Thursday, May 16, 2013
Information for this crime brief was supplied by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Where arrests apply, they do not indicate convictions.
Two men were arrested Tuesday after one of them allegedly pointed a handgun at another driver during a road rage incident in Macomb Township, police said Thursday. At approximately 6:47 p.m., Macomb County Sheriff's deputies said they were called to the Hall and Hayes area after a motorist reported someone waved a handgun at him. They pulled over a 19-year-old Shelby Township man and his 20-year-old passenger from Virginia Beach, VA in the Hayes and 21 Mile area. When deputies approached the GMC Denali, they smelled marijuana. The men denied having a handgun, but when deputies searched the vehicle, they found a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson in the center console, the Sheriff's Office reports. The motorist who reported the incident told …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Shelby Township police arrest three men who allegedly robbed three churches, and 12 other businesses, in the community and Macomb County.
Shelby Township police arrested three men who were allegedly involved in a "sophisticated" series of church and business robberies in Macomb County. The men, ranging in age from 17 to 20 years old and from Macomb and St. Clair counties, conducted a variety of robberies from smash-and-grab to sophisticated crimes which used special equipment to get into safes, radio systems to communicate and documents to disarm alarms, according to Shelby Township Police Chief Roland Woelkers. "They are a sophisticated crew and we are really happy to get them off the street," Woelkers said. The three men were arrested after a break-in at a Speedway gas station at 23 Mile Road and M-53 where police said two of the men entered the business and a third acted…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The land owner of Chesterfield Towne Centre off I-94 is also donating money to St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church in Shelby Township.
A local developer is offering a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of robbers who stole from a Shelby Township church following Easter services. Businessman and attorney Thomas Guastello, who owns the Comfort Inn in Utica and Shelby Town Center, is also donating $1,000 to the church, St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church in Shelby Township, to help support its efforts in the community. "This type of criminal conduct is unacceptable and violates the basic fiber of our community...It is absolutely reprehensible that people would rob a church and steal a large amount of collection money and chalices," Guastello said in a statement about the reward. Guastello also owns an expansive parcel off Interstate 94 in …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Metro Detroit? We've got parades, Irish dinners, and, of course, where to find green beer.
We combed our Patch sites for some great St. Patrick's Day events to put together this list of holiday happenings all over Southeast Michigan. Get out and have some festive fun! SHELBY TOWNSHIP St. Patrick's Day at Sherwood Brewing Description: Traditional Irish menu beginning at noon, with a performance by Shattered Sky, followed by Bobby McManus at 3 p.m. and O'Shaunessey Boys at 6 p.m. Where: Sherwood Brewing Company, 45689 Hayes Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48315 Cost: Price not specified. Irish For a Day at Coyote Joes Description: Live performance by Justine Blazer, $2 green beer, $4 Guiness and $6 Irish car bombs all night. When: Saturday, March 16, doors open at 8 p.m. Where: Coyote Joe's, 49440 Ryan Road, Shelby Township, MI 48317…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Macomb has partnered with the state to expand its video arraignment system to allow its courts to arraign in-custody defendants who are being held at local lockups, county jails, or statewide prison facilities outside the county.
An individual's proximity to the court in which he or she is scheduled to face charges will no longer matter thanks to an expansion of Macomb County's video arraignment system. New technology implemented by the county last month will allow local courts to video arraign individuals being held outside the county's borders. As this technology uses the county’s two-way interactive video system to connect with judicial proceedings conducted at remote locations, the need to transport prisoners to court can, in many cases, be eliminated. While Macomb County has been using this type of system for in-county cases for the past several years, the new technology allows its use statewide. “The expansion of this technology will greatly improve the way …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Find out what local employers are seeking to fill positions here.
Tuesday, March 5
Looking for work in the Macomb County area? Find out who's hiring here, according to indeed.com.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Closed since September 2012, the Biggby Coffee on Van Dyke north of 23 Mile Road will celebrate its grand reopening with free and discount drinks starting Tuesday, Jan. 15.
After three Caramel Marvel-less months, the Biggby Coffee on Van Dyke is ready to offer its signature brews once again. Closed in September 2012, the store will reopen under new ownership on Tuesday, Jan. 15 – a date new owner Al Elfakir has been anticipating for the past six years. “This is my first official ownership of a store, although it’ll be six years this October that I’ve been in the Biggby family,” the 28-year-old said. A Sterling Heights native, Elfakir joined Biggby in 2007, working at the company’s home office while helping his brother to open a Biggby franchise of his own in Westland, MI. Although he admits to being a lover of all things espresso, he said his commitment to the company is rooted in its product and philosophy…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Check out a sampling of what's on the market near you.
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Tuesday, January 8
House Hunt features residential properties that offer spacious floor plans.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Check out a sampling of homes listed for $170,000 in New Baltimore, St. Clair Shores and Utica, as well as Chesterfield, Clinton, Macomb and Shelby townships.
House Hunt features single-family homes in the $170,000 price range this week. Check these listings to see what’s on the market near you.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Check out a sampling of local job openings here.
Looking for work in Macomb County? Take a look at some openings, according to indeed.com.