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September 22, 2010 - No go

On Sept. 10, at 1:15 a.m., a Brandon deputy on patrol observed two vehicles on M-15 traveling 59 mph in a 50 mph zone and saw both turn eastbound onto Granger Road without signaling. He followed and observed the vehicles traveling about 50-60 mph in a 35 mph zone and while attempting to catch up, saw the rear vehicle pass the front vehicle in a no passing zone. He activated his lights to make a traffic stop and the vehicles turned on to Candace Court before finally stopping. The driver of the first car smelled strongly of intoxicants and kept asking the deputy, "Can't you just let us go?" before finally handing over her license and registration. She said they had a couple drinks at a nearby bar. The driver of the other vehicle said they were coming from a friend's house. He also smelled of intoxicants. The female driver submitted to a preliminary breathalyzer test, which showed she had a blood alcohol content of .140 percent. She was arrested for operating while intoxicated. The male driver declined to take a PBT. Both were taken to Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital for a blood draw, and then both were lodged at the Oakland County Jail, the male was lodged for operating while intoxicated, second offense, and driving while license suspended. The woman was lodged for operating while intoxicated.

Too much

On Sept. 13, at 2 a.m., a Brandon deputy on patrol on M-15 observed a vehicle traveling nearly 70 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone. He made a traffic stop on the vehicle south of Seymour Lake Road. The driver smelled strongly of intoxicants and said he had been drinking and had too much to drive. A preliminary breathalyzer test showed the man had a blood alcohol content of .217 percent. He was arrested for operating while intoxicated and taken to the Oakland County Jail.

Bad behavior

On Sept. 13, at 7:30 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the alternative high school located at 209 Varsity Drive for a report of students and parents fighting in the parking lot. It was determined there was no physical contact between the parties who acknowledged having an argument over comments made on Facebook and other contact between the parties in Pontiac over the weekend. It was determined there was yelling and improper language used in the school parking lot, as well as threats made. All parties were advised that their behavior was considered disorderly conduct and if it continued, action would be taken on behalf of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Discussion over

On Sept. 13, a Brandon deputy responded to the 2000 block of Ardsley for a report of malicious destruction of property. The complainant said she was dropping her boyfriend off when her ex-boyfriend drove up, got out and punched her window, shattering it. She began driving to get away from him and his his vehicle behind the front wheel. The suspect said he went there to fight with the new boyfriend, arrived and chased him into the house. He returned to his ex-girlfriend's car to give her a diaper bag and she shut the door, even though he wanted to keep talking. He admitted punching the window. He was cited for malicious destruction of property.

Stolen shelves

On Sept. 14, a Brandon deputy responded to a warehouse on Wolfe Road. The complainant said several shelving units were missing from behind the building. He saw some were gone yesterday but waited to report the theft until this date. A witness reported seeing a white or silver Chevy pickup truck with a 4 by 8 foot open trailer and two men inside leave the area around 7 p.m. The case is open.


On Sept. 15, at 4:42 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to a business in the 3900 block of Seymour Lake Road for an alarm. The east side employee door to the garage was found pried open and an office entry door was also pried open. A box containing a cash drawer was also pried and the owner said $200 was missing.


On Sept. 16, a Brandon deputy responded to the 300 block o0f Moonlite Court for a report of breaking and entering. The complainant said between Aug. 16 and Aug. 30, someone removed several items from her house including cameras, MP3 players and change. She suspects it happened when she was out of town and her kids had friends over. She has filed a report for insurance purposes.

Missing sign

On Sept. 17, a walk-in complaint was filed at the Brandon substation. The complainant said between 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. the day before, someone took her estate sale sign from the corner of Hadley and Oakwood roads.


On Sept. 17, at 3:57 p.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the 700 block of Happy Trail for a report of fraud. The complainant said he and his wife are separated and she continues to use a credit card in his name. He was advised to file a civil report.

Hunting on the side

On Sept. 17, a Brandon deputy responded to the 3900 block of Granger Road for a report of larceny. The complainant said he was at the house for the first time in three weeks and found someone had removed aluminum siding from the east and north side of the house. Two compound bows and two tree stands were also gone. A pile of scrap aluminum was found on both the east and north sides of the residence.

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