Week of 6.26.17

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Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon

From the first sip of pink bubbly (in a split with a pink straw) to the Hat Crawl guests’ exit with huge, hot pink balloons, the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon was a dreamy, Sweet/Suite Sixteen production. During the reception the sold-out crowd (400 @ $150, $200-patron) oohed and aahed each others’ hats and bought all of the 1,000 chance auction raffle tickets. The luncheon program emceed by Rhonda Walker had highlights. Ali MacManus, a songwriter/singer who was born prematurely with multiple birth defects and has survived 11 major surgeries, got a standing ovation when she sang her composition “Breaking Free.”
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oakland confidential

July 2017

GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
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Thousands in computer equipment stolen

Burglars in early June stole more than $10,000 in computer equipment during a pair of suspected break-ins at a Rochester Hills business in the 2900 block of Bond Street, authorities said....more>

Burglars takes narcotics from pharmacy

A pair of burglars on the morning of Friday, June 9, stole an unknown amount of narcotics from a Rochester Hills pharmacy during a break-in in the 2000 block of S. Rochester Road....more>

Shoplifter returns stolen clothes, takes more

A woman who exchanged suspected clothing items on Saturday, June 3, to a Rochester Hills women's clothing store in the 300 block of N. Adams, is believed to have stolen additional merchandise before leaving the shop....more>

Thief eludes sheriff's deputy after chase

A man believed to have stolen energy drinks from a Rochester Hills gas station in the 2200 block of Crooks was able to elude a sheriff's deputy after a brief high-speed pursuit....more>

Job posting leads to possible identity theft

A Rochester Hills woman seeking employment on Monday, June 19, may have become the victim of identity theft after applying for a job as an administrative assistant posted on Craigslist....more>

Fraudster tries to trick online seller

A Rochester Hills woman attempting to sell a $50 ring online was the target on Tuesday, May 30, of a common online scam that attempted to defraud her out of more than $1,200 of her own money. ...more>

Lawn equipment stolen from garage

Several hundred dollars in lawn equipment was stolen sometime on Friday, May 19, from a garage of a home in the 1800 block of Old Homestead in Rochester Hills....more>

Thermostat theft thwarted

A 17-year-old Detroit male was arrested on Monday, June 12, and cited for retail theft after allegedly stealing a $200 thermostat from a Rochester Hills department store....more>

Computer, jacket stolen from vehicle

A Rochester Hills resident who left his vehicle unlocked overnight on Thursday, May 25, in the 3100 block of Hickory Lawn Street was the victim of a theft....more>

Hidden key used in burglary

A hidden key stashed at a Rochester Hills home construction site on Friday, June 9, was used sometime over the weekend to enter a unoccupied residence in the 1000 block of Queensboro Drive where several thousand dollars in finishing materials were stolen....more>

Burglar targets vehicles, unoccupied home

One or more criminals on Thursday, May 25, broke into unlocked vehicles and an unoccupied home in the 300 block of Willow Tree Lane, authorities said....more>
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