The Oakland Post

Local Police blotter

By Chris Lauritsen

July 3, 2012

PontiacShots Fired in Pontiac 6-14-12: The Oakland County Sheriff responded to a report of shots being fired at the 600 block of Newman Lane in Pontiac. Deputies were told by witnesses that a large group of subjects began firing at a lone subject walking near Newman Lane and Emerson. After being fired upon, the subject returned fire. Witnesses reported at least 20 shorts being fired. All suspects involved in the incident are still at large. Home invasion in Pontiac 6-13-12: The Oakland County Sheriff responded to a home invasion in the 200 block of Seville Pointe in Pontiac. The resident reported that she returned home to find two teenage males inside her apartment. Upon confronting the suspects, they fled the scene through a back window into a wooded area. Taken from the residence was prescription medication and medical marijuana. No identifiable fingerprints or other evidence was located. Rochester HillsHome invasion in Rochester Hills 6-14-12: The Oakland County Sheriff responded to home invasion in the 1700 block of Clemens in Rochester Hills. The complainant stated he found his bedroom window open and that a lock box containing jewelry had been tampered with. The complainant stated that approximately $4,500 in jewelry had been taken from the box. Nothing else in the home had been disturbed or taken. Deputies found no marks on the window or the lock box that would indicate forced entry. The complainant claimed that the windows and the lock box were secure when they left. There are no suspects at this time. TroyCocaine possession 6-12-12: Following a routine traffic stop by I75 and Long Lake, Troy Police arrested and charged a man from Redford Township with Possession of Cocaine. Troy Officers found a bag of the drug under the vehicle's driver’s seat. Banking Fraud 6-14-12: Troy Police Officers were dispatched the Bank of America located at 390 14 Mile Road after it was reported that a customer had just attempted to cash a fraudulent business check. Troy Officers arrived and took the 21-year-old Detroit man into custody. When the suspect was searched, a small bag of marijuana was found in his pants pocket. The suspect stated a friend had asked him if he wanted to make extra money by cashing checks. He stated he was given the check and planned to “pocket” $840 and deposit the remainder of the check into his personal account. The suspect was charged with “Uttering and Publishing” and “Possession of Marijuana”. K-2 SPICE: Officers from the Troy Police Department’s Directed Patrol Unit and Community  Services Section visited 42 establishments in an attempt to gain a “pledge” from them to not sell K2 or other synthetic drug products.  39 of these establishments acknowledged the pledge and were given a Troy Police Department Placard to place in their window indicating this. Three establishments were unable to make the pledge due to corporate rules and the Police Department will be following up with them to gain their pledge.  It is important to note that “not one” of these locations was selling the products at the time of our visit.


By Sarah Blanchette

June 23, 2012

Senior Golf ChampionshipThe Katke-Cousins Golf Course will be hosting the Men’s Senior Championship from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 23. For more information, contact Perry Busse at 248-364-6300 or send an email to [email protected]

Former Oakland swimmers compete in Olympics

By Sarah Hunton

June 5, 2012

Although most enjoy cheering for their own country during the summer Olympics, two former Oakland University swimmers will be giving OU students a reason to be proud of their university.Line Jensen swam at OU and will be comp...

New degrees announced, housing mentioned at BOT meeting

By Stephanie Preweda

March 29, 2012

The Oakland University Board of Trustees met on March 28 to discuss a myriad topics, including the approval of new majors, the development of the engineering building and housing: 1. The new engineering building is on schedu...

Registration begins for fall, winter semesters

By Sarah Blanchette

March 18, 2012

As the winter 2012 semester comes to a close, finals aren’t the only challenge students will face. Students returning for summer, fall and winter 2013 classes are also tasked with registering for classes.Matt Prentice, an ac...

Black girls rock the OC

By Madeline Loshaw

March 13, 2012

African American women were honored and celebrated Tuesday evening in the banquet rooms of the Oakland Center.Black Girls Rock, an event hosted by Students Advocating for Gender Awareness, Black Student Union, Students Toward Understanding Disabilities and the Gender and Sexuality Center, award...

Battling an eating disorder

By Nichole Seguin

March 1, 2012

For one week every year, eating disorders are brought under the spotlight.This year, that spotlight will shine on Oakland University, as it takes center stage during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.From Feb. 26 through Ma...

Oakland Hockey Profile: Defenseman Jacob DeSano

By Damien Dennis

January 19, 2012

Defenseman Jacob DeSano of the Division 1 Oakland Men’s Hockey team recently hit a career high of 80 points.DeSano’s 80th point came on Saturday, January 7 with a goal against Western Michigan. The Grizzlies defeated the Broncos 10-...

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