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Published January 12, 2016

WARREN — A Warren man was in custody Jan. 12 after a domestic dispute resulted in gunfire and a “shootout” involving responding police.

According to Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department, no one was injured after Terrance Joseph, 21, allegedly fired multiple shots during an argument with a 26-year-old woman — the mother of Joseph’s child — over custody issues. Joseph was reportedly on the front porch of the home at the time, on Chalmers just west of Van Dyke and north of Toepfer. 

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Published January 12, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — More than two years after a mixed-breed dog who allegedly lunged at police officers was shot by an officer, a federal district court judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the city of St. Clair Shores and the officers involved will be dismissed.

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Published January 12, 2016

A 36-year-old Dryden man remained in jail Jan. 12 after he was charged with bank robbery for an incident at the BestBank inside the Kroger store at 3125 John R.

Police said Robert Perry went to the bank at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 7 and gave the teller a note demanding money.

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Published January 6, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — Authorities are trying to find a young girl who appears to have run away from her father’s home in Madison Heights.

The missing person is Kimari McIver, a 12-year-old black girl, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 130 pounds, with medium-length brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen around 8 p.m. Dec. 20, 2015.

She was reportedly wearing pajama pants and a T-shirt, but her father told police she may have changed her clothes prior to leaving home.

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Published January 4, 2016

ROSEVILLE — A Roseville man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl has been bound over to Macomb County Circuit Court on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct following a preliminary examination at the 39th District Court Dec. 30.

Jason Niemasz, 33, is due back in court Jan. 11 for his circuit court arraignment.

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Published December 29, 2015

DETROIT — An FBI officer was shot Dec. 10 during a two-day, multiagency heroin and crack cocaine raid that included the assistance of an agent from the Southfield Police Department. 

The officer was shot while executing a federal search warrant in the area of Dascota and Fenkell in Detroit, according to a news release from Jill Washburn, media coordinator for the FBI Detroit Field Office.

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Published December 29, 2015

DETROIT/GROSSE POINTE WOODS — It has been one year since Paige Stalker was fatally shot in Detroit in a murder case that remains unsolved. 

The 16-year-old University Liggett School student, who would have graduated this spring, left behind family and friends who miss her every day.

One year after gunfire took her life, Paige’s classmates at Liggett, in Grosse Pointe Woods, have found a way to honor her memory.

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Published December 28, 2015

HARPER WOODS — A 42-year-old Detroit man who was shot in the leg in October faced his alleged attacker when he testified during a court hearing Dec. 16 in 32-A District Court.

Yoland Crosby took the stand during a preliminary examination in the case against 25-year-old Harper Woods resident Rachael Paluch, who is accused of firing one shot that hit him in the leg just after midnight Oct. 17.

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Published December 22, 2015

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The probable cause conference in the case of a 61-year-old woman charged with fatally shooting her husband the day before Thanksgiving was delayed a week until Dec. 21 during its original hearing scheduled for Dec. 14.

Julie Kay Chimelak, of Macomb Township, is facing a life felony charge of second-degree murder following the shooting of her husband, Ronald George Chimelak, 75.

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Published December 22, 2015

HAZEL PARK — A Troy man faces up to four years in prison after he allegedly falsely reported a felony in Hazel Park.

The suspect is Kelly Peterson, 47. He was arraigned Dec. 11 in Hazel Park 43rd District Court and released on a $1,000 personal bond. He has no prior criminal history.

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