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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
April Millsap May Have Been Targeted for Sexual Assault

April Millsap May Have Been Targeted for Sexual Assault

New details emerging in the murder of Armada teen suggest she had footprint on her chest and a rape kit was performed.
'Oh My God, They're Falling': Terrifying Ferris Wheel Ride

'Oh My God, They're Falling': Terrifying Ferris Wheel Ride

The cab “just dumped them out,” said witness who saw two siblings’ freefall from amusement park ride.
You Won't Believe What Consumers Found in Vitamin Bottles

You Won't Believe What Consumers Found in Vitamin Bottles

Consumers who bought fish oil supplement didn’t get what they paid for in peculiar tampering scheme.
Allegedly Drunken Mom Accused of Leaving Sleeping Infant Outside in Rain Storm

Allegedly Drunken Mom Accused of Leaving Sleeping Infant Outside in Rain Storm

“Soaking wet” 18-month-old was clad only in a diaper when police found her sleeping in her stroller, was “pruned up” from being in the rain.
Son: Dad Probably Provoked Fatal Shove at Hank Williams Jr. Concert

Son: Dad Probably Provoked Fatal Shove at Hank Williams Jr. Concert

Robert Kobe was like “an uncle that picks on you, but doesn’t mean to hurt you,” says son, who wants to make sure teen is treated fairly.
Man Busted for Pot Plants 'Person of Interest' in Armada Teen's Murder

Man Busted for Pot Plants 'Person of Interest' in Armada Teen's Murder

James Donald Vancallis appeared in court Tuesday on drug charges. He hasn’t been charged in April Millsap’s murder.
Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert Pronounced Dead

Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert Pronounced Dead

Police will continue investigation pending an autopsy, then decide what, if any, charges 15-year-old will face in death of Robert Kobe, 55.
Dad Joining Son in Slammer After Smuggling Smack in His Shorts

Dad Joining Son in Slammer After Smuggling Smack in His Shorts

Defendant asked sentencing to be delayed so he could surgeries related to nine gunshot wounds sustained in an unrelated incident.
Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert May Not Survive

Man Shoved at Hank Williams Jr. Concert May Not Survive

The Wayne teen taken into custody has been released pending a thorough investigation by Oakland County Sheriff's deputies.
Citing Craigslist Crime Study, Novi Police Open Lobby for Transactions

Citing Craigslist Crime Study, Novi Police Open Lobby for Transactions

Conducting transactions in public helps reduce danger to sellers and their property, police say.
Worker Cracks Case of Bank Manager's Bathroom Spy Cam

Worker Cracks Case of Bank Manager's Bathroom Spy Cam

Bank branch manager allegedly admitted to police he wanted “video of ‘his girls’ at the bank” as they used the restroom.
Man Who Ran Away with Teen Accepts Deal that Could Mean 20 Years in Prison

Man Who Ran Away with Teen Accepts Deal that Could Mean 20 Years in Prison

Robert L. Messer, who ran away with a 15-year-old family friend last fall and fathered her child, will be sentenced Aug. 22.
Police Worry Racial Unrest in Ferguson, MO, May Spill Over in Detroit

Police Worry Racial Unrest in Ferguson, MO, May Spill Over in Detroit

Detroit police urge calm as racial unrest in St. Louis suburb and across the country exposes crack in police-minority community relations.
UPDATED: Snyder Declares Flood Emergency in Tri-County Area

UPDATED: Snyder Declares Flood Emergency in Tri-County Area

After initially declining to issue the declaration, governor takes step that could end in federal disaster declaration.
Record Rainfall Forces Michigan Residents Off the Roads

Record Rainfall Forces Michigan Residents Off the Roads

Residents are urged to stay off the roads after about 4.6 inches of rain fell in metro Detroit on Monday.
Investigation Closed: Missing Woman Found, Officials Say

Investigation Closed: Missing Woman Found, Officials Say

A Bedford Township teen was reported missing Aug. 7, now officials say the feared disappearance never happened.
Investigation Closed: Missing Woman Found, Officials Say

Investigation Closed: Missing Woman Found, Officials Say

A Bedford Township teen was reported missing Aug. 7, now officials say the feared disappearance never happened.
Dearborn Heights Man Guilty in Porch Shooting

Dearborn Heights Man Guilty in Porch Shooting

Theodore Wafer could face life in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 21 on second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony firearms convictions.
Boy, 12, Charged as Adult in Playground Stabbing of 9-Year-Old as Community Struggles to Understand Tragedy

Boy, 12, Charged as Adult in Playground Stabbing of 9-Year-Old as Community Struggles to Understand Tragedy

Stabbing victim’s family has compassion for his attacker. Their pain is “not to be taken lightly,” great uncle says.
Report: Armada Teen Died of Blunt Head Trauma, Asphyxia

Report: Armada Teen Died of Blunt Head Trauma, Asphyxia

No arrests in the death of 14-year-old April Millsap, whose dog, Penny, led joggers to her body along a recreational trail.