Old Brooklands School Dedication Plaque Missing

The original dedication plaque for the building which once served as the Brooklands School and the Rochester Alternative and Adult Center for Education (RACE) has gone missing. “It is extremely disappointing that someone would take the dedication plaque, which serves a treasured piece of history within our community,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D.  “We hope that someone will voluntarily come forward with the missing item.” “The original plaque commemorating the building was dated … [Read more...]

Fourteen Year Old Approached by Man in Lexus in Oakland Township

Deputies were dispatched to the 2700 block of Invitational Drive on the report of a suspicious older white male driving a black sedan that approached a 14 year old boy in the neighborhood. The male driver stated "Come help me, can you come to my car".  After being approached, the boy ran inside to get the house sitter. Once the sitter approached the white male who she described as age of 55 to 60, he drove away. Photos of the vehicle were taken by the sitter via her cell phone and provided … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Home Invasion Case Makes Arrest in Arizona

On November 17, 2015 at 12:39 PM Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 2800 block of Crooks Rd. for a Home Invasion which had just occurred. At home was a 77 year old woman who was alone in her living room when a male approached her. The perpetrator was described as a black male, approximately 5’7" tall and wearing black hooded sweatshirt which was pulled over his head. He told her he had a gun and proceeded to assault her and she fought back. He pushed her to the floor then overpowered her … [Read more...]

Safety Tips for Buyers and Sellers on Craigslist

Buyers and Sellers on Craigslist and other Online Sites Need to Beware! Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard would like to encourage all users of craigslist.com or other online purchasing sites to use caution when transacting business. When purchasing or selling items on these sites, there are many safety considerations that should be taken into account. • Sellers and buyers have to understand that these deals are a win-win for criminals. You either have product they want to steal, or money to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Woman Found Dead

From the Oakland County Sheriff's Department City of Rochester Hills – Death Investigation – February 9, 2016 Deputies and The City of Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the 2600 block of Longview Ave on a report of a deceased person. The caller stated that he had returned home from the bank and discovered his wife lying in bed with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.  The City of Rochester Hills Fire Department provided telemetry to Crittenton Hospital where a physician … [Read more...]

ICYMI: Rochester Hills Home Raided; Over 900 Grams of Heroin Seized

On August 18, after a month-long investigation, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office raided a Rochester Hills home where they seized 939 grams of heroin worth up to $400,000. As a result of the investigation, Rochester Hills resident Christopher Dukes, 32, was arrested and charged one count of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance and one count of felony firearm possession. According to The Detroit News, Dukes has no prior criminal record. Read more here. … [Read more...]

Abandoned wheelchair; noisy neighbors; stolen laptop and more

If you have any information regarding any of the following crime reports, please contact the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621. Drying paint On Friday, May 4, an anonymous caller alerted Rochester Police of fresh graffiti paint under the bridge at Main Street and Olde Towne Road downtown. Officers photographed the new spray paint display and notified city personnel for proper clean up of the wall. There are currently no suspects. Abandoned wheelchair Also on Friday, May 4, … [Read more...]

Outstanding warrants, drunk driving and more

Rochester Hills resident turns himself in for outstanding warrant On Thursday, April 17 around noon, a 57-year-old Rochester Hills resident came to the police station to turn himself in for a misdemeanor drug warrant from Huron County. The subject posted $350 in bond, the Huron County Sherriff’s Office canceled the warrant, and the man was released. Stolen headphones and wallet from car on Ross Lane Also on Thursday, April 17, around 7:30 a.m., Rochester Police officers responded to the … [Read more...]

Stolen golf clubs; drunk driving and more

Stolen golf clubs from storage unit On Sunday, March 30, a resident told police someone had stolen golf clubs from their local storage unit. The last time the owner notice the clubs was earlier in the month. Officers are currently investigating the possibility of burglary but there are no suspects at this time. Missing GPS and phone charger leads owner to believe it was theft Also on Sunday, March 30, Rochester Police officers responded to a complaint of theft from a car. The Parkdale … [Read more...]

Crime Files: man cuts off tether, turns himself in; local phone scam and more

Here are some of the latest police reports shared by the Rochester Police Department. Take a look: 88-year-old resident falls victim to phone scam On Tuesday, March 18, Rochester Police learned of a case involving fraud. The 88-year-old resident told police he received a phone call about winning $500,000 and a new Mercedes vehicle. According to the report, the man was convinced to send $3,500 to a money card to cover the cost of taxes on his winnings. The victim was suspicious when the … [Read more...]