Crime Watch Sept. 12, 2020

At 11:06 a.m., on Sept. 2, Brandon deputies responded to a report of fraud. The victim came into the substation to report that her business checks had been re-created and that her account had been defrauded of over $47,000. She said the week prior she had received a phone call from someone asking about a check she had written, but she had dismissed the call because she knew she had not written a check and believed the call was a phone scam looking for information. She then received a call from a bank’s fraud department about another check they believed looked funny. She confirmed that the check was fraudulent. The checks have her company name and proper routing and account information on them, but there was an addition of other business names and fake check numbers. She said the checks did not have 4-digit serial numbers. There were 21 checks that she was aware of, each written to a different recipient. She is unsure how many might still be pending. She already contacted her bank to have the account frozen and she was getting new checks. The case has been submitted for review.
Missing person
At 4:42 p.m., on Sept. 5, Brandon deputies responded to a report of a missing person. Upon arrival, deputies met with a caretaker at the residence, who said she noticed at the start of her shift that day that the missing man was not in the house and she had not seen him all day. She called her supervisor, who told her to make a police report. She was advised that if the man came back or she found out any information, to call police.

Brandon Fire was also contacted to see if they might have transported the man in the last few days, but no information was found. The man was entered into LEIN as a missing person.
At 10:31 a.m., on Sept. 9, Brandon deputies responded to a report of a larceny. Deputies met with a man and ran a search on him, and found that he had a valid felony warrant out of a different jurisdiction. The warrant was confirmed and the man was transported to Oakland County Jail without incident.
At 9:04 a.m., on Sept. 9, Brandon deputies responded to a report of a larceny in the 5000 block of Oakwood Road. Upon arrival, deputies met with the residents of the home. The woman stated that an acquaintance of hers came to stay with her and the other resident on Aug. 18, and left on Aug. 23. She said after dropping her off, she returned home and noticed several items of clothing missing including a hunting suit. She stated that the total stolen ranged from $1,500-$2,000. She stated she has tried to get her clothing back, but the acquaintance refused to give it back. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.
Welfare check
At 6:36 p.m., on Sept. 4, Brandon deputies responded to a request for a welfare check. Upon arrival, deputies met with a woman who said she got into an argument with her husband. She said he had been drinking and got upset over a question she had asked him, and then began to throw things around. She said while in the kitchen, he grabbed her and pushed her against the wall. She said they continued to argue as they went into the bedroom where he grabbed her again and pushed her into the bedroom wall. She said he punched a hole in the door. She then went to grab the house phone and he smashed it on the floor. She said he knew she was going to call the police and changed his clothes and left the house in an unknown direction. She said he had cut his feet on broken glass from a picture he smashed. Deputies checked the surrounding area and the outbuildings but the man was not located. She said this has occurred before and she said yes but he had not hit her for about a year. She refused to complete a witness statement and said she counts on her husband for her livelihood. The case remains open.
A few drinks
At 12:48 a.m., on Sept. 5, Brandon deputies found a vehicle on patrol in the area of Seymour Lake Road. The vehicle had pulled over on the shoulder of the road. It did not move and the brake lights were on for ten minutes. Deputies drove over to check the welfare of the driver and observed her slumped over. Deputies positioned their patrol vehicle in front of the vehicle because it appeared the vehicle was in drive. Deputies approached the driver’s side and reached into the vehicle to place it in park and remove the keys and were able to wake the driver. Upon waking her, she had glossy, bloodshot eyes and her speech was slurred. Deputies could also smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. She stated she had a little to drink, coming from down the road and was going home. She advised that she was passed out on the side of the road and she said no and that she worked a lot. She had two drinks about 3 hours ago at dinner. She was having a hard time keeping her sentences straight and kept changing her story. She was unable to complete some field sobriety tests. She submitted to a preliminary breath test, which resulted in a .261. She was placed under arrest and transported to the hospital for a blood draw. She was then transported and lodged at Oakland County Jail.

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