Public safety

April 6: Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a business located in the 40 block of East Oakwood Rd. at 11:59 p.m., where a white Chevrolet Trailblazer was reported to have ignited. The owner of the car, a 23-year-old man from Lapeer, was working at the location when one of his co-workers informed him that his car was on fire and that it had been put out with a fire extinguisher. Burn marks were observed by deputies under the vehicle’s hood in the engine compartment. The car was sprayed with water to ensure that it would not reignite.

April 6: A 36-year-old Oxford woman was arrested by Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies after she had allegedly hit her 26-year-old ex-boyfriend on the back and thigh with a cord and hit him across the face with her palm. Deputies arrived to the former couple’s shared home in the 100 block of Laurel Leah at 11:23 p.m., where the victim alleged the fight had taken place. Deputies observed several marks on the victim’s lower back. The woman was arrested and transported to the county jail without incident.

April 6: Oxford Village Police were called to the 100 block of S. Washington St. at 9:20 p.m., where a Lake Orion man said he had allegedly been assaulted by a 43-year-old Oxford woman. The man told police he had initially approached the woman because she had parked her car poorly and was taking up two spaces. The man told police the woman allegedly opened her door in reponse, hitting him with it, then spat on him. Police spoke with a 29-year-old Oxford man who had been nearby who claimed that he had not witnessed the altercation, but had allegedly seen the woman run into a nearby shop, hide behind a counter and say to “call the police.” The woman told police the man allegedly came over to her vehicle, yelled at her, then reached into her car. The woman told police she opened the door to push the man away and claimed that, when she did, the man had allegedly pushed back on her door, slamming her leg in it. Police noted a spot on the man’s coat which appeared to be spit, according to the report. Both the man and the woman received disorderly person citations.

April 5: Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 500 block of Pontiac St. at 2:38 a.m., where a 22-year-old Oxford Twp. woman requested that they check on her 24-year-old husband, who had allegedly been threatening to destroy her property while she was away from the home. The woman told deputies that her husband had allegedly held her down and pulled her hair earlier that day during an argument. While he was allegedly holding her down, the woman told deputies her arm started to hurt and so, she allegedly bit his hand to make him stop. The woman told deputies she then called her mother, a 55-year-old Oxford Twp. woman, asking her to come to their home and help her. After she told her husband that her mother was on the way, he allegedly began to “choke” her. According to the report, she was able to escape when her mother arrived at the home. When deputies arrived, the suspect refused to answer the door. A report was filed.

April 4: Sheriff’s deputies were called to a business located in the 1000 block of S. Lapeer Rd. at 11:46 p.m. Two individuals, a 56-year-old Fraser man and a 46-year-old Detroit man, were arrested by deputies for their suspected involvement in two prior incidents of larceny from coin machines, which had taken place at a Genesee County car wash and a Brandon Twp. car wash a few days before. When deputies arrived, the men were found near some vacuum machines. Deputies noticed the men were allegedly carrying a cordless drill in the back seat of the car, along with other hand tools and determined that the men matched the descriptions of the suspects from the earlier incidents. During a search of the area, deputies noticed there were several holes drilled into the coin box of the vacuum machine and that metal shavings had collected below the hole. The men were arrested for attempted larceny of a coin machine.

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