Police & Courts

Published March 9, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With this month containing a holiday perhaps best known for its connections to alcohol, it may not be a surprise to see more St. Clair Shores police on patrol in March.

“This month is drunk driving awareness month,” said Traffic Sgt. Jenna Conrad. “We will be conducting OWI (operating while under the influence) enforcement periods throughout the entire month of March.”

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Published March 9, 2016

HARPER WOODS — A 28-year-old Harper Woods man has been charged in connection with multiple robberies that occurred at several Kroger grocery stores in the city.

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Published March 9, 2016

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WEST BLOOMFIELD/FARMINGTON HILLS — Charges have been filed against a former MotorCity Casino Hotel dealer and six others for allegedly conspiring to steal money from the casino during games of Texas Hold ’Em, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Feb. 22. 

Included among those charged are 49-year-old Roxanne Dee McKinney, of Farmington Hills, and 57-year-old Hayward Milton Stampley, of West Bloomfield. 

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Published March 9, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Local police advise residents to take caution when receiving any suspicious calls, as a phone scam is circulating in the area.

Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lt. David Clemens said the department has recently received several complaints regarding people fraudulently identifying themselves as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and local law enforcement officials and then asking for money.

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Published March 9, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — There was an increase in calls for service in Madison Heights in 2015, but a decrease in the number of arrests and reported crimes, according to numbers recently released by the Madison Heights Police Department.

From 2014 to 2015, calls for service rose from 25,594 to 26,112, while arrests dropped from 1,131 to 1,074 and reported crimes dropped from 2,139 to 1,873.

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Published March 8, 2016

WARREN — A Warren man accused of assaulting an 88-year-old resident and stealing her purse at a local market remained jailed with bail set at $250,000 March 8 ahead of his next appearance before a 37th District Court judge.

Steven Boyd, 44, was arrested by officers assigned to the Warren Police Department’s Special Operations Unit on Feb. 26, just hours after he allegedly injured a senior citizen during a strong-arm robbery at the Oak Ridge Market on Ryan, south of 11 Mile Road.

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Published March 8, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A stabbing on a quiet Grosse Pointe Farms street left one of its residents clinging to life as police began trying to piece together what happened on an otherwise peaceful Sunday afternoon.

Yellow police tape and police cars with flashing lights cordoned off roughly a block in the area of Voltaire Place and Vendome Road for hours after a man was discovered bleeding profusely and lying on the sidewalk by a female passerby, who immediately called police around 4:30 p.m. March 6. 

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Published March 8, 2016

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 46-year-old Madison Heights man was arrested by deputies Feb. 27 in Macomb Township.

The man, David Allen Mapley, is now facing six charges related to his arrest.

Mapley allegedly placed an advertisement on a popular website, and detectives posing as an underage girl responded to the post.

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Published March 8, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Angela Alexie, an Eastpointe resident charged with felony murder and first-degree child abuse, went to trial in Macomb County Circuit Court March 1 for her actions that allegedly caused her newborn son’s death in December 2014.

After the trial stretched to a fourth day, the jury found Alexie guilty of first-degree child abuse and first-degree felony murder — meaning she caused the infant’s death as the result of felonious behavior. Her criminal sentencing was scheduled for April 19.

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Published March 8, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — Eastpointe resident Timothy Fradeneck was sentenced in Macomb County Circuit Court March 1 to life in prison without parole, which followed a plea in which he accepted guilt for the 2015 murders of his wife, Christie Fradeneck, 37, and two children, Tim, 8, and Celeste, 2.

Fradeneck, 38, received five life sentences without parole and two sentences of 18-30 years; he had a total of seven charges brought against him, including first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse. The sentences will run concurrently.

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Published March 8, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — When firefighters arrived at a parking lot in Madison Heights to put out a car fire, they found something unexpected inside — a dead man.

Shoppers at Amori’s Market at 26122 John R, noticed the car fire in the parking lot the night of Sunday, March 6. The store manager called 911, and firefighters and police arrived on the scene around 9:05 p.m.

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Published March 4, 2016

WARREN — A Warren man accused of killing his wife in their home near Stephens and Hayes was ordered held without bond last week during his arraignment on a first-degree murder charge.

Devon Williams, 25, was taken into custody at 10:23 a.m. March 2 after police arrived at a home in the 23500 block of Columbus, where they found his wife, Michelle Williams, also 25, unresponsive.

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Published March 4, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A young shih tzu mix is reportedly recovering and in good spirits while in foster care after being thrown from a moving vehicle in Mount Clemens Feb. 29.

Macomb County Animal Control Chief Jeff Randazzo said the male dog broke his pelvis in the incident.

“He will be nursed back to health for a while; we’re hoping without a cast,” Randazzo said. “Right now we’re looking at cage healing. He’s been released from our veterinary clinic and is now in foster care.”

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Published March 4, 2016

On March 3, 41-A District Court Judge Douglas Shepherd agreed to sentence Gregory Bobchick, 18, of Shelby Township, under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act in regard to his second minor in possession charge.

Under HYTA, if Bobchick complies with his sentencing guidelines and restrictions, the conviction will be erased from his record. The misdemeanor carries a $100 fine and/or 90-day jail sentence.

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Published March 3, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — A Southfield artist described as one of Detroit’s finest is facing charges in the recent crash death of a local woman.

According to a news release from Wayne County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Maria Miller, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Marcus Omar Glenn, 48, of Southfield, with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing death.

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Published March 2, 2016

FRASER — In the Information Age, sales tend to be done through email and specific vendor websites.

Part of that process includes meeting with relative strangers in public places for a first encounter to make a transaction. Now, the process in Fraser does not have to be so dubious.

The city, in a decision supported by the Fraser Department of Public Safety, has planned to install two parking spaces specific to e-commerce sales as a deterrent to potential thefts and other crimes.

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Published March 1, 2016

Following testimony from witnesses called by the prosecution, 42-1 District Court Judge Denis LeDuc agreed to add a third and fourth count against a defendant accused of obstructing a police officer and carjacking. LeDuc also bound over the case to circuit court.

Paul Bukowski, an assistant prosecutor with the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, amended his complaint to add a count of armed robbery and a count of assault with a deadly weapon against Michael Garrett, 30, of Pontiac.

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Published February 29, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Police are looking for more information about a suspect wanted for a possible attempted home invasion last week on the city’s east side.

“This case has been assigned to a detective and is being investigated,” said Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lt. David Clemens. “No further information is available at this time.”

A resident in the 300 block of North Wilson Avenue saw an unknown person standing at his side door at about 5:30 a.m. Feb. 25 attempting to open the locked screen door.

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Published February 29, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A Mount Clemens man had authorities searching for two armed gunmen Feb. 26 after claiming that he had been caught in the crossfire of a shootout near the city’s downtown area.

Macomb County Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke said the 49-year-old man claimed that he was traveling in a motorized wheelchair near Park and Court streets at around 3 p.m. when he found himself in the middle of a gunfight between two other men.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the man still on the phone with dispatch with a gunshot wound to his left calf.

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Published February 29, 2016

ROSEVILLE — On Friday, Feb. 19, police arrested four students — 17-year-old Da’lon Ashford, of Detroit, and three juveniles — at Roseville High School for having guns at school reportedly in anticipation of an after-school fight with students from another school.

The police investigation determined that a juvenile subject had taken two handguns from his home that were registered to an undisclosed individual, brought them to school and passed them around between the four students, whom police said had classes together.

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