DTE, other agencies investigate apparent underground explosion in southwest Detroit
“It felt like an explosion or earthquake honestly. The doors in the building were shifting. We were trying to fix them and then we noticed that it was actually a foundation issue. Cracks were appearing inside as well as outside."
Mausoleums broken into at historic Woodmere Cemetery in Southwest Detroit
click to enlarge Steve NeavlingCarhartt Mausoleum at Woodmere Cemetery. Would-be grave robbers struck the historic Woodmere Cemetery in Southwest Detroit on Sunday, breaking into at least one mausoleum and attempting to get into another one.Detroit police said the break-in occurred at about 4:50 p.m.“At this time, it does not appear that anything was taken,” police said in a news release. “This case is actively being investigated.”It was not immediately clear which mausoleums were targeted.In December 2012, about a dozen century-old mausoleums were ransacked by thieves, who stole doors, gates, stained glass windows, marble, and other content.In 2011, vandals toppled 110 heads stones, smashed statues, and beheaded ornate angels at the 240-acre cemetery.Woodmere is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, opening in 1867, and home to many notable graves. It also is the resting place of Civil War soldiers who were moved to the cemetery after Fort Wayne was razed.Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call police at 313-596-5440 or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK UP.metrotimes.com
Mausoleum broken into at Detroit cemetery, police seek culprits
DETROIT – A mausoleum at a cemetery on Detroit’s west side was broken into early Sunday morning. According to authorities, the damage was discovered just before 5 a.m. Police said an unknown number of suspects broke into a mausoleum at a cemetery located near the intersection of Fort and Woodmere streets and attempted to gain entry into another. Police said nothing appeared to have been stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5440 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
American Moslem Society sues Woodmere Cemetery alleging breach of contract, disparate treatment
DETROIT Michigans oldest mosque sits across the street from Woodmere Cemetery. For years, the American Moslem Society has bought plots in quantity for their members. Woodmere told AMS that until all the plots are paid in full there will be no expansion, according to a lawsuit filed by AMS. The mosque said thats a breach of contract. Attorneys got Woodmere sent Local 4 the following statement:This is a breach of contract claim by the American Moslem Society.