Melvindale man moved to maximum security prison in Saudi Arabia after losing temper at Kaaba
Mohammed Salem traveled to the middle east to visit the Kaaba, a sacred building in Mecca when an argument in line led to his arrest, and now Local 4 has learned that he’s been moved to a higher-security prison.
7 police departments help arrest man who took girlfriend’s child after argument in Lincoln Park
Seven police departments helped arrest a man after he drove off with his girlfriend’s 2-year-old child during an argument in Lincoln Park and fled from officers at high speeds in three different cities, officials said.
Man steals ambulance, rams police vehicles during chase
MELVINDALE, MI – A police chase through Metro Detroit began when a man jumped behind the wheel of an ambulance while its crew was in a convenience store, WDIV Local 4 reports. The ambulance speed through the town and continued into Detroit and Southgate with police vehicles trailing it before being surrounded in Melvindale, the report said. Upon being surrounded, the ambulance allegedly rammed police vehicles, injuring one officer who was taken from the scene on a stretcher. One witness told WXYZ Detroit the chase looked like something out of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game or a movie. I cried,’ neighbor says after trooper fatally shoots man in West MichiganOfficer allegedly slain by son was 21-year police veteran, family manmlive.com
Wayne County announces new vaccination clinics for seniors
DETROIT – Wayne County announced it will open several vaccination clinics for residents 65 and older. According to county executive Warren Evans, the vaccination clinics for residents of Canton Township, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Inkster, Melvindale, Pontiac Romulus and the city of Wayne will begin Feb. 23. ”I’m pleased Wayne County is now in a position to begin vaccinating seniors,” Evans said. “I also want to thank the state of Michigan for working with Wayne County to ensure we have more doses to vaccinate our seniors more quickly. The vaccine distribution process is limited by the available vaccine -- of which no one is getting enough -- but Wayne County is putting shots in arms as fast as we get them.”More information can be found on the official Wayne County website here.
Half dozen new vaccination clinics to open in Wayne County
ORIGINAL STORY: Wayne County announces new vaccination clinics for seniors“I have really talked to a number of ladies, particularly that each and every one of them has indicated that, you know, they’re all waiting,” Coutilish said. “Up to now, particularly in Wayne community, everything has been located in the Detroit area with very little elsewhere,” Coutilish said. “I’m hopeful that they are now going to spread it around a little bit.”So far Wayne County has given out over 36,601 vaccines. “I also want to thank the state of Michigan for working with Wayne County to ensure we have more doses to vaccinate our seniors more quickly. The vaccine distribution process is limited by the available vaccine -- of which no one is getting enough -- but Wayne County is putting shots in arms as fast as we get them.”More information can be found on the official Wayne County website here.
Woman allegedly killed boyfriend, then her father tampered with evidence, authorities say
MELVINDALE, MI – A 22-year-old woman allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend, and then her father helped cover it up, authorities said. Pope’s father, Perry Pope, 44, is charged with tampering with evidence, accessory after the fact, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of felony firearm. Preaija Pope allegedly used a shotgun to shoot Robinson in the head on Oct. 21, 2020, authorities said. During the investigation, officers visited an apartment on the 430 block of Gale that Robinson shared with Preaija Pope, authorities said. It is also alleged that Perry Pope tampered with evidence at the crime scene and was an accessory after the fact to the shooting.mlive.com
Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy gives rave review of Melvindale’s Fredi The PizzaMan
MELVINDALE, Mich. – Dave Portnoy, from Barstool Sports, has spent years reviewing pizza places all across the country. A good review from him can send phones at pizza joints ringing off the hook. Fredi The PizzaMan in Melvindale recently received one of Portnoy’s highest ratings in a video released on Monday. Barstool Pizza Review - Fredi The PizzaMan (Melvindale, MI)To donate to Fredi's charity, go to https://t.co/h2283dBEOR pic.twitter.com/sYyMYAHx8a — Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) February 8, 2021Sold out!!! — Fredi The PizzaMan™️ (@FrediThePizzamn) February 9, 2021READ: Detroit Style Pizza in St. Clair Shores gets boost after celebrity’s rave review
22-year-old Melvindale woman charged in murder of boyfriend
The victim was found fatally shot in the head on Oct. 24, 2020 at around 10:24 p.m. in the 440 block of Gale Street in Melvindale. MELVINDALE, Mich. – Melvindale resident Preaija Pope, 22, has been charged in connection with the homicide of her boyfriend Timmy Robinson. The victim was found fatally shot in the head on Oct. 24, 2020 at around 10:24 p.m. in the 440 block of Gale Street in Melvindale. As part of the investigation police visited the apartment shared by the victim and his girlfriend in the 430 block of Gale in Melvindale. Her father was charged with tampering with evidence, accessory after the fact, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of felony firearm.
Pizzeria offering free slice to customers who lose betting on Michigan teams
MELVINDALE, MI -- Online sports betting is live across Michigan, finally opening the door for sports fans to try and make some money. Tickets, virtual or otherwise, from legal betting services will be accepted for the two days. The Michigan Gaming Control Board authorized the launch on Tuesday and betting is now live in Michigan as of noon. Providers include DraftKings, William Hill, FanDuel TwinSpires, Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Rush Street, BetMGM, Wynn and Barstool (sports betting only). “I used to bet back in the day so I’m just kind of excited that online is happening, We all remember 20 or 30 years ago betting the old school way, but betting online is pretty cool.mlive.com
Melvindale police seek assistance locating family of child found wandering
MELVINDALE, Mich. – The Melvindale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the family of a boy found wandering. “Anyone know this child? He was found wandering near Palmer and Oakwood,” asked the Melvindale Police Department in a Facebook post written Saturday morning. The police department did not provide additional details in the post. You can view a photo of the child below.
Beloved Melvindale teen dies after testing positive for COVID
MELVINDALE, Mich. – A popular young man was remembered by family and friends Wednesday night -- one day after passing away. The family of 18-year-old Austin Tanner says the teen contracted COVID-19 and was recovering at home when things took a turn for the worse Tuesday. Family and friends gathered outside of Tanner’s home to remember the well-loved teen. Tanner was a standout kid among his peers who loved everything and everyone -- and everyone seemed to love him. Donate: If you’d like to donate meals or make monetary donations to the family, If you’d like to donate meals or make monetary donations to the family, go here.
Chelsea soccer passes test with shutout win over state runner-up Melvindale
It’s been a big week for Chelsea’s boys soccer team and so far, so good. The Bulldogs couldn’t have dreamed of a better start to the season and added to their impressive 6-0 opening to the year by knocking off 2019 Division 2 state runner-up Melvindale Tuesday night. After a scoreless first half, the Bulldogs got going offensively with a goal from Adam Bahri, followed by a score from Jacob Schultz in the second half to help them pull away with 2-0 victory. The two rivals tied twice last season, but Dexter had the last laugh with a 1-0 win to decide the conference championship. More Ann Arbor-area scores:Ann Arbor Skyline 9, Temperance Bedford 0Dexter 6, Pinckney 0Saline 3, Monroe 1mlive.com
Wedding crashers steal every single gift from couple’s outdoor Melvindale wedding
MELVINDALE, Mich. – Wedding crashers spoiled a couple’s special day in Melvindale when they stole every single gift from the outdoor celebration. Alicia and Darreck Traylor got married Saturday night, transforming a field behind Darreck’s mother’s home into the perfect, COVID-19 safe venue. “It was beautiful.”“It was our day to make her a Traylor, give her my last name,” Darreck said. The couple wanted to get married last year, but Darreck got shot three times at a family member’s birthday party. But when the music stopped, every single gift -- including money -- was gone.
‘I need my child’ -- Melvindale mother holds out hope for daughter’s safe return
MELVINDALE, Mich. – Timika Street is a 36-years-old mother of two who has been missing for nearly half a year. “Her life pretty much was for those two daughters,” said her mother, Theresa Anderson. She is a family oriented person.”The mystery begins in Melvindale where Street was living with her mother on West Outer Drive. “Maybe she went and tried to seek some assistance at a shelter.”The Melvindale Police Department is investigating the case. Anyone with information or knows of Timika Street is asked to contact the department at 313-429-1040, ext.
Protesters call for change across Metro Detroit for third straight weekend
DETROIT Demonstrators across Metro Detroit called for change Sunday in the third straight weekend of protests. Protests against police brutality, racial injustice and marches to honor the memory of George Floyd were held in Detroit, Dearborn, Warren, Ann Arbor and more. 'Defund the police: What it means and why activists are calling for itIn Detroit, protesters returned to the DPD headquarters. Protesters gathered in front of the Harper Woods Police Department at 2 p.m. in a peaceful protest. The Pontiac United March took place at Pontiac City Hall.
Stolen truck with snow plow used to break into Melvindale gas station
MELVINDALE, Mich. – Police are investigating after a stolen truck with a snow plow on it was used to break into a Mobil gas station near Oakwood and Schaefer in Melvindale. Early Thursday morning at the Mobil gas station a couple men arrived in the truck. When that wasn’t enough, the two men put the vehicle in reverse and barreled through the front of the gas station. They almost hit the propane tank trying to smash into the gas station,” Mohamad Akhdar said. Akhdar runs the gas station.
High levels of black mold shut down Dearborn fire’s Melvindale station, forcing crew to sleep in trucks
MELVINDALE, Mich. – Dearborn firefighters who work inside Firehouse No. 5 in Melvindale had to sleep in their trucks last night after testing inside the firehouse revealed high levels of black mold, making it unsafe to breathe inside. UPDATE: Dearborn firefighters will move back into Fire Station No. Dearborn Firefighter’s Union head Jeffrey Lentz said the firefighter could not get rest in a truck all night, creating a safety hazard for them. In the meantime, firefighters at the Melvindale station will be housed at the Melvindale Recreation Center."
Here’s how Fredi the PizzaMan is helping with autism awareness
MELVINDALE, Mich. – Fredi the PizzaMan is open for lunch every day down in Melvindale right at the corner of Allen Road and Clarence Street. He started a non-profit called Fredi the PizzaMan Foundation. What’s a sensory room? Dobrovic wrote a letter to Fredi the PizzaMan Foundation asking for a sensory room for her son and Tiffany’s school and they were selected. Bello’s goal is to equip every school in Michigan with a sensory room.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Oct. 24, 2019
But there's actually a reason we're seeing more of these alerts -- and why we're likely to continue seeing them. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information to help find a Southfield woman who is missing in northern Michigan. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the bus stop on East Warren Avenue. Submit a news tipTell us what's happening in your community -- submit a news tip to Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit right here. Tweets by Local4NewsCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Melvindale resident sentenced for defrauding Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. - A Melvindale resident was sentenced Thursday to 70 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with an unemployment compensation scheme, United States Attorney Matthew Schneider announced Friday. Once Constantine falsely applied for the benefits, he would receive a prepaid debit card charged with unemployment insurance benefit funds and use them for his personal benefit. Constantine submitted 63 false claims that resulted in a loss to the agency of $188,946. Unemployment insurance is designed to provide benefits for employees who need money while they are out of work, Schneider said. People who abuse the system will pay the consequences.The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jihan Williams.