Friday, April 5, 2013
The Macomb County Sheriff's Office investigated the matter at the request of the township police chief and supervisor after they faced scrutiny of wrongdoing.
Updated: 3 p.m. Friday Following a two-week investigation into alleged wrongdoing in Chesterfield Township, Macomb County authorities said Friday no crimes were committed. The investigation revolved around the sale of used township vehicles that Supervisor Michael Lovelock proposed at a recent board meeting. Multiple board members said they approved to sell the six vehicles for $4,000 but weren't aware the purchaser is the boyfriend of Lovelock's daughter. Chesterfield Township Police Chief Bruce Smith brought the matter to the Sheriff's Office because he and Lovelock were accused of favoritism. Smith was heard on an audio recording, asking a dispatcher to not impound the driver's newly purchased truck after he was stopped for speeding …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Macomb County Prosecutor's Office authorized charges from the county Sheriff's Office alleging the suspect swindled elderly victims out of money.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A second woman accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from a St. Clair Shores senior suffering from dementia will stand trial in Macomb Circuit Court.
A 26-year-old Chesterfield Township woman was bound over Tuesday to stand trial in Macomb Circuit Court on charges she embezzled thousands of dollars from an elderly St. Clair Shores man. Kellie Todd and co-defendant Fredine Walker are caretakers accused of stealing more than a combined total of $80,000 from William Abke, a 78-year-old wheelchair-bound resident who is suffering from dementia. They are alleged to have purchased thousands of items including groceries and furniture by using his credit cards. "(Kellie Todd is) is a worker who is paid to go in there and help him with his day to day needs," said Suzanne Faunce, chief of the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office Senior Crimes Unit. "She is not supposed to take gifts from Mr. Abke. …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham spoke Thursday during Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Business by the Bay Luncheon in downtown New Baltimore.
With a growing population in Macomb County, the Sheriff’s Office is working to deter crime, cut costs associated with the county jail and use more technology, Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said Thursday in New Baltimore. Population and business growth in the past decade have also brought more crime to the county, Wickersham said during Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Business by the Bay luncheon in Burke Park. “We do still see an increase in larcenies; it’s still plaguing us,” he said. “Don’t leave anything of value in your car. If you have to leave your car outside, leave those items in your house.” He added that the Sheriff’s Office continues to see a rise in drug use, especially in teenagers and young adults. Wickersham noted the …