Family mourns young mother killed after forklift she was driving fell on her in Sterling Heights
Dayzia Kelly was just 25 years old when the forklift she was driving early Monday fell on top of her. Her family says she took the job at Metalsa, between 17 Mile and 18 Mile roads near Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights, to make money before going back to nursing school.
Parking, capacity spark concern for Washington Township as big crowds expected for Trump rally
With thousands of people expected in Washington Township for a rally with former President Donald Trump, Township Supervisor Sam Previti says the capacity and parking concerns voiced by the fire marshal have been worked out. Taxpayers will not be on the hook for costs related to the rally.
After their refusal to leave lobby of the federal courts building while protesting ex-cop Jason Van Dyke’s release, the ‘Laquan Nine’ face fines
Five women and four men who call themselves the “Laquan Nine” are facing fines for loitering in the lobby of the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in the Loop as ex-cop Jason Van Dyke was being released from prison last week.chicagotribune.com
Protesters raise voices in the Loop after ex-cop Jason Van Dyke, convicted in shooting of Laquan McDonald, leaves prison
The lack of information surrounding Van Dyke’s exit from custody added a new layer to a case that has sparked outrage from activists and Black leaders who decried Van Dyke’s lenient sentence and called for renewed civil rights charges against Van Dyke.chicagotribune.com
Ex-Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke expected to be released from custody Thursday after serving 3 ¼ years for Laquan McDonald’s murder
The secrecy surrounding Van Dyke’s incarceration lasted up until his final hours behind bars, with state prison officials refusing to disclose where or exactly when he was being released.chicagotribune.com
Police identify 5-year-old Michigan boy killed after being hit while riding his bike
WARREN, MI -- Police have identified the victim in a deadly hit-and-run crash that took place Tuesday night at the intersection of Van Dyke and Stephens in Warren, according to Fox 2 Detroit. Five-year-old Preston Singleton was riding his bike around 9:45 p.m. at the intersection while out with family and friends when he was hit by a 22-year-old man who then fled the scene. Police have not identified the suspected driver of the Jeep Trailhawk that hit Singleton, but did say the man allegedly admitted to “hitting something” while on his way to work. An investigation of the man’s Jeep shows damage consistent with a recent accident, police said. man killed in motorcycle crash with deerMan, 59, stabbed to death outside Michigan casinoMan dies after crashing into tree along US-23Alabama removes toddler from Michigan family found with marijuanamlive.com
Teen charged with murder related to fatal car crash after high-speed chase
The defendant is accused of fleeing from police at high speed in a stolen vehicle on Thursday, April 29, on southbound Van Dyke. He allegedly caused a fatal, three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Van Dyke and 15 Mile Road, the new release said. The driver continued into Sterling Heights, traveling at speeds over 100 mph and running red lights, police said. At the intersection of 15 Mile and Van Dyke, the Jeep crashed into a Chevy Malibu, instantly killing a 20-year-old woman. READ MORE:Car split in half, driver ejected in crash on Michigan freewayFormer U.P.mlive.com
17-year-old arrested after high-speed chase leads to deadly 3-vehicle crash
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Vehicle thefts, reckless driving and a high-speed police chase led to a three-vehicle crash and the death of a 20-year-old woman early Friday, FOX 2 Detroit reports. A 17-year-old, who was allegedly recklessly driving a vehicle stolen from a dealership, was arrested at the crash scene in Sterling Heights, the TV station reports. The teen driver continued into Sterling Heights, traveling at speeds over 100 mph and running red lights, police said. At the intersection of 15 Mile and Van Dyke, the Jeep crashed into a Chevy Malibu, instantly killing a 20-year-old woman. After the vehicles collided, they hit a third vehicle, injuring the driver and a passenger.mlive.com
Local 4 News at 5 -- Feb. 24, 2021
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:Macomb County works to get more seniors their COVID vaccineThrough a partnership with SMART, Macomb County is offering a new vaccination location in Sterling Heights. The vaccination site is at the Sterling Heights Senior Center on Utica Road, between Schoenherr and Van Dyke roads.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Feb. 24, 2021
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. Macomb County offers new COVID-19 vaccination siteThe vaccination site is at the Sterling Heights Senior Center on Utica Road, between Schoenherr and Van Dyke roads. Appointments are required. Eligible residents and workers can call the SMART Macomb Vaccine line at 586-421-6579.
Detroit police: Man falls asleep driving, strikes police cruiser
DETROIT – A collision on Detroit’s east side sent two police officers to the hospital Saturday night. According to authorities, a man was driving northbound on Gratiot Avenue near Van Dyke when his vehicle struck a Detroit Police Department cruiser that was in the turn lane, before hitting the side of a building. Police said they believe the driver fell asleep while driving home from work. The two police officers that were in the cruiser checked on the driver before being taken to the hospital. They are expected to be OK.More: Detroit Crime News
Fire on Detroit’s east side kills 1, injures 4
DETROIT – A fire at a group home on Detroit’s east side killed one man and injured four others Friday morning. It happened on Burns Avenue, near I-94 and Van Dyke Avenue. The group home was significantly damaged and the building might be a total loss. The other four men were rushed to a hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation. AdWindows blown out due to the intense heat with damages extending around to the front and porch of the home.
Michigan State Police investigating I-94 road rage shooting in Detroit
DETROIT – A stretch of I-94 was closed down Sunday night due to an investigation into a shooting on the freeway. According to authorities, the victim was driving eastbound on I-94 between Woodward Avenue and I-75 at about 6:45 p.m. when another vehicle performed a brake check before firing shots. Police said the suspect vehicle exited at Van Dyke. Eastbound I-94 between the Lodge Freeway and Woodward Avenue was closed as officers investigated. On Monday morning, state police said the suspect vehicle was found and individuals were taken into custody.
12-year-old girl, father killed in crash with commercial truck, another child injured
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 12-year-old girl and her father were killed after the Dodge truck they were traveling in was in an accident with a commercial truck at the intersection of Van Dyke and 21 Mile Road. According to Fox 2 Detroit, an early investigation found the 45-year-old father was driving the truck northbound on Van Dyke when he turned left in front of the commercial truck that was traveling southbound on Van Dyke. Another 12-year-old who was in the Dodge truck was also injured in the accident and suffered serious injuries in the crash. The driver of the commercial truck was interviewed by detectives at the scene and released as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Sergeant Joseph Wojcik at 586-731-2121 ext.mlive.com
Father, 12-year-old daughter killed in crash in Shelby Township
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 45-year-old Macomb Township man and his 12-year-old daughter were killed in a crash in the area of 21 Mile Road and Van Dyke in Shelby Township. Shelby Township police and fire departments were dispatched at about 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday to a crash involving two vehicles. Police said one of the vehicles, a Dodge Ram, was engulfed in flames. A preliminary investigation revealed that the Dodge Ram was traveling northbound on Van Dyke, turning left onto 21 Mile Road when a commercial truck was southbound on Van Dyke, traveling through 21 Mile Road. Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the crash is asked to contact Traffic Services Bureau Sgt.
Road rage shooting on Detroit’s east side critically injuries 50-year-old man
DETROIT – Police are investigating a road rage incident on Detroit’s east side Friday that put a 50-year-old man in the hospital with critical injuries. Police said an argument between a 50-year-old man and a 31-year-old man escalated into gunfire being exchanged between the two. The 50-year-old man was struck and and was rushed to a hospital, where he is in critical condition. The 31-year-old man was taken in to be questioned by police. More: Detroit crime news
Crash on M-53 in Lapeer County kills 29-year-old woman
IMLAY TWP, MI — A traffic crash has killed one person in Lapeer County. About 8:17 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, Lapeer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash scene on Van Dyke (M-53) south of Bowers Road in Imlay Township. About a quarter of a mile to the south of Bowers Road, Griffith’s vehicle crossed the centerline and partially entered the northbound lane, police said. An off-duty Lapeer County EMS paramedic at the collision managed to free an unresponsive Griffith and start CPR on her. Lapeer County Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the scene by Imlay City Fire and Rescue, Michigan State Police troopers from the Lapeer Post, Lapeer County EMS Ambulance Service, Lapeer County Road Commission, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Reconstruction Division, Yakes Towing in North Branch, and Paul’s Collision in Almont.mlive.com
Shooting investigation in Warren hotel parking lot
WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) -- — Warren police are investigating an overnight shooting at a hotel -- in the parking lot of the Hawthorn Suites near Van Dyke and 13 Mile. A 7 Action News photojournalist at the scene saw a number of bullets casings on the ground and witnessed investigators examining at least two cars. There's no word right now on whether anyone was hit. Stay with wxyz.com as this story develops.wxyz.com
Detroit police seek answers in shooting death of 58-year-old man
DETROIT – Police are searching for answers in a fatal shooting that happened around 1:10 a.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of Van Dyke in Detroit. Police say the motive behind the shooting death of the 58-year-old man is unknown. Police did not release more details about the shooting. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detroit police at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. CRIME HEADLINES
Shelby Township police arrest several people in protest march against racism, police brutality
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police arrested several people participating in a protest in Shelby Township. Demonstrators have held multiple protests in Shelby Township after Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide made racist comments about protests on social media. They were violating people.”Detroit Will Breathe reported a woman who was protesting was strip searched by the Shelby police. Detroit Will Breathe said protesters they marched to the Shelby Township Police Department for jail support -- to check on detainees, see if they post bail and have a lawyer -- where they said they were attacked by police. Shelby police said they would release its footage of the protest soon.
Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke withdraws appeal of his conviction in slaying of Laquan McDonald
Van Dyke was sentenced to 6 3/4 years behind bars; given expected credit for good behavior, he is slated for release in February 2022. After a stint in a federal prison, he was transferred to state custody, but his attorney on Friday declined to specify exactly where.chicagotribune.com
2 teens, grandmother hurt in freak incident involving art project, microwave parts in Utica
UTICA, Mich. Two teenagers and a grandmother were rushed to nearby hospitals after a freak incident in Utica involving a woodworking art project and microwave parts. Utica police said the incident happened on the Fourth of July outside an apartment building near 21 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue. Utica police Chief Sean Coady said an 18-year-old man has extensive electrical burns to his lungs and is in a medically induced coma. In the Utica case, a father, his son and the sons girlfriend were using a transformer taken out of a microwave. His grandmother also ran over to help and was shocked, officials said.
Westbound I-94 closed at Mount Elliot Street, Van Dyke for shooting investigation
DETROIT The Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night on I-94 in Detroit. According to authorities, at about 8:45 p.m., a 22-year-old man from Hamtramck was driving erratically on I-94 before pulling over in a construction zone, blocking traffic. A witness stopped to render aid and called police. Police said the victim had been shot multiple times and was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. It is unknown when I-94 will reopen.
Opposing protesters face-off in Shelby Township
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A protest was held on Wednesday along Van Dyke near the Shelby Township offices to call attention to comments posted on social media by Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide and trustee John Vermeulen. Shelide has apologized and will go 30 days without pay and he will have to go to cultural and sensitivity training. READ: Shelby Township trustees vote to suspend police chief after anti-protest tweetsShortly after the protest began, another group of protesters with a different message joined them. Protesters calling for the firing of Shelide almost immediately saw signs and flags flying that they weren’t expecting. Eventually, the groups settled on opposite sides of Van Dyke, campaigning for the support of passing cars.
Opposing protesters face-off in Shelby Township
Opposing protesters face-off in Shelby TownshipPublished: June 24, 2020, 11:12 pmA protest was held on Wednesday along Van Dyke near the Shelby Township offices to call attention to comments posted on social media by Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide and trustee John Vermeulen.
How to talk to your children about racism
DETROIT – As we wrap up another emotional week of angry protests in cities across the country, worried parents are struggling with how to protect their children from seeing the violence and also talk to them about racism. Read more: Kids at Home“My husband had that conversation with him about being a black man in America," High-Van Dyke said. “The preschool and elementary school age kids are beginning to ask questions and a lot of the questions that they are asking is about skin color. She said younger children shouldn’t be exposed to any of this violence, but if your young children have already seen it, how do you explain it to them? "The child needs to see the parent bringing over a black friend to dinner or a playdate of a different race should be able to play with the child.
$22M multi-building development near West Village clears last financing hurdle
A multi-building development near West Village led by the owner of the Leland Hotel has just gotten the last piece of financing necessary to move forward. At Jefferson and Van Dyke avenues, developer Michael Higgins has plans for a mix of new and redeveloped buildings that would include 42 apartments, 17,000 square feet of commercial space, and a parking deck. Last week, the Michigan Strategic Fund approved two loans for the $22 million project through the Michigan Community Revitalization Program and in Brownfield Tax financing worth $4.9 million. Higgins told Crains Detroit Business that half the units would be reserved for those making between 50 to 80 percent of the Area Median Income ($30,550 to $48,880). Complicating the project, toxic materials from underground gasoline storage tanks were found on the site in 2019, necessitating brownfield financing for cleanup.detroit.curbed.com
Person stabbed by masked attacker while trying to withdrawal money from Washington Township ATM
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. A person was stabbed Saturday while trying to withdrawal money from a Chase Bank ATM on 26 Mile and Van Dyke in Washington Township. Police say the attacker was masked and wearing all black. There was an argument before the stabber attacked the victim and ran off, police say. The victims injuries are not life threatening.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 17, 2019
A person was stabbed Saturday while trying to use a Chase Bank ATM on 26 Mile and Van Dyke in Washington Township. A recall has been issued on two pound frozen bags of Quest beef cat food over fears it may be contaminated with salmonella. One person was hospitalized after a fire broke out at a Dearborn home Saturday night on Oxford Street between Decatur and Pardee. Temperatures will be in the teens and low 20s Sunday morning. Highs are expected to only reach the middle 30s today.
Smash-and-grab ATM thieves hit another gas station in Detroit
DETROIT - Police are investigating a smash-and-grab ATM robbery Wednesday morning at a gas station on Detroit's east side near Van Dyke and Outer Driver, south of Eight Mile Road. The thieves fled the scene with the ATM. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Man killed in Sterling Heights house fire
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - A fire left one person dead Wednesday morning at a home in the 5600 block of Victory Circle in Sterling Heights. The victim in a man in his late 60s. Sterling Heights firefighters responded to the home in a neighborhood near Van Dyke and 17 Mile Road. Firefighters respond to a house fire Sept. 25, 2019 in Sterling Heights. (WDIV)Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Man shot by police at Sterling Heights mobile home park
Sterling Heights police officers were involved in a shooting just after 3:30 a.m. Monday at a mobile home park in the area of Utica Road and Van Dyke. According to police, there was an argument... Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Sterling Heights police officer involved in shooting
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - A Sterling Heights police officer was involved in a shooting this morning just after 4 a.m. at a mobile home park in the area of Utica Road and Van Dyke. At this time we do not know why police were called to the home or the condition of the individual. Local 4 has a reporter on the way to the scene. Stay with ClickOnDetroit for updates.
Man shot twice in Detroit club shooting
Shots were fired inside the club and a 24-year-old man walking past the building was shot twice. (WDIV)DETROIT - Police are investigating a nonfatal shooting that happened at a club on the 18900 block of Van Dyke in Detroit at 1:48 a.m. Saturday. Shots were fired inside the club and a 24-year-old man walking past the building was shot twice, police say. The victim was seriously injured.
A guide to the 2019 Romeo Peach Festival
ROMEO, Mich. - The 88th annual Romeo Peach Festival is this weekend. Enjoy more than peaches at the Labor Day Weekend tradition that started in 1931. Crystal Diamonds Complex, 14713 33 Mile, Romeo, MISaturday, Aug. 31Peach Festival Golf Classic8 a.m.-2 p.m.Bruce Hills Golf Club, 6771 Taft, Romeo, MIMen's and Co-Ed Softball Tournaments8 a.m. Downtown RomeoDJ Darrick Price8 p.m.Romeo Lions Fieldhouse and Grounds, 269 E Washington St., Romeo, MI$5 entry after 7 p.m.Monday, Sept. 1Produce Market8 a.m.-7 p.m.Northern Farm Market, LLC 74865 Van Dyke at 35 Mile, Romeo, MIFarm Market and Bakery8 a.m.-6 p.m.Westview Orchards, 65075 Van Dyke at 30 Mile, Romeo, MIChildren's Parade10 a.m. Downtown RomeoDIA Free Kid's Art Making Workshop10 a.m.-2 p.m.Romeo Lions Fieldhouse and Grounds, 269 E Washington St., Romeo, MICider Mill10 a.m.-5 p.m.Westview Orchards and Winery, 65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MIUsed Book Sale10 a.m.-4 p.m.Romeo Community Center 361 Morton Street, Romeo, MIFrontier Town's Craft Show10 a.m.-6 p.m.Frontier Town, 67310 Van Dyke, Washington, MICroswell Extravaganza Craft Show10 a.m.-6 p.m.Croswell Elementary School and Grounds, 175 Croswell St., Romeo, MICarnival RidesNoonRomeo Lions Fieldhouse and Grounds, 269 E Washington St., Romeo, MIPie SaleNoonRomeo Lions Fieldhouse and Grounds, 269 E Washington St., Romeo, MIHometown Parade1:30 p.m.
Drivers seriously hurt when whiteout conditions cause head-on crash in Lapeer County
BROWN CITY, Mich. – Two men were seriously injured Wednesday in a head-on crash when wind blew snow from an open farm field into the roadway in Lapeer County, police said. The incident happened at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday on Van Dyke north of North Branch Road in Brown City, police said. A 30-year-old Lapeer man was driving north on Van Dyke in a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when wind blew the snow across the roadway, according to authorities. Brown City firefighters got both drivers out of the vehicles and took them to McLaren Hospital in Lapeer. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office at 810-656-1015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Visitation set for Victoria Cartright, Dakota High student killed walking to school
Funeral arrangements are set for Victoria Cartright, the Dakota High School student tragically killed walking to school Friday. Cartright was hit by a car and killed by a fellow student while walking to school. She was honored Friday night during Dakota's high school football game. The Dakota High School community continues to mourn the tragic loss of their own. Outside the high school Saturday, fellow students, teachers and parents paused to remember Cartwright.