ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Wallets and Phones Should Always Be Safeguarded

POLICE PATROL


Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette

PRICEY PHONE SNATCHED FROM THE PORCH? On Saturday, a Rochester resident in the 100 block of Campbell St reported that he never received a package in the mail from the post office. The package contained a cellphone valued over $700. USPS reported that the package had been delivered. The case has been assigned to the Detective Bureau and is under investigation.

STOLE HER WALLET AND RACKED UP QUITE THE BILL – On September 8, a Rochester resident in the 700 block of Lounsbury reported that their debit card had been stolen or lost. The complainant then saw that there were several fraudulent transactions on the account at various locations in Metro Detroit. The transactions totaled more than $700. Video requests have been submitted at the locations where the card was used. The case has been assigned to the Detective Bureau and is under investigation.

WHEN YOU’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD – On Friday, September 14 at 2 a.m., a Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of Main and Romeo and observed a car cross the double yellow lane divider and travel in the oncoming lane of traffic for several hundred feet. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 38-yearold Oxford 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 transported to the Rochester Police Department where she submitted to a breath test with results of .16% BAC. The driver also had a suspended license at the time of the stop. She was released when sober with pending court dates for operating while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

EXPIRED PLATE LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF SUSPENDED LICENSE – Last Saturday at 7:30 p.m., a Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of Main and University and observed a motorcycle with an expired license plate. The officer completed a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, a 46-year-old Waterford man. The officer completed a records check and found that the driver had a suspended license for unpaid tickets. The man was taken to the Rochester Police Department where he was booked and released with a pending court date for driving with a suspended license.

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.