Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Make your home look occupied and difficult to break into, police advise.
Reports of multiple break-ins in Rochester and Rochester Hills and across Oakland County this month have police issuing warnings and tips to area homeowners. Over the weekend, three home invasions were reported in Rochester. (Read Rochester Police Chief Warns Public About Recent Break-Ins And in the past three weeks there have been multiple break-ins reported in Rochester Hills. On Tuesday, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard issued a news release advising residents to take "simple steps to make your home more difficult to enter and less enticing to would-be burglars." Bouchard urged residents to make your home look occupied and difficult to break into by following these tips:
Police say the Oakland Township teens may be responsible for other break-ins in the area.
Editor's note: This story has been updated from the original posting on March 25. Two teens have been arrested and arraigned on felony home invasion charges after police say they broke into a Rochester Hills home and stole jewelry and electronics. Bradley Borkosky, 17,* and James Kemp, 18, both from Oakland Township, could face up to 15 years in jail. Detectives with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office are working with area police agencies to determine if there is a connection between this incident and other home invasions in Oakland and Macomb counties, according to Lieutenant Steve Jacobs of the Rochester Hills substation. The incident happened in the 1700 block of Ridgecrest, south of Dutton Road and east of Brewster Road on March 18, …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The home invasions were reported over the weekend.
Police are investigating two break-ins Friday night in the Clear Creek subdivision in Rochester Hills. In both instances, the intruder entered through unlocked sliding glass doors. At 9:39 p.m. Friday Oakland County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home invasion in the 900 block of Majestic Street in the subdivision, which is located north of Tienken Road and east of Sheldon Road. According to a report from the sheriff's office, the homeowner had arrived home to find the sliding glass door open; she heard noises coming form upstairs and left the house to wait outside. At the same time, the sheriff's office received a report of an alarm being triggered in the home. By the time deputies arrived on the scene, the intruder was gone. A …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Nothing was taken from the store, but the front door was shattered, police say.
Police are searching for suspects in an early morning break-in at a Rochester Hills AT&T store. The incident happened at 12:49 a.m. Tuesday at the Walton Boulevard shop. According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to an alarm at the store; when they arrived, they found the front glass door shattered. A store manager was called and determined nothing was taken from the store; there was no evidence located on the scene, the report stated. There was no in-store video. The incident remains under investigation.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in Rochester Hills.
Police deployed a Taser on Sunday afternoon on a man attempting to steal $500 in liquor from a Rochester Hills Meijer store. According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the call at the Rochester Road Meijer at 2:04 p.m. to see the 46-year-old Oxford Township man running through the parking lot. Deputies found the man hiding under a vehicle and ordered him to crawl out; he refused, so a deputy deployed his Taser, the report stated. The man then complained of chest pains and was transported to Beaumont Hospital in Troy, where he was treated and released, the report stated. The man is lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending arraignment.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The incidents happened two miles apart.
Two separate home invasions - two miles apart - were reported Saturday night in Rochester Hills. According to reports from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, both homes were entered through the back door with a pry tool. Jewelry items were taken from both homes, according to a sheriff's office report. The break-ins were reported around 10:30 p.m. The first home invasion occurred in the 2100 block of East Shore Drive, west of Dequindre and south of Hamlin. Foot prints from the rear of that home led to the driveway of a home under construction down the street, the report stated. The second home invasion occurred in the 700 block of Bliss Drive, west of John R and north of Hamlin Road. In that instance, sheriff's deputies followed foot …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Two sets of footprints in the snow were found at the scene, police say.
Police tracked footprints in the snow Saturday night from a reported break-in at a Rochester Hills apartment complex. The tracks and scent were eventually lost, and the break-in remains under investigation, according to an Oakland County Sheriff's Office report. The incident was reported at 9:27 p.m. Saturday in the 10 block of Timberview, in the Hampton Apartments area. Sheriff's deputies found two sets of footprints in the snow leading to and from an open window of the apartment; a K-9 unit tracked the footprints and scent around the building and around the entire complex until the scent was lost, the report stated. It is not known what, if anything, was taken from the apartment.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The man appeared to be intoxicated when he tried to kick and punch deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office used a Taser on a man who pushed and tried to kick the deputies, who were called to his Rochester Hills home. The incident happened at 5:45 p.m. Monday in the 70 block of Mirabeau in the Rochester Estates mobile home park. According to a report from the sheriff's office, family members of the 35-year-old man called for police help when the man locked himself in the bedroom and refused to come out. When deputies arrived on the scene, the man came out of the bedroom and was "very agitated and verbally abusive toward the deputies," the report stated. The man "appeared to be intoxicated" then said he was leaving, pushed deputies out of his way and attempted to kick and punch them, the report …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Charges are pending against the Rochester Hills kids.
Charges are pending Monday morning against four teenagers from Rochester Hills who were caught trying to flee sheriff's deputies in a vehicle with a "strong smell of marijuana." The incident started at 8:33 p.m. Saturday in a church parking lot in the 2000 block of John R, according to a report by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies were conducting a routine check of the parking lot when the driver of a vehicle parked there turned off its lights and fled, the report stated. Deputies followed the vehicle to the area of Barclay Circle and Hampton Circle, where the pursuit ended. "Deputies found a strong smell of marijuana and the four occupants appeared to be under the influence of something," the report stated. The …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The suspect was last seen driving away in a grey Grand Prix.
Editor's note: This story was updated with more information on Jan. 9 from a version posted Jan. 8. A man dressed in a black hoodie and a black hat stole three bank bags of money from a bank courier transporting money from a Rochester Hills McDonald's on Monday afternoon, police say. According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened at 12:53 p.m. Monday outside the Rochester Road McDonald's, north of Avon Road. The victim told sheriff's deputies "that a gun was never seen but thought the responsible had one," the report stated. The suspect, who was about 5-foot-5-inches and in his 20s, fled the scene in a grey, four-door Grand Prix and was last seen driving toward the parking lot of a nearby fitness …