Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette
SUBWAY ROBBERY SUSPECT NOW IN CUSTODY – The suspect, a man dressed in an orange construction vest and red baseball cap, who is believed to have robbed two Oakland County Subway restaurants last week at gunpoint, was arrested Wednesday by Riverview police. Prior to his arrest, the same suspect also allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven store on the 19000 block of Allen Rd. in Brownstown Township around 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25. In this incident, the suspect pulled out a handgun while purchasing an item and demanded the store clerk give him money from the register, then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
STAY IN YOUR LANE – On July 26 at 1:45 a.m., a Rochester police officer was on patrol in the area of University and Main when he observed a vehicle in the left turn lane to turn north onto Main. The officer then observed the vehicle proceed straight at the light instead of turning. The officer followed the vehicle and observed it almost drive over a curb. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the 38-year-old Southfield resident. The officer noted the smell of alcohol and field sobriety tests were conducted. The driver failed all tests given and submitted to a PBT resulting in a .16% BAC reading. The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated and transported to the Rochester Police Department for further testing. At the station the driver submitted to a breath test resulting in a .20% BAC. The driver was held until they were sober and released pending an arrest warrant for operating while intoxicated with a high BAC.
NO TURN SIGNAL IS ENOUGH TO PULL YOU OVER – On July 22 at 2:20 a.m. a Rochester police officer was on patrol in the area of Third and Pine when he observed a vehicle turn onto Third without using a turn signal. The officer stated he also noticed that the front passenger side window had a dark tint. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, a 29-year-old Pontiac resident. The officer stated that while speaking to the driver he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver failed the majority of the tests. The driver submitted to a PBT resulting in a .17% BAC reading. The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated and transported to the Rochester Police Department for further testing. The driver was held until they were sober and released pending an arrest warrant for operating while intoxicated.
ASSAULT & BATTERY – The Sheriff’s Operations Center received a 9-1-1 call from a staff member at the Common Ground Crisis Facility who reported that a patient was out-of-control and was throwing furniture in the dayroom. Updates indicated the patient was armed with a pen and was trying to stab himself in the neck. As a staff member, a 33-year-old male resident of Rochester Hills, attempted to restrain the patient, the patient turned and bit the staff member on the forearm. Due to the fact that the patient was suffering from mental illness, no citations were issued. The staff member will be seeking medical treatment at a local Occupational Medical Clinic.
WATER SKIER STRIKES ANCHORED BOAT – Deputies from the OCSO Marine Unit responded to the 3200 block of McCormick Street for an injured water-skier who was brought to shore. Firefighters and Paramedics from the Waterford Regional Fire Department were on scene and providing medical treatment. Upon arrival, Deputies determined that while the subject was waterskiing barefoot, he let go of the ski rope with the intention of gliding towards the shoreline. Shortly after letting go of the ski rope, the skier collided with an anchored pontoon boat near the dock. The skier received minor injuries and was transported to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital for further evaluation.
HIT & RUN IN ORION, SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE – Deputies responded to the area of Morgan Rd and Homesite Drive (West of Baldwin Rd) for a hit and run pedestrian injury accident. The victim was walking her dog westbound on Morgan Rd in the eastbound lane, so that she could see oncoming traffic, when she and her dog were struck from behind by an unknown vehicle. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Morgan when the driver crossed into the eastbound lane and struck the victim and her dog. The victim suffered a fractured arm and her dog was killed. The suspect’s vehicle is classified as a General Motors minivan produced between 2005 to 2009. The Chevrolet Uplander model is a good example of this body style, but it may be an Oldsmobile or Pontiac model also as they the produced a similar style vehicle. The wide black trim or rub rail is distinctive and the vehicle could have some possible damage to the front-end and possibly the drivers-side mirror. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. There is a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest and you will remain anonymous.
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.