Bridgeport Township police investigating recent thefts of catalytic converters
BRIDGEPORT TWP, MI — Police in Bridgeport Township are investigating the recent thefts of catalytic converters. The first incident occurred about 7 a.m. on Feb. 13. An unknown person cut a catalytic converter off of a vehicle parked at a business in the 3700 block of Sherman Street. The second incident occurred just before 7 a.m. on March 5. Bridgeport Township police are asking anyone with information on the thefts to call them at 989-777-2800 or Saginaw County Central Dispatch at 989-797-4580.mlive.com
Bridgeport Township Fire Department to host open house for 80th anniversary
BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, MI — Residents here are invited to an open house celebrating the 80-year anniversary of the Bridgeport Township Fire Department. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the fire station, 6204 Dixie Highway. The event will include free tacos, hot dogs and cookies. Children can play on a bounce house rented for the occasion, officials say. Bridgeport Township Fire Department features three full-time personnel and 18 on-call firefighters.mlive.com
Gables green-lights renaming Dixie Highway for Harriet Tubman after January ‘no’ vote
Months after rejecting a call to rename Dixie Highway after Harriet Tubman, the Coral Gables commission has finally joined nine other cities that support renaming a portion of the state road after the renowned abolitionist.news.yahoo.com
Gables’ Lago wants to do what he once opposed — rename Dixie Highway for Tubman. We applaud him | Editorial
When Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago voted against renaming a portion of Dixie Highway after abolitionist Harriet Tubman in January, he called the proposal “a pure example of playing politics.”news.yahoo.com
Monroe County deputy, member of fire department crash while responding to same emergency
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Monroe County deputy and a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department were both hospitalized Friday morning after their vehicles collided while responding to the same emergency. Authorities say that at about 7:48 a.m. Friday, the Monroe County sheriff deputy was traveling westbound on Dunbar Road while responding to an emergency call. Officials say the truck was driven by a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department, who was actually responding to the same emergency as the deputy. The deputy was conscious and alert following the crash, according to authorities. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has any information is asked to contact police at 734-242-3500.
Butter Crust Bakery offering paczki curbside pickup for Fat Tuesday 2021
BIRDGEPORT, MI — Fat Tuesday, also known as “Paczki Day,” will look a little different at Saginaw County’s Butter Crust Bakery this year. The bakery, located at 6181 Dixie Highway in Bridgeport, plans to make several hundred dozen paczki in a variety of flavors as usual. By Friday, Feb. 12, the bakery had already taken orders for more than 100 dozen paczki, said owner Greg Sochocki. Available flavors include: custard, cream, chocolate cream, cream cheese, raspberry, cherry, blueberry, strawberry, apple, pineapple, prune, raisin and lemon. I don’t like any of them.”Butter Crust Bakery will begin selling paczki at about 11 a.m. on Monday and close the doors at about 5:30 p.m. that day.mlive.com
Man in custody after 25-year-old stabbed to death in Monroe County
FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are investigating after a 25-year-old Monroe man was stabbed to death. Police said there was another 25-year-old man in the hotel lobby who was taken into custody. He is being held in the Monroe County Jail. AdMichigan State Police, City of Monroe Police Department, Monroe Community Ambulance and the Frenchtown Fire Department assisted at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 734-240-7530.
Truck driver killed in I-75 crash near Rattalee Lake Road in Oakland County
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A box truck driver was killed in a crash Friday morning along northbound I-75 near Rattalee Lake Road in Springfield Township. Michigan State Police said a vehicle stopped on the roadway in the right lane and noticed a large box truck traveling slowly behind her with its hazard lights on. The large box truck rear ended her car. However, the large box truck, now stopped in the lane, was then rear ended by a smaller box truck. There was no one hurt in the large box truck, but he driver of the smaller box truck was pronounced dead on the scene, state police said.
Woman’s car hit by falling concrete from bridge on I-75 in Oakland County
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A Clarkston woman was driving her normal route when a chunk of concrete from an overpass on Interstate 75 smashed into her windshield. Tracie Moonen was at Exit 93 on Dixie Highway at I-75 when the concrete hit her vehicle. Initially, she wondered if someone had thrown something, but the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office went out there and assessed what happened. The bigger issues is why a bridge in Oakland County is in such condition. View more: Oakland County news
Michigan State Police investigating death of 3-year-old in Oakland County
HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Michigan State Police troopers have opened an investigation in Holly Township after a 3-year-old child was found dead Sunday. The incident happened at the Groveland Manor mobile home park off Dixie Highway. Police said the mother’s boyfriend has been taken into custody. No additional details have been released. More information is expected to be made public on Monday.
Amigo Mobility, Bridgeport Manufacturing investing $3.3 million in Saginaw County
BRIDGEPORT TWP, MI — Plans for a new building and new equipment at the Amigo Mobility International Inc. headquarters in Bridgeport Township will mean a $3.3 million investment in Saginaw County manufacturing. In addition, Bridgeport Manufacturing, which leases on-site space, will invest in new manufacturing equipment. “Al and Beth Thieme are two of the most recognizable entrepreneurs in this region. Amigo Mobility celebrates its 52nd anniversary this month. “We’re proud to continue more than half a century of manufacturing in Michigan,” Beth Thieme said.mlive.com
Southeast Michigan’s first off-road vehicle park opens in Holly
HOLLY, Mich. – It took years of planning and collaboration, but the first 113 acres of the Holly Oaks ORV Park has opened. The park is in Groveland and Holly townships, near Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground on Dixie Highway. It’s considered part of the Holly Recreation Area. READ: More community news coverageIt is operated by Oakland County Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Click here to learn more or purchase tickets.
Southeast Michigan ORV park opens with 113 acres of challenging trails
A Southeast Michigan off-road vehicle park is now open to the public featuring 113 acres of challenging trails with another 122 acres in the works. Holly Oaks ORV Park is located in parts of Groveland and Holly townships near Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground on Dixie Highway. Some of the challenges include 4x4 trails, single track trails for motorcycles, steep hills, water crossings, rock crawls and more. Current hours are:2-8 p.m. Sept. 2510 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 26-272-7 p.m. Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23 and Oct. 3010 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 3-4; Oct. 10-11; Oct. 17-18; Oct. 24-25; and Oct. 3110 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1; Nov. 7-8; Nov. 14-15; Nov. 21-22; and Nov. 28-29Winter hours will be announced by mid-October. FUTURE OF THE PARKThe park’s remaining 122 acres of ORV trails and terrain are expected to be ready for riders by 2023 as mining operations wrap up.mlive.com
Oakland County Sheriff’s patrol car struck by driver operating while intoxicated
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – The driver of a red Chevrolet SUV was taken into custody Thursday morning after colliding with an Oakland County Sheriff’s vehicle. According to authorities, the incident happened just after 5 a.m. when a deputy driving northbound on Dixie Highway was struck by an southbound SUV that appeared to be waiting to turn in to a gas station. Police said the SUV abruptly came into the deputy’s lane of travel, who evaded a head-on collision, but was still struck by the SUV. The patrol vehicle sustained major damage to the driver side front and was not drive-able and the Chevrolet SUV had damage to the driver side front panel. Police said the driver of the Chevrolet SUV was determined to be operating the vehicle while intoxicated and after an OWI blood draw was completed, the driver of the SUV was lodged at the Oakland County Jail.
Monroe Police officer shot during traffic stop, rushed to hospital
MONROE, Mich. A police officer was rushed to a hospital in Toledo after being shot in Monroe Sunday night. Police said a Monroe Police Department officer saw the stolen vehicle and during a traffic stop on North Dixie Highway near I-75, two people got out of the vehicle and shot the police officer twice. He shot twice and I couldnt believe what I was seeing. She got out and went to help before the ambulance got here.Police are investigating after a Monroe police officer was shot during a traffic stop on May 24, 2020. (WDIV)Police are investigating after a Monroe police officer was shot during a traffic stop on May 24, 2020.
Motorcycle crash on I-75 injures 2
A motorcycle involved in a crash on northbound I-75 in Springfield Township on Sept. 23, 2019. (WDIV)SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Northbound I-75 was closed Monday afternoon in Oakland County while police investigated a motorcycle crash that left two people injured, officials said. Emergency medical officials were called to the scene to treat two people who were on the motorcycle, according to authorities. They were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, police said.
NB I-75 closed in Oakland County due to motorcycle crash that injured 2
A motorcycle involved in a crash on northbound I-75 in Springfield Township on Sept. 23, 2019. (WDIV)SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Northbound I-75 is closed in Oakland County while police investigate a motorcycle crash that left two people injured, officials said. Emergency medical officials were called to the scene to treat two people who were on the motorcycle, according to authorities. They were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, police said.
NB I-75 closed in Oakland County due to crash involving motorcycle, car
A motorcycle involved in a crash on northbound I-75 in Springfield Township on Sept. 23, 2019. (WDIV)SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Northbound I-75 is closed in Oakland County while police investigate a crash involving a motorcycle and a car, officials said. Officials are expecting a significant backup, so drivers should avoid the area. Emergency medical officials were called to the scene to treat the drivers involved in the crash, according to authorities. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.