Monday, March 4, 2013
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Websites for the Village of Lake Orion and the Lake Orion Police Department were hacked over the weekend and remained unusable Monday afternoon. Visitors who clicked on the sites saw either a warning message or a black screen featuring a hand making a profane gesture and the statement, "This Site Is Hacked by Silent." [Have you been impacted? Leave a comment!] "I had to make a phone call as I was unable to get to their page just an hour ago," Heather Myers Muzzy posted Monday afternoon on the Oakland Township-Lake Orion Facebook page. The website ehackingnews.com reports "Silent Hacker" has attacked and defaced hundreds of sites around the world, including government sites in Pakistan. Stay tuned to Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch for …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
"Thank you all for sharing the post, it proves again that social media is a powerful tool for law enforcement," Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh says; the detained man followed two girls out of McDonald's and tried to force his way into their vehicle.
The Lake Orion Police Department harnessed the power of social media to locate and take into custody the suspect in a recent stranger danger case. The man followed two 17-year-old girls out of the McDonald's on South Broadway on the night of Feb. 18 and tried to force his way into their car before they pulled away, according to a police press release. The incident was described as a "stranger danger" event in the release. Chief Jerry Narsh posted the information and surveillance photos on Facebook, as did several news outlets, and a deluge of tips poured in, he said. "The unknown male subject from the stranger danger incident has been identified and is in custody," Narsh wrote on his Facebook page Friday. "Lake Orion Police have concluded …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Be aware of your surroundings; note suspicious people; walk quickly, confidently through parking lots with keys in hand; and lock your doors immediately once inside, authorities urge in a related press release.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Ask for identification, double check and, when in doubt, call the Lake Orion Police Department or the Oakland County Sheriff's Office – Oakland Township Substation.
Do you know how to be sure you're not being scammed by a fake utility worker? Patch checked in with DTE Energy to get some helpful tips to avoid dangerous situations with scam artists impersonating utility workers – a felony crime. Protect yourself and your family from becoming victims by following these tips:
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The former Senior Center could provide room for a regional dispatch operation.
The Village of Lake Orion is considering moving its police operations to the former senior center on Church Street and consolidating its dispatch operations, possibly with Oxford. The senior center has been vacant since Orion Township relocated the operation. Council President Ken Van Portfliet said the village could save some money by building its own holding cells there, and that village administrative functions could also be moved to the site. “That might be a cost savings as well,” he said. A decision “is quite a ways off, if that happens.” Van Portfliet said the township currently owns the building but council has voted to accept it. On Dec. 10, Police Chief Jerry Narsh told council that a study conducted by the Southeast Michigan …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
From the police reports: Two teens detained after K-Mart shoplifting incident; Lake Orion man one of 2 injured in Pontiac Crash; and a woman walks out on bar tab.
A 22-year-old Lake Orion man was one of two people seriously injured in a two-car crash in Pontiac early Saturday morning. Alcohol is believed to be a factor, and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating. The crash occurred on North Cass Avenue north of Wisner Street around 1:30 a.m. Nov. 24. The driver, a 21-year old Pontiac man, was driving a 1993 Ford Mustang convertible southbound when he lost control and ran off the road to the right, hitting two large fence posts and a cinder-block building. The car continued head-on into the wall of a second cinder-block building, hitting an unoccupied 2010 Lincoln MKX parked inside head-on. The two buildings are commercial buildings that were unoccupied at the time…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Thefts are happening around lunch time in public places, police say.
Over the course of the past two weeks three catalytic converters have been reported stolen from vehicles in the Orion area, according to Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh. The most recent incident took place around noon Monday. A catalytic converter was stolen off of a 2002 Chevrolet Venture that was parked in the Heritage Place parking lot in Lake Orion, Narsh said. Police believe the converters are being cut off with portable cutters. All three of the cars that Narsh noted within the past two weeks were Chevrolets, he said. “If anyone in the public sees someone underneath a car in a public parking lot they should contact the police and report what they witnessed,” Narsh said. “Likewise, if you come out of a restaurant and someone is …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Lake Orion Police Department has received a variety of complaints about fireworks over the past few weeks.
Bang. Boom. Fizzle. Flash. Fireworks have been soaring into the skies of Lake Orion for weeks now—and the Fourth of July is still two weeks away. Why are fireworks cropping up everywhere? Fireworks are now legal for people 18-years-old and older to purchase (and sell) in Michigan. Not all fireworks—but commercial fireworks including low-impact fireworks such as roman candles, fountains, bottle rockets and more. Professionals only can purchase large, explosive fireworks. Though some people may be enjoying the free firework displays, others are not. Lake Orion Police Department has been getting numerous complaints about fireworks in the area and many Lake Orion Facebook pages are swarming with residents commenting about the disturbances the …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Lake Orion Police Department.
Highlights from recent Lake Orion Police Department reports: A Lake Orion woman living on Orion Road contacted the Lake Orion Police Department on June 10 after discovering her laptop was missing. According to the report the woman suspects a man, that she met on an online dating site, stole the computer. She invited the man over to her apartment, and while she showered the man left her apartment, allegedly with the laptop. The woman noted that the man called her from a restricted number and that she did not know what car he drove. After noon on June 12, officers received a report from a citizen that she saw a child carrying a syringe in Children's Park. When officers arrived at the park they were unable to locate anyone with the described …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Orion Township man exposed himself to her on Monday evening, says mother who was at the park with her child.
Richard Aaron Sherman, a 28-year-old Orion Township man, was arraigned Wednesday in 52-3 District Court on charges of indecent exposure after being accused of exposing himself to a mother and her young daughter in Children's Park in downtown Lake Orion. On Monday evening, the Lake Orion Police Department was contacted by the Orion Township woman, who reported that a man had just exposed himself to her, according to Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh. According to Narsh, the woman described the man as wearing a pair of shorts that were torn from the leg all the way up to the waist. While the woman was sitting at a picnic table in Children's Park with her daughter, the man allegedly turned around toward them and made a motion with his leg …