Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette
SUSPECT IN MULTIPLE BURGLARIES ARRESTED– On Monday, August 6 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Officers from the Rochester Police Department were dispatched to the 500 block of Miller Avenue, near the intersection of Parkdale and Letica on the report of a burglary that had just occurred. Witnesses reported that they observed a male enter a neighboring home and then exit carrying property from the house. He entered a vehicle parked on the street and departed the scene. Rochester Officers arrived and located the vehicle in the area. The vehicle was stopped near Romeo Road and Main Street. The driver allegedly resisted the officers and was eventually detained without any injuries to the suspect or the officers. The suspect was identified as Javaughn Dante Williams, a 24 year old resident of Sterling Heights. He was found to be in possession of several pieces of stolen electronics and jewelry from the home on Miller Avenue. He was also in possession of stolen property from a burglary that had occurred the week before on Elizabeth Street. That investigation is ongoing where separate charges may be sought. Charges were authorized for second degree home invasion, and resisting or obstruction of officers. Williams was arraigned on August 7 at the 52nd 3rd District Court on the charges in front of Magistrate Soma. His bond was set at $50,000 no 10% allowed.
NEVER PAY WITH GIFT CARDS– A Rochester resident reported that she was scammed online through ransomware style attack. The complainant claimed that an image appeared on her screen and demanded that she call a Microsoft phone number and pay using Google Play cards to have the computer fixed. The complainant complied and provided over $300 in Google Play cards. The case has been assigned to the Detective Bureau and is under investigation.
LATE NIGHT DRIVE UP THE CURB– On August 4 at 3 a.m., a Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of Third and Second and observed a car attempt to turn and go up onto the curb. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 24-year-old Allenton man. The officer noticed signs that the driver had been drinking and he was placed through field sobriety testing. The man failed the offered tests and was taken back to the Rochester Police Department where he refused a breath test. The officer completed a search warrant for the driver’s blood. He was released when sober, charges are pending toxicology results.
PELLET GUN DAMAGE– Last Saturday a business in the 100 block of Diversion reported that two windows were damaged at the property, one garage door window, one entry door window. It appeared that the windows had been shot with a pellet gun. Surveillance cameras nearby were located and the footage is being analyzed. The case has been assigned to the Detective Bureau and is 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.