Divers search for father after 2 girls escape vehicle that plunged into lake
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – Two girls escaped from their father’s vehicle after in plunged into Lake Macatawa, Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies said. The father, who was driving the vehicle, has not been located as of Sunday, Jan. 22, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Lt. Eric Westveer told MLive/The Grand Rapids Press. The girls were able to escape the vehicle when it went into the lake. The girls did not know where they were, but finally knocked on a door and asked for help hours after they escaped the vehicle, Westveer said. Read more on MLive:Incubator kitchen brings hope, opportunity to Grand Rapids food startupsWhitmer, Gilchrist, Kildee celebrate GM’s $795 million Michigan investmentGrant provides gear for confined space rescues in Southwest Michiganmlive.com
Driver rescued from car submerged in Grand River
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A driver was rescued Saturday morning from a vehicle that crashed into the Grand River. Officials say the rescue team arrived at 11:02 a.m. and confirmed a person was trapped inside an air pocket in the submerged car. This was the first rescue since the Grand Rapids Fire Department dive team launched in September. The tools used to cut into the vehicle were funded by a FEMA grant, a news release said. More on MLive:Two dead in Kent County crash involving ambulance, semi-truck and SUVMan injured in Grand Rapids accidental shootingKalamazoo police investigate Friday night homicidemlive.com
Is your Winter Emergency Kit ready? 15 things you should keep in your vehicle
It’s worth brushing up on what you should have packed in your vehicle as a winter emergency kit. So pack your emergency kit and stash it in your vehicle, and try to stay as cozy as possible. Jumper Cables are an essential part of any winter emergency kit for your vehicle. Even if you don’t need them, chances are someone else in dire straits will hope you have them. #15 Know the ForecastYou wouldn’t hop in your vehicle without knowing where you were headed.mlive.com
2 killed when suspect fleeing police crashes into another vehicle
WHITEFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A motorist fleeing troopers in southwestern Michigan and someone in a second vehicle both died Thursday when the two vehicles collided, state police said. The crash occurred around 4:15 p.m. in Whiteford Township in Monroe County, just north of the Ohio state line, police said. Troopers had stopped a suspect in a domestic violence incident before the suspect fled from the scene, police said. The suspect ran a stop sign at an intersection and crashed into the second vehicle, which killed the suspect and a person in the second vehicle, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the person killed in the second vehicle was the driver or a passenger.mlive.com
One dead after stolen vehicle crashes into police during Kalamazoo police pursuit
KALAMAZOO, MI -- One person died after a stolen vehicle crashed into a pole during a police pursuit on Monday, Aug. 29. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers said the driver of the stolen vehicle died and two others in the vehicle were injured.mlive.com
Robbers ambush armored vehicle in California, shoot guard
Several robbers ambushed an armored vehicle in broad daylight Thursday and opened fire on the armed guards, injuring one critically in a Southern California casino's parking lot before fleeing with cash, police said. The guard is expected to survive, according to Gardena Police Lt. Chris Cuff. The armored vehicle is operated by Loomis US, a cash-handling company; a representative did not immediately respond to request for comment.news.yahoo.com
3-wheel motorcycle drags officers after traffic stop for driving on sidewalk
DETROIT – Two Detroit police officers were injured when they were dragged by an open-air three-wheeled vehicle that was driving on sidewalks in Greektown, officials said. The officers stopped the vehicle around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, near the intersection of Monroe and Beaubien in Detroit’s Greektown, according to a news release from the Detroit Police Department. The vehicle dragged one officer while the other chased after it and was hit by the vehicle as it proceeded across a street. The chase ended when the vehicle hit a light pole, causing it to fall over. Both officers and the driver sustained minor injuries and are expected to be OK, officials said.mlive.com
Drunk driver rescued after crashing into Grand River
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Rescue crews pulled a Jackson man from a submerged vehicle after a crash Thursday night, police said. At about 8:28 p.m., April 28, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the area of Stonewall Road near Badgley Road in Summit Township, south of Jackson, for a reported vehicle crash. The vehicle was found rolled onto its side and partially submerged in the Grand River, police said, adding that Summit Township Fire crews arrived on scene and got the driver out of the vehicle. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, and a charge of operating while intoxicated is being sought through the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, police said. The crash caused a small amount of oil to leak into the Grand River, police said, adding that the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has been notified.mlive.com
Stolen vehicle crashes during police pursuit, 3 occupants caught trying to flee
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Police seized a loaded handgun from one of three people inside of a stolen vehicle that crashed following a police pursuit. The pursuit began about 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 when Kalamazoo Public Safety officers noticed a stolen vehicle in the area of Bridge Street and Riverview Avenue. The stolen vehicle then crashed into a utility pole near Scudder Court and Parsons Street. Officers said three people bailed out of the vehicle and tried to flee. One of the juveniles was released to parents, the other juvenile was taken to the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home and the adult was taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail.mlive.com
Juveniles arrested after armed robbery, vehicle chase in Lansing, police say
LANSING, MI -- Three juveniles were arrested after a police chase in Lansing Tuesday afternoon. At about 2:19 p.m. Feb. 8, a trooper from the Michigan State Police Hometown Security Team spotted a stolen vehicle in Lansing. The vehicle was reportedly stolen during an armed robbery earlier that day, police said, adding the trooper unsuccessfully attempted to stop the vehicle, beginning a short pursuit. The stolen vehicle eventually stopped and three occupants fled on foot, police said. After a perimeter was set up by the Lansing Police Department, the three suspects were arrested and taken into custody, police said.mlive.com
Winter emergency kit: 15 things you should have in your vehicle in bad weather
It’s worth brushing up on what you should have packed in your vehicle as a winter emergency kit. So pack your emergency kit and stash it in your vehicle, and try to stay as cozy as possible. Jumper Cables are an essential part of any winter emergency kit for your vehicle. Even if you don’t need them, chances are someone else in dire straits will hope you have them. Roadside flares should be part of your winter emergency kit.mlive.com
State police looking for vehicle involved in I-196 hit-and-run of pedestrian
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Michigan state police area asking for help to identify a vehicle and drive in a recent hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on I-196. The incident happened on Dec. 15, between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., along westbound I-196 near Market Avenue. Police said they believe the vehicle was a 2015 GMC Yukon, Chevy Suburban or Yukon or possibly a Cadillac Escalade. State police Lt. Michelle Robinson said the pedestrian was outside their vehicle, putting gas into the tank, when the person was struck by the passing vehicle. Anyone with information about the vehicle can call state police at 616-866-4411.mlive.com
Detroit police investigating pedestrian crash that killed man
A man was killed in a crash that happened southbound M-39 north of Plymouth around 5:25 a.m. Sunday. According to Michigan State Police, the driver of a disabled car left his vehicle and was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian then caught fire.
Ferndale pastor accused of trying to kill deputies with car faces criminal charges including attempted murder
David Jones, 57, is facing criminal charges including attempted murder after allegedly trying to hit deputies with a vehicle believed to have been driven while the pastor was under the influence.
Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, army officer who led Portugal’s ‘Carnation Revolution,’ dies at 84
The nearly bloodless military coup restored democracy to Portugal after almost half a century of right-wing dictatorship and effectively ended Portugal’s colonial rule over the African nations of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.washingtonpost.com
Stopped vehicle on I-96 causes crash of travel trailer, traffic backups
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – Traffic on I-96 was slowed for hours Sunday, July 18, after the driver of a travel trailer crashed to avoid hitting a stopped vehicle on the highway. The driver of the stopped vehicle left the scene after the crash. The incident happened just before 5 p.m. on I-96 near Eighth Avenue in Ottawa County’s Tallmadge Township, a sheriff’s sergeant said. The investigation showed that a 37-year-old Dearborn Heights man was pulling a travel trailer west on I-96 when he encountered the stopped vehicle. Witnesses provided police with information that could help identify the driver of the stopped vehicle, police said.mlive.com
After fleeing police in stolen vehicle, man and woman found hiding in backyard camper
BATTLE CREEK, MI -- Police found a man and woman hiding in a backyard camper near Battle Creek after they ditched a stolen vehicle at the end of a 10-mile police pursuit. The vehicle had been stolen out of Kalamazoo County, Emmett Township Public Safety officers said. Emmett Township officers attempted to stop the vehicle about 9:45 a.m. Friday, July 16 in the Harper Village area because the occupants reportedly had been involved in a shoplifting incident. Battle Creek police, including an officer with a tracking dog, joined with Calhoun County sheriff’s deputies and Emmett Township police in searching for the two people. Police said the driver was a 20-year-old Galesburg man and the passenger was a 41-year-old Georgia woman.mlive.com
Joliet man steals ambulance from hospital, crashes it, and then returns to same hospital to get treatment for injuries, cops say
A 58-year-old Joliet man has been accused of stealing an ambulance from Amita St. Joseph Medical Center early Thursday, Joliet Police Department said in a news release.chicagotribune.com
More than $10,000 in handbags, scarves and socks stolen from Nordstrom store in Skokie
Skokie police continue to investigate a retail theft and assault during which more than $10,000 in high-end handbags and other merchandise were stolen from the Nordstrom store at Old Orchard Shopping Center.chicagotribune.com
Man shot, killed after striking Oklahoma deputy with vehicle
A man who struck a sheriff's deputy with his vehicle early Sunday morning following a chase in rural southeastern Oklahoma was fatally shot by a deputy, authorities said. After Pushmataha County sheriff’s deputies pulled the man over for a traffic stop at about 2:45 a.m. west of Antlers, he drove away, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The OSBI said the deputies then pursued the vehicle, which also carried a female passenger, for several miles along rural county roads.news.yahoo.com
One dead in early morning crash in Kalamazoo County
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI — A traffic crash in Kalamazoo County has the claimed the life of a person. About 5:10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash scene on Sprinkle Road north of Wynn Road. A single vehicle had been traveling south on Sprinkle when it drifted across the northbound lanes, went through a fence, and struck a concrete pillar. Deputies were assisted by Comstock Fire-Rescue, Pride Ambulance, the Michigan State Police, and the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. Read more:Hemlock man charged with sexually abusing 5-year-oldJuvenile lifer resentenced, paroled after more than 20 years for double-homicide in Saginaw56-year-old Saginaw man who went on racially charged shooting spree when he was 15 will stay in prisonmlive.com
Fleeing driver rolls vehicle, then flees on foot before arrest
CALHOUN COUNTY, MI – Sheriff’s deputies arrested an 18-year-old who fled police then later rolled his vehicle after police had called off the chase. A Calhoun County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop the suspect’s vehicle on Morgan Road near North Avenue in Pennfield Township. Concerned about the public’s safety, the deputy ended the pursuit when the vehicle, at a high speed, turned south onto North Washington Avenue, a residential neighborhood. A little later, the vehicle was found on its roof in a yard on North Washington near Ardmore Drive. Sheriff’s deputies said it appeared the driver lost control of his vehicle before the rollover crash and fled on foot.mlive.com
Tinley Park Convention Center vaccination site, 5 schools put on temporary lockdown after car stolen and shots fired in south suburbs: officials
The Tinley Park Convention Center vaccination site was put on lockdown for a brief period Thursday morning due to police activity, according to Cook County Health. Five schools in the area also went on lockdown.chicagotribune.com
Video shows driverless SUV stuck in reverse on Detroit’s west side
The light had just turned green and Ellerbee started to accelerate. He then spotted a woman chasing an SUV going in reverse on the road. “She came close to getting hit by her own car,” Ellerbee said. AdAs the woman tried desperately to get back in her truck, other drivers almost slammed into her. “A couple of cars kept going, trying to to swerve past because at first it looked like a chaotic scene.
Michigan State Police patrol car struck on M-14 in Ann Arbor by drunk driver
The trooper's damaged vehicle that was struck on March 17, 2021. ANN ARBOR – A Michigan State Police trooper’s vehicle was struck by a passing car on Wednesday when the officer was about to exit the patrol car. The officer was about to perform a traffic stop on E/B M-14 near Barton Drive at 9:45 p.m. when the incident occurred. During that traffic stop, it was revealed that the 31-year-old Ann Arbor man was intoxicated. He admitted to troopers that he was aware he struck a patrol car but decided to keep driving.
Chicago cop arrested after shooting man while off-duty now charged with felony in connection with Northwest Side confrontation
“The vehicle pulled up behind me. I heard what sounded like ... automatic gunfire. I thought my car was getting shot at and then I got out and I had my police star around my neck,” Bunge said on the 911 call. “And I walked up to their car with my gun out ...”chicagotribune.com
Dozens of shots fired in Monroe neighborhood targeting car, 2 homes
MONROE, Mich. – A vehicle parked on the driveway of a home in the 500 block of Conant Street in Monroe was shot at 15 times Friday around 10 p.m. while two separate homes in the area were also struck with gunfire, police say. When police arrived to the area after complaints about gunfire were made they found over 25 spent shell casings from different guns. As of Saturday there were no reports of injured victims, police say. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe Police Department Detective Bureau.
CTA work vehicle stolen after left running at 95th Street Red Line terminal
The vehicle, shown in video to be an SUV, was left running in the 9400 block of South Lafayette Avenue — the west end of the 95th Street terminal — with the trunk open as a worker was sweeping and removing trash in the area, according to police spokeswoman Karie James.chicagotribune.com
68-year-old man killed by stray bullet while driving in Bridgeport, police say
His vehicle continued eastbound until it hit a parked vehicle then a snowbank at a Jiffy Lube, at 810 W. 31st St., on the South Side, the report said. A police gunfire detector picked up four rounds in the same block on 31st Street, and officers found two shell casings in the middle of the street on the block.chicagotribune.com
Naperville police’s discovery of luxury vehicle stolen in Chicago carjacking leads to arrest of three suspects and recovery of guns, drugs
All three were immediately taken into custody and during a search of the men and the car, police found two handguns, ammunition, drugs and keys to another vehicle, a Lexus, which was in a lot near where the Audi had been parked.chicagotribune.com
Ice fisherman drowns in Lake Michigan in Upper Peninsula
GARDEN, Mich. – A 64-year-old man drowned in a Lake Michigan bay when his off-road vehicle hit open water, authorities said. Edward Lester of Garden was at Big Bay De Noc, off Delta County, for ice fishing Thursday. Ice in the area was 4 to 5 inches thick but "recent high winds caused the crack to open,” said Lt. Eugene “Skip” Hagy of the Department of Natural Resources. Pressure cracks are very hazardous and can occur very fast, particularly on large bodies of water,” Hagy said. Authorities were contacted when Lester’s wife said he had not returned from a routine fishing trip.
Michigan State police investigate crash that sent 7 people to the hospital
Scene from the crash that sent seven teenagers to the hospital. BAGLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Michigan State Police are investigating a Bagley Township single vehicle crash that happened around 2:56 a.m. Sunday and sent people to the hospital. The vehicle had seven people inside ranging in age between 17 to 19. “The forward momentum was stopped after striking another embankment where the vehicle rolled over,” a statement from MSP on the crash read. MSP added that speeding was a contributing factor to the crash which is still being investigated.
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.
Child trapped underneath vehicle after serious Brownstown Township crash
BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – On Friday, a child involved in a serious crash that happened around 3 a.m. on I-75 and Sibley Road in Brownstown Township was injured. Police say the child was trapped underneath a vehicle after the crash. According to police, a pickup truck struck a minivan which led to the rear hatch opening. The child was laying across the rear bench seat of the minivan and ejected from the vehicle. Police say the child was hospitalized with minor injuries.
2 dead after vehicle submerges in Terry Lake in Pontiac
PONTIAC, Mich. – Police are investigating a vehicle submerged Tuesday night in Terry Lake in Pontiac. Family members at the scene said the driver may have had a medical condition that caused the vehicle to crash into the lake. “Upon arrival, the vehicle was already fully submerged. The Sheriff’s Office dive team was immediately called out and they’re in the process of locating the vehicle," said Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Stephen Dooley. View more: Oakland County news
Shelby Township police search for driver captured on video hitting another vehicle, taking off
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are looking for a driver in a hit-and run involving another vehicle in Shelby Township. The incident happened Wednesday in the area of Jeffry and Justine streets. A home surveillance captured the driver in a white pick up truck hitting another vehicle before taking off. Anyone with information is asked to contact Shelby Township Police Department. You can watch the video above.
State police find vehicle wanted in fatal hit-and-run of I-94 construction worker
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A vehicle sought in connection with the deadly hit-and-run of a construction worker Monday along I-94 in St. Clair Shores has been found, Michigan State Police announced Wednesday morning. Zach Morisette, 26, was killed when a vehicle struck him about 3 p.m. Monday. He was working with a Macomb County Department of Roads crew putting down a patch to fix a broken manhole cover. Police had been searching for the vehicle and driver and while they have located the vehicle, the driver remains at large. If you are the driver of that vehicle, call us or come in to the post so we can resolve this crash.”READ MORE: ‘He was the best guy I knew’ -- Family mourns construction worker killed in hit-and-run on I-94
Woman in critical condition after being struck by 2 vehicles in Detroit, police say
DETROIT – Police are asking for help identifying and locating two vehicles involved in a hit-and-run incident that happened on Detroit’s east side. A 26-year-old woman was walking in the middle of Harper Avenue on Sept. 11 at 11:40 p.m. when she was struck by a Jeep that was traveling west, according to police. After being hit, a dark colored minivan that was traveling east struck her too. Medics transported the woman to a hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Police are looking for an unknown driver who was in the dark colored Jeep and an unknown driver who was in the dark colored minivan.
2 people shot near Schoolcraft, Burt Road in Detroit
DETROIT The Detroit Police Department is investigating a shooting Wednesday night near Schoolcraft and Burt Road that left two people in serious and critical condition. Detroit police said a preliminary investigation determined the 28-year-old male driver and 25-year-old female passenger stopped at a stoplight at about 8 p.m. on Schoolcraft and Burt Road when a white Sudan pulled beside the vehicle. An unknown suspect inside the Sudan fired shots at the two victims before taking off. The male victim was listed in critical condition and the female victim was listed in temporary serious condition. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Departments Sixth Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-5640 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Michigan drivers face new insurance choice starting Thursday
LANSING, Mich. Michigan drivers who renew or buy car insurance face a choice starting Thursday: stick with unlimited medical coverage, go with less or -- for seniors with Medicare -- opt out entirely. Such lawsuits are expected to rise since fewer people will have unlimited medical. Fox said concerns that higher bodily injury coverage would completely negate PIP savings have not been borne out. Someone with unlimited medical and the default bodily injury coverage, for example, will still save about 10%, according to state data. The state said calls to its auto insurance hotline are up tenfold from May.
Vehicle slams into Westland house; driver flees on foot
WESTLAND, Mich. – A vehicle slammed into a house Tuesday morning near Henry Ruff Road and Avondale Street in Westland. More: Westland NewsThe homeowner said he was on his couch watching TV when he heard the tires. He said no one inside the home was hurt. The driver, however, was covered in blood and offered to give him money so he wouldn’t call police, the homeowner said. The driver then fled the area on foot.