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August 18, 2010 - Litterbug

On Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the 1100 bock of Hurd Road for a report of littering. The complainant said he was in his garage when he saw a driver throw a McDonald's bag out the window. He got in his own vehicle and followed the suspect and when she pulled into a driveway and stopped, he told her to come back and pick up her garbage. She said she would, but when she didn't, he got the receipt out of the bag and the last four numbers of her credit card. The deputy returned to the address the woman had gone to, she was identified and admitted to throwing the bag out the window. She was cited for littering.

Pilfered pills

On Aug. 10, a complainant walked into the Brandon substation and reported that between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.on Aug. 6, while relatives were visiting her home in the 3800 block of Redbud, her pain pills went missing from the kitchen counter.

Missing chainsaw

On Aug. 10, a Brandon deputy responded to the 3700 block of Seymour Lake Road for larceny. The complainant said between July 26 and Aug. 9, someone stole a chainsaw from the garage. The case is open.

Bikeless in Brandon

On Aug. 10, a Brandon deputy responded to the 4200 block of Fir to take a report of a stolen Autobike brand bicycle.

Drunk golfcart driver

On Aug. 11, a Brandon deputy on patrol on southbound Ortonville Road near Granger Road saw a woman driving a golf cart on the sidewalk heading north with a 40-ounce beer between her legs. He stopped her and she said she was coming from the campground a half-mile away, just out for a cruise. She was clearly intoxicated and the deputy was unable to find her in the law enforcement information network based on the name she gave. Her sister came from the campground to pick her up and gave the deputy the woman's correct last name. When he checked that name in LEIN, it showed the woamn had five different warrants for her arrest, including one for giving false identification to a police officer. The woman was cited for disorderly conduct and falsely identifying herself to a police officer. The golf cart was driven back to the campground by another family member.

Touch and go

On Aug. 12, a Brandon deputy responded to the 900 block of E. Glass Road for larceny from an auto. Between 12:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., someone broke the driver's side window on the complainant's vehicle and stole an iTouch.


On Aug. 12, a Brandon deputy responded to the 4500 block of Spruce Court. The complainant said her 10-year-old daughter was talking to an 18-year-old male on instant messenger and Facebook and he asked her obscene questions and if she wanted to meet. The mother messaged him back and told him her daughter is 10 and that she was contacting the police. The case is open.

Usual suspects

On Aug. 15, at 1:13 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the 700 block of Oakwood Road for domestic violence. A man and woman who live together were drinking at the bar and after they arrived home, the woman said they argued "like usual." She told the deputy she went to the bedroom and hid under the sheets and he grabbed her by the neck, so she "defended herself" by punching him in the mouth with her fist. The man said she punched him because he didn't let the dog outside. The woman had swollen knuckles and the man had a visible upper lip injury. She was arrested and taken to the Oakland County Jail. The case is open pending review.

Bad blood

On Aug. 16, a Brandon deputy responded to the 300 block of South Street for a report of telephone threats. The complainant said she had received threatening phone calls from her brother, who accused her of calling Social Services regarding his children. She said he threatened to kill her.

Bikeless too

On Aug. 16, a Brandon deputy responded to the 4500 block of Wildwood Loop for a larceny complaint. The complainant said between Aug. 12 and Aug. 15, someone took her son's green Mongoose bike from the yard next to the trailer and shed.

Trading places

On Aug. 16, a Brandon deputy responded to the 500 block of S. Sashabaw Road for a stolen canoe. The complainant said between Aug. 2 and Aug. 16, someone took his Old Towne 14.6 foot green fiberglass canoe from the lakefront and left a flat bottom aluminum green fishing boat in its place.

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