$25K reward for info that leads to conviction of those responsible for Detroit fire that trapped firefighters
A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the Detroit house fire that trapped two firefighters and injured others.
Police trying to identify ‘shadowy figure’ seen inside Pontiac home before fire killed 2, hurt 5
Police in Oakland County are trying to identify a “shadowy figure” who was seen walking between the rooms of a Pontiac home moments before it went up in flames, ultimately killing two people and injuring five others.
Detroit Molotov cocktail arsons: Video shows men igniting car, throwing bottle off house
Detroit police are investigating a pair of incidents involving Molotov cocktails -- one in which a car was ignited from the inside and another in which a man threw the burning bottle at a house and watched it bounce off into the snow.
‘He wasn’t happy about the price’ -- Video captures people setting Detroit business on fire
DETROIT – Surveillance video recorded at Frank’s Auto Center on Detroit’s east side showed an allegedly angry customer who tried to burn down Frank Hachem’s shop. He wasn’t happy about the price,” Hachem said. He had another person with him and that wasn’t cool at all,” Hachem said. “I want this guy off the street, because he can really hurt somebody out here,” Hachem said. “I’m glad that he did it to me because I’m going to be after this guy and I’m going to make sure this guy is locked up.”More: Detroit crime news
VIDEO: Detroit police seek man in arson case that killed several dogs on city’s east side
DETROIT – Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an arson that occurred Sept. 29 on Detroit’s east side. Police said the man used a hammer to break a window, set the house on fire and left. Video of the man breaking into the house can be seen below. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Arson Section at 313-596-2940 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Police investigating fire that destroyed 4 Plymouth-Canton school buses
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Police are investigating a fire at the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Transportation yard off Lilly Road overnight Saturday. The buses were set to be decommissioned from the fleet, so the damage will not affect the bus schedule and students will not be impacted in any way, but police are still looking for those responsible for the fire that engulfed and destroyed four school buses. Who would want to set fire to not just one but four buses at the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Transportation yard? The fire seemed to have started sometime Saturday night and police are looking for the people responsible for the potential arson. The only children utilizing the vehicles as a mode of transportation to school were elementary children who are learning on a hybrid set up of in-person and virtual-learning.
Owner of Jeep set on fire in Macomb County says he doesn’t know what motive could be
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – A Macomb County woman is accused of setting a Jeep on fire and Local 4 spoke to the owner of the vehicle. Sydney Parham, a 26-year-old woman from Fraser, was charged with arson in connection to the Wednesday Harrison Township vehicle fire. VIDEO: Macomb County woman charged with arson on suspicion of burning JeepAccording to authorities, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at about 8 a.m. to the San Remo Villa Apartment complex on Union Lake Road on reports of a vehicle fire. Naya Ashford lives in the San Remo Villa Apartment complex and saw the video on social media. Avery Stevenson shared the video he took when he went to the impound lot to see what was left of his Jeep.
Owner of the Jeep that was set on fire in Macomb County says he doesn’t know what the motive could be
Owner of the Jeep that was set on fire in Macomb County says he doesn’t know what the motive could bePublished: July 24, 2020, 11:18 pmA Macomb County woman is accused of setting a Jeep on fire and Local 4 spoke to the owner of the vehicle.
VIDEO: Macomb County woman charged with arson on suspicion of burning Jeep
HARRISON CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Sydney Parham, a 26-year-old woman from Fraser, was charged with arson in connection to a Wednesday Harrison Township vehicle fire. According to authorities, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at about 8 a.m. to the San Remo Villa Apartment complex on Union Lake Road on reports of a vehicle fire. Harrison Township Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Police said they located Parham in a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle. Parham was taken into custody, checked out medically, and lodged at the Macomb County Jail.
VIDEO: Macomb County woman charged with arson on suspicion of burning Jeep
VIDEO: Macomb County woman charged with arson on suspicion of burning JeepPublished: July 24, 2020, 3:51 pmAccording to authorities, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at about 8 a.m. to the San Remo Villa Apartment complex on Union Lake Road on reports of a vehicle fire. Harrison Township Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Police said the investigation revealed no one went near the Jeep during the time of the fire other than a woman believed to be Parham, who matched the description given by witnesses and what was seen on video recorded from the scene.
Video captures man throw Molotov cocktail at Detroit home, police seek arsonist
DETROIT Police are looking for help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with an arson on Detroits west side. Surveillance video from the scene captured an unknown man throwing two DIY fire bombs at the back of the house before fleeing the scene. Police describe the suspect as Black man about 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and blue shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-402-7499 or 313-580-1300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Authorities seek suspect in suspicious Ypsilanti Township school fire
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office is looking for help identifying someone wanted in connection to a suspicious Ypsilanti Township fire Wednesday. According to authorities, deputies were dispatched to Ford Elementary School on Clark Road just after 8:30 p.m. and, upon arrival, found the building on fire. The Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office provided photos of someone wanted for questioning in the incident. Anyone who can identify the person or has information is asked to contact Detective Babycz at firstname.lastname@example.org or anonymously at 734-973-7711.
Three people killed in fire on Detroits east side
DETROIT Three people have been killed in an early Thursday morning fire on Detroits east side. The fire happened at a home on Helen and 7 Mile roads. No ages or genders of the victims have been released. Investigators are trying to determine a cause of the fire. Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit for updates.
Detroit house fire being investigated as potential homicide after 3 bodies found inside
DETROIT Police took two men in for questioning Thursday after the bodies of three men and an unidentified pet were found in a burned house on Detroits east side. ORIGINAL STORY: 3 men found dead in house fire on Helen Street in Detroit; 2 arrestedPolice said they are investigating the incident as a potential homicide and are unsure if the men inside died before the fire started. Police said the fire could have started in the living room and could have been an arson to cover up the cause of death of the men inside. Deputy Commissioner David Fornell of the Detroit fire department said the bodies inside were so badly burned that they couldnt be recognized, but neighbors believe the man -- known by most as Greedy -- whos lived there for seven years was inside. He was a real good guy, a real good guy, said neighbor Gilbert Rodriguez.
3 bodies found inside Detroit home after explosion, 2 taken into custody
DETROIT Police are questioning two men about a house fire early Wednesday morning on Detroits east side. Neighbors were startled out of their sleep to the sounds of a house explosion. Police say the suspects were arrested on unrelated warrants but theyre still being questioned. Neighbors claim to have heard gunshots before the explosion and saw a person fleeing the scene after the explosion. Police said the next step is identifying the bodies and finding out how they died before they can potentially press charges on the men taken into custody.
Ferndale man charged after allegedly starting fires at town homes under construction
FERNDALE, Mich. – A Ferndale man is facing charges after he allegedly started multiple fires at town homes that are under construction. Police said David Hayes, 34, started three small fires in an unoccupied town home. Officials believe the fires extinguished on their own. He is charged third-degree arson. Hayes is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
15-year-old boy suffers serious burns after starting Pontiac house on fire
PONTIAC, Mich. – A 15-year-old boy suffered serious burns from a fire he started Wednesday in Pontiac. Part of the siding was charred, and there was a gas can and plastic trash can placed against the house, authorities said. Paramedics were on the scene treating burns on the lower part of the boy’s body. The boy’s grandfather, who was in the house, said the boy ran inside with his pants on fire. The grandfather told deputies that the boy has “anger issues” and often “sets things on fire” when angry.
Man charged in Detroit arson that killed woman’s pet dog
DETROIT – Marion Scruggs, 39, was charged Sunday in connection with the arson of a Detroit home that killed a dog. According to authorities, just before 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, fire crews were called to a home in the 17100 block of Trinity Street. Police said authorities tried to revive the the unconscious dog, but it did not survive. Police believe the woman in the home had an argument with Scruggs and he deliberately set fire to the woman’s home. Scruggs was charged with second degree arson and second degree killing/torturing of an animal.
Detroit police seek person of interest in connection with pickup truck arson
DETROIT – Detroit police are looking for a person who may have information about an arson after a pickup truck was set on fire on the city’s west side in September. Police said a man was seen exiting a 2018 Ford F-150 that was parked in the 9200 block of Freeland Street about 4:10 a.m. on Sept. 25. Investigators want to talk to the man seen leaving the truck. He was last seen walking north on Freeland, wearing a red sweatshirt with a black Nike logo and gray sweatpants. Anyone with information about the man’s identity or the arson is asked to contact Detroit Arson at 313-596-2940 or Arson Tip Line at 313-628-2900.
Prosecutor: No charges in connection with fire that destroyed Detroit Heidelberg Project house
DETROIT – The Wayne County Prosecutor denied to issue charges in connection with a fire Sept. 23 at Detroit’s Heidelberg Project, citing a lack of evidence. Fire ripped through a Heidelberg Project house at the corner of Heidelberg and Mount Elliott streets. The public art installment on the city’s east side has fallen victim to arson on numerous occasions since it was started in 1998 by artist Tyree Guyton. A 49-year-old woman had been arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant. There wasn’t enough evidence to prove she set the fire.
Large flag mounted on New Baltimore resident’s home set on fire, police say
NEW BALTIMORE, Mich. – Police are investigating after a large flag mounted to the front of a New Baltimore resident’s home was set on fire, according to authorities. New Baltimore police received the call around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday from a home in the 36500 block of St. Clair Drive. A homeowner told police someone had set a large nylon flag on fire while it was mounted to the front of the home. He stopped, got out of his car, pulled the burning flag down and extinguished the flames, according to authorities. Officers believe the suspect might have gotten into a waiting vehicle at that location.