Riverview student severely burned when market worker ignites lighter fluid dripping from backpack
A 17-year-old student from Riverview is being treated for severe burns after he went to a market during his lunch break and a worker ignited the lighter fluid that was dripping out of his saturated backpack, officials said.
Downriver man faces 28 charges after allegedly firing on police officers
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Daniel Ireland is facing 28 charges after reportedly firing on police officers who were checking on him Saturday. ORIGINAL STORY: Downriver man taken into custody after firing on officers, police sayAccording to authorities, officers responded to a home located just west of Young Patriots Park and the Riverview Community Center to check on the welfare of Ireland. Police said he was not home, but they saw him driving toward the residence as they were leaving. According to authorities, an off-duty police officer who lived nearby was familiar with the man, called him and the suspect surrendered without incident. AdPolice said officers did not return fire and no injuries were reported.
Downriver man taken into custody after firing on officers, police say
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – A man in Riverview was taken into police custody Saturday afternoon after reportedly firing on police officers who were checking on him. Update: Downriver man faces 28 charges after allegedly firing on police officersAccording to authorities, officers responded to a home located just west of Young Patriots Park and the Riverview Community Center to check on the welfare of a 31-year-old man. Police said the man parked his vehicle, entered the home and exited a few moments later with a tactical vest and a semi automatic gun. Police said he fired several shots at officers, striking a police cruiser and a nearby vehicle before he went back inside his home. AdAccording to authorities, an off-duty police officer who lived nearby was familiar with the man, called him and the suspect surrendered without incident.
Riverview man who allegedly held knife to girlfriend’s throat charged with domestic violence
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Riverview resident Kyle Duke, 21, was arrested on Sunday for physically assaulting his 19-year-old girlfriend from Garden City. On Sunday at around 5 p.m. officers were called to an apartment complex in the 17000 block of Fort Street in Riverview. Duke allegedly repeatedly punched and kicked his girlfriend to prevent her from calling police for help. The victim stated that Duke held a knife to her throat. We’re grateful that the victim’s injuries were not more significant given the alleged involvement of a knife during the incident.
COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Michigan nursing homes
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – On Monday, there was a lot of excitement and anticipation as the first nursing home patients in Michigan began receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Nearly 140 patients and some of the staff at Rivergate Terrace Care Center were among the first to get their shots. Nursing homes and long term care facilities were some of the hardest hit places by COVID-19. “There are about 91,000 people including residents and staff at nursing facilities, and it is expected to take about three weeks to complete vaccinations. We are pleased that more than 5,000 long-term care facilities – including more than 400 skilled nursing facilities – have been enrolled in the program in Michigan to receive the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine,” said Khaldun.
Man charged after seen on video throwing dog down stairs at Riverview apartment
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Police said a man has been charged with animal neglect and cruelty after a Ring video showed him throwing a dog down a set of stairs inside a Riverview apartment building. According to the Riverview Police Department, the man, identified as Jacob McMillan, turned himself in and was arraigned on the misdemeanor charge Wednesday. On Nov. 10, officers received calls about the video -- posted on social media -- capturing a man throwing the pit bull in the Riverview Crossings apartment building. Police identified McMillan through witness reports. A detective on the case spoke with apartment management, who stated that McMillan did not live in the apartment.
How Detroit’s Wayne County suburbs voted in 2020 presidential election
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Michigan General Election Results for Riverview on Nov. 3, 2020
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Man starts coughing on Riverview officers, claiming he has COVID-19 during arrest
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – An Allen Park man started coughing on Riverview officers and claiming he had COVID-19 while they tried to arrest him for squealing his tires and excessive noise, police said. Jerid Pardo, 30, of Allen Park, was pulled over Wednesday (Oct. 7) in Riverview for excessive noise and squealing his tires, according to authorities. During the traffic stop, Riverview officers said they realized Pardo’s license was suspended, so he was arrested. Police needed Pardo’s keys to tow the car, but while they retrieved the keys, Pardo started resisting arrest, according to officials. Officers got control of Pardo, but he started actively coughing on both officers and claiming he was infected with COVID-19, police said.
Vehicle at Riverview gas station vandalized, police seek suspect
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Police are looking for a person wanted in connection to the vandalism of a vehicle at a gas station in Riverview. According to authorities, at about 7 a.m. Sept. 7, the suspected vandal damaged a vehicle at the Mobil Gas Station located near the intersection of Fort Street and Pennsylvania Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Riverview Police Department at 734-281-4214. More: Metro Detroit crime news
Riverview under citywide boil water order
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – The city of Riverview is under a boil water order until further notice while it experiences a water shutoff. Here’s a statement from the city:“The city is currently experiencing a city-wide water shutoff from GLWA due to a valve replacement project. We are working with GLWA to get the water turned back on.”Riverview police said the city is under a boil water order until further notice. Water service is restored however this caused the city of Riverview to need to issue a boil water advisory. It is expected that this boil water advisory will last 48 hours so that sampling can be done to ensure water quality.
Coronavirus death toll at neighboring care facilities in Metro Detroit may be worst in US
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Kathy McGuire lost her 87-year-old mother, Sara, to coronavirus (COVID-19). On June 15, Whitmer ordered that all nursing home staff and residents be tested for coronavirus. McGuire’s mother was a resident in Rivergate Terrace in April when she got sick. In March and April, Rivergate insiders and families told Local 4 that COVID-19 was spreading like wildfire. “I would ask her why would you not come forth to protect our senior citizens, loved ones in nursing homes, who were the most vulnerable?” McGuire said.
Families protest Downriver nursing home after 20 residents die of COVID-19
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – A protest was held Wednesday outside Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview after 20 residents died from coronavirus. They are not cleaning or doing anything in there.”Officials with Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home said two weeks ago that seven residents died of COVID-19. Four more died at Rivergate Health, next door and 72 staff members have tested positive for coronavirus. Families said both facilities are too short staffed to care for 300 residents. “Help these people men and women risking lives.”Residents are now being tested as Rivergate received 50 tests Wednesday.
73-year-old woman dies from amid state investigation of COVID-19 at Riverview nursing home
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – A woman said she found out her mother was sick by peering through the window of the Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview. On Wednesday the woman’s 73-year-old mother died, and according to her family it was because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Tracy Estrada said details of her mother weren’t coming out of Rivergate Nursing Home so she went there herself and had to look through her window, and what she saw was alarming. She said she saw staff wearing protective gear and her mother was shaking. Local 4 has learned from insiders at Rivergate that coronavirus was spreading to residents and staff like wildfire for weeks.
‘My heart is broken’ -- Downriver nursing home under investigation after COVID-19 deaths
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Metro Detroit nursing homes have been badly impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). April 11 update -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 23,993; Death toll now at 1,392“My heart is broken," said Carol Albin. "My mom was my best friend.”Albin’s 81-year-old mother was a resident at Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview. Albin didn’t know coronavirus was in Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home and wasn’t told her mother had suddenly came down with symptoms. “If I lose him, I don’t know if I can handle this," Albin said.
‘Extremely upsetting’: Family shocked to hear 7 residents at Metro Detroit nursing home have died from COVID-19
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Metro Detroit nursing homes have been badly impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). At Regency Nursing Home in Livonia, 15 people have died, while six people at SKLD, also in Livonia, have died. It was also recently reported that seven people at Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview have died from COVID-19. How easily the virus spreadsHow easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily.
‘It’s not safe there’ -- COVID-19 outbreak reported at Downriver nursing home
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview is a massive rehabilitation home that has become a COVID-19 hot spot. RELATED: Riverview nursing home management accused of downplaying coronavirus outbreak that killed 7A former employee spoke with Local 4 after walking out Friday. As we received notification of each positive test, any resident who was known to have contact with the resident who tested positive was immediately isolated. Three of the 21 residents who tested positive have returned to our facility and are under the isolated care of our facility associates. "We have been and will continue to follow all CMS, CDC and state and local health department guidelines concerning COVID-19.
Riverview nursing home management accused of downplaying coronavirus outbreak that killed 7
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Seven residents at a nursing home in Riverview have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19), and management is accused of downplaying the outbreak and putting residents and workers in danger. The outbreak happened at the Rivergate Terrace near the intersection of Pennsylvania Road and Fort Street in Riverview. McGuire said she fully expected her 87-year-old mother, Sara, to rehab from a fall at Rivergate Terrace and then return home. Nursing home statementHere is a statement from Sujata Chaddha, interim executive director at Riverview Terrace:"Twenty-one Rivergate Terrace residents have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 9, along with 15 associates. As we received notification of each positive test, any resident who was known to have contact with the resident who tested positive was immediately isolated.
Multiple residents die from COVID-19 at Wayne County nursing home
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview is a massive rehabilitation home that has become a COVID-19 hot spot. Officials with the nursing home have confirmed seven residents have died and many more testing positive for COVID-19. As we received notification of each positive test, any resident who was known to have contact with the resident who tested positive was immediately isolated. Three of the 21 residents who tested positive have returned to our facility and are under the isolated care of our facility associates. We have been and will continue to follow all CMS, CDC and state and local health department guidelines concerning COVID-19.
Alpacas brighten day for Riverview nursing home residents
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – While nursing home residents can’t have guests during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some surprise visitors dropped by to brighten their day Thursday. Three alpacas paid a visit to the Rivergate Terrace Nursing Home in Riverview. Fin, Thunder and Lego spent time outside the windows of residents. They are currently stuck in their rooms because of COVID-19. The animals will return to the nursing home when the pandemic ends so the seniors can meet them up close.
Riverview police: Missing 17-year-old girl believed to be in danger found safe
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Riverview police said a 17-year-old girl who was reported missing was found safe Thursday. Police said Summer Marie Johnson was last seen leaving Riverview Community High School on foot. Police believed she may have been in danger.
Riverview police: Missing 17-year-old girl believed to be in danger
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – Riverview police believe a missing 17-year-old girl is in danger. UPDATE: Missing girl found safePolice said Summer Marie Johnson was last seen leaving Riverview Community High School on foot. Johnson does not have a cellphone with her, and police said she may have a cognitive impairment. She stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 103 pounds. She was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a black jacket and a dark-colored shirt.
Contractor arrested for taking payments without completing jobs in Riverview
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – A contractor in Riverview has been arrested for taking money from residents for handyman services and never completing the jobs, police said. Vincent Matte Augostino, 52, was arrested Wednesday. Augostino is a contractor who operates under the name “A-1 Handyman,” officials said. On at least two occasions in 2019, Augostino collected money for jobs that he never completed, according to police. Riverview police had been searching for Augostino before Wednesday’s arrest.