Thursday, January 3, 2013
Anthony Wickersham took office Jan. 1 and began his first full term as the Macomb County Sheriff.
The start of the new year marked the beginning of the latest chapter in the law enforcement career of Anthony Wickersham. Wickersham, 51, joined the Macomb County Sheriff's Department in 1986 as a correctional officer and has held every rank in the department including sheriff—a position he was appointed to in 2011. The 46th Macomb County Sheriff ran for re-election in November and defeated Steve Thomas to win a full, four-year term. "You really do appreciate what a candidate has to go through to get elected," said Wickersham, of his run for office which focused on his career in the department. "(Voters in Macomb County) believed I was a strong person to continue on as sheriff." The election of Wickersham also marked the first time in 36 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Macomb County voters re-elected Democrats Eric J. Smith, Anthony Wickersham, Carmella Sabaugh and Ted B. Wahby as prosecutor, sheriff, clerk and treasurer, respectively, Nov. 6. The Macomb Community College millage proposal failed.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters across Macomb County Tuesday returned incumbents to county-wide offices.
Voters across Macomb County returned incumbents to office Tuesday and voted down a millage for Macomb Community College. With 100 percent of the vote tallied, Democrats have dominated county races. Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric J. Smith received 65 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Michael R. Wrathell. Anthony Wickersham won his first run for sheriff as a candidate. The incumbent Democrat has a strong lead -- with 61 percent of the vote -- over his challengers, Republican Steve Thomas and Libertarian Scott W. Allen. Demcratic incumbent Carmella Sabaugh returned for another term as the county clerk/register of deeds race, with 65 percent of the votes over Republican challenger Debera Guenther. Ted B. Wahby received 58…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Donations sought for UHS 2013 grad who plans law enforcement career and to recognize a hero.
An upcoming football game isn’t just for fun, but to honor local law enforcement and firefighters. The Oct. 19 Utica High verses Ford II gridiron game is being dubbed “Hometown Heroes” to recognize Utica, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights police, fire and EMS workers, as well as the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department. This is the first time a game has been dedicated to the local “heros” and is being played as a way to thank workers for keeping the community safe. All players will have special police, fire and EMS sticker on their helmets. “It’s nice that they’re recognizing us. Everybody is looking forward to it,” said Shelby firefighter John McCoy. All men and women in uniform with a badge or ID will receive free admission, a concession…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Javion Dewain-Deante Morris, 23, and Anthony Rayshawn Leak, 33, are accused of stealing approximately 100 gallons of gas from the station at Hall Road and Heydenreich by jamming the satellite system used to process credit card payments.
Two Detroit men are facing multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing around 100 gallons of gas from the Mobile gas station at Hall Road and Heydenreich in Macomb Township. Javion Dewain-Deante Morris, 23, and Anthony Rayshawn Leak, 33, were arrested shortly after midnight Thursday, Sept. 20, and arraigned via video Thursday afternoon in the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township. Both men were in possession of marijuana at the time of their arrest, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Morris faces charges of controlled substance–delivery and manufacture of marijuana, a four-year felony and/or $20,000; interfering with electronic communications, a two-year felony and/or $1,000 fine; and attempted resisting and obstructing a…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Macomb County Sheriff's detectives are searching for a white male, around 5 feet 7 inches tall, believed to be driving a teal colored Pontiac Sunfire. The man is suspected of robbing the Best Bank within the Kroger on 30 Mile Road.
Macomb County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect in the robbery that occurred earlier Tuesday at the Best Bank located inside the Kroger at Van Dyke and 30 Mile Road in Washington Township. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reports that at approximately 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, a white male entered the bank and handed the teller a note requesting cash and implying that he had a weapon. No weapon was seen, but an undisclosed amount of money was given to the suspect, who then fled the store and was seen entering a teal colored Pontiac Sunfire headed eastbound on 30 Mile Road, according to police. Sheriff's detectives are working with bank security to obtain a video of the suspect, but have described him as being a white male, …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Firefighters battled a blaze Friday morning at a house in Macomb Township.
The Macomb Township Fire Department battled a blaze Friday morning at a home on the 45000 block of Bonaventure Street. By noon, the Macomb Township Fire Department had contained the blaze. Neighbor Tyron Brown told Patch nobody was injured in the fire. It's not yet known if anyone was home when the fire broke out. The fire department and Macomb County Sheriff's deputies remain at the scene. Stay with Macomb Patch for further updates on this developing story.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Macomb County Surplus Auction takes place 9 a.m. Saturday at the warehouse located at 44900 Vic Wertz Dr. in Clinton Township.
From flat screen TVs to Ford Crown Vics, bargain buyers will have a variety of cars, electronics, lawn equipment and even few ambulances to choose from at Macomb County's annual public auction Saturday, May 5. The surplus auction, which also features items stolen and recovered by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office, starts at 9 a.m. but early bird bidders can get a look at the goods at 8 a.m. The auction includes county vehicles, police vehicles, Department of Roads equipment, farm vehicles, miscellaneous office equipment, ambulances, cell phones, jewelry and televisions. To view a partial list of items up for grabs, as well as pictures of some of the vehicles and equipment, visit www.crydermanauctions.com and click the “Auctions” link for …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The three-day "Operation Safeguard" marks the first time the Macomb County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals Service have partnered on an intensive multi-day sweep of sex offenders and fugitives.
Fifty-seven of Macomb County’s most dangerous fugitives and sex offenders are behind bars today following an intensive three-day search orchestrated by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service. For the past three days, 38 sheriff’s deputies, 21 U.S. marshal deputies, four Michigan state troopers and two Michigan Department of Corrections Officers have been on the hunt for 300 of Macomb County’s most wanted sex offenders, parole violators and dangerous criminals. “The majority of these suspects are violent and a threat to our community and we felt it was important to come together and try to do our best to take these individuals off the street,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, in a press conference …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Macomb County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Shelby Township man March 8 for drunken driving on what the suspect later admitted to police was a trip to sell marijuana. Officers were called to the 21000 block of Martinique Drive in Macomb Township at approximately 5:06 p.m. March 8 for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arriving at the scene, officers saw a 23-year-old Shelby man driving across the lawn of an empty lot. When officers stopped him, he admitted he had been drinking at a local bar and was taking prescription medication. He also told police he was in the area because he was planning to sell marijuana to friends living nearby, according to the police report. The man did have a medical marijuana license on his person and …