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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Woman Really, Really Didn’t Want Subpoena and Process Server Had a Really, Really Bad Day

Woman Really, Really Didn’t Want Subpoena and Process Server Had a Really, Really Bad Day

Evidence of the bad day – a crumbled up subpoena and the server’s identification badge – was found in a flower garden.
Man Who Passed Polygraph Sentenced After Asking to Withdraw Plea to Sexually Touching 2 Girls

Man Who Passed Polygraph Sentenced After Asking to Withdraw Plea to Sexually Touching 2 Girls

Two adults in the house at the time the alleged acts occurred said the Highland Township man was never in the same area as the girls, ages 12 and 14.
Highland Man Sentenced on Pornography Convictions, Faces Separate Charges Related to Escape

Highland Man Sentenced on Pornography Convictions, Faces Separate Charges Related to Escape

When federal marshals caught up with Michael Mazel, he had loaded weapons, survival gear and computer equipment that contained child pornography.
Oakland Deputy Involved in Fatal On-Duty Crash Gets Probation

Oakland Deputy Involved in Fatal On-Duty Crash Gets Probation

Families of the victims in the Nov. 1 accident have filed civil suits against the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.
Police Standoff Ends with Death of Clawson Man

Police Standoff Ends with Death of Clawson Man

Police were responding to a domestic violence call when the suspect shot twice from a living room Tuesday night. He was discovered dead of multiple gunshot wounds several hours later.
Michigan Dad Accused of Trying to Kill Son for Telling Mom About Affair

Michigan Dad Accused of Trying to Kill Son for Telling Mom About Affair

Father allegedly choked, wrestled and fired five bullets at his son.
Gun Safety Lesson Ends Tragically When Oakland County Man Shoots Himself in the Head

Gun Safety Lesson Ends Tragically When Oakland County Man Shoots Himself in the Head

The victim reportedly held three handguns to his head and pulled the trigger, explaining that firearms are safe when they’re not loaded. A fatal bullet was discharged from the third gun.
Man with Possible Mafia Ties Found Passed Out in Church Bathroom

Man with Possible Mafia Ties Found Passed Out in Church Bathroom

Plus more police and crime news from around southeast Michigan this week.
White Lake Township Hires New Fire Chief

White Lake Township Hires New Fire Chief

Andrew Burka comes to the White Lake Township Fire Department after 28 years in Dearborn Heights.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Drunk Woman Rescued from Tree During Snowstorm

Drunk Woman Rescued from Tree During Snowstorm

Plus more police and crime news from around southeast Michigan this week.
White Lake Man Likely Died While Digging Tractor from Snow

White Lake Man Likely Died While Digging Tractor from Snow

At least eight Michigan residents have died as a result of the heavy snowfall delivered by Winter Storm Hercules and a polar vortex that plunged wind chill values to 35 degrees below zero.
Ask a Trooper: Keep Seat Belts On After an Accident

Ask a Trooper: Keep Seat Belts On After an Accident

The following article was written by Michigan State Trooper Mike Sura, who answers questions about Michigan law in a weekly column.
Man Accused of Biting Ex-Girlfriend Faces New Charges

Man Accused of Biting Ex-Girlfriend Faces New Charges

Plus more police and crime news from around southeast Michigan this week.
7 of the Most Interesting Michigan Crimes of 2013

7 of the Most Interesting Michigan Crimes of 2013

Drunken driver refuses to part with cheeserburger, blackmail and a slow police chase are featured in our look back at weird police reports.
Police: Driver Won’t Be Charged in ‘Unfortunate Accident’ that Injured White Lake Teen

Police: Driver Won’t Be Charged in ‘Unfortunate Accident’ that Injured White Lake Teen

Driver called 911 and was cleared of any wrongdoing in accident.
School Security Guard Accused of Exposing Himself to Student

School Security Guard Accused of Exposing Himself to Student

Plus more police and crime news from around southeast Michigan this week.
Ask a Trooper: How to Survive If Your Car Plunges Into Icy Waters

Ask a Trooper: How to Survive If Your Car Plunges Into Icy Waters

The following article was written by Michigan State Trooper Mike Sura, who answers questions about Michigan law in a weekly column.
PlayStation Leads to Armed Robbery, Human Trafficking Probe Continues

PlayStation Leads to Armed Robbery, Human Trafficking Probe Continues

Plus more police and crime news from around southeast Michigan this week.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.