By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Police in Huron Township conducted a local warrant sweep Tuesday and a proactive K9 search of Huron High School Wednesday.
During the warrant sweep, police arrested five people on misdemeanor warrants ranging from larceny and traffic violations to resisting arrest.
Offenders from Huron, Taylor and Brownstown Township were arrested, and other offenders that were sought after during the sweep were not located.
It was led by Sgt. Jon Bettendorf and Officer Tom Smith and was a cooperative effort between several divisions within the police department, including the K9 Unit, traffic services unit, community policing officer, detective bureau, and reserve officer unit.
“We will continue to do these proactive sweeps throughout our Township on a regular and consistent basis. We will travel outside our borders to hold offenders accountable,” Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.
“We owe it to our residents to continue to be proactive and visible while holding offenders accountable for their crimes. We welcome the community’s assistance. If they have information on someone wanted for a crime, they can feel free to contact our department directly.”
K9 search of schools
The police K9 Unit with assistance from the Wyandotte police and Livonia police K9 units, conducted a proactive and unannounced search within Huron High School Wednesday.
The search was not in response to any particular incident or ongoing problem, Robbins said.
The search was focused on the lockers, and no students were personally searched.
No drugs were located within the school and no arrests were made.
The K9 did signal on a student’s locker and prescription pills were found inside. The investigation revealed the pills were appropriately prescribed to the student.
“A lot of credit should go to the Superintendent and his entire staff for working with us and being proactive in making our schools safe. We promise that we all will continue to communicate and do whatever is necessary to keep our kids safe,” Robbins said.
“Our goal is to do these searches randomly and regularly. It is a great opportunity for parents to speak to their kids about the risks of taking things to school that they shouldn’t.”