Re-CYCLE Bikes for Kids Collection June 20

New and Used Bikes Will Be Collected in Birmingham and Auburn Hills on June 20 With some summer programming and sports leagues altered, many kids will be spending more time at home this summer. To help ensure kids stay active, Dan Gutfreund Realty Group, a member of Signature Sotheby's, is teaming up with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids program, along with, Birmingham Police Department, and the Sheriff PAL Program (Police Athletic League) Oakland … [Read more...]

Oakland County Deputy in Critical Condition After Being Struck by a Motorist

An Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy was hit by a passing car this morning at 7:40 a.m. in front of Rochester Adams High School on Tienken Rd. east of Adams Rd. in the City of Rochester Hills. The Deputy was policing another car accident which had occurred earlier at that location when a second accident occurred. He was policing the second accident when a passing car struck him while he was outside of his patrol car. The Oakland County Deputy was transported to Ascension Crittenton Hospital … [Read more...]

iPhone, You Phone, the Police Answer in Rochester Hills

Larceny by Conversion / Fraud involving iPhones, Neighbors, and the Police in Rochester Hills Deputies responded to the 3000 block of S. Rochester Rd. (Sprint Store) for a fraud report. Deputies spoke to the complainant who stated that a package containing 2 iPhone 7s had been delivered to her home address. The complainant stated that she had not ordered the two phones. She attempted to return the iPhones to the Sprint store and was advised by the store employee that the phones had been paid … [Read more...]

Sheriff PAL Mentoring Program Wants Your Help

The Sheriff PAL Mentoring Program, in association with National PAL, helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. (If you are a college student, we will try and work with you to be flexible about your time commitment.) By becoming part of the social network of adults and … [Read more...]

E-Commerce Safety Zone Now Available for Buyers and Sellers

Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills Substation Unveils E-Commerce Safety Zone Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard would like to encourage individuals who use online purchasing sites like Craigslist to use caution when transacting business. As a response to the variety of "scams" that occur, the Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills substation is now providing a safe E-Commerce zone in their parking lot for individuals wishing to transact online purchases or sales more safely. The E-Commerce … [Read more...]

Op-Ed on Proposal For Increasing Fire Millage

Please Note: The following is an opinion/editorial letter from former Rochester Hills City Councilman Scot Beaton regarding the proposed fire millage that will be on the upcoming ballot in November. These opinions are his own and should in no way be considered an endorsement by Rochester Media, but rather to show our continuing commitment to presenting all sides of a story and/or issue. You can read former Rochester Hills City Councilman Ravi Yalamanchi’s Opposing stance on the issue … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Body of missing Rochester Hills man is discovered

Rochester Media has learned that the body of Matthew David Lyzen has been reportedly found in downtown Rochester. Mr. Lyzen went missing on January 24, 2014 after the Rochester Fire & Ice Festival. First responders to the scene said a gun had been found with the body. It is unclear what day the body was found and when the time of death was. Neither the Rochester Police Department nor the Oakland County Sheriff's Department has released any formal statements at this time. Pixley Funeral Home … [Read more...]

McMillin files Hailstorm oversight bills

Requires specific warrants, oversight, and criminal penalties for misuse Today, State Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) introduced House Bills 5710 and 5712, which would put rules, penalties and oversight in place for military-style Hailstorm and StingRay cellular surveillance technology, such as those used by the Oakland County Sheriff’s office. “Laws have not kept up with technology and now that law enforcement is using military-style surveillance devices, we need to update our laws … [Read more...]