MSP issues search warrant for Genesee County home as part of Operation Candy Man
MSP is calling the investigation Operation Candy Man, a probe into the alleged issuance of illegal prescriptions for opioid drugs out of Lighthouse Medical Center, 8251 Eight Mile Road in Detroit. MSP Lt. Mike Shaw said alcohol and three firearms were among items found inside the clinic during a search Wednesday. The Metro Narcotics Enforcement Team executed search warrants in West Bloomfield, Van Buren Township, Detroit and Taylor, as well. MSP was assisted by Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Read more at The Flint Journal:16-year-old boy charged in crash that killed Flint police captainMan accused in fatal 2020 shooting outside Flint Township diner offered plea agreementJudge denies Flint man’s attempt to withdraw plea in firearms casemlive.com
I-94 remains closed in Detroit due to flood, progress being made; ‘You’re actually seeing pavement’
Progress has been made, but portions of I-94 near Detroit remain closed Monday after heavy rains flooded the area over the weekend leading many to abandon their cars on area freeways in order to seek safety. According to the Associated Press, Michigan State Police say efforts in Dearborn and Detroit were helping as pumps drained water from the freeway. You’re actually seeing pavement,” said MSP Lt. Mike Shaw. Many freeways in the area were closed over the weekend because areas with low elevation were completely impassable due to the floods. While the water removal continues, Michigan State Police are also hoping to reach anyone who abandoned their car to help them determine where it is and what to do next.mlive.com
Crews making progress on Metro Detroit flooding, but more rain could hinder efforts
DETROIT, MI - A day after heavy rains flooded Metro Detroit highways and left some motorists stranded, authorities are making some progress in bringing things back to normal. However, with more rain possible later Sunday, that progress is vulnerable, said 1st Lt. Mike Shaw, public information officer for Michigan State Police in Metro Detroit. Interstate 94, however, is still underwater and crews are still working to get the water to recede and recover submerged or stranded vehicles, he said. The department is working to educate drivers on the current situation, as well as working with local partners and using state resources under Gov. Read more:Detroit-area freeways flooded, littered with stranded cars, police saySevere storm chances increase for Michigan: hail, damaging winds, tornado riskGov.mlive.com
Detroit-area freeways flooded, littered with stranded cars, police say
DETROIT – Recent rain has caused several highways in the metro Detroit area to flood and strand motorists on the roads, according to Michigan State Police. Troopers have handled hundreds of calls related to freeway flooding and stranded or trapped vehicles on M-39, I-96 and I-94, which includes vehicles submerged or floating, and drivers driving into flood waters, according to MSP’s Twitter page. Troopers are continuing to check and remove vehicles from freeways, and MSP’s Marine Services Team is checking submerged vehicles to make sure they are empty. Heavy downpours with localized rainfall rates up to 1 inch per hour are possible and could lead to flooding, according to NWS Detroit. After clean-up, make sure electrical outlets are safe to use before restoring electrical power.mlive.com
Wrong truck was targeted in 2-year-old’s death, 2 men charged with murder
DETROIT – Two men allegedly misidentified a truck on I-75 and opened fired resulting in the death of a 2-year-old boy last week. “The Christian family were innocent victims.”Brison Christian, 2, was riding in the backseat of his family’s black truck on Thursday, June 17, when he was shot in the head; he later died at a local hospital. The family was driving from 9-year-old BJ Christian’s basketball practice; BJ was struck in his left arm. Brison Christian was pronounced dead at the hospital; BJ Christian was treated and released. I cried,’ neighbor says after trooper fatally shoots man in West MichiganOfficer allegedly slain by son was 21-year police veteran, family manmlive.com
Fence and car of bystanders damaged during high speed chase involving Detroit, state police
DETROIT – A high speed chase involving the Detroit Police Department and Michigan State Police came to an end with one officer’s cruiser T-boned. So I think they get stunned a little bit at first that we’re able to keep up with them,” Lt. Shaw added. “The suspect had ran a stop sign there and T-boned into a patrol car. That patrol car and the charger kind of went off into the area, hit a fence and a couple of parked cars that were parked over there,” said Lt. Shaw. Bognear is concerned about his fence and how close the chase came to hitting his home.
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‘Pray Day on the Highway’ Draws Clergy, Community to Silence Road Violence
Maurice “Pastor Mo” Hardwick from Live Peace Ministries said, “So the clergy is stepping up today, the community is stepping up today, we’ve got people here who lost loved-ones recently. And the prayer rally comes a week after a couple was shot while driving on 96 near Schafer. The rally drew a large crowd some mourning from the loss of a loved one in a senseless road attack. Others stand in sympathy while calling on a higher power to intercede and rid the stain of deadly road rage. Dr. Windell Anthony said, “Martin believed in prayer, before any march they had, they prayed.detroit.cbslocal.com
20 cows euthanized after semi-truck overturns on Michigan freeway
DETROIT – A semi-truck hauling livestock overturned on a Michigan freeway this week resulting in injuries that led to the euthanizations of 20 cows, the Detroit Free Press reports. There were 38 cows in the hauler; those that survived were returned to their owners, the report said. The incident occurred when the semi-truck rolled over on the ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound I-75 in Detroit at 3:10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. The freeway was closed for about 16 hours, the Free Press reports. RELATED: I-94 to I-75 ramp closed after semi-truck carrying 38 cows overturns in DetroitThe crash was likely due to speeding, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw told the Free Press.mlive.com
Pastor Calls For Prayer Rally In Response To Recent Freeway Shootings
(CBS DETROIT) – Two shootings on two Detroit freeways in less than 24 hours is a sign that there’s a big problem driving the city. In 2020, Michigan State Police investigated over a dozen highway shootings in Detroit and now police are looking for the gunmen involved in two non-related freeway shoot-outs. Nobody’s there sitting watching, it’s no security sitting watching and I think people feel it’s a free for all,” Hardwick said. He says he’s working with Detroit Police, Michigan State Police and local clergy to bring civility back to the interstate. I think that it can cause also people to realize that you can’t settle your beef on a freeway anymore because people are watching,” Hardwick said.detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan State Police close freeway looking for evidence in I-96 shootout that killed 3
DETROIT – Michigan State Police were back out on I-96 Tuesday afternoon to investigate a shooting being regarded as strange. MSP closed portions of I-96 near the Davison Freeway as they looked for clues in the highway shooting that killed three people. Shaw said they got 911 calls about the freeway shooting Monday around 10 p.m. in the area of I-96 and Schaefer in Detroit. “When troopers arrived on scene, they located two vehicles on the express lanes of I-96 by Schaefer. AdThe other man who was hit and killed by the car was in his late 20s from Highland Park.
Michigan State Police: Speed, alcohol were factors in crash that killed 3 people on I-94 in Detroit
DETROIT – Michigan State Police said speed and alcohol were factors in a two-vehicle crash that left three people dead on eastbound Interstate 94 in Detroit. That’s not tragic, that’s stupidity,” said MSP Lt. Mike Shaw. State police said the driver of a Chevy Camaro was speeding when he rear-ended a Mercury SUV heading in the same direction. “This is one crime we can make go away today if people did not get behind the wheel impaired,” Shaw said. “There’s two families, three families out there that possibly will never have the same experience in life again because their loved one is gone,” Shaw said.
‘One little incident could set someone off’: How police are working to keep polls safe in Michigan
What’s going to happen when residents around Michigan go to the polls Tuesday to vote in the General Election? One little incident could set someone off, so from a law enforcement standpoint, that is what you are worried about.”Is the state prepared for Tuesday? Election 2020: How WDIV reports election resultsWith that comes increased concerns about safety at the polls. “I think you’ve really got to keep an eye on the ballots,” Arena said. His office is on the lookout for anyone threatening voters who are trying to exercise their rights.
MSP Investigating Shootings on I-94 Sunday Night
CBS Detroit – There were two shootings on Metro Detroit freeways on Sunday. According to the Detroit Free Press, the first shooting occurred on I-94 after I-75 said MSP Lt. Mike Shaw. According to Lt. Shaw, there is an increase in freeway shootings saying to the Detroit Free Press, “We’ve definitely seen more (freeway shootings) this year than we have in the past,”. In another separate incident by the Detroit Free Press, a 62-year-old man was found dead near the Lodge Freeway in Detroit on Saturday. Information from the Detroit Free Press contributed to this report.detroit.cbslocal.com
Police investigating potential road rage shooting on Southfield Freeway
DETROIT – There have been at least 18 shootings on Metro Detroit freeways since June. The driver told police his car was shot multiple times by someone in a Maserati somewhere between McNichols and Eight Mile roads. That’s when the victim claims the Maserati driver fired shots and fled northbound. Lt. Mike Shaw with Michigan State Patrol urges drivers to avoid engaging in arguments while on the road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Metro South Post at 734-287-500.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE REPORT -- Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020
WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Reality check after warm temperatures last into weekendFall continues to masquerade as summer in Metro Detroit, but dry conditions will persist a bit longer. Over the past six months, Metro Detroit drivers have had to cope with a new hazard: Gunfire. The final push is on -- the final day to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census is Sept. 30. On Wednesday, Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10 to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. Players are required to wear masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
MSP lieutenant believes faster driving during pandemic is factor in Metro Detroit freeway shootings
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw spoke about a rash of Metro Detroit freeway shootings, saying he believes drivers are speeding more during the pandemic, leading to disputes on the roadway. Over the past six months, Metro Detroit drivers have had to cope with a new hazard: Gunfire. Shaw said the incident began with a run-in between two men at Joy Road and the Southfield Freeway and moved to I-96. Shaw believes more than anything, drivers need to take a deep breath and step back if they find themselves in a possible road rage situation. Michigan State Police officials said since June 15, there have been 18 shooting incidents on Metro Detroit highways, including 14 in Detroit.
MSP launches Citizen Advisory Council website
DETROIT The Citizen Advisory Council has been created to give people a closer look at whats going on with the Michigan State Police department. One of the things that weve been working on our strategic plan was trying to be a little bit more transparent, said Lt. Mike Shaw. Lt. Shaw, with Michigan State Police, said the solution has been found with a brand new site on the world wide web. What were doing as far as our strength report and things like that -- all of our non-confidential policies and procedures are also on this website, added Lt. Shaw. The goal is to improve overall police relations, giving the people the power to hold MSP officers and the department accountable.
Michigan State Police see uptick of gun seizures during traffic stops
DETROIT Officials are reporting an uptick in the number of illegal guns Michigan State Police has recovered from freeways in the Detroit area. Officers said their primary goal is to get more of the weapons off the streets to prevent more freeway shootings from happening. Its designed to help commit a crime,said Lt. Mike Shaw with Michigan State PatrolPolice said 103 illegal weapons were recovered from traffic stops between April and July 30 of this year on highways surrounding Metro Detroit. These are from everyday folks that are driving around with illegal guns, said Lt. Shaw. The seizures arent just happening here in the State of Michigan, but all over the US.
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Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Michigan State Police address spike in freeway shootingsIts a number police cant remember seeing in the past -- 13 road rage shootings in Metro Detroit over the last three weeks. We havent had this many road rage incidents without firearms, let alone with firearms, we havent seen things like this -- where people are just mad about something, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said.
People are just mad': There have been 13 road rage shootings in Metro Detroit in 3 weeks
DETROIT Its a number police cant remember seeing in the past -- 13 road rage shootings in Metro Detroit over the last three weeks. We havent had this many road rage incidents without firearms, let alone with firearms, we havent seen things like this -- where people are just mad about something, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said. The freeway shootings are happening, in most cases, because of everyday agitations on the road. A simple lane violation, disrespecting someone, somebody looked at them wrong -- going too fast or too slow, Shaw said. So far, there have been 12 shootings in Wayne County and one in Oakland County.
Photos: Pedestrian Bridge Falls Onto I-94 After Collision
No one was injured in the collapse onto westbound Interstate 94, Lt. Mike Shaw, a Michigan State Police spokesman, said in an email. We believe it was pulled down by a high load hit, probably a car-hauler, but Michigan State Police still have to determine the cause of that, she told The Associated Press. State police reported on Twitter that the agency was notified about 5:20 a.m. that part of the Townsend Pedestrian Bridge near Van Dyke Avenue had fallen. In 2014, a pedestrian bridge over a different Detroit freeway was pulled down by a trash truck. The truck driver died and two other vehicles were struck by debris when that bridge fell onto the Southfield Freeway.detroit.cbslocal.com
2 men struck by cars, killed after pulling over on I-696 due to minor crash, MSP says
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Two drivers were killed on eastbound I-696 in Oakland County when two cars struck them while they were standing outside their vehicles following a minor crash, police said. The two drivers had been involved in a minor crash around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes of I-696 between the Woodward Avenue and Coolidge Highway exits, according to authorities. “A minor crash -- two male individuals get out of their vehicles waling around and another vehicle comes through and hits them,” Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said. “Right now we believe we have four vehicles involved, two male fatalities,” Shaw said. “If you’re involved with a traffic crash, it’s just a traffic crash,” Shaw said.
Sterling Heights police shoot armed man at mobile home park
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Neighbors on Bonaparte Avenue were confused Monday morning after a police-involved shooting. Armed with long gunPolice said the man was armed with a long gun. This is the gun allegedly used by a man who was shot by Sterling Heights police on Sept. 16, 2019. State police will lead the criminal investigation, while Sterling Heights Police will do an internal investigation. Sterling Heights police chief discusses shooting -- watch:Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Canton man in viral video on Lodge Freeway arrested
DETROIT - Detroit police Chief James Craig announced a man from Canton who appeared in a viral video has been arrested. The video, which went viral quickly on social media showed illegal stunt driving on the Lodge Freeway. RELATED: Viral video shows illegal stunt driving on the Lodge FreewayThe bottom line is we will find you, and when we do, we will deal with you, said Craig. Its a message he echoed loud and clear Monday at a news conference just days after the video took off on social media. It shows several people spinning out of control on the Lodge Freeway, doing donuts and blocking lanes of traffic at the same time.
Arrest Made Following Reckless Driving On Lodge Freeway
DETROIT, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) After a recent video went viral on social media Saturday night of cars blocking the northbound lanes of the Lodge Freeway to allegedly do donuts in the roadway, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the department made an arrest. The Detroit Police Department addressed media Monday about the weekend incident. Around 11 p.m. Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw said the department started getting calls about parts of the freeway being blocked. Shaw said an officer was southbound on the freeway and as soon as the drivers saw the police lights, the drivers took off. Police asked residents to always call 911 first and then report on social media.detroit.cbslocal.com