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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
10-Month-Old Baby Held in Armed Standoff with Police

10-Month-Old Baby Held in Armed Standoff with Police

Police saw man holding woman at gunpoint at Rochester mobile home. The standoff ended about 9 a.m. Saturday.
Prosecutors Want 2005 Report of Soccer Fight in Trial of Man Accused of Fatally Punching Soccer Ref

Prosecutors Want 2005 Report of Soccer Fight in Trial of Man Accused of Fatally Punching Soccer Ref

Almost a decade ago, Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad pleaded no contest to charges stemming from an assault during a soccer match.
Was Smell of Pot on Little Girl Justification for a Search Warrant?

Was Smell of Pot on Little Girl Justification for a Search Warrant?

Kindergartener's father has a medical cannabis grower's card; his attorney says pot smell on daughter wasn't probable cause for warrant.
Hitchhiker Flashes Purple Thong Underwear Instead of Thumb

Hitchhiker Flashes Purple Thong Underwear Instead of Thumb

When the full super Moon rose over a metro Detroit community Tuesday, it had nothing to do with the lunar calendar.
Mom, Teens Suspected of Using Weed Killer in Phallic Football Field Prank

Mom, Teens Suspected of Using Weed Killer in Phallic Football Field Prank

School officials relocate games, say it will cost $10,000 to erase outline of giant male genitalia that began appearing after Labor Day.
Pop Cans Out, Techie Bells and Whistles In for Detroit Firefighters

Pop Cans Out, Techie Bells and Whistles In for Detroit Firefighters

Offers to help bankrupt Detroit mean firefighters may soon be able to recycle pop cans instead of relying on them for alerts.
Cops in the Doghouse After 'Infantile Prank' With Stray Pooch

Cops in the Doghouse After 'Infantile Prank' With Stray Pooch

You won't believe who police officers found and what was going on when they responded to a suspected burglary in progress.
Alleged Shoplifter Uses Store's Motorized Shopping Cart as Getaway 'Vehicle'

Alleged Shoplifter Uses Store's Motorized Shopping Cart as Getaway 'Vehicle'

When police caught up with the suspect, she reportedly said she took the wheelchair “because she didn’t feel like walking.”
11 Names Will Be Added to Michigan Memorial in 9/11 Ceremony

11 Names Will Be Added to Michigan Memorial in 9/11 Ceremony

Etched names of 11 police and fire officials will be added to the granite wall in a ceremony featuring keynote remarks by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Police Officer Held in Alleged Pistol Whipping of Estranged Wife's Friend

Police Officer Held in Alleged Pistol Whipping of Estranged Wife's Friend

The officer has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation against him.
Attorney to Argue Self-Defense in Deadly Road Rage: 'Whole Story Has Not Been Heard'

Attorney to Argue Self-Defense in Deadly Road Rage: 'Whole Story Has Not Been Heard'

Family of Martin Edward Zale, charged with open murder in the death of Derek Flemming, "completely shocked by his," attorney says.
Sheriff 'Just Horrified' by Video of 4-Year-Old Repeatedly Tossing Puppy in Street

Sheriff 'Just Horrified' by Video of 4-Year-Old Repeatedly Tossing Puppy in Street

Video ignites a firestorm online, sparks a question: If adults don’t stop children’s cruelty to animals, are they liable?
Cleared of Rape by DNA Evidence, Man Released After 15 Years of Life Sentence

Cleared of Rape by DNA Evidence, Man Released After 15 Years of Life Sentence

Prosecutor’s office retains the right to refile murder charges against Jamie Peterson, who is mentally impaired, but lawyers aren’t worried.
Stuck in Swamp, Horse Now Good to Giddyup and Go

Stuck in Swamp, Horse Now Good to Giddyup and Go

Move over cute kitties and adorable doggies. Firefighters’ latest darlin’ is a filly.
Little Girl's Heartbreaking Discovery after Her Daddy is Killed in Road Rage

Little Girl's Heartbreaking Discovery after Her Daddy is Killed in Road Rage

“ … How horrible that young, innocent minds have to learn the reality that their parents are not invincible,” says anguished wife.
Technology Helps Cops Find Stolen Jewelry Before It Could Be Melted Down

Technology Helps Cops Find Stolen Jewelry Before It Could Be Melted Down

In the old days, collection of evidence would’ve taken up to a month, decreasing the likelihood stolen property would be recovered.
Bees Be Gone, Says Man Who Now Needs New Roof

Bees Be Gone, Says Man Who Now Needs New Roof

You’ve heard of cutting off your nose to spite your face; how about burning the house to shoo away the bees?
Charges Filed in Armed Attacks on Amish Buggies

Charges Filed in Armed Attacks on Amish Buggies

Attacks on Amish are rare, and a series of armed night-time robberies have flummoxed Michigan officials – until now.
Alleged Drunken Driver Hits - Wait for It - 'Drive Sober' Sign

Alleged Drunken Driver Hits - Wait for It - 'Drive Sober' Sign

Michigan man allegedly leaves a clue after mowing down police signs with a pickup – not his, but one he was supposed to be fixing.
DIY Shopper Crushed Under 600 Pounds of Ceramic Tiles, Dies

DIY Shopper Crushed Under 600 Pounds of Ceramic Tiles, Dies

The large warehouse concept that makes home improvement stores financially successful may also make them inherently dangerous, lawyer says