Utica man charged with animal torture after video shows him throwing French bulldog
UTICA, Mich. – A Utica man has been charged with animal torture after he was shown on video throwing an 11-month-old French bulldog through the air twice. Police said once they found the dog they realized that she had been abused for much longer than they originally thought. The dog, Nugget, is expected to be OK.“Obviously it’s shocking once you see it. It’s shocking emotionally,” Sean Coady with the Utica Police Department said. Then it shows her owner storm after her, he comes into view and then he throws her again.
‘This guy is dangerous’ -- Police seek driver in Utica vehicular assault,
UTICA, Mich. – Police are searching for a driver who nearly killed a person after a fight at a Dave & Buster’s in Utica Wednesday night. Witnesses in the parking lot of the Dave & Buster’s captured a man behind the wheel of a white pickup slam into another man along the side of the building. Police said the hit-and-run started inside when the driver and the victim got into an argument after bumping into one another. AdOne of the images Utica police released of the driver has him with a woman, two children and an infant in a stroller. And hopefully I can solve this case and bring this guy justice.”Police said Dave & Buster’s is cooperating with them and that the event center’s management originally asked to two men to leave after the argument.
VIDEO: Utica police searching for man in connection with vehicular assault
UTICA, Mich. – Investigators in Utica are searching for a driver who nearly killed a person after a fight at Dave & Buster’s. One of the men told the other he would be waiting for him in the parking lot. Once outside, the suspect got into a pickup truck and drove straight at the other man, crashing and pinning him up against the restaurant’s brick wall. You can clearly see the driver accelerate and make a hard left turn, intentionally hitting and pinning the person against the wall. The woman who recorded the video can be heard screaming, “He hit them, he hit them!
Utica police release video of man suspected of burning garage down after stealing items
UTICA, Mich. – A garage in Utica burned to the ground shortly after a man broke into the garage and stole bags filled with items. The incident was caught on surveillance video. The surveillance video isn’t completely clear, but it does show that the fire likely wasn’t an accident. Investigators said a man parked his car, walked down the road and broke into the garage on Feb. 18. Later the garage caught fire and burned down.
Man punches workers at Macomb County restaurant after being asked to put mask on
UTICA, Mich. Police are investigating after a man assaulted two workers at Black Rock Bar & Grill in Utica on July 10. The group headed to the bar, four of them didnt have masks on and did not socially distance themselves. When they were told they could not be at the bar and asked to return to the lobby and put masks on, most complied. READ: Deputy fatally shoots Michigan man wanted for stabbing customer during mask argumentOne member of the group didnt comply and instead, became belligerent. The man is accused of punching that manager and a bartender when they asked him to leave after he repeatedly refused to put a mask on.