By Stephanie Sokol

Suicidal subject in Brandon Twp.

Nov. 24 at 12:30 a.m., police responded to the 3800 block of Bushman Lake Road for a suicidal person. The man, a 45-year-old Brandon Twp. resident, called and said he had been drinking and feeling suicidal. At one point he told police he had put a gun to his head, but decided he wanted help instead. He also said he fired off one round inside the home. The man and his weapon were secured and he was transported to Doctors Hospital in Pontiac for a psychological evaluation.


Woman killed in car accident

At Atlas Market on Dequindre, a 68-year-old woman backed her car out of a parking space and hit a 52-year-old Madison Heights woman who had been walking to her car. The incident occurred Nov. 25 at 3:30 p.m. The victim was pinned under the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor and the incident is being investigated.


Intoxicated driver in Troy

Around midnight Nov. 24, police were dispatched to the area of Golfview and Lakeview for a vehicle stopped in the intersection with the driver slumped over. An officer found the driver asleep with the vehicle running and his foot on the brake. The officer put the vehicle in park and removed the keys. When the driver, a 33-year-old Troy man, woke up he was extremely confused and had very slurred speech. He was arrested for operating while intoxicated. He has one prior drinking and driving arrest.


Theft from car in Troy

Police were called to the 500 block of Leetonia around Nov. 25 at 5:30 a.m. when a neighbor reported seeing someone on a bicycle looking inside cars. Police followed fresh bicycle tracks in the snow and located the suspect. One of the officers recognized the man, a 24-year-old Southfield resident, because the officer had previously arrested him for larceny from an automobile. It was determined he had broken into eight different cars in the neighborhood. Police searched him and found a large number of coins, two necklaces, a bottle of cologne, an iPod and cash. He was arrested and charged with larceny from auto.


Embezzlement in Troy

Four males were arrested for retail fraud and embezzlement Nov. 23 after an investigation revealed that a store associate at Macy’s was not charging certain customers for all their items. One customer presented five items to purchase and the associate only rang up one item. The total amount stolen was $588.89. The associate then failed to charge another customer for $1,127.99 in merchandise. A third customer had seven items to purchase and the associate only rang up one item. All three customers admitted they knew the sales associate and they were all arrested for retail fraud. The sales associate, a 28-year-old Detroit man, was arrested for embezzlement.


Fleeing and eluding in Pontiac

A deputy was almost hit by a vehicle after trying to conduct a traffic stop Nov. 15 at 6:26 p.m. Crash Investigator Deputy Kendrick was on the scene to process it and the vehicle drove away. After speeding up, the vehicle struck a pick-up backing out of a 500 East block driveway and lost control, hitting a tree and rolling over. The pick-up driver was admitted to McLaren Hospital for neck and back pain. A 32-year-old Pontiac resident was arrested.


Home invasion in Pontiac

AK9 Deputy and other deputies responded to a breaking and entering report Nov. 15 at 1:45 p.m. Deputies walked in to see one suspect holding a television on the back deck and another suspect climbing out the window. They tracked the 200 block of Parkdale to find the two men, who fled and eluded the police. A 20-year-old and 13-year-old Pontiac resident were arrested. The adult is lodged at Oakland County Jail and the minor was released to his family.

— Compiled by 

Lauren Kroetsch, Staff Reporter 

and Stephanie Sokol, Multimedia Reporter