2017-02-15 / Police/Fire

Public safety activity

Commerce Township – Breaking and Entering of a Business

At 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, February 5 sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the Happy’s Pizza located in the 2100 block of Pontiac Trail. Upon arrival, deputies found that the front door glass had been shattered and observed a cash drawer and miscellaneous advertising pamphlets strewn throughout the store. There was a rock lying inside of the store that had likely been used to break the glass. The cash register with $200 was open and the cash drawer was missing. The interior of the store was checked for any suspects and cleared. Store surveillance camera footage shows the suspect, a white male wearing a hooded sweat jacket, leaving the store and getting into a silver sedan that was parked nearby. He left in an unknown direction. Deputies checked the area for the suspect, but were unsuccessful in locating him. The scene was photographed and processed. The store owner confirmed that $200 in cash was missing from the cash drawer.

Lyon Township – Death Investigation

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, February 4 sheriff’s deputies and the Lyon Township Fire Department responded to the 30000 block of Jeffrey Court for an unresponsive female. The victim’s father had been unable to contact his daughter by phone and had driven over to her residence and found her lying on the kitchen floor. A physician declared the woman dead via telemetry. According to police, the victim, a 31-yearold Lyon Township woman, had a history of depression and substance abuse. She had been discharged from Havenwyck Hospital the morning of February 3, 2017 and was last seen by her mother that afternoon. There were no signs of foul play, however, detectives discovered suspected narcotics at the scene. The substance was tested and returned positive for heroin. An autopsy has been scheduled and the incident remains under investigation.

Highland Township – Death Investigation

Just after 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 sheriff’s deputies and the Highland Township Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Hemlock for a possible drug overdose. According to reports, the victim was found unresponsive by his wife, who then called 911 and began CPR. Upon arrival, deputies continued CPR and administered two doses of Narcan with no reaction. Paramedics arrived and continued with life-saving measures. An emergency room physician declared the victim, a 45-year-old Highland man, deceased via telemetry. Deputies located suspected drugs and narcotic paraphernalia near the deceased. Deputies collected the suspected drugs and narcotic paraphernalia and submitted them to the forensic science lab for testing. The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office assumed custody of the deceased and an autopsy has been scheduled. The incident remains under investigation.

White Lake – Retail Fraud

Just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 2 White Lake Police were dispatched to Walmart in reference to a possible retail fraud in progress. Upon arrival, police were informed by Loss Prevention officers that three individuals were seen huffing a stolen can of compressed air. Officers located the three subjects, an 18-year-old Walled Lake man, 19-year-old Commerce Township man and 20-year-old Harrison Township man, still inside the store. All three suspects were issued a civil demand for retail fraud and released.

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