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Police & Courts

Published April 4, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Mount Clemens bank’s security cameras mixed with tips and some high-tech facial-recognition software helped Macomb County Sheriff’s detectives identify and apprehend an alleged bank robber.

Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke reports that Kenneth Foster Ardis, 50, of Detroit, was arrested April 1, two days after he robbed the Talmer Bank on Main Street in Mount Clemens.

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Published April 4, 2016

FERNDALE — A 35-year-old man was charged with felonious assault after allegedly pulling a gun on two teenage girls following a traffic incident.

Jeffrey Allen Peterson, of Chesterfield Township, was arraigned in the 43rd District Court on Monday, March 28, for allegedly pulling a handgun on the two 17-year-olds after the driver accidentally struck his vehicle with her car on Eight Mile Road near Woodward Avenue.

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Published April 4, 2016

WARREN — A pair of alleged thieves wanted for taking a customer’s wallet at Meijer and a purse at Wal-Mart remained at large April 4 amid an ongoing investigation by the Warren Police Department.

Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt said the thieves, a man and a woman, were wanted in connection with the theft of a wallet that was allegedly lifted from a customer’s purse at Meijer on Mound north of 12 Mile Road at 8:09 p.m. on April 1.

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Published April 4, 2016

UTICA — Utica Police Chief David Faber said drug addiction motivated a couple to steal from at least seven Home Depot locations in the metro Detroit area.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. March 9, Utica police arrested a 34-year-old Rochester man and a 31-year-old Hazel Park woman after they allegedly stole power tools, strong-armed a loss prevention officer at the Home Depot in Utica, and fled in a reportedly stolen vehicle.

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Published April 1, 2016

EASTPOINTE — A man was robbed of $6,500 at gunpoint during a Craigslist deal gone wrong in Eastpointe March 29.

According to a report from the Eastpointe Police Department, the man had arranged to buy a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer SS for $6,500 on the website Craigslist. He told police that he had exchanged several emails with the suspect and had planned to meet the day prior at the Macomb Mall in Roseville.

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Published March 31, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — A 38-year-old Dearborn Heights woman was arrested by investigators from the Macomb Area Computer Enforcement (MACE) team after she allegedly attempted to meet with whom she thought was a man and his underage daughter.

Macomb County sheriff’s officials said the investigation into child sexually abusive activity began on March 21 when a MACE detective engaged in a chat with the woman using a popular instant-messaging computer application. 

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Published March 31, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A combined effort between Crime Stoppers and the Michigan Humane Society has increased the reward for the arrest of the individual involved in a Mount Clemens animal abuse case to $3,500.

During a March 30 press conference at the Macomb County Animal Control Office in Clinton Township, representatives from Crime Stoppers of Michigan announced the reward and introduced the victim of the abuse.

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Published March 31, 2016

A manhunt is underway for two men police say are responsible for a shooting at a local restaurant.

According to a news release from Southfield Deputy Police Chief Nick Loussia, the incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. March 31 at the TGI Friday’s at 26299 Evergreen Road. 

Loussia said a dispute began when resturant security was attempting to escort a group of men and women out of the restaurant for refusing to provide ID while attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages.

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Published March 30, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Local law enforcement officials are looking for the suspect who robbed the Talmer Bank and Trust in Mount Clemens Wednesday afternoon.

According to a report released by Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, the suspect entered the bank at 100 N. Main Street at 12:50 p.m.

The suspect reportedly passed a hand-written note to one of the bank tellers demanding money. The note allegedly implied he had a gun, although no weapon was reportedly seen.

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Published March 30, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Several of Grosse Pointe City’s public safety officers were honored in front of an audience of City leaders, residents, friends and family members for their work in 2015.

Although not all of the honorees were available for the presentation, Public Safety Director Stephen Poloni announced the awards and the reasons behind them during a March 21 City Council meeting.

Introducing Poloni, Mayor Dale Scrace said the awards are something “we all look forward to every year.”

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Published March 30, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Local law enforcement is warning residents that they will face consequences if they choose to drive impaired this spring.

According to Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, the Southfield Police Department has joined the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, slated to run through April 4.

Coordinated by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, the campaign is funded through federal dollars and is designed to deter deaths caused by drunken driving, Loussia said.

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Published March 30, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Stating that it would be used for training, standoffs and other situations, the city’s Police Department will request an armored military vehicle from the federal government.

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Published March 29, 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A veteran Grosse Pointe Park public safety officer is being hailed as a hero for saving a woman who apparently had been beaten and shot by her husband.

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Published March 29, 2016

WARREN — Where’s the beef?

Warren police are looking for the hamburglars who took 33 cases of Whopper patties from a semi-truck trailer parked at a warehouse on Ryan south of 10 Mile Road sometime overnight between March 25 and March 26, while the driver waited to make a delivery.

“It was cargo stolen from a trailer. Somebody broke into it,” said Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department. “Several parties had access to the lock.”

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Published March 28, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Detroit man is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars for his role in a fatal 2015 party store shooting.

On Feb. 26, a Macomb County Circuit Court jury found Albert McKinley IV guilty of first-degree felony murder, felony armed robbery and felony conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

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Published March 28, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — While the effort is set to continue through April 4, the first four days of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign resulted in 15 local drunken driving arrests.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the Enforcement Grant funded by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) has allowed him to increase local patrols, something that is vital during this time of year.

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Published March 26, 2016

WARREN — The man accused of firing 15 shots that wounded two people at a family gathering near Eight Mile and Groesbeck on Feb. 21 has been arrested and charged with murder for a separate incident in the city of Detroit.

The 25-year-old suspect, a resident of Macomb Township, remained held in the Wayne County Jail at press time and had not yet been arraigned in Warren.

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Published March 25, 2016

ROYAL OAK — A man was arraigned in 44th District Court March 25 and charged with multiple offenses for allegedly shooting multiple rounds into Hookah Joe while it was open for business and injuring an employee.

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Published March 24, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A Chesterfield Township woman was charged with operating while intoxicated second offense and operating while intoxicated causing death hours after her passenger died following a single-vehicle crash early in the morning hours March 24 on Interstate 94.

Ceara Amme Abbott, 20, was allegedly behind the wheel of a 2001 Ford F-150 when officials from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said a physical fight erupted between her two female passengers.

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Published March 23, 2016

A woman suffered fatal injuries after driving the wrong way on eastbound Interstate 94 and colliding with another vehicle on the night of March 17, according to a press release from the Harper Woods Department of Public Safety.

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