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Flat Rock man charged in shooting death of teen in Huron Township

Booking photo courtesy of Huron Township Police

Posted by The Huron Hub | Aug. 10, 2022

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jaylin Julius Colon, 20, of Flat Rock, in connection with the fatal shooting of Gavino Torres III, 17, of Detroit.

On Aug. 6 at 3:05 a.m., police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 20340 block of Wahrman Road in Huron Township for a reported shooting.

Upon their arrival, officers located the victim with gunshot wounds to his left arm and left abdomen. Medics arrived on scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

It is alleged that Colon produced and fired a handgun, fatally wounding Mr. Torres, before fleeing the scene.

The defendant turned himself into the Huron Township Police Department later the same
day. Further facts and evidence will be presented in court at the Preliminary Examination.

Jaylin Julius Colon has been charged with one count of Second-Degree Murder, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, and one count of Felony Firearm.

He was arraigned in 34th District Court.


17-year-old killed in Saturday morning shooting, suspect in custody

Posted by The Huron Hub | Aug. 8, 2022

A 17-year-old from Wyandotte was killed in a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in Huron Township.

Police say a suspect is in custody, and that the investigation is ongoing.

The shooting occurred in the 20000 block of Wharman Road around 3:30 a.m.

Police say the victim and shooter knew each other and that it was not a random act.

Here is a social media post from Huron Township Department of Public Safety with more information about the shooting:

This story will be updated when new information is available.


Severe thunderstorm watch issued for southeast Michigan until 9 p.m. Wednesday

(Huron Hub file photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub | Aug. 3, 2022

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for all of Southeast Michigan until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The watch includes Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

A heat advisory is also in effect for Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties until 8 p.m. Heat index values of up to 101 are expected.

Rain and thunder showers this afternoon should cause the temperatures to drop.


Notice of election: state primary election to be held Aug. 2

(Huron Hub file photo)

Public notice posted by The Huron Hub | Aug. 1, 2022

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF HURON:

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF HURON, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022. THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. UNTIL 8:00 P.M.

POLLING LOCATIONS:
Precinct 1 Miller Elementary School 18955 Hannan Road
Precinct 2 Senior Park Barn 28245 Mineral Springs Road
Precinct 3 Kirby Church 2773 Will Carleton Road
Precinct 4 Huron High School 32044 Huron River Drive
Precinct 5 Huron High School 32044 Huron River Drive
Precinct 6 Summit High School 18601 Middlebelt Road

All polling locations are accessible for voters with disabilities. To obtain election instructions in an alternative format (audio or Braille), please contact the Clerk’s Office at 22950 Huron River Drive, New Boston, Michigan, 48164 (734) 753-4466, prior to election day.

Below is a listing of the offices that will be voted on the November 8, 2022 State General Election.
Sections are: Democratic Party, Republican Party, and Proposal.

Partisan Section:
Governor
Representative in Congress – 6th District
State Senator – 4th District
Representative in State Legislature – 29th District
County Executive
Sheriff – Partial Term Ending 12/31/2024
County Commissioner – 11th District
Delegate to County Convention

Proposal Section:
Proposition J Jails Millage Renewal

A sample ballot may be viewed at the Clerk’s Office or online at mi.gov/vote. Absentee ballots are available for all elections; registered voters may contact the local clerk to obtain an application for an absentee ballot.

Jeremy R. Cady
Clerk


Precinct 1 voters might need to take detour to polls during Aug. 2 primary election due to construction

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | July 29, 2022 — 10:05 AM EST

The Huron Township clerk’s office is advising residents who vote at precinct 1 at Miller Elementary School that they may need to take a road detour to get to the polls during the Aug. 2 primary election.

“We have been advised by county road officials that during phase two of the downtown construction, the intersection at Hannan/Waltz/Huron River Drive will be intermittently closed. If the intersection is closed on Election Day, Hannan Road can be accessed from Pennsylvania Road,” said Clerk Jeremy Cady.

“Although there is ongoing construction in the downtown area, the polls will still be open for in-person voting on Tuesday, Aug. 2 for the state primary election.”

If you would like to avoid the construction, you can still obtain an absentee ballot from the clerk’s office until 4 p.m. on August 1.

The Clerk’s Office is open: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday before the election, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Please call the Clerk’s Office at 734-753-4466 ext. 131 if you have any questions.


Huron public safety director works to reform juvenile justice statewide

Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety (courtesy photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub | July 27, 2022

The Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform met recently to approve a comprehensive set of consensus-based recommendations to transform Michigan’s juvenile justice system.

Everette Robbins, director of public safety in Huron Township, was appointed to the task force in July 2021 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The recommendations are based on an assessment of Michigan’s juvenile justice system, and “are grounded in what research shows works to improve community safety, reduce disparities, and improve youth outcomes,” a statement from the task force said.

The approved recommendations establish a statewide blueprint for aligning policies and practices across the juvenile justice continuum with research and best practice, including:

• Expanding diversion opportunities for youth who are not a public safety risk.
• Creating a statewide juvenile public defense system and best practice standards.
• Increasing funding for effective community-based programs, including alternatives to incarceration, and tying funding to evidence-based practices.
• Adopting data-driven tools to guide diversion, court, and detention decisions.
• Strengthening standards and quality assurance for local probation practices and statewide residential programs.
• Expanding data collection to measure system performance, outcomes, and equity.
• And establishing a statewide advisory board of youth and families impacted by the system to help guide ongoing system improvements.

The bipartisan task force was initially formed in June 2021 to study the juvenile justice system and develop data-driven recommendations for statewide reform.

The assessment involved case level data analysis, focus groups with hundreds of diverse stakeholders across the state, and listening sessions with youth and families directly impacted by the system.

Based on the assessment, multiple working groups met for months to identify and make recommendations to the task force for how best to improve the system.

“We all want safer communities and to make sure kids receive the services they need to get their lives back on track,” Robbins said. “I’m pleased that we are investing in effective community-based services while also focused on improving services in facilities for those kids that do commit more serious offenses so they can reintegrate successfully back into the community.”

The task force was composed of leaders from across branches of government, state and local agencies, those working in and impacted by the system.

“Michigan continues to lead on justice issues, and these consensus-based recommendations reaffirm our dedication to support our young Michiganders and improve community safety,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “These recommendations will reduce how many youth come into contact with the juvenile justice system and also serve young people that do enter the system more effectively and developmentally appropriately. We won’t let one mistake in a young person’s life shatter their future.”

To learn more about the recommendations, please visit visit this link.


Huron public safety director works to reform juvenile justice statewide

Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety (courtesy photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub | July 27, 2022

The Michigan Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform met recently to approve a comprehensive set of consensus-based recommendations to transform Michigan’s juvenile justice system.

Everette Robbins, director of public safety in Huron Township, was appointed to the task force in July 2021 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The recommendations are based on an assessment of Michigan’s juvenile justice system, and “are grounded in what research shows works to improve community safety, reduce disparities, and improve youth outcomes,” a statement from the task force said.

The approved recommendations establish a statewide blueprint for aligning policies and practices across the juvenile justice continuum with research and best practice, including:

• Expanding diversion opportunities for youth who are not a public safety risk.
• Creating a statewide juvenile public defense system and best practice standards.
• Increasing funding for effective community-based programs, including alternatives to incarceration, and tying funding to evidence-based practices.
• Adopting data-driven tools to guide diversion, court, and detention decisions.
• Strengthening standards and quality assurance for local probation practices and statewide residential programs.
• Expanding data collection to measure system performance, outcomes, and equity.
• And establishing a statewide advisory board of youth and families impacted by the system to help guide ongoing system improvements.

The bipartisan task force was initially formed in June 2021 to study the juvenile justice system and develop data-driven recommendations for statewide reform.

The assessment involved case level data analysis, focus groups with hundreds of diverse stakeholders across the state, and listening sessions with youth and families directly impacted by the system.

Based on the assessment, multiple working groups met for months to identify and make recommendations to the task force for how best to improve the system.

“We all want safer communities and to make sure kids receive the services they need to get their lives back on track,” Robbins said. “I’m pleased that we are investing in effective community-based services while also focused on improving services in facilities for those kids that do commit more serious offenses so they can reintegrate successfully back into the community.”

The task force was composed of leaders from across branches of government, state and local agencies, those working in and impacted by the system.

“Michigan continues to lead on justice issues, and these consensus-based recommendations reaffirm our dedication to support our young Michiganders and improve community safety,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “These recommendations will reduce how many youth come into contact with the juvenile justice system and also serve young people that do enter the system more effectively and developmentally appropriately. We won’t let one mistake in a young person’s life shatter their future.”

To learn more about the recommendations, please visit visit this link.


Northbound I-275 closing from Eureka Road to I-94 for emergency road repair in Wayne County

Posted by The Huron Hub | July 21, 2022

The poor road condition of northbound I-275, north of Eureka Road, requires immediate replacement of a section of the right lane. The following restrictions will be in place:

5 – 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23: Crews will close northbound I-275 between Eureka Road and I-94 for concrete patching. All northbound traffic will be routed onto Eureka Road.
11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 – 5 a.m., Monday, July 25: Northbound I-275 will have one lane open from Eureka Road to I-94 to allow concrete to cure.
The suggested detour is northbound I-75 to northbound M-39 (Southfield Freeway), then westbound I-94 to northbound I-275.

Reminder:

Beginning 5 a.m. Monday, July 25, the eastbound M-153 (Ford Road) ramp to southbound I-275 will close until late August. The detour is eastbound M-153 (Ford Road) to northbound I-275, then westbound Ann Arbor Road to southbound I-275. The westbound M-153 (Ford Road) ramp to southbound I-275 was previously closed through the end of year.

Current ramp closures:

The southbound I-275 ramp to eastbound and westbound M-153 (Ford Road) is closed until late August.
The southbound I-275 ramps to eastbound and westbound I-94 are closed until mid-August.
The eastbound and westbound I-96/M-14 ramps to southbound I-275 are closed until early September.
The westbound US-12 (Michigan Avenue) ramp to southbound I-275 is closed until December.
The Metro Trail is closed between I-94/Hannan Road and Ecorse Road through early August.
Westbound I-96/M-14 maintenance is underway from Newburgh Road to Sheldon Road through 5 a.m. Monday, July 25:
The Newburgh Road ramp to westbound I-96/M-14 is closed.