Teen killed in Saginaw crash after police chase
SAGINAW, MI — A 19-year-old man died in a fatal car crash here after he fled law enforcers during a traffic stop Tuesday, Dec. 20, state police said. The traffic stop was initiated related to a drug investigation, she said. The driver sped away and troopers pursued until the chase ended when the Dodge Charger crashed into a tree and utility pole on Perkins near Fourth Street at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Vetter said. The teenager died at the scene, she said. Vetter said state police continue to investigate the incident.mlive.com
Two in speeding car killed in fiery South Side car crash that left nearly a dozen others hurt identified: officials
Tyrone Rogers, 19, and Kanye Larkin, 17, were killed in the crash that caused 10 other people to be transported to hospitals, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.chicagotribune.com
Dearborn police make arrest in pharmacy robbery after suspects crash into squad car
File photoDEARBORN – Dearborn Police Department says its officers chased and arrested suspects that had held up a pharmacy, after they crashed into a police vehicle after fleeing the scene. Three suspects wearing masks entered the pharmacy and demanded scheduled narcotics from employees in a takeover-style attempted robbery. The suspects fled the store to an awaiting white Dodge Charger. The Dodge Charger fled the scene at a high rate of speed northbound on Oakman, where it struck the rear of a police vehicle before becoming disabled. The occupants of the Dodge Charger then fled on foot into the neighborhood.arabamericannews.com
Driver crashes into building in Southwest Michigan, airlifted to hospital
THREE RIVERS, MI – Three people were injured early Saturday, Sept. 10 after a vehicle crashed into a building in downtown Three Rivers. Police officers arriving to the scene around 3 a.m. found a Dodge Charger lodged in a building, a news release said. The driver was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital to be treated for injuries. Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation. More on MLive:Man dies in head-on crash in Southwest MichiganBicyclist injured after being struck by vehicle in Ottawa County2 Huron County men arrested during bust face drug trafficking chargesmlive.com
Shooting at hospital connected to I-94 shooting on Detroit’s east side
More than a dozen shots were fired into a crowd outside Ascension St. John Hospital on Moross Road, officials say. Police are now connecting the shooting at the hospital to another shooting that happened on I-94 Monday (June 13) afternoon.
Jackson man stole vehicle from gas station, crashed it into a tree, police say
JACKSON, MI -- A car stolen from a gas station parking lot was found less than a mile away, crashed into a tree, police said. At about 6:56 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, an officer from the Jackson Police Department responded to a traffic crash report in the 400 block of Page Avenue. When he arrived at the scene, the officer found an unoccupied Dodge Charger that had crashed into a tree, police said. Surveillance footage from the gas station showed what appeared to be a young man get into the vehicle and drive off, police said. More from the Jackson Citizen Patriot:Entrapment hearing begins for Jackson men accused in Whitmer kidnapping plot“How do I get my fan mail?” Accused Oxford High shooter’s jail messages revealed in court‘No rational basis’ to end Michigan State’s vaccine mandate over natural immunity, judge rulesMissing Jackson woman last seen near Kalamazoo, police saymlive.com
Police release name of bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – Police released the name of the bicyclist hit by a car that fled the scene. Charles Lynn Markwell, 73, was hit and killed Nov. 7 while riding his bicycle on Gull Road near Sprinkle Road, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said. Related: Police find yellow Dodge Charger from hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist near KalamazooThe driver was in a yellow Dodge Charger and left the scene, police said. Police asked anyone with information to contact Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department at 269-383-8748 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com. More from MLive:Police release name of man fatally shot in 16-hour standoffRemains found in Barry County woods identified as those of missing man1 dead, 1 injured in head-on crash in Southwest Michiganmlive.com
Off-duty Detroit cop suspended, fled police after crash involving stolen car from Ohio
DETROIT -- An officer with the Detroit Police Department was suspended this week after he was arrested early Sunday morning by members of the same department. The officer was riding as the passenger in a Dodge Charger early Sunday morning that was seen speeding by police. After arresting the man, police learned he was a fellow officer and that the car he was riding in was stolen out of Ohio. The car was reported stolen “several months prior,” but had been retagged using a different vehicle identification number. The officer was initially suspended with pay following his arrest, but Chief James White is petitioning the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners to have the suspended officer’s wages withheld.mlive.com
CPD officer hit by vehicle while directing traffic in the Loop
Chicago police are investigating after a Dodge Charger hit an on-duty officer early Thursday in the Loop. Officials say two guns were recovered from the Charger, and its driver was thought to be under the influence of alcohol.chicagotribune.com
Chief releases details on officer-involved fatal shooting during street racing
Undercover officers were monitoring an illegal street racing gathering from inside an unmarked vehicle when one of them “was faced with a life-and-death situation where fatal force was initiated,” Acting Detroit Police Chief James White said during a news conference Monday afternoon. The Charger was “drifting in circles” at high speeds with three male passengers sitting on the windows with their torsos outside the vehicle, White said. The male driver lost control, regained control and continued to drift before losing control again, resulting in the crash. When the Charger struck the driver’s side of the undercover vehicle, one of the passengers was ejected, White said. The impact also caused the siren to sound from the undercover vehicle.mlive.com
Man fatally shot by police after firing at undercover officers during street racing
DETROIT – A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting at an illegal street racing event in Detroit late Sunday night, FOX 2 Detroit reports. The man, whose identity has not been released, was a passenger in a stolen blue Dodge Charger that was doing in donuts where several hundred people were gathered on the city’s east side for illegal street racing and drifting, the TV station reports. Undercover officers were at the scene in an unmarked police vehicle doing surveillance. The Charger crashed into their unmarked police vehicle, the report said. The man then allegedly got out with a firearm in hand and fired three to four shots at the undercover officers before he was fatally shot by one of the officers.mlive.com
3 accused of making, passing counterfeit bills at West Michigan stores
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Three people are accused of making counterfeit money that was passed at area stores, including Home Depot, Meijer and Walgreens, to obtain thousands of dollars. The defendants have been accused in a six-count indictment alleging conspiracy to make and pass counterfeit U.S. currency. The indictment said that Vasquez that day passed $1,000 in counterfeit $50 bills to buy $970.98 in merchandise at the Meijer store in Walker. Two days later, he allegedly passed $1,300 in counterfeit bills to buy $1,272.78 in merchandise at the Home Depot in Kentwood, the indictment said. On Jan. 9, Vasquez passed $1,300 in counterfeit $50 bills at the Home Depot in Walker before his co-defendants tried to return most of the merchandise for a refund, the indictment.mlive.com
Driver in stolen car passes trooper on Michigan freeway at 120 mph, crashes into garbage truck
Dash cam footage captured by a trooper with the Michigan State Police and a private citizen shows the moments just before a stolen Dodge Charger crashed into an SUV and a garbage truck Tuesday afternoon. According to Michigan State Police, the Charger passed the trooper around 12:23 p.m. while she was sitting on the shoulder of northbound I-75 and Holbrook. Police estimate the car passed the trooper “in excess of 120 mph.” The video from the MSP dash cam starts just as the Charger passes the trooper and moments later, in the distance, the car can be seen losing control and darting across several lanes of traffic. At that point, the trooper drives toward the Charger and comes upon the scene where the three vehicles involved have crashed. READ MORE:Bank robbery suspect fleeing police crashes on U.S. 23, closing freewayHGTV star ‘scammed’ after buying house in Michigan, made $60K in improvementsJailed Michigan restaurant owner wins freedommlive.com
20-year-old man charged in crash that killed 9-year-old boy on ATV
DETROIT -- A 20-year-old Roseville man has been charged in connection with the death of a 9-year-old boy who was killed Saturday after being hit by a car while riding his ATV. According to the Associated Press, Daveon Hardiman was charged Monday with one count of reckless driving causing death. Hardiman was allegedly behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger that was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street at a high rate of speed when he hit Mai’Juan Calderin. Witnesses reported seeing Hardiman driving the car and allegedly attempting to flee the scene after hitting Calderin, but other drivers blocked his car in until police arrived. Bond was set at $50,000 and Hardiman is expected back in court on March 31.mlive.com
Young child riding a 4-wheeler hit by a car and killed on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – A child riding a four-wheeler on Detroit’s east side was struck by a car and killed Saturday. According to authorities, it happened just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of Andover Street and Lantz Avenue, just east of John R.Police said the boy was 8 or 9 years old and was struck by a man driving a Dodge Charger the wrong way down a one-way street. UPDATE: 9-year-old boy killed in Detroit by car driving wrong direction on one-way streetBoth the driver and passenger in the Dodge Charge were taken into police custody. AdAnyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
2 taken into custody after police pursuit through Detroit
DETROIT – Michigan State Police released footage of a Friday night police pursuit through the streets of Detroit. According to authorities, two people pointed weapons at a Detroit police officers and drove off in a Dodge Charger. Police said the pursuit began just after 10:30 p.m near the intersection of Evergreen Road and I-96. The pursuit ended when the Charger ran a stop sign near the intersection of Kentfield Street and I-96 and struck a DPD cruiser. MSP said the Dodge Charger was confirmed stolen and a stolen handgun was also recovered.
Ride-share driver shot during carjacking in West Garfield Park
About 1:30 p.m., the driver had just dropped off a passenger in the 5200 block of Maypole Avenue when his customer tried to hijack his black Dodge Charger, and then fired shots at him, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokeswoman.chicagotribune.com
Man on parole speeding 155 mph in Detroit arrested for reckless driving
Police say the man was speeding on the Lodge Freeway near 8 Mile inside of a Dodge Charger. DETROIT – A man on parole was arrested and jailed Friday after speeding 155 mph in a 55 mph driving zone. Police say the man was speeding on the Lodge Freeway near 8 Mile inside of a Dodge Charger. He was arrested for reckless driving and is being held in the Detroit Detention Center while the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office reviews the case. After searching the man’s vehicle police found a loaded handgun inside of it.
3 dead after shooting on I-96 in Detroit: What we know
DETROIT – Witnesses reported two vehicles exchanging gunfire while speeding down I-96 about 10 p.m. Monday. One of them was struck by another vehicle on I-96 while trying to flee the scene of the crash on foot. The vehicles -- a Dodge Charger and a Dodge SUV -- eventually crashed along the westbound I-96 express lanes near Schaefer Highway. The third victim was in the other vehicle involved in the shooting. However, another vehicle, that was not involved in the shooting or crash, ended up fatally striking this person.
Detroit police seek 3 men wanted for carjacking, separate shooting
DETROIT – Police are searching for three men wanted in connection with a carjacking and separate shooting that happened in the 24500 block of West Eight Mile Road in Detroit on the city’s west side. Police say after being shot the victim stumbled a short distance through the parking lot and collapsed on the ground. Then the shooter returned to the Dodge Charger while the second armed carjacker ran east through the parking lot to an unknown area. Police describe the first carjacker as a Black man wearing a mask, all black clothing and armed with an AK-47. AdRead more:Photos from parking lot where crimes took placeThe Dodge Charger the three carjackers were initially spotted in.
Chicago man charged with reckless homicide after two die in Aurora crash
One person from the Dodge Charger was killed in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, police said. A second person was in critical condition and was taken to an Aurora hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving, according to police.chicagotribune.com
Men wanted for Wilmette bank robbery linked to two other heists on same day in Lombard, Naperville
The FBI and Naperville police say this neon green Dodge Charger is believed to be the getaway vehicle used by two men accused of trying to rob a bank in Naperville and successfully robbing banks in Lombard and Wilmette, all on Monday. (FBI / HANDOUT)chicagotribune.com
If you own a Dodge Charger or Challenger you’ll want to take steps to protect it from thieves, Sterling Heights police say
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – The police department in Sterling Heights is warning everyone in Metro Detroit who owns a Dodge Charger or Dodge Challenger to lock it up. READ: Thieves jump through sunroof to steal car in DearbornOn Monday night, a Sterling Heights police officer saw what he thought might be a stolen Dodge Charger. The stolen Charger came close to going 90 miles per hour on Metro Parkway. In Sterling Heights, there have been four of those quick pursuits in just the past 10 days. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, Challengers and Chargers are ranked as some of the most stolen vehicles in the country.
Thieves jump through sunroof to steal car in Dearborn
DEARBORN, Mich. – Ahamad Alsaidi said while he was inside on Sept. 28, thieves were outside trying to break into his white Dodge Challenger. He always locks his car doors and takes the key fob with him to keep people from stealing it. “We’d seen the car wasn’t in the driveway on the camera. It took them 3 minutes, to get the sunroof open. He said the thieves took his car on a joy ride and crashed it.
Fleeing driver crashes Dodge Charger into wall on I-196 entrance ramp
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – A driver fleeing police late Tuesday, Sept. 30, crashed a Dodge Charger on the Baldwin Street entrance ramp to eastbound I-196. After a brief pursuit, the driver crashed into a cement wall on the Baldwin Street entrance ramp to the expressway. The Charger came to a stop partially blocking the right lane of eastbound I-196, police said. The driver, who was not hurt, had multiple outstanding warrants and faces news charges for allegedly fleeing police. The entrance ramp and the right lane of eastbound I-196 were closed for about an hour.mlive.com
2-year-old among 3 people injured in collision on Davision Street
DETROIT Detroit police said three people, including a 2-year-old girl, were injured in a collision Tuesday in the 2200 block of Davison Street. Police said the 2-year-old and her 22-year-old mother are listed in critical and stable condition respectively. The person, who was driving a 16-wheel semi, is also listed in critical condition. A preliminary investigation indicated the girls mother was driving an orange Dodge Charger traveling east on Davison when she collided with the semi as it traveled west. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department Fatal Squad at 313-596-2280 or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK UP.
Detroit public schools police officer hospitalized after being pinned by car
DETROIT – A Detroit public schools police officer has been rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car that was doing donuts. It happened Tuesday night in the parking lot of Cass Technical High School. Officials aid a green Dodge Charger was doing donuts in the parking lot. Officers initiated a traffic stop and when an officer stepped out of the vehicle to approach the Charger, the suspect vehicle allegedly pinned the officer against the police cruiser. The driver is in police custody and the passenger of that vehicle is being questioned by police.
Detroit public schools police officer hospitalized after being pinned by car
Detroit public schools police officer hospitalized after being pinned by carPublished: August 4, 2020, 11:23 pmA Detroit public schools police officer has been rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car that was doing donuts.
Detroit police seek driver who lost control doing donuts, injured 3 people
DETROIT Police are seeking the driver of a gray Dodge Charger who allegedly injured three people early Monday morning. According to officials at about 2:10 a.m. the three individuals were watching the unknown driver of the Dodge Charger do donuts in the area of Livernois and West Warren Avenue. Police say the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the three pedestrians and then fled south on Livernois. All three victims were taken to the hospital -- two were listed in critical condition and one was listed in temporary serious condition. Anyone with information can contact the Detroit Police Departments Fatal Squad at 313-596-2280 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Waterford Township man charged after impersonating police officer
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. A Waterford Township man has been charged after impersonating a police officer in Oakland County. Charles Molina, 22, was arrested after an Oakland County Sheriffs Deputy encountered the man and his vehicle equipped to impersonate a police vehicle on Tuesday. Charles Molina, 22, of Waterford Township is accused of impersonating a police officer after Oakland County deputies discovered him driving a vehicle equipped to impersonate a police vehicle on July 21, 2020. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)Charles Molina, 22, of Waterford Township is accused of impersonating a police officer after Oakland County deputies discovered him driving a vehicle equipped to impersonate a police vehicle on July 21, 2020. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)MORE: Local News
2 arrested in Somerset Mall carjacking
TROY, Mich. – Two people are in police custody after allegedly hijacking a vehicle outside of Somerset Mall on Thursday morning. Police say at about 7:30 a.m. two males were approached by four people in a silver Nissan when exiting the mall. Two suspects took the victims’ 2016 black Dodge Charger and fled the scene while the other two suspects fled the scene in the Nissan. A black 2016 Dodge Charger was hijacked from two people at Somerset Mall on the morning of July 23, 2020. The two suspects from Tennessee are being housed at the Jackson County Jail and are expected to be arraigned soon.
Detroit police seek to identify suspects in carjacking on city’s east side
DETROIT – Police are looking for three people wanted in connection to an carjacking early Sunday morning. According to authorities, it happened at about 3:30 a.m. at a gas station in the 11800 block of Conner Street. Police said a three people approached a 20-year-old man who was pumping gas and demanded his 2011 Dodge Charger at gunpoint. Police said one suspect entered the Dodge and drove south on Conner Street and the other two suspects followed in a 2017 silver Chevrolet Impala. One of the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and fled south on Conner with the remaining two suspects following in a silver 2017 Chevy Impala.
Watch Local 4 News at Noon -- June 17, 2020
DETROIT Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at Noon:West Bloomfield shooting: 1 killed, 2 injured at home on Chase CourtA short time after the first 911 call was made, a second 911 call was made from another homeowner on the block who said he had been shot. He told police that he believed he shot another person. A third 911 call was made to report a dark colored Dodge Charger was spotted leaving the area, police said.
Timeline of Wednesdays fatal West Bloomfield shooting
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. Police are looking for answers after a deadly shooting in a quiet West Bloomfield neighborhood Wednesday morning. Police said 10 shots were fired in the driveway of a home in the 6000 block of Chase Court, near 12 Mile and Halsted roads. READ: Police investigating after 1 killed, 2 injured in shooting at West Bloomfield home1:08 a.m. -- Homeowner returns home from work1:11 a.m. -- A black Dodge Charger drives by. 1:15 a.m. -- First West Bloomfield Police cruiser arrives. 1:17 a.m. -- Second West Bloomfield police cruiser arrives.
Detroit police investigate fatal shooting on city’s west side
DETROIT – A 25-year-old man was shot and killed in Detroit on Tuesday night. Police say the victim was inside a white Dodge Charger and speaking with an unknown suspect inside a green Dodge Charger in the 19300 block of Winston street around 10:25 p.m. The suspect allegedly fired shots at the victim and fled southbound toward 7 Mile Road. The victim drove off and hit a parked vehicle, officials say. Anyone with information can contact Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Driver flees the scene of a car crash that killed 2 men in Detroit
DETROIT A car crash resulted in two fatalities in Detroit around 11:49 a.m. on Sunday. UPDATE: Detroit police arrest suspect in double fatal hit-and-runPolice say two men in their 20s were traveling southbound on Baylis Street in a blue 2001 Pontiac Sunfire when they were struck by another vehicle. A gray 2017 Dodge Charger was traveling at a high speed on Pilgrim Street and collided with the victims, causing the Charger to flip over, officials said. The driver of the Charger fled the scene on foot heading east on Pilgrim Street. Anyone with information can contact the Detroit Police Departments Fatal Squad Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Woman facing charges after crash
A Flat Rock woman is facing possible arrest on charges of leaving the scene of an accident Tuesday on I-275 south of Will Carleton Rd. A Flat Rock woman is facing possible arrest on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and outstanding warrants on after the 2016 Dodge Charger she was a passenger in was rear-ended by another car while driving south on I-275 south of Will Carleton Rd. The man told deputies he was approached by the woman who told him she was not injured and then she left the scene. Deputies requested Huron Township Police contact the woman for a statement about the accident. The woman, 24, told police she was a passenger in the Charger and that a friend of hers drove the vehicle.monroenews.com
Police trying to determine if fake officer stopped Metro Detroit drivers
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Police are trying to determine if a man impersonating an officer pulled people over in Metro Detroit. The 37-year-old Flat Rock man was pulled over around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on northbound I-75 near Lapeer Road in Auburn Hills. That's why we're asking for help from the public to contact us," said Auburn Hills Police Lt. Ryan Gagnon. An Auburn Hills officer noticed a loss prevention badge next to the laptop. Anyone who has encountered this man on the road is asked to call Auburn Hills police at 248-370-9460.
VIDEO: Thieves steal multiple cars from dealership on Detroit's west side
DETROIT - Police are looking for multiple suspects after several cars were stolen from a dealership in Detroit. According to authorities, Dymix Used Autos on Freeland Street, just south of West Chicago Street, had seven cars stolen from the dealership's garage. The thieves took a Dodge Charger and used it to pry their way inside the garage. He said once the thieves created a pathway, the vehiclers were taken in about 30 minutes. It's a huge financial loss for the dealership, but the business plans to stick around and increase security to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Detroit auto dealer decides not to press charges after stolen Dodge Charger returned
DETROIT - A young driver who sped off with a stolen Dodge Charger won't face any legal trouble after catching a major break from a Detroit auto dealer. Last week, a man came looking for a car, but it appears as though he had no intention of paying for a 2008 Charger. Surveillance video shows the man taking off. After a quick check of the surveillance video and talking, the owner and salesman recalled someone calling the same day and asking about the car. He was able to locate the Charger in the same condition it was in when it was stolen.
Injured driver charged with murder in Taylor crash with semi truck that killed his passengers
Heather Hutchinson and Zachary Rich were killed in a crasn at Telegraph and Northline roads in Taylor. (WDIV)TAYLOR, Mich. - The injured driver who sped through a red light and crashed into a semi truck in Taylor is facing murder charges in the deaths of his two passengers, officials said. The semi truck came to rest on the southwest curb of the intersection. The driver of the semi truck had minor injuries, officials said. Here's surveillance video of the crash:A semi truck and a car were involved in a crash May 28, 2019, at Telegraph and Northline roads in Taylor.
Blake Bacho: Charger holds memories beyond its miles
"As my Charger clicks ever closer to 130,000 miles, I worry more and more about it suddenly throwing in the towel," Blake says about his Dodge. This is the car that Kate and I drove to South Carolina for our honeymoon. No matter how hard I fought to cinch the straps on that car seat, I still worried it wasnt secure enough. As the tow truck took my Charger away that night, I really didnt think Id ever drive it again. As my Charger clicks ever closer to 130,000 miles, I worry more and more about it suddenly throwing in the towel.monroenews.com
Car pulled from lake after chase
Photos by Renee LanduytThe Dodge Charger being lifted out of the marina. GROSSE POINTE FARMS Arou...An active subscription to the Grosse Pointe News is required to view this article. Please login or purchase a subscription by clicking here. Subscribers who want to reset their password can click heregrossepointenews.com