Police Blotter: Employee Steals from Golf Club, Home Ransacked
The following information was supplied by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Substation in Oakland Township.
Highlights from Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Oakland Township Substation reports from the past week:
House in Oakland Township ransacked
More than $16,000 worth of valuables, including silver hand goods and a pistol, were stolen from a home on the 300 block of Camelot Way on Sunday, according to a report.
The 75-year-old homeowner had not been home in a couple weeks and his nephew was routinely mowing his lawn. When the nephew, a Holly resident, arrived on Sunday he noticed that the back door to the house was open. After looking inside, he found it had been ransacked and contacted the substation.
Deputies noted that cabinets, doors and drawers were open in the dining room and master bedroom and were disheveled and in some cases emptied out, with many items strewn across the floor. According to the report, the entry to the house was through the a window. The investigation remains open.
Beer, pop stolen from golf club
On June 20 the manager of Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club contacted the Oakland Township Substation to report that beer and pop had been stolen from its pool-side cooler. After further investigation deputies found a 23-year-old Rochester resident and Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club employee to be the responsible party.
According to the manager, the incident occurred between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. the morning of June 20. The lock to the cooler was broken to gain access to the beverages. Towels, gym shoes, and a T-shirt were found at the scene.
After taking down the report, one of the substation deputies noted he had pulled over a black Jeep Wrangler around 2 a.m. the same morning for a faulty light, near the club. There had been four people in the vehicle, including the Rochester man. They appeared to be wet, according to the report, and the Rochester man was only wearing shorts. They told the deputy that they had been swimming in a pond at a golf course and, after discussing the light, they were sent on their way.
After connecting the two incidents deputies soon learned that the Rochester man was an employee of Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club, after attempting to make contact with him and talking to his father. Though the Rochester man told deputies that he was not responsible for the break-in, he did note he was at the pool with other people and that he was drunk at the time. According to the report, the manager noted he admitted responsibility and has since been fired. Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club did not wish to press charges, according to the report, but the ex-employee plans to pay back the club for the stolen beverages.