Turned a traffic violation into a felony

At 10:27 p.m. on December 11, 2020, Village of Oxford officers spotted a white 2008 Chevrolet Equinox traveling 53 miles-per-hour on N. Washington Street, 23 miles-per-hour above the posted speed limit. Officers activated their emergency lights to execute a traffic stop, but the Equinox began to accelerate southbound, causing law enforcement to use their emergency […]

Crime up in Oxford Township, Village in 2020

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer With many having more free time on their hands in 2020 because of closures and lockdowns attributed to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Oxford Township and Village, unfortunately, saw rises in crime compared to the 2019 calendar year. The township, patrolled by Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies, responded to 15,101 calls for […]

Four Wildcats ready to make a splash in sports

Four Wildcats ready to make a splash in sports

State championships start next week By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer More than two months after they last competed, the four Oxford Wildcats who are among the young women from 128 schools vying for state championships in their respective swimming and diving events received the news they had been waiting for from the Michigan High […]

2020: The Year in Review

2020: The Year in Review

Compiled by Teddy Rydquist January 1 Sheriff’s Office adopts a local veteran Based on a wish list the family provided, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office donated money and gifts to a 15-year United State Marine Corps veteran, Daniel, and his family at the Oxford Township Substation on December 20, 2019. Deployed twice to Afghanistan (2011 […]

Deputies brighten Christmas for local family

Deputies brighten Christmas for local family

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer The annual Shop with a Hero event looked different in 2020, but deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Oxford Township Substation still took time out of their days to benefit a local family. Typically, deputies accompany the children to Meijer at 900 North Lapeer Road to buy Christmas presents, […]

Eagle Scout project benefits FISH

Eagle Scout project benefits FISH

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer An important aspect of the Christmas season is helping those less fortunate. One local young man, 17-year-old Ian Davidson, exemplified this by building an outdoor container for Oxford-Orion FISH, allowing food donations to be accepted after hours and securely protected from inclement weather. The wooden container, which measures, five-by-three-by-two-feet, […]

Birmingham Sealcoat cleans up vandals work

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer A vandal, or group of vandals, utilized bright blue spray paint to deface several areas of Oakwood Lake Township Park, located at 550 East Oakwood Road. Much of the graffiti, which was applied to parking spaces, two park signs, two benches, two disc golf tee pads, a picnic table, […]

Final Township board meeting of 2020 was a busy one

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer In what was the first session for both Jack Curtis as Oxford Towenship supervisor and Rod Charles as trustee, the final township board meeting of 2020 was December 9, via Zoom video conference. Taking an hour and 45 minutes to complete, the meeting was a busy and productive one. […]

Rollover crash near Orion/Oxford border

By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer At 5:51 p.m. on December 8, a 19-year-old Oxford Township resident was operating a 2007 Hummer H3 northbound on Lapeer Road near Scenic Way, just north of Indian Lake Road, when he crossed over the center median into the southbound lane and struck a 2009 Ford Fusion head-on. Driven […]

Jack Curtis ready to lead Oxford Township into future

Jack Curtis ready to lead Oxford Township into future

Relying on experience and planning By Teddy Rydquist Leader Staff Writer When William “Bill” Dunn, a 21-year veteran of the position, announced in January he would not seek another term as Charter Township of Oxford Supervisor, he endorsed Trustee Jack Curtis to succeed him. This is precisely what ended up happening, as Curtis, who had […]