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Allegedly Drunk Woman Crashes into Building, Sets Off Alarm: Police Blotter

Also, a homeless man who refused shelter in frigid, 15-degrees below zero temperatures was arrested and treated for frostbite.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

A 37-year-old Pontiac woman was arrested at 2:46 a.m. Sunday after she reportedly crashed her vehicle into a building in the 4500 block of Joslyn Road, activating a burglar alarm, according to reports from the Orion Township substation of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived, the found the Pontiac woman in the driver seat and noticed a strong odor of alcohol and open alcohol containers. The suspect was arrested and treated at McLaren-Pontiac for minor lacerations. A search warrant was obtained for a blood draw.

The suspect was transported to the Oakland County Jail without incident, according to the report.

The building sustained “considerable damage,” according to the report.

Also from the weekly summary:

Homeless Man Arrested After Refusing Shelter

On Jan. 6, deputies responded to Lapeer and Clarkston Road for reports of a homeless man at the roadside. Deputies searched and located a 59-year old man was on the ground between two dumpsters behind Kmart in the -15 temperatures. He was also found to have  an open alcohol.

When he refused to be taken to an emergency shelter, deputies arrested him. He was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted and found to have minor frost bite. He was later discharged and placed in an emergency warming shelter during the severe subzero temperatures.

Stolen Lottery Tickets

Deputies responded to Speedway gas station in the 100 block of Lapeer  Road for a report of embezzlement on Jan. 6. The investigation revealed that employees had taken instant lottery tickets from the store. This incident is under investigation.

Intoxicated and ‘Out of Control’

Also on Jan. 6, deputies responded to the Catalina Lounge at 4300 Baldwin Road at 8:42 p.m.  for a report of an intoxicated out-of-control subject. Deputies found a 47-year-old resident of Ortonville who had become verbally abusive to the staff and started to throw items in the bar. The intoxicated suspect was arrested without incident and and lodged at the Oakland County Jail for disorderly conducted without incident.

Prescription Fraud Reported

On Jan. 7, deputies responded to the 3000 block of Baldwin Road for a report of prescription fraud. Their investigation revealed that a 39-year-old resident of Oxford had attempted to obtain narcotic medication on using a forged prescription. The investigation is continuing.

Credit Card Fraud Reported

On Jan. 9, deputies responded to the 3200 block of Park Meadow Drive for a report of illegal use of a credit card. Their investigation revealed that the victim’s account had been compromised and an unauthorized credit card transaction was discovered. The victim was provided an identification theft repair package and advised to monitor the credit reporting agencies.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered

On Jan. 10, 5he school liaison deputy for Lake Orion Schools was alerted to a suspicious vehicle found stuck in a snow bank near the softball field. The investigation revealed the vehicle was reported stolen out of Oxford Township on Jan. 6. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit responded to the high school for further investigation.

Online Computer Fraud Investigated

On Jan. 10,  deputies responded to the 3600 block of Coleport Street for a report of fraud.  Their investigation revealed that the victim found a vehicle he wanted to buy on Craigslist/eBay and an unknown person gained his confidence through electronic communications.

The victim then pursued the purchase, believing it to be a legitimate purchase and transferred funds to what he believed was a legitimate E-Bay account.  He later discovered that the out-of-state account and eBay/Craigslist ads were in fact a scam. This incident is under investigation.

Retail Fraud Arrest

On Jan. 10, deputies were dispatched to the Kroger store at 460 N. Lapeer Road to investigate a case of retail fraud that had occurred. The responding deputies spoke to the store security personnel, who reported a 28-year-old female resident of Lake Orion stole $95 worth of merchandise. The merchandise was recovered by the store security officer.  The subjects were issued an appearance summons and released with a court date.
Debi Harris January 15, 2014 at 05:00 PM
I didn't know kroger had security. Great Job security!!

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