VIDEO: Police seek suspected carjacker on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Police are looking for a suspected carjacker after an armed robbery on Detroit’s east side. Police said that as he waited, a man approached on foot, entered the victim’s Nissan Altima, produced a weapon and ordered the victim out of the vehicle. Video of the suspected carjacker can be seen above. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2555, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Man wanted by Detroit police for larceny at store
Police are searching for this man wanted in connection with a larceny. DETROIT – Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a larceny that happened Dec. 29 at 10:30 a.m. inside a store in the 17100 block of Harper Avenue in Detroit. Police say the man walked into the store and put an unknown amount of energy drinks inside of a black backpack. After the theft he fled the store on foot and was last spotted walking on Harper Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct at 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Woman, 33, accused of stealing package of gifts for families in need from Detroit home
DETROIT – A woman accused of stealing a package of gifts from the front porch of a Detroit home has been arrested. Harris says the package was not for her, but rather included gifts for families in need who she is helping this holiday season. It finally came and it was stolen,” Harris said. More: Detroit woman says package stolen from her home was for families in needThe homeowner’s new Ring doorbell caught the theft on camera. Detroit police have since arrested 33-year-old Sade Scott, who is believed to have stolen Harris’ package.
Police search for man in connection with assault, larceny on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Police are looking for a man in connection with assault and larceny on Detroit’s east side. He is described as a Black man, dark complexion, between the ages of 20-30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 180 pounds with short hair. He was last seen wearing a black mask, green North Face hoodie and dark pants. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up. More: Detroit crime news
Social media post helps Allen Park police catch suspected car thief
ALLEN PARK, Mich. – A photo of a suspected car thief posted to Facebook helped police in Allen Park apprehend the suspect 20 minutes later. The suspected thief used the victim’s car keys to locate the car while the victim was working at Fairlane Mall and had no idea the car was being taken. Police said the suspect found the victim’s jacket and took the keys to his 2014 Buick Regal. Allen Park police had surveillance video of the suspect and one clear image. Police said Strunk was remorseful but would only say he left the car in Ecorse with the keys still inside.
Police search for 2 suspects accused of stealing from vehicles on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Police are investigating after two men stole from vehicles on Detroit’s east side. The theft happened on Oct. 19 at 11:55 p.m. in the 9100 block of Gratiot and again on Oct. 20 in the 100 block of Riopelle at 4:30 a.m.Police said two men exited a white 2010-2012 Chevy Impala, broke into vehicles and stolen items out of them. Police said they believe the suspects are the same in both incidents. Anyone with information should contact the Detroit Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit by calling 313-596-2555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. READ: More local crime coverage
Oakland County deputies seeking 2 people in stealing wallet from 77-year-old woman in Rochester Hills
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two people they said stole a wallet out of a 77-year-old woman’s purse in Rochester Hills. Deputies said the two individuals worked together to cause a distraction at a large retail store before taking the wallet. Deputies said the individuals then proceeded to drive to a nearby store and used the credit cards from the wallet. One individual is described by deputies as a White man wearing a red sweater and blue jeans, a mask covering his face and spoke with an accent. The other individual is described as a White man wearing an orange and black shirt with blue jeans and a mask covering his face.
Bench warrant issued for former Macomb County clerk Karen Spranger
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – A bench warrant had been issued for former Macomb County clerk Karen Spranger on Sept. 10 after she failed failed to appear for a review hearing. Spranger pleaded no contest to a lesser charge in a case accusing her of stealing money from a 78-year-old woman in her care. She was also ordered to immediately pay $1,660 in restitution -- the amount she was accused of stealing from the woman. Pictures from a Chase Bank in January 2019 showed Spranger making the withdrawals allegedly without permission from the victim. Spranger was accused of assaulting the woman when she was confronted but was not charged with assault.
Dearborn police seeking man in connection with stolen cellphones
DEARBORN, Mich. Dearborn police are investigating after cellphones were reported stolen Sunday at a kiosk at the Dearborn Fresh Supermarket in the 13000 block of Colson Street. The incident was captured on video. It is important that anyone able to identify this individual contact the Dearborn Police Department. Crimes of this nature have an adverse impact on not only the retailers, but our community as well," said Police Chief Ronald Haddad. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dearborn Police Department at 313-943-2241 or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK UP.
VIDEO: Police seek culprits in Clinton Township burglary
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Police in Clinton Township are looking for two people wanted in connection to a Tuesday burglary. According to authorities, at about 3:15 a.m., two people broke into a business located on Gratiot Avenue, near 14 Mile Road. Police said they stole various electronic items. Surveillance video of the burglary can be seen above. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clinton Township Police Department at 586-493-7854.
Karen Spranger pleads no contest to lesser charge in larceny case
Former Macomb County clerk Karen Spranger has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge in a case accusing her of stealing money from a 78-year-old woman. Spranger was charged with larceny, which is a felony, but pleaded no contest Wednesday to the lesser misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace. Pictures from a Chase Bank in January 2019 show Spranger making the withdrawals allegedly without permission from the victim. In all, the Macomb County prosecutor said Spranger made eight withdrawals worth $1,660 between Jan. 1 and Jan. 8. Spranger was also accused of assaulting that 78-year-old woman when she confronted Spranger about the money.
Grand Traverse County jail administrator charged with criminal sexual conduct, other felonies
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. A Grand Traverse County jail administrator was arrested Thursday, charged with multiple felonies, including criminal sexual conduct and embezzlement. The arrest and charges come after an investigation by the Grand Traverse County Sheriffs Office. According to a press release, 48-year-old Todd Ritter, of Lake Ann, is charged with embezzlement by a public official over $50, larceny in a building, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, common law offenses - misconduct in office and willful neglect on duty. Reports of Ritters unprofessional conduct were initially examined in April 2019 by the county sheriffs office, placing him on administrative leave. Michigan State Police conducted an investigation following the county and the case was reviewed by the Attorney Generals office in April 2020Ritter is scheduled for an arraignment Friday.
Man faces 12 felony charges following alleged crime spree in Wyandotte
WYANDOTTE, Mich. A 33-year-old man is facing more than a dozen felony charges after an alleged crime spree that included two late-night break-ins and a chase in which he escaped police, according to authorities. Boyers alleged crime spree came to an end on Wednesday when he was spotted by police near a scrapyard. An officer shot a taser at Boyer through the passenger side window of the truck, striking him and bringing him down. Boyer is accused of climbing through the window of a Wyandotte home while a family slept on Saturday, according to police. After the home invasions, Boyer stole a car and led Wyandotte officers on a chase, police said.
Man charged with 12 felonies in suspected crime spree in Wyandotte
WYANDOTTE, Mich. Saturday, 33-year-old Dwyane Andrew Boyer stood in front of Judge Elizabeth Disanto inside the 27th District Court in Wyandotte. Those charges are 12 counts, including larceny, unlawful driving away in a motor vehicle, breaking and entering and several assaulting police officer charges. Local 4 first told you about Boyer after police said he went on a crime spree. Recently, police said Boyer climbed through the window of a Wyandotte home while the family inside was sleeping. He jumped into a dump truck and stole the truck, Hamilton said.
VIDEO: Police seek burglar after tools, cash stolen from Detroit car wash
DETROIT Police are asking for help identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a breaking and entering that that occurred on Detroits citys east side. According to authorities, just after midnight Sunday, someone broke into the car wash located in the 14600 block of East Jefferson Avenue, near Philip Street. Police said once the culprit cut the lock and chain off the back door, they took tools, an undisclosed amount of money and miscellaneous items from the location before leaving on foot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Detroit police seek thieves who targeted first responder, Army vet
The victims were talking to each other on the phone at the time when the thieves targeted their vehicle parked on Grayfield Street, near Telegraph Road and I-96. The theft happened June 27 at about 7:30 a.m. Surveillance video from the scene shows the thieves were prepared and knew what the were doing. Richardson-Littleton had just finished her shift at Childrens Hospital of Michigan and was speaking to her husband as she drove home. Its very unnecessary, scary and unnecessary, Richardson-Littleton said. Everybody needs a good mechanic.Anyone with information is urged to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2200.
Roseville police seeking porch pirate caught on camera
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – Roseville police are seeking help to identify a larceny suspect who stole a package from a resident’s front porch on Tuesday. Police say the “porch pirate” was captured on camera (below) stealing a package in the 27000 block of Groveland Street around 5:35 p.m. The thief pulled up in front of the resident’s home in a small, dark colored sedan shortly after the resident’s package arrived, police say. The porch pirate is described as a man with a slim build and was wearing a red Adidas hooded sweatshirt and white jogging pants. Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to contact Roseville Police Detective Scicluna at 586-447-4510.
Contractor arrested for taking payments without completing jobs in Riverview
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – A contractor in Riverview has been arrested for taking money from residents for handyman services and never completing the jobs, police said. Vincent Matte Augostino, 52, was arrested Wednesday. Augostino is a contractor who operates under the name “A-1 Handyman,” officials said. On at least two occasions in 2019, Augostino collected money for jobs that he never completed, according to police. Riverview police had been searching for Augostino before Wednesday’s arrest.