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By Lauren Kroetsch

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Intoxicated driver taken into custody in Troy

A 24-year-old Sterling Heights man was arrested after failing a sobriety test. On Aug. 22, the incident occurred at the intersection of Dequindre and Wattles. According to the report, the driver stated he and his passenger had been smoking marijuana in the vehicle just prior to being pulled over. The passenger fled the vehicle on foot after police began questioning him. He is facing possible charges of “hinder and obstruct a police officer.”


Assault and sale of narcotics in Rochester Hills

A 17-year-old Shelby Township male was assaulted by two males while he was attempting to purchase mushrooms. On Aug. 23, the assault happened in the 3300 block of Hessel near Milton. The two males were identified as approximately 30 years old and Hispanic. They took the victim’s knife and used it to cause non-life threatening injuries and then fled the area. The victim was transported to Troy Beaumont Hospital for cut wounds on his arms and blunt force trauma to his back. A knife, mushrooms and a scale were found in the area. The assailants are still at large.


Homicide reported in Pontiac

The Oakland Country Sheriff’s office responded to a fight and shots fired in the 30 block of Tacoma Ct. on Aug. 25. While approaching the scene, police stopped a vehicle leaving the area at a high speed. Deputies were then approached by a witness who stated that her fiancé was shot and the suspect was in the stopped vehicle. Police administered CPR to the 31-year-old gunshot victim until EMS arrived and transported him to McLaren Oakland Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspected handgun was found hidden by the suspect’s 17-year-old girlfriend. Police also recovered three guns that were stolen from the girlfriend’s Saginaw home.