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

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Check out some of the latest police reports collected from the past week:

Updates from the Rochester Police Department:

Multipurpose pill bottles a no-go for teen with marijuana

On Monday, April 1, Rochester Police pulled over a 16-year-old Rochester Hills resident while conducting radar speed testing on Second Street and Elizabeth Street around 8 p.m. The teen had been driving 45 miles per hour in a 25-mph-zone. While talking with the driver, the officer reported smelling marijuana.sheriffcropped

A further investigation of the car revealed two pill bottles containing marijuana along with a glass pipe intended for smoking. The officer arrested the driver. After being taken to the station, the teen’s mother was contacted and asked to pick up her son. The teen was turned over to his mother. Charges of marijuana possession and paraphernalia are currently pending.

Locker room larceny leaves three empty-handed

On Wednesday, April 3, Rochester Police responded to a report of larceny at the Onyx Ice Arena. Three victims notified the officer that someone had taken money from their pant pockets while the clothing was left in the locker room. The clothing was not locked up. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

City cleanup

On Thursday, April 4, a 27-year-old Rochester Hills resident notified Rochester Police of a hypodermic needle found near First Street and Walnut Blvd around 4:30 p.m. The needle was found near a tree line and did not have a point on it nor any substance in the vial. The officer disposed of the needle at the station.

Failed sobriety test lands 33-year-old woman a visit to the station, OWI citation

On Friday, April 5, a Rochester Police Department officer made a traffic stop involving a 33-year-old Shelby Township woman around midnight.  The officer reported the driver had violated several traffic rules and upon further investigation, decided to perform a field sobriety test. The woman was then arrested for operating while intoxicated and was taken to the station. She was given a breathalyzer test to which she registered a 0.11 blood alcohol content. The Department held the woman until later releasing her with a misdemeanor citation of OWI.

Teens found with marijuana in parked car

On Saturday, April 6, an officer investigated two teens sitting in a parked car on Diversion Street around 8:30 p.m. Both of the teens, a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female are Rochester Hills residents and reported they were just talking, when questioned by the officer. It was then revealed the male had a small amount of marijuana. He was arrested and taken to the station and was later released to his mother. The female was released at the scene.

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The latest from the Rochester Hills Police Department, substation of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department:

Two arrests made in robbery that occurred at Rochester Hills McDonald’s: View The Oakland Press story here.

Leaving shoe prints behind

On Wednesday, April 3, an Avalon Road resident reported damage to their vehicle. Parked in front of their home when the damage allegedly took place, the victim showed a Rochester Hills officer that someone had repeatedly kicked the rear car panel on the driver’s side.

Three scuffed shoe prints were left behind on the dust-covered car. There are currently no suspects.

Dispatch details

Have information on a crime? Or just want to contact the Rochester or Rochester Hills Police Department?

Please call 248-651-9621 to reach the Rochester Police Department and 248-537-3530 for the Rochester Hills Police Department.

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