Source: Sherman Publications


June 29, 2011

No habla Ingles?

On June 26, at 6:30 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the area of Sashabaw Road and Pine Knob Road for a car accident. On arrival, the deputy met with a witness who said he observed a driver run a red light at the Sashabaw and Clarkston roads intersection. The witness followed the driver and saw him run off the road. The responsible driver was Hispanic and stated to the deputy that he was an illegal from Honduras. His roadside English was not good and he smelled of intoxicants. He had no identification and gave the deputy various names and spellings. The deputy finally learned the manís true identity from contacts on the manís cell phone and the name the man gave to booking personnel at the Oakland County Jail. At the jail, the manís English continued to improve. He said heíd only had two beers. His vehicle was unregistered and a chemical blood test showed he had a blood alcohol content of .16 percent. The U.S. Immigration Department was notified and the man was issued a traffic summons for operating while intoxicated and lodged at the jail.


On June 20, at 2:35 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the area of S. Hadley Road and Seymour Lake Road for a report of larceny from an auto. The complainant said someone stole a cassette MP3 adaptor out of his sonís unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway of his address in the 1800 block of Horseshoe Drive. Three suspects left the scene on an all terrain vehicle. He followed, but lost them on Hadley Road near Electra. The ATV was green in color.


On June 20 at 10:30 a.m., a Brandon deputy responded to the 3800 block of Redbud for a report of assault and battery. The complainant said her 10-year-old son was shot in the behind with a BB gun as he was riding his bicycle on the street. The alleged responsibles were teenagers. The boy said he was shot at three times while he was minding his own business. The deputy searched around the address identified by the victim and found BB gun holes in a bedroom screen. As the deputy was leaving, he encountered five males walking toward him, one of whom lived at the suspect address. He went and spoke with the father, then questioned the 17-year-old, who said he had a BB gun, but wasnít shooting it today. He was taken to the substation for further questioning and at first, the teen said he shoots the BB gun, but only at birds. He then admitted he shot the BB gun at the boy, but only after his friend shot three times at the boy and missed. He said he was trying to miss him, but the boy was riding faster than he thought and he thought he hit him in the neck. He apologized and began crying as he wrote out a statement and letter of apology to the boy and his mother. The teen was cited for assault and battery and turned over to his parents. The BB gun was confiscated.