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Fenton Woman Arrested on Heroin Charges; Teens Report Hit and Run by Ex-Girlfriend in Hartland

The following information was supplied by area police agencies. It does not indicate a conviction.

The following is a roundup of crime reports from the areas around White Lake and Highland.

On Friday at approximately 10:20 p.m., two Fenton police cars were dispatched to Tropi-Tan on North Leroy Street, for a suspicious person locked in a restroom, Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said.

Officers spoke with the manager of the business, who showed them the locked bathroom at the rear of the building.

Officers open the door and found a woman bent over holding a bottle of what she identified as witch hazel, he said. She appeared to be having some type of medical problem, and one of the officers saw a syringe and needle in her purse, Aro said.

Police found suspected heroin in her purse and arrested her for possession of the drug. Once it was determined her health was not a concern, they lodged her overnight in the Fenton lockup, police said. The evidence in her purse was seized, and the suspected heroin will be tested in a lab for identification, Aro said.

The woman, 23, lives in Fenton and is on probation, he said. Police contacted her probation officer and are sending a report to the prosecutor for her possession of approximately 2 grams of suspected heroin.

Teenage Couple Report Hit and Run by 'Crazy' Ex-Girlfriend

On December 3, an 18-year-old Highland woman is accused of rear-ending a car parked at the Speedway Gas Station in Hartland and then leaving the scene, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

According to the report, the female suspect was parked at a gas pump around 11 p.m. when she noticed her 17-year-old ex-boyfriend arrive in a car driven by a 17-year-old female and park at the gas pump next to them.

Police say that while the 17-year-old woman went inside the building to pay, the suspect spoke to her ex-boyfriend but said he was being rude to her. That was when, police say, the suspect decided to empty a bottle of soda and a bottle of water onto the drivers side seat. 

When the 17-year-old female exited the building, witnesses say the 18-year-old suspect confronted her and began yelling at her. One witness told police he went inside Speedway to inform the employees of a “catfight” going on in the parking lot.

According to the report, the 17-year-old male had gotten out of the car and the suspect was seen kicking, hitting and spitting at him. Police say the 18-year-old also had pulled out a bat from the bed of her S-10 pick-up truck and waved it around yelling, “What you gonna do?”

Police say the Speedway employee had gone outside and told the 18-year-old she had to leave and, with the help of a male friend who was with the suspect, got her in her truck. 

Witnesses say the 18-year-old pulled away from the gas pump and appeared ready to leave when the S-10 truck braked suddenly and then backed into the car driven by the 17-year-old victim. The suspect then left the scene.

According to the report, both victims were standing outside near the front of the car when it was hit and one witness told police that if the 17-year-old male had not pulled the 17-year-old female out of the way, she could have been hit.

The female victim told police she was "terrified."

The 18-year-old later told police she was upset since she wasn’t able to fight the other girl who was giving her “ugly looks.”

According to the report, at the time of the incident, the suspect told police she thought, “Dang, I did not get to fight her so I am going to hit her with my car.”

Body Found in Farmington Hills Creek Identified as Missing Novi Man

The Novi Police Department has identified remains found in Farmington Hills as that of a man missing from his Novi business office in June, according to a press release.

On June 14, Patrick Keough, a 38-year-old, Howell resident walked away from his office on Cabot Drive in Novi, leaving behind written communication indicating he may harm himself. The disappearance prompted an extensive, several month search that included area canvasses by police officers, helicopters, the Novi Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and several K-9 teams from the Novi Police Department and Michigan Search and Rescue. In addition, several members of the Keough family organized a search for him shortly after he disappeared.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Farmington Hills Police Department received a call from a private contractor reporting he found human remains in a heavily wooded area near Halsted and Thirteen Mile Roads. Upon further investigation, a severly decomposed body was found in a creek bed. The remains were taken to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office for a post-mortem examination.

The remains have been positively identified by the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office as Patrick Keough. The cause of death is yet to be determined but does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Keough family,” said Novi Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David Molloy. “Although this brings closure to Mr. Keogh’s disappearance, it is by no means the outcome for which we were hoping.”

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