2017-05-17 / Police/Fire

Public safety activity

Police activity from in and around our communities

Commerce Township – Breaking and Entering; Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation

Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on May 11, a sheriff’s deputy responded to the 1000 block of Benstein Road on reports of a car that drove into a door at a self-storage facility. Upon arriving, the deputy observed suspected marijuana stems and buds scattered on the ground left behind by the responsible(s.) Deputies entered the building, checked to see if anyone was inside and discovered a large quantity of marijuana plants. The storage rental unit was secured and the Narcotics Enforcement Team was contacted. Detectives from the Narcotics Enforcement Team recovered 25 pounds of harvested marijuana and 30 adult foot tall marijuana plants. It is unknown how much marijuana was stolen by the responsible(s) as the renter/owner who later arrived on scene refused to cooperate with detectives. The investigation continues and criminal charges are pending. The suspect is a 33-year-old Keego Harbor man who was released at the scene pending warrants.

Commerce Township – Death Investigation

At 6:45 p.m. on May 11, sheriff’s deputies responded, along with the Commerce Township Fire Department, on a possible overdose in the 2100 block of Sunny Brook. Information received was that the victim was not conscious or breathing, and CPR was in progress. Upon arriving at the scene, first responders attempted, unsuccessfully, to revive the victim, a 27-year-old Commerce man. He was later declared deceased at the scene. The investigation continues and an autopsy is pending.

Lyon Township – Operating Under the Influence of Drugs

Just before 3:30 p.m. on May 8, dispatchers received calls reporting that a black Toyota was traveling westbound on I-96 and driving erratically. Callers indicated that the car was crossing over lanes of traffic and had struck the median wall several times at I-96 and Milford Road before coming to a complete stop in traffic. Bystanders stopped to assist the driver, a 46-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana man, and found him unconscious and not breathing. A deputy and witness initiated CPR to the driver and he regained semi-consciousness. The Lyon Township Fire Department and paramedics arrived on the scene and administered one dose of Narcan to the driver, who became alert and responsive. The man was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. According to reports, he had an unrelated outstanding criminal bench warrant from the 52nd – 3rd District Court for the same offense.

White Lake – Driving While Intoxicated

On April 30 at 1:20 a.m. White Lake police were on patrol at the intersection of Oxbow Lake Road and Elizabeth Lake Road when they observed a vehicle, traveling eastbound on Elizabeth Lake Road, disregard a posted stop sign. Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, a 21-year-old Waterford woman. Upon speaking with her, officers noticed the odor of alcohol. Initially, the woman denied having been drinking, telling officers the smell was coming from an adult passenger. Officers noticed various signs of intoxication on the woman and conducted various field sobriety tests. PBT test results indicated she had a blood alcohol level of .13 percent. Officers arrested her for operating while intoxicated and child endangerment. The woman’s 2-yearold child was in the car at the time. The case has been forwarded to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for charges.

White Lake – Driving while Intoxicated

On May 5 at 5 p.m. White Lake Police responded to a roll-over accident on Teggerdine and Highland roads. According to police, the driver, a 36-year-old White Lake woman, appeared to be extremely intoxicated and had run off the roadway, striking numerous trees, causing the vehicle to roll over and land upside down on Teggerdine Road. The woman, who had made statements about being intoxicated, was transported to a local hospital where she was later admitted for her injuries. At the hospital, officers obtained a blood sample from the woman, who later became combative. The sample has been submitted for testing and results will be forwarded to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.

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