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January 05, 2011 - Changed locks

On Dec. 24, at 10 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the 4300 block of Hazel for suspicious circumstances. The complainant said the deadbolt lock on her front door was changed. She said she is not behind on her payment and knows of no reason why anyone would change the lock. A report was filed.


On Dec. 27, Brandon deputies responded to the 5000 block of Hummer Lake Road for family trouble. It was determined that nothing physical occurred on this date between the subjects, who are in the midst of a divorce. Child Protective Services is already involved.

No excuse

On Dec. 27, at 10:24 p.m., a Brandon deputy on patrol on Ortonville Road near Glass Road saw a vehicle cross the yellow centerline and fog line several times. The suspect vehicle was also tailgating. He stopped the vehicle near the Shell gas station. The driver smelled of marijuana and said he was coming home from the movies. He was unable to explain his erratic driving. He told the deputy there was marijuana in the center console. He admitted he smoked marijuana two hours prior, but didn't believe it had anyting to do with his driving ability. The deputy searched the vehicle and found two baggies of marijuana and a glass pipe. The suspect was taken to the hospital for a blood draw, then to the Oakland County Jail, where he was lodged for operating under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

No middle ground

On Dec. 27, a woman filed a civil report at the Brandon substation. The woman is divorced and a Colorado resident. Her ex-husband picked up their children at her home in Colorado on Dec. 17 for his holiday parenting time. She believed he was taking them to his family that lives in Colorado, but learned the next day he was driving them back to Michigan. She believes he is supposed to meet her halfway to exchange the kids, but he refused. She drove to Michigan to pick them up. The deputy advised her to contact the court.


On Dec. 28, a Brandon deputy responded to the 1500 block of N. Baldwin Road for a trespassing complaint. The complainant has an ongoing property line dispute with a new neighbor. He saw the neighbor on his own land around noon. This evening, the complainant saw headlights in a field behind his home. When he investigated, he found a hunting blind more than 150-feet inside his property line. The deputy confiscated the blind. The case is open.


On Dec. 28, at 12:51 p.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the 3800 block of Apple for suspicious circumstances. The complainant said that someone his ex-wife knows has threatened him. He said that in July 2009 he picked his children up from his ex-wife's wedding, at the suspect's house. He observed the suspect and several of his friends smoking marijuana in front of his kids and called the man a profanity. The complainant said on Dec. 26, he received an e-mail from the suspect saying he and his brothers would like to meet him in regards to that comment. The complainant said the suspect called his brother and said the complainant better watch his back because the motorcycle club that the suspect and his friends belong to have his phone number and address and they've been following and watching the complainant and will take care of him vigilante-style shortly.


On Jan. 3, at 12:50 p.m., a Brandon deputy on patrol observed a vehicle southbound on Reese Road without a license plate. The deputy turned around to identify the vehicle and the suspect car turned north on Indian Trail and into a driveway in the 500 block. The deputy approached the vehicle and noted the driver smelled of intoxicants. The driver said he knew the person who lived there. A preliminary breathalyzer test showed the man had a blood alcohol content of .045. He had a valid misdemeanor warrant for failure to stop at a personal damage accident and operating under the influence of liquor. He was arrested on the warrant and turned over to the Troy Police Department.

Fenced in

On Jan. 3, a Brandon deputy responded to the 300 block of Mill Street. The complainant said someone damaged his wood fencing in the backyard within the last week and a half.

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