Category Archives: Police & Fire

Freeway shooting on I-94 leads state police to house in New Boston; few details available


Posted by The Huron Hub — Saturday, April 24, 2021 

9:04 AM EST

A freeway shooting on I-94 near Haggerty Road in Van Buren Township on Friday led police to a house in New Boston, authorities said.

Few details about the incident were available on Saturday morning.

Michigan State Police are in charge of the investigation.

“On 4/23 at approximately 12 20 PM, MSP 911 received calls reference a freeway shooting at eastbound I-94 near Haggerty. The freeway was closed and evidence was collected. No one was issued. The investigation led detectives to a home in Huron Township,” a statement from Michigan State Police said.

“Members of the ES Team entered the home without incident. No one was located in the residence. Detectives continue to search for evidence and interview witnesses and the victim. We will continue to update.”

Huron Township Department of Public Safety also updated the community about the incident, but said state police are handling the full investigation.

This story is developing.

We will post updates as they are made available. Please check back.


 

Ongoing police situation in Huron Township causes local school lockdowns; road closures

Huron Hub file photo


Posted by The Huron Hub — Friday, April 23, 2021 

3:20 PM EST 

There is an ongoing police situation and a heavy police presence in Huron Township on Friday afternoon.

The situation has caused local school lockdowns and road closures, police said.

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is updating the community on their Facebook page.

See this post below for the latest:

This story is developing. 

We will post updates as they are made available. Please check back. 

Belleville man charged in connection to April 9 stabbing in Huron Township


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Monday, April 12, 2021

A 31-year-old Belleville man was arrested and charged in connection to an April 9 stabbing that occurred in Huron Township.

Maurice Lashane Turner is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felony assault, and habitual offender. 

Maurice Lashane Turner booking photo.

At 12:46 a.m. on April 9, the Huron Township Department of Public Safety responded to the 28000 block of Spruce Drive inside the Country Meadows mobile home community regarding a stabbing that had just occurred.

When first responders arrived, they found a 20-year-old man with multiple stab wounds.

The man was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.

On the same day, Turner was taken into custody in relation to the incident.

Turner was treated for a non life-threatening gunshot wound sustained during the altercation.

He is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail and could face life in prison if convicted.


 

1 person shot, 1 stabbed during altercation at Huron Township mobile home community


Posted by The Huron Hub–Friday, April 9, 2021

This article has been updated here: https://huronhub.com/2021/04/12/belleville-man-charged-in-connection-to-april-9-stabbing-in-huron-township/

One person was shot and one person was stabbed Friday morning during an altercation at Country Meadows mobile home community on Will Carleton Road east of I-275.

Authorities have not released the identities of the individuals involved or their conditions, but media reports say the incident was not deadly.

Police are expected to release more information on Friday.

No further details have been released.

Check back with The Huron Hub for more details when they become available.


Runaway teen out of Detroit might be in Huron Township area

Jazzmain Hayes
Photo courtesy Huron Township Police Facebook page.

Posted by The Huron Hub—Thursday, March 4, 2021

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT:

The following runaway teen may be in the Huron Township area.

It was reported that Jazzmain Hayes was last seen on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Josephine Street. The missing left the location and has failed to return home.

Police say she might be in the Huron Township area.


Jazzmain is described as a 15-year-old white, female, 5’5”, approximately 140-150 lbs., blue eyes, shoulder length dark brown and blond hair, and has two nose piercings. She was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black tank top.

It was reported that Jazzmain is in good physical and mental condition.

If anyone has seen Jazzmain, or knows of her whereabouts, they are asked to please call Detroit Police Department’s 3rd Precinct at (313) 596-5301, (313) 596-5340 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.


Man found dead on I-275 near Eureka Road on Tuesday night


Posted by The Huron Hub | Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

A man was found dead Tuesday night on the shoulder of I-275 near Eureka Road, police said.

A vehicle was also found in the area.

Police are investigating the circumstance of the man’s death and whether the vehicle is related.

The southbound side of I-275 was shut down Tuesday night near Eureka Road. The area of freeway was reopened as of Wednesday morning.

The area of I-275 and Eureka Road (Google Maps)

Check back with The Huron Hub for updates.


Public safety director clears up social media rumor about alleged police impersonator in Huron Township

Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety


Posted Tuesday , Dec. 15, 2020
By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB

Huron Township’s public safety director responded to a social media rumor posted recently alleging of a police impersonator roaming the streets of Huron Township.

The woman who made the allegation posted false information in her post, according to Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

Robbins said after meeting with the driver, she agreed to post a public apology and explain what actually happened.

The driver did not post an apology, and Robbins said he needed to clear up the issue because he was receiving calls from concerned residents about the possible police impersonator.

“This past Sunday, December 13th, 2020 at approximately 8:00a.m., the Huron Township Deputy Police Chief was ON DUTY in his undercover police department owned vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with complete emergency lighting as consistent with all unmarked investigative vehicles,” Robbins said in a Facebook post.

He added: “The Deputy Chief was traveling southbound on Waltz Road. Road conditions were wet and there was frost on the ground. As he travelled, a vehicle approached his vehicle, also southbound, at a high rate of speed. The vehicle passed his vehicle in a careless manner at a rate of speed much higher than the posted speed limit. Out of concern for the driver’s safety, as well as the safety of other drivers on the road, the Deputy Chief felt it was necessary to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. Immediately upon making contact with the driver, the Deputy Chief identified himself and told the driver that he was employed with the Huron Township Department of Public Safety.”

“He further advised the driver why they were being stopped. Although argumentative, the driver indicated that they had her small child inside the vehicle and was running late to drop the child off with family. They admitted to exceeding the speed limit,” Robbins said.

Robbins said the deputy chief gave the driver the option to have a marked unit respond, and the driver said they did not require a marked unit.

“To avoid them being uncomfortable about who he was, he advised the driver to call our Emergency Dispatch Center to confirm his identity. The driver did in fact call the Huron Township Emergency Dispatch Center and confirmed the Deputy Chief’s identity as well as his vehicle description. The driver continued to be argumentative throughout stating they were running late. He ultimately released the driver at the scene with the hopes that it would be a learning experience,” he said.

After seeing the post from the driver on social media, Robbins said he met with her personally.

“It was inferred in the post that the driver was unclear whether or not it was a “real” police officer and that the person refused to identify themselves. It was obvious from the post and from subsequent phone calls that I received that this caused fear and concern in the community. I immediately began an internal investigation regarding this incident so that I could inform the community accurately as to what happened. It should be noted that I, nor any of our command staff, ever received a call from the driver or anyone associated with them to discuss the reality of this incident. We can all draw our own conclusions as to why that is,” Robbins said.

“I personally met with the driver yesterday. The driver admitted that the Deputy Chief DID identify himself. The driver did admit that they were not completely truthful in the content of their social media post. The driver admitted driving in a careless manner. One thing we agreed on was that the driver and their son were in danger, NOT from the actions of our Deputy Chief performing his duties, but from the driver’s actions while they were driving. They agreed to do a post to the community that told the truth on the same social media site where they originally posted the dishonest statement on. They further agreed to apologize to the community for spreading unnecessary fear. In fairness, I gave them 24 hours to correct their wrongs, but they have chosen so far not to stand by what they said they would do to make this right. So, I felt it was important to write this post to inform our community that we do NOT have a fake police officer as inferred on Sunday.”

Here is the entire Facebook post from the public safety department:


 

Photos: Santa and crew rides through Huron Township on Sunday

 

Santa and crew rides through Huron Township on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (Photos courtesy of Kyle Meeker / Kyle Meeker Photography)


Posted Tuesday , Dec. 15, 2020
By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB

Sirens were blaring and lights were flashing throughout Huron Township on Sunday, but it wasn’t exactly a matter of public safety.

Instead, it was Santa Claus and his crew who made a special visit to Huron Township on Sunday.

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his elves received a special escort from Huron Township Department of Public Safety vehicles, bringing Christmas cheer to families in various parts of the township.

“We had a great time getting the opportunity to escort Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves throughout our community! We did our best to see as many of you as we could. Nothing was better than seeing the smiles and signs of the children as our visitors passed them by,” a Facebook post from the public safety department said. “Equally as great was the support, waves, and thumbs up from the moms and dads!”

Photos: Santa and crew rides through Huron Township.

(PHOTOS COURTESY KYLE MEEKER / KYLE MEEKER PHOTOGRAPHY)


 

Public Safety Department offers safety tips for holiday season


Posted Wednesday , Dec. 9, 2020
By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB

It’s the holiday season, which for most signals times of celebration and good cheer.

For some criminal opportunists, however, it’s the time of the year to target those who let their guard down.

To educate the public on safe holiday season activity, the Huron Township Department of Public Safety posted a public service announcement with some important information to keep you and your family safe during the holidays.

View the department’s Facebook post below:


Public Safety Department responds to hoax call, several other calls during busy Saturday in Huron Township

Huron Hub file photo

By Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub – Nov. 12, 2020
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Saturday was a busy day for the Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

The department responded to several calls on Nov. 7 and some residents inquired about the increased first responder activity in Huron Township, said Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

“I received several calls from concerned residents wondering why they heard sirens throughout the day and into the evening. None of these incidents were related. We had several major incidents that happened along with our regular call for service volume. Fortunately, we were able to pull together and get each of these incidents resolved professionally and safely,” he said.

Just after 1:30 p.m., a 911 call came in from a male that identified himself as a 13-year-old-boy.

The male advised dispatch staff that his mother was being stabbed by her father in the 31300 block of Autumn Day Street.

The caller said the father was coming towards him, that he was in danger, and ended the call.

A second call was also received from a person stating they were a neighbor and could hear screaming coming from the residence where the stabbing was occurring.

Huron Township police officers, along with assistance from the Flat Rock Police Department, responded to the address and attempted to make contact with the occupants of the residence.

After not being able to make contact and with fear that multiple people were being stabbed inside the residence, officers made entry into the residence.

It was determined that the incident was unfounded and likely a “swatting” incident. The neighboring residence was also checked and uninvolved.

Swatting is the act of creating a hoax 911 call typically involving hostages, gunfire, or other acts of extreme violence, with the goal of diverting emergency public safety resources to an unsuspecting person’s residence.

Making false reports to emergency services is a criminal offense, punishable by fines and imprisonment. It also appears that the suspects were able to hack into the residence’s Ring camera system and watch the police response and communicate with the homeowners.

The incident is currently being investigated.

“Unfortunately, many lives were placed into danger during this incident, from first responders as they travelled to the scene to the unsuspecting homeowners. It is unclear why these particular addresses and residents were targeted, and we appreciate their cooperation and support,” Robbins said.

Related article: Man attempts to stab police officer before dying from self-inflicted stab wounds; had history of similar incident

Other occurrences that happened on the same afternoon:

2:46 p.m. – The Huron Township Public Safety Department Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from an officer with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. He reported an altercation in the area of Waltz Road and Oakville Waltz between two drivers. It was further reported that one driver had a sledgehammer and was using it in a threatening manner. Huron Township police responded to the location and one person was detained.

2:52 p.m. – Dispatch received a call from a witness that observed what appeared to be a fight between a man and a woman inside a vehicle in the 22900 block of Waltz Road. The vehicle was reported to begin travelling southbound on Waltz Road. Huron Township police units responded and located the vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated, and two people were detained. No arrests were made based on the victim’s statement.

5:34 p.m. – The Huron Township Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Gentz and Savage for a single vehicle motorcycle accident. The motorcycle struck the guard rail. The driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The Downriver Crash Team responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation. There is no current update as to the driver’s condition.


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