Police major faces charges for theft of $900 in bogus overtime pay
MONROE COUNTY, MI – A high-ranking law enforcement official in Monroe County is facing misconduct charges for allegedly stealing $900 in federal grant money for bogus overtime. Monroe County Sheriff Major Jeffrey Kemp was arraigned Friday, April 8, on felony misconduct and misdemeanor fraud charges stemming from a federal investigation into misappropriated funds, according to an announcement from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office.mlive.com
Couple arrested in connection to Monroe County fatal shooting
MONROE COUNTY, MI — A man and woman were arrested early Saturday morning in connection to a homicide that occurred in Frenchtown Township. Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies were on patrol in the area of I-75 and Nadeau Road around 3:15 a.m. Saturday when they heard a gunshot. Deputies found a male victim lying in the intersection of Pleasantville Drive and George Drive at the entrance of Pleasantville Mobile Home Community. While securing the scene and calling for assistance, deputies located a 21-year-old Monroe man and 20-year-old Monroe woman nearby. The couple was lodged in the Monroe County Jail and their identities are being withheld pending a charging decision by the prosecuting attorney, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.mlive.com
Report: Bedford supervisor involved in prank election call
Bedford Township Supervisor Paul Pirrone was recently involved in what Monroe County Sheriff's deputies determined was a case of “unnecessary immature pranking." Deputies were contacted by Bedford Township Clerk Trudy Hershberger, who told them her office had received a suspicious phone call from a subject regarding voting fraud. The subject reportedly replied that they would not bring the ballots in, saying that they would instead burn them before hanging up. Hershberger explained that she had no indication that Pirrone was involved in the call when she reported it to authorities. “(I) drove a busload of 15 teenagers to Jolo, West Virginia to hand out food to people in need in the poorest county in the United States of America,” Pirrone told The Monroe News.monroenews.com
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.
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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.
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.
Monroe County Sheriffs Office investigating fatal crash on I-75
MONROE COUNTY, Mich. Officials said fatal traffic crash occurred on South I-75, north of Mortar Creek Road in Monroe County at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The Chevrolet struck a blue 2018 Freightliner tractor trailer in the rear. The tractor trailer was traveling at a low speed and being driven by a 29-year-old Brampton, Ontario man. The tractor trailer driver was not injured. The crash is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriffs Office.
Monroe County OKs labor pact with command officers
Nine employees are part of the Monroe County Sheriff and Command Officers group that has this contract. A tentative one-year contract with the Monroe County Sheriff and Command Officers that includes a 1 percent base-wage increase for 2020 has been approved. Tuesday night, county commissioners gave their nod 9-0 to the pact that replaces an accord that affects nine members and expires Dec. 31. The members include seven sergeants, one lieutenant and one captain, said Aundrea Armstrong, human resources director for the county. The new pact runs through Dec. 31, 2020.monroenews.com