Michigan gun store owner accused of illegally making assault rifles, converting Glocks into rifles
Former and current employees of a Michigan gun store owner spoke with federal officials and exposed him for illegally manufacturing assault rifles and converting Glock pistols into rifles, authorities said.
Man just out of prison posts Instagram photos of gun, chats about drunk crash in Detroit, feds say
A man who was just released from prison last year is facing a new charge after he posted pictures of a gun on his Instagram account and chatted about being drunk during a crash in Detroit, officials said.
Man who mooned judge after threatening preschoolers in Bloomfield Hills tried to buy 3 guns, feds say
A man who threatened preschoolers and their parents outside a synagogue in Bloomfield Hills tried to buy a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle, and a semi-automatic pistol right after the incident and before mooning an Oakland County judge in court, officials said.
Man arrested in Oakland County when gun seen in Instagram posts, rap videos found after car chase
A man who was not allowed to possess a gun due to a previous charge was arrested in Oakland County when a weapon seen in his Instagram posts and rap videos was found at the scene of a car chase that ended with a crash.
Royal Oak man sentenced after raping girl, leaving another in parking lot, hiding another under bed
A Royal Oak man who lured a 14-year-old to his home over Snapchat, left another teenage girl in a Detroit parking lot after raping her, and had a runaway hiding naked under his bed has been sentenced to federal prison.
How Detroit man hid ‘catastrophic losses’ from 100+ investors who put $27 million into fraud company
A 30-year-old Detroit man who was once considered a “child prodigy” convinced at least 100 investors to spend millions of dollars on a fraudulent company and hid the fact that it was experiencing “catastrophic losses,” officials said.
Michigan man, women among 11 who helped block doors to stop woman from getting abortion in Tennessee
Two women and one man from Michigan are among a group of people who are being charged for physically standing in front of the doors of a Tennessee clinic to stop a woman from getting an abortion, according to officials.
Thief, getaway driver, their brothers arrested after 76+ guns stolen in Westland, Dearborn Heights
A thief, a getaway driver, and both of their brothers have been arrested after a large group of people smashed their way into stores in Westland and Dearborn Heights to steal at least 76 guns, police said.
Friend of man who helped steal 76+ guns in Westland, Dearborn Heights turns him in for reward money
A thief who helped steal at least 76 guns from stores in Westland and Dearborn Heights went over to his friend’s house afterward to show him the weapons, and that friend turned him and his brother in for a $20,000 reward, police said.
Pontiac man who’s banned from owning firearms posts Instagram pictures with guns, ammo, feds say
A Pontiac man who is banned from owning firearms due to his previous criminal history is facing charges after he posted several photos with guns and ammunition on his Instagram account, federal officials said.
Garden City man uses ‘truth or dare,’ blackmail to make girls perform sex acts on selves, family, pets
A criminal complaint broke down how a Garden City man used games of “truth or dare” over Snapchat to receive nude images of young girls and then blackmail them with those images to force them to perform sex acts on themselves, siblings, and pets.
Man with distinctive white tag on pants arrested for carjacking at Detroit gas station, feds say
A man with a distinctive white tag on the back of his pants was arrested after carjacking a man at a Detroit gas station and driving another person to a different carjacking scene in that stolen car, officials said.
How feds say disgraced Oakland County businessman used fake name to scam investors, fund his hobbies
A disgraced Oakland County businessman used a fake name to scam Israeli investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to fund hobbies such as fantasy football, video games, and more, officials said.
Man uses *67 to call Detroit center 9 times, threaten shooting, demand woman get abortion, feds say
A man used the “*67″ feature to try to hide his phone number while calling a Detroit training center nine times, officials said. During those calls, he demanded a student at the facility get an abortion, threatened to slap security guards, and said he would shoot up the building, authorities said.
Dearborn man claims to have lucrative valet contracts to get night club owner, businessman to invest
A Dearborn man claimed to have lucrative valet contracts with the Renaissance Center, two casinos, Somerset Collection in Troy, Cedar Point, and other businesses to persuade the owner of several Detroit night clubs and another businessman to invest more than $1 million into his company, authorities said.
Woman helps others file 35 fraudulent claims to steal Michigan COVID unemployment money, feds say
A Detroit woman took a job as a Michigan unemployment insurance examiner and helped a group of others file more than 35 fraudulent claims and steal thousands in COVID unemployment benefits, official said.
Oakland County attorney took $6.5M from client, told her he used it to settle IRS issue, feds say
A tax attorney from Oakland County was hired by a business owner to help her settle an IRS investigation, but he convinced her she owed $6.5 million more than she actually did so he could put that money in his own Swiss bank account, federal officials said.
Worker gives tracker pill bottle to man who robbed pharmacies in Ann Arbor, Saline, Milan, Van Buren
A man who robbed CVS pharmacies five times -- in Ann Arbor, Saline, Milan, and the same location twice in Van Buren Township -- was arrested when a pharmacist gave him a fake pill bottle installed with a tracker and the thief tried to tell the officers following him that the person they were looking for “ran that way.”
Michigan man charters boat without license, lies to Coast Guard before boat catches fire on lake, feds say
A Michigan man who was told to stop chartering his 39-foot boat because he didn’t have any licenses to do so lied to the Coast Guard before eventually needing to be towed back to land when his boat caught fire in the middle of a lake, authorities said.
Doctor from Sterling Heights accused of inappropriately treating girls for conditions they didn’t have
A doctor from Sterling Heights who had his license suspended on accusations of performing inappropriate vaginal treatments on girls for conditions they didn’t have continued to practice after that suspension, authorities said.
‘Floor to ceiling’: 7 arrested in massive fake designer goods scheme in Warren; 2,022 items seized
A mother-son duo, a husband and wife, and senior citizens were arrested for a massive fake designer goods scheme in Warren after officials found 2,022 counterfeit items stacked “floor to ceiling” during a search of four kiosks and two homes.
How 1 man and his getaway driver pulled off 15 bank robberies in 5 states -- 6 in Michigan
Officials broke down, in detail, how they say one man used napkin notes, one-minute in-and-outs, and a getaway driver to pull off 15 different bank robberies across five states, including at six branches in Michigan.
Former murder suspect hides in hidden room of Detroit home; guns found in oven, on kitchen cabinets
A man once wanted on suspicion of murder in Tennessee was found in the hidden room of a Detroit home behind a flat screen TV, officials said. Guns were found in the hidden area, under a dresser panel, in the oven, and on top of kitchen cabinets, police said.
Agents follow Detroit man’s Instagram to bust him for guns, drugs, unemployment fraud, identity theft
Federal agents monitored a Detroit man’s Instagram account while he posted pictures of guns and drugs he wasn’t allowed to be around, claimed to be driving while high, threatened police, and tried to recruit others for an obvious unemployment fraud and identity theft scheme, according to authorities.
Michigan man accused of being spy rescued from Russian forces after 18-hour race across Ukraine
A Michigan man who was being held captive by Russian forces on accusations of being a U.S. spy has been reunited with his family after a rescue mission that included an 18-hour race across Ukraine, officials said.
Man goes to parents’ Oakland County home, uses brother’s old phone to download nude photos of children
A 39-year-old man was arrested for going to his parents’ home in Oakland County while they were out of town and using his brother’s old phone and a work laptop to download pictures of nude children, authorities said.
3 letter carriers charged for taking bribes from Farmington Hills man to help him steal credit cards
Three letter carriers have been charged for accepting bribes from a Farmington Hills man to help him steal credit cards from other people and intercept fraudulent COVID unemployment benefits he sent to homes along their routes, officials said.
Farmington Hills man bribes letter carriers to get credit cards, steals COVID unemployment benefits
A 28-year-old Farmington Hills man bribed letter carriers to obtain other people’s credit cards and later expanded his scheme to have those carriers intercept fraudulent COVID unemployment benefits he had filed for and sent to homes along their routes, officials said.
Lawsuit breaks down how longtime Michigan Kroger worker confronted shoplifter before being fired
A lawsuit filed by a woman who worked at a Michigan Kroger store for 31 years described in detail how she confronted a shoplifter and was praised as a “hero” by coworkers before being fired because of the incident.
West Bloomfield house raided after Wayne County roads employees sell 596 generators for personal gain
A West Bloomfield house was raided Tuesday after Wayne County Roads Division workers used $1.7 million in taxpayer money to fraudulently purchase 596 generators and sell them for personal profit, officials said.
2 men found hiding in Detroit garages after robbing pharmacy, leading high-speed chase, police say
Two men were discovered hiding in separate Detroit garages after they forced their way into a pharmacy, stole thousands of dollars’ worth of medicine, and crashed at the end of a high-speed police chase, officials said.
Former Zamboni driver Al Sobotka talks urinating incident, Red Wings firing, would he return?
Former Detroit Red Wings Zamboni driver Al Sobotka spoke one-on-one with Local 4 about the urinating incident, being fired by the team, his current mental state and whether he would go back to his old job, if asked.
Michigan man having affair with ex-coworker makes up fake home invasion after failing to kill wife
A Michigan man who was having an affair with a former coworker tried to kill his wife with a shotgun in the middle of the night but had to make it look like a home invasion when his plan failed, police said.
Ypsilanti worker tied up, strangled, beaten during robbery schemed up by 2 men, woman, police say
A woman and two men were involved in a plan to ask a worker inside an Ypsilanti cellphone store several questions before tying him up, strangling him with a rope and beating him bloody, officials said. They then stole several items and fled to an apartment 1,000 feet away, according to authorities.
Phone recordings reveal gunmen were hired by man, sent to Flint to kill ‘brother’s murderer,’ feds say
Officials released a series of recorded phone calls that break down a murder-for-hire plot in which a man recruited two gunmen to travel to Flint and kill someone he believed to be responsible for murdering his “little brother,” according to authorities.
6 charged in complex decade-long scheme to solicit business from Michigan crash victims
A group of people and businesses in West Bloomfield, Dearborn, Detroit, Clinton Township and several others cities across Metro Detroit have been linked to a complex fraud scheme aimed at soliciting millions of dollars’ worth of business from Michigan crash victims over the past decade.
Cousin who threw missing Eastpointe teen’s body in dumpster sentenced for lying to police, family
The cousin of a missing Eastpointe teenager was sentenced Wednesday for lying to police before he ultimately admitted that he had thrown her body in a dumpster weeks earlier because she stopped breathing while they were smoking marijuana.
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.
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.
Michigan State tennis star overcomes losing 60 pounds, near-death bout with UC to lead team
A Michigan State tennis player who lost 60 pounds and had to re-learn how to sit up and walk due to a near-death bout with ulcerative colitis has returned to the court and seized the No. 1 position on his team.
Feds: Dearborn Heights man buys seaside condo with COVID relief money; wife runs $10.6M pharmacy scheme
A husband and wife from Dearborn Heights were arrested in separate criminal cases Tuesday -- one for running a $10.6 million fraud scheme through two pharmacies in Inkster and the other for using $1 million in COVID relief money to buy a seaside condo in Beirut, officials said.
21 Metro Detroiters from 14 cities named in doctor-run opioid scheme tied to painful back injections
Twenty-one people from at least 14 different cities in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have been named in a doctor-run scheme that involved addicted patients and drug dealers agreeing to painful, unnecessary back injections in exchange for opioids, federal officials said.
Detroit felon posts Instagram video with gun while actively on probation for firearm charges
A Detroit resident who has faced nearly 10 felony charges for seven different incidents over the past decade posted an Instagram Live video with a gun while actively on probation for firearm possession charges, officials said.