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July 21, 2010 - Level up

On July 13, a Brandon deputy responded to the 3700 block of Cedar Loop for telephone threats. The complainant said over the last two weeks, she has received numerous calls from a woman who said the complainant's number is on her husband's cell phone. The woman has threatened to "take it to the next level" with the complainant if she does not address this issue. The complainant was advised to contact the nuisance bureau of the phone company if the calls continue.


On July 13, at 11:55 p.m., a Brandon deputy was advised to be on the lookout for a possible drunk driver on southbound M-15. The deputy found the suspect vehicle and followed it as it was doing 64 mph in a 55 mph zone, then crossed left of center and onto the right shoulder several times. The deputy stopped the vehicle at M-15 and Seymour Lake Road. The 17-year-old driver admitted having several shots at about 6 p.m. A preliminary breathalyzer test on the driver revealed a blood alcohol content of .124 percent. PBTs were also administered to four underage passengers, with one having results of .079 percent bac. The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated and lodged at the Oakland County Jail. All other occupants of the vehicle were taken to the Brandon substation and released to their parents.

Open and shut case

On July 14, a walk-in complaint was taken at the Brandon substation. The complainant said she was contacted by the bank about a $6,000 line of credit that was opened in her name. She said she never opened the credit line and wants it closed. The bank informed her she needed a police report. She is unaware of any charges made using the open credit line.

Lost and found

On July 14, a Brandon deputy responded to the 3600 block of Lakeview for a missing paddleboat. The paddleboat was tied to the complainant's dock and after a search, it was discovered in weeds by the shore.


On July 14, a Brandon deputy responded to the 5100 block of Granger Road. The complainant said sometime during the past three days, someone kicked open a side door to his pole barn and stole a Honda inverter generator, golf clubs and a chainsaw. The door frame was broken.


On July 18, at 2:30 p.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the children's park area at Apple and Fir in the Clarkston Lakes Mobile Home Park for a drug overdose. Brandon Fire Department medics were on scene and woke up the 21-year-old man. He was obviously under the influence of drugs and was taken to the hospital. A witness said he had arrived at the children's park area and found his friend passed out. The witness said his friend had told him prior to passing out that he had taken Zanax and heroin.

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