Kevin Bunch

Published December 3, 2013

A man was arrested and arraigned Dec. 3 for allegedly robbing a Fifth Third Bank on Gratiot Avenue and Maryland Street Dec. 2, and a Comerica Bank on Groesbeck Highway Nov. 29.

The Roseville Police Department arrested Daniel Stacy Galeener, formerly of West Branch, at the Eastland Motel in Eastpointe. A press release stated that detectives followed an acquaintance of his to the motel, and the detectives were able to surprise and arrest Galeener, 55, without incident. He was armed with a loaded handgun at the time, police said.

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Published November 29, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Plans to put an Emagine Theatre in Roseville hit a dead end, as the company decided not to move forward with its proposed multimillion-dollar plans at 13 Mile Road and Little Mack Avenue.

Roseville City Manager Scott Adkins said he received a phone call from Emagine CEO Paul Glantz in late August informing Adkins that the project was not economically feasible and that the company would be withdrawing its proposal.

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Published November 29, 2013

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — With ice and snow on the way, the cities of Eastpointe and Roseville are getting ready for inclement weather.

Eastpointe Building Official Mary Van Haaren said that the city has about 10 tons of salt ready to go, but exactly how long it will last before the city needs to purchase more is dependent upon the weather. This year, salt costs $41.27 a ton, and Van Haaren said the city is holding another 1,400 tons in reserve at another location.

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Published November 29, 2013

A bank in the 28000 block of Groesbeck was robbed Nov. 29.

According to a press release from the Roseville Police Department, the robber entered the Comerica Bank south of 12 Mile Road around 11:30 a.m. before presenting a note to the bank teller. The suspect reportedly displayed a handgun, and the teller complied with the demand for cash.

The robber then escaped with an unknown amount of cash, fleeing southbound in a dark gray Ford Fusion. No injuries were reported. There is no video or photos of the incident or the suspect at this time.

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Published November 28, 2013

Despite dwindling volunteers, the Goodfellows groups in Eastpointe and Roseville are doing their parts to help out needy families during the holiday season.

Both groups have “paper sales” Nov. 29-30, where volunteers sell papers with ads and stories about the Goodfellows and use the proceeds to help families and kids during the holidays.

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Published November 26, 2013

ROSEVILLE — The development company that purchased the bulk of the Macomb Mall property last May has announced plans to demolish and replace the former Crowley’s/Value City building with a new one next year, and the company has an eye on redeveloping other parts of the mall.

Karl Zarbo, representing the Lormax Stern Development Company out of Bloomfield Hills, told the Roseville City Council Nov. 12 that the company wants to get demolition work underway around Dec. 2 so construction on a new building could begin as soon as weather allows in 2014.

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Published November 26, 2013

EASTPOINTE — When Rose-ville and Eastpointe combined their recreation departments, the Roseville recreation center on Sycamore Street was chosen as the newly created Recreation Authority of Roseville & Eastpointe’s main center, due to its central location. Eastpointe’s community center has not been left to sit empty, however.

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Published November 26, 2013

ROSEVILLE — This past Veterans Day, the American Legion post in Roseville gave local homeless veterans a full meal and honors for their service.

Post Commander Jim Wolfe said the annual tradition of getting local veterans together for a trip to a restaurant at a drastically reduced cost was alive and well this past Veterans Day, when a group of roughly 50 people went to a nearby Ponderosa Steakhouse. While some of those were Legion members, Wolfe said the majority were homeless veterans.

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Published November 22, 2013

The Roseville Police Department is investigating a break-in that occurred in the 27000 block of Leroy Street Nov. 22 while a resident was home.

According to Deputy Chief Donald Glandon, the burglar entered the house around 12:07 p.m. and confronted the occupant, whom the burglar then tied to a chair using materials he found around the house. Glandon said the occupant followed the usual recommendation to cooperate with a home invader, as they frequently will take what they came for and leave.

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Published November 21, 2013

EASTPOINTE — The staff and students at Bellview Elementary School kicked off a green initiative at an assembly Nov. 18 and have plans to fit the “three Rs” — reduce, reuse and recycle — into everyday classroom life.

Principal Nichole German said that the school’s teachers were the ones who brought up the idea originally, with fourth-grade teacher Brooke VanRhee being “very instrumental in getting the effort off the ground.”

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Published November 20, 2013

ROSEVILLE — A plan to close St. Athanasius Catholic Church and merge the nearby Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church has been scrapped by Bishop Michael Byrnes, as of Nov. 6.

A transition team consisting of members of all three churches was tasked with finding a way to merge the three parishes together by June 30, 2014, and the team submitted a plan to the bishop Oct. 15 that would close St. Athanasius.

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Published November 20, 2013

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — It may still be November, but the Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is preparing for the holiday season, starting with the annual holiday lights contest.

Assistant Recreation Director Bobbie Wilson said this is the fourth year the lighting contest has been held. She said it started as a way to recognize the people who spend the time and effort to make their homes look nice for the holidays.

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Published November 20, 2013

EASTPOINTE — Students at Kelly Middle School have been able to get a little extra help in everything from world history to photosynthesis using some advances in technology and a website called BrainPOP.

The website provides students with videos and activities that can be used both in class by teachers and outside of school by students to help them understand new concepts and ideas, Principal Ryan Melrose said.

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Published November 15, 2013

Roseville police were on the lookout for a woman and child who stole lottery tickets from a local party store Nov. 14 before arresting two suspects Nov. 15.

According to Police Chief James Berlin, a woman and an approximately 10-year-old child were pacing in front of the Stop’N’Go Food Store on 13 Mile Road around 12:30 p.m., eventually leading to the clerk going out to see if they were all right.

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Published November 13, 2013

Under the city charter, the Roseville City Council has 30 days from Nov. 11 to fill former Councilman Michael Switalski’s seat, following his swearing-in as the new city treasurer.

City Manager Scott Adkins said that the City Council decided to take letters of interest from people at the City Manager’s office through Nov. 15, along with any lists of qualifications and resumes.

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