Attempted burglars unable to break into Livonia gun store
LIVONIA, Mich. – Police are looking for would-be burglars after a failed burglary at a Livonia gun store. According to authorities, someone attempted to break into Uncoiled Firearms and Gun Range, located near the intersection of Middlebelt and Schoolcraft roads, Thursday morning, but were unable to get inside the building after throwing a rock at a window. Police said no inventory went missing. Surveillance video of the incident can be seen below. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Livonia Police Department at 734-466-2470.
1 person shot, killed outside restaurant in Inkster
INKSTER, Mich. – One person was shot and killed Friday night outside a restaurant on Middlebelt Road in Inkster. Shots were fired at Moe’s Fish & Chicken between Michigan Avenue and Cherry Hill Road. Witnesses reported gunfire while several customers lined up outside the restaurant. Police have not released any information about a suspect. You can watch the report in the video above.
Couple accused of Metro Detroit crime spree, bringing their children with them
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – A couple was arrested by Farmington Hills police Wednesday, accused of breaking into about 30 businesses across Metro Detroit. The man and woman have children together and police said they brought the children with them in their car while they committed crimes. The officer knew there were people breaking into multiple businesses, night after night, and he stopped the car. Police said a hammer was found inside the car and the couple admitted they had been spending nights driving with their children, breaking into businesses and grabbing about $100 each time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at 248-871-2610.
3 young boys reported missing from Livonia hotel found safe
Michigan State Police are looking for three missing children taken from a hotel in Livonia. Officials say three young boys -- Peyton King, Mikha Pharmes and Ty-Reem Eugene Pharmes -- were taken from the Hampton Inn near Schoolcraft and Middlebelt Road. Peyton King was last seen wearing a black jacket, white and black sweatpants and a red t-shirt. Mikha Pharmes was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray sweatpants and a green t-shirt. Ty-Reem Pharmes was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray sweatpants and a green t-shirt.
VIDEO: Farmington Hills gas station shot up, police seek shooter
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at a Farmington Hills gas station Saturday night. Police said it happened just before 11:45 p.m. at the Shell gas station located near the intersection of Northwestern Highway and Middlebelt Road. The suspect vehicle fled eastbound on Northwestern Highway. Surveillance video from the gas station can be seen above. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at 248-871-2610.
Ground search underway in Huron Township for missing 69-year-old man
HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials are conducting a ground search for a missing 69-year-old man in Huron Township on Wednesday. He was last seen wearing black and yellow colored pajama pants and black and white tennis shoes. The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is conducting a ground search beginning in the area of King and Middlebelt roads, officials said Wednesday. The departments is asking the public not to approach the Huron Township Mounted Unit or the K9 Unit as they lead the search. GROUND SEARCH: The Huron Township Department of Public Safety will be conducting a ground search for a missing person,... Posted by Huron Township Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, September 30, 2020More News
Huron Township police looking for 69-year-old man who is missing after walking to a store
HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are looking for a missing 69-year-old man. Raymond Foster was last seen on Tuesday in the 19600 block of Middlebelt Road in Huron Township. Police said he was wearing yellow and black pajama-style pants. He was also wearing black and white tennis shoes. Anyone with information should contact the Huron Township Department of Public Safety Emergency Dispatch Center at 734-753-4400.
Maple, Middlebelt intersection in West Bloomfield Township reopens with roundabout complete
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has opened the Maple Road and Middlebelt Road intersection in West Bloomfield Township, which had been closed for the completion of the roundabout at the intersection. The roundabout was opened for the winter, with work resuming in the spring. For the work this year, Maple Road has been closed at Middlebelt Road. The approximately $6.6 million safety-improvement project was funded with a mix of federal and local dollars. Local funding was shared by RCOC, West Bloomfield Township and Oakland County general government through the Tri-Party Program.
Driver killed when car crashes into semi truck on Van Born Road in Westland
WESTLAND, Mich. – A driver was killed Tuesday morning when a car crashed into the back of a semi truck on Van Born Road near Middlebelt Road in Westland. No other injuries have been reported. The road was closed during an investigation into the crash.
Pasture bedtime? Police return horse found standing in road in West Bloomfield
DETROIT – There will be no horsin’ around after dark, especially in West Bloomfield. Police in West Bloomfield found a horse just standing in the middle of Middlebelt Road near Maple Road early Wednesday morning. Officers took the horse down the old town road, back to its pasture. Nothing to see here. When reached for comment, the horse said it wasn’t trying to “stirrup any trouble.” Sure, horse.
Farmington Hills police seek ‘suspicious person’ who followed child home from bus stop
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Police in Farmington Hills are working to track down a person who is suspected of following a child home Monday evening in the area of Willow Lane and List Street. Police said a report was made about a “suspicious person” who followed the child home about 4:30 p.m. The child got off of a bus and was followed home from the bus stop by the unknown person on foot, according to the police report. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at 248-871-2610. More: Farmington Hills News
1 dead, 1 injured in head-on collision on Middlebelt Road in West Bloomfield Township
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – One driver was killed and another was injured Friday in a head-on collision on Middlebelt Road in West Bloomfield Township, police said. The crash happened around 11 a.m. Friday on Middlebelt Road just north of Long Lake Road, according to authorities. Police said a 73-year-old man was driving south on Middlebelt Road when he crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on. The 73-year-old was transported in critical condition and pronounced dead at the hospital. Middlebelt Road was closed between Shore Hill Drive and Long Lake Road, but it has since reopened.
WATCH: Shootout starts in parking lot of Inkster gas station
INKSTER, Mich. – Surveillance video shows a shootout that started Wednesday night in a gas station parking lot in Inkster. As a blue car was pulling out of the parking lot of the Citgo at Michigan Avenue and Middlebelt Road, someone opened fire on a white SUV parked at a pump, causing other customers to duck for cover. Police caught up with the blue car in a nearby neighborhood. Police said one person was taken into custody, and several guns were recovered. Police are still searching for the other people involved.
A look back at the top stories of the week
Beautiful Pure Michigan shot at Grand Haven State Park -- @oskoianphotography/InstagramHappy Saturday! It's going to be a glorious weekend around Metro Detroit! It was another busy week in Metro Detroit -- let's look back at the top stories:This story was absolutely heartbreaking to follow this week. A devastated Detroit community came together Wednesday to remember Emma Hernandez, a 9-year-old girl who was killed by three dogs in Southwest Detroit. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29.
5 hurt, including infant, in Inkster crash caused by suspected drunk driver, police say
INKSTER, Mich. – Three adults and two children were hurt in Inkster on Friday night in a crash that appears to have been caused by a drunken driver, police said. Three vehicles were involved in the wreck, which took place near the intersection of Middlebelt Road and Michigan Avenue. The Inkster Police Department and the Michigan State Police are looking into the circumstances of the crash. Investigators said the driver of a Pontiac G-6 smashed into a minivan and an SUV. As of just after 11 p.m., the Pontiac G-6 was spotted on a tow truck, with debris from the collision still littering the roadway.