Category Archives: Police & Fire

Robbins appointed to governor’s task force on juvenile justice reform

Everette Robbins is the chief of police and director of public safety for Huron Township. 

By Scott Bolthouse|ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com|July 23, 2021

Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety, was appointed by Governor Whitmer to the state’s new task force on juvenile justice reform.

In June, Whitmer created the task force on juvenile justice with a focus on analyzing the juvenile justice system and recommending “proven practices and strategies for reform grounded in data, research, and fundamental constitutional principles,” a statement from the governor’s office said.

Robbins is the chief of police and director of public safety for Huron Township, and has lead the department since May 2014 when he was appointed.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Public Safety Studies from Siena Heights University and earned his MCOLES certification from Washtenaw County Community College. 

Robbins is appointed to represent a police chief nominated by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Robbins said it is a privilege to be appointed to the position.

“I am very honored to be chosen to represent Huron Township on this very important task force. This is a great opportunity to be a part of something that can make a great impact on many young lives,” Robbins said. “When my career is over, I hope my legacy will be the things we have been able to do for the youth within our community.”

Since 2012, Robbins has worked with juveniles on the FBI’s southeast Michigan crimes against children task force as a task force officer and board member. The task force focuses on combating human trafficking, and also includes Leo Girard, a detective lieutenant with Huron Township police.

Robbins also was assigned to the juvenile and gang intelligence division with the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department.

The governor’s task force includes members of the executive branch, legislature, judiciary, and juvenile justice community. 

Appointees will serve for two-year terms expiring July 22, 2023.

The task force is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist.

“To fully change our criminal justice system into a system that will position young Michiganders for success, we need the best minds from a wide variety of backgrounds to lead the Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform,” Gilchrist said. “I am very confident that these appointees are going to do everything in their power to ensure that we focus on building and delivering reforms that will make our communities safer while improving outcomes for individuals who come into contact with our criminal justice system. When we allow everyone to have a seat at the table, we make sure that these policies will be inclusive and equitable for all.” 


First responders rescue distressed kayaker on river without life jacket in Huron Township

Photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Posted by The Huron Hub – Monday, July 6, 2021

Huron Township public safety staff helped save a kayaker in distress last week who was on the Huron River without a life jacket on.

Huron Township public safety staff helped save a kayaker in distress last week who was on the Huron River without a life jacket on.

On June 27, 2021 at 7:02 p.m., The Huron Township Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 22000 block of Bell Road for a kayaker in distress on the river.

The kayaker was described as holding on to a tree with no life jacket.

The Huron Township Fire Department responded with a rescue boat.

At 7:40 p.m., firefighters reported that the person was rescued and was safely in the rescue boat.

An initial investigation indicated that the person had a life jacket on the boat but lost it when the boat capsized.

Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Woodhaven, and Rockwood fire departments also responded as part of mutual aid.

“Our 16-foot Rescue Boat was put into active service in January of this year. This is our second successful rescue this season. We have trained several of our firefighters to operate the boat so we could quickly respond in the event that a life-saving effort is needed,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

“Although the river may not look very intimidating at times, it is important that those on the water wear a personal flotation device at all times. If we have learned anything, it is that these incidents occur quickly and without notice. We are thankful we were able to get the victim to shore safely. I don’t think I can say enough how thankful I am for our first responders who without thought put themselves in harm’s way. With that being said, we also feel extremely fortunate to have a community that supports its public safety department. This support allows us to purchase and maintain the tools we need to do the job safely, which in turn saves lives.”


Huron Township welcomes new police officer

Officer Stewart (left) with Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 9, 2021

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety welcomed a new police officer to the ranks this week.

Officer Timothy Stewart was sworn in by State Rep. Darrin Camilleri on June 7.

Below is a post with photos from the swearing-in ceremony posted by the Huron Township Department of Public Safety.


Wrong-way driver dies in head-on crash on I-94 in Van Buren Township

Posted by The Huron Hub | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 — 8:15 a.m.

A wrong-way driver was killed early Wednesday morning after crashing head-on into another car on I-94 in Van Buren Township.

Michigan State Police said at 2:35 a.m., MSP 911 received information of a wrong way driver from Romulus dispatch.

The driver was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94.

The vehicle, a 1973 Buick, struck a 2021 Kia head on.

The at-fault driver was killed in the crash.

The driver of the Kia, a 19-year-old male, and the passenger, a 22-year-old female, were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Investigation is continuing into the crash. The at fault driver has not been identified.


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.