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

Check out some of the latest police reports collected from the last week: The latest Rochester Police Department crime files: String of break-ins out for jewelry: Residents take caution Three residential break-ins kept the Rochester Police Department busy this past weekend. From Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24, the break-ins took place in the 1500 block of Pondside Court, 1400 block of Ramblewood Drive and in the 1600 block of Chase Drive. All three thefts included forced entry … [Read more...]

Hills voters to decide new police funding strategy

At four paragraphs, Rochester Hills’ August 7 ballot proposal is lengthier than most. It’s also a bit more complex. Is it a tax increase, or isn’t it? If not now, is there the potential for a tax increase down the road? This year, more than ever, homework is required before entering the voting booth. The proposal is based on the recommendation of a citizen committee formed in 2007 to look for ways to address a structural deficit in police and road funding. Two dedicated police millages … [Read more...]

‘Look Both Ways!’ Safety Town is in Session

"If a disease were killing our children in the proportions that accidents are, people would be outraged and demand that this killer be stopped." – Dr. C. Everett Koop, former U. S. Surgeon General Our children need safety education! The Rochester Area Jaycees are making the streets safer for both children and drivers this summer.  Safety Town, a program that teaches young children the basics of street safety before entering the halls of elementary school, is in session. The nationally … [Read more...]