ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Odd Driving Busts Shoplifter


Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette


THAT’S NOT APPLE – A young woman came into the Rochester Hills substation to report a possible fraud. The woman stated that on June 5, she was at her residence on her home computer when she noticed a pop up on her screen saying that her computer had been infected with a virus. The pop up showed a phone number claiming it was AppleCare. She then called the number to correct the issue. When in contact she was instructed to purchase $1400 in iTunes cards and call them again to give them the security ID’s on the tags of the cards. She did as instructed and then realized she may have been a victim of fraud when her computer was not fixed. She contacted the real AppleCare, which remotely checked her computer for viruses and they advised her that AppleCare does not create pop ups to advise users of viruses. Remember to always think before sending money to an unknown number.

ROCHESTER ROADS ARE TRICKY TO UNDERSTAND – Officers were on patrol in Rochester Hills, northbound on Livernois when they observed a blue Pontiac Sunfire driving in the middle of the two-lane road. Officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver who provided the officer with her license and proof of insurance. She stated that she was unsure of what lane to be in as she was not from the area. After running a LEIN check the officer noticed that she had two outstanding warrants out of the Auburn Hills Police Department for shoplifting. She was placed under arrest and turned over to Auburn Hills police without incident.

FATAL CRASH, ALCOHOL MAY HAVE BEEN A FACTOR – Deputies and the city of Rochester Hills Fire Department responded Sunday just after midnight on the report of a single motor vehicle crash that occurred on eastbound South Boulevard near Fredmoore Drive. A 1988 Dodge Daytona was traveling eastbound on South Boulevard when the vehicle drove left of center and through a ditch striking a utility pole. The front seat passenger, a 21-year-old man from Troy, was killed in the crash. A rear seat passenger, a 55-year-old male resident of Rochester Hills, and the driver, a 21-year-old man from Troy, were transported to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital by EMS where they are listed in critical condition. All three occupants are believed to be co-workers at a local restaurant. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. A search warrant was obtained for a blood sample from the driver. The blood sample will be forwarded to the Michigan State Police for a toxicology report. The driver was taken into custody and criminal charges are pending. The incident remains under investigation.

SMOKE ALARM REMINDER – The Rochester Hills Fire Department would like to remind all of their residents how to stay safe from accidental fires this summer. In Michigan last year, June was the deadliest month for residential fire fatalities. Test your smoke alarms every month, change your batteries every six months, change your alarms every 10 years, and have detectors on every level and in every bedroom.

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.