Week of 2.20.17

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Bates Street Society Dinner

The Community House Board of Directors welcomed 200 to the second annual dinner ($200, $250 tickets) honoring significant donors ($25,000 plus). It also saluted community Pillars of Vibrancy who were toasted at a preliminary champagne reception. The 2017 Pillars are: Culture - architect Victor Saroki and publisher of Downtown Publications David Hohendorf; Wellness - Richard Astrein and Beaumont Hospital President Rosanna Morris; Philanthropy - Lois Shaevsky and George Miller; Education - Margaret Matthes. They were eulogized by house CEO/President Bill Seklar and received tribute pins from past pillars before joining the dinner crowd.
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oakland confidential

March 2017

MARCIA, MARCIA, MARCIA: Oakland County Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) may have picked a fight with the wrong person in power when she called out county board chair Mike Gingell and vice chair Mike Spiz , both Republicans, during board swearing-in ceremonies on January 11. "She seemed determined to create dissension," said a fellow commissioner. "She ...more»
public safety rochester area

Stranger has phone delivered to residence

A strange delivery of an iPhone to a Rochester Hills residence on Thursday, February 16, was followed by an even stranger visit from an unknown man in the 2400 Westwood block, who then asked the resident to turn over the phone....more>

Woman arrested in assault of local resident

A 25-year-old Warren woman was arrested on Thursday, February 2, in connection with an assault and battery incident involving a 55-year-old Rochester Hills man in the 1200 block of Candlestick Lane....more>

Protesters clash with local property owner

A police investigation into an altercation on Tuesday, January 31, between a group of anti-Trump political protesters who drew the ire of a Rochester property owner near Oak and 6th Street will be presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office to determine if charges will be filed in the case, police said....more>

Thief breaks into dead man's home

Several items that belonged to the family of a deceased Rochester Hills man were stolen sometime overnight on Friday, January 13, from a home in the 3000 block of Eastwood Drive, authorities said....more>

Drunken stranger arrested for burglary

A 24-year-old Grand Blanc man suspected of crashing his car into a wooded area in the 6300 block of Orion Road and stumbling into a stranger's home and passing out on their couch was arrested on Sunday, February 12, in connection with breaking and entering, authorities said....more>

Stolen purse and then theft of college funds

The theft of a purse left in the back seat of the vehicle belonging to a Rochester Hills woman overnight on Saturday, January 14, in the 1300 block of Horseshoe Bend Drive led to the theft of about $700 from the victim's college fund, authorities said. ...more>

Man treated for suspected overdose

A Clinton Township man treated on Sunday, January 22, for a suspected heroin overdose while staying at a Rochester Hills motel was transported to an area hospital. ...more>

Furnace stolen from home

A furnace delivered to a home under construction on Wednesday, February 1, in the 1900 block of Rosati Court in Rochester Hills, was stolen sometime overnight, authorities said....more>

Four women steal designer glasses

A group of four women on Tuesday, January 24, are believed to have stolen nearly $3,000 in designer eye glasses from a Rochester Hills eye care center in the 1700 block of South Boulevard, authorities said....more>

Vandals damage hot tub

A Rochester Hills resident told sheriff's deputies on Saturday, January 14, that vandals caused thousands of dollars in damage to their hot tub in the 400 block of John R....more>

Police seek assistance in wallet thefts

Rochester police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person believed to be responsible for stealing several wallets on Saturday, February 11, from a business in the 300 block of Main Street....more>

Construction thieves tracked, arrested

Oakland County sheriff's deputies, working with detectives from the Troy Police Department, on Tuesday, January 31, arrested two Waterford men in connection with the theft of scaffolding from a construction site in the 3000 block of Somerset Circle in Rochester Hills....more>

Jewelry stolen from Rochester Hills home

A Rochester Hills resident told authorities nearly $5,000 in jewelry was stolen sometime on Wednesday, January 4, from their home 3100 block of Graham....more>

Check fraud under investigation

Rochester police are investigating a fraud case that involved the illegal cashing of two checks from an unidentified business in the 300 block of E. Second Street....more>

Detectives track theft through rewards card

Oakland County sheriff's investigators are seeking a 53-year-old Novi woman in connection with the theft of a $300 hair dryer on Thursday, January 26, from a Rochester Hills beauty supply shop in the 2800 block of S. Rochester Road....more>

Shoplifters steal $1,800 in perfume

Video surveillance footage taken on Friday, January 6, at a Rochester Hills beauty shop in the 2800 block of S. Rochester Road revealed two women worked together to steal more than $1,800 in perfume, authorities said....more>

Boat, trailer stolen in Rochester Hills

A boat and trailer was stolen sometime on or about Wednesday, February 1, from a home in the 2700 block of Hickory Lawn Street in Rochester Hills, authorities said....more>

Shoplifters target perfume, cologne

A pair of shoplifters on Friday, February 3, stole about $200 in men's cologne from a Rochester Hills beauty shop in the 2800 block of S. Rochester Road, authorities said....more>
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