Police Blotter: Scrap Metal, Purse Contents Stolen
The following information was supplied by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Substation in Orion Township. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Highlights from Orion Township Substation reports from the past week:
Scrap metal stolen
Deputies from Orion Township Substation responded to a report of larceny on Monday regarding $1,000-$2,000 worth of scrap metal being stolen from Hampson Aerospace's fenced-in yard, according to a report.
Hampson Aerospace's manager reported that two men had entered the company's fenced yard and taken the scrap metal. The manager said this has happened multiple times and he suspects it has been the same two people, the report stated.
The manager told the deputies he has the subjects on surveillance video and that the men drive a pewter or silver Suburban, according to the report. The investigation remains open.
Tim Hortons employee admits to taking money, credit card from purse
On Sunday an Orion Township woman reported that her driver's license, credit card and $27 had been stolen from her purse that she left at Tim Hortons in Lake Orion on Saturday.
The woman called Tim Hortons and asked an employee to place the purse in the back room until she was able to pick it up, the report stated. When the woman returned to Tim Hortons to pick up her purse she realized the items were missing.
The purse was in view of a surveillance system once placed in the back room. The manager reviewed the video and told the reporting deputy that an employee moved the purse out of the camera's view and then replaced it. The employee appeared to place something in her pocket before putting the purse back.
After being confronted by the deputy, the employee admitted she took the money, credit card and driver's license and used the credit card to buy cigarettes and $83 worth of groceries at Kroger on Baldwin, according to the report. Then, the employee said she threw the credit card and driver's license out the window. The employee, who explained that she is trying to get custody of her son and said she was unsure at the time if she was going to have enough money to get through the week, told the deputy she realized she made a mistake in taking the items, according to the report.
The employee is no longer allowed back on Tim Hortons property, the report stated, and the deputy notified the Orion Township woman of the employee's account of the incident, letting her know she could press charges.