Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Information in this crime blotter was provided by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Where arrest information applies, it does not indicate convictions.
A 44-year-old Macomb Township woman reported to police that someone charged $218 in merchandise in Texas to her Discover credit card without her authorization, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. The credit card company notified the victim Jan. 8 of the fraud that took place at a store in Universal Court, Texas. The unknown suspect was somehow able to obtain a duplicate card for the purchase and then tried unsuccessfully to charge another couple hundred dollars at the same location, a police report stated. A Discover representative contacted the victim about the fraud and possible identity theft. The Macomb Township woman then closed her credit card account to prevent further unauthorized charges, the report stated. Two 18-…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The regulation field is projected for completion by June off Morelli Drive near Chesterfield Road.
Blueprints are expected to materialize to an outdoor little league field on the grounds of an indoor baseball business this summer. Spring Training, which has a 20,000-square-foot softball and baseball facility on Morelli Drive near Chesterfield Road, has site plans before the township Planning Commission to build a regulation little league field. The 225-foot field, slated for vacant land adjacent to the business' parking lot, would accommodate women, girls and boys under 12, said co-owner and lead instructor Jeff Damore of Macomb Township. "They're so eager for me to put this up," Damore said of Chesterfield officials. "We're not just building a field, we're building a state-of-the-art facility." The Planning Commission is expected to …
Friday, June 24, 2011
The men will return to court on Aug. 3 for their preliminary examinations.
The preliminary exams of three men who allegedly abducted and assaulted four Dakota High School teens were adjourned Friday morning until 1:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the 41A District Court in Sterling Heights. Vincent Bosca, Gerald Henry King Jr., and Allen Roy Brontkowski stood before 41A District Court Judge Kimberly A. Wiegand and waived their 14-day preliminary hearing rule, thus clearing the way for the adjournment of the preliminary exam until Aug. 3. Attorneys for King and Brontkowski both asked for bond reductions–from $250,000 to $100,000–but their requests were denied by Wiegand. "The court feels that these bonds are appropriate," Wiegand said. "These are serious charges." Bosca was also ordered to have a tether. Upon release from jail…
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Four teens, believed to attend Dakota High School, allegedly were abducted and assaulted June 13 by three men in a Sterling Heights home.
Three men are facing serious felony charges following the abduction and assault of four Dakota High School teens. All three subjects are currently in custody. The extent of the charges against them will be determined after the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office reviews the case today. On June 13, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Sterling Heights police responded to a home in the 13000 block of Canal, after receiving a call from a mother who reported her 16-year-old son had been assaulted. During the following investigation, detectives discovered that the owner of the home in which the teens were assaulted also runs a medical marijuana growing operation. The homeowner told police on-site that his home had been burglarized several days before but …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Leslie Ann Allen, 29, of Sterling Heights, died Monday in a motorcycle/tow truck accident in Sterling Heights.
A 29-year-old Sterling Heights woman died Monday, May 30, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle/tow truck accident that occurred in the ITC corridor north of Canal and east of Oleander in Sterling Heights. Leslie Ann Allen was a passenger on the motorcycle involved in the accident. Allen was transported to Henry Ford Macomb where she was pronounced dead on May 30. Sterling Heights Police responded to the accident at approximately 4 p.m. May 30. Utica Van Dyke towing had been called for a private tow by the owner of a truck and travel trailer when the rig became stuck in the soft ground as he was attempting to cross the corridor from Oleander to the rear of his residence on the east side, police said. Three employees from the tow company …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ten restaurants within a 2 mile radius participated in the Spring 2011 edition of the Grub Crawl, which is conjunction with the Macomb Restaurant Week.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ever been on a pub crawl? You know - those events where a group walks, stumbles, and eventually crawls from bar to bar over the course of an evening. For the past several years, Macomb County together with the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber has organized a Grub Crawl twice a year. The Spring edition featured ten restaurants from the brand new Sterling's Bistro to Sherwood Brewing spanning across Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Macomb Township, and Shelby Township. "We've come out to the Grub Crawl for the past couple of years and had a fantastic time," says Michael Height, "So we decided to take grandma out for her eightieth birthday." A return customer and a special occasion? There isn't a better endorsement than that. …