$7M federal government investment issued to repair crumbling road in Orion Township
Chris Barnett, a Republican, found a partner in Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat. Through their work and bipartisanship, Slotkin announced $7 million in federal dollars, which will pay for rebuilding the roads, not just a patch job.
Nightside Report March 24, 2021: Orion Township native at center of search for missing woman in Virgin Islands, Metro Detroit woman warns others after falling victim to elaborate pet purchasing scam
Orion Township native at center of search for missing woman in Virgin IslandsOrion Township native at center of search for missing woman in Virgin IslandsDETROIT – A Michigan man is at the center of the search for a British woman who has gone missing the U.S. Virgin Island. Sarm Heslop went missing more than two weeks ago, but the investigation is at a standstill. Ryan Bane -- from Orion Township -- has reportedly refused to let investigators continue to search his boat after reporting his girlfriend missing while the two were sailing between islands. The FBI has joined the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) in the search. ‘Labels matter’ -- Michigan lawmakers push for stronger federal terrorism lawsMichigan is once again taking the lead on domestic terrorism across the country.
Orion Township native at center of search for missing woman in Virgin Islands
DETROIT – A Michigan man is at the center of the search for a British woman who has gone missing the U.S. Virgin Island. Sarm Heslop went missing more than two weeks ago, but the investigation is at a standstill. Ryan Bane -- from Orion Township -- has reportedly refused to let investigators continue to search his boat after reporting his girlfriend missing while the two were sailing between islands. The FBI has joined the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) in the search. FindSarm.comAn attorney for Bane released a statement that said Bane allowed investigators on his boat and handed over Heslop’s personal items.
VIDEO: Oakland County deputy uses Narcan to save man found overdosed in truck
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man was brought back to life Friday morning by an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy after he had overdosed on heroin. The man and his driver were both unconscious behind the wheel of a moving pickup truck. The deputy was dispatched to the scene near the border of Auburn Hills and Orion Township. With the clock ticking, he used two shots of Narcan to slowly bring the man back to life. As the man regained consciousness, he was disoriented and began communicating with the first responders.
Man, woman from Pontiac arrested in car containing drugs, cash, officials say
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man and a woman from Pontiac were arrested overnight after a deputy found them inside a car containing drugs and cash, officials said. A 19-year-old Pontiac woman sitting in the front passenger seat admitted to having a large amount of suspected narcotics in her clothing, according to the deputy. She turned the suspected narcotics over and was taken into custody without incident, authorities said. AdA K-9 unit arrived and conducted a search, alerting deputies to the center console and front seat areas of the vehicle, according to officials. Deputies said they found narcotic paraphernalia, a smaller sum of cash and suspected narcotics in the center console.
Orion Township man arrested after neighbor sees woman trying to escape mobile home through window
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An Orion Township man was arrested for beating his pregnant girlfriend after a neighbor saw the woman trying to escape through a window of the mobile home, only to be pulled back in, according to police. A neighbor called police and told them a woman had made several attempts to exit the mobile home, only to be pulled back inside, deputies said. When officials went to the front door, they were met by a woman, and a man was in the living room, according to authorities. AdThe 22-year-old Orion Township man told deputies he and his pregnant girlfriend, an 18-year-old Orion Township woman who also lived at the home, got into an argument about money, according to authorities. Police said the man told them he told his girlfriend to leave, but when she tried to do so he stopped her because she doesn’t have anywhere else to go.
Michigan rep. criticizes Oakland County’s move to prioritize vaccinating politicians
“I would say this is wrong,” said Michigan Rep. John Reilly. The state of Michigan is currently in vaccination phase 1-B, which began on Jan. 11. “They said 80 percent of their people are over 75 and they have not been able to get the vaccine,” Reilly said. “Oakland County has offered to administer the COVID vaccine to the county’s state representatives, seniors and commissioners because continuity of government is a vital public interest during the pandemic,” Mullan’s statement reads. Local health departments have the option to prioritize the groups within the guidance they feel are most at risk and at highest need of vaccination.
78-year-old woman in Oakland County loses more than $29K in scam, sheriff says
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 78-year-old Orion Township woman was scammed out of more than $29,000, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said a scammer called the woman claiming to be an Amazon employee to verify that she purchased $8,000 worth of Apple products. Deputies said after the purchase was disputed, the caller transferred the woman to someone claiming to be a member of the Michigan State Police to make a report. The fake MSP trooper told the woman that she needed to provide all of her banking information to file the report. “Scammers continue to evolve their tactics and try to find ways to outsmart citizens,” said Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard.
Rochester middle school basketball coach charged with assaulting mother of his child
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An Orion Township man is facing criminal charges after severely injuring the mother of his child. According to police, the assault happened at a home in the 4700 block of Georgia Drive in Orion Township on Dec. 12. Read: Rochester Community Schools basketball coach arrested, district officials sayRead more: Rochester Community Schools coach accused of assault in Orion TownshipShe suffered multiple broken orbital and facial bones during the attack and was transported to a local hospital. The child was dropped off by Roberson to his mother’s home and unharmed. How to helpAn online fundraiser has been created to help the victim and child.
Rochester Community Schools coach accused of assault in Orion Township
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Rochester Community Schools coach is in police custody for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in Orion Township. According to the Oakland County Office, deputies responded on Sunday night to a home where they found the girlfriend semi-conscious and covered in blood. PREVIOUS: Rochester Community Schools basketball coach arrested, district officials sayThe coach was taken into custody Monday morning, and charges are pending. Rochester Community Schools district said the Van Hoosen Middle School coach was fired after district officials learned of the arrest. Rochester Community Schools continues to work collaboratively with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and will not speculate during an ongoing investigation.
Orion Township woman’s body left in bed for nearly a month
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The body of an Orion Township woman was left in her bedroom for more than three weeks until authorities issued a welfare check Sunday. According to authorities, at about 11:30 a.m. Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home on Conklin Road for a welfare check after someone believed there was a dead body within the home. Deputies said Animal Control was called to the scene for the removal of two dogs that were preventing Deputies from entering the home. When deputies made entry into the home, they said they found a deceased woman in an upstairs bedroom and a deceased dog in the basement. Authorities said the daughter told the deputies she was overwhelmed and was not emotionally prepared to deal with the death.
‘Highly intoxicated’ man bites Oakland County deputy, is arrested
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 24-year-old man was taken into police custody Friday morning after biting an Oakland County deputy. According to authorities, deputies were dispatched to Johnny Black’s Public House, located on Baldwin Road in Orion Township, just before 1 a.m. due to an intoxicated person. Police said the deputies provided several requests to back away while they continued their investigation, but the man did not comply. Police said a deputy attempted to escort the man away from the investigation when he pushed the deputy and while attempted to secure the man in handcuffs, the “highly intoxicated” man bit the deputy on his arm, drawing blood. The 24-year-old man was taken into custody and lodged at the Oakland County Jail, pending the issuance of a criminal charge.
Canterbury Village hosts Tigers Opening Day watch party
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Tigers baseball returned to action on Friday. In Lake Orion, Tigers fans took part in the season opener in a way they never imagined. Canterbury Village hosted a Tigers Opening Day watch party. No fans are allowed at the stadiums for the shortened 60-game slate due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. READ: Baseball returns and Tigers fall 7-1 to CincinnatiWatch the video above for the full story
Couple charged after guns drawn in Orion Township parking lot bound over for trial
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A couple charged with felonious assault in connection with guns being drawn during an altercation in an Orion Township parking lot have been bound over for trial. Jillian Wuestenberg and Eric Wuestenberg were arrested and charged earlier this month. Jillian Wuestenberg said she thought she bumped into the door and not into a person. “I was at the sliding door of the van and she came out and proceeded to yell at me,” Jillian Wuestenberg said. Attorneys for both parties said their clients were overwhelmed after the video went viral.
Couple charged in Orion Township Chipotle incident say they’ve received death threats
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The video of a White Oakland County woman with a gun pointed at a Black woman and her two teenagers outside an Orion Township Chipotle went viral last week. READ: Couple arrested, charged in Orion Township parking lot altercation caught on videoBoth Jillian Wuestenberg and Eric Wuestenberg have been charged with felonious assault in connection with the actions shown in the video. Jillian Wuestenberg was walking out with the food when a 15-year-old girl said she bumped into her. “I was at the sliding door of the van and she came out and proceeded to yell at me,” Jillian Wuestenberg said. “From the moment she started speaking she was very aggressive.”READ: Attorneys for both families in viral Orion Township confrontation speak outThe confrontation continued escalating.
Couple charged in Orion Township Chipotle incident say they’ve received death threats
Couple charged in Orion Township Chipotle incident say they’ve received death threatsPublished: July 9, 2020, 11:12 pmThe video of a White Oakland County woman with a gun pointed at a Black mother and her two teenagers outside an Orion Township Chipotle went viral last week.
Attorneys for both families in viral Orion Township confrontation speak out
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The attorneys for both families involved in a viral confrontation are speaking out about what happened Wednesday. The gun drawn altercation between Jillian and Eric Wuestenberg; and Takelia Hill and her daughters went viral, leading to felony charges. They saw this,” said Chris Quinn, the Hill family attorney. He served his country very well,” said Terry Johnson, the Wuestenberg family attorney. Quinn believes Jillian Wuestenberg should have deescalated the argument with the 15-year-old girl and Johnson believes charges should be filed against Hill.
Couple charged with felonious assault after woman points gun at family outside Orion Township Chipotle
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A couple is facing felonious assault charges after a White woman pulled a gun on a Black mother and her two daughters at an Orion Township Chipotle. Officials said the woman was leaving Chipotle with her food and the mother and her daughters were going in. It happened on Wednesday at about 6 p.m. in a quiet shopping area outside a Chipotle Mexican Grill on Baldwin Road. Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were there almost immediately after calls were placed to 911. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the couple claimed to fear for their lives after their vehicle was struck with a hand by the other party.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, July 2, 2020
DETROIT The Oakland County Sheriff announced charges relating to an incident Wednesday where a woman pulled a gun in an Orion Township parking lot. The newly released unemployment numbers show that more than 4.8 million people either went back to their existing jobs or found a new one. After some encouraging initial results, researchers remain cautiously optimistic that a safe and effectively vaccine can be made. A Red Robin restaurant in Clinton Township closed after two employees tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Red Robin on Hall Road east of Hayes Road shut down Sunday and spent the last several days closed for cleaning.
White Mich. couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family
(Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan, authorities said Thursday. Cellphone video captured the confrontation Wednesday outside a Chipotle in Orion Township, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Detroit. Takelia Hill, who is Black, told the newspaper that it happened after the white woman bumped into Hill's teenage daughter as they were entering the fast food restaurant. The video footage starts after that, in the parking lot. A woman shouts, She's got a gun on me! and urges someone in the parking lot to call the police.
Watch Local 4 News at 5 -- July 3, 2020
Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 5:Hear from attorneys from both families involved in viral parking lot confrontationTwo people are charged in connection to an altercation Wednesday at a Chipotle parking lot in Orion Township. A video first shared on Twitter and then uploaded to YouTube shows what appears to be three women in a verbal altercation with another woman and her husband. At one point a woman pulls out a handgun and points it at the other women -- a mother and her two daughters.
Couple points guns at mother, teens in Orion Township, charged with assault
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Oakland County Sheriff announced charges relating to an incident Wednesday where a woman pulled a gun in an Orion Township parking lot. Video from the scene show the barrel of the gun pointed directly at the camera. Jillian Deanne Wuestenberg (L), Eric Peter Wuestenberg (R) (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, from Independence Township, drew her weapon, chambered a round and pointed it at a Black mother and her two teenage daughters. When Oakland County deputies arrived, the Jillian Wuestenberg was detailed but let go. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the couple claimed to fear for their lives after their vehicle was struck with a hand by the other party.
Sheriff: Couple arrested, charged in Orion Township parking lot altercation caught on video
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two people are charged in connection to an altercation Wednesday at a Chipotle parking lot in Orion Township. A video first shared on Twitter and another video uploaded to YouTube show what appears to be three women in a verbal altercation with another woman and her husband. The verbal altercation ensued as the mother called the woman in question a racist, and the woman can be heard defending herself. The woman then entered her vehicle and her husband briefly continued the verbal altercation with the mother and daughter outside of the vehicle. The verbal altercation continued while the woman pointed the weapon at the group.
This food truck rally is a great way to dine-out while social distancing!
A perfect way to do that is to feast at a food truck rally! The Michigan MEGA Food Truck Rally is happening this Saturday, July 4th at Canterbury Village in Orion Township. Unlike last year, there will be no tables or chairs, guests are expected to walk around the park at a safe distance, going from food stand to food stand. Currently, there are 25 food trucks expected to be in attendance, and they may add a few more before the event this Saturday. Galindo’s “A Taste of Mexico” food truck is returning for its second year at the rally.
Man suspected of robbing several convenience stores around Oakland County
BRANDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police have arrested a man suspected of breaking into and robbing several convenience stores around Oakland County. Officials said Nathan James Calhoun, 28, of Brandon Township, is accused of breaking into stores in Orion, Brandon and Independence townships. At 12:49 a.m. Sunday, Calhoun broke into the Indianwood Junction Party Stop at 20 North Baldwin Road in Orion Township, according to authorities. Deputies said they went to the Mobil gas station at 1152 South Ortonville Road in Brandon Township at 1:52 a.m. for a glass breaking alarm. Someone had broken into the gas station, but nobody was there, officials said.
Health officials confirm case of rabies in skunk found in Oakland County
LAKE ORION, Mich. – Health officials have confirmed a case of rabies in a skunk found in Oakland County. The Oakland County Health Division announced Friday that the rabies case was confirmed in a skunk from Lake Orion. Health officials advised staying away from stray, wild and dead animals to protect against rabies. “Rabies is a fatal disease and there is no known cure.” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, a health officer for Oakland County. To report possible rabies exposure, call the Oakland County Health Division at 248-858-1286.
Orion Township supervisor details return from China amid coronavirus outbreak
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The family of Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett was forced to travel to China and back amid the coronavirus outbreak. Barnett said there were some scary moments for his family, but they have since returned to the United States safe and healthy. His sister, who lives in China, became critically ill, but it was unrelated to the coronavirus. “It was scary,” Barnett said. “They pulled us off the plane,” Barnett said.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Office works to ID people suspected of stealing from business
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Police are asking for help in identifying people wanted for theft from a Rochester Hills business on Sunday. The people are accused of stealing over $2,000 worth of products. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office believes they could be involved with a similar incident in Orion Township. Anyone with information should contact the Oakland County Sheriffs Office Rochester Hills Substation at 248-537-3530. To remain anonymous, you can contact the tip line at 888-TURN-1-IN.
VIDEO: 2 masked men rob Orion Township gas station at gunpoint
ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two men robbed a gas station clerk at gunpoint early Tuesday in Orion Township. Authorities said the men also demanded the woman’s cellphone. She said she didn’t have one, but they saw it on the counter and took it. One of the men was wearing a blue hooded jacket and orange work gloves. The other man was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue work gloves.
OCSO: 13-year-old girl dies in Oakland County after boy crashes into back of dad’s snowmobile
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 13-year-old girl was killed Tuesday in Oakland County when the snowmobile she was riding on crashed into the back of another snowmobile, ejecting her, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. Police said the girl, from Orion Township, was a passenger on a snowmobile driven by a 13-year-old Orion Township boy. The boy was following his 55-year-old father, from Independence Township, who was also riding a snowmobile, according to deputies. Oakland County deputies and Independence Township firefighters were called at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Whipple Lake and North Eston roads in Independence Township. A map of the location in Independence Township where a 13-year-old girl was killed in a snowmobile accident on Nov. 12, 2019.
Bleeding, sobbing Oakland County man arrested after strangling, stabbing mother to death, police say
(WDIV)ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. - An Oakland County man was found sobbing and bleeding on a sidewalk after he strangled and stabbed his mother to death and injured his uncle, police said. A 60-year-old Orion Township man called police and said he had been stabbed by his nephew -- a 29-year-old Orion Township man. The 60-year-old man said he woke up and heard Roberts call for help, so he went into the living room. He saw the 29-year-old man strangling Roberts with both hands, authorities said. The 29-year-old man was treated for a suspected self-inflicted stab wound to the neck and taken to the Oakland County Jail pending criminal charges, police said.
Firefighters battle flames at home in Orion Township
Fire crews put out a large fire Sunday in Orion Township. It happened about 3 a.m. in the area of Silverbell Road and Gallagher Road. Several fire crews worked to put out the flames. However, the... Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.