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Police & Courts

Published January 26, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — United States Attorney Barbara McQuade — joined by West Bloomfield Police Chief Michael Patton and representatives from the FBI — announced Jan. 13 that an Ontario man had pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting two minor girls. 

Antonio Fontana, 58, of Ontario, Canada, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation, including the unlawful coercion and enticement of the two girls, the production of child pornography and the extortion of the girls using the Internet.

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Published January 26, 2016

WARREN — Warren police and Van Dyke Public Schools officials started off the school week of Jan. 25 investigating a social media threat against Lincoln High School.

Because of the alleged threat, district Superintendent Joseph Pius canceled classes for students Jan. 25.

According to Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, the threat was posted on Instagram and through the Kik messenger app. The person responsible for the posts reportedly referenced a shooting to take place at the school at noon last Monday.

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Published January 26, 2016

Eastpointe man Timothy Fradeneck, 38, pleaded “guilty but mentally ill” in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens Jan. 25 to charges that he murdered his wife and two children.

Fradeneck made the plea to first-degree murder charges and first-degree child abuse charges at an evidentiary hearing before Judge Diane Druzinski. His sentencing is scheduled for March 1; the sentencing for the murder charges is life without parole, while the child abuse charges can see a number of years up to life in prison.

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Published January 25, 2016

UPDATE: School repoens after threat deemed not credible: 

WARREN — An investigation remained ongoing at press time Jan. 25 after a threat posted on social media led to the closure of Warren’s Lincoln High School.

According to Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, the threat was posted on Instagram and through the Kik messenger app. The person responsible for the posts reportedly referenced a shooting to take place at the school at noon on Monday.

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Published January 25, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Timothy Fradeneck, the Eastpointe man accused of killing his wife and children on April 13 last year, was considering a guilty plea at his next circuit court hearing.

The hearing was scheduled for Jan. 25, after press time.

“We’re exploring entering a plea of guilty but mentally ill,” said Fradeneck’s attorney, Steven Kaplan. “A guilty-but-mentally-ill verdict spares the family of hearing the details of the crime, and it enables him to receive mental health help in prison.”

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Published January 20, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — One suspect is dead and an officer is injured following an incident during a human trafficking sting in Southfield last week.

The incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. Jan. 15 outside the Detroit Marriott Southfield hotel, 27033 Northwestern Highway, during an undercover operation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the hotel.

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Published January 20, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — The trial of Angela Alexie, who faces charges of first-degree child abuse and first-degree murder following the death of her newborn son in December 2014, has been postponed until March 1.

Her trial was set to begin Jan. 12, but it was delayed due to scheduling conflicts. Additionally, Alexie has a Walker hearing and competency hearing scheduled for Feb. 9. A Walker hearing regards the possibility of disallowing a defendant’s possibly incriminating statements based on the circumstances around the defendant making the statements in the first place.

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Published January 19, 2016

A 21-year-old Center Line man reportedly took a kitchen knife to church with the intent to enter during services and stabbed a volunteer who intervened just after noon Jan. 17.

Police received a 911 call at 12:08 p.m. of a stabbing at Christ the King Syriac Church at 2300 John R Road.

According to reports, Brian Boulus arrived at the church with a small kitchen knife and approached the church door during services.
Troy police Sgt. Meghan Lehman said that parishioners at the church originate from Iraq and Syria.

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Published January 19, 2016

On Jan. 19, defendant Philip Frame, 61, of Shelby Township, did not appear for his probable cause hearing at the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township. Defense attorney Stephen Rabaut said his client was not in court because he had been hospitalized.

Frame was arrested Jan. 1 and charged with five counts of possession of child sexually abusive material, one count of using a computer to commit a crime and a misdemeanor for possessing marijuana.

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Published January 19, 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A man suspected in several recent violent attacks on women is now facing charges for one on a woman in Grosse Pointe Park last month.

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Published January 19, 2016

Police are on the hunt for a man they say is tied to several bank robberies in Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

The Southfield Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man responsible for robbing Huntington Bank, 23195 Greenfield Road.

According to a news release from Deputy Chief Nick Loussia, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16. Loussia said the man entered the bank and handed a teller a note that demanded money.

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Published January 18, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is currently investigating the deaths of a local couple.

James and Christy McKeogh, who were married 20 years, were found dead in their home in the 15000 block of Uthers Street — just off Hayes Road — on the afternoon of Jan. 15 due to blunt force trauma.

Clinton Township Capt. Richard Maierle said Christy McKeogh’s brother — who co-owned a manufacturing company in Shelby Township with her and another individual — found the couple around 1:30 p.m. that day.

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Published January 18, 2016

Two men are facing felony charges after their vehicle was found to contain a copious amount of marijuana.

According to a police report, police pulled over a 33-year-old Riverside, California, man and his passenger, a 26-year-old Melvindale man, in the area of Lake Shore and Colonial roads at 11:57 p.m. Jan. 11 after noticing a strong smell of burning marijuana coming from the car, a 2001 Mercedes with a California license plate. The men allegedly had been smoking marijuana.

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Published January 15, 2016

Police are urging officials at local houses of worship to be cautious and aware that there has been suspicious activity reported at a church in Troy.

“Presently, the Troy Police Department is investigating two incidents of suspicious activity at a local church,” police said in a statement released Jan. 14.  “On two different occasions in the past two months, church security intercepted individuals that appeared to be scoping out the church facility and were uninvolved in worship activity.”

Police did not name the specific church.

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Published January 13, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Police Department is asking for the public’s help in apprehending a home invasion suspect.

At 7:34 p.m. Jan. 12, the Farmington Hills Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion in the 28000 block of Peppermill Street near the area of 12 Mile Road and Farmington Road.

“We’re looking for the public's help (with) anything they can provide,” Lieutenant Paul Nicholas said.

The homeowner arrived home and interrupted a crime, according to a press release. 

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Published January 12, 2016

On Jan. 12, Judge Denis LeDuc, of the 42-1 District Court in Romeo, granted an adjournment of the probable cause conference for a 30-year-old Pontiac man charged with carjacking — a felony carrying a possible life sentence — and assaulting and/or obstructing a police officer.

The suspect’s defense attorney, R. Timothy Kohler, told LeDuc that the defense and the prosecution were in agreement to reschedule Michael Garrett’s preliminary examination for a later date because the key witness was out of state.

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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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