Stolen hunting gear from unlocked car, bottle bombs and more

Here is a look at some of the latest police reports, provided by the Rochester Police Department: Hunting equipment stolen from unlocked vehicle This week, Rochester Police officers responded to a larceny from a vehicle report on Watson Circle. The owner’s vehicle was parked on Saturday, March 8 and found by the owner on Sunday, March 9. It was reported that unknown suspects entered the unlocked vehicle and took some bow hunting equipment and a pair of sunglasses. The total value taken … [Read more...]

Troy Police seek help finding homicide suspect in gas station murder on Rochester Road

The Troy Police Department need your help finding the homicide suspect thought to be involved in the murder of Athir Putres. Last week, Purtres was killed at the Clark Gas Station located at 6951 Rochester Road. Here is the press release from Troy Police along with a sketch of the suspect: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION---SUSPECT COMPOSITE With special thanks to the media for helping us to get our message out earlier in the week, the occupants of the Black Buick have contacted us.  They have … [Read more...]

Crime Files: Forged probation signatures; stolen fur coat and more

Speed sign knocked over on Parkdale Ave. On Sunday, Jan. 26 around 2:30 a.m., a Rochester resident told police about a downed digital speed limit pole on Parkdale Ave. After the resident heard a loud bang outside their home, they saw the pole on the ground but were unable to identify the car that hit the speed sign. According to the report, vehicle tracks were seen leaving the roadway onto the sidewalk where the pole was found, disconnected from the base. Officers have no further … [Read more...]

100-pound urn stolen; resident cited for drug paraphernalia and more

According to reports received from the Rochester Police Department: 22-year-old stopped for not using headlights; possesses marijuana and paraphernalia On Tuesday, Dec. 10, around 11 p.m. a Rochester officer stopped a green truck who was seen driving without his headlights, near Main Street and Diversion Street. The 22-year-old driver from Shelby Township was later discovered to have marijuana in a bag along with two pipes for smoking. The driver was booked and released with three … [Read more...]

Ways to stay safe this winter, a message from the Rochester Police Department

As holiday shoppers muster around in a frenzy and the snow continues to  blanket Rochester, Chief of Police Steve Schettenhelm reminds residents of the best ways to stay safe this season. Preventing crime during the holidays When you are driving: Be cautious if driving alone at night. Keep all doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your vehicle. Park in well lighted areas. Never leave your vehicle unattended with children inside or while it is running. Do not leave … [Read more...]

Woman checks tires while backpack is stolen from her car; Medical building reports stolen rug and more

Woman stops to check car's tires, backpack taken from front seat On Monday, Nov. 4, Rochester Police met with a woman who reported her backpack was stolen from her car, just before 8 a.m. The woman, a Rochester resident, had pulled over on University Drive near Pine Street to check her tires, which were on the driver’s side of the car. While looking at her car, the woman heard a noise from the other side of her vehicle and saw two men wearing hooded sweatshirts covering most of their faces. … [Read more...]

Police need help identifying man involved in four incidents

The Troy Police Department and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office need your help identifying a suspicious man, who has been involved in four reported incidents recently. The man in all four cases is described as a 20-22-year-old, of Middle Eastern descent, between 5 foot and 9 inches to 6 feet in height with a thin build, wavy dark hair and a scratch or scar on his cheek. The witnesses described him as wearing a black North Face jacket, black jogging pants with a white stripe and white … [Read more...]

Rochester, Troy PD accepts old prescriptions for disposal

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2013: Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have been looking for a reason to clean out your medicine cabinet to rid your shelves of all expired, unused or just unwanted pill bottles, now you have a set date for when you can do it. This Saturday, Oct. 26, the Rochester Police Department will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by accepting all unwanted medications at the station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The department is pairing … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Police say as many as 2 shooters have killed 4, injured 8 on grounds of Washington Navy Yard

The Washington Post reports: "As many as two shooters, including one in fatigues, killed at least four people and wounded eight others in a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, police said, spreading fear and chaos across the region as authorities tried to contain the incident. Initial reports were marked by confusion, but by late morning, police said at least one of the shooters was “down.” It was unclear whether that means the suspect was in custody, wounded or dead. They said … [Read more...]