van stopped, a LEIN inquiry was made. The inquiry revealed that the registration plate had been cancelled by the Michigan Secretary of State and the vehicle was currently unregistered. The van was subsequently impounded. While conducting an inventory search of the van, the Deputy opened the side doors and observed several large garbage bags and boxes inside of the cargo area. A package containing a green leafy substance was observed inside one of the bags. Upon a checking the bags further, Deputies found that other garbage bags and boxes contained numerous packages of suspected marijuana. A Detective from the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) responded to the scene to assist Deputies with their investigation. The driver, and 53-year-old male resident of Madison Heights, was arrested and transported back to the substation to speak with Detectives. The suspected marijuana was confiscated and placed into evidence at a total weight of 88lbs. The suspect was transported to the Oakland County Jail and has been charged with one count of felony deliver/manufacture marijuana over 5 kilograms. The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned this week at the 52-3 District Court.

CAR DAMAGE MIGHT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ON TAPE – On September 22, a Rochester Hills resident reported that sometime between 7 p.m. the night before and the following morning, their car was damaged on the 600 block of Woodward. The area was equipped with video surveillance and the footage is being analyzed. The case is under investigation.

RUN REDS AND YOU’LL BE SEEING POLICE LIGHTS – Last Saturday night, a Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of Fourth and Main and observed a GMC pickup travel through a red light. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 24-yearold Macomb woman. The officer noticed signs that she had been drinking and she was placed through field sobriety testing. She failed the offered tests and was taken back to the Rochester Police Department where she submitted to a datamaster with results of .15%BAC. She was released when sober with a pending court date for operating while intoxicated.

DRUNK AND UPSET OVER NOTHING – Saturday night, Rochester officers were dispatched to a bar on the 400 block of Main on the report of customer trouble. An employee reported that a patron was upset from being cut off and claimed that someone had stolen his phone. The officers spoke with the patron, who was obviously drunk, and he refused to stop causing a scene and refused to leave the bar. The patron, a 39- year-old Rochester Hills man, was arrested and transported to the Rochester Police Department where he was held until sober. He was released the following day with a pending court date for disorderly intoxication. His phone was later located in his car.

EQUIPMENT FAILURE COULD LEAD TO OTHER DISCOVERIES – A Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of University and Walnut and observed a vehicle traveling in the area with no headlights on. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 30-year-old Pontiac woman. The officer completed a records check and found that her license was expired and suspended for failing to pay traffic tickets. The driver was transported back to the Rochester Police Department where she was booked and released with a pending court date for driving with a suspended license and expired license.

K9 LOSES SCENT OF SUSPICIOUS SUBJECT – A Deputy was on patrol in the area of Clintonville Rd. and Mann Rd. in Independence Township when he observed a suspicious male subject walking around one of the businesses in that vicinity. As the Deputy approached the subject to make contact with him the subject ran around the building and into the wooded area located behind the business. The subject matched the description of a known larceny suspect who has in recent days been suspected of breaking into vehicles in the Clintonville Rd. and Mann Rd. area. Deputies responded to assist with searching for the suspect. An OCSO K-9 Unit was requested and responded to the scene. The K-9 Unit established a track with led Deputies into the wooded area in the direction that the suspect fled. The track was later terminated due to negative results. The incident remains under 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.