June 30, 2010 - Here today, then gone
Someone took a bronze-colored stature from a home in the 4000 block of Spring Meadow Drive, June 20.
A Mann Road resident parked his car, unlocked, on the side of the road, June 22. The next morning, his iPod and wallet were gone.
The Fountains reported three flags and four ball washers from the golf course were taken over night, June 21.
Someone cut a pickup truck's driver's side front and back tires, parked in the 5000 block of Winell Street, June 12.
A 21-year-old Clarkston man and 21-year-old Independence Township man were cited for disorderly conduct for getting into a fight, 8:30 p.m., June 11, in the 7000 block of Sashabaw Road. Both had been drinking.
Not on the menu
A 23-year-old Southfield man collapsed in a Dixie Highway restaurant restroom, 11 a.m., June 13. Independence Township firefighters and county deputies responded. The man was revived with a dose of naloxone, indicating he had overdosed on opiates. His girlfriend said they had been out drinking the night before, and his car had minor damage all over it. He had recently been jailed on narcotics charges, released on May 24. He was ticketed for disorderly conduct.
Phone and car rolling
A 22-year-old Goodrich woman reached for her cell phone while exiting southbound I-75 at Ortonville Road, 7:08 p.m., June 15. When she looked up, cars were around her and she hit one, causing it to spin and roll over. The car's driver and passenger were treated by Independence Township first responders. The Goodrich woman, who had two shots of alcohol and had a blood alcohol level of .091, was arrested for drunk driving.
An Oakstone Drive resident was driving home, June 17, when he noticed a man riding a bicycle that looked a lot like his own. He thought nothing of it until got home and noticed his bike was no longer in his garage.
A 25-year-old Ortonville pulled off I-75 to the Park and Ride on M-15, 4:37 p.m., June 22, because his Jeep was acting funny. He walked to the nearby gas station. When he returned, his red ruby Rosary given to him by his grandmother was missing, along with CDs. Someone also broke into a locked glove box and took a bottle of medication.
Linking the two
When he heard the car license plate of a suspected shoplifter, 12:13 a.m., June 18, a deputy recognized it. He drove to the apartment of an 19-year-old Orion Township man and found him there with an 18-year-old Independence Township man and two cases of beer. The two men admitted taking the beer from a Sashabaw Road store, saying they took it for the thrill and because they were having friends over later. The store manager said he wouldn't press charges if he were reimbursed, which he was, but the two suspects were cited for minor in possession of alcohol.
It wasn't me
A deputy on patrol at Pine Knob and Waldon roads, 6:10 p.m., June 19, stopped a 22-year-old man for running the stop sign. He was asked twice for his name, both times failing to check out. The third time, the deputy asked him to step outside the car and searched him. Asking about a wallet in his pants pocket, the Pontiac man said it was his roommate's. The picture on the ID inside looked just like the driver, though. Asked why he was lying, he said he was scared because his driver's license was suspended. He also had a felony warrant for probation violation. He was cited for suspended license, lying to police, running stop sign, and broken brake light, and jailed on the probation violation.
Couple saves life
An Indepedence Township couple revived a nearly drowned 5-year-old girl, 4:21 p.m., June 21, at a Dixie Highway apartment pool. The girl's father said she was playing by the pool with a football, and when he checked on her, she was floating in the pool. The couple, both 31 years old and apartment residents, started CPR, and she coughed up water and started breathing. She was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment.
Hooked on you
A homeowner was cleaning his garage in the 4000 block of Fowler Drive, 12:45 p.m., June 22, when he reached for a shelf. A grappling hook fell, impaling his left hand. He was taken to POH for treatment.