Crews battle two-story garage fire in Salem Township
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI -- Fire crews from four counties responded to a garage fire in Salem Township northeast of Ann Arbor on Sunday, Nov. 7. The fire in the two-story, unattached garage in the 6000 block of North Territorial Road in Salem Township was reported at roughly 4 p.m. Although the garage partially collapsed, some material was able to be salvaged. The garage was used to restore cars, according to Gina Siepierski, a family member of the resident. Fire departments from all over the region were dispatched to the blaze: Ann Arbor Township, Northfield Township, City of Northville, Northville Township, City of Plymouth, Green Oak Township, Lyon Township, Pittsfield Township, Scio Township, Superior Township, Huron Valley Ambulance and Helping Area Response Teams, a volunteer organization that provides on-scene food and support services.mlive.com
One dead in hit and run outside Plymouth, officials say
SALEM TWP., MI - A person died in a hit and run late Friday night outside Plymouth. Authorities responded to a traffic accident report just before midnight, Feb. 26 in the area of Pontiac Trail near Six Mile Road in Salem Township, according to the township’s fire department. Salem Township Fire Chief Jim Rachwal told MLive the person, whose name has not been released, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The area of Pontiac Trail and Six Mile Road was closed at 12:02 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, according to an alert by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Messages left with Michigan State Police and the South Lyon Police Department for additional details were not immediately returned.mlive.com
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office warning public after occupied home invasion in Salem Township
SALEM TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public to check credentials of contractors who arrive on their property without being requested after homeowners in Salem Township were duped by men claiming to work for a tree removal company. Around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call from homeowners on the 5800 block of Gotfredson Road after they realized they had been robbed while distracted. The first suspect used the name Ernesto and is described as a small man who spoke with a Spanish accent. Deputies were then dispatched to the scene, but the suspects had already fled the area,” reads a release from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Calls can also be made to the Sheriff’s Office Central Dispatch Non-Emergency line at 734-994-2911.
Men pretending to be tree service workers rob senior citizen’s home, police say
SALEM TWP., MI – Police are searching for three men who stole items from a senior citizen’s home Wednesday by pretending to be tree service workers and distracting the homeowner. With both homeowners distracted, a third man snuck into the home and stole several items before all three men got into a gray pickup and left the scene, police said. The homeowners, finding the interaction just suspicious, were unaware anything was stolen until some time later and called 911, police said. One of the suspects identified himself to the homeowner’s as Ernesto and the other said his name was Sanchez. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office advises residents to check for credentials for any contractors visiting your home, especially if services were not requested.mlive.com
State Launches Lawsuit Against Arbor Hills Landfill in Salem Twp.
CBS Detroit – For years, residents of Northville have complained against the odors emanating from the Arbor Hills landfill in Salem Township. The Arbor Hills landfill located at Six Mile and Napier roads, towers over Northville as one of the highest points in the area and has become a “stinking” point to those who have to endure the smells emanating from the site. Nessel said the lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) in Ingham County Circuit Court. This problem must stop.”Nessel also said ADS has had a blatant disregard for the community and concerns by the state. The lawsuit claims ADS has said it would fix the problems but hasn’t acted.detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan AG suing operator of Washtenaw County landfill that has been ‘nuisance for years’
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed a lawsuit against the operator of Arbor Hills Landfill in Washtenaw County’s Salem Township for failing to comply with state and federal regulations and endangering the public health, safety and welfare. “The operator of the Arbor Hills Landfill has continually demonstrated a blatant disregard for the serious concerns raised by community members and the state,” Nessel said in a news release. "This site has been a nuisance for years and the potential threat to the health of nearby residents is significant. EGLE has responded to hundreds of odor complaints in the last six months filed by residents near Arbor Hills Landfill. READ MORE:Landfill in Salem Township to reduce odor with temporary 42-foot flareStrike at Arbor Hills landfill ends after agreement reachedmlive.com
Injured driver freed from wreckage of two-car crash in Lyon Township, officials say
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officials said an injured driver was freed from the wreckage of a two-car crash in Lyon Township. Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township. (WDIV)Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township. (WDIV)Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township. (WDIV)Wreckage from a two-car crash Nov. 6, 2019, in Lyon Township.
Police asking for help identifying victim in fatal pedestrian crash
Witnesses reported that two vehicles traveling westbound on M-14 collided with a pedestrian crossing the freeway on foot. (WDIV)SALEM TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Saturday at 9:40 p.m. in Salem Township at M-14 near Ford Road. Witnesses reported that two vehicles traveling westbound on M-14 collided with a pedestrian crossing the freeway on foot. The man had several tattoos, including the word "hot" on his left forearm, "boy" on his right right forearm, as well as "nell" on his shoulders. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the MSP Brighton Post at 810-227-1051.
M-14 near Gotfredson Road back open in Salem Township after crash
SALEM TOWNSHIP, Mich. - M-14 near Gotfredson Road in Salem Township is back open after a crash left the area closed overnight, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. State police and county deputies shutdown part of the freeway for hours overnight to work the crash. Police did not confirm whether there were any fatalities or injuries involved in the crash. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.