Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Information for this crime blotter was supplied by Utica Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate convictions.
Unable to escape from her husband, a 24-year-old Utica woman text messaged her friend to dispatch police to her home at the 45000 block of Kensington around 4:40 a.m. Jan. 3, according to Utica police. When they arrived, police found the woman in the kitchen with the 25-year-old man, described as her common-law husband, who claimed nothing happened between the pair. However, the woman said he pointed a gun at her head while they were in the car, threatened to kill her and would not let her escape the vehicle, police said. She said when he finally drove her home, he refused to leave so she secretly sent her friend a text message, telling her send police to her home out of fear she would be harmed, police said. The man, whose residence is …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Shelby Township-based Ridgecon will install a free roof for a Sterling Heights resident in need.
The 2012 recipient of Ridgecon's "No Roof Left Behind" contest is Geraldine “Geri” Walsh of Sterling Heights. Jay Elie, who along with his brother Matt are co-owners of Ridgecon Construction in Shelby Township and directors of the No Roof Left Behind program. The brothers announced that Walsh, 48, who was one of the four finalists in the online competition, and garnered 46 percent of the votes cast. The No Roof Left Behind program annually installs a free roof for a Macomb County family or individual in need. “Geri’s story obviously touched people’s hearts and that translated into the vast majority of votes being cast for her,” said Elie. “She has been through a lot in her life, being diagnosed with and beating cancer seven times since…
Monday, August 27, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Utica Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A man and woman from Sterling Heights were arrested on Tuesday evening after Utica police found five ounces of marijuana and several dozen narcotic pills in their vehicle. Police said the discovery was made when a Buick pulled out in front a police officer on Summer Street around 6 p.m. When the officer pulled over the 26-year-old female driver and her passenger, a 42-year-old man, they discovered the illegal drugs. In addition to the marijuana, officers found 33 oxycodone pills, 40 hydrocodone, 1 alprazolam, a scale and cash. Both were arrested and accused of selling marijuana and prescription drugs. The female also was accused of driving on a suspended license. For questions on the police blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Police said Tuesday it appears the same man is responsible for the crimes.
An armed robber who struck Monday in Utica appears to be the same man who held up a Chesterfield Township dry cleaners Saturday, according to township police. “It appears that it is very likely the suspects are one in the same," Chesterfield Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said Tuesday. Investigators from both departments compared notes on the robberies and concluded it's highly plausible the suspect is responsible for both crimes. Utica police also said the man is suspected of similar crimes in Sterling Heights and Roseville. Utica police said the man entered the Dollar Tree at 13477 Hall Road around 4 p.m. Monday. Just before approaching the teller, the man covered his face with a handkerchief and then pointed a black pistol at the cashier …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Here's your chance to sit and talk with Utica State Rep. Jeff Farrington.
District 30 State Rep. Jeff Farrington wants to meet with you. Farrington will be holding public office hours April 30 at the Sterling Heights Public Library Programming Center from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The center is located at 40255 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights. In December 2011, Farrington introduced controversial House Bill 5223, which called for drug tests to be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits. Farrington will meet with residents to discuss the bill and state and local issues of interest. No appointments are necessary to meet with Farrington. Residents unable meet Farrington can contact him with questions or concerns by emailing JeffFarrington@house.mi.gov or by calling (517) 373-7768.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sterling Heights received the honor of being fourth least romantic city in the entire U.S., according to Foursquare users. Do you agree?
Cupid appears to have missed the hearts of Macomb County Foursquare users. The social network lists Sterling Heights as the fourth least romantic city in the entire United States of America. Foursquare based its results on more than 1.5 billion check-ins at romantic places such as French restaurants, flower shops and lingerie stores. The title of most romantic city went to Lake Buena Vista, FL—home to Walt Disney World, while Beaverton, OR—home to athletic mega-brand Nike—was named the least romantic. Although Shelby Township and Utica did not make either of the lists, Shelby has bragging rights to the home of the most romantic restaurant in Macomb County. Metropolitan Cafe, which is located at 52969 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township, …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan, Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis and Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte join business leaders Wednesday to discuss the state of the tri-community.
Shelby Township, Utica and Sterling Heights leaders fielded several rounds of questions to update the community about the current state of affairs Wednesday at Cherry Creek for the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce's 24th annual Heritage Tri-Community Luncheon. Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan, Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte and Shelby Township Supervisor Richard Stathakis presented their communities’ challenges and successes over the past year, and gave the audience a look into the future. During an hour-long series of questions by moderator and Chairman of the SHRCCI, Jim Gianakopoulos, the leaders drove home their focus on sound government finances, increasing the public’s quality of life and “doing more with less.” …
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 …