Late sheriff’s deputy honored in township

Late sheriff’s deputy honored in township

Deputy Robert Loken was a 27-year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office who passed away this past January after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Recently, Loken was recognized with a highway dedication in Independence Township. He was highly respected as a Master K9 Trainer throughout the law enforcement community. Friends and […]

Police reports, Nov. 23, 2022

House fire On Nov. 4 at 5:04 p.m., the Independence Township Fire Department requested the assistance of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigations Unit in the 100 block of South River Drive for a residential structure fire that had occurred. No injuries were reported. The incident remains under investigation. Bicyclist struck by vehicle On […]

Maintaining Old Glory

Maintaining Old Glory

Captain Tom McDonald and some members of his crew from the Independence Township Fire Department recently constructed a large American flag out of expired fire hose and raised it to the ceiling in the apparatus room of Fire Station 1, located at 6500 Citation Drive, for all to enjoy. Pictured, from left, are firefighter Chris […]

Police reports, Oct. 26, 2022

Drunk driving On Oct. 15 at 12:42 a.m., deputies were called to an unoccupied vehicle that was in the ditch at Maybee Road and Dvorak Street. Upon their arrival, deputies observed the crashed vehicle and located a 48-year-old Clarkston female who admitted to consuming alcohol. She was not injured, but was arrested for operating while […]

Burglary suspect arraigned

Burglary suspect arraigned

Last Friday, Sept. 30, local deputies, with the assistance of Waterford Police Department’s Special Operations Unit (SOU), collaborated on a joint effort with investigating a subject connected to over 50 home invasions and larceny from auto incidents (beginning in July 2022) within Independence Township, Springfield Township and one financial transaction device incident that occurred in […]

Road opening causing issues

Road opening causing issues

By Matt Mackinder Clarkston News Editor When Mann Road was re-opened by the Road Commission for Oakland County for the Labor Day weekend, it caused traffic problems and even an accident, according to Independence Township resident Mike Powell. “Because of the haphazard way the RCOC opened Mann Road, motorists think they were given the green […]

Police files, Sept. 14, 2022

Traffic accident On Aug. 10 just before midnight, local deputies assisted Michigan State Police by responding to the area of northbound I-75 and Sashabaw Road for the report of a personal injury accident. The vehicle was located in the grassy median between north and southbound I-75 at Waldon Road. The 64-year old woman from Davisburg […]

COVID-19 Update – September 7, 2022

As of August 31, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the three Clarkston ZIP codes: September 7: 48346: 6,050 cases (125 new), 68 deaths 48348: 6,604 cases (143 new), 42 deaths 48350: 2,043 cases (50 new), 13 deaths As compared to August 31: […]

COVID-19 Update – August 31, 2022

As of August 31, here are the reported number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and new cases in the past 30 days for the three Clarkston ZIP codes: August 31: 48346: 6,032 cases (123 new), 68 deaths 48348: 6,583 cases (145 new), 41 deaths 48350: 2,038 cases (49 new), 13 deaths As compared to August 24: […]

Deja’ vu

On Aug. 24, the Clarkston City Hall public restroom vandalized again, according to City Manager Jonathan Smith in his weekly email communication to residents and businesses. The sink was ripped off the wall again, this time breaking into multiple pieces. City Treasurer Greg Cote’ was in the office at the time and spoke with those […]

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