Police & Courts

Published June 24, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Local residents have been bound over to Oakland County Circuit Court in relation to their alleged involvement in what police say is the “worst case of animal hoarding” they’ve ever seen in the county.

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Published June 24, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A speeding ticket may be the least of the worries of a Ray Township man charged after a high-speed chase that ranged across the county Sunday afternoon.

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Published June 24, 2019

FERNDALE — Last week, a Ferndale man was sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman he had met through a dating app last year. The woman who was assaulted spoke to the Woodward Talk about what happened last year, and her reaction to the legal proceedings that followed.

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Published June 24, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Police Department will soon be introducing a new micro-robotic technology to the team. The Shelby Township Board of Trustees on June 18 approved the Police Department’s request to purchase a Throwbot 2 from Recon Robotics, a company that sells tactical micro-robot and personal sensor systems in Minnesota.

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Published June 24, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating why a driver veered off the road recently, leading to his death.

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Published June 21, 2019

WARREN — A pharmacy technician at a Warren Meijer store is accused of stealing more than 2,200 prescription Xanax pills.

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Published June 21, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County officials presented the Board of Commissioners with a millage proposal for a new jail June 19.

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Published June 19, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Four police chief candidates were recently interviewed before the public, and city officials hope to have a new chief by the end of August.

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Published June 19, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — After a Virginia Beach city employee took the lives of 12 people at a municipal building last month, the city of Southfield is examining its own safety procedures.

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Published June 19, 2019

TROY — Former Smith Middle School Assistant Principal Amy Buchanan, who pleaded no contest to second-degree home invasion, was sentenced June 10 to two years of probation, with credit for two days of jail time served.

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Published June 19, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — An increasing number of teens are using the fast-changing internet more than ever, which is why the Farmington Hills Police Department’s Crime Prevention Team plans to host an internet safety seminar June 26.

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Published June 18, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Police Department is looking for tips from the public about an incident in which a man peeked into a stall in a women’s restroom and then was seen masturbating in the same restroom.

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Published June 18, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County officials said they will be presenting the Board of Commissioners with a millage proposal for a new $375 million jail June 19.

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Published June 18, 2019

FERNDALE — The owner of a Ferndale estate sales business pleaded guilty to a racketeering scheme that defrauded people out of thousands of dollars. Center Line resident Ronald Robling, 48, pleaded guilty to 14 charges May 31 before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Rae Lee Chabot for embezzling money from 16 clients of his estate sales company, R and S Resale.

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Published June 18, 2019

FERNDALE — After Detroit police arrested a man who might be a suspected serial killer, Ferndale police decided to release information pertaining to their previous run-ins with the person of interest.

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Published June 17, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A man claiming to be a federal agent before walking into a local bar with a gun and ordering patrons to the ground was sentenced to one to four years behind bars after pleading no contest to assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Published June 17, 2019

HARPER WOODS — Thanks to a planning grant from the Michigan Supreme Court, 32-A District Court in Harper Woods is instituting a new Community Treatment Court focusing on assisting defendants with serious or persistent mental illness.

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Published June 17, 2019

HARPER WOODS — After serving as a Harper Woods law enforcement officer since 1983, Director of Public Safety James Burke retired from the department April 25.

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Published June 17, 2019

HARPER WOODS — Seventeen-year-old Detroit resident Demyran Burk was arrested May 31 in connection with a home invasion in which lighter fluid was poured on a woman.

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Published June 17, 2019

UTICA  — A Utica man was arraigned June 10 at the 41-A District Court after being pulled over by Utica police for allegedly driving a moped on Hall Road while intoxicated. Police said it was the man’s 14th arrest for operating while intoxicated.

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