Police Files: March 1, 2017

Where am I?

At 3:06 a.m. on Feb. 8 the Oakland University Police Department was dispatched to P11. The incident started off as a simple welfare check on a driver who was leaning over the steering wheel. The car was also illegally parked. The officers knocked on the window and shone a flashlight, but the driver did not respond. They opened the door and helped the driver regain consciousness. They asked him if he was OK. He was completely unaware of where he was and who he was interacting with. The officers noticed bloodshot eyes and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. The driver responded “20” when the officers asked if he had consumed any alcohol. Officers searched his vehicle and discovered an empty bottle of vodka, marijuana in a baby food jar, fabric softener sheets and an empty toilet paper roll. The officers confiscated 3.7 grams of marijuana, an e-cigarette that reeked of marijuana, a pipe and a metal grinder. The officers handcuffed the man and put him under arrest.

Road rage gone rogue
Officers were sent to P36 on Feb. 2 after receiving reports of a fight. When the officers arrived, other officers were already escorting a man in handcuffs to a patrol car. Another man was on the ground with blood on his face. The man with blood on his face told officers that his face had been bashed into the ground. Later in a written statement, he said that he had been looking for a parking spot when another driver started making gestures for him to leave, but he had been there first. This other driver would end up in the patrol car. When the victim of the assault got out of his car, the other driver proceeded to punch him and knock him to the ground. Video footage confirmed the victim’s story, but charges were never pressed.