Man, 18, told police he was too high on Xanax to remember details of shooting
KALAMAZOO, MI – A Kalamazoo man who said he was too high on Xanax to remember the details before a shooting is facing a weapons charge. Javis Vernon-Neily, 18, was arraigned Nov. 19 on one felony count of receiving and concealing a firearm in Kalamazoo County District Court. Related: Kalamazoo man, 18, arrested after shootingThe charge stems from a shooting around 7:15 a.m. on Nov. 18, near the intersection of King Highway and Branch Street. Vernon-Neily told police he bought it on the street for $350, about three weeks ago, to use as protection. He told police he could not remember details about the shooting because he was high on Xanax, per the affidavit.mlive.com
Auburn Hills brothers, 17-year-old girl dead after suspected drug overdose
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Its hard to imagine what Rebecca and Robert Kiesseling are going through after both of their sons overdosed on the same day. I was the good parent, Rebecca Kiesseling said. They call it bricks on the street, Rebecca Kiesseling said. Rebecca Kiesseling said making the call to the boys biological mother about their death was the hardest thing shes ever had to do. She hadnt seen them in a long time and she had seen the both of them this past week, Rebecca Kiesseling said.
Police blotter: Fight in motel room; heroin overdose
The following reports are among those made recently to Monroe County law enforcement agencies. The following reports are among those made recently to Monroe County law enforcement agencies. Three women fight in motel room; one injuredCriminal charges are pending against three females who were involved in a felonious assault and larceny of $3,200 in a room at the Baymont Inn in Monroe Township last week. Woman revived after heroin overdoseA 24-year-old Frenchtown Township woman was revived after she suffered an overdose from heroin in her home in the Frenchtown Villa Mobile Home Community early Tuesday. Car stolen from dealershipA red 2015 Dodge Challenger Seat Pack was stolen from Groulx Oldsmobile in Monroe Township last week.monroenews.com
Rochester teacher sentenced to at least 4 years in prison for sex with students
ROCHESTER, Mich. – A Rochester teacher charged with having sex with two of her high school students, and giving one of those students drugs, has been sentenced to at least 4 years (51 months) in prison. Kathryn Houghtaling, 26 at the time, was charged in Jan. 2019 with six counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second-degree. Houghtaling was a first-year teacher who taught special education at Rochester High School. The maximum sentence for the crimes is 15 years in prison, but it was not expected that she would be sentenced to serve above the minimum 51 months in prison. Sources say Houghtaling had sex with the boys at an apartment and one time in a car, while other students watched.
Arrests made in northern Michigan crystal meth drug bust
The search warrant resulted in approximately 60 grams of crystal methamphetamine and Xanax bars seized. The suspect, 42-year-old Charles Culberston of Grawn, was arrested during the search warrant. A female suspect also lives at the home and returned there during the search warrant. Nicole Shamblin, 36-years-old, was held in Grand Traverse County for possession of methamphetamine and probation violation. Child Protective Services was contacted following the search warrant because an underage person was found at the home.