Macomb County man facing disturbing child and animal abuse charges
Darius Julius Hammond Swan is in custody Friday (March 4) on a $1M bond. Warren police and the U.S. Marshals picked Hammond-Swan up Friday after three-month-old twins were taken to Children’s Hospital with terrible injuries. One of the babies suffered a fractured skull while the other had fluid on the brain.
Lincoln high school goes virtual for two days after gun threat
A Lincoln high school student told administrators that a 16-year-old boy in her class flashed a gun at her and threatened to pistol-whip her. At least two students said they had seen what they described as a pistol. The incident put Lincoln High School into a brief lockdown.
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.
Puppy stolen from family’s home in Warren, returned safely by police
WARREN, Mich. – Eight-week-old Bella, an American bulldog, was a Christmas gift for Ashley Swinton and her children. “We got her two days before Christmas, and just a couple of days ago, I had food delivered,” she said. “They (the family) thought originally the dog had just gotten out of the room,” said Detective Brian Price with the Warren Police Department. That’s when she went to the Warren Police Department, which tracked down the driver and Bella. “Ultimately, it was the children’s Christmas gift.
Warren police bust drug ring selling cocaine laced with fentanyl
They believe the three taken into custody are the leaders of a ring selling cocaine laced with fentanyl that has killed three people in Warren. Jermaine Tate, 38, has been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Nathaniel Clark, 32, as been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, three counts of delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Terry Jamal Gaskins, 34, has been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, three counts of delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Authorities said they’ve been distributing cocaine laced with fentanyl, cut down to make a larger profit.
3 arrested in connection with Warren fentanyl ring, more arrests likely
WARREN, Mich. – An investigation into a large-scale group alleged to be manufacturing and distributing fentanyl across Metro Detroit culminated in the arrests of three people. (Stopping Narcotic Overdoses in Warren) began investigating in November after the death of a 47-year-old resident. Jermaine Tate, 38, has been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Nathaniel Clark, 32, as been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, three counts of delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Terry Jamal Gaskins, 34, has been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, three counts of delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl.
Michigan State Police: Investigation into vehicle found with bullet holes on I-696 turned over to Warren police
A Michigan State Police car was involved in a crash on I-696 in Southfield. (WDIV)Michigan State Police said an investigation into a vehicle found with bullet holes on Interstate 696 has been turned over to Warren police. State police said the Warren Police Department contacted the agency, revealing the vehicle was involved in an incident in the city. State police said when the trooper checked the vehicle, he observed several bullet holes in the car. “A check of local hospitals and police departments did not reveal a victim or incident,” MSP officials said.
Warren Police: Burglary suspect said he wouldn’t go back to jail, tried to run officers over
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Local 4 has learned new information in a Thursday morning police shooting that left a man in critical condition. Warren police said a burglary suspect made a promise he wasn’t going back to jail before he tried to run officers over. Everything started at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the Knights Inn on Dequindre Road, on the Warren and Madison Heights border. “He’s responsible for these business burglaries in different cities including Warren, Frazier, Clinton Township,” said Commissioner Bill Dwyer with Warren Police. But Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said when officers moved in, he attacked.
Burglary suspect in critical condition after being shot by police in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A suspected burglar was rushed to a hospital early Thursday morning after after being shot by Warren police. The shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. at the Knights Inn, near the border of Warren and Madison Heights. Original Story: Warren police shoot burglary suspect at Knights Inn motel in Madison HeightsAccording to authorities, a Warren Special Operations unit had been monitoring and investigating the man prior to the shooting. The man was rushed to a hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Officers are conducting a search warrant at the Knights Inn motel room where police said he was staying with a woman and two children.
Warren police shoot burglary suspect at Knights Inn motel in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A burglary suspect is hospitalized after Warren police shot him at the Knights Inn early Thursday morning on the Warren and Madison Heights border. UPDATE: Burglary suspect in critical condition after being shot by police in Madison HeightsAccording to Warren police, officers went to arrest a person about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the motel on Dequindre Road who allegedly committed a burglary in Auburn Hills. When officers moved in to make the arrest in the motel parking lot, the suspect attempted to run the officers over and rammed a police vehicle. Officers are conducting a search warrant at the Knights Inn motel room where he was staying with a woman and two children. A Warren Special Operations unit had been monitoring the man at the motel.
Argument over slashed tires in Warren leads to double-stabbing
WARREN, Mich. – A man is in critical condition at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital after a stabbing Sunday morning. According to authorities, an argument over someone’s slashed tires turned violent just before 3 a.m. and two men were stabbed. It happened near the intersection of Jackson and Mullin avenues, just north of Eight Mile Road. Both men were rushed to Ascension Hospital for their injuries, where one is expected to be OK and the other is currently in critical condition. Anyone with information should contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4700.
Warren family returns home few months after hate crime incident
WARREN, Mich. – On Thanksgiving, we’re hearing a message of gratitude and forgiveness from a Warren couple forced out of their home for a few months following an apparent hate crime against them. In September, shots fired into the home of military veterans Eddie and Candace Hall. “We celebrated with a nice meal, playing some family games and first of all, we started with prayer,” said Candace Hall. “For something to happen like that because of what we believed in, that was just shocking,” said Eddie Hall. Now a few months later -- on a day of Thanksgiving -- the Hall family said they’re giving thanks.
Increased coronavirus spread reaches Warren Police Department, impacts operations
WARREN, Mich. – As Michigan experiences its second wave of coronavirus spread, frontline institutions are growing concerned -- including local police departments. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says 13 officers and one dispatcher are not currently working after testing positive for the virus. On Thursday, yet another Warren officer -- a lieutenant in his 40s -- tested positive for COVID and has been hospitalized. Whitmer on COVID-19: This is the moment medical experts have been dreadingOfficials say police work is still getting done with the reduced staff size, but the Warren department has had to adjust its operations to prevent further spread of coronavirus. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan has risen to 236,225 in total, including 7,811 total deaths, as of Thursday.
Police arrest gunman after standoff in Warren
WARREN, Mich. – Police arrested an armed man at the end of a standoff in Warren. Warren Police Department’s Special Response team responded to a home near Toepfer and Hoover roads. Police said the standoff started after an argument between a couple at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said that at some point, the man fired four shots. Police negotiated with the man and eventually took him into custody.
Warren police fatally shoot man after 9-hour standoff
WARREN, Mich. – A man was killed by police in Warren Saturday after a nine-hour standoff. According to authorities, the incident started Friday night at the Lancaster Woods Condominiums, near the intersection of 12 Mile and Hayes roads. “It’s really hard to see something like this happen really close to home," said neighbor Adrian Gigg. “A lot of people in this area tried their best to help him out in multiple ways.”Authorities said police negotiators tried talking to the man for nine hours. “With situations like this, you know Warren had to do their best job to protect the citizens and the people within this area.
Warren police kill barricaded man who threatened officers with weapon after long standoff
WARREN, Mich. – Officers killed a barricaded man Saturday morning after a nine hour standoff that started Friday night, according to Warren Police Commissioner, Bill Dwyer. Police say the shots were fired at Lancaster Woods Condominiums near Hayes and 12 Mile Road in Warren. When officers arrived they found an unstable man and the nine hour standoff started. Throughout the standoff between the man and officers negotiations failed, stated Dwyer. Dwyer said officers repeatedly told the man to put the weapon down, but he refused.
West Bloomfield home raided in connection with Warren, Detroit triple-homicide
WARREN, Mich. – A house in West Bloomfield was raided by police Friday morning in connection with a triple-homicide between Detroit and Warren. Officers were at the house to notify Rimson that her boyfriend, Tai’raz’s father, had been found dead in a burning car on Detroit’s west side. Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer confirmed Tai’raz and Rimson were led down to the basement of the home. Dwyer has called the crime “evil” and “senseless.”Warren police showed up at the West Bloomfield home -- located on Margate Lane -- shortly after 7 a.m. Friday. This murder investigation has the attention of Detroit, Warren and West Bloomfield police departments and the FBI.
Person of interest being questioned in Warren double murder case, sources say
WARREN, Mich. – A person of interest has been brought in for questioning in connection with the Warren double murder case, sources told Local 4. The person of interest is being questioned, but is not under arrest at this time, sources said. She had a daughter.”Detroit rapper Trick Trick put up $6,000 in reward money to help catch the killers. “Trick Trick -- he can’t do it by himself,” Smith said. Double murder linked to Detroit car fireThe body of Tai’rez’s father had been found 11 miles away inside a burning car on Detroit’s east side, police said.
Mother of Warren double murder victim desperate for answers
WARREN, Mich. – The mother of a victim involved in a double murder in Warren is desperate for answers about why her daughter was killed. Warren and Detroit police departments, as well as the FBI, are teaming up to investigate the murders of a 28-year-old woman and a 6-year-old boy. “Trick Trick -- he can’t do it by himself,” Smith said. Double murder linked to Detroit car fireThe body of Tai’rez’s father had been found 11 miles away inside a burning car on Detroit’s east side, police said. “The execution-style killing of a 6-year-old boy is truly evil, unthinkable and senseless, and shows no regard for life,” Dwyer said.
Warren and Detroit police team up with FBI to investigate murder involving 6-year-old boy
WARREN, Mich. – Warren and Detroit police departments, as well as the FBI, are teaming up to investigate the murders of a woman and a 6-year-old linked to a body found in a burning car in Detroit. Warren police are calling on the FBI to investigate the double murder of a woman and a 6-year-old boy that was linked to a body found in a burning car in Detroit. Tai’raz Moore (WDIV)Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer confirmed Tai’raz was led down to the basement of the home with his father’s girlfriend. That’s when Warren police discovered the bodies of Tai’rez and the father’s girlfriend, according to officials. “The execution-style killing of a 6-year-old boy is truly evil, unthinkable and senseless, and shows no regard for life,” Dwyer said.
Warren police share disturbing details about murders of woman, 6-year-old linked to Detroit car fire
WARREN, Mich. – Police revealed disturbing details about the murder of a 6-year-old boy and his father’s girlfriend inside a Warren home after the father’s body was found inside a burning car in Detroit. Officials said Tai’raz Moore and his father’s girlfriend were found dead Thursday morning at a home on Oits Avenue near Nine Mile and Dequindre roads in Warren. Tai’raz Moore (WDIV)Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer spoke about the case Friday, saying he wants federal officials to get involved. That’s when Warren police discovered the bodies of Tai’rez and the father’s girlfriend, according to officials. “The execution-style killing of a 6-year-old boy is truly evil, unthinkable and senseless, and shows no regard for life,” Dwyer said.
‘Truly evil, unthinkable and senseless’ -- Warren police commissioner speaks out on the murders of 6-year-old boy, woman
‘Truly evil, unthinkable and senseless’ -- Warren police commissioner speaks out on the murders of 6-year-old boy, womanPublished: October 2, 2020, 12:16 pmPolice in Warren held a press conference Friday after authorities found a woman and a boy dead Thursday morning while trying to notify the family of a man whose body was discovered in a burning car.
Man faces judge in Warren hate crime, asks for forgiveness
WARREN, Mich. – Michael John Frederick Jr. is accused of firing shots into the home of a family of veterans, slashing their tires, smashing a window, vandalizing their truck with a swastika, expletives and the words “Not Welcome.”Frederick faced Judge Michael Chupa Thursday, where he said he wanted the Hall family to forgive him. I can say it’s not like me,” Frederick said. “People should be able to reasonably disagree about politics without it resorting to violence. Using violence, whether motivated by race or politics or hatred or acrimony," Chupa said. "I don’t care, that is not what America is about.”Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Deaths of woman, 6-year-old boy in Warren linked to body found in burning car in Detroit
WARREN, Mich. – Police have linked the deaths of a woman and a 6-year-old boy in Warren to a body that was found in a burning car in Detroit. Officers found the Warren victims before 11 a.m. Thursday inside a home on Otis Avenue near Nine Mile and Dequindre roads. Police said a 6-year-old boy named Tairaz was shot and killed. His body was found inside the Warren home, along with the body of his father’s girlfriend, according to authorities. When the man was identified, Warren police were going to notify his family when they discovered the bodies inside the home.
Woman, boy found dead in Warren during investigation of body burned in Detroit car fire
WARREN, Mich. – Police found a woman and a boy dead inside a Warren home while trying to notify the family of a man whose body was discovered in a burning car in Detroit. Warren police officers responding to a scene at Dequindre Road and Otis Avenue on Oct. 1, 2020. (WDIV)During the course of the investigation, officials identified the body -- a Warren man. Warren officers went to the home before 11 a.m. Thursday in the area of Dequindre Road and Otis Avenue, police said. There was no answer at the home, but Warren police found the bodies of a woman and a body inside, according to authorities.
Police investigate possible double murder at Warren home
WARREN, Mich. – Police are investigating a possible double murder inside a Warren home, Local 4 has learned. Warren police officers responding to a scene at Dequindre Road and Otis Avenue on Oct. 1, 2020. When Warren officers arrived, they discovered what appeared to be a double homicide. They’re waiting for official word from investigators. Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer was also at the scene.
Man confesses to crimes against Warren family in federal hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A press conference was held Wednesday afternoon to release details into the arrest of a man in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. Teams were sent out to knock on every door south of 11 Mile Road and west of Hoover Road. Investigators believe it was their Black Lives Matter sign that set off a 24-year-old delivery truck driver who lives with his parents around the corner. Police said he confessed to crimes against the Hall family and against another home that had “Pedophile” spray painted on the garage door because they had a Joe Biden sign. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Man arrested in Warren hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. It was exactly at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday when Eddie and Candace Hall heard about an arrest in their case. I ran in the house and I really caught the end of the news clip, so we were excited,” said Candace Hall. Some people came by and prayed with us,” said Eddie Hall. We can’t hurt each other for our beliefs,” Candace Hall said.
Police canvas Warren neighborhood in hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – Police are going door-to-door in a Warren neighborhood looking for new clues into a series of racially motivated attacks on an African-American family. Warren police stepped up their search for a man who terrorized a family with violent actions and messages of hate. Shon Smith knew someone threw a rock through the window of the Hall family home on Sept. 9. She became emotional when she learned the same man fired shots a the home Sept. 7 and Sept. 10. “It brought tears to my eyes.”The police, the FBI and the two veterans targeted in the attacks believe they were targeted for a Black Lives Matter sign they placed in their window.
Warren veterans spend weeks in hotel after home repeatedly attacked
WARREN, Mich. – Police continue to investigate an apparent hate crime against a family in Warren. The family said they aren’t taking and chances and have temporarily moved out of their own home. They said they’d rather be in their own beds, but have spent the last two weeks in a hotel after their home was targeted in multiple hate crimes. Warren police and the FBI are investigating, but the person has not been caught yet. The family said they feel terrorized and will likely feel that way until the culprit has been caught.
Driver leads Warren police on chase, speeding to 100 miles per hour
WARREN, Mich. – Two people were arrested in Warren after a traffic stop turned into a police chase. Warren police were attempting to stop the vehicle on Van Dyke Avenue near Civic Center Drive. The driver then does a donut in the middle of the road and nearly slams into the squad car. The vehicle weaved in and out of traffic, reaching 100 miles per hour, traveling south on Van Dyke. Warren police have two people in custody, including one individual who police said is a felon in possession of a firearm.
$3,000 reward offered for information in racially motivated attack on Warren veterans
WARREN, Mich. – Police are offering a $3,000 reward to help find who is responsible for a hate crime committed in Warren. The Warren Police Department released surveillance video of a man outside the home holding a gun. The house, owned by two Black veterans, was shot up Thursday night and Monday night. They are veterans," Dwyer said. “This is a hate crime.”UPDATE: FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren familyAnyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren family
WARREN, Mich. – Within two days, the Hall family had their tires slashed, swastikas drawn on their vehicles, shots fired at their home and their front window smashed. Warren police released video of a man outside the home holding a gun Friday and announced a $3,000 reward for information to help find who is responsible. The video captures a man wearing a mask and hood with a gun in hand stalking the family’s home in Warren. Eddie Hall and Candace Sparks-Hall were not home at the time and were notified of the shooting by their neighbor. Police said the FBI has been called in to launch a federal hate crime investigation.
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren family
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren familyPublished: September 11, 2020, 5:08 pmWithin two days, the Hall family had their tires slashed, swastikas drawn on their vehicles, shots fired at their home and their front window smashed.
$3,000 reward offered for information in racially motivated attack in Warren
$3,000 reward offered for information in racially motivated attack in WarrenPublished: September 11, 2020, 12:12 pmThe safety of a Warren family was shattered Wednesday night when someone slashed the veteran’s tires, wrote racial threats on their cars and smashed a window.
Macomb County veterans targeted in suspected hate crime
A Macomb County family and their home came under attack Wednesday night. The safety of the Hall family home in Warren was shattered at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Outside, the couple found the tires slashed on Hall’s work truck, on Sparks-Hall’s car, and on their son’s car he received for graduating. Racist messages and a swastika were written on Hall’s work truck. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877 or the mayor’s office at 586-574-4520.
Warren police operation seizes 75 guns, $107,000 in drug money
WARREN, Mich. – Police in Warren responded to a recent uptick in crime with Operation SNAG, which helped get guns, drugs and criminals off the streets. City officials held a press conference Thursday to discuss SNAG, which stands for Saving Neighborhoods Against Guns. It includes a police task force getting deep into areas where there have been shootings and armed robberies. Police said more than two dozen guns seized are at a crime lab being tested. Warren mayor Jim Fouts commended the Warren Police Department for Operation SNAG and said the task force saved lives.
Warren residents create barricade to trap 20-year-old woman driving drunk, police say
WARREN, Mich. A group of Warren residents took matters into their own hands when they saw a 20-year-old woman allegedly driving drunk in their neighborhood, creating their own barricade to trap her and lead to her arrest, according to authorities. Warren police cruiser video showed officers arresting Lillian Valente, 20, of Sterling Heights, in Warrens St. Anne neighborhood. Warren Lt. David Kriss said Valente had a blood alcohol content of 0.2, or twice the legal limit. We just see out of a corner and zoom, a car flew by, resident Melissa Gordon said. Police said Valente got out of the car stumbling and was immediately arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Teen arrested after 10-year-old fatally shot at Warren apartment complex
WARREN, Mich. – A 15-year-old boy from Detroit is in custody after a 10-year-old boy was fatally shot in Warren. 10-year-old Orran Baugh was killed in the shooting. Orran Baugh was shot and killed Wednesday in WarrenPolice said the shooting happened around 1:05 p.m. at the Warren Manor Apartments in the 21500 block of Dequindre Road. READ: 15-year-old in police custody after 10-year-old shot, killed at Warren apartment complexPolice said there were 10 children in the apartment at the time. The family of 10-year-old Orran Baugh has setup a GoFundMe to help pay for his funeral.
10-year-old boy shot in chest in Warren dies
WARREN, Mich. – A 10-year-old boy died after being shot in the chest on Wednesday afternoon, police say. According to authorities at around 1:05 p.m. the child was shot at the Warren Manor Apartments in the 21500 block of Dequindre Road. The boy died at 2:22 p.m. after being transported to a children’s hospital, officials said. Police say a 10-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Warren on July 22, 2020. A photo of the scene at the Warren Manor Apartments.
Police investigate 10-year-old shot, killed at Warren apartment complex
WARREN, Mich. Warren Police are investigating the death of 10-year-old who died after being shot in the chest. ORIGINAL STORY: 10-year-old boy shot in chest in Warren diesWilkerson is still trying to come to terms with the death of 10-year-old he says was shot and killed across the hall at the Warren Manor Apartment Complex on DeQuindre Drive. All thats being investigated by Warren Police who brought in eight people in for questioning -- seven of them juveniles. Although theres plenty more to uncover, Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says an accidental self-shooting has been ruled out. But I Can tell you this, that it wasnt an accidental shooting from the victim to himself, said Commissioner Dwyer.
County sheriff: White Warren police officer did not violate laws during arrest of Black Amazon driver
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office determined that a Warren police officer did not violate any laws or policies during their arrest of an Amazon delivery driver in June. Police say the White officer approached the Black Amazon driver and requested the driver’s license 10 times, which the driver did not comply with. The Warren officer involved was placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation led by the county sheriff’s office. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that the Warren police officer did not violate any Michigan criminal laws, nor did they violate any of the city police department’s policies. A full explanation of the county sheriff’s office’s decision can be found in a tweet below.
Police brutality protest held in Warren after Amazon drivers arrest
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. Protesters gathered in Warren to discuss racism and police brutality Saturday. One of the main topics was the recent arrest of an Amazon driver in Warren. RELATED: I was terrified -- Amazon driver speaks out after rough arrest in WarrenWhen an Amazon driver in Warren is arrested for doing their job, its not only -- as the mayor says -- outrageous, it is racism, it is bias, said Justin Walters. It is the reason were here today.Protesters are asking for changes and Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said changes are due. Im trying to get the bad apples out of the Warren Police Department.Dwyer said while there is training for deescalation and cultural diversity, police officers need more training.