Friday, March 22, 2013
Jim Santilli, executive director of the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan (TIA), and Macomb Sheriff Anthony Wickersham recently presented awards to members of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit.
Macomb Township residents Jim Santilli, the executive director of the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan (TIA), and Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham recenlty presented awards to members of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The awards were recently presented to members of the Air Station for their participation in a distracted driving video filmed in Clinton Township on Dec. 1, 2011. "We truly appreciate the ultimate sacrifice that all of you make each day to protect the public and save lives," said Santilli, while speaking to the members of Air Station Detroit, according to a release. "Your professionalism and commitment allowed us to create a distracted driving awareness …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Michigan Attorney General's Office announced the criminal charges against the Chesterfield Township man and a New Baltimore woman.
A Macomb County Sheriff's deputy was charged in an alleged scheme to fix an adult entertainment club employee's alcohol screening tests, according to the Michigan Attorney General's Office. The deputy, Joseph Cada, 45 of Chesterfield Township, and Trista Caswell, 28 of New Baltimore, face one charge of obstruction of justice—a felony punishable by up to five years imprisonment. The charges are the result of an investigation by the FBI-led Detroit Public Corruption Task Force and the Novi Police Department, Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a Wednesday news release. "The public's faith in our criminal justice system depends upon the integrity of those sworn to uphold it," Schuette stated. "When you abuse the public trust, there are …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Lenox Township woman was stopped by Macomb County Sheriff's deputies in Chesterfield Township.
A 32-year-old Lenox Township woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of child endangerment and operating under the influence of drugs in Chesterfield Township, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. The arrest took place around 8:30 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day in the Gratiot and 24 Mile area. During that time, deputies pulled over the woman for erratic driving. Once they approached the car, they noticed two children--ages 2 and 4--unrestrained in the back of the vehicle, Lt. John Michalke of the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said the woman smelled of marijuana and she told them she is a medical marijuana cardholder. She failed to pass field sobriety tests and did not have a prescription for numerous pills in her possession, the …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the next Law Enforcement Academy for Seniors.
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is accepting registrations the next Law Enforcement Academy for Seniors. The five-week series of classes allows seniors to learn about the operations of the Macomb County Sheriff's Office and its different divisions. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham is presenting academy with the with the assistance of the Macomb County Senior Citizen Services Department. Topics that will be covered include: dispatch, courts, K-9 Unit, Detective Bureau, evidence technician, Youth Bureau, gun range, Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.), County of Macomb Enforcement Team (C.O.M.E.T.), Macomb Area Computer Enforcement unit (M.A.C.E.), Macomb Auto Theft Squad (M.A.T.S.), Traffic, Marine Division, Dive Team and …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Two men who wanted in a string of break-ins in Ohio, and arrested Thursday in Macomb County, are awaiting extradition. One of the suspects who led police on a chase has been arraigned.
One of the suspects wanted in a string robberies in Ohio, who fled to Macomb County, was arraigned Friday on car theft and fleeing from police charges. Robert Hamman was one of two men who were wanted in Ohio for a string of home invasions and were located Thursday in Macomb County. As officers searched for the men, a pick-up was reported stolen from Labelle Electric Company in Macomb Township. Using a GPS tracking system, parking lot video security system and traffic cameras, officers were able to locate the Dodge Ram pickup truck on westbound I-94 driven by Robert Hamman. Macomb County Sheriff's deputies and the St. Clair Shores police stopped the vehicle near 9 Mile. Hamman, 43, of Willard, Ohio, was arrested and charged with a unlawful…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The following information is gathered from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Arrests do not indicate conviction.
Hit and run Macomb County Sheriff deputies were dispatched March 12 to the scene of a hit-and-run, car crash on Hall Road in Macomb Township. According to reports, deputies were able to locate the vehicle, with heavy front-end damage, in a parking lot on Hall Road and Heydenreich. Deputies found the driver of the vehicle behind the wheel and uninjured, and could smell intoxicants on the driver. The driver, a 26-year-old Clinton Township man, was uncooperative and transported to a hospital for a blood draw, police said. He was charged with resisting and obstructing, operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property-damage accident. Possession of marijuana Macomb County Sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle March 12 in the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The 63-year-old man was arraigned Monday in 41A District Court in Shelby Township for his alleged involvement in the Macomb Township crime.
A charge against a Chesterfield Township man was reduced Monday from second-degree to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to police. Antonino Giannola, 63, was initially charged with the felony offense over the weekend, but the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office changed the charge to a misdemeanor after further reviewing the case. In this instance, second-degree CSC would have been merited if authorities considered Giannola to be in a position of authority over the 15-year-old girl who reported the attack, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said. “The relationship between the two was not such that they determined him to be in a position of authority over the girl," Sheriff's Lt. John Michalke said of the decision made by the …
Macomb County Sheriff's Office reports the incident took place Friday at a business in the 21 Mile area.
A 63-year-old Chesterfield Township man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage employee Friday inside his Macomb Township business, police said Monday. The man, who is scheduled for a formal arraignment Monday in 41A District Court in Shelby Township, faces a charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. The charge stems from an incident Friday at the man's business off 21 Mile in which a 15-year-old worker reported that he assaulted her while the two were alone. The suspect was lodged in Macomb County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash/surety interim bond over the weekend, the Sheriff's Office states. Check back with Patch for updates.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Three L'Anse Creuse Schools were closed Tuesday after a report of a suspicious person in L'Anse Creuse High School.
Classes were canceled Tuesday morning at three L'Anse Creuse after a person in military gear was seen in L'Anse Creuse High School, according to a report by WJBK-TV. L'Anse Creuse High School, L'Anse Creuse Middle School-Central and Graham Elementary were all closed as the Macomb County Sheriff's Office investigated the report. High school students en route to the school via bus transported to a “safe location” until the decision was made to close the school, according to Kelly Allen, director for Public and Community Relations. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told the television station that the man was a 21-year-old former student and airman at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Wickersham stated in the report that the former …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Macomb County residents can dispose of old paper documents and correspondence at the "Shred-it-Day" event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office will hold a free “Shred-it-Day” event on March 5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights. Macomb County residents can discard up to four boxes full of paper documents and correspondence, including tax returns, credit card statements and bills. Residents are asked to enter Freedom Hill from the eastbound Metro Parkway entrance to allow for efficient traffic flow. Metal, plastic or other objects will not be accepted, and no paper documents will be accepted from businesses. The “Shred-it-Day” event is part of National Consumer Protection Week from March 3-9, in which groups help consumers protect their privacy and avoid identity theft.