Monday, May 20, 2013
The two-week Click It or Ticket campaign kicked-off Monday with enforcement zones across Macomb County, and Michigan.
Officers from Shelby Township and Utica police departments are among 155 departments in 26 counties across the state that are participating in Michigan's "Click It or Ticket" campaign. The federally funded campaign is meant to reverse a decline in the state's seat belt use rate that declined since hitting an all-time high of 97.9 percent in 2009, according to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. Officers across the state will be conducting safety belt enforcement zones during the next two weeks, including the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Additionally, there is an on-going advertising campaign highlighting, "Buckle-phobia." "Seat belts are a genuine lifesaver," said Michael L. Prince, director of the Michigan Office of Highway …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Investigators believe the thieves who used a boulder to break a window of Washington Township may have also struck a Shelby Township jewelry store, WDIV-TV reported.
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is investigating a jewelry story break-in in Washington Township that has similarities to a March in Shelby Township, WDIV-TV reports. Deputies were dispatched at 3:21 May 3 to the J & M Jewelry Store on 26 Mile and Van Dyke in Washington Township for a burglary alarm. According to a police report, deputies found a large boulder had been thrown through the storefront and four showcases had shattered glass. The thieves escaped before deputies arrived. A review of the in-store video showed three people dressed in hooded jackets, gloves and masks covering their faces, entering through a hole in the window. They used hammers to smash the showcases and fled the store in 58 seconds. The television station …
Two of the men also face charges in connection with the robbery of St. Therese Lisieux Roman Catholic Church were in court Tuesday.
The three men police said were involved in the break-in at a Shelby Township Speedway—leading investigators to crack a series of church robberies—returned to court Tuesday. Eric Joseph-Edward Eby, 19 of Shelby Township, Jesse Vincent Brusseau-Meray, 20, of Riley Township and Logan P. Gerring, 17, of Sterling Heights, appeared in 41-A District Court for a preliminary exam on breaking and entering and burglary charges. Eby and Gerring also face weapons charges. Attorneys for Eby and Gerring successfully requested to have their preliminary exams adjourned until June 6. Gerring is being held on a $75,000 bond, and Eby is being held on a $150,000 bond. Eby and Gerring are also charged with safe breaking, breaking and entering of a building, …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Six members of the Dabish family charged with selling K2 and other drugs out of their Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop will have a preliminary exam Wednesday in 41-A District Court.
Members of the Dabish family, who are charged with selling K2 and other illegal drugs from their Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop, will be in court Wednesday for a preliminary exam. Six members of the family—a mother, two sons and two grandsons—are facing a number of felony drug charges including delivering and manufacturing controlled substances, maintaining a drug house and possession of a controlled substance. The original court date of March 28 was adjourned due to a serious illness, The Oakland Press reported. The case dates back to October when officers confiscated large quantities of the synthetic drug K2, also known as Spice, from the family's Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop. Expected in court Wednesday are …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The department is accepting items that will be taken to injured soliders at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Shelby Township police want to help out injured soldiers. The department is taking part in the 2013 Walter Reed Benevolent Drive by collecting items that will be taken to the injured soldiers at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., according to a report on Click on Detroit. Anyone interested in making a donation may drop off items at the Shelby Township Police Department by May 8. Among items needed are T-shirts, electric razors, books, gift cards, backpacks, DVDs and toys for small children. Donations also are accepted online at the 2013 Walter Reed Benevolent Drive website.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The two men Shelby Township police allege robbed local churches were arraigned Tuesday on breaking and entering charges.
Two men who Shelby Township police allege were involved in a "sophisticated" series of church and business robberies were arraigned Tuesday on separate robbery charges. The two Macomb County men, and a third from St. Clair County, were arrested after a break-in early Monday at a Speedway gas station at 23 Mile Road and M-53. Police said two of the men entered the business and a third acted as a lookout while using two-way radios to communicate. Eric Joseph-Edward Eby, 19 of Shelby Township, was arrested at the Speedway. Two men fled from the scene, and with the assistance of a K9 unit, Jesse Vincent Brusseau-Meray, 20, of Riley Township was caught about 3 a.m. on a nearby golf course. A third man, Logan P. Gerring, 17, of Sterling Heights…
Leaders from St. Therese Lisieux in Shelby Township attended a press conference Tuesday where the arrests of three men who allegedly robbed the church were announced.
The Rev. Larry Zurawski attended the press conference Tuesday at the Shelby Township Police Department where the arrests of three men who allegedly robbed his parish were announced and stated that at the time he felt "violated." Zurawski, who the pastor at St. Therese Lisieux Roman Catholic Church in Shelby Township, said he was called at 6 a.m. the morning after Easter to inform him about the robbery. The thieves used special equipment to break into the church's safe, and steal an estimated $40,000. "I am relieved they are caught for the safety of everyone in the neighborhood," Zurawski said. "I hope they give the things back and don't do it again and lead a better life. "Like they said on Dragnet, crime doesn't pay," Zurawski said. …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Township police said Wednesday they responded to the Spring Hill Apartment complex Tuesday evening.
A 41-year-old woman found face-down in a Shelby Township creek Tuesday evening may have suffered from a medical condition, police said Wednesday. However, police are continuing to investigate her death, pending autopsy results, and are asking the public to contact them with information. Investigators said they responded to the Spring Hill Apartment complex at West Utica and Mound Roads around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found a female in the creek between the buildings. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to township police. Preliminary findings point to the possible medical condition, police said. Further details were not immediately available Wednesday morning. Anyone with knowledge about this matter is …
Monday, April 1, 2013
More than $40,000 was reported stolen from St. Therese Lisieux Catholic Church, according to multiple media reports. St. Luke Lutheran Church in Clinton Township also was robbed overnight.
Shelby Township police said that St. Therese Lisieux Catholic Church was robbed following Easter services, according to a report on WXYZ. Shelby Township police also said that they have learned that a church in Clinton Township was robbed last night, according to a release from the department. Clinton Township police said St. Luke Lutheran Church was robbed sometime between 1 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. Police believe the two robberies are related. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the safe at St. Luke's, according to Capt. Richard Maierle of the Clinton Township Police Department. More than $40,000 was taken from St. Therese Lisieux Catholic Church overnight, police said. Chalices also were reported missing. Linda …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Investigations into synthetic drugs, high-profile arrests, rescuing injured and disabled individuals and preventing a suicide are are just some of the actions of Shelby Township officers that have been recognized.
The Shelby Township Police Department announced the 2012 Officer of the year and department recipients for the past year. The 2012 Officer of the Year is Det. Troy Titchenell, who is assigned to the narcotics division. He conducted and was the lead investigator on the largest and first synthetic drug investigation in the State of Michigan since the new law took effect last July. Source: Shelby Township Police Department.