Ann Arbor Fire Department issues new warning after teen jumps from bridge and drowns
A tragedy happened in the Huron River after teenager Alex Walker jumped off a bridge and drowned, prompting a new warning from the Ann Arbor Fire Department. Walker was just a sophomore in high school who was with a larger teen group Wednesday (May 11).
Fake letter carrier flees into woods after stealing checks from Ann Arbor collection boxes, police say
A fake letter carrier in Ann Arbor fled into a wooded, wetland area after officers confronted him about using a USPS collection box key to steal dozens of pieces of mail that contained checks, police said.
Washtenaw County law enforcement, Rep. Debbie Dingell release joint statement ahead of presidential inauguration
ANN ARBOR – Rep. Debbie Dingell and police departments across Washtenaw County have released a joint statement about community safety ahead of Inauguration Day. Although the group said no imminent threat within the county leading up to the inauguration has been reported, officials said they are working closely with their state and federal colleagues to ensure the community remains safe. “Together, we have been monitoring the activities related to the attack on the Capitol building in Washington D.C. and the subsequent fallout leading to the upcoming Presidential Inauguration,” read the statement. Ahead of expected armed protests this weekend at Michigan’s Capitol, Michigan State Police, the Michigan National Guard and the FBI now have an increased presence at the building and throughout downtown Lansing. To see the full statement, click here.
Ann Arbor father, 3 children tied up during violent home invasion
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Spencer John Payne and Cedrick Michael Sims were arraigned Wednesday in connection to two violent home invasions. According to authorities, the two men are accused of breaking into two houses, tying up and threatening the occupants. Police said it happened between 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. Oct. 8 at two houses, one on Sharon Drive and one on Macomb Street. Police say in the home on Macomb Street, the family -- a single father with three children, ages 5, 13 and 17 -- were tied up with electrical cords and clothing around their hands and feet. Police said they then went back to the first house, apologized, untied the father and told him not to untie the children yet.
Ann Arbor police launches program to conduct mobile arraignments
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Phones can be helpful with anything today from looking up information on the internet to staying in contact with friends and family. One local police department is using mobile technology to bring the courtroom to those who need it. The pandemic has hit and a lot of the court facilities were closed to the public,” said Lt. Mike Scherba with Ann Arbor Police Department. “These are minor warrants like open intoxication, disorderly conduct, maybe trespassing, Crimes against persons would not qualify for this program. '”Ann Arbor police said the program recently started and so far, they performed 10 arraignments.
Washtenaw County community leaders issue joint statement on election safety, integrity
ANN ARBOR – Leaders in Washtenaw County issued a joint statement on Friday morning expressing concern over safety as voters drop off their ballots and head to the polls on Tuesday. The contentious environment surrounding the election and its aftermath, as well as feedback from community leaders, has the group worried about what voters might experience this election. The statement was issued by the Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Milan, Northfield, Saline, Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan police departments, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Washtenaw County, Michigan State Police and Rep. Debbie Dingell. "To that end, please note the following;• Washtenaw County Clerk, Larry Kestenbaum has consulted with all of the local election officials to ensure voting integrity. • Local law enforcement leaders in consultation with the municipal and township elected/appointed leaders have developed strategies that support post-election community safety.
Ann Arbor police seek missing woman last seen Wednesday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Police are searching for a missing woman named Julie Karabenick who was last seen Wednesday evening. She might be driving a grey 2018 Toyota RAV4 with the Michigan license plate DGV6152. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ann Arbor Police Department at 734-794-6920.
Detroit police make arrest after nursing home assault video surfaces
DETROIT Detroit police announced they had made an arrest just hours after video of an elderly man being beaten in a Metro Detroit nursing home had surfaced. But the disturbing assault continues for almost another minute, until the elderly man begins to bleed. The nursing home, Westwood Nursing Home in northwest Detroit, told police today they had not seen the video. What our investigations is revealed so far that the nursing home was going to wherever an assault until they saw a video. Detroit police were able to quickly arrest the 20-year-old man who was being held on complaints of some degree of assault and battery.