Police Blotter: More Than $1,000 in Fireworks Stolen
The following information was supplied by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Substation in Orion Township.
Highlights from Orion Township Substation reports from the past week:
$1,000 in fireworks stolen
On Sunday night three people manning a fireworks tent at 3677 S. Lapeer Rd. went to sleep within the tent and woke up to find numerous products missing.
According to the report all of the products that were missing had been located at the south end of the tent. One of the men manning the tent, a 58-year-old Fremont, IN resident, contacted the deputies notifying them that because the wind was blowing through the night, he expects that the shoplifters came in under the south end of the tent’s wall. A nylon rope was cut, along with twist ties that were holding the tent’s walls to posts. More than $1,000 in fireworks were stolen including Cyber Candles, Balls of Fire and more.
Items shoplifted at Kohl's
- On Friday more than $300 worth of merchandise was stolen from Kohl’s. The two responsible Pontiac residents were caught by the loss prevention officer. Both teenagers, 18- and 17-years-old, had attempted to hide the stolen merchandise in their large purse. After exiting the store, the loss prevention agent stopped the woman, recovered the merchandise and waited with them in her office for deputies to arrive. They were both issued a second degree retail fraud citation.
- On Thursday night deputies responded to a shoplifting report at Kohl’s. According to the report a 26-year-old Auburn Hills resident had attempted to steal four Cami undergarments valued at about $87. The loss prevention officer watched as the woman attempted to conceal the undergarments in her black purse and exited the store without attempting to pay for the clothing. The loss prevention officer escorted her back inside and recovered the merchandise. The woman told the responding deputy that she had tried on the clothes and forgot where she had placed them and had no intention of stealing them. She was issued a third-degree retail fraud citation.
Broken car window
On June 19 a 63-year-old Orion Township man notified deputies that his Oldsmobile had been vandalized. According to the report, when he returned home he found the passenger window of his car, which was parked in the parking lot of his home on the 3000 block of Long Meadow, had been broken. The man suspects a firecracker caused the damage because the panel of the window was bent from the incident, according to the report.