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 from the car was estimated at $3,600.

Report of shots fired turns out to be bottle bombs, no injuries

On Sunday, March 9 around 12:30 a.m., Rochester Police officers responded to a South Alice home where the resident reported hearing shots fired. After checking the area, officers found three homemade pop bottle bombs, which had already exploded. The officers safely exploded a fourth bottle bomb. The bombs caused no damage and only made a very loud noise. They were located in the parking area of a church on Harding Street. There are no suspects at this time.

Drunk driving lands resident in the Rochester Lock Up

On Saturday, March 8, around midnight, Rochester Police officers stopped a 22-year-old Rochester Hills resident on Walnut Street and Fourth Street. Officers first noticed the vehicle on Main Street because the driver crossed over the double yellow line. The driver was later arrested after completing a number of field sobriety evaluations, with a blood alcohol level of 0.17%. The driver was lodged in the Rochester Lock up, charged with an OWI citation, operating while intoxicated, and released when his blood alcohol level registered below the legal limit.

Waterford resident lands a night in the Rochester Lock Up for drunk driving

Also on Saturday, March 8, Rochester Police officers stopped a driver around 1:59 a.m. after failing to stop for a stop sign. The 24-year-old Waterford resident was also seen crossing over the double yellow traffic line, according to reports. The driver was arrested after completing a number of field sobriety evaluations. He was transported to the City of Rochester Lockup and held until sober. He was charged with an OWI, operating while intoxicated, citation. A Chemical breath test showed a result of 0.12% alcohol level.

Pontiac driver runs red light in Rochester on suspended license

On Wednesday, March 5, Rochester Police officers stopped a 34-year-old Pontiac resident for running a red light at University Drive and Helen Avenue. A check showed the Secretary of State had suspended the driver’s vehicle license. The driver was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, no proof of insurance and failed to stop for a red traffic signal.


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