Dog exercise run being built to honor Darrian Young
Construction has begun on a dog kennel and exercise area and a separate dog training and visitation area outside the Monroe County Animal Control Office that will be named in memory of Darrian Young. Last week, sand was dumped for the exercise area that will be 121 feet wide and 25 feet long and built on vacant land south of the office off S. Raisinville Rd. A half-dozen dog runs are planned inside the area that will be fenced in. Another section will be built east of the office for dog training and visits from people who want to adopt dogs. This area will be 102 feet by 32 feet and also be fenced in, said Major Jeff Kemp from the sheriff’s office.monroenews.com
Woman arraigned in ACO death, denied bond
A Hudson woman has been arraigned on three felony charges, including second-degree murder, after allegedly striking and killing a Monroe County Animal Control officer while driving drunk. Siding with the prosecution, Brown denied bond, remanding Dropulich back to the Monroe County jail pending a probable cause conference to be held 10 a.m. Thursday. MSP were attempting to confirm that Dropulich was driving recklessly throughout Monroe County and may have been involved in another crash before the fatal collision. Young was described as being an "enthusiastic, energetic, animal lover who had a particular passion for horses," by Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone. During her June 13 funeral, Young’s remains were escorted by the Monroe County Sheriff Office’s marked units and mounted patrol, along with friends and colleagues in law enforcement.monroenews.com
Woman charged in Young fatality to face judge
The Hudson woman charged in connection with a car crash that claimed the life of Monroe County Animal Control Officer Darrian Young was expected to face a judge today. The Hudson woman charged with three felonies in connection with a car crash that claimed the life of Monroe County Animal Control Officer Darrian Young was expected to face a judge today. Michele Ann Dropulich, 47, spent the weekend in jail after Michigan State Police arrested her Friday. These cases often take many months.”Darrian was described as an “enthusiastic, energetic, animal lover who had a particular passion for horses,” by Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone. After the crash, Young’s sister, Darby, has ridden horses competitively in her sister’s honor.monroenews.com
Homicide arrest made in death of Officer Young
A charge of homicide/murder-second degree and operating while intoxicated has been filed as a result of the traffic crash that killed Monroe County Animal Control Officer Darrian Young. A charge of homicide/murder-second degree and operating while intoxicated has been filed as a result of the traffic crash that killed Monroe County Animal Control Officer Darrian Young. Dropulich’s arraignment hearing took place Saturday in Monroe County First District Court. Officer Young was on duty and in her patrol vehicle at the time of the crash. Troopers allege that Dropulich was driving at a high rate of speed and ran the red light at the intersection, the resulting injuries killed Officer Young.monroenews.com
Woman arrested, charged with murder in connection with Monroe County Animal Control officer killed in crash
MONROE, Mich. – A 47-year-old woman from Hudson was arrested Friday in connection with the death of Monroe County Animal Control officer Darrian Young. Michele Anne Dropulich was arraigned Saturday on charges of second degree murder and operating while intoxicated causing death and reckless driving causing death. Police believe Dropulich was speeding when she ran a red light at the intersection of Raisinville and South Custer roads on June 4, striking Young’s vehicle, killing her. Police said lab results revealed Dropulich was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Dropulich is being held at the Monroe County Jail.
Woman charged with 2nd-degree murder for animal control officer’s death in crash
Monroe, MI -- A 47-year-old Hudson woman has been charged with second-degree murder for a June crash that killed an on-duty animal control officer. Michele Anne Dropulich was arrested Dec. 11 by state police troopers and was arraigned Saturday, Dec. 12 on the murder charge as well as operating while intoxicated causing death and reckless driving causing death. Police said she was driving at high speed and, according to lab results, under the influence when she ran a red light at Raisinville Road and M-50 in Monroe Township on June 4. Her vehicle crashed into a marked Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control vehicle, fatally injuring 24-year-old Darrian Young. More from MLivePfizer COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun, federal officials sayMichigan reports 4,486 new COVID-19 cases, 206 new deathsmlive.com
Racing horses in her sister's memory
Darby Young of Ida is a sister of the late Darrian Young, the Monroe County Animal Control officer who was killed in a vehicle crash in June. Nighttime arrived on a beautiful fall day in Stockbridge, as riders competed in barrel racing at the SSC Arena. The temperature was dropping as Darby Young, 20, of Ida, was cuddled in blankets with her boyfriend, Jason Weber. Just 10 days after her sister’s death, Darby completed her first barrel race with Darrian’s 10-year-old horse Demi. “Western is my favorite,” Darby said, adding that she and Darrian showed together for at least 10 years.monroenews.com
Tribute held for Monroe County Animal Control officer who died after multiple-car crash
MONROE, Mich. A tribute for a fallen Monroe County Animal Control Officer was held on Thursday. Darrian Young, 24, was working the morning of June 4 when a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed her vehicle. Officer Young was an enthusiastic, energetic, animal lover who had a particular passion for horses, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said in a statement. Downriver Jeep clubs decided there was a way to honor Young and support her family. Money raised from the convoy will go toward a memorial fund to benefit the animal control.
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Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Tribute held for Monroe County Animal Control officer who died after multiple-car crashA tribute for a fallen Monroe County Animal Control Officer was held on Thursday. Darrian Young, 24, was working the morning of June 4 when a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed her vehicle. She was pronounced dead two days later from injuries she sustained during the crash. She was laid to rest on June 13.
Funeral held for Monroe County Animal Control officer killed in crash
MONROE, Mich. Officer Darrian Young was honored Saturday with a horse-drawn carriage procession on South Dixie Highway to Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. Police are still looking for the driver who struck Youngs vehicle June 4. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The vehicle is described as a black 2014 Dodge Caravan with no license plate. At some point before the crash, the Dodge Caravan was damaged from the front end.
Member of Monroe County Sheriffs Office in critical condition after multiple-car crash in Monroe
MONROE, Mich. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office is investigating a traffic crash involving a Monroe County Sheriffs Animal Control Division vehicle from their department that occurred in Monroe on Thursday. Officials say a 44-year-old woman was driving westbound on M-50 and disregarded a red light at the intersection of Raisinville and South Custer roads, striking the county sheriffs vehicle that was traveling south on Rasinville Road. The driver of the county sheriffs vehicle was transported to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Officials say the woman driver, from Hudson, Michigan, sustained serious injuries and was also taken to the hospital. The woman is believed to have been involved in a previous hit-and-run incident in Monroe, officials said.