City of Rochester Declares Snow Emergency

Snow Emergency Declared - Effective 1/28/19 until 9:00 a.m. on 1/29/19 The City of Rochester is issuing a snow emergency effective 9:15 a.m. on January 28, 2019 until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29.  All vehicles must be removed from the streets immediately. Parking will be permitted after 9:00 .a.m on Tuesday, January 29.  If you do not have a driveway, please contact the Rochester Police Department’s non-emergency number 248-651-9621 for guidance. … [Read more...]

Two Robberies in One Day

Readership Area Hit Twice on Monday by Robberies Oakland Township - Armed Robbery - Oakland County Sheriff Office (OCSO) Deputies responded to the Subway located at 4834 Adams Road for an Armed Robbery that had just occurred. The clerk indicated that a black male entered the store wearing a construction style outfit and had a dust mask partially covering his face. The subject placed an order with the clerk for a sandwich. As the clerk began to prepare the sandwich, the subject produced a … [Read more...]

Rochester Police Department Open House and Bike Safety Rodeo

Police Department Open House June 2 The Rochester Police Department Open House and Bike Safety Rodeo will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a opportunity for the community to see the police department. The bike safety rodeo offers kids the chance to make sure their bikes are safe, their helmets fit properly and learn some safety tips on the rodeo course. They will provide kids who don’t have a helmet with a new approved helmet. Activities for people of … [Read more...]

Rochester Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy

The Rochester Police Department is proud to announce their Citizen’s Police Academy program for 2018. This informative and educational 10-week academy is designed to give citizens a greater understanding of how the police department operates. Interested citizens who live, own a business, or work in the City of Rochester are encouraged to apply. This is a voluntary program and there is no cost to attend. The academy will consist of 10 weeks, the dates are April 18 – June 20, 2018. They will … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Women’s Club to Host Benefit Luncheon

Diva's Day Out Join the Rochester Junior Women's Club (RJWC) as they present their annual luncheon, fashion show, and boutique-shopping event, Diva's Day Out, on Saturday, March 10, at the Palazzo Grande, Shelby Township, and 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event, now in its eleventh year, is open to the public and raises funds for local charitable organizations. Diva's Day Out begins with an opportunity for guests to shop at more than 40 boutiques offering unique merchandise and trendy … [Read more...]

Preventing Holiday Package Theft

There have been a couple reports of packages being removed from porches. Report suspicious activity to the Police Department and follow these tips for avoiding theft from "Porch Pirates." It is a good idea to have a plan for holiday package deliveries. You can have items shipped to your work, or ask a neighbor who is home during the day to keep an eye out. In addition, tracking your packages, being available for delivery, requiring a signature, and opting for in-store pickup when … [Read more...]

Abandoned wheelchair; noisy neighbors; stolen laptop and more

If you have any information regarding any of the following crime reports, please contact the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621. Drying paint On Friday, May 4, an anonymous caller alerted Rochester Police of fresh graffiti paint under the bridge at Main Street and Olde Towne Road downtown. Officers photographed the new spray paint display and notified city personnel for proper clean up of the wall. There are currently no suspects. Abandoned wheelchair Also on Friday, May 4, … [Read more...]

Outstanding warrants, drunk driving and more

Rochester Hills resident turns himself in for outstanding warrant On Thursday, April 17 around noon, a 57-year-old Rochester Hills resident came to the police station to turn himself in for a misdemeanor drug warrant from Huron County. The subject posted $350 in bond, the Huron County Sherriff’s Office canceled the warrant, and the man was released. Stolen headphones and wallet from car on Ross Lane Also on Thursday, April 17, around 7:30 a.m., Rochester Police officers responded to the … [Read more...]

Stolen golf clubs; drunk driving and more

Stolen golf clubs from storage unit On Sunday, March 30, a resident told police someone had stolen golf clubs from their local storage unit. The last time the owner notice the clubs was earlier in the month. Officers are currently investigating the possibility of burglary but there are no suspects at this time. Missing GPS and phone charger leads owner to believe it was theft Also on Sunday, March 30, Rochester Police officers responded to a complaint of theft from a car. The Parkdale … [Read more...]

Crime Files: man cuts off tether, turns himself in; local phone scam and more

Here are some of the latest police reports shared by the Rochester Police Department. Take a look: 88-year-old resident falls victim to phone scam On Tuesday, March 18, Rochester Police learned of a case involving fraud. The 88-year-old resident told police he received a phone call about winning $500,000 and a new Mercedes vehicle. According to the report, the man was convinced to send $3,500 to a money card to cover the cost of taxes on his winnings. The victim was suspicious when the … [Read more...]