Commission approves plan to demolish Royal Oak’s Main Art Theatre
It’s hard to imagine downtown Royal Oak without the Main Art Theatre, but that could soon be the reality if the building’s owner gets what it wants. The plan Tuesday (April 12) night is to tear down the iconic theater and replace it with a five-story mixed-use development, which went before the city’s planning commission.
Police identify 3 men accused of robbing teen in Sterling Heights, running across Warren freeway
Police have identified three men who were arrested on accusations that they robbed a teenager at gunpoint outside of a Walmart in Sterling Heights, fled into Warren and ran across a freeway with officers in pursuit.
Video shows high-speed Royal Oak police chase, crash that killed 18-year-old driver
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – An 18-year-old driver was killed overnight when he fled Royal Oak police at high speeds and crashed violently into a pole, according to officials. They terminated the pursuit at the border of Royal Oak, near 11 Mile and John R roads. Royal Oak officers saw the car, which had no license plate, heading west on 11 Mile Road near Stephenson Highway, according to authorities. Officers called Royal Oak firefighters, who used the jaws of life to free the man from the wreckage. Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and Royal Oak officials are investigating the crash.
2-year construction project on Gratiot Avenue begins Monday in Roseville
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – A 2-year project on Gratiot Avenue in Macomb County will begin Monday. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, more than three miles of Gratiot Avenue in Roseville will be rebuilt. Construction will focus on the stretch between 11 Mile and Common roads in 2021 and is expected to work between Common and 14 Mile roads in 2022. On the northbound side, the left lane will be closed from Frazho to Common roads and on the southbound side, the left lane will be closed from Common to 11 Mile roads. AdMore information on the project can be found on Moving Macomb’s official website here.
Fiery crash shuts down I-696 Sunday in Warren
What appeared to be a fiery crash shut down westbound lanes on I-696 in Warren on Sunday evening. As of 6 p.m. Sunday, emergency crews were responding to what appeared to be a car crash and a vehicle on fire. Westbound I-696 lanes were closed between Mound and Dequindre roads as of 6 p.m. No details about the apparent crash have been announced yet. Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit as we share updates on this developing story.
Warren Police: Burglary suspect said he wouldn’t go back to jail, tried to run officers over
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Local 4 has learned new information in a Thursday morning police shooting that left a man in critical condition. Warren police said a burglary suspect made a promise he wasn’t going back to jail before he tried to run officers over. Everything started at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the Knights Inn on Dequindre Road, on the Warren and Madison Heights border. “He’s responsible for these business burglaries in different cities including Warren, Frazier, Clinton Township,” said Commissioner Bill Dwyer with Warren Police. But Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said when officers moved in, he attacked.
Burglary suspect in critical condition after being shot by police in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A suspected burglar was rushed to a hospital early Thursday morning after after being shot by Warren police. The shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. at the Knights Inn, near the border of Warren and Madison Heights. Original Story: Warren police shoot burglary suspect at Knights Inn motel in Madison HeightsAccording to authorities, a Warren Special Operations unit had been monitoring and investigating the man prior to the shooting. The man was rushed to a hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Officers are conducting a search warrant at the Knights Inn motel room where police said he was staying with a woman and two children.
Warren police shoot burglary suspect at Knights Inn motel in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A burglary suspect is hospitalized after Warren police shot him at the Knights Inn early Thursday morning on the Warren and Madison Heights border. UPDATE: Burglary suspect in critical condition after being shot by police in Madison HeightsAccording to Warren police, officers went to arrest a person about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the motel on Dequindre Road who allegedly committed a burglary in Auburn Hills. When officers moved in to make the arrest in the motel parking lot, the suspect attempted to run the officers over and rammed a police vehicle. Officers are conducting a search warrant at the Knights Inn motel room where he was staying with a woman and two children. A Warren Special Operations unit had been monitoring the man at the motel.
Apartment undergoing renovations from recent fire in Southfield catches fire
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – No one was injured during a Thursday morning apartment fire in Southfield. Southfield Fire Department chief Johnny Menifee said the building was undergoing renovations and there was a previous fire in the same unit. The fire happened at the Carnegie Park Apartment complex, located near the intersection of 11 Mile and Inkster roads. Multiple fire departments helped battle the three-alarm fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Man faces judge in Warren hate crime, asks for forgiveness
WARREN, Mich. – Michael John Frederick Jr. is accused of firing shots into the home of a family of veterans, slashing their tires, smashing a window, vandalizing their truck with a swastika, expletives and the words “Not Welcome.”Frederick faced Judge Michael Chupa Thursday, where he said he wanted the Hall family to forgive him. I can say it’s not like me,” Frederick said. “People should be able to reasonably disagree about politics without it resorting to violence. Using violence, whether motivated by race or politics or hatred or acrimony," Chupa said. "I don’t care, that is not what America is about.”Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Man confesses to crimes against Warren family in federal hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A press conference was held Wednesday afternoon to release details into the arrest of a man in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. Teams were sent out to knock on every door south of 11 Mile Road and west of Hoover Road. Investigators believe it was their Black Lives Matter sign that set off a 24-year-old delivery truck driver who lives with his parents around the corner. Police said he confessed to crimes against the Hall family and against another home that had “Pedophile” spray painted on the garage door because they had a Joe Biden sign. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Police canvas Warren neighborhood in hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – Police are going door-to-door in a Warren neighborhood looking for new clues into a series of racially motivated attacks on an African-American family. Warren police stepped up their search for a man who terrorized a family with violent actions and messages of hate. Shon Smith knew someone threw a rock through the window of the Hall family home on Sept. 9. She became emotional when she learned the same man fired shots a the home Sept. 7 and Sept. 10. “It brought tears to my eyes.”The police, the FBI and the two veterans targeted in the attacks believe they were targeted for a Black Lives Matter sign they placed in their window.
Stalking suspect dies after crashing into pole while fleeing Berkley police, officials say
BERKLEY, Mich. A stalking suspect was killed Monday when he crashed into another vehicle and a pole while trying to escape Berkley police officers, according to authorities. Officers said they were called around 10 p.m. Monday to a home on Ellwood Avenue north of Catalpa Drive for a stalking incident. The impact caused the Cruze to crash into a light pole, according to authorities. Since the crash happened in Southfield, officers from that department are investigating the fatal crash. Berkley police are investigating the alleged stalking incident.
Berkley stalking suspect dies in crash while fleeing police
BERKLEY, Mich. A stalking suspect involved in a chase with Berkley police officers died in a crash, according to officials. Police said that the suspect blew through a red light at 11 Mile and Greenfield roads. ORIGINAL: Stalking suspect dies after crashing into pole while fleeing Berkley police, officials sayThe situation started at a home on Ellwood Street near Catalpa at 10 p.m. Monday night. At that time the suspect, a Warren man, was charged for bothering the woman and was not allowed on her property. The woman called 911.
Mother killed while waiting to pick daughter up from work in Warren, police say
WARREN, Mich. – Warren police are still searching for the person who shot and killed a mother who was waiting in the parking lot of a Warren store to pick her daughter up from work. Someone approached Jennifer Wentz’s car with a gun and shot her from behind, police said. Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the left, rear window of Wentz’s car was open. Store employees heard the shots, looked outside and saw that Wentz’s car had somehow been put into gear. “Some cheap so-and-so that doesn’t know how to work for a living decided to rob somebody and kill somebody,” a worker said.
Mother killed while waiting to pick daughter up from work in Warren, police say
Mother killed while waiting to pick daughter up from work in Warren, police sayPublished: March 9, 2020, 5:44 pmWarren police are still searching for the person who shot and killed a mother who was waiting in the parking lot of a Warren store to pick her daughter up from work.
2 men wanted for breaking into home in Farmington Hills subdivision, police say
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Police are searching for two men who were caught on video breaking into a home in a Farmington Hills subdivision, according to authorities. The break-in happened around 6 p.m. Friday at a home on Pebble Court in the subdivision near Orchard Lake and 11 Mile roads, officials said. Two men were caught on video breaking into the home before police arrived, authorities said. The other man was black, in his 20s and wearing a black shirt with orange writing, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to call Farmington Hills police at 248-871-2610.