Police arrest man allegedly shooting at passing vehicles
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – Sheriff’s deputies early Tuesday, July 19, arrested a man who alleged fired shots at passing vehicles. Police responded around 8:40 p.m. Monday to a report of someone shooting at vehicles near East MN Avenue and South 39th Street in Kalamazoo County’s Charleston Township. Sheriff’s deputies, with help from the Kalamazoo Metro SWAT Team and Great Lakes Drone, later arrested the suspect. Police did not report any injuries. The suspect, a 47-year-old Kalamazoo man, was taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail.mlive.com
Why children should never pick up cash found on ground: ‘This is very dangerous’
If you see money on the ground, leave it. The Perry County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Office is warning people not to pick up folded dollar bills found on the ground. “This is very dangerous, folks!” Sheriff Nick Weems said in the post. “Please share and educated your children to not pick up the money.”He plans to push for legislation for a bill that would increase punishment if someone is caught using money to spread the poison. “It enrages me as a father and the Sheriff, that people can act so carelessly and have no regard for others well being, especially a child.mlive.com
Kent County sheriff’s detectives investigate suspicious death of man in parked vehicle
KENT COUNTY, MI – Sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday, Dec. 1, are investigating the death of a man inside his parked vehicle. The cause of his death is considered suspicious but police haven’t determined what happened. Kent County sheriff’s deputies were called at 10:33 a.m. to the 4100 block of Alpenhorn Drive NW in Alpine Township on a report of a man sleeping in his vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies found the man deceased. Police asked anyone with information to call the sheriff’s Detective Bureau at 616-632-6125 or anonymously to Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.mlive.com
Rochester Hills man arrested for vandalizing mosque
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI - Deputies arrested a Rochester Hills man on charges he smashed a glass door at a local mosque earlier this month, according to an Oakland County Office of the Sheriff release. Ryan Lee Ahern, 33, was taken into custody Friday, Oct. 15 at his residence for allegedly breaking a window on a door at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center either late Oct. 8 or early Oct. 9, police said. Magistrate Michael Bosnic of the 52nd District Court arraigned Ahern on Saturday, Oct. 16 on a misdemeanor vandalism charge, police said.mlive.com
Missing Kent County girl found safe
KENT COUNTY, MI – Sheriff’s deputies said that a missing 13-year-old was found safe and has been reunited with her family. Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday, July 10, asked the public’s help in finding the girl, Justine Meade. She was last seen around 9:30 p.m. Friday near Clear Lake Drive and Division Avenue in Kent County’s Solon Township. Kent County sheriff’s deputies, including the Mounted Unit and Technical Services Unit, conducted extensive searches. Read more:Sheriff’s deputies searching for missing teen in Kent CountyPolice investigate after shooting at gathering in WyomingMichigan softball ace Meghan Beaubien returning for 5th seasonmlive.com
Police urge kayakers to avoid swift rivers after multiple water rescues
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – Sheriff’s deputies urged kayakers to avoid the Macatawa River after three separate water rescues on Sunday, June 27. All of the rescues happened near Adams Street Landing in Holland Township, on Adams Street near 104th Avenue, police said. None of the kayakers who were rescued suffered injuries, Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies said. Heavy rains over the weekend have raised water levels and led to swift currents on area creeks and rivers. Also responding to the water rescues Holland police and firefighters, Holland Township firefighters and Zeeland Township firefighters.mlive.com
Beach Park man charged in beating, choking and threatening of girlfriend, authorities say
Sheriff’s officials said that Fontanez-Marrero had not been at the residence because of an argument with the woman, but he returned Sunday at about 7:45 p.m. and forced his way inside. He then attacked the woman, smashing her cellphone so she could not call for help, although officials said the victim had already called her daughter, who then called authorities.chicagotribune.com
Man gets nearly 20 years for Colorado synagogue bomb plot
Holzer, now 28, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, for plotting to bomb the Colorado synagogue last year, by a judge who described the case as "dripping with Nazism and supremacy." They also said that Holzer no longer held the supremacist-like beliefs that led him to plan the bombing at Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo. AdThe Temple Emanuel plot was one of 61 anti-semitic harassment and vandalism cases that the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region tracked in 2019. AdHolzer was arrested Nov. 1, 2019, after receiving two phony pipe bombs and 14 sticks of dynamite from undercover FBI agents that he planned to use at the Temple Emanuel. Temple Emanuel is the second oldest synagogue in Colorado.
Police seek help finding missing girl, 16
UPDATE: Natalie Nicole Welch returned home safely Monday, Feb. 22, police said. ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, MI – Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to find a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for a week. Natalie Nicole Welch was reported last week to have run away from home. Police said she left home on Monday, Feb. 15, for a mall in Kalamazoo. Police asked anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department at 269-467-9045.mlive.com
Report: Police granted clinic shooting suspect gun permit
In addition, bomb technicians were investigating a suspicious device left at the clinic and others at a motel where Ulrich was staying, authorities added. Gregory Ulrich, 67, is charged in an attack on an Allina Health clinic this week that left 37-year-old medical assistant Lindsay Overbay dead and four other people wounded. Ulrich had threatened in October 2018 to carry out a mass shooting at the clinic in Buffalo, a small city about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis. The threat led Ulrich to be banned from clinic property, and the following month a restraining order was granted to prohibit him from contacting a doctor at the clinic. AdAt a news conference following Thursday's hearing, Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer was asked about any permits Ulrich held.
Oklahoma man charged in shooting deaths of 5 kids, brother
Pridgeon is in custody as a suspect, after six people, including five young children, were shot to death early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee County Sheriff's Office via AP)MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A 25-year-old Oklahoma man was charged with murder Wednesday in the killings of his brother and five young children, police said. Jarron Deajon Pridgeon of Muskogee was charged with six counts of first-degree murder, shooting with intent to kill and possession of firearms during probation, court records show. Police identified the slain children as Jalaiya Pridgeon, 1; Jaidus Pridgeon, 3; Harmony Anderson, 5; Neveah Pridgeon, 6; and Que’dynce Anderson, 9. Neighbors told the Muskogee Phoenix that they had only recently moved to the home but that the children were often outside playing. Raven Anderson, who is an aunt to the children, told Tulsa TV station KOTV that Pridgeon was the father of three of the slain children.
Man arrested in killing of 5 children, 1 adult in Oklahoma
CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JARRON, NOT JARROD - This Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 booking photo provided by the Muskogee County, Okla., Sheriff's Office, shows Jarron Deajon Pridgeon. Officers responded about 1:30 a.m. to a call of multiple people shot at a home in Muskogee, Police Officer Lynn Hamlin said. Authorities found one man and four children dead at the scene, and a fifth child died at a Tulsa hospital, Hamlin said. Officers also encountered Jarron Deajon Pridgeon with a gun and took him into custody. Hamlin described the slain youths as “small children” but said police do not yet have their exact ages.
Flashpoint 1/17/21: Charges in the Flint Water Crisis after nearly 7 years
DETROIT – The Flint Water Crisis is a disaster now stretching across almost seven years. Charges in the health scandal that has made national headlines were recently announced against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and eight others who previously worked as state officials. Segment OneReporters Jordan Chariton and Hank Winchester discuss charges in the Flint Water Crisis. Segment TwoJill Alper of Alper Strategies; Chastity Pratt, Education Bureau Chief at the Wall Street Journal; Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit News, Nolan Finley; Steve Mitchell of Mitchell Research and Communications
Covid-19 deaths could nearly double in U.S. by April despite rollout of vaccines, report warns
(low level inmates) and Sheriff officers and morgue staff help move bodies to refrigerated trailers deployed during a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) deaths, outside the Medical Examiner's Office in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 14, 2020. The number of people in the U.S. killed by Covid-19 could nearly double in the next several months despite a nationwide vaccine rollout, health researchers warn. The country is expected to approve and begin distributing one or more vaccines as early as December. IHME researchers forecast that the expected vaccine rollout only reduces the death toll by 9,000 before April 1 and said a rapid vaccine rollout targeting high-risk individuals could save 14,000 more lives. The country reported more than 227,800 Covid-19 cases on Friday, a record since the pandemic began, while 2,600 people died, according to Johns Hopkins data.cnbc.com
Jail inmate charged with first-degree murder in deadly attack on Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal
DETROIT – An inmate at the Wayne County Jail has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder in connection with the deadly attack on Sheriff’s deputy Corporal Bryant Searcy. Searcy was found unresponsive by other deputies at the Wayne County Jail. “He (Searcy) was viciously assaulted by one of the inmates,” said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon during a news conference after the attack. “It has been almost a week since the horrific murder of Corporal Bryant Searcy and it is still very raw. This case is a tragic example of this reality,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal dies after attack inside jail
DETROIT – A 50-year-old Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy corporal has died after being assaulted Wednesday at the Wayne County Jail in Downtown Detroit, the Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement Thursday morning:It is with heartfelt sadness and deep regret that the Wayne County Sheriff's Office announces the passing of Corporal Bryant Searcy. Daniel Pfannes, Undersheriff Wayne County Sheriff's OfficeWayne County Executive Warren Evans released the following statement:“Our thoughts and prayers are with Corporal Searcy’s wife, Sherry, and their daughter during this horrific time. A full investigation is underway, both internally by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and by the Detroit Police Department’s homicide unit. The attack on and homicide of Corporal Searcy is a jarring reminder of the danger the men and women in law enforcement face on every shift.”
Former officer who shot Rayshard Brooks sues over firing
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Mexican American man charged with hate crime in fatal crash
This undated photo provided by the Fond du Lac County, Wis., Sheriff's Office, shows Daniel Navarro, a Mexican American man from Wisconsin charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. (Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office via AP)FOND DU LAC, Wis. A Mexican American man from Wisconsin is charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white. Navarro apparently didn't know Thiessen, but targeted him because he was white, said Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt. Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wirtz set bail at $1 million during an initial court appearance Thursday. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney said Navarro's crime it not reflective of the entire community.
Former Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks seeks bail
In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)ATLANTA The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is set to appear in court Tuesday to ask a judge to release him from jail while his case is pending. An autopsy found Brooks was shot twice in the back. Felony murder is punishable by a minimum sentence of life in prison.
NFL cornerbacks Baker, Dunbar released from jail on bond
Baker is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He turned himself in at the Broward County Jail. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home. Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out, and Baker pulled out a handgun, the warrant said. Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables, witnesses told investigators.
‘I’m the sheriff. Who are you?’: Oakland County Sheriff pulls over man posing as a cop
‘I’m the sheriff. Who are you?’: Oakland County Sheriff pulls over man posing as a copPublished: February 6, 2020, 11:12 pmOakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard had just gotten out of a meeting and was in a suit and tie driving down M-59 near Telegraph Road when he saw what looked like a police SUV.
Photo shows man filling plastic buckets with gasoline
A picture shared by the Highlands County, Florida, Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page shows a man filling up plastic buckets at a gas station. A pictured shared Friday by the Highlands County, Florida, Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page shows a man filling up at a gas station. However, he wasn't putting the fuel into the gas tank of his vehicle or a gas can. He was filling up seven or eight plastic buckets and placing them in the back of his vehicle. The sheriff's office concluded their Facebook post saying, "We know everyone is anxious and trying to stock up on gas, but come on!
Deputies: 'Live' hand grenade discovered during Florida traffic stop
freeimages.com/Elvis Santana(CNN) - Sheriff's deputies in DeSoto County, Florida, say they discovered a cache of weapons during a traffic stop Saturday, including an apparent "live" hand grenade. A narcotics unit was conducting a traffic stop when the weapons were discovered, the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. Driver Donald Reid, Jr. told detectives as far as he knew, the grenade was "live," the post said. The bomb squad from neighboring Sarasota County responded to help remove and destroy the grenade, the sheriff's office said. Reid was charged with multiple counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, according to the post.