Crime Files: Missing mother reunited with child; car door lock vandal; drunk driving and more

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Here are the most up-to-date crime reports from the Rochester Hills Police Department:

Shattered car window, but nothing taken

On Thursday, May 16, a Rochester Hills resident reported two suspicious men walking near cars parked on their street—at Pembroke Drive and Essex Drive. A Rochester Hills officer investigated and found a rear window had been shattered in a nearby Hyundai. There were no signs of entry in the vehicle and nothing was reported missing. The owner of the vehicle was notified and there are no suspects at this time.

Location unknown for missing GPS

Also on May 16, Rochester Hills Police received a report of a stolen GPS from a Fairview Lane resident’s vehicle. The owner filed the report at the station after noticing their car door was unlatched earlier that morning. It was later discovered the GPS was missing, but there are no suspects at this time.

Car lock vandal

On Wednesday, May 15, a Tienken Road resident reported that someone had damaged her car door lock. Her Sebring was parked in front of her boyfriend’s home overnight and the following morning, she noticed the damage. The lock no longer functions properly but it was not reported that items were missing. There are not suspects at this time.

Costco employee’s car gets ransacked

On Sunday, May 12, a Fieldstone Drive resident reported several of her belongings were stolen from her Volvo. Her Costco work identification card, work keys, briefcase and Franklin planner were taken. There are no suspects at this time.

Check out some of the latest crime reports from the Rochester Police Department:

Speeding leads to arrest of intoxicated driver

On Sunday, May 12, a Rochester Police officer stopped a speeding vehicle on University Ave around 1 a.m. The 43-year-old Rochester Hills resident was observed to be drinking, according to reports, and was asked to perform field sobriety tests. The driver was arrested and it was later learned their blood alcohol content was 0.13. Officers gave the driver an operating while intoxicated (OWI) citation and the driver was later released.

Swerving and lack of turn signaling leads to drunk driving ticket

On Saturday, May 11, Rochester Police arrested a 21-year-old Livonia woman around 2 a.m. after stopping her for several traffic violations, including swerving and lack of turn signal use. The driver, coming from Main Street Billiards, was observed to smell of intoxicants and had watery, blood-shot eyes, according to reports. The driver stated she only consumed two alcoholic beverages but field sobriety tests and a blood alcohol content of 0.17 lead to her arrest. She was given an operating while intoxicated (OWI) citation and was later released when she was sober.

Underage Lake Orion resident arrested for drunk driving

Also on Saturday, May 11, Rochester Police stopped a speeding Dodge Journey on Fourth Street and Main Street around 3 a.m. The 20-year-old Lake Orion driver had failed to stop at an intersection but after investigation, was discovered to be using a stolen ID card. The driver also smelled of intoxicants and was asked to perform field sobriety tests. A breathalyzer test revealed his 0.14 blood alcohol content. He was given several traffic tickets as well as an operating while intoxicated (OWI) citation and taken to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

Missing mother during Rochester garage sale

On Monday, May 6, Rochester Police responded to a lost child report near Crista Court. The resident was hosting a garage sale and noticed a child standing on the sidewalk and tried to get the child’s name and information as to where his family might be. She was unable to get the information, due to a language barrier, according to reports. Responding officers canvassed the area in hopes of finding the child’s family but after 25 minutes, the 20-year-old mother from Pontiac arrived and reunited with her child. A report for child neglect was filled out and faxed to the Department of Human Services (DHS).

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