19-year-old impersonates a cop; 28-year-old evades the police and more

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Here are some of the latest crime files in Rochester and Rochester Hills compiled from the Rochester Police Department, the Rochester Hills Police Department and the Associated Press:

19-year-old impersonates cop, gets arrested in Rochester Hills

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Associated Press shared the following report: (And, Rochester Media offers a comment from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office in Rochester Hills about the incident.)

ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan — Authorities say they stopped a 19-year-old man who illegally used a flashing light on a former police vehicle in suburban Detroit to make a turn.

The Oakland County sheriff’s department says Kavan M. Wooldridge of Highland Park had an air soft gun, handcuffs, police-style badge and hand-held radio when they found him Sept. 13 in Rochester Hills.

He’s charged with a misdemeanor related to the use of the light and authorities want to find out if others came into contact with him. A court says Monday he doesn’t yet have a lawyer on record.

The department says Wooldridge bought the former police vehicle for personal use and had identification saying he worked a ramp agent for Delta Airlines at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The department says the radio also had Delta markings.

(Story distributed by The Associated Press)

An Oakland County Sheriff’s Office deputy mentioned that impersonating a cop doesn’t happen often in the Rochester Hills area, but every once in a while you will see someone go over the top, he says.

Intoxicated Rochester Hills man evades cops on foot, gets arrested shortly after

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Rochester Police were prompted to chase an intoxicated Rochester Hills man after the man fled from cops around 1 a.m. near Penny Black downtown. It was reported that the man made obscene gestures at the cop while the man stood in the middle of the road. The 28-year-old then took off running and was later found behind the business Limelight, arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the station. The man registered a 0.208 percent blood alcohol and was held until he sobered up. Officers gave the man a disorderly conduct citation and a resisting-officers citation.

Shattered business window without a suspect

On Sunday, Sept. 22, Rochester Hills Police investigated a report of damaged property at an Adams Road business. When the officer arrived, there was broken glass on the ground in front of the building and the window above the door had been shattered. A large rock was found inside the building, but the door was still locked. It did not appear that anyone tried to enter. Nothing was missing from the store and there was no further damage. It was later found that the large rock in the store was part of a product display and not the cause of the broken window. The store’s surveillance was examined but there are no suspects at this time.

Broken Jeep tailgate window

On Sunday, Sept. 15, an Oakbrook Ridge Drive resident told Rochester Hills Police that someone had broken her Jeep’s rear window while it was parked in her driveway. The woman did not believe anything was missing and officers are unsure what object was used to break the tailgate window. There are no suspects at this time.

Stolen trampoline

Also on Sunday, Sept. 15, Rochester Hills Police received a report of a stolen trampoline from a Dunedin Drive home. The 15-foot trampoline was found missing when the owner returned home later on the day of the report. The owner told officers he moved the trampoline roughly 15 feet from the curb so he could cut his lawn but when he returned home, the trampoline was gone. The accompanying trampoline netting was found in a garbage can on the side of his home. No neighbors reported seeing anything and there are no suspects at this time.


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Veggie lover and aspiring word chef, reporter Jen Bucciarelli covers all things health and medicine for Rochester Media and The Community Edge. She is always on the hunt for local experts who can help improve the lives of our readers. Send her a note at JenBucciarelli@gmail.com.

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