Police & Courts

Published July 3, 2016

HAZEL PARK — They had to wait a bit for him to grow big enough to be fitted, but now Lando, Hazel Park’s K-9 officer, has a bullet- and stab-proof vest to keep him safe.

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Published July 1, 2016

FERNDALE — A former Ferndale police officer has been arrested and arraigned on assault and battery charges after allegations that he physically abused a prisoner he arrested.

In the early morning hours of Monday, April 18, former officer Jason White arrested a 17-year-old in a southeast Ferndale neighborhood for larceny from an automobile. It was the teen’s fifth similar offense in a two-year period, according to police.

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Published July 1, 2016

A library patron has started a GoFundMe campaign to help repair and/or replace over 200 hardcover books that have been ripped apart at the spine at the Troy Public Library over the last three weeks.

The Troy resident reportedly started the  GoFundMe page — www.gofundme.com/helptroylibrary — after she received an email as part of an e-blast from the library June 24.

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Published July 1, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Sheriff’s investigators say the Mount Clemens girl who claimed she was thrown into the Clinton River by a stranger fabricated the entire story.

According to the original report taken on June 22, the girl said she and her 14-year-old stepbrother were walking on the boardwalk alongside the Clinton River at around 11 p.m. when they encountered an intoxicated man.

The girl said the man picked her up and threw her into the Clinton River. She also claimed  that she hit her head on the way down.

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Published July 1, 2016

While thousands of metro Detroiters celebrated the red, white and blue, local police wrapped up their summer Operation Blue Light campaign to thwart ignorers of red lights and more.

The Sterling Heights Police Department participated in Operation Blue Light through a joint effort with police departments from Shelby Township and Utica. The cops’ campaign began June 20 and ended July 4.

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Published June 30, 2016

The Bloomfield Township Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place in the 1600 block of Winthrop Road, near Woodward Avenue and East Square Lake Road, around 9 a.m. June 29.

According to Sgt. John Weise, a local hospital reported that a woman in her 30s had been shot in the chest by her boyfriend. She is listed in stable condition.

It is unknown if the shooting was accidental or intentional. In lieu of calling 911, the woman was driven to a local hospital.

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Published June 29, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Over 200 people packed the Berman Center for the Performing Arts June 23 to raise money for the West Bloomfield Police Foundation. 

The Concert for a Cause — which was hosted by the foundation and the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission — featured performances by Karen Newman, Kyle Johnson and Steve Acho. In total, the foundation — which provides financial support for officers and their families, and community members in need — raised over $28,000.

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Published June 29, 2016

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — The men authorities alleged were behind a spate of recent bank robberies, including one in Sterling Heights that led to a pursuit and two crashes in Warren on June 23, now face both federal and state-level charges.

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Published June 29, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Police are looking into a reported armed robbery that occurred recently.

According to a police report, around 10:34 p.m. June 6, police responded to the 24000 block of Cashmere Court on a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

Police dispatch personnel advised officers that they had received multiple calls from residents at the Autumn Ridge Condominiums who reported that they had heard gunshots in the area.

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Published June 29, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — The 2012 murder of a Madison Heights man and father of two remains unsolved. Now the reward has increased for any tips leading to an arrest and conviction.

Last year, the Michigan Department of Corrections and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were offering $5,000, and Crime Stoppers was offering $2,500. Now Crime Stoppers has added another $5,000, increasing its reward to $7,500.

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Published June 29, 2016

CLAWSON — City Council unanimously approved the renewal of two key police mutual aid agreements during its June 21 regular meeting.

City Manager Mark Pollack said the Clawson Police Department’s mutual aid agreement and dispatch and jail services agreement with the city of Troy play integral financial and service roles.

“Both are vital to our operations,” Pollack said.

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Published June 28, 2016

FERNDALE — Ferndale police are looking for a man who stole several batteries worth about $600 from a local business and hope the public can provide tips on the suspect.

Police responded to a report of a burglary alarm at around 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, at Battery Centers of America, a store that sells batteries for cars, boats, motorcycles and more, located at 1805 E. Nine Mile Road.

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Published June 28, 2016

HUNTINGTON WOODS — A Huntington Woods public safety officer was involved in an incident at about 10:10 a.m. June 22 in which a teen on a motorized electric scooter ran into the officer’s patrol vehicle.

The 14-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the crash and was taken to a local hospital. According to Huntington Woods Public Safety Director Andrew Pazuchowski, who spoke last week, the teen was doing fine.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Scotia Road and Hart Avenue, by the Huntington Woods Recreation Center.

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Published June 28, 2016

WARREN — A patron was grazed by an apparent ricochet and another man was beaten with a handgun on June 25 during an armed robbery at a cafe on 14 Mile Road, east of Dequindre.

Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt of the Warren Police Department said patrons reported that two men dressed in all black clothing, gloves and ski masks entered Sport Coffee at 11:47 p.m. Both men were described as black, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds.

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Published June 28, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Crime is dropping to historical lows in Farmington Hills.

During a June 13 City Council meeting, Police Chief Chuck Nebus spoke of the city’s crime statistics and what they mean for residents.

“Our mission statement includes superior services ... without prejudice or partiality,” he said.

 Nebus said that group A crimes — with 20 categories including assault, murder, auto thefts and rape — were down 5.69 percent in 2015.

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Published June 28, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Macomb Township man was arrested for his fourth operating while intoxicated offense after initially trying to flee from firefighters and sheriff’s personnel around 5:30 p.m. June 21.

The man, Mariusz Jaruntowski, 45, was spotted slumped over the wheel of his 2004 Jeep by Fire Department personnel in the parking lot of the Kroger’s located at 26 Mile Road and Romeo Plank.

Jaruntowski reportedly refused to roll down his car window for the firefighters, and he raced away as firefighters tried to intervene.

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Published June 27, 2016

ROYAL OAK — A 28-year-old Royal Oak resident was taken to Beaumont Hospital the morning of June 27 after she was hit by a vehicle in the crosswalk at Main and Fourth streets.

According to a statement issued by the Royal Oak Police Department, she suffered a non-life-threatening injury to her leg and was transported to the hospital by the Royal Oak Fire Department.

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Published June 27, 2016

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FRASER/TROY — On June 15, the Fraser Special Investigation Unit executed search warrants in Troy and Sterling Heights that were related to alleged marijuana trafficking.

The warrants resulted in the arrests of Troy residents Eric Layne Berg, 35, and Angie Wong, 30. Approximately 105 pounds of packaged marijuana — valued at about $231,000 — and $116,000 in currency were confiscated.

Wong was arrested not for the marijuana, but for reportedly possessing Hydrocodone pills.

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Published June 27, 2016

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — It seems that a Bloomfield Township resident accused of “drop-kicking” her son’s birthday cake will soon have her day in court.

Officers have charged 46-year-old Bloomfield Hills mom Tricia Ann Kortes with a misdemeanor tumultuous conduct offense. She’s due in 48th District Court July 7 for a pretrial hearing, after waiving her right to an arraignment.

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Published June 24, 2016

HARPER WOODS — Drivers charged with civil traffic infractions in Harper Woods — speeding, running a red light or a stop sign, among others — can now resolve a citation from anywhere with internet access.

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