ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Treasurer Reports Campaign Fund Embezzlement

POLICE PATROL


Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette

EMBEZZLEMENT ALLEGED IN OAKLAND COUNTY TREASURER CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT – On Tuesday, Oakland County Treasurer Andrew Meisner met with Detectives from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to report allegations of embezzlement from his campaign fund. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (S.I.U.) is currently investigating the case. It is alleged that a substantial amount of money was embezzled by an individual employed on the Treasurer’s campaign. The OCSO Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the allegations.

VEHICLE VS. HOUSE CRASH – Deputies and the Orion Township Fire Department responded to the 600 block of Joslyn Rd. for a vehicle that crashed into a house. Upon arrival, Deputies observed a Jeep Cherokee completely inside of the kitchen. There was extensive damage to the vehicle and to the home but no driver found at the scene. Deputies confirmed the occupants of the home were uninjured and were out of the house. Due to the extensive damage to the vehicle and house, the suspects had to escape through the sunroof of the vehicle. An OCSO K-9 Deputy responded to the scene and conducted a track for the driver. The K-9 tracked from the crash scene approximately one-half mile east to an area that was near the registered owner’s home. The suspect was located hiding in a bush; he was wearing only boxer shorts. The suspect was obviously highly intoxicated and refused a PBT. An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a loaded .45 semi-automatic handgun. A LEIN revealed the suspect’s driver’s license was suspended multiple times, and he did not have a concealed weapons permit. The suspect was transported by paramedics to McLaren Hospital where Deputies obtained a search warrant for his blood. The suspect will not be arraigned until the blood results come back from the Lab.

STONE STEALER – Last Friday at 5:43 p.m., a Rochester officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Elizabeth for a larceny report. A resident wanted to report someone had taken her landscaping stones from her backyard. This case is under investigation.

NO TURN SIGNAL WILL GET YOU PULLED OVER AT 2 AM – On September 15 at 1:36 a.m., a Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of Walnut and University. The officer observed an SUV fail to signal while turning right from Walnut onto University. The officer followed the vehicle and observed it go through a red light at Main and Romeo. A traffic stop was conducted, and the officer made contact with the driver, a 41- year-old male resident of Rochester Hills. The officer observed signs the male had been drinking and he was placed through field sobriety tests. The man failed all offered tests and was transported to the Rochester Police Department where he agreed to take an offered breath test with results of .10% BAC. He was held until sober and released with a pending court date for operating while intoxicated 2nd offense, due to a prior operating while intoxicated conviction.

EQUIPMENT VIOLATION LEADS TO ARREST – The same day at around 2:20 a.m., a Rochester officer was in the area of 4th and Pine on patrol. The officer observed a sedan traveling north on Pine passing 4th. The officer observed an equipment violation on the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The officer made contact with the driver, a 23-year-old Chesterfield Twp. woman. The officer observed signs the woman had been drinking and she was placed through field sobriety testing. The woman failed all offered tests and was transported to the Rochester Police Department where she agreed to take an offered breath test with results of .16% BAC. She was held until sober and released with a pending court date for operating while intoxicated.

BEWARE OF THE XFINITY EMAIL SCAM – Last Wednesday, a Rochester resident came into the station to report an email scam. She stated she had been emailed by Comcast/Xfinity requesting payment to her account. She clicked on the link provided and entered her information. She later contacted Comcast to verify payment and she was advised her payment was not received and the email was fraudulent and not from Comcast. This case 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.