Category Archives: Police & Fire

Man shot while driving through Huron Township early Tuesday morning

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Police are investigating the shooting of a 41-year-old Riverview man that occurred early Tuesday morning in the 27500 block of Huron River Drive.

Huron Township Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said officers arrived on scene within six minutes of a 911 call and found the man, who was driving through the area in his car, shot.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery overnight and was reported as alert, cooperative, and expected to survive late Tuesday morning.

Robbins said the initial investigation indicates that the victim and a passenger were travelling eastbound on Huron River Drive when an unknown person fired multiple shots into their vehicle.

After being shot, the victim and the passenger stopped the vehicle and the passenger ran to a nearby house and called 911 for assistance.

The investigation is ongoing and police do not have any suspect information to release at this time.

“At this point we are still investigating whether our victim was specifically targeted or if this was a random act. We ask the community to stay vigilant and remain aware of their surroundings. We further ask that if anyone should see anything suspicious or have any information on this incident, please call our department immediately,” Robbins said.

Information regarding this investigation can be directed to the Huron Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 734-753-4400.

The 27500 block of Huron River Drive, where a 41-year-old man was shot early Tuesday morning.

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Residents graduate from Huron Township Citizen Police Academy

Photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety hosted a graduation ceremony for the department’s second graduating class of the Citizen Police Academy. This ceremony took place at the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The Citizen Police Academy was supervised by Huron Township Police Department Sgt. Robert Kelch.

The Citizen Police Academy Second Graduating class consisted of a 12-week program that focused on the education of its members as it related to the Police and Fire Departments.

Residents received education in the following areas:

-The History and current state of the Huron Township Police Department
-Computer Forensics
-Human Trafficking
-K-9 Unit and demonstrations
-Major Crimes and Homicide Investigation and Crime Scene Processing
-Use of Force and Deadly Force simulation
-Specialty Units and Drug Enforcement
-Fire Department Operations and Fire Equipment Demonstration
-Each member had the opportunity to join a Huron Township Police Officer for a ride along

Sgt. Robert Kelch (left) and Everette Robbins, director of public safety.

The graduates of this class consisted of residents and business owners from all across Huron Township. The following is a list of the 2018 Graduating Class (Some Pictured below):

Brendan Russow
Lindsay Shanks
Mike Anetzberger
Scott Wellman
Maeghan Lyons
Kristin Gambino
Amber Darnell
Joe Ferullo
Mary Swatek
Kimberly Rhodes

“One of the things that we have always prided ourselves on is bettering the relationship we have with our community. Community Partnerships continues to be one of our core values. An informed and educated community is always our best partner,” Said Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.

“This was a very special group of people who are very active throughout our community. They were a very interactive class who we all learned a lot from. We are thankful to have each of them become a part of our public safety family. We built a trust between one another that no one can ever take from us. I was our pleasure getting to know each of them.

“Sergeant Kelch deserves a lot of credit for the success of this class. This was truly his vision and I thank him for the time and energy he put into this project. He represented our department and community very well.”

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety plans on continuing to make this an annual event. An application process will precede the class which is scheduled to begin in January of 2019.

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Public safety director to host town hall meetings in July

Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety, will be hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout the month of July.

The meetings will be informational sessions that are intended to educate the community on the current state of the Public Safety Department, as well as to provide information on the upcoming millage renewal that is on the August 7 ballot.

The meetings will conclude with a question and answer session that is intended to be an open and honest conversation, according to Robbins.

Following each meeting, those in attendance will be invited to observe a demonstration featuring the Huron Township K9 Unit. This demonstration will be conducted at the meeting site following the meeting.

Here are the dates and the locations for each meeting:

Monday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. — Kirby Church, 2773 Will Carleton Drive.

Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. — Huron Estates Clubhouse, 22000 Inkster Road

Monday, July 30, 6:30 p.m. — Trail Creek Subdivision Clubhouse, 29650 Trail Creek Drive

This article has been updated 

Huron Township Department of Public Safety hiring full-time dispatcher

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the position of full-time Emergency Dispatcher. The intent of this process is to establish a hiring eligibility list for the position of Full-Time Dispatcher. The dispatch center operates 7 days a week and requires availability to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays. Starting wage is $16.36 per hour; $17.18 after 60 days; $21.01 after 12 months. Top pay $22.60 at the conclusion of current bargaining agreement. Full benefit package and retirement benefits. Previous dispatch experience is preferred but is not required.

The Dispatch Center currently provides dispatching services for The Huron Township Police and Fire Departments, The Sumpter Township Police and Fire Departments, and the Metro Parks Police Department.

Applications and personal history statements are available at the Police station or accessed online at http://hurontownship-mi.gov/PoliceDepartment/Employment.aspx

Questions about this position can be directed to Director of Public Safety Everette Robbins at erobbins@hurontwppd.us.

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SUMMARY

This position serves as a centralized communications agent involving police and related public safety personnel to emergency situations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Communications Administrator or the Officer-in-Charge.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

All of the following functions, qualifications, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities are essential. An employee in this position, upon appointment, must have the equivalent of the following:

• Operates police and fire radio; receives requests for police or fire services or information by telephone; connects incoming calls to appropriate parties, provides routine police information, or takes other appropriate action(s).

• Maintains radio contact with uniform police and fire units; dispatches police and/or fire units, relays correct information to responding units.

• Exhibits behavior consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the Huron Township Department of Public Safety.

• Maintains contact with other public safety agencies. Maintains log, radio transmissions, and records of occurrences in the CAD system.

• Enters queries and receives responses from Law Enforcement Information Network to provide a variety of information on vehicles or individuals stopped or under surveillance by patrol units.

• Monitors weather information and activates the outdoor weather sirens when applicable.

• Monitors prisoners in lockup using building security camera system as well as audio contact.

• Demonstrates a commitment to provide and require excellent customer service through cooperative team and individual efforts.

• Physically and mentally capable of performing all the duties of the classification.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

An employee in the class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:

• Graduation from a senior high school or vocations school and, preferably, some experience in radio dispatching work.

• Possess above average interpersonal skills

• Ability to make critical decisions in a timely manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

An employee in this position spends nearly all of their time at the front desk/dispatch center with a controlled climate. They may sit and work on a computer for extended periods of time, talk on the phone, radio, or in person. This job entails shift work including holidays and weekend.

Source: Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Listen to the 911 call from Wednesday’s shooting situation

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Huron Township police have released 911 audio of the response to Wednesday’s active shooter call.

In the audio, a man called 911 after he pulled into Quality Pipe Products, 17275 Huron River Drive for an appointment, when he saw a man hanging out of a window with a rifle shooting at something.

A large police response arrived at the location after the 911 call and evacuated the business.

Following an investigation, an employee and the business owner were arrested in relation to the incident and are now facing criminal charges.

Police said they do not believe the man with the rifle was trying to harm anyone at the business.

Here is a link to the audio file

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2 arrested for their involvement in Wednesday shooting at Quality Pipe Products

Jeffery Hamilton, 44, from Wyandotte (left) and Roger Melton, 67, from Bloomfield Village and owner of Quality Pipe Products, were arrested for their involvement in Wednesday’s shooting. Photos courtesy Huron Township Police Department.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Two men have been arrested for their involvement in an alleged shooting that took place Wednesday at Quality Pipe Products in New Boston.

No-one was injured during the shooting, and police do not believe the intent of the shooting was to injure or kill anyone at the business.

Jeffery Hamilton, 44, from Wyandotte, an employee at the business, is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and obstruction of justice.

Roger Melton, 67, a resident of Bloomfield Village and owner of Quality Pipe Products, is being charged with obstruction of justice.

Both posted bond and were released from police custody.

At 1:54p.m. Wednesday, Huron Township police and a SWAT team responded to Quality Pipe Products near Huron River Drive and Pennsylvania Road in reference to an active shooter incident that was in progress.

This rifle was recovered from the scene of the shooting and is believe to be the one that was discharged.

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.

After the all clear was given, police said they were speaking with a person of interest. The person of interest was released Wednesday.

Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said police and detectives worked through the evening Wednesday and into Thursday morning gathering information and interviewing witnesses.

At the scene, police recovered a rifle they believe was used during the incident.

Both men posted bond and were released from custody.

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