CRIME & SAFETY
Man arrested for drunk driving after MSP received tip he was upset, had gun
Michigan State Police say a 28-year-old man from Lansing was arrested for drunk driving in Grand Traverse County. Troopers got a tip that he was upset with a business in Blair Township and was headed there with a gun. Deputies and troopers were able to find his car and pulled him over. The man did have an uncased gun, but it was not loaded. He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, having open alcohol in the car, and for improper storage of his gun. Police say there is no danger to the public, and no specific threats were made against the business in Blair Township.
Murder charges in Bath Twp. dropped
Two weeks ago, defense attorneys told a Clinton County judge that evidence in a 2018 murder investigation had been ignored by investigators, but pointed towards another man.
Teenager shot over the weekend in 'road rage incident' in East Lansing
EAST LANSING - One teenager was shot over the weekend in what police are calling a "road rage incident." The male teenager was shot in the neck while he was driving a vehicle north in the 1000 block of Coolidge Road, East Lansing Police Capt. Chad Pride said. The shooter was in another vehicle.
Man charged in crash that killed 2 girls, in court Tuesday morning
The 19-year-old Mason man accused of being an intoxicated driver during a crash that killed his younger sister and her friend was in court Tuesday in Lansing.
East Lansing Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Suspect of Saturday Night Shooting on Coolidge Road
The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) in Michigan is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, September 23. The incident, believed to be a result of road rage, left one victim injured on Coolidge Road north of Saginaw Street. The victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was treated at the scene before being transported to Sparrow Hospital. They have since been discharged.
Police de-escalate man with mental health crisis on Haslett Road
HASLETT, Mich. (WILX) - East Lansing Police helped de-escalate an incident where a person was having a mental crisis in the area of Haslett Road. According to officials, ELPD received a call about a subject walking on the sidewalk with a long gun but was not pointing it at anyone or making threats. Officers arrived on the scene and found the person without the long gun on the 1700 block of Haslett Road.
Parents bring concerns after weapon found in Eaton Co. school
Parents brought their demands for more information to Maple Valley Schools' Board of Education days after staff say a student was found with a weapon.
Lansing Man Sentenced for Assault
Darik Edwin Anderson of Lansing pleaded guilty on July 24, 2023, to Police Officer-Assault/Resist/Obstruct, as a habitual 4th offender. He was sentenced Sept. 18 by Judge Tara Hovey to a prison term of 2 years to 15 years, with credit for 196 days already served. He was also ordered to pay a total of $698 in fines, costs and fees.
DPS beefs up security
Ferris’ Department of Public Safety has implemented new safety procedures and reintroduced old traditions this year. With the increase in gun violence on college campuses, some students at Ferris feel a little fear about going to classes on campus. It has been almost a year since the shooting at...
Lansing Police Department installs Narcan vending machine
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Lansing Police Department (LPD) is taking steps to curb overdoses in Lansing. The department installed a new vending machine in its lobby that distributes Narcan. Having Narcan available 24/7 is crucial for helping save a life. An LPD social worker, Melissa Misner, said she applied...
Weekly Safety Report: Threats against Coach and Player, Student Journalists Discuss Campus Shootings in East Lansing, Michigan
This week in East Lansing, Michigan, two incidents of concern occurred. In the first incident, an Arizona man was charged with making threats against Michigan State University football coach Mel Tucker and a player following a game against the University of Michigan. The second incident involved student journalists from UNC, MSU, and UVA discussing their experiences reporting on campus shootings. These incidents highlight the importance of campus safety and the need for vigilance in preventing potential threats.
Two people die in the hospital after car crash in Eaton Township
EATON COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) - Two people are dead after a car crash on Lansing Road Saturday morning. On Sept. 23, at 10 a.m., Eaton County Sheriff Deputies responded to a crash near Kinsel Highway in the area of Eaton Township. When they arrived they found a Kia Soul and a Ford Taurus that collided with each other while going north and southbound on Lansing Road.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire and Bicyclist Accident in Haslett, Michigan
Multiple crews responded to a house fire in Haslett, Michigan, where the owner's equipment caught fire in the garage, spreading to the house. No one was living in the home at the time. In a separate incident, a bicyclist was hit by a van while attempting to cross Haslett Road in Meridian Township. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital, and the investigation is ongoing.
'I took care of my people:' Lansing firefighter Mike Tobin calls it a career
LANSING — Mike Tobin experienced the good and the bad during his 35 years in emergency services, handling everything from fatal car crashes, industrial accidents and fire deaths to delivering babies, working presidential security details and getting a great view at big sports events as an assigned first responder.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Robbery, Car Accident, and Body Found in Lansing
Lansing, Michigan experienced several incidents this week, including a shooting, a bank robbery, a car accident, the discovery of a body in the river, and a pedestrian collision. These incidents resulted in injuries and are currently under investigation by the local authorities.
GRCC has an active shooter response video, professors aren’t required to show it and many students don’t know it exists
Grand Rapids Community College administrators started encouraging faculty to share an active shooter response video before the Fall 2023 semester began. Despite being uploaded four years ago, the video only has around 1,500 views while more than 12,000 students are enrolled at the college this fall alone. An updated version...
House fire destroys home in Haslett
HASLETT, Mich. (WILX) - A home in Haslett was nearly totally destroyed after a fire on Tuesday evening. Crews with LSW Emergency Services first responded to reports of a house fire on the 10000 block of Blackberry Lane in Haslett on Sept. 19. According to first responders, a man working...
Blown front tire possibly caused I-84 bus crash that killed 2, injured 42: state police
A blown front tire may have caused a bus carrying students from Long Island to careen off I-84 into an embankment, killing two adults and injuring 42 people Thursday, state police said.
Unidentified Body Discovered in Grand River Sparks Police Investigation in Lansing
A man's body has been found in the Grand River, leading to a full-blown investigation by the Lansing Police. The body was found between Grand Avenue and Oakland Avenue in downtown Lansing. The man is estimated to be around 5'10.