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Oakland Sheriff’s Blotter: Indecent Exposure, Demonstrators, Possible Drowning

A woman at a playground with her two young granddaughters reported a man exposed himself to them.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office answered several calls Thursday. (Patch file photo)
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office answered several calls Thursday. (Patch file photo)

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents from the day shift on June 5 through the midnight shift on June 6:

City of Pontiac Adult Suicide

Incident: 07:33 hours (#14-084464) Summary: Deputies responded to the 50 block of Spokane for an unresponsive subject.  Upon arrival, the male subject was found to be deceased.             

Outcome of incident:  Responding deputies were informed that the deceased had attempted suicide earlier in the week by ingesting antifreeze, but was treated and released from a local hospital.  Deputies found a bottle of antifreeze in the sink and a cup with remnants of a green liquid believed to be antifreeze on scene. A detective responded from the substation to assist with the investigation.The medical examiner’s office responded and took custody of the deceased pending an autopsy. Investigation continues.

Victim information: (Deceased) 60 year old male Pontiac resident.  

Orion Township – Labor Demonstrators Blocking Roadway

Incident: 11:30 hours (#14-84578) Summary: Deputies responded to M-24 and Kay Industrial Drive multiple times over the last two days on complaints from the public regarding a large group of demonstrators blocking traffic and creating traffic hazards on the roadway. Deputies had previously responded there on four separate occasions for the same type of behavior over the two days. Sheet Metal Workers Local # 80 was advised several times by deputies on how to legally and peacefully demonstrate without stopping traffic on M-24 and preventing deliveries to the local business; however demonstrators continued to stop traffic that was attempting to exit M-24 after deputies left the site.              

Outcome of Incident: Deputies obtained witnesses statements and pictures of the demonstrators stopping traffic that was attempting to enter Kay Industrial Drive. Ten demonstrators were cited for disorderly conducted and released at the scene without further incident.

City of Pontiac – Indecent Exposure

Incident 15:22 hours (#14-84707) Summary: Deputies responded to the Webster school playground (Huron Street and Monroe) for a subject exposing himself to young children.  Upon arriving deputies located the subject who was acting strangely.  

The subject was detained and deputies spoke to the complainant and a witness. The complainant was the subject’s landlord who stated he had received complaints about the subject’s behavior today from a woman who was on the school playground with her grandchildren.  Deputies subsequently spoke to the woman who stated the male subject walked to the playground area, approached her and her grandchildren, pulled out his penis and showed it to her and the children. The witness stated she was afraid and immediately left the area with her grandchildren.

The 37-year-old Pontiac man was taken into custody and lodged at the Oakland County jail pending issuance of warrants.  The school is currently closed and not being used.

Victims included a 43-year-old female Pontiac resident, a 5 year-old-female and a 3-year-old female

Groveland Township – OCSO Fire Investigator Request

Incident 19:37 hours (#14-84870) Summary:  Groveland Fire Department requested an OCSO Fire Investigator for a residential structure fire in the 1700 block of Madsen Dr.  A propane tank exploded and caught the rear of the residence on fire.  There were no injuries and minor damage to the structure.

An OCSO Fire Investigator responded to assist in the investigation. Per the Fire Investigator the fire started as the result of a malfunctioning barbeque and was determined to be accidental.

City of Keego Harbor (Cass Lake) – Possible Drowning/OCSO Marine Unit-Aviation Unit Assist

Incident 21:57 hours (#14-84944) Summary: Keego Harbor PD and the West Bloomfield Fire Department responded to an address in the 3100 block of Orchard Lake Rd on a report of a possible drowning on Cass Lake.  The original information reported two females (approx. 10-12 yrs. old) on paddle boards went out about an hour previous and only one had returned.  

This was reported by a third party witness who also indicated she could see the second paddle board still floating on the lake.  However, she did not see anyone go into the water.  The West Bloomfield Fire Department requested the assistance of the Dive Team and the Aviation Unit to assist in the search.

A Sergeant from the OCSO Marine Unit responded to assist and coordinate with the West Bloomfield Fire Department in the event additional information confirmed the drowning.  

A helicopter from the OCSO Aviation Unit was also notified and responded to conduct an aerial search of the area with however nothing was found. The West Bloomfield Fire Department, along with Keego Harbor PD went door-to-door in the area and were unable to locate any information to substantiate the possible drowning or missing person.  

Keego Harbor PD will be handle the report and at this time the report of the drowning appears to be unfounded.

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