Police & Courts

Published November 1, 2018

WARREN — Surveillance by the Warren Police Department’s Special Operations Unit recently led to a “major bust” of an “organized theft ring,” allegedly targeting high-priced trucks and other vehicles.

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Published October 31, 2018

DETROIT — A mistrial was declared in the case of former Michigan State Trooper Mark Bessner after the jury could not reach a verdict.

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Published October 31, 2018

A former coach and hall monitor at Avondale High School has been charged for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.

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Published October 31, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Officers disarmed a knife-wielding man recently who police said was attempting to commit suicide through a police confrontation.  According to a police report, at around 3:30 p.m. Oct.Read More

Published October 30, 2018

CLAWSON — Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson is slated to work his last day Dec. 28 after serving the department for 34 years.

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Published October 30, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — There’s a new animal control officer in town.  Justin Holland previously handled animal control in Hazel Park, but recently he started in Madison Heights.Read More

Published October 29, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On Oct. 24, the Clinton Township Police Department issued a press release stating that the suspect who allegedly stole a vehicle with a young girl inside had been arrested and arraigned.

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Published October 26, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A 34-year-old Clinton Township man was charged in the fatal hit-and-run of a woman whose body was discovered in the road in Harrison Township early in the morning on Oct. 24.

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Published October 26, 2018

HARPER WOODS — On Oct. 14, community members and representatives from law enforcement met at Redeemer United Methodist Church in Harper Woods to discuss the relationship between the police and the community to try to forge a stronger dialogue on the subject.

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Published October 26, 2018

HARPER WOODS — Three suspects have been charged with the fatal shooting of a Detroit woman who was the victim and a key witness in the case of a carjacking that was perpetrated in Harper Woods.

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Published October 26, 2018

HARPER WOODS — The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society is inviting people to join it at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help in the group’s continued support for the Harper Woods K-9 program and its local police dog, Kaiser.

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Published October 26, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Authorities are looking for a woman who reportedly stole $2,500 after threatening violence against a clerk at a local bank.

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Published October 26, 2018

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe police responded to an armed robbery that took place at a local Subway restaurant Oct. 24.

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Published October 25, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County Sheriff’s Office officials have released the name of the woman who was found dead on Jefferson Avenue, near Shook Road, in Harrison Township early Oct. 24.

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Published October 24, 2018

TROY — A 25-year police veteran has been named the new chief of the Troy Police Department.

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Published October 24, 2018

TROY — Troy Police Chief Gary Mayer, 62, said he got into police work because he liked the idea of doing something different every day.

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Published October 24, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS  — Three Detroit men were arrested and charged following the murder of 22-year-old Farmington resident Alex Ward last week at the Retreat at Farmington Hills.

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Published October 24, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Macomb County Sheriff’s Office officials have released the name of the woman who was found dead on Jefferson Avenue, near Shook Road, in Harrison Township early this morning.

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Published October 23, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — A local man running for the U.S. House of Representatives is facing domestic violence charges after allegedly scratching his wife during an argument.  According to police and court records, Brian Ellison, of Madison Heights, was being driven somewhere by his wife Oct.Read More

Published October 23, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights Police Department will bring back the city’s Special Investigations Unit, now that it was approved by the Madison Heights City Council at its meeting Oct. 8.Read More

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