Rochester Police and Oakland County Sheriff Reports
Rochester Hills Man Charged in Robbery at Gas Station
Rochester Hills, MI - April 28, 2022 - A Rochester Hills man accused of robbing a Speedway gas station at knife point on Saturday is being held in the Oakland County Jail on $500,000 bond after his arraignment today on a felony charge.
Jason Mark Thompson, 45, is charged with armed robbery in connection with the April 23 incident. He was arraigned before 52-3 District Court Magistrate Marie Soma, who ordered that Thompson wear a GPS tether should he be released on bond.
“Good old-fashioned police work was able to take this violent offender off the street,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “I compliment the Rochester Hills substation for its great work and look forward to this individual being held accountable.”
The robbery happened about 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the station located at 2255 Crooks Road in Rochester Hills. The station cashier told Deputies a man armed with a knife ordered him to open the cash register and then get on the ground on his hands and knees. The suspect stole cash and then ran away.
Sheriff’s Detectives obtained surveillance video from the gas station and surrounding businesses, which led them to the Red Roof Inn several blocks away on Crooks Road. On Monday, as the Detectives were at the motel investigating, Thompson walked into the lobby. He was arrested without incident.
Detectives later found evidence of the crime along Thompson’s flight route, including the weapon used in the robbery.
Thompson has an extensive criminal history, which includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, fleeing and eluding and retail fraud.
Credit Card Fraud Report
Rochester, MI - April 20, 2022 - At approximately 3:04pm, a Rochester officer was dispatched to the lobby of the Rochester Police Station for a fraud report. Upon arrival, officer spoke with the complainant, a 44-year-old Rochester resident. She explained she was notified that there was suspicious activity on her Citi Card however, she did not own or apply for a Citi Card. Citi Bank fraud department had cancelled the account and is investigating the incident.
Driver Arrested had Revoked License
Rochester, MI - April 16, 2022 - While on patrol at approximately 10pm, a Rochester officer was on routine patrol and began following a silver Ford Focus traveling Eastbound on Runyon from Letica. Officer conducted a plate check of the vehicle which showed that the registered owner had a revoked driver's license. Officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver identified as a 37-year-old from Chesterfield, (identified by MI OPS). He was arrested for the offense of Driving while license revoked, conveyed to the Rochester Police Department, and processed. He was released with a ticket.
Driver Arrested had warrant from Oxford Police
Rochester, MI - April 15, 2022 - At approximately 11:50pm, a Rochester officer was performing selective enforcement in the area of S. Main and Second. Officer observed a vehicle traveling in the left lane of Northbound S. Main passing Second. This vehicle gained officer’s attention due to the rear passenger side tire being extremely low. Officer also visibly noticed the tire to be flat compared to the remaining three tires. Officer effected a traffic stop and upon checking the driver’s license status, identified as a 29-year-old from Ortonville, it was determined he currently has a warrant from Oxford PD. He was arrested and transported to a location where the officer met with an Oxford officer and turned the driver over to the officer.
Passed Out Intoxicated Male Arrested
Rochester, MI - April 10, 2022 - Rochester officers were dispatched to 215 S Main for an unknown intoxicated male found in someone’s vehicle. An employee at 215 S Main was leaving work after her shift. Upon arrival at their vehicle, they discovered an intoxicated male passed out in the front seat. Rochester Police were notified and arrived on scene. Upon arrival, officers attempted to contact the male but could smell a strong odor of intoxicants. The subject, a 21-year-old male from Hartland, was placed under arrest and transported to RPD for processing. The male was offered a PBT which he refused. The male was lodged at Rochester Police until sober and was released with a citation for disorderly intoxication.
Arrested Driver Fails Sobriety Tasks
Rochester, MI - April 9, 2022 - A Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of S Main and Third when they observed a vehicle change across multiple lanes to the center turn lane without using its turn signal. The vehicle then stopped for the red light at S Main and Second. The vehicle was stopped beyond the white painted stop line, blocking the pedestrian crosswalk. The traffic light then turned from red to green and they did not go. After a few moments the vehicle turned on to Second St without using its turn signal. The officer followed the vehicle on Second and observed the vehicle to cross over the double yellow line. The officer followed the vehicle onto Third St and then conducted a traffic stop. Officers contacted the driver, a 47-year-old female from Royal Oak, and observed signs of intoxication. The driver was offered field sobriety tasks, which she did not pass. The driver was arrest and transported to Rochester Police. The female was offered a breath test, which yielded a result of 0.1 BAC. The driver was held until sober and released pending a later court date.
May 2, 2022, City of Rochester, Oakland County Sheriff, and Rochester.Life staff