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Published August 26, 2016

ROSEVILLE — During a motion hearing Aug. 24 at 39-A District Court for Brandon Williams, the 15-year-old charged with assault with intent to murder for allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old at Veterans Memorial Park in late July, Judge Joseph F. Boedeker denied a motion seeking to reduce Williams’ bond from $100,000 cash or surety, no 10 percent.

Sheila Miller, Williams’ attorney, defined the purpose of bond and explained to Boedeker why Williams wouldn’t miss future court dates.

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Published August 24, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Judge Joseph F. Boedeker, of the 39th District Court, adjourned to next month the Aug. 17 preliminary examination for a 24-year-old Warren resident accused of leading police on a chase and reduced the defendant’s bond.

Richard L. Kent, the attorney for defendant Michael James Luna, requested a waiver of the 21-day rule to be fully prepared for the preliminary examination, which is now set for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14. According to Kent, he had received only police reports and wanted more time to receive other evidence.

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Published August 24, 2016

EASTPOINTE — During the Eastpointe City Council meeting Aug. 16, council members authorized the city manager to purchase three new mobile data computers for Eastpointe Fire Department engines 1 and 2 and ladder truck 1.

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Published August 23, 2016

ROSEVILLE — During the Aug. 9 Roseville City Council meeting, Police Chief James Berlin took time to recognize Gregory Ruvolo and four other recently retired reserve officers — Michael Kimble, Robert Aiello, John Gerlach and Harold Kramer — for their dedicated service to Roseville.

Along with Ruvolo, who served 41 1/2 years, Kimble served 23 years; Aiello, 22 1/2 years; Gerlach, 16 years; and Kramer, 15 years. These officers have a combined 118 years of service throughout Roseville.

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Published August 23, 2016

DTE Energy and first responders rescued a man who became trapped in a garbage truck when he inadvertently pulled down electrical wires while emptying a dumpster behind 22225 Kelly Road Aug. 23.

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Published August 23, 2016

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe recently purchased 27 tax reversion properties from Macomb County with hopes to sell the properties to a buyer who officials hope will encourage homeownership, according to a press release Aug. 17.

Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane explained that once approved, it’s preferred that new owners occupy the properties.

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Published August 22, 2016

A 91-year-old concealed pistol license holder shot a robbery suspect who reportedly approached him and continued to follow him at approximately 10:15 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at Nine Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue, according to police. 

The robbery suspect was in his 30s and a possible resident of Eastpointe, according to Eastpointe Deputy Police Chief Eric Keiser.

According to Keiser, the suspect was acting strangely.

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Published August 19, 2016

ROSEVILLE — At an Aug. 10 hearing, 39th District Court Judge Joseph F. Boedeker denied a motion from defense attorney Sheila Miller to exclude film and electronic media coverage from the case of her client, 15-year-old Brandon Williams, who stands accused of stabbing another teen at Veterans Memorial Park last month.

According to Miller, the media did not comply with a Michigan Supreme Court administrative rule, and the media’s presence during the case would create a hindrance to the administration of justice.

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Published August 17, 2016

The Roseville Police Department Traffic Bureau is investigating a fatal crash involving an 80-year-old St. Clair Shores resident who reportedly exited the parking lot of Kroger on 13 Mile Road, between Flora and St. Margaret streets, and collided with a semi-truck at approximately 1 p.m. Aug. 17.

The St. Clair Shores resident was transported to a local hospital where she died shortly after arriving, according to police.

Roseville Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon stated in a news release that the driver of the semi-truck had no apparent injuries.

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Published August 17, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Aug. 10 probable cause conference at 39th District Court for Brandon Williams, the 15-year-old suspect charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old Roseville resident July 25, ended with plans to revisit defense attorney Sheila Miller’s motion to exclude film and electronic media from further case proceedings.

Miller stated that media outlets did not comply with a Michigan Supreme Court administrative order from 1989 and amended in 2013.

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Published August 17, 2016

Eastpointe City Council members approved the purchase of two thermal imaging cameras for the Eastpointe Fire Department and tabled until the next meeting the approval to purchase two police patrol vehicles for the Eastpointe Police Department during the Aug. 9 City Council meeting.

Currently, the Eastpointe Fire Department owns three thermal imaging cameras that are used during firefighter operations. Out of the three thermal imaging cameras, one is a new model purchased in December 2015. They will now purchase two new thermal imaging cameras to replace two older cameras.

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Published August 17, 2016

EASTPOINTE — East Detroit Public Schools officials and the state-appointed CEO for four of the district’s schools held their first meeting Aug. 8 to work together amid a recent court order restraining the powers of the state-appointed CEO.

The state School Reform/Redesign Office appointed Gary Jensen to be the CEO for Bellview Elementary School, Pleasantview Elementary School, Kelly Middle School and East Detroit High School, which the state had identified as being among the lowest-performing 5 percent of Michigan schools at least once.

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Published August 11, 2016

An armed robbery suspect was still unaccounted for nearly a month after forcing his way into a Burger King restaurant, located at 20840 Gratiot Ave., near Eight Mile Road, at approximately 5 a.m. July 14, according to an Eastpointe Police Department news release.

According to police, the suspect claimed he was armed and threatened to shoot an employee. The suspect reportedly assaulted several employees and then stole money and a gray Burger King hat from the restaurant.

A surveillance camera captured an image of the suspect.

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Published August 5, 2016

ROSEVILLE — A suspect is facing several charges after he allegedly led police on a chase at approximately 10:20 p.m. Aug. 2 from the area of Little Mack and Erin Street onto Interstate 94.

Roseville police officers Brian Dobrzycki and Bridget Lines saw what they believed to be an illegal drug transaction taking place on Little Mack, near Erin Street, but when they tried to stop a suspect motorist, the motorist allegedly fled the scene in a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox.

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Published August 5, 2016

The Roseville Police Department is investigating a three-car crash that occurred at about 10 a.m. Aug. 5 on southbound Gratiot at Masonic that has caused southbound Gratiot and eastbound and westbound Masonic to be closed to all traffic, according to a news release sent from Roseville Police Chief James P. Berlin.

Berlin said that the preliminary investigation indicates that a minivan ran a red light and struck a vehicle traveling southbound on Gratiot. That vehicle then swerved and hit a third vehicle.

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Published August 3, 2016

Roseville voters approved a library millage during the Aug. 2 primary election, while Eastpointe voters approved a charter amendment and voted down adding the city of Wayne to the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority.

Throughout the day, both cities saw a low number of voters at the polls. 

According to the Macomb County Clerk’s Office elections website, 13.1 percent of registered voters cast their ballots in Roseville.

When asked about the library millage proposal, Roseville City Clerk Richard M. Steenland hopeful residents would pass it.

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Published August 3, 2016

HAZEL PARK/EASTPOINTE — Voters in Hazel Park approved the city of Wayne joining the South Macomb Oakland Regional Services Authority during the election Aug. 2, but voters in Eastpointe and Wayne rejected the measure.

In order for Wayne to join SMORSA, all three cities would’ve had to approve. Residents in Hazel Park and Eastpointe didn’t stand to gain or lose anything — their taxes would remain the same either way.

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Published August 3, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Tri-county residents showed their overwhelming support for the Detroit Zoo at the polls Aug. 2, as they approved a renewal millage from 2018 through 2027.

The zoological authority 0.1-mill renewal millage in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties will cost a homeowner whose home is worth $200,000 about $10 a year and go into effect in 2018 after the current millage expires. It will be used to fund maintenance and operations at the Detroit Zoo. 

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Published August 1, 2016

ROSEVILLE — It was widely reported over the July 24 weekend that five heat-related deaths had occurred in Roseville, but Roseville Fire Chief Mike Holland clarified that five deaths did not occur over the weekend due to high temperatures in the Roseville area.

“What I said was heat can be a contributing factor to deaths,” Holland said. “It’s not five heat-related deaths.”

Over that weekend, Holland set in place extra staffing and measures.

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Published July 28, 2016

During a hearing in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens July 28 to determine if a state-appointed CEO should take over administration of four schools in the East Detroit Public Schools district, both parties came to an agreement.

At the last court hearing, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Toia allowed a state-named CEO for the four schools to have limited access to those schools for 10 days.   

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