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Oakland County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 186 Incidents and 30 Crime Stories
Oakland County Mar 01 Weekly Crime Report: 186 Incidents and 30 Crime Stories. During the last week, Oakland County reported a total of 186 crime cases. The most common type of crime was theft, with 77 cases reported, accounting for 41% of the total crimes. This was closely followed by assault cases, which numbered 65, making up 35% of the total. Vandalism was the third most common crime, with 20 cases reported, representing 11% of the total. Other reported crimes included 13 arrests, 5 burglaries, 4 cases classified as 'other', and 1 case each of a shooting and a robbery. These statistics highlight a concerning prevalence of theft and assault in the place, indicating a need for increased security measures and law enforcement presence. The relatively lower numbers of severe crimes such as shootings and robberies, however, provide a small measure of reassurance about the overall safety of the place. The data underscores the importance of community vigilance and cooperation with law enforcement agencies to prevent and report crimes.
Farmington to celebrate bicentennial: 5 facts to know about the Detroit suburb
Once large forests densely populated with Native Americans, 200 years has changed nearly everything about Michigan's rural city of Farmington. In honor of the town's bicentennial next week, the city is reflecting on its historical legacy. A local brewer even is releasing an honorary beer to mark the occasion. Farmington’s...
Woman missing for 7 years located after police hear ‘screaming and crying’ from motel room
A woman who went missing in 2017 has been reunited with her family after police located her in a Michigan hotel, the Michigan State Police said Thursday.
Michigan Wolverines football legend rescues 80-year-old during Farmington Hills locker room attack
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Former Michigan Wolverines football legend Braylon Edwards rescued an 80-year-old man who was being assaulted inside a locker room at the YMCA in Farmington Hills. The incident occurred on Friday (March 1) at the Farmington Family YMCA when a 25-year-old man was assaulting the 80-year-old...
Woman crashes Jeep through doors into Walmart store in Canton; multiple people injured
Developing in Canton: A car has crashed into a Walmart store. Details are still developing, as police respond to the scene on Ford Road. There are reports of multiple people injured.
The Continuous Evolution of Northland Center Mall, Southfield, MI
Northland Center Mall, located in Southfield, Michigan, marked a significant milestone in American retail history when it opened its doors on March 22, 1954. This event was not just another mall opening but the unveiling of what would become a model for suburban shopping centers across the United States. Developed...
No injuries reported after early morning fire at fully occupied Farmington Hills hotel prompts evacuation
The Farmington Hills Fire Department said they responded to a call at the MainStay Suites on Halsted Road about heavy smoke and flames at about 5 a.m. Thursday.
Multi-car crash on I-96 leads to huge delay
A multi-car crash Friday morning is causing big backups on both the expressway and surface streets. Callers into WWJ said anywhere from five to nine cars are involved in the crash on eastbound I-96 near Novi Road.
Farmington Hills Residents: No Action Required for Upcoming Severe Weather Siren Test on March 2
First Test of 2024 on Saturday, March 2 requires no action by Farmington Hills residents Oakland County will commence the 2024 severe weather siren testing on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. The siren test will feature a steady three-minute tone and serves as a vital component of our community's emergency preparedness efforts. The City of Farmington Hills’ residents are reminded that no action is required.Visit here for more details.
Michigan man wins $110,000 lottery prize for the second time in 6 months
A Michigan man claimed a $110,000 Fantasy 5 Double Play lottery jackpot for the second time within six months.
Trafficking victim found in motel • Man killed in road rage shooting • Victim can testify at Crumbley's trial
FRIDAY NEWS HIT - A woman who disappeared in 2017 is home safe after calling her family this week to tell them she was being held against her will in an Inkster motel. Police believe it was a case of human trafficking. The woman called a family member Monday and...
Farmington Hills celebrates Rock around the Hawk
Held at the recreation and performance venue on 12 Mile, it was quite the party for toddlers at Rock and the Hawk. This month's theme was Woodstock.
Oakland County sheriff’s deputy faces lawsuit for shooting, killing man in Pontiac
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A man was shot and killed by an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy after a struggle and a car crash in Pontiac back in August 2023. Now, his family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Oakland County and the deputy who pulled the trigger.
Metro Detroit high school boys basketball scores from district finals on Friday, March 1
Did your team advance? Here are reported high school boys basketball district final scores involving teams in the Metro Detroit coverage area. Most basketball scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. To add your missing score, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag @JaredPurcellDET on X with the results. Stats from the game are encouraged.
Monroe County Sheriff: Man caught while trying to steal vehicle from dealership
MONROE TWP. — A Wayne County man is in custody after Monroe County sheriff's deputies reported catching him as he tried to steal a vehicle from a local dealership. The attempted theft happened late Wednesday, Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough said in a news release. At 11:30 p.m., Monroe County Central Dispatch received a call from an alarm company providing security for a local vehicle dealership in the 15000 block of South Dixie Highway in Monroe Township. Sheriff’s deputies and troopers from the Michigan State Police were dispatched to investigate. Upon arrival, a man was found inside a vehicle and was actively attempting to drill out the ignition. The suspect was immediately taken into custody without incident.
Feds: Detroit nonprofit director ran fraud scheme to steal homes from low-income residents
DETROIT – The director of a Detroit nonprofit is facing charges for her alleged involvement in a scheme that stole more than 30 homes from low-income Wayne County residents. Zina Thomas, 60, of Detroit, was serving as the Director of Homeownership Programs for the United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) when federal officials say she conspired with others to steal more than 30 properties across Wayne County, mostly in Detroit.
Wayne County Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report: 3747 Incidents and 78 Crime Stories
Wayne County Feb 29 Weekly Crime Report: 3747 Incidents and 78 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 3747 crime cases were reported in Wayne County. The most common type of crime was classified as 'Other', accounting for 1682 cases, followed by 'Assault' with 692 cases, and 'Theft' with 468 cases. 'Disturbance' and 'Vandalism' were also significant, with 318 and 167 cases respectively. The less common but still notable crimes included 'Burglary' with 141 cases, 'Shooting' with 121, and 'Arrest' with 112. The least common crimes were 'Robbery' with 28 cases, 'Arson' with 8, and 'Domestic Related' and 'Trespass' with 6 and 4 cases respectively. This data paints a concerning picture of crime in the area, highlighting the need for increased vigilance and law enforcement efforts to ensure the safety and security of the community.
Vaccinations urged as measles cases spread
BRANCH COUNTY — As more cases of measles spread, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency urges area residents who are not vaccinated or unsure of vaccination to get the measles vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control reported a January measles outbreak in Florida, with 35 measles cases recorded in...
How a Farmington girls basketball player on crutches scored the 1st basket on senior night
The opening tipoff of Thursday's girls basketball game went uncontested as Farmington's Linda O'Mara-Liske easily slapped it to guard Faryn Ellington, who then dribbled hard to the paint and passed to Jayla Silver. Directly under the basket, Silver kissed a shot off the glass as Garden City's defenders just sat...
5 unbelievable things you can find at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn
Looking for a fun outing in Metro Detroit? There’s plenty to discover at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, which boasts an impressive collection of incredible artifacts and interactive exhibits that are great for all ages.