Police & Courts

Published February 21, 2021

DETROIT — The case against a 23-year-old woman charged with threatening a local election official is moving forward.

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Published February 19, 2021

WARREN — When a stranger defecated in a car parked overnight at a Warren auto repair shop in November, it was strange and gross.

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Published February 19, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights residents and officials are mourning the death of an inaugural member of the city’s African American Coalition after he died in an auto accident.

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Published February 19, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — An investigation started by the Madison Heights Police Department has resulted in charges against two people suspected of running a human trafficking operation that spanned Oakland County and the metro Detroit area.

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Published February 19, 2021

MACOMB COUNTY — Samuel Backos said his restaurant, Ernie’s, has been “devastated” by state-ordered closures officials said were put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said local restaurant, bar and banquet properties have been left “virtually worthless” and that their employees have suffered through “a very depressing time.”

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Published February 18, 2021

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Department of Public Safety has identified two suspects following three incidents Feb. 9 where paintballs were fired at homes and individuals.

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Published February 17, 2021

WARREN — Warren is now facing a deluge of litigation related to its handling of the city’s medical marijuana dispensary licensing process after the City Council’s decision to reject a blanket deal that would have ended a myriad of lawsuits.

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Published February 16, 2021

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TROY — Troy police are investigating a homicide discovered during the early morning Feb. 15 at the front entrance of Belle Tire, 4966 Rochester Road. 

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Published February 12, 2021

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GROSSE POINTES/HARPER WOODS — Grosse Pointe City’s new public safety building — which opened Aug. 29 — features new training areas and equipment, including a fire training tower and the VirTra computerized simulator where officers can work on de-escalation and other skills.

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Published February 11, 2021

BERKLEY — A suspect in a Berkley retail fraud was apprehended after getting in a vehicle crash days after the theft.

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Published February 10, 2021

BERKLEY — A Berkley teen was arrested by local police after he allegedly stole a vehicle and took it for a joyride around the city.

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Published February 10, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Police Department is investigating a fraud that left a grandparent without almost $50,000 and police searching for a suspected scammer.

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Published February 10, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township K-9 police officer recently received a promotion for all his efforts over the past few years with the department.

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Published February 9, 2021

GROSSE POINTE PARK/SHORES — An international crime ring said to be responsible for break-ins around the country is believed to have been involved in home invasions in Grosse Pointe Park and Grosse Pointe Shores the evening of Feb. 1.

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Published February 9, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The family of a man killed by a punch to the head in 2019 is suing the man charged in the death and the bar where it happened.

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Published February 9, 2021

WARREN — A lawsuit over matters ranging from access to city contracts and legal opinions to the current budget, the tax rate and appointed positions in the mayor’s office has been settled by a unanimous vote of the Warren City Council.

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Published February 8, 2021

ROYAL OAK — A runner discovered the body of Grand Valley State University student and 2020 Royal Oak High School graduate Taylor DeRosa, 18, near the university’s intramural athletic fields the morning of Dec. 12, 2020.

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Published February 8, 2021

WARREN — Police believe the man who displayed a handgun and took cash from a register at the Dollar Tree store at 11 Mile and Schoenherr roads on Jan. 22 may have also committed a robbery at a 7-Eleven on 12 Mile Road early the next morning.

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Published February 8, 2021

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is investigating an alleged attack on a man and woman during an evening movie showing at a local theater.

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Published February 8, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — If something good can be said to have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be the flexibility and technology that have risen to the occasion to adapt to times when people must be kept apart.

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