Thursday, March 21, 2013
A 42-year-old man was fatally injured in an industrial accident Thursday at Mollertech on Teresa Drive in the 23 Mile and Hayes area.
A 42-year-old man was struck by a large piece of industrial equipment Thursday and killed at Mollertech in Shelby Township. Shelby Township police and fire departments responded to a 911 call about 1 p.m. to the business in the 13800 block of Teresa Drive for a medical emergency. The victim, whose name and hometown is not being released at the request of the family, was pronounced dead on the scene. According to a press release from police chief Roland Woelkers, "this is an unfortunate industrial accident." Woelkers added that local investigators are coordinating with MIOSHA in the investigation. This report was updated at 5:50 p.m. Follow Patch for additional updates about this story.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The details of the settlement between former police Chief Robert Leman and Shelby Township have yet to be released.
The lawsuit between Shelby Township and its former police chief has reportedly been settled, although neither side is releasing the details at this time, The Macomb Daily reports. Robert Leman served as Shelby Township’s police chief for a decade before the board of trustees voted in September 2011 to allow his three-year contract to expire. Documents previously shared with Shelby-Utica Patch suggest that board members were dissatisfied with Leman's job performance, but the former chief maintains argued he was fired for investigating complaints against township officials. In September 2009, Leman launched an investigation into a criminal complaint allegedly involving then-Treasurer Paul Viar. The complaint alleged Viar made a threatening …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The six-week spring 2013 session will be held on Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 2. The deadline to apply is March 22.
Monday, March 4, 2013
“We’re working with the prosecutor and state crime lab and we’re asking parents to be vigilant with their kids," Police Chief Roland Woelkers said.
Since orchestrating the largest narcotics bust in Shelby Township history last Halloween, police have made the search for synthetic marijuana a part of their regular patrol duties. And while things have been fairly quiet since that landmark event, which saw five members of the Dabish family arrested, Chief Roland Woelkers said the issue of synthetic marijuana remains high on the department’s radar. “We’re regularly checking businesses and there are some things we’ve found that we’re not comfortable or happy with, but the state health department and state crime lab have not determined them to be illegal,” Woelkers said. While state law now bans the sale of K2, Spice and similar synthetic drugs, manufacturers are continuing to develop new …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Shelby Township’s U.S. Rep. Candice Miller has signed on as a co-sponsor of legislation that would reinstate the federal COPS in Schools grant program to the tune of $30 million a year.
A group of Republican legislators, including Shelby Township’s U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, is breathing new life into a Clinton-era grant program designed to support community policing in an effort to combat school violence. The COPS in Schools grant program premiered under President Bill Clinton in April 1999, and awarded more than $753 million during its six-year existence to help local law enforcement agencies hire 6,500 school resource officers to “engage in community policing in and around primary and secondary schools,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice. On Feb. 15, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced H.R. 751, also called The Protect America’s Schools Act, in Congress. The legislation would revitalize the COPS grant program…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The intersection should be treated as a four-way stop until repairs are complete.
Traffic was still slow moving around noon Monday at the intersection of 23 Mile and M-53 as crews continued to repair the traffic lights knocked out by an early morning accident. Shelby Township police say the disruption was caused when a driver lost control and hit one of the poles suspending the intersection's traffic lights. Stay updated on incidents like this and other Sheby Township and Utica news with the daily Patch email newsletter. The accident took place at around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Police Chief Roland Woelkers said he did not believe there were any injuries as a result of the crash. However, repairs to the traffic lights have caused slowdowns in the area as the intersection has been turned into a four-way stop until repairs can …
Police say one person was critically wounded Monday morning at an apartment complex near 25 Mile and Van Dyke.
One person was shot Monday morning at a Shelby Township apartment complex near 25 Mile and Van Dyke, according to police. The incident took place at around 7:15 a.m. Monday, police say. Chief Roland Woelkers said the condition of the victim is "critical." He is being treated at a nearby hospital. The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation. Woelkers said Shelby Township officers are still interviewing residents at the complex, which has not been named. Police are not releasing any additional information about the victim at this time. Stay with Patch for more on this developing story.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The six-week spring 2013 session will be held on Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 2. The deadline to apply for the spring session is March 22.
Residents and business owners interested in getting a closer look at Shelby Township police operations are invited to apply for the department's spring Citizens Police Academy. Held two hours a week for six weeks, the academy offers citizens insight into how police officers perform their duties and the various ways by which the greater police department serves the community. The police department is now accepting applications for enrollment in its spring session scheduled to start April 2. The program is free and open to any citizen involved in the Shelby Township community who is at least 18 years of age and has no prior felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions in the last three years. The spring session's course curriculum includes…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The teen's mother, who is accused of providing him with the substance, told police the product was purchased at Express Gas, which is one of two Shelby Township businesses currently under investigation for drug sales.
Despite being at the center of an ongoing criminal case, Shelby Township police say they are still receiving complaints of drug activity at the Express Gas on Van Dyke, with one of the most recent reports coming from Clinton Township. A Clinton Township mother accused of providing smoking material to her 13-year-old son told police that she purchased the substance in question at the Shelby Township gas station, one of two businesses owned by the Dabish family. Want more Shelby Township and Utica news? Sign up for Patch's e-newsletter and get daily headlines sent to your inbox. The 30-year-old described the substance as an odor-eating material. She denied giving it to her son to smoke and did not specify when she had purchased the item, …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Five members of the Dabish family are facing felony charges stemming from allegations that they sold synthetic marijuana and other drugs from their gas station and smoke shop in Shelby Township.
An organized effort to rally the community against the family accused of selling K2 and other drugs out of a Shelby Township gas station and smoke shop began to manifest itself last weekend in the comments section of a Patch article concerning the case. From a boycott of the family's Shelby Township businesses, to a rally outside the 41A District Court in opposition of possible plea deals, readers offered a number of suggestions to publicize the case and call for justice. "As a community we need to rally against these hooligans and demand our local prosecutor to not accept any reduced pleas," wrote Sarah Franklin. "Nothing less than maximum incarceration is acceptable. Lets make sure as many of us as possible contact the Court and the …