Police speaking with person of interest in Wednesday shooting— evidence recovered from scene

By Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub

Police are speaking with a person of interest following an alleged shooting that occurred at Quality Pipe Products in New Boston Wednesday afternoon.

No one was reported as injured as of Wednesday evening.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said detectives have also found evidence at the scene, but further details are being withheld as the investigation continues.

Police and the Downriver SWAT team were called to the business near Pennsylvania Road and Huron River Drive at 2 p.m. on a call of an active shooter who was possibly shooting from a second story window.

Roads in the area were closed during the emergency response, and a police command post was setup in a nearby Dollar General store as the incident unfolded.

Workers at the pipe products business were evacuated and are reported as safe.

Check back with the Huron Hub for updates to this story.


Police, SWAT on scene of active shooter situation at Quality Pipe Products in New Boston

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Update: Police speaking with person of interest, no one injured during alleged shooting. More: https://bit.ly/2tgOSEp

Police and a SWAT team are on the scene of a possible active shooter situation at Quality Pipe Products, 17275 Huron River Drive, in New Boston.

Authorities are advising people to avoid the area.

Huron Township Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said his department received a call at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon regarding an active shooter at the business.

He said police have a perimeter set-up in the area.

No injuries have been reported.

This is all the information released at this time. Check back for updates.

Article updated 4:30 p.m. Wednesday 

Treasure’s office hiring part-time treasury clerk/cashier

Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub

Update Tuesday, June 19, 2018: the position has been filled and the opening is closed.

Huron Township is hiring a part-time treasury clerk/cashier. This person would be working up to 29 hours per week, and must be flexable. Office/customer service and computer (Microsoft Office and Outlook) experience helpful.

Send all resumes to: Huron Township Treasurer, 22950 Huron River Drive, New Boston, MI 48164, or send resumes to trichardson@hurontownship-mi.gov.

Source: Huron Township Treasure’s Office

Huron Township Police Department recognized as outstanding law enforcement agency by MADD

Accepting the awards are Lt. Leo Girard (left); Officer Vincent Price; Officer Tom Smith; Director Everette Robbins. Photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

On Thursday, June 8, the Huron Township Police Department was recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving association (MADD).

Officer Thomas Smith was also nominated as an “Outstanding Officer” for his efforts to reduce or eliminate drunk and drugged driving.

His nomination read: “Officer Smith is a 2-and-a-half-year employee of the Huron Township Police Department. 2017 was his first full year as a member of the Huron Township Traffic Services Unit. Officer Smith has made impaired driving enforcement his number one priority. Working in a rural community with approximately 15,000 residents, Officer Smith led the Huron Township Police Department with 33 impaired driving arrests in 2017.”

The Huron Township Police Department as an agency received the 2017 State of Michigan award for being the state’s “Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency.”

The award read: “The Huron Township Police Department Traffic Services Unit has been an area leader in proactive traffic policing and enforcement. The five members of the Huron Township Traffic Services Unit combined for 49 impaired driving arrests in 2017, combined with 604 traffic related arrests. While that may be a smaller number than other nominated organizations, it is important to point out that Huron Township is a small rural community with less than 15,000 residents. As an agency, the Huron Township Police Department had eleven (11) officers working road patrol (non-traffic or patrol) in 2017. Those eleven officers combined for 141 impaired driving arrests in 2017. As an agency, the Huron Township Police Department made 1518 arrests.”

As an agency, the Huron Township Police Department also received award recognition as the 2017 “Deputy Tyler Lewis Longevity Award” in recognition of outstanding efforts in drunk/ drugged driving prevention, education, and enforcement.

“I honestly believe that the proactive approach our department takes relating to traffic safety protects or even saves lives in our community. Statistically, 29 people die nationally every day at the hands of drunk or drugged drivers or 1 person every 15 minutes. We have seen first-hand in this community the effect an impaired driver can have on a family and how quickly a young life can be lost. Every impaired driver we get off the streets can potentially save a life. I am proud of our agency’s efforts,” said Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety 

Volunteers help to spruce-up downtown New Boston

The Downtown Development Authority wish to once again, thank the Adopt-A-Tree site volunteers. The following residents planted flowers around a street tree on Huron River Drive then watered and weeded them throughout the summer.

Thank you to: Karen Feldt; Patti and Joni Prentice; Tina Freeman Wein and husband, Perry; Marsha Stoner; Edna Moore; Steve Nemeth and Kim; Fola Brooks
Mike Glaab; Theresa Williams; Ray Wood; Linda Dyer.

Involvement in our own community brings a sense of pride to all of us. If you are interested in adopting a tree site in our downtown street project (flowers are provided by the DDA) please call Linda 734-753-5056 and leave a message.

Source: Linda Dyer, Downtown Development Authority member