Detroit man sentenced to 15 years for sex trafficking, forced women struggling with addictions into prostitution
A 39-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to 180 months in federal prison on Thursday, more than a year after he pleaded guilty to using drugs to lure at least six women into prostitution.
Family seeking justice 3 years after 37-year-old father shot, killed in Detroit
DETROIT – The family of a 37-year-old man is seeking answers three years after he was shot and killed on Detroit’s southwest side. According to Crime Stoppers of Michigan, Gary Williams received a call from an unknown person about attending a birthday party for a mutual friend. Crime Stoppers said Williams was a Michigan native and resided in Arizona for six years prior to his death. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest. AdMORE: Detroit crime news
Police arrest man seen on camera stealing Bentley from Southfield business
SOUTHFIELD – A man who was seen on camera stealing a $200,000 Bentley from a Southfield business has been arrested. PREVIOUS: Bentley stolen from Southfield business; police search for man caught on camera“The officers set up on a surveillance operation,” said Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren. Police spotted a white Ford Escape -- the vehicle seen on camera that the suspect drove in to the business. The man got in the Escape attempting to make an escape; however, police surrounded him. Body cam footage shows the man getting out of the car and attempting to run away and was stopped by officers.
Bentley stolen from Southfield business; police search for man caught on camera
SOUTHFIELD – A vehicle valued at nearly a quarter of a million dollars was stolen from a Southfield business Tuesday. Police are searching for the man seen on camera taking the Bentley Flying Spur from Dream Luxury Car Rentals on Telegraph Road. UPDATE: Police arrest man caught on camera stealing Bentley from Southfield businessThe man came to the shop, allegedly claiming he wanted to buy it. While in the office, he took the keys and was caught on camera the next day getting in the car and taking off. Anyone with information is asked to contact Southfield police.
Man charged in series of Troy home invasions
Troy police say their suspect got into four homes and robbed them recently. D’Mario Darrell Thornton, 40, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon after being arrested Sunday morning and held on a $45,000 bond. Joshua Jones from the Troy Police Department told Local 4 News officers first suspected Thornton after the first home invasion a week ago in the neighborhood near Somerset collection. Immediately detectives went to work and followed Thornton to a Troy neighborhood at Livernois and Big Beaver Saturday night. They say he went to work robbing two homes.
Airman accused of rape, suspected in 5 other criminal sexual conduct cases in Oakland County
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A U.S. airman was arrested after deserting the U.S. Air Force and a warrant issued for his arrest out of Oakland County. Ian Mitchell Wilson, 20, was arrested in the state of Washington after trying to cross the border into Canada. Wilson was extradited back to Oakland County and made his first appearance in the Waterford Township district court. During the hearing, it was revealed that he is a suspect in five other criminal sexual conduct cases going back to 2017, all in Waterford and Independence townships. AdREAD MORE: Oakland County news
7-year-old boy reunited with family after carjacking in Detroit
DETROIT – Brenda Stinson was looking out her window when she saw a little boy running as if his life depended on it. Stinson, who lives near Clay Street and Interstate 75, had never seen the little boy before and thought he was lost. Original Report: Detroit police recover 7-year-old who was in vehicle during carjackingThis all starred at the Mobil gas station near I-75 and Warren Avenue. That’s when Stinson saw the child. After police came to get him, the family went to the Detroit Police Department’s Seventh Precinct.
15-year-old in custody after stabbing 13-year-old brother in Detroit
DETROIT – Police said a 15-year-old boy has been located and is now in custody after he stabbed his 13-year-old brother Wednesday afternoon in Detroit. PREVIOUS: Detroit police searching for brother of victim after 13-year-old stabbedThe incident happened at about 2 p.m. in the 12700 block of Asbury Park. Detroit police said that during a verbal altercation, the 15-year-old stabbed his brother. He fled the scene, and his brother was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. READ: More Detroit crime coverage
Former Detroit-area union treasurer charged, accused of embezzling close to $50K
DETROIT – A Detroit woman has been charged after she was accused of stealing money from the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO branch and Laborers International Hall of Fame (LIHOF). Prosecutors said Long served as treasurer of the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO branch and LIHOF, allegedly embezzling close to $50,000. A July 2018 financial review of accounting records revealed several unauthorized payments made to Long over the years. Prosecutors said that in 2018, representatives of the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO and LIHOF reported embezzlement to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, leading to an investigation. It never ceases to amaze me the level of hubris that alleged embezzlers have,” said Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
Police seeking man accused of assaulting 69-year-old on Detroit’s east side
Police are searching for a man who they said assaulted a 69-year-old man on Feb. 6 on Detroit’s east side. DETROIT – Police are still looking for a man who they said assaulted a 69-year-old man in February on Detroit’s east side. A man inside the vehicle got out and assaulted the victim before getting back in and fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. AdAnyone with information is asked to contact DPD’s Seventh Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-5740 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up. More: Detroit crime news
Detroit man charged with 1st degree murder in shooting death of Uber driver
DETROIT – A Detroit man has been charged with first-degree murder and felony firearm in the death of an Uber driver in January. According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, 25-year-old Carlous Skipper Jr. is accused of killing 43-year-old Yousef Al-Gabri. Prosecutors said that Skipper allegedly used a phone under a different name to call for an Uber. Officials alleged that when the driver arrived, Skipper shot him multiple times, fatally wounding him. On March 9, an investigation led to the identification and arrest of Skipper, who was arraigned Thursday.
Video shows Michigan State University police captain arrested for drunk driving
Authorities said a Michigan State University police captain had a blood alcohol level of 0.25 when she was arrested for drunk driving. Valerie O’Brien was arrested on Feb. 10 after a Michigan State Police trooper pulled her over just off Interstate 96 west of Lansing. A video shows O’Brien yelling at the trooper that she was going to sue him. WILX-TV, which first obtained the video, reported that O’Brien is on paid leave since her arrest. READ MORE:Everything we know about the recent drunk driving incidents involving Detroit firefightersAdWoman speaks out after car struck by Detroit fire engine driven by firefighter accused of being drunkFormer southeast Michigan judge David Parrott loses appeal in drunk driving caseRidesharing services linked to increase in binge drinking, study says
Washtenaw County deputies investigate death of 41-year-old man found in burning vehicle
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of 41-year-old Luis Rivera-Estrada in Superior Township. Deputies said that at about 8 a.m. on Feb. 19, authorities were dispatched to a vehicle on fire near Clark and LeForge roads. Rivera-Estrada was found dead inside after first responders were able to extinguish the fire. No further information was released at this time. Anyone with information related to the incident or on Rivera-Estrada’s whereabouts 72 hours prior to being found is asked to contact Detective Mike Babycz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-260-9602.
2 people killed, 1 wounded in shooting near Schoolcraft, Ashton Road in Detroit
DETROIT – Detroit police said two people were killed and one wounded in a shooting Friday night on Detroit’s west side. The incident happened at about 7:45 p.m. Friday in the area of Schoolcraft and Ashton roads, according to a preliminary investigation. Police said the three victims were in a Chevy Malibu traveling eastbound on Schoolcraft Road when someone inside a gray or silver Dodge Durango fired shots while traveling next to them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up. More: Detroit crime news
Police investigate shooting at Zap Zone in Farmington
FARMINGTON, Mich. – Farmington police are investigating a shooting which happened at about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Zap Zone location on Grand River Avenue. Investigators said officers were dispatched to Zap Zone after numerous 911 calls reporting gunfire with potentially three victims. Upon making entry into Zap Zone, officers were unable to locate any victims or evidence that anyone was hit by gunfire. “Although the investigation is ongoing, it is clear after reviewing the surveillance video at the business that the intended victim of the shooting was targeted. Detectives are continuing to work with the business reviewing additional surveillance video and collecting evidence,” Farmington Public Safety Director Ted Warthman said.
Detroit police: 19-year-old killed, 2 others wounded in shooting
DETROIT – Detroit police said a 19-year-old man has been killed and two other people were injured in a shooting. Police said the incident happened at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Gratiot Avenue and McNichols Road. Police said a man, unknown age, sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound and is hospitalized, and a 21-year-old man sustained a grazing wound. Police are investigating the circumstances of the shooting. More: Detroit crime news
Family seeking answers 34 years after 16-year-old was killed in Detroit
DETROIT – After more than 30 years, a family is hoping the public can help police solve a cold case. Rudolph “Rudy” Mark III was 16 years old when he was killed on May 6, 1987. The incident happened on Northlawn Street near 8 Mile Road and Wyoming Avenue on Detroit’s west side. “My son was five of eight children, killed, murdered for no reason,” said Rudy’s mother Paulette Benton. Maybe somebody may know who killed him.”Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest.
Reward offered for information in case of man shot and killed in River Rouge
RIVER ROUGE, Mich. – Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of Christopher Triplett. Triplett was found shot to death on July 12, 2020. He was found behind the wheel of a brown or gold 2020 Chevy Malibu. The vehicle was parked on Beechwood Street in River Rouge. More: Crime news
Detroit police search for suspect, vehicle in connection with deadly shooting on city’s west side
Detroit police are searching for a suspect and vehicle in connection with a deadly shooting on city's west side Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. DETROIT – Detroit police are searching for a man and vehicle in connection with a shooting that left one person dead last Friday in the area of W. Seven Mile Road and Santa Rosa Drive. The victim was transported to a local hospital and later died from his injuries. Police said the suspect is described as a Black man, light complexion with a long beard. AdAnyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.