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Officers, dispatcher commended for quickly stopping wrong-way drunken driver on I-275

Cpl. Edward Hindley (left); Officer Ahmed Kassem; and Dispatcher Alexis Powell.

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Jan. 29, 2020

Two Huron Township police officers and a dispatcher were commended recently for their swift actions in stopping a wrong-way drunken driver on I-275.

On Jan. 25 just after 2 a.m., Dispatcher Alexis Powell relayed information to Cpl. Edward Hindley and Officer Ahmed Kassem about a Ford F-150 traveling northbound in a southbound lane on I-275 near Will Carelton Road.

The officers responded by entering the freeway, against traffic, to catch the wrong-way driver.

“I am not sure what thoughts went through your mind, if anything at all, as you placed yourself in harm’s way by entering the freeway heading in the wrong direction. Your actions were selfless, brave, and ultimately heroic,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety, in a letter of commendation.

Officers then observed the truck driving in the left lane on the freeway exceeding 80 mph.

After pulling the driver over near I-275 and Eureka Road, officers could smell a strong oder of alcohol on his breath.

The driver’s eyes were bloodshot, he was unsteady on his feet, and he could not tell police what day of the week it was, a report said.

A breath test of the driver registered a .167 blood alcohol content.

In Michigan, .08 is considered drunk.

The driver was arrested and transported to a local medical facility.

“Shortly after this incident, I received a call from Sergeant Bettendorf who briefed me regarding this call for service. Sergeant Bettendorf was clearly proud of your actions and the quick response that each of you provided,” Robbins said. “He relayed to me that he believed this quick response, without doubt, saved multiple lives.”

You can read the entire letter of commendation here




Camilleri announces 2020 re-election campaign during kickoff event in Brownstown

(Photos courtesy of Darrin Camilleri)

Posted by The Huron Hub on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown) was joined by over 250 supporters Sunday at Champions Sports Grill in Brownstown where he kicked off his third and final bid for state representative in the 23rd House District.

“It’s been over four years since we began this improbable journey to elected office,” said Camilleri. “To be joined by over 250 supporters in my hometown was nothing short of humbling. I’ve never been more ready to continue representing our Downriver community, and I’m so excited to keep up this fight for all of us.”

Camilleri, a former teacher who backs public education, labor, and the environment, was joined by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist as well as other elected officials from across the region and supporters of all ages and backgrounds.

The 23rd House District includes the communities of Brownstown Township, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Township, Trenton, and Woodhaven. 


Elementary, middle school math competitions to be held Saturday at Huron High School

Posted by The Huron Hub on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

The elementary and middle school math competitions through, that were supposed to be held at Huron High School on Jan. 18, 2020 and were postponed due to the weather have been rescheduled.

The new date for both competitions will be Saturday, Feb. 1, in the library at Huron High School.

Times will be the same as originally planned. The elementary competition will begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish at approximately 11:00 a.m.

The middle school competition will begin at 12:00 p.m. and finish at approximately 3:00 p.m.

We hope that everyone who was planning to attend before will be able to come and compete on Feb. 1.

We have trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for grades 3-8, just waiting to be won.

If you had previously registered and paid the fee, and you are unable to attend on Feb. 1, please contact us for a refund.

Please email if you have any questions.

Source: Cathy Farrell


Huron Township police conduct school bus route patrols on Wednesday

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published Jan. 22, 2020

Huron Township police conducted a special patrol of Huron School District bus routes on Wednesday that aimed to enforce stopped school bus laws.

The operation was organized by the Traffic Services Unit, which included several plain clothes officers on multiple buses, several unmarked police vehicles, following multiple buses, and fully marked patrol vehicles assigned to initiate traffic stops on offenders.

High school, middle school, and elementary bus routes were targeted and enforced.

No drivers were cited during Wednesday’s operation.

In December, one driver was ticketed during a similar operation by police.

In October, three drivers were ticketed during a patrol of school bus routes that month.

“Below are some tips for parents that we hope will be helpful,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

● Parents and kids should wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and for the red lights to be engaged before approaching the bus. Many drivers were observed to stop for the yellow lights, but not all. Many kids began to cross the street while the yellow yield lights were flashing, which could cause them to get struck by a vehicle.
● Multiple bus stops on busy roads had elementary age children at the stop without an adult present. This was especially dangerous with wet road conditions and kids too close to the road.
● Multiple parents were observed at the stop with their hands full. This included cell phones, coffee, etc. This could make it difficult for a parent to pull their child to safety in the event of an emergency.

Michigan’s stopped school bus law can be viewed here.



Romulus mayor to tout accomplishments, outline 2020 goals and plans during state of city address

Romulus Mayor Leroy Burcroff

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published Jan. 20, 2020

Romulus Mayor Leroy Burcroff will give the annual state of the city address on Jan. 23.

The address will highlight the city’s business development accomplishments as well as outline goals and plans for the 2020 year, which include upgrades for public safety operations, infrastructure and more, a statement from the mayor’s office said.

The event is $20 for the public to attend, with proceeds going toward Romulus summer programming, including the Sounds in Downtown and Movies in the Park events.

The address will be held at Romulus Athletic Center, 35765 Northline Road.

Registration is at 3:30 p.m. and the address is 4:30-5:30 p.m.