Michigan police officer catches jewelry thief after stopping to help with flat tire
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI -- A police officer looking to help a stranded motorist stuck in the bitter cold made a substantial bust after he found roughly $75,000 in stolen jewelry in the car of the man he was trying to help. According to Fox 2 Detroit, an officer with the Brownstown Township Police Department was on patrol last month when he saw a motorist had blown his tire and needed assistance. While the officer looked in the car, he asked the man to wait in his patrol car as it was very cold outside that day. Police eventually determined the jewelry had been stolen from a UPS truck that was docked at the Southland Mall. The truck contained jewelry that was being sent out for repairs by the various jewelers in the mall.mlive.com
Dollar General store destroyed by fire along Telegraph in Brownstown Township
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Fire crews were battling a fire Thursday morning at the Dollar General store on Telegraph Road near Sibley Road in Brownstown Township. A fire burns at a Dollar General store on Feb. 25, 2021 in Brownstown Township. Fire officials said there actually was a fire at this same Dollar General store two years ago. “In this case, the McDonalds was closed and this fire probably got going a little further before somebody noticed it. That’s why we’ve got more of an issue than we had before.”AdThe store was destroyed.
Police rescue mom, 4-year-old son stuck inside Brownstown car wash
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Rebecca Hodge said it was a normal trip to the Brownstown Automatic Car Wash on Telegraph Road. “I’ve used this car wash before,” Hodge said. Hodge said that’s when a part of the car wash machine allegedly slammed into her car. “We don’t often get calls to rescue people from car wash,” Watson said. Rebecca Hodge wanted to thank the two officers who helped her, Officers Camille Glidden and Erik Mott.
Senior citizens at Elmcroft of Downriver in Brownstown Township receive dose of COVID-19 vaccine
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Senior citizens living at the Elmcroft of Downriver in Brownstown Township were able to receive a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. READ: Local senior shares success story on making appointment to get COVID-19 vaccineMyra Mcquiston is a resident at the Elmcroft. She and more than 70 other senior residents and staff at the Elmcroft were able to receive either their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. READ: Helping senior citizens in Michigan navigate the COVID-19 vaccination processAdJake Tutle is the executive director. READ: Michigan’s race to get everyone vaccinated leaves some senior citizens behind
Child ejected from vehicle in I-75 crash
WAYNE COUNTY, MI – A child is expected to be OK after being ejected from a vehicle over the weekend in Brownstown Township. Michigan State Police troopers responded shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 to southbound Interstate 75 and Sibley Road for a personal injury crash with an ejection in the Wayne County township near Detroit. Personnel from the Brownstown Fire Department assisted a child who’d been trapped underneath the vehicle in which she’d been a passenger, per information provided by Michigan State Police. The impact caused a rear hatch on the minivan to open, and a child laying across the vehicle’s rear bench seat to be ejected from the vehicle. The child was transported to Children’s Hospital in Detroit for treatment of what Michigan State Police called “very minor injuries.”Michigan State Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.mlive.com
Child trapped underneath vehicle after serious Brownstown Township crash
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – On Friday, a child involved in a serious crash that happened around 3 a.m. on I-75 and Sibley Road in Brownstown Township was injured. Police say the child was trapped underneath a vehicle after the crash. According to police, a pickup truck struck a minivan which led to the rear hatch opening. The child was laying across the rear bench seat of the minivan and ejected from the vehicle. Police say the child was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Three railroad crossings to be upgraded in 2021
are the spots slated for improvementsTwo Ann Arbor Railroad crossings in southern Monroe County and another in Brownstown Township will be upgraded in 2021 with funding from the Michigan Department of Transportation and the railroad. “As railroads transport more and more products and materials in Michigan and across the country, we need to ensure highway- railroad crossings remain safe,” Zorn said in an email. The state program offers 60% funding for eligible improvements, with the railroad responsible for the remaining 40% of costs. The railroad and road agency are responsible for scheduling the construction work. Monroe County has the second-highest number of railroad crossings in the state behind Wayne County, said Janeen Abar, traffic and safety director for the road commission.monroenews.com
How Detroit’s Wayne County suburbs voted in 2020 presidential election
We’re taking a closer look at how Metro Detroit voted for president in the Nov. 3 General Election. Overall, Wayne County was a definitive vote for Biden -- 68.12% of the vote. In Oakland County, Biden won with 56.36% of the vote -- 433,982 total votes for the Democrat. Macomb County was the lone member of the tri-county region to vote red -- 53.28% of the vote was for Trump in Macomb County (264,535 votes). Share it with Trust Index📧 Sign up for our Election Results newsletter to get election results updates sent right to your inbox:
Where you can vote in Monroe County
Here's a list of precinct locations for Monroe County. Here's a list of precinct locations for Monroe County. Precinct 7: Township hall, 2744 Vivian Rd. Precincts 5, 6: Township hall, 4925 E. Dunbar Rd. City of PetersburgPrecinct 1: City hall, 24 E. Center St., PetersburgRaisinville TownshipPrecincts 1, 2: Township hall, 96 Ida-Maybee Rd.monroenews.com
Monroe County trick or treat times
Local officials say if you wish to hand out treats, turn on a porch light or outdoor light during the designated times. Local officials say if you wish to hand out treats, turn on a porch light or outdoor light during the designated times. Trick-or-treaters are asked to only visit the homes that have an outside light on. • Ash Township: 6-8 p.m.• Bedford Township: 6-8 p.m.• Berlin Township: 6-8 p.m.• Brownstown Township: 5:30-8 p.m.• Carleton: 6-8 p.m.• Dundee: 5:30-7:30 p.m.• Dundee Township: 5:30-7:30 p.m.• Erie Township: 6-7:30 p.m.• Exeter Township: 6-8 p.m.• Flat Rock: 6-8 p.m.• Frenchtown Township: 6:30-8 p.m.• Gibraltar: 6-8 p.m.• Huron Township: 5-8 p.m.• Ida Township: 6-7:30 p.m.• LaSalle Township: 6-8 p.m.• Luna Pier: 6-7 p.m.• Maybee: 6-8 p.m.• Milan: 6-8 p.m. • Monroe: 6:30-8 p.m.• Monroe Township: 6:30-8 p.m.• Petersburg: 6-7:30 p.m.•Raisinville Township: 6:30-8 p.m.• Rockwood: 6-8 p.m.• South Rockwood: 6-8 p.m.• Whiteford Township: 6-8 p.m.monroenews.com
More than 50 Woodhaven High School students in quarantine after 3 test positive for COVID
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A possible COVID-19 outbreak at Woodhaven High School in Brownstown has put 51 students and one staff member in quarantine. The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District confirmed 3 students tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, the state of Michigan reported an increase of 3,338 new COVID-19 cases since Friday -- the highest one-day total reported since the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year. RELATED: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schools
Michigan General Election Results for Brownstown Township on Nov. 3, 2020
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Brownstown plant part of GM's Michigan investment
General Motors reported on a significant investment Tuesday to five Michigan automotive assembly plants and a Tennessee assembly plant. General Motors reported on a significant investment Tuesday to five Michigan automotive assembly plants and a Tennessee assembly plant. Other Michigan plants, including the Lansing Delta Township Assembly and Flint Assembly plants, also are benefiting from the plant updates and changes. For example, production of the next-generation GMC Acadia will move to the Delta Township Plant. Together, these announcements solidify Michigan’s continued global leadership in automotive manufacturing and future mobility and electrification.”U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, focused on the Delta Township Assembly plant with his statement.monroenews.com
Wayne County to hold annual equipment auction Saturday
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Wayne County Department of Public Services' Equipment Auction takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. The auction will held at Greater Detroit Auto Auction, located on King Road in Brownstown Township. The auction allows the County to sell equipment and vehicles it no longer needs and provide the proceeds to the department listing the item for auction. More than 75 Wayne County vehicles will be auctioned off Saturday. You can watch Tim Pamplin’s full story in the video above.
Severe thunderstorm warning expires in Wayne County
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – A severe thunderstorm warning issued for Wayne County expired at 4 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service announced the warning around 2:55 p.m.VIEW: Live weather radarMetro Detroit is under a marginal risk for severe weather on Monday afternoon. Weather officials said a severe thunderstorm was located at 2:54 p.m. over Belleville. Storms were expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 mph. Click here for the latest update from the Local 4Casters.
Brownstown resumes yard waste pickup
Brownstown Township is among the area communities where Waste Management has agreed to start the spring yard waste collections. BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP Brownstown Township Supervisor Andrew Linko has announced that Waste Management has agreed to resume yard waste pickup starting this week in the township. We have been working closely with Waste Management, as their business has been impacted by employees testing positive (for the coronavirus), and increased waste volumes as a result of the stay at home order, Linko said in a press release. Their services continue as scheduled and pickup of yard waste may not have been performed on the regular schedule of pickup. The drop-off is for township residents only, he said.monroenews.com
Covid-19 reported in Huron Twp., Flat Rock, Brownstown Twp.
Huron Township's first known patient was taken to a hospital Monday; test results later confirmed the diagnosis. HURON TOWNSHIP - The Huron Township Department of Public Safety and the Huron Township Supervisor are reporting the first case of Covid-19 coronavirus in the township. The news release, issued late Friday, also included a spreadsheet of data from other Wayne County communities. Michigan's first known case of the highly contagious virus was reported March 10; Wayne County is currently among the hardest hit areas in Michigan and in the country with hundreds of known cases. You can find more news and announcements for Monroe County readers at our coronavirus special section.monroenews.com
Brownstown Twp. announces town hall meetings
The topics include road construction, economic development and the 2020 Census. BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP Brownstown Township is holding two upcoming town hall meetings to hear updates and information about a variety of topics, including the 2020 Census, economic development and road and bridge construction. The discussion also will include curbside garbage and recycling pickups, property taxes, senior citizens activities and the community center, said Barbara Tipper, deputy supervisor. Speakers will include Supervisor Andrew Linko and representatives from the Brownstown Police and Fire Departments, Building Department, Clerks Office, Treasurers Office, Department of Public Works and Parks and Recreation Department. Other elected officials and county and state officials will attend if their schedules permit, Tipper said.monroenews.com
Body of missing 86-year-old Trenton woman found at Riverview landfill
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Police announced Sunday night that the body of 86-year-old Irene Kin was found with her 2002 Ford Taurus in a remote area of the Riverview Landfill Preserve in Brownstown Township. ORIGINAL STORY: Missing 86-year-old Trenton woman considered endangered, police sayKin was last seen in the 2300 block of Pinetree Drive in Trenton, according to authorities. The scene is being investigated by the Michigan State Police, the Brownstown Township Police Department and officers from Riverview police. The City of Riverview is committed to operating Riverview Land Preserve with the highest safety standards. During non-operating hours, site access is restricted by natural barriers and fences, and the 403-acre land preserve is monitored by security personnel."
Election 2020: Camilleri running for third term in House
Michigan District 23 includes Brownstown, Grosse Ile and Huron townships and the cities of Gibraltar, Rockwood and Woodhaven. State Rep. Darrin Camilleri, D-Brownstown Township, is seeking his third and final bid for state representative in the 23rd House District. The district includes Brownstown, Grosse Ile and Huron townships and the cities of Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Rockwood and Woodhaven. Camilleri was first elected to the seat in 2016 when he succeeded Pat Somerville, a Republican from New Boston, who couldn't run again because of term limits. He was reelected in 2018 and was appointed to serve on the House Committees on Education, Energy and Commerce and Trade.monroenews.com
Man stabbed about 20 times inside Brownstown Township home, father says
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man was stabbed multiple times inside a mobile home in Brownstown Township. The victim’s father said Tuesday morning that his son, who is in his mid 20s, was stabbed about 20 times. He said his son was in an argument with another person inside the mobile home in the 25800 block of Bristol Drive when a fight broke out, leading to the stabbing. UPDATE: Man stabs coworker 20 times unprovoked, runs into woods to strip nakedThe victim lives in the home with his mother and a sibling. Meanwhile, the victim was rushed to a hospital where he is in critical condition but is expected to survive this attack.
Brownstown Cemetery Walk relates local history
Scores of visitors enjoyed the recent walk through Oak Ridge Cemetery in Brownstown Township hosted by the Brownstown Historical Society, Huron Township Historical Commission and Flat Rock Historical Society. They buried the airmen at Oak Ridge Cemetery and the Royal Canadian Legion Post 92 took on the responsibility for caring for the graves. Historical information about Oak Ridge Cemetery for the walk was provided by the Downriver Genealogical Society. It is not known exactly when the cemetery was first established, Debbie Galik, president of the Brownstown Historical Society, said in a press release. Oak Ridge Cemetery was sold to Memorial Counselors Inc. and over the years, was sold a few more times.monroenews.com
Monroe County's trick or treat times
Following is a list of trick-or-treat times in the Monroe County area. Following is a list of trick-or-treat times in the Monroe County area. All of these times are on Thursday Oct. 31. Ash Township: 6-8 p.m. Bedford Township: 6-8 p.m. Berlin Township: 6-8 p.m. Brownstown Township: 5:30-8 p.m. Carleton: 6-8 p.m. Dundee: 5:30-7 p.m. Dundee Township: 5:30-7 p.m. Erie Township: 6-7:30 p.m. Exeter Township: 6-8 p.m. Flat Rock: 6-8 p.m. Frenchtown Township: 6:30-8 p.m. Gibraltar: 5-7 p.m. Huron Township: 5-8 p.m. Ida Township: 6:30-8 p.m. LaSalle Township: 6-8 p.m. Luna Pier: 6-7:30 p.m. Maybee: 6-8 p.m. Milan: 6-8 p.m. By tradition, a fire whistle will mark the start and end times in Milan. Monroe: 6:30-8 p.m. Monroe Township: 6:30-8 p.m. Petersburg: 6-7:30 p.m. Raisinville Township: 6:30-8 p.m. Rockwood: 6-8 p.m. South Rockwood: 6-8 p.m. Whiteford Township: 6-8 p.m.monroenews.com
Northbound I-75 down to one lane at Sibley Road due to overturned gravel hauler
A gravel hauler overturned Sept. 10, 2019, on I-75 near Sibley Road in Brownstown Township. (WDIV)BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Northbound I-75 is down to one lane at Sibley Road due to an overturned gravel hauler, officials said. The gravel hauler crashed and came to rest on its side around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to authorities. The closure is in Brownstown Township. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
US-24 under construction this weekend in Brownstown
Southbound Telegraph Rd. (US-24) between Pennsylvania and West Rds. (US-24) between Pennsylvania and West Rds. in Brownstown Township will close this weekend for construction, the Michigan Department of Transportation has announced. This is part of an ongoing weekend construction project in the area.monroenews.com
Telegraph to close in Brownstown Friday night
(US-24) in Brownstown Township will close Friday night for resurfacing, the Michigan Department of Transportation has announced. Work will be performed on four separate weekends, with one lane of Telegraph open in one direction while the other direction is closed and detoured via I-75 and Dix-Toledo Rd., MDOT said. Construction will be done on four separate weekends for each direction, said Diane Cross, a media spokeswoman for MDOT. The southbound lanes will be worked on first, closing for four consecutive weekends, depending on the weather, Cross said. Once the southbound lanes are done, then the northbound lanes will be closed for four consecutive weeks to complete work on that side of the road, with one southbound lane open.monroenews.com
Brownstown man identified as pedestrian fatal on I-75
BERLIN TOWNSHIP - A Brownstown Township man has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed in a crash about 1:05 a.m. Monday on I-75, just south of South Huron River Drive. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office reports that Charles D. Long, 53, was struck by multiple vehicles in the aftermath of the accident. After that collision, the truck continued southbound, coming to a stop along the right shoulder of southbound I-75. The circumstances of how and why Long was outside of his vehicle are not yet known; but deputies reported he was struck by southbound multiple vehicles. All southbound lanes of I-75 in that area were closed until about 6:30 a.m., according to Michigan Department of Transportation traffic alerts.monroenews.com