Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Macomb County Sheriff's Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said that detectives are investigating the burglary of a Sprint Store in Macomb Township. According to a statement from the Macomb County Sheriff's Department, three masked men broke into the Sprint Store at 24941 Hall Road on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10:56 p.m. The sheriff’s department said the men disabled the alarm system and took approximately $70,000 worth of merchandise from the store. The men left in a light-colored minivan, perhaps a Chrysler, according to the report. The sheriff’s department said the incident was captured on videotape, and that the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Macomb County Sheriff Department at 586-307-…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Anthony Wickersham took office Jan. 1 and began his first full term as the Macomb County Sheriff.
The start of the new year marked the beginning of the latest chapter in the law enforcement career of Anthony Wickersham. Wickersham, 51, joined the Macomb County Sheriff's Department in 1986 as a correctional officer and has held every rank in the department including sheriff—a position he was appointed to in 2011. The 46th Macomb County Sheriff ran for re-election in November and defeated Steve Thomas to win a full, four-year term. "You really do appreciate what a candidate has to go through to get elected," said Wickersham, of his run for office which focused on his career in the department. "(Voters in Macomb County) believed I was a strong person to continue on as sheriff." The election of Wickersham also marked the first time in 36 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters across Macomb County Tuesday returned incumbents to county-wide offices.
Voters across Macomb County returned incumbents to office Tuesday and voted down a millage for Macomb Community College. With 100 percent of the vote tallied, Democrats have dominated county races. Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric J. Smith received 65 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Michael R. Wrathell. Anthony Wickersham won his first run for sheriff as a candidate. The incumbent Democrat has a strong lead -- with 61 percent of the vote -- over his challengers, Republican Steve Thomas and Libertarian Scott W. Allen. Demcratic incumbent Carmella Sabaugh returned for another term as the county clerk/register of deeds race, with 65 percent of the votes over Republican challenger Debera Guenther. Ted B. Wahby received 58…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tomislav Anakiev was walking in the center of 24 Mile Road, east of Hayes Road, around 11:17 p.m. Monday when he was hit and killed, according to the sheriff's office.
A 72-year-old Macomb Township man was hit and killed by a car Monday night as he was walking in the center of 24 Mile Road, according to the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said a preliminary investigation has revealed that Tomislav Anakiev was walking in the center of 24 Mile Road, east of Hayes Road, around 11:17 p.m. last night when he was hit by a vehicle traveling westbound on 24 Mile Road. Anakiev was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 62-year-old Utica man, was questioned and released at the scene. Wickersham said that alcohol does not appear to have been a factor at this time. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office will be continuing its investigation and anyone with information regarding the …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A Macomb Township man is being charged with scamming customers in cities across Macomb and Oakland counties out of thousands of dollars.
There are four known victims of alleged scam artist Nameer Elias in Macomb Township and Macomb County Sheriff’s detectives believe there may be more. The 36-year-old Macomb Township resident was arrested June 5 in Rochester Hills after approaching several people in the city and offering them phone, TV and Internet services for one year for $1,000, according to Oakland County Sheriff's Detective Ray White. Elias is alleged to have posed as an AT&T salesman throughout Oakland and Macomb counties, scamming residents out of thousands of dollars in more than seven communities. A homeowner in the 50300 block of Steeh Drive is the latest Macomb Township resident to report being approached and subsequently scammed by Elias, according to Macomb …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
More than 75 citizens and law enforcement officers were recipients of Macomb County Sheriff's Recognition Awards this week.
From the resident whose quick thinking saved the life of a neighbor to the deputy who went the extra mile to bring a drug dealer to justice, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham recognized the actions of these individuals and more at the ninth annual Sheriff's Recognition Awards ceremony Wednesday in Macomb Township. "We don't produce a product, we provide a service," Wickersham said. "We can't give out bonuses, but we can give out awards and recognize good deeds." More than 75 citizens and law enforcement officers were recognized for their lifesaving actions and professional excellence over the past year, while five individuals were named employee of year, dispatcher of the year, corrections deputy of the year, deputy of the year and …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Macomb County Surplus Auction takes place 9 a.m. Saturday at the warehouse located at 44900 Vic Wertz Dr. in Clinton Township.
From flat screen TVs to Ford Crown Vics, bargain buyers will have a variety of cars, electronics, lawn equipment and even few ambulances to choose from at Macomb County's annual public auction Saturday, May 5. The surplus auction, which also features items stolen and recovered by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office, starts at 9 a.m. but early bird bidders can get a look at the goods at 8 a.m. The auction includes county vehicles, police vehicles, Department of Roads equipment, farm vehicles, miscellaneous office equipment, ambulances, cell phones, jewelry and televisions. To view a partial list of items up for grabs, as well as pictures of some of the vehicles and equipment, visit www.crydermanauctions.com and click the “Auctions” link for …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
On April 18, at approximately 1:38 a.m., a Macomb County Sheriff's deputy registered a Chesterfield Township man driving 63 mph along a 45 mph stretch of 22 Mile Road in Macomb Township. The 45-year-old driver was pulled over in the area of Card Road and Emanuel Drive where he was asked to perform a series of sobriety tests. The man failed these tests and registered a blood alcohol content of .168 in his preliminary breath test, according to the police report. The man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a high blood alcohol content and transported to the Macomb County Jail. His vehicle was towed and his bond set at $100, according to the police report. For questions on the police blotter, email jenny.whalen@patch.…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Greg Stone filed paperwork to run for county sheriff.
Greg Stone has entered the race to become the Macomb County Sheriff. Stone, 58, who retired last year after 35 years in the sheriff’s department, filed paperwork to run for county sheriff, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. Anthony Wickersham was appointed Macomb County Sheriff in December 2010. Wickersham has filed paperwork to run for re-election.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The three-day "Operation Safeguard" marks the first time the Macomb County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshals Service have partnered on an intensive multi-day sweep of sex offenders and fugitives.
Fifty-seven of Macomb County’s most dangerous fugitives and sex offenders are behind bars today following an intensive three-day search orchestrated by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service. For the past three days, 38 sheriff’s deputies, 21 U.S. marshal deputies, four Michigan state troopers and two Michigan Department of Corrections Officers have been on the hunt for 300 of Macomb County’s most wanted sex offenders, parole violators and dangerous criminals. “The majority of these suspects are violent and a threat to our community and we felt it was important to come together and try to do our best to take these individuals off the street,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, in a press conference …