Police & Courts

Published May 4, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — After investigating a breaking and entering incident that allegedly occurred April 18 at a residence on Iverness Lane, near West Long Lake and Orchard Lake roads, the West Bloomfield Police Department determined that the incident did not happen and there is no suspect at large. 

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Published May 4, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Officers arrested two men early April 24 after one allegedly grabbed a purse from inside Mr. B’s and ran to a stolen vehicle.

Detroit residents Ivan Sheppard, 24, and Ashton Currie, 22, were arraigned April 25 in 44th District Court before Magistrate Donald Chisholm. Sheppard was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and larceny in a building. He was given a $25,000 bond, no 10 percent. Currie was charged with receiving and concealing stolen property and possession of marijuana. He was given a $50,000 bond, no 10 percent.

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Published May 4, 2016

FRASER — The Fraser Department of Public Safety is asking residents across all of Macomb County to be wary of a suspect allegedly involved in an abduction attempt.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. May 2. An 11-year-old Fraser boy was walking down Richert Street, near 13 Mile and Hayes roads, when he was allegedly approached by an unknown individual.

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Published May 4, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reported that a stranger danger incident took place during the evening of May 3 in Macomb Township.

The incident reportedly took place on Burgandy Drive, which is between Card Road and Heydenreich Road just north of Hall Road, at approximately 2:30 p.m.

A 14-year-old boy and his parents filed a report with the sheriff’s office claiming that the boy was approached by a black man driving a white vehicle while he was walking home around 2:30 p.m.

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Published May 3, 2016

ROCHESTER — For the past two years, the Rochester Police Department has seen a surge in calls for service, which, in turn, has caused the department’s response time for non-emergency incidents to increase for the first time in seven years.

With the average jumping from four minutes and four seconds to five minutes, Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm is hoping to bring that number back down with the help of a new K-9 program.

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Published May 3, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A stabbing that left a Grosse Pointe Farms man clinging to life in March has now turned into a murder case.

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Published May 3, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — At press time, authorities were investigating the circumstances of a woman’s death in Madison Heights.

Cynthia Marie McCabe, 56, was found dead April 19 inside her home at Ackels Mobile Home Community, located at 25151 Dequindre Road.

The deceased was reportedly found by her husband, who also lives at the residence. The husband called 911 and reported the incident.

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Published May 3, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On April 26, 41-A District Court Judge Douglas Shepherd agreed to an adjournment of a case regarding an alleged marijuana dispensary that police raided and shut down July 10, 2015.

Police said they arrested five men and seized 12 pounds and 200 jars of marijuana, 993 marijuana edibles, a large variety of drug paraphernalia and $10,000 in cash from Advance Medical Supply, located near Van Dyke Avenue and 23 Mile Road.

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Published May 2, 2016

It was just a couple of weeks ago that a resident in Bloomfield Hills overdosed on an opiate narcotic.

And thanks to some quick thinking and a sometimes controversial medication, that resident’s life was saved.

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Published May 2, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — At an April 26 court hearing, 41-A District Court Judge Douglas Shepherd scheduled a special half-day preliminary examination for Philip Frame, 61, of Shelby Township, who is charged with more than 70 counts of possession of child sexually abusive material.

William Harding, chief of the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office Internet and ID Theft Unit, said the exam will be lengthy because of the number of exhibits to present, and that at least two witnesses will be called to testify.

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Published April 29, 2016

WARREN — The alleged at-fault driver in an early morning crash that killed a 65-year-old husband and father on April 13 reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, according to test results recently received by the Warren Police Department.

What’s more, the driver, Moncia Denise Lacey, of Warren, apparently never obtained a license and is currently being held on outstanding traffic-related warrants from three separate agencies beyond her most recent charges out of the 37th District Court, jail records show.

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Published April 27, 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — During an April 11 Grosse Pointe Park City Council meeting, Public Safety Director Stephen Poloni publicly acknowledged with departmental commendations the exceptional work of several members of the department last year.

Lt. Ed Arnold and Sgt. Anthony Blain were honored for their work in the arrest of a suspect who ultimately confessed to six home invasions, 25 larcenies from vehicles and three bike thefts, Poloni said.

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Published April 27, 2016

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The latest annual crime report shows that Grosse Pointe Shores continues to be one of the safest places to live anywhere.

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Published April 27, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City experienced a slight increase in crime from 2014 to 2015, but the community remains a fairly safe one.

In the recently released annual report for 2015, Public Safety Director Stephen Poloni acknowledged that index crimes — the more serious types of offenses — rose by 3 percent over 2014 levels, from 103 incidents in 2014 to 106 in 2015. 

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Published April 27, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Two Detroit teens are in custody on robbery charges after they allegedly stole from the cash register at a local pizza shop.

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Published April 27, 2016

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On March 30, the Shelby Township Police Department honored many of its members and several residents for quick thinking, heroic actions and professionalism.

“This is a very exciting day for many of our officers,” Police Chief Robert Shelide said during the annual awards ceremony at the township municipal building. “Our heroes are acknowledged on this day.”

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Published April 26, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — The original dedication plaque for the old Brooklands School has gone missing, and police are on the case.

Rochester Community Schools Community Relations Director Lori Grein said the district filed a police report after noticing that the plaque was missing from the 1927 building, which has been vacant for nearly two years.

RCS Superintendent Robert Shaner said it is “extremely disappointing” that someone would take the dedication plaque, which he said serves as “a treasured piece of history” within the community.

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Published April 26, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Although crime in Southfield has been relatively quiet as of late, police said they are seeing an increase in home invasions at vacant or for-sale homes.

Chief Eric Hawkins said that even though the numbers of some crimes are decreasing, home invasions are on the rise.

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Published April 26, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — A 25-year-old Detroit woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a man she met through a Craigslist personal ad sometime before 10:39 p.m. April 16 on Village Circle.

According to a police report, the woman said she responded to the man’s personal ad. The woman was not physically injured during the assault and did not require medical attention, the report states.

The suspect is a 42-year-old Rochester Hills man, the report states.

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Published April 26, 2016

DETROIT — If Robert “Bob” Bashara, 58, thought testimony from his former handyman, Joseph “Joe” Gentz, 52, would secure him a new trial for the murder of his wife, Jane Bashara, he was in for quite a shock.

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