STERLING HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michigan school bus driver crashes with 30-40 students onboard, drunken driving suspected
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – A Michigan school bus driver was arrested for suspected drunk driving after she crashed with 30 to 40 students on board. According to the Sterling Heights Police Department, the crash occurred on Hall Road near Schoenherr Road in Sterling Heights around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Police say a female was driving a Utica Community Schools bus carrying Henry Ford II High School students when the bus left the road and hit a street sign. Police said the driver was immediately arrested and taken to the Sterling Heights Police Department for processing. Utica Community Schools sent another bus to the crash scene to take home the students home who had been on the damaged bus, according to the Associated Press.mlive.com
Invaders struck Michigan house after family detailed trip on social media. They didn’t mention the babysitter.
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI — A home invasion likely prompted by house owners sharing too much information on social media concluded with a high-speed chase and arrest that was uploaded to a police department’s Facebook page. Sterling Height Police Department officials said a family on social media announced their plans to attend a wedding, Friday, Nov. 12, likely providing two suspects with information on when to break into the house when no one would be there. That’s when one of the officers was struck by a black Mercedes driven by a second suspect. Lt. Mario Bastianelli, spokesman for the Sterling Heights Police Department, said the suspect arrested was Najib Bashar Azooz, 24, of Shelby Township. Bastianelli said members of the public with more information about the case can contact Sterling Heights Police Department investigators at (586) 446-2825.mlive.com
Video: Intense high-speed Sterling Heights chase ends when home invasion suspect runs out of gas
Video from Sterling Heights police shows a long and intense high-speed chase and the ensuing arrest of a man accused of breaking into the home of a couple who posted on social media that they were at a wedding, officials said.
Police identify 3 men accused of robbing teen in Sterling Heights, running across Warren freeway
Police have identified three men who were arrested on accusations that they robbed a teenager at gunpoint outside of a Walmart in Sterling Heights, fled into Warren and ran across a freeway with officers in pursuit.
Sterling Heights police looking for suspect in hit-and-run that critically injured pedestrian
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Police are looking for a suspect in a hit-and-run that critically injured a pedestrian. According to the Sterling Heights Police Department, a 41-year-old Detroit man was hit by a dark-colored SUV at the intersection of Metropolitan Parkway and Van Dyke Avenue at 9:17 p.m. on Oct. 3. He was transported to Troy Beaumont with critical injuries, police said. Police say the pedestrian was crossing Metropolitan Parkway in the crosswalk when he was struck by the SUV, which continued to travel east after the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Redman at 586-446-2920.mlive.com
Police identify man found shot dead at Sterling Heights apartment complex
Police have identified a man <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2021/09/01/homicide-investigation-underway-in-sterling-heights/" target="_blank">found shot dead Wednesday</a> at a <a href="https://www.clickondetroit.com/topic/Sterling_Heights/" target="_blank">Sterling Heights</a> apartment complex.
Sterling Heights: Missing 13-year-old girl safely located
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Police announced Friday that a missing 13-year-old girl had been recovered safely. ORIGINAL STORY:Police are searching for 13-year-old Navaeh, who was last seen Thursday in Sterling Heights. Police said Navaeh was last seen at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Irving Drive. Age 13 years old Height 5′3″ Weight 160 pounds Clothing Light blue jeans, dark blue shirt, Nike flip flops Other Brown eyes, black hairAnyone with information is asked to contact Sterling Heights Police Department at 586-469-5502 or 911 if it is an emergency situation. More: Missing In Michigan
Sterling Heights police officer resigns after controversial Facebook post
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – On Monday, the Sterling Heights Police Department issued an update into its investigation of a disturbing image posted to the private Facebook page of a police officer. The department issued the following statement in response adding that no further information would be provided at this time. “During the course of the Police Department’s internal investigation, and prior to disciplinary action, the police officer in question resigned. This incident further shows the City’s commitment to making sure each and every resident, business owner, and visitor feels welcome and safe in Sterling Heights. This objective is integral to realizing the City’s vision for Sterling Heights as a community that is vibrant, inclusive, and distinctive,” said Lt. Mario Bastianelli of the Sterling Heights Police Department in the statement.
1 killed, 2 injured in Sterling Heights house fire
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – One person died and two were injured in a house fire that happened around 9:45 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Haff Drive in Sterling Heights. When officers and firefighters arrived to the home it was fully engulfed in flames. The fire is being investigated by both the city’s police and fire departments. As of now the cause of the fire is still unknown.
Sterling Heights police search for missing 76-year-old man
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Police are searching for 76-year-old Joseph Lower, who was last seen in the 4000 block of Fox Hill Drive in Sterling Heights. Joseph Lower Details Age 76 years old Height 5′7″ Weight 180-190 pounds Clothing Unknown but was wearing a black coat Other Blue eyes, bald on top with gray hair on the sidePolice said Lower is believed to be in a 2016 black Chrysler 300 with a handicap license plate 8J5427. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sterling Heights police at 586-446-2800. View: Missing in Michigan
2 arrested after Sterling Heights shooting leads to chase through Oakland County, Detroit, Warren
The scene of a rollover crash after a Sterling Heights shooting prompted a police chase through Oakland County, Detroit and Warren on Jan. 10, 2021. STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Two people were arrested Sunday after a shooting in Sterling Heights sparked a police chase through Oakland County, Detroit and Warren, according to authorities. Troopers joined the chase as the vehicle fled through Oakland County and continued into Detroit, police said. State police will investigate the car chase, while investigation of the original incident will be handled by Sterling Heights and Warren police, authorities said. The scene of a rollover crash after a Sterling Heights shooting prompted a police chase through Oakland County, Detroit and Warren on Jan. 10, 2021.
Sterling Heights police help family in need after parents die from COVID
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A couple who died after battling COVID-19 left behind three children. Those children now need help paying the bills. However, the Sterling Heights Police Department decided officers could help, too. If you would like to help the family, there is a GoFundMe. More: Sterling Heights news
Sterling Heights police remind holiday shoppers to keep gifts out of sight to prevent theft
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Every holiday season, police get a lot of calls from victims who have had packages stolen off front porches or from inside vehicles. Metro Detroit residents share their experiencesResearch shows that larcenies are about 22 percent higher in December because of holiday shopping. “If your purse does get stolen, your credit cards can be canceled. Experian said 43 percent of holiday shopping identity theft happens during online shopping. Keep an eye on your credit cards for fraudulent activity and don’t use a debit card online.
Sterling Heights police: Missing 77-year-old woman has been found
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights police said 77-year-old Mukades Gishta has been found. Police said Gishta was last seen at about 9 a.m. Wednesday walking on Lancelot Drive toward 17 Mile Road. Gishta is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall, about 135 pounds with brown eyes and gray hair. Police said she is a diabetic, has early dementia and does not speak English. More: Missing in Michigan
Police search for gunman who shot woman outside Sterling Heights condominium
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Police are looking for a man who fired multiple shots at a woman a few feet away from her door in Sterling Heights. “We heard the shots, like six shots and there was a woman yelling. Police said the woman was targeted by the man -- who before the shooting, was sitting in a truck. A camera in the window captures the incident as the woman on the porch watches in disbelief. Like kids were playing, the weather was good,” the witness saidLocal 4 did try interviewing the victim about the incident.
Sterling Heights police investigate shooting caught on camera
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights police are investigating a video showing the moment a woman was shot at inside an SUV. Police said the woman was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting happened on Nov. 28 at the Park Place Condominiums near Metro Parkway and Dequindre Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 586-446-2866. You can watch the video posted aboveView more: Macomb County news
Sterling Heights police search for missing 15-year-old last seen Monday
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights police are searching for 15-year-old Scarlet McCoy who was last seen at an apartment complex on Crooks Road between 13 Mile and 14 Mile roads. Police said Scarlet was last seen between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday, and her cellphone is shut off. She is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall, 105 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sterling Heights Police Department Detective Lindsey Pappas at 586-446-2800. More: Missing in Michigan
Metro Detroit police officers participate in ‘no shave November’ to raise money for Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids
To help raise money for children battling diseases in Michigan, local police officers are coming together in an unconventional way. The Sterling Heights Police Department is participating in “no shave November" to help raise funds for Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids. “What it does is it creates interest,” said Lt. Mario Bastianelli with the Sterling Heights Police Department. The founder says Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids has helped 4800 children and families so far. Click here to learn more at the Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids website.
Sterling Heights police save suicidal man at Lakeside Island Park
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – With the help of a concerned family member police were able to stop a man in Sterling Heights from dying by suicide. Police were able to rescue the man at Lakeside Island Park with just moments to spare. Police said the GPS on the man’s phone helped them locate him at the park. READ: Suicide prevention support and mental health resources available in USFamily members contacted 911 after the man posted what they said was a troubling video online. Police located the man just in time and he was transported to an area hospital and evaluated.
Grateful family thanks Sterling Heights police officer who saved choking infant
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A local family on Tuesday introduced a Sterling Heights police officer to their infant girl who he saved from choking last week. Maciejewski’s training took over and he saved the girl as frantic family members watched on the front lawn. The family visited Officer Maciejewski on Tuesday to thank him and invite him to the baby’s first birthday party next year, according to a Facebook post. Maciejewski’s quick, calm and life saving actions,” said the Sterling Heights Police Department on Facebook. Sterling Heights police Chief Dale Dwojakowski watched the dash cam video of the incident and said Maciejewski is a hero.
Sterling Heights officer saves choking baby as frantic family watches from front lawn
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights police released incredible video of an officer who saved a choking baby near the front of his police cruiser while the child’s family watched from the front lawn. His training took over and he saved the girl as frantic family members watched on the front lawn. As the family watched, the officer stayed calm and flipped the baby onto her stomach. Sterling Heights police Chief Dale Dwojakowski watched the video and said his offer is a hero. “Talk about a heartwarming video,” Dwojakowski said.
Sterling Heights officer saves choking baby as frantic family watches from front lawn
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights police released incredible video of an officer who saved a choking baby near the front of his police cruiser while the child’s family watched from the front lawn. The 3-week-old girl was choking when the first-year officer, Officer Cameron Maciejewski, arrived at the scene. His training took over and he saved the girl as frantic family members watched on the front lawn. As the family watched, he stayed calm and flipped the baby onto her stomach. Sterling Heights police Chief Dale Dwojakowski watched the video and said Maciejewski is a hero.
Police believe man barricaded inside Sterling Heights business
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. Police believe a man has barricaded himself inside a business in Sterling Heights. Officers said the man is believed to be inside the Elwood Staffing building on Mound Road between 16 Mile and 17 Mile roads. The man walked into the business and employees said he was acting strangely and wouldnt respond, according to authorities. Police dont know if the man is armed, but theyre assuming the worst, just in case. Southbound Mound Road is closed between 16 Mile and 17 Mile roads.
Man charged with assault after stabbing at FCA plant in Sterling Heights
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A 27-year-old man has been charged following a stabbing at a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant in Sterling Heights on Monday night. Gerald Demetrius Burrell, Jr., a Sterling Heights resident, was charged Wednesday with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. Burrell was arrested after reportedly stabbing a co-worker in the parking of the plant during their lunch break on Monday night. Sterling Heights police said one of them cut in line at the turnstile to get into the plant, leading to a weeklong dispute. A video shared with Local 4 from a FCA employee shows the two men facing off in the parking lot.
Man charged after leading police on high-speed chase with baby in truck in Sterling Heights
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. A Clinton Township man was charged after leading police on a high-speed chase through Macomb County with a 1-year-old in the car on Tuesday. Jason David Vancoillie, 32, was charged on Thursday with fleeing and eluding police in addition to malicious destruction of personal property. Police initially responded to a domestic dispute at a Panda Express parking lot in Sterling Heights on Tuesday, but Vancoillie and his wife and the small child had already entered their truck and drove away. According to police, officers located the vehicle attempted to make a traffic stop but Vancoillie decided to flee. The chase came to an end in Harrison Township when the man crashed the truck into a fence on North River Road, police said.
Sterling Heights police arrest suspect in connection with fatal shooting at shopping plaza
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. Sterling Heights police arrested an individual in connection with a fatal shooting at a shopping center on Saturday night. Saturdays report: Sterling Heights police investigating potential homicide at shopping plazaA man in his 30s was found dead at the Fox Hill Plaza on Mound Road around 9:15 p.m. when police responded to a report of shots fired, officials said. The man suffered from apparent gunshot wounds. Police announced Sunday morning that the suspected shooter was identified and arrested. Anyone with information can contact the Sterling Heights Investigations Bureau at 586-446-2825.
Sterling Heights police, firefighters surprise woman on her 18th birthday
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Sterling Heights police officers and firefighters surprised a woman for her 18th birthday, and the moment was caught on camera. Three police vehicles and a fire truck drove by the woman’s house with sirens and lights flashing. You can see footage of the moment, as well as her reaction, in the videos above and below.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to take place in SE Michigan
click to enlarge David Smart / ShutterstockCenter Line: Department of Public SafetyClinton Township: Clinton Township Police DepartmentEastpointe: Eastpointe Police DepartmentFraser: Fraser Department of Public SafetyMacomb County: Sheriffs OfficeMt. Clemens: Wilson SchoolRoseville: Roseville Police DepartmentSt. Clair Shores: St. Clair Shores Police Department, St. Clair Shores Kroger PharmacySterling Heights: Sterling Heights Police Department, Fellowship Chapel, Sterling Heights Kroger Pharmacy, Utica United Methodist ChurchWarren: Warren Police Department, Warren Elks LodgeNational Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a program that provides a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of expired or unused drugs, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26.The program was started partly because teens say medications are easily obtained in their homes and one in seven teens have reported that they abuse prescription drugs to get high, according to a press release. Additionally, according to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70,000 Americans died from drug-related deaths in 2017.CARE of Southeastern Michigan will be working with safety organizations and school districts in Wayne and Macomb counties to provide the free service, including the following locations:A list of all participating locations in metro Detroit can be found at takebackday.dea.govmetrotimes.com
Person of interest wanted in fatal Sterling Heights pedestrian hit-and-run
Sterling Heights police said this man is a person of interest in a fatal hit-and-run that happened Oct. 13 on Dequindre Road. (WDIV)STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Police have released images of a person of interest and vehicle sought in connection to a deadly hit-and-run this past weekend in Sterling Heights. On Tuesday, the Sterling Heights Police Department released surveillance images of a man who they are calling a person of interest. Sterling Heights police said a man and a black Jeep Grand Cherokee are believed to be connected to a fatal hit-and-run Oct. 13, 2019 on Dequindre Road. If anyone saw what happened or has any information on this deadly hit-and-run, they need to contact the Sterling Heights Police Department at 586-446-2920.
Sterling Heights police team up with students for safety music video
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - A group of elementary school students are asking for its community's help so kids don't get run over. It's a little blunt, but it's the reason the Sterling Heights Police Department teamed up with local children to make a music video. October is National School Bus Safety Month and police said drivers going around school buses dropping off children is an ongoing problem. "Hit the Brakes" was released Thursday on the Sterling Heights Police Department's official Facebook page. More information on school bus safety can be found on the Office of Safety Planning page of Michigan.gov here.
Shooting threat forces cancellation of Beast Coast concert
Beast Coasts concert originally planned for Sunday night at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre was canceled after an anonymous caller phoned in a shooting threat to the Sterling Heights Police Department. After the threat was called in, the department notified the Macomb County Sheriff's Office, which has jurisdiction over the venue. Beast Coast, a hip-hop supergroup, includes members from Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, and the Underachievers. Police have the phone number of the caller, though they are still looking for the persons identity. Wickersham said the caller said the show should be canceled because there would be a shooting during it.metrotimes.com