Police & Courts

Published December 28, 2016

Sterling Heights police arrested a burglary suspect following a dramatic chase in the early hours of Dec. 28.

The identity of the suspect has not been released by authorities, but Sterling Heights police described him as a 54-year-old Warren man with a “lengthy criminal history,” including several arrests for burglary. 

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Published December 28, 2016

NEW BALTIMORE — A 37-year old man from Columbiaville in Lapeer County has been arraigned and charged with first-degree murder in connection to the August death of a 38-year old Macomb Township woman.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reported that Jeremiah James Boshell is facing four charges related to the killing, and was arraigned Dec. 19 in the 42nd District Court of New Baltimore.

In addition to the first-degree murder charge, Boshell faces counts of intentionally causing a miscarriage by assaulting a pregnant individual and two felony firearms charges.

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Published December 28, 2016

ROSEVILLE — In order to hire an attorney, Roseville resident Lamarr Peterson requested an adjournment at his probable cause conference in Judge Joseph Boedeker’s courtroom at the 39th District Court Dec. 21.

Peterson is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm for allegedly shooting a 50-year-old Clinton Township resident, who suffered gunshot wounds to the hand and groin, Dec. 1 on Macomb Street, between Church and Oakdale streets.

“Do you have somebody here to hire?” Boedeker asked.

Peterson nodded his head.

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Published December 28, 2016

ROSEVILLE — After months of waiting for a forensics report, Judge Joseph Boedeker set a preliminary examination date Dec. 21 for stabbing suspect Brandon Williams.

Williams, 15, is charged with assault with intent to murder for allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old at Veterans Memorial Park in late July. 

The preliminary examination hearing is set for 8:15 a.m. Jan. 20 at the 39th District Court.

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Published December 28, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — A longtime member of the Beverly Hills Department of Public Safety, Lt. David Dinkins, retired Dec. 10 after more than 30 years of service.

The 58-year-old officer is well-liked within the department and is respected for his hardworking attitude and devotion to his duties, officials said.

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Published December 28, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A number of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital patients received a furry friend to call their own during a Dec. 13 visit from the West Bloomfield Police Department.

The young patients received a stuffed toy dog or cat in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the hospital, according to Linda Smith, of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Smith said the gesture from the police officers was pure kindness.

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Published December 27, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A teenager is in custody following the death of her mother, which authorities are calling suspicious.

The 17-year-old female was arrested Dec. 26 by Clinton Township Police following the death of her 45-year-old mother.

Clinton Township Police Capt. Richard Maierle said his department received a call around 9:55 p.m. Dec. 25. Police were called to an incident that occurred at Washington Square Apartments, located on Garfield Road, north of 15 Mile Road, in Clinton Township.

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Published December 27, 2016

A Farmington Hills man and former “Survivor” reality TV show contestant was sentenced to one to four years in prison after being convicted on four counts of possession of child sexually abusive materials in November, according to Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office.

Michael Skupin, 54, of Farmington Hills, was convicted of four of six counts of possession of child sexually abusive materials by an Oakland County jury before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts Nov. 18. He was sentenced Dec. 27 before Potts.

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Published December 27, 2016

ROYAL OAK/PLEASANT RIDGE — Police arrested a 24-year-old Southfield man Dec. 20 after he was caught allegedly stealing packages from residents’ front porches in multiple communities.

The man was arraigned Dec. 21 in 45th District Court in Oak Park and charged with one count of larceny more than $200 but less than $1,000, and receiving and concealing stolen property less than $200. The suspect’s bond was set at $25,000 cash, no 10 percent, and he entered a plea of not guilty. An attorney was not yet assigned, as the charges are misdemeanors.

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Published December 23, 2016

The Farmington Hills Police Department is continuing its three-week search for missing Farmington Hills woman Danielle Stislicki with a recent investigation in Berkley.

Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus said Farmington Hills detectives and members of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab were at a home in Berkley the night of Dec. 22 investigating the disappearance of Stislicki.

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Published December 23, 2016

On Dec. 15 and 16, five suspects who were arrested in an Oct. 25 raid for a suspected criminal cellphone enterprise were arraigned and formally charged at the 41-A District Court in Sterling Heights.

A sixth individual, who Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Lt. John Michalke said was also arrested Oct. 25, also faces charges, but was not arraigned because of an availability conflict. Michalke said he was unsure whether it was on the part of the defendant, defense attorney or court.

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Published December 23, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Macomb County woman was behind bars after she allegedly set fire to a Mount Clemens rental home she once lived in.

Madalyn Marie Soulliere, 43, is charged with first-degree arson, a life felony. She was arraigned in 41-B District Court in Mount Clemens on Dec. 22.

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Published December 22, 2016

WARREN — Police are looking for a man who used a silver handgun to rob a woman while she was getting her mail in the parking lot of the Regency Club Apartments, near Frazho and Hayes, Dec. 20.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, of the Warren Police Department, said a 58-year-old resident told detectives she was robbed by a man at about 10 p.m. after she got out of her vehicle to check the mailbox.

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Published December 21, 2016

The icy, partially frozen waters of Lake St. Clair would deter even the hardiest of swimmers, but when a stranger was at risk of drowning, a Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety officer thought nothing of leaping in to save him.

“I didn’t really want to get in there, but I knew I had to; otherwise, he was going to die,” said Officer Geoff McQueen.

As a result of McQueen’s actions, a 24-year-old Warren man was saved from drowning and is expected to recover.

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Published December 21, 2016

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WEST BLOOMFIELD/BLOOMFIELD HILLS — A preliminary examination is scheduled for two suspects in connection with the murder of West Bloomfield resident Diana Pesserl.

Jaylen Steven Stringer, 19, of West Bloomfield, and Desean Maurice Smith, 18, of Detroit, will go before 48th District Court Judge Diane D’Agostini for a preliminary examination at 8:45 a.m. Jan. 27.

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Published December 21, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Police Department called on the Fire Department for backup recently to help spread holiday cheer.

The two departments teamed up Dec. 16 to host 29 local children for a seasonal shopping spree at the Southfield Meijer store, 28800 Telegraph Road.

The event was previously known as Shop with a Cop — in which police officers team up with disadvantaged children to help them shop. With the addition of the Fire Department, it is now known as Shop with a Hero.

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Published December 21, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — The two brothers who police say are responsible for a shooting at Bar 7 last month will stay in custody through the duration of their trial.

Clad in orange jumpsuits and handcuffs, Alonzo Beckom, 21, of Detroit, and Carlos Beckum, 24, of Detroit, appeared in front of Judge Shelia Johnson in 46th District Court Dec. 13 for a probable cause hearing.

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Published December 21, 2016

ROCHESTER — The internet is a huge part of today’s culture, especially for youth. 

But keeping kids safe while online can be a challenge.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, teens spend an average of 2.3 hours per day surfing the internet, playing video games, texting with friends and viewing TV —  and nearly twice as much time on the weekends. Children as young as preschool age are also using the internet, playing games, and using devices and services produced just for their age group.

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Published December 21, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Staying connected is a 24-7 job nowadays.

As information is shared with ferocity via phone, text, email and social media, there are easy ways to send pieces of information to thousands or millions of people at a time.

Clinton Township officials discovered this more than two years ago when they joined the Nixle system, which helps municipalities better communicate with local residents.

Nixle was created in 2007 in San Francisco. Today, more than 7,100 communities and two million subscribers nationally use the service.

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Published December 21, 2016

FARMINGTON — A Farmington doctor was recently charged with assault and battery after an 18-year-old Farmington patient told police the doctor was inappropriate toward her during a July exam.

Dr. Eliezer Monge St. Laurent was charged with assault and battery after he allegedly made unwanted contact with a patient at his office in downtown Farmington, Public Safety Director Frank Demers said.

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