Macomb County Sheriff asking for criminal charges for fired Medical Examiner’s Office employees
The Macomb County Sheriff is asking for criminal charges for two fired Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office employees after they were caught stealing prescription drugs that were supposed to be destroyed.
Mount Clemens man fires shots at police, barricades himself inside home, officials say
Officials say a man has fired gunshots at police and then barricaded himself inside a home in Mount Clemens. The man has fired multiple gunshots at officers from his garage, police say. He then fired more shots from his window.
New inmates to be tested for COVID-19 before entry after outbreak hits Macomb County Jail
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) inside the Macomb County Jail has forced the isolation of nearly 150 inmates. The jail will now be testing every single person coming into the jail even if they don’t have any symptoms. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said they’ve done their best to keep COVID-19 out of the jail. Macomb County is now changing so tests happen immediately instead of waiting through a quarantine period. Whitmer order requires COVID-19 testing in Michigan prison, jailsGov.
Sheriff’s office investigating after shots fired near deputies in Mount Clemens
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich, – Police are investigating after shots were fired near two Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies early Tuesday morning. According to the sheriff’s office, at about 12:25 a.m. two deputies were parked and talking in a parking lot in the area of Gratiot and Cass avenues when they both heard a gunshot in the area. Officials say a second gunshot followed and seemed to cross their vehicles. Officials say it is unclear if the gunshots were fired at the deputies intentionally. The sheriff’s office says the scene has been canvassed and officials have not found anything suspicious at this time.
Watch Local 4 News at 5 -- Sept. 4, 2020
Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 5:Chase ends with deputies making water rescueIt started with a suspect on a scooter, then a chase on foot and then the suspect decided to jump into the water. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said it all started during with an undercover drug operation.
Macomb County deputies rescue suspect from drowning after chase
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. A man was saved from drowning by deputies after fleeing from them in Macomb County. Macomb County Sheriff, Anthony Wickersham, says it all started during an undercover drug operation. Our sheriffs enforcement team was looking at a house that was selling narcotics in the city. The suspect realized he could not swim and nearly drowned. The 60-year-old suspect who already had a warrant was arrested after being pulled from the water and taken to the hospital.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know July 15, 2020
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 71,197 as of Wednesday, including 6,085 deaths, state officials report. New cases have increased moderately in the last week, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Michigan’s 7-day average for new cases increased from 373 to 494 last week. Gretchen Whitmer has extended the Michigan state of emergency until Aug. 11 as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rise across the state. Every region in Michigan has seen an uptick in new COVID-19 cases over the past three weeks, Whitmer said.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know July 14, 2020
Michigan has ramped up testing in recent weeks, but how has that impacted the positive test rate? Gretchen Whitmer has extended the Michigan state of emergency until Aug. 11 as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rise across the state. Every region in Michigan has seen an uptick in new COVID-19 cases over the past three weeks, Whitmer said. New cases have increased slightly in the last week, while deaths remain flat in Michigan. Michigan’s 7-day average for new cases increased from 373 to 494 last week.
Macomb County Sheriff will enforce Michigan mask requirement, won’t write tickets
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Monday in Michigan marked the first day that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s new face mask requirement went into effect -- making it a misdemeanor to refuse wearing one in enclosed public spaces. Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham is on board with the requirement, urging people to wear face masks and businesses to require them. Whitmer, the department just doesn’t have the resources to respond to every complaint about people not complying with the mask requirement. Hackel believes the new mask requirement is a knee-jerk reaction to recent events, and that it is not democratic. As of Monday, Michigan is reporting 69,722 COVID-19 cases and 6,075 deaths -- and increase of 384 new cases and seven deaths since Sunday.
Macomb Township man accused of torturing, killing woman’s small dog
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 27-year-old man has been charged after allegedly killing and torturing a small dog. She reported that Andrea Biondo also lived in the home and been the only one there when the small dog went missing. When he returned home he was placed under arrest and brought to the Macomb County Jail. “This small animal stood no chance against this male and that is where the law steps in. This hateful behavior towards any living creature, animal or human, is unacceptable,” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said.
Search for homicide victims in Macomb Township might be connected to convicted killer Arthur Ream
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police are digging in Macomb Township as part of a search for victims in unsolved homicide cases, and the dig might be connected to convicted killer Arthur Ream, according to authorities. READ: Inside the mind of Arthur Ream, convicted killer writing behind barsZarzycki disappeared April 20, 1986, when he was 13 years old. Ream was convicted of murdering her in 2008, leading investigators to her gravesite, according to authorities. RELATED: More of convicted killer Arthur Ream's prison writingsInvestigators are working with authorities from Warren, Canton Township, Macomb County, Michigan State Police and the FBI. Police said the primary goal of the search is to figure out what happened to the girls and who is responsible.
Beast Coast show canceled in Michigan after police receive 2 mass shooting threats
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The Macomb County Sheriff's Department is investigating not one but two threats involving a potential mass shooting at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill. The calls came in Sunday to the Auburn Hills and Sterling Heights police departments. "Obviously in today's world and thing going on recently, we have to take each threat seriously," said Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. Beast Coast is on their "Escape from New York Tour" with Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies. "Today we take every threat seriously and will investigate and do what we can to protect people," said Wickersham.