Royal Oak Man Drowns While Swimming in Rochester Hills Park

From Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Yesterday marked an incredibly sad day for our City. Last evening I received word of a drowning at Carter Lake at Spencer Park. As we await final details regarding this situation from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, our prayers and condolences go out to the immediate family and friends of the deceased. I met with park leadership and employees last evening. Based on my understanding of the situation, I’m extremely proud of the way in which our … [Read more...]

Trouble on Tienken, Shots Fired, Man Hung

Trouble on Tienken Two incidents in Rochester Hills were reported by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office today: Death Investigation Deputies along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to a residence located in the 2900 block of W. Tienken Rd for a report of a man hanging from a rope. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim hanging in the basement of the residence. RHFD determined the victim was deceased. The victim has a history of depression. No signs of foul play … [Read more...]

Animal Control steps up to help Sheriff collect coats for kids

Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center is helping the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office keep kids warm this winter. For every new or clean used coat an individual donates to Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard’s “Coats for the Cold” drive at the center, he or she will receive $5 off pet adoption fees, up to $50. This year’s coat drive runs from Nov. 1-30. “This is a win-win for everyone,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Not only will some deserving kids have new … [Read more...]

Stolen landscape equipment while workers mow nearby…and more in this week’s Crime Files

Here are some of the most recent crime reports from the Rochester Hills Police Department. Two flat tires and no suspects On Monday, June 17, Rochester Hills Police investigated a report of two punctured car tires at a Rockhaven Ave. home. The resident noted she parked her minivan in front of her home the night prior to the report, only to find two flat tires the following morning. When re-inflated, the tires went flat within minutes so that is how she discovered the puncture marks. The … [Read more...]

Underage drinkers get MIPs; woman spotted and arrested with outstanding warrant; stolen billboard signs and more in this week’s Crime Files

Take a look at some of the newest police encounters in the Rochester area: From the Rochester Police Department: Two Clawson teens ticketed for open alcohol while driving On Wednesday, May 29, the Rochester Police Department stopped an 18-year-old Clawson resident for speeding on University Ave near Great Oaks Country Club and Apartments. As the officer, who made the traffic stop, approached the vehicle, he noticed the backseat passenger, a 19-year-old also from Clawson, was putting … [Read more...]

Crime Files: Spray-painted car, stolen wine opener and more

Here are the latest reports from the Rochester Hills Police Department, substation of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Scratches lead nowhere On Monday, April 29, a Mapleview Court resident filed a report that their car had been damaged. The couple had attended church in on Sunday morning and when they returned, parked their car in the lot near their residence. On Monday, they noticed several scratches in the car paint on the driver’s side of their vehicle. The gas tank cover was … [Read more...]

Crime files: Ransacked birthday presents, gas station debacle and more

Check out some of the latest detective reports from the Rochester Police Department: Early morning marijuana bust At 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, Rochester Police officers stopped a car for a defective equipment violation near Fourth Street. Upon further investigation, the driver—from Oxford, and the passenger—from Lake Orion were arrested for possession of marijuana. Speeding reveals intoxicated driver at 5 a.m. On Monday, April 22, Rochester Police stopped a vehicle on Parkdale Ave … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

Here are some of the latest crime updates from the Rochester Hills Police Department as well as a special report sent from the Troy Police Department. (As of Tuesday, Rochester PD has been rather quiet this week, Police Chief Steven Schettenhelm said.) Man on parole for CA home invasions arrested in Rochester Hills for string of 15-20 Michigan burglaries On Tuesday, March 26, officers from three different units arrested D’Mario Darrell Thornton, a 32-year-old Sterling Heights resident … [Read more...]

26th annual Coats for the Cold kicks off

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard is asking the community to go into their closets and donate new or clean, gently used coats as part of the annual Coats for the Cold coat drive, now through November 30th. The coat drive was created by Bouchard and has grown over the past 26 years. This year it features a partnership with the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center. For each coat donated (up to five), individual donors may take $10 off the cost of adopting a dog or a cat from the Oakland Pet … [Read more...]