Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 13 at Municipal Offices on Sugarbush.
Chesterfield Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting May 13 to discuss police finances in Municipal Offices. The meeting pertains to the 2014 police budget, according to the agenda. Township officials have been weighing options for the police department in light of voter rejection of a tax hike proposal last November. Supervisor Michael Lovelock previously said as many as 14 police employees would be laid off to combat the looming deficit. After criticism of the plan, a 90-day moratorium was placed on the staff reductions while a committee, composed of community members, explored alternatives. However, a board majority rejected the committee's proposal for limited police layoffs in mid-April.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Teens were among those taken into custody for a string of car break-ins.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A 22-year-old Chesterfield Township man is listed in critical condition after he was hit by a car on 24 Mile Road on Monday night.
A 22-year-old Chesterfield Township man is on life support after he was hit by a car Monday night on 24 Mile Road just west of Gratiot Avenue, police said Tuesday. Police had received a call Monday at 9 p.m. reporting that a man was walking in the middle of the roadway on 24 Mile, according to a statement from Chesterfield Township police. As officers responded to the report, police received another call saying that the man had been struck by a vehicle. When Chesterfield police arrived on the scene, they found the man unconscious in the road. The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Chesterfield Township woman, told police she never saw the pedestrian as she traveled eastbound on 24 Mile Road. Chesterfield police said the man was taken to …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Jonathan Elbers, 23 of Reese, MI, was arrested Sunday following a three-day manhunt.
Kidnapping suspect turned fugitive Jonathan Elbers is slated for arraignment Monday on several felony charges, Chesterfield Township police said Sunday. Elbers, who was apprehended Sunday afternoon following a three-day manhunt, will have a video arraignment in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore from Macomb County Jail, according to Detective Sgt. Deron Myers. Officer Frank Unger found him inside a hunting blind in woods near a home that he previously broke into in the 25 Mile Road and New Haven Road area by Interstate 94, township police said. "He was rolled up in some carpet and he said, 'I had it. I give up,'" Police Chief Bruce Smith told Patch. Elbers—wanted since approximately 1 a.m. Friday for allegedly attacking and trying to …
Jonathan Elbers, 23, was taken into custody without incident after being found hiding in a hunting blind near 25 Mile Road and New Haven Road.
A follow-up police check at the Chesterfield Township house kidnapping suspect Jonathan Elbers broke into during his three-day run from authorities led to his arrest Sunday afternoon without incident, police said. A township officer found Elbers inside a hunting blind around 1 p.m. in a wooded area by the house off 25 Mile Road near New Haven Road after the home owner told police of the possible hiding place, Police Chief Bruce Smith told Patch. "He was rolled up in some carpet and he said, 'I had it. I give up,'" Smith said. Elbers, who was unarmed, was taken to the police station, where he is being held until his formal arraignment. It's unclear if he suffered any injuries at the time from enduring weather conditions overnight, he said…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The suspect is at large and considered dangerous by police.
Chesterfield Township police said Friday they are searching for a 23-year-old man whom they interrupted as he tried abducting his ex-girlfriend in an alleged murder plot. Township police say Jonathan Elbers of Reese, MI, should be considered extremely dangerous and anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact police immediately. "We have his car, we have his phone and, according to family members, he has no other family member or associates down here and that leads us to believe he is simply or could be on the run in the area," township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers told Patch. Elbers is being sought after he fled on foot from police in the early morning hours Friday from a home on Nicolette Drive in the 23 Mile and Sass …
Monday, March 25, 2013
A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 28 in Municipal Offices.
Chesterfield Township residents are encouraged to attend a public hearing March 28 to discuss options for police funding. Township officials want to hear "comments regarding alternatives to layoffs in the Chesterfield Township police department." A progress update from the township's work group, tasked with exploring solutions for the budget deficit in the police department, will then be given. A question-and-answer session with work group co-chairs is to follow, according to the township. Read more on the potential township police layoffs here. Let your voice be heard on the subject in the comments' section below.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Police are asking the public's help in identifying two men responsible for the Tuesday crime.
Chesterfield Township police said they are searching for two men who robbed Rosie O'Grady's bookkeeper at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., police responded to an armed robbery inside office space at 30400 23 Mile Road in an area behind the popular bar. Officers surrounded the building before learning the thieves fled seconds before, according to township police. The chief financial officer for the business told police he was doing the bookkeeping for the St. Patrick's Day weekend when the two unknown men entered his office, pointed a handgun at him and ordered him to the ground. They bound his hands and feet with duct tape and ransacked his desk area, finding a large undisclosed amount of cash, Detective Sgt. Deron …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The 58-year-old suspect also faces other charges, including domestic violence, police said.
A Chesterfield Township man with a slew of drunken driving convictions was arrested this week for the 12th time on the same charge, township police said Wednesday. Bohdan Andriaschko, 58, has 11 drunken driving convictions on his record dating back to 1982, township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said. Andriaschko was arrested around 10 p.m. Monday following a domestic violence report on Kuchenmeister Street. His ex-girlfriend reported that he attacked her and fled in her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, Myers stated. An officer stopped the vehicle on Scholar near Gratiot, noting the suspect was driving on a suspected license, smelled of alcohol and failed sobriety tests. He was arrested and taken to the township police station…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The March 14 meeting is the first in a series aimed at addressing police financial concerns amid a moratorium on officer layoffs.