Dog stabbing in Pontiac
Police were called to 53 Adelaide for an unknown trouble Nov. 10 at 12:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they discovered that a pit bull had escaped from a yard and attacked the neighbor’s dog. The owner of the attacked dog stabbed the pit bull. When police tried to calm the situation down, the pit bull owner was confrontational and was taken into custody after refusing to comply with officers’ demands. He complained of having trouble breathing and was transported to the hospital. He was issued citations for resisting and obstructing and Dog at Large and released at the hospital.
Customer trouble at Wal-Mart
On Nov. 10 at 3 p.m., Rochester Hills police responded to Wal-Mart on Adams Road and M-59 for a customer trouble complaint. It was reported that two males jumped from a van and were about to assault one of the complainants when a friend pepper sprayed one of the men from the van. The suspect got back into the van and drove away. Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it but the van sped into Pontiac where police lost sight of it. The van was found parked and unoccupied on Anderson. The subjects were observed running away from the van. A K-9 deputy began a track but lost the scent in the 200 block of Anderson, and several bottles of alcohol with security devices still attached were found in the van and backyard of a home. Police found an open window in the home and made contact with one of the residents. Police got permission to search the residence and located several subjects inside, one of which was a suspect from the van. The van is believed to have been stolen from Waterford. Identification was obtained from the subjects in the home and the investigation continues.
Armed robbery in Pontiac
On Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m., police were called to Radio Shack on the 70 block of Telegraph for an armed robbery. The suspect had entered the store asking about a cable for his phone. When the employee began walking to the back of the store, the suspect produced a semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash from the register. The employee complied and was then ordered to the back of the store where the smart phones were stored. Approximately 20-25 phones were stolen and the employee was then told to enter the bathroom while the suspect left through the back door. K-9 conducted a track that led across Telegraph Road westbound, where it ended near Summit Mall. The suspect is still at large. He is described as a black male, approximately 20-25 years old, 5’4” to 5’6” with a full beard, diamond tattoo by his left eye and carrying a child’s cartoon character backpack.
Shooting at Police Station
On Nov. 7 at 3:15 pm, the City of Southfield Police requested assistance from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit and Forensic Lab in the investigation and processing of a shooting that occurred in the lobby of their station. A 64-year-old male entered the lobby of the Southfield Police Station and began shooting. Southfield officers shot the man. One officer was wounded and transported to the hospital where he is in stable condition. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Driving under the influence
On Nov. 8 around 10 p.m., police received a call from a citizen who reported a suspected drunk driver. When the vehicle was stopped police noticed the driver, a 17-year-old Troy resident, had slurred speech and a blank gaze. She said she was looking for a place to turn around, then said she had been looking for a gas station. She had already passed two gas stations. She then said she was looking for a fast food place but didn’t have enough time. She failed sobriety tests and narcotic paraphernalia associated with marijuana was found in the vehicle. She was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia.