Saginaw County 911 outage; Residents urged to call non-emergency number
SAGINAW COUNTY, MI-- Saginaw County 911 sent out an alert after 3:30 pm.m on Tuesday, Jan. 1 that their emergency phone system is down and experiencing difficulties. Anyone in need of aid is urged to call the non-emergency number 989-797-4580. An official with Saginaw County Central dispatch said technicians are working to resolve the matter. Saginaw County 911 has been listed as one of several agencies statewide experiencing issues with their phone system. More from MLive:Firefighters battling blaze at former Buena Vista Welcome Inn that’s set for demolitionProposed congressional funds designated to remove Buena Vista hotel and other blighted propertiesSaginaw buses, Buena Vista hotel demolition among projects funded by $1.7T federal bill‘Dangerous’ Buena Vista motel set for razing by end of the yearBuena Vista plans to demolish closed motel deemed unsafe by year’s endmlive.com
Man who threatened Michigan 911 dispatchers sentenced to prison
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A man who made numerous threatening calls to 911 was sentenced to prison. Jonathan Joshua Munafo was sentenced to two years in prison Oct. 26, by U.S. District Judge Janet Neff. He pleaded guilty May 25, to one count of communicating a threat in interstate commerce, in U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan. Two charges, interstate threatening communications and interstate harassing telephone calls, were dismissed at his sentencing. Related: Man pleads guilty to threatening Michigan 911 dispatcherMunafo made about 143 calls to Calhoun County 911 dispatchers on Jan. 5, 2021, he admitted in the guilty plea.mlive.com
Flint police chief interested in breaking away from Genesee County 911
FLINT, MI -- More than six years after Genesee County 911 took over dispatching Flint police and fire calls, Police Chief Terence Green says would like to bring the program back in-house. Tim Jones, executive director of Genesee County 911, declined to comment on Green’s remarks. In September 2014, city and county officials announced plans for Flint to rejoin the county dispatch system nearly two decades after the city broke away from the group and created its own, independent operation. Officials said then that Flint’s decision to rejoin the county dispatch system would save the city about $1 million a year compared to the cost of operating its own system. The county 911 system was born in 1973 when 13 Michigan State Police dispatchers started handling calls for six police agencies and seven fire departments, according to its website.mlive.com
Porsche-driving investment banker punches teen girl in road rage: cops
A 200-pound investment banker standing just short of 6-feet tall is accused of belting a 16-year-old girl in the face after accusing her of cutting off his Porsche 911. A Hillsborough County, Fla., arrest warrant alleges Tampa man Stephen Irvin Saunders, 47, sucker-punched a teen with a “very youthful appearance” causing “redness, soreness and bruising to the left side of her jaw” during a ...news.yahoo.com
Woman reports fake shooting in hopes Troy police wouldn’t arrest her boyfriend during traffic stop
A Madison Heights woman called 911 and reported a fake shooting in the hopes that Troy officers would respond to the more serious crime and not arrest her boyfriend during a traffic stop, authorities said.
Car hits, kills man attempting to cross M-24 on foot in Lapeer County
LAPEER, MI -- A 50-year-old Lapeer man died Sunday evening after he was hit by a car while attempting to cross M-24 in Lapeer County. Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s deputies at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian near the intersection of North Lapeer Road (M-24) and Sawdust Corners Road in Lapeer County’s Mayfield Township, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Christopher Luzi, 50, of Lapeer, was attempting to cross west on North Lapeer Road (M-24), north of the Sawdust Corners Road intersection, on foot. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police Lapeer Post and the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit. The fatal crash remains under investigation and anyone with information may contact Lapeer County Detective Sgt.mlive.com
Austin Police Department releases videos of officer-involved shootings that left Alex Gonzales dead
The Austin Police Department released dashcam footage, police body-worn cameras, bystander cell phone footage, and surveillance video of a fatal January officer-involved shooting that left 27-year-old Alex Gonzales dead.foxnews.com
Road rage suspect shot at car after passenger ‘flipped him off,’ police say
GENESEE COUNTY, MI - A suspect is in custody for allegedly shooting at another car after being flipped off by a passenger, police said. The victims were headed north when the suspect began to tailgate them. A female passenger gave the driver the middle finger when the suspect began to pass them, police said. The suspect then pulled a gun and shot at the other car, missing both the car and the passengers. A Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy stopped the suspect north of Flint at I-75 and Willard Road after their description was sent to neighboring departments.mlive.com
Porsche's ambitious EV plans don't include an all-electric 911
The all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo. Source: Porsche AGLuxury German automaker Porsche expects to significantly increase sales of all-electric vehicles in the coming years, but don't expect an EV version of its iconic 911 sports car anytime soon, if ever. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said the 911 will be the "last Porsche which is going for full electrification," if it ever fully becomes an EV. A "major part" of Porsche's vehicle sales are expected to be all-electric by 2030, according to Blume. Twenty/20"Porsche aims to have a carbon neutral balance throughout the entire value chain by 2030," Blume said.cnbc.com
Man dies after snowmobile collides with tree in Lapeer County
MAYFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI -- A Dearborn Heights man died after his snowmobile crashed into a tree in Lapeer County. Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department deputies at approximately 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, to an injury traffic crash involving a snowmobile on Suppi Drive in Mayfield Township, just north of Lapeer. The snowmobile entered the cul-de-sac at the end of the street and hit a tree head-on. Boyce was transported to McLaren Lapeer hospital and succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival, police said. Toxicology reports are pending to determine if either drugs or alcohol are factors in this fatal snowmobile crash, police said.mlive.com
Downed power lines, traffic lights shut down State St. after crash in Saginaw Township
SAGINAW TWP, MI - Drivers in Saginaw will want to be aware of a temporary road closure that could impact their route. Saginaw County 911 issued an alert at 11:14 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 that State St. between Lawndale and Wieneke are closed due to an crash. According to the alert, the crash took down traffic signals and power lines in the area, which is located in the western portion of Saginaw Township. Saginaw County 911 Central Dispatch confirmed the closure and stated that there is no projected timeframe for re-opening the entire roadway. As of 1:00 p.m., the eastbound lanes are open on State Street but the westbound lanes remain closed to traffic.mlive.com
Video captures parking lot fight in Bruce Township
BRUCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Macomb County police have released video footage of a fight involving multiple men with dangerous weapons. There was an Escalade, a black Dodge Ram and a blue Ford with a white trailer,” said Malinczak. It did some massive damage to the trailer,” Malinczak recalled. I mean it was lit up like a Christmas tree in the parking lot,” added MalinczakFive people were arrested. “You see the front end damage on it.
Sports world mourns death of John Thompson, but if not for fate, he would’ve likely died in Sept. 11 attacks
But while the world is sad over Thompson’s passing, he at least had 19 more years of living after nearly dying during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But Rome’s producer, Danny Schwartz, asked that he fly out a day later to accommodate the show’s schedule. Thompson told Schwartz that wouldn’t work and he was unhappy at the suggestion, but after Schwartz insisted, Thompson changed his flight. Ten years after that day, Thompson went on Rome’s radio show to reminisce, starting with a message Thompson’s assistant relayed to him. “Let me tell you something, if you’re ever in Washington, D.C., you look me up,” Thompson told Schwartz.
Here’s the number to call if you can’t reach 911 in Northville Township
NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – On Friday night officials said 911 failures had been noted in the Northville Township area. If you can’t reach 911 you should contact 248-349-9400 for police and fire services and provide your address. Click here for more local news.
2 men called 911 after escaping home of Michigan man accused of brutal murder, mutilation
October incidentA man visiting Michigan from New York called 911 on Oct. 10, 2019 after he said he escaped from Latunski’s basement, according to WILX. "He’s an idiot.”The caller said he didn’t know the name of the man he escaped. He also told dispatch that he didn’t want to pursue legal action, he just wanted to go home. November incidentOn Nov. 25, 2019 a man called 911 and said he was trying to get away from a man who had him tied up in his basement. He said he didn’t know, and that he wasn’t from the area.
Northville 911 lines restored after Sunday outage
NORTHVILLE, Mich. - City officials announced Sunday night Northville's 911 and nonemergency lines have been restored. The weekend's intense weather caused service outages. Until about 7 p.m., calls to 911 were redirected to the Livonia and Plymouth communication centers. Northville Township's nonemergency line will continue to be forwarded to Plymouth Township until Monday. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Utah school bus driver faces DUI charges
Utah school bus driver faces DUI charges A school bus with nearly 70 elementary schoolers was driving so erratically that one of the adult chaperones called 911 from aboard the bus. Police arrested driver Lycia Martinez, and they say she had taken prescription drugs before the trip. Norah O'Donnell reports.cbsnews.com