Week of 8.14.17

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Meadow Brook Concert & Cuisine

More than 350 ($85 - $125 tickets) convened at Oakland University for the annual summer fundraiser for MBT - “Michigan’s answer to Broadway.” Before the food stations opened, folks lollygagged outside sipping beer and wine from the Rochester Tap Room and bid $9,000 for the silent auction items Colleen Brnabic and Maryann Foxlee had set up in the hallway. Generous local restaurants (see photo gallery) served savory fare for dining on the stroll before the theatre doors opened. Artistic director Travis Walter conducted a live auction with his trademark good humor. He got $500 from two bidders for two Dickens packages that included a walk-on role in MBT’s “A Christmas Carol”  and $900 for a Fender Squire Guitar signed by The Grass Roots Band.
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oakland confidential

August 2017

HORSE RACES: Democratic aspirations of taking a majority hold on Congress after the 2018 General Election will hinge on the party’s ability to take two dozen congressional seats, which may include upsets in Michigan’s 8th and 11th Districts, according to recent rankings of 82 districts by The New York Times. The piece split the districts into eight groups to watch, based on competitiveness ...more»
public safety rochester area

Deputies speak to driver about fatal hit/run

A woman who allegedly struck a Rochester Hills man late Saturday, August 5, with her vehicle and left him on the side of the road with fatal injuries, said she thought she struck a deer, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said....more>

Roommate arrested for animal cruelty

A 33-year-old Rochester Hills man was arrested on Wednesday, August 2, in connection with animal cruelty after allegedly beating his roommate's cat to death with a hammer in the 700 block of Machette Court....more>

Rochester Hills man arrested in assault case

A 25-year-old Rochester Hills man who called an ambulance for his live-in girlfriend in the 500 block of Lespreance Drive on Saturday, July 15, was arrested by sheriff's deputies in connection with assault and battery....more>

Passer-by assists deputy in Rochester Hills

A 24-year-old Kentucky man who attempted to fight with a deputy during a traffic stop in Rochester Hills was taken into custody with the help of a passer-by in the area near Auburn Road and Lower Ridge Road, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said....more>

Man attacks woman at Meijer store

A Flint man was arrested on Sunday, July 23, in connection with a physical attack against a former romantic interest at a Rochester Hills Meijer store....more>

Two injured in accidental shooting

A Rochester man was arrested in connection with an accidental shooting early Saturday, July 15, that caused two women in the 500 block of Great Oak Boulevard in Rochester to be hospitalized with injuries from a stray bullet....more>

Man swindled by phony tax collector

A Rochester Hills man was bilked out of $3,050 on Friday, July 14, by a phony tax collector who claimed the victim would be arrested if he didn't pay a tax fine in the form of dozens of gift cards....more>

Cash stolen from Rochester Hills home

About $600 in missing cash is believed to have been stolen on Wednesday, July 5, from the home of a Rochester Hills woman who left the money out with other items she was planning on packing for vacation the following day, authorities said....more>

Vibrator thief evades seizure at Wal-Mart

A shoplifter on Friday, July 21, was able to avoid being detained by store security before leaving a Rochester Hills store with a personal massager....more>

Woman falls for IRS scam; loses $6,000

A Rochester Hills woman on Friday, July 7, fell victim to a phony tax collector who bilked the woman out of nearly $6,000 in Wal-Mart gift cards and iTunes cards, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office....more>

Construction equipment stolen from site

A $7,000 insulation spreader was stolen sometime overnight on Monday, July 17, or early Tuesday morning, July 18, from a Rochester Hills construction company in the 1800 block of Star Batt Drive, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said....more>
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