West Bloomfield police provide peer-to-peer support for first responders
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – First responders have some of the most stressful jobs that exist and, over time, that work can really take its toll -- emotionally and mentally. To help these responders work through their experiences, the West Bloomfield Police Department decided to tap some of their own to lend a hand. The department created a peer-to-peer support group, taking seven leaders in the department and training them to offer mental and emotional support. And if any of the peer support team members feel someone’s safety is at risk, they can call in the professionals. For West Bloomfield, that’s psychologist Melanie Schwartz.
Elderly driver rescued from freezing pond in West Bloomfield Township
WEST BLOOMFILED TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A late-night drive could have turned deadly for a 93-year-old man behind the wheel of a Cadillac. “I looked out and there was this poor man screaming for help, that he was dying out there,” said witness Robin Reynolds. So really it’s a miracle that he’s OK,” said West Bloomfield Township Deputy Police Chief Curt Lawson. The officer took all of his gear, waded in the freezing water and carried the man to land. I think he was a little disoriented and that’s how he found himself within that pond,” Lawson said.
Up and coming rapper shot multiple times during home invasion in West Bloomfield
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – An up and coming Metro Detroit rapper was shot during a home invasion in a West Bloomfield home early Friday morning. Sources told Local 4 that rapper Mr. Macnificent was shot multiple times. West Bloomfield police are looking for three suspects. READ: Rapper Mr. Macnificent shot during home invasion in West Bloomfield“Having to explain to kids when they wake up, it’s hard,” a mother who lives in the area said. West Bloomfield police said a woman called 911 around 3:30 a.m. Friday.
West Bloomfield police cracking down on people who cut through neighborhood to avoid construction
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. - West Bloomfield police have a message for people who cut through neighborhoods to avoid construction: Don't. Police are cracking down on drivers who cut through residential neighborhoods with "no thru traffic" signs. Drivers have been flocking to the streets of Rutledge Park and Deerfield Village because of road work near Maple and Middle Belt roads. "We don't take any enjoyment going out to write tickets. Police wrote more than 60 tickets with a $125 fine during Tuesday's enforcement efforts.