2 members of Monroe County ‘bank robbery crew’ arrested after 15th heist in 5th state, 50-mile chase
Police correctly predicted where a “bank robbery crew” that targeted three branches in Monroe County would commit their 15th bank robbery in the fifth different state, and after a 50-mile, high-speed car chase, two members of the group were taken into custody, officials said.
Monroe County deputy, member of fire department crash while responding to same emergency
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Monroe County deputy and a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department were both hospitalized Friday morning after their vehicles collided while responding to the same emergency. Authorities say that at about 7:48 a.m. Friday, the Monroe County sheriff deputy was traveling westbound on Dunbar Road while responding to an emergency call. Officials say the truck was driven by a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department, who was actually responding to the same emergency as the deputy. The deputy was conscious and alert following the crash, according to authorities. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has any information is asked to contact police at 734-242-3500.
Toledo woman crashes through traffic barrier, plummets 24 feet into Monroe County water outlet
WHITEFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Toledo woman is seriously injured after she crashed her car through a traffic barrier and plummeted 24 feet into a Monroe County water outlet, deputies said. Officials said the 33-year-old woman was driving a blue Chevrolet Impala around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday (March 2) on northbound US 23. At some point when she was north of Sterns Road in Whiteford Township, the woman drove off the roadway to the west and into the median, police said. The Impala continued north and crashed into a traffic barrier over the Ottawa Lake Outlet, according to authorities. The car went through the barrier and plummeted 24 feet into the water outlet, deputies said.
Man, 33, dies in Whiteford Township car crash after driving backwards on US-23
WHITEFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 33-year-old Ypsilanti man died due to a vehicle crash on US-23 Thursday evening. According to authorities, at about 6:50 p.m. Thursday, the Ypsilanti man was driving a black 2008 Hyundai Tiburon northbound on US-23 in Whiteford Township when he pulled over onto the right shoulder for unknown reasons. Shortly after, the man reportedly began traveling in reverse on the shoulder and as he reentered the freeway, driving backwards in the far right lane. As the Ypsilanti man reentered the freeway, his Hyundai was struck by a 52-year-old Adrian man driving a Ford Expedition who was unable to stop while traveling northbound on US-23. The 33-year-old man driving the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.
Man, woman hospitalized after attempted murder in Bedford Township, police seek suspects
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted homicide that occurred Tuesday night in Bedford Township. According to authorities, the incident happened at about 10 p.m. at the Bedford Inn Motel on Telegraph Road. Police said the investigation revealed both victims were assaulted at the Bedford Inn Motel the night prior. A search warrant was authored and served by detectives on a motel room at the Bedford Inn Motel, where evidence of an aggravated assault took place. Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7530.
Woman arrested, charged with murder in connection with Monroe County Animal Control officer killed in crash
MONROE, Mich. – A 47-year-old woman from Hudson was arrested Friday in connection with the death of Monroe County Animal Control officer Darrian Young. Michele Anne Dropulich was arraigned Saturday on charges of second degree murder and operating while intoxicated causing death and reckless driving causing death. Police believe Dropulich was speeding when she ran a red light at the intersection of Raisinville and South Custer roads on June 4, striking Young’s vehicle, killing her. Police said lab results revealed Dropulich was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Dropulich is being held at the Monroe County Jail.
Ohio woman arrested after Monroe County car crash kills 1, injures 3
The 31-year-old driver of the GMC, a man also from Toledo, Ohio, was reportedly waiting for assistance and had his hazard lights on when his vehicle was struck. Following the crash, the front seat passenger of the Honda Civic -- a 36-year-old woman from Toledo, Ohio -- was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. A third passenger of the Honda Civic -- a 41-year-old woman from Toledo, Ohio -- was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition. The woman was not wearing a seat belt during the crash, officials said. The 23-year-old driver of the Honda Civic was arrested at the scene and is currently being held at the Monroe County Jail.
Drunken driver killed in crash with utility pole in Bedford Township, police say
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Toledo man who was driving drunk and speeding Friday died when his car left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole in Bedford Township, according to police. Officials said David C. Smith, 39, of Toledo, was driving a black 2002 GMC Envoy at 1:08 a.m. Friday on Dean Road east of Crabb Road. Smith was heading east and drove off the north side of Dean Road, striking a mailbox, police said. He got back on the road and continued east before leaving the roadway again, according to authorities. Monroe County medics and Bedford Township firefighters responded, but Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Police looking for missing 90-year-old woman who may be heading to Indiana
YPSILANTI, Mich. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office is asking for help locating a missing 90-year-old woman. Norma Murel St Holmes was last seen in the area of Southbound US-23, near Ypsilanti. Holmes was last seen wearing a gray and white horizontal striped shirt, a white jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. Police said she has onset dementia and may be heading to Indiana. READ: More missing person reports
Vehicle crashes near DTE power plant in Monroe, found submerged in reservoir
MONROE, Mich. A vehicle was found submerged in a reservoir near the DTE power plant in Monroe Tuesday night after a traffic crash, Monroe Police Deparment officials said. Police responded to the crash at about 8:15 p.m. and indicated that the vehicle left the roadway and struck a fence on East Front Street before going into the water. When police arrived at the scene, the vehicle was completely submerged and not visible to investigators. Police believe the driver was inside at the vehicle submerged, and the Monroe County Sheriffs Office Dive Team was called to assist in recovery. As of 3 a.m. Wednesday, police were in the process of recovering the vehicle.
Inkster teen drowns at Milan Beach in Monroe County, police report
MILAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. A 17-year-old boy accidentally drowned at Milan Beach on Saturday afternoon, police said. At around 5:48 p.m. the Monroe County Sheriffs Office responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a boy was missing and had presumably drowned, officials said. Upon arrival the family of the teen, identified as Jorge Delgadillo-Flores of Inkster, told police that he had been struggling to swim before he went under water and they hadnt seen him since. The sheriffs dive team located the boy about 30 feet off shore near where he was last seen, officials said. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call 734-243-7070.
64-year-old woman struck, killed by moving car while walking in the street in Whiteford Township
WHITEFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. A 64-year-old woman was struck and killed by a moving vehicle in Whiteford Township on Wednesday, police say. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office says the woman, from Long Beach, New York, was walking south in the southbound travel lane on Clark Road south of Yankee Road around 4 a.m. when she was struck by a blue 2016 Ford F-150 also traveling southbound. Officials say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say it is unclear why the woman was walking in the road. Anyone with information can contact the Monroe County Sheriffs Office at 734-240-7557.
Funeral held for Monroe County Animal Control officer killed in crash
MONROE, Mich. Officer Darrian Young was honored Saturday with a horse-drawn carriage procession on South Dixie Highway to Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. Police are still looking for the driver who struck Youngs vehicle June 4. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The vehicle is described as a black 2014 Dodge Caravan with no license plate. At some point before the crash, the Dodge Caravan was damaged from the front end.
White Newport man charged with ethnic intimidation, assault after Black teen seriously injured in attack
MONROE, Mich. Protesters are demanding answers after a Black teen was severely assaulted on Saturday evening at Sterling State Park. READ: White Newport man charged with assaulting Black teen in racially motivated crime in Monroe CountyDemonstrators gathered at St. Marys Park in Monroe on Monday afternoon to stand in solidarity with the teen. Devin Freelon, an 18-year-old senior at Orchard Center High School was attacked in what police are calling a racially-motivated crime. But like many other Black people in this country thats not what he has to worry about.A 42-year-old White man from Newport is accused of verbally attacking Freelon and his friends before hitting the teen in the face with a weapon. Lee James Mouat Jr. was charged Monday with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and ethnic intimidation.
Monroe man charged for assaulting Black teen in racially motivated crime
MONROE, Mich. Demonstrators are planning to gather at St. Marys Park in Monroe on Monday afternoon in solidarity with a local Black teen that was severely assaulted on Saturday evening. Officials say Devin Freelon -- an 18-year-old senior at Orchard Center High School who was poised to graduate this week -- was attacked at Sterling State Park in a racially-motivated crime. A 42-year-old man from Newport is accused of verbally attacking Freelon and his friends with racial slurs, and then hitting the teen in the face with a weapon. The racially-charged attack occurred amid a significant national outcry against racism following the killing of Black Minneapolis man George Floyd. Monroe protest organizers shared the event details for Mondays protest on Facebook demanding Justice for Devin and saying, This is why we march.RELATED: We can change the world -- Day 10 of protests ends peacefully in Detroit
Member of Monroe County Sheriffs Office in critical condition after multiple-car crash in Monroe
MONROE, Mich. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office is investigating a traffic crash involving a Monroe County Sheriffs Animal Control Division vehicle from their department that occurred in Monroe on Thursday. Officials say a 44-year-old woman was driving westbound on M-50 and disregarded a red light at the intersection of Raisinville and South Custer roads, striking the county sheriffs vehicle that was traveling south on Rasinville Road. The driver of the county sheriffs vehicle was transported to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Officials say the woman driver, from Hudson, Michigan, sustained serious injuries and was also taken to the hospital. The woman is believed to have been involved in a previous hit-and-run incident in Monroe, officials said.
Police find human skeletal remains in Monroe County drainage ditch
LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. Police discovered human skeletal remains over the weekend in a Monroe County drainage ditch, officials said. The discovery was made around 12:50 p.m. Sunday in an open field on the south side of West Stein Road, west of Strasburg Road, according to the Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone. Deputies were called to the field when a worker performing maintenance found unknown human skeletal remains, according to authorities. The remains were taken from the drainage ditch and turned over to the Wayne County Medical Examiners Office in Detroit for an autopsy and identification. Anyone with information about the discovery is asked to call the Monroe County Sheriffs Office at 734-240-7530.
Investigation underway after body found on beach in Monroe
MONROE, Mich. – An investigation is underway after a body was found on a beach Monday in Monroe. UPDATE: Body found along River Raisin in Monroe believed to be man involved in water incident last yearAccording to authorities, the body was found on East Elm Avenue, near I-75 and the Port of Monroe. A cause of death has not been released.
Temperance man charged with murdering Bedford Township woman, beheading her body
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials have charged a Temperance man with murdering a Bedford Township woman and then beheading her body. Kenny McBride, 45, of Temperance, was taken into custody in connection with the murder of Cecilia Gibson, 79, in Bedford Township, deputies said. Officers took the two family members to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. He is being held at the Monroe County Jail without bond. “When I leave the house, I’d sometimes see them going about their business.”Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Monroe County deputies at 734-240-7530.
Temperance man arrested in murder of 79-year-old woman at Bedford Township home, police say
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man has been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a 79-year-old woman in Bedford Township, deputies said. UPDATE: Man charged with murder, mutilating bodyThe death of Cecilia Gibson, 79, was officially ruled a homicide Tuesday. Two family members -- a 60-year-old man and a 45-year-old man -- were home at the time, authorities said. Officers took the two family members to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. “When I leave the house, I’d sometimes see them going about their business.”Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Monroe County deputies at 734-240-7530.
Police identify murder victim found in living room of Bedford Township home
BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police have identified a murder victim whose body was found in the living room of a home in Bedford Township. UPDATE: Temperance man arrestedThe death of Cecilia Gibson, 79, was officially ruled a homicide Tuesday. Gibson’s body was found around 3 a.m. Monday in the living room of a home in the 8800 block of Lewis Avenue, officials said. Two family members -- a 60-year-old man and a 45-year-old man -- were home at the time, authorities said. Officers took the two family members to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.
Body found in River Raisin identified as Monroe man
RAISINVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police are investigating after a body was found Sunday night in River Raisin. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office released updated details on Monday:On Sunday, August 18th 2019 Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office were dispatched tothe 3300 block of S. Custer Rd in regards a group of kayakers finding the body of a deceased malesubject along the bank of the river. The body was later identified as being 66 year old, David Michael Tedora of Monroe, Michigan. There wasno obvious signs of foul play or anything to lead investigators to believe that the death wassuspicious in nature. The body was transported to the Wayne County Medical Examiners Office to try to assist indetermining the cause of death.
Body of man missing in Lake Erie found, identified
Authorities have identified the man as Burl E. Steele, 47, of Maumee, Ohio. ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police have found and identified the body of a missing boater on Lake Erie. Police said the man was a passenger in a 16-foot aluminum boat that struck the wake of another boat, knocking him overboard. Authorities have identified the man as Burl E. Steele, 47, of Maumee, Ohio. The incident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities search for man missing in Lake Erie
ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police are looking for a missing boater on Lake Erie. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, authorities were dispatched Saturday night to the Lost Peninsula Marina to assist the Morin Point Fire Department in searching for a man who had fallen out of a boat near Woodtick Peninsula. Police said the man was a passenger in a 16-foot aluminum boat that struck the wake of another boat, knocking him overboard. Authorities searched until after 1 a.m. Sunday but were unable to find him. The search resumed at 7 a.m. but was discontinued at about 2 p.m. with the man unaccounted for.
78-year-old bicyclist killed in Monroe County crash
Officials said Karen L. Spicer, 78, was riding her bicycle northbound on Steffas Road when a gray Jeep Renegade struck her. EXETER TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened Friday morning. Officials said Karen L. Spicer, 78, was riding her bicycle northbound on Steffas Road when a gray Jeep Renegade struck her. The Jeep Renegade was traveling northbound on Steffas Road in the southbound travel laneattempting to overtake the bicyclist, when the bicyclist made an unexpected left turn in front of thevehicle. The Jeep Renegade was being driven by Shari Litten, 56, of Carleton, Michigan.
78-year-old bicyclist killed in Monroe County crash
EXETER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened Friday morning. Officials said Karen L. Spicer, 78, was riding her bicycle northbound on Steffas Road when a gray Jeep Renegade struck her. The Jeep Renegade was traveling northbound on Steffas Road in the southbound travel laneattempting to overtake the bicyclist, when the bicyclist made an unexpected left turn in front of thevehicle. The Jeep Renegade was being driven by Shari Litten, 56, of Carleton, Michigan. The operator of the Jeep Renegade was not injured.