Public safety activity
Highland Township – Hit and Run
On Wednesday, March 8 shortly after 7:30 p.m. sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1800 block of Pettibone Lake Road. The complainant stated that he arrived at his parent’s home to find a vehicle backed into a tree on their property approximately 60 feet away from the roadway. The vehicle had heavy front-end damage and was occupied by a middle-aged white male wearing a camouflage coat. The complainant stated the man was visibly intoxicated and left the scene on foot. Deputies searched the area with negative results. A SOS check of the license plate and registered owner of the vehicle returned an address in White Lake that was checked with negative results. Information from the check led to an address in Waterford that was also checked with negative results. The suspect, a 50-year-old Waterford man, was eventually located several hours later walking down Highland Road, highly intoxicated. The Highland Township Fire Department responded to the scene. Due to his high level of intoxication, the suspect was transported to McLaren Hospital and was released pending further investigation.
Wixom – Larceny from Automobile
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 Wixom Police were dispatched to the Wixom Police Department in reference to a larceny complaint. The complainant told police that in the past 24 hours, she had noticed a bag missing from her vehicle, and stated that she may have left the door unlocked overnight. According to reports, items in the bag were $40 in cash, make-up (approximately $120 in value) and her blood pressure medication (approximately 30 pills.) There was no evidence of forced entry into the vehicle.
Wixom – Pass Counterfeited
Just before 10 p.m. on Friday, February 24 Wixom Police were dispatched to the 7-Eleven store in the 49000 block of Pontiac Trail. The store manager told police that two teenage black males entered the store and are believed to have passed a counterfeit $100 bill. The manager said that the bill was discovered and confiscated by the bank when they attempted to deposit it. According to police, a digital image of the bill appeared consistent with that of a real $100 bill. According to reports, the cashier accepted the bill without performing a detailed examination. The manger described seeing the teenagers performing celebratory gestures following the successful transaction on surveillance video. The responsible are allegedly students from Walled Lake Western High School.
Walled Lake – Damage to Property
Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, February 12 Walled Lake Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Delta for a suspicious person knocking on doors. While en route, officers were then dispatched to two additional residences in the 1300 block of Delta on reports of an unknown male at their door. Upon arrival, officers observed a white male walking down the driveway of a home where a car alarm was going off. The man, who was unable to answer any of the officers’ questions, smelled of alcohol, but denied drinking. The man was acting “belligerent” and was eventually placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. Officers made contact with the three callers, two of which who stated that the suspect attempted to enter their home but was unsuccessful. The third caller told police that three garden lights and a glass garden ornament were broken by the suspect. The suspect has been charged with disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property. The case has been forwarded to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office for review.
White Lake – False Police Report
Just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 White Lake Police were dispatched to the White Lake Police Department for a larceny from automobile complaint. Officers spoke with a 27-year-old Wixom man who stated while shopping at Meijer’s, unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole various bottles of pain medication. While speaking to the victim, officers discovered various inconsistencies in his story. During their investigation, the man admitted to inventing the story to get fraudulent refills on his prescription because he prematurely used them. The case has been forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for warrant request for filing a false police report.