Crime Files: Updates from the Rochester and Rochester Hills police departments

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Here are some of the latest police updates from Rochester Hills.

No trace of the bear

On Wednesday, April 17, Rochester Hills Police officers responded to a report of larceny on Hadley Drive.

A 400-pound wooden bear statue that stands at 6 feet with carved fish in its grips was stolen from the homeowner’s garage.

According to reports, the owner went to sleep around midnight on April 16 and did not hear any suspicious noises. The bear was reported missing the next day.

There are no suspects at this time.

Pellet gun damage continues

A Catalpa Court resident reported damage to her home window from what seems to be a pellet or BB gun on Tuesday, April 16.

The woman was out of town for a week and said the small hole in her window was not there when she left.

The only suspect at this time is a possible neighbor who has been of trouble in the past. But there is no evidence linking the individual to the damage.

An estimated $400 would cover costs to repair or replace the window.

Bowling ball mystery

On Thursday, April 11, a Fountainbleau Drive resident notified Rochester Hills Police that someone had attempted to damage her metal shed on her property.

The woman was home at the time, sharing that she heard a noise coming from outside.

When she walked out to her shed, she noticed a bowling ball on the side of the shed where it had been damaged.

Officers advised the homeowner to install motion sensory lights and she plans to set up surveillance cameras.

F150 foul play

Profane language and extensive key marks were made in a Rochelle Park Drive resident’s Ford F150 this past week, according to an April 11 police report.

The woman’s truck, which had been repaired recently for malicious damage, was parked in her garage while she was out of town last week.

She noticed the damage while out and about the day of the report so she is not sure where the damage occurred.

There were what appeared to be key marks from the front bumper to the rear on the passenger side of the truck as well as profane words scrawled in the pain above the real wheel well.

There are no suspects at this time.

Foam damages woman’s car while at work

While at work on Wednesday, April 10, a Rochester Hills woman reported damage to her Hyundai Veloster.

Thick dried foam had covered the right side of her bumper; along the lower portion of her car as well as the entire right length of her car.

Officers concluded that the foam was corrosive upon removal because there was visible damage to the paint.

There is no available surveillance footage and no witnesses at this time.

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