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1 person reported dead after thieves attempt to steal several cars from CSX rail yard Thursday

(Photo courtesy/CSX)
Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Oct. 23, 2020
11:15 AM EDT

A person has died following the attempted theft of several cars out of a CSX rail yard early Thursday morning, according to a media report. 

WDIV-Detroit is reporting that one person has died during the incident.

WDIV is reporting that the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that someone had died. It’s not clear if that person was in the vehicle that rolled over and was partially submerged.

Police are working to identify the man who died and notify his family.

CSX authorities would not confirm the death to The Huron Hub as of Thursday afternoon. 

CSX says shortly after 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning, several people attempted to steal six vehicles from a CSX rail yard on Pennsylvania Road.

During the incident, one of the stolen vehicles ended up in a pond on the property.

Three of the six vehicles have been recovered.

Here is a statement from CSX media relations regarding an incident that took place early Thursday morning:

Shortly after 4:00 a.m. this morning, several trespassers attempted to steal six vehicles from a CSX railyard in Romulus, MI. Three of the six vehicles have been recovered. CSX thanks the Romulus Police Department and Huron Township officers for their prompt response. CSX police are currently investigating the incident.

Original posting: Vehicle ends up in pond after thieves try to steal cars from CSX rail yard

Check back with The Huron Hub for an update when more information is available.


 

CSX police: 3 vehicles recovered after thieves attempt to steal 6 cars from local rail yard

(Photo courtesy/CSX)


Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Oct. 22, 2020
12:05 PM EDT

Here is a statement from CSX media relations regarding an incident that took place early Thursday morning:

Shortly after 4:00 a.m. this morning, several trespassers attempted to steal six vehicles from a CSX railyard in Romulus, MI. Three of the six vehicles have been recovered. CSX thanks the Romulus Police Department and Huron Township officers for their prompt response. CSX police are currently investigating the incident.

Original posting: Vehicle ends up in pond after thieves try to steal cars from CSX rail yard

Check back with The Huron Hub for an update when more information is available.


 

Developing: Vehicle ends up in pond after thieves try to steal cars from CSX rail yard


Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Oct. 22, 2020
11:15 AM EDT

This article has been updated with a statement from CSX police at this link. 

Original post:

Thieves attempted to steal cars from a rail yard along Pennsylvania Road early Thursday morning.

Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety, said the investigation is being handled by CSX police, and that it will be CSX police that will release further updates when available.

“We responded to the incident and ultimately turned it over to the CSX railroad police due to jurisdictional constraints,” Robbins told The Huron Hub.

One of the vehicles ended up in a pond on the property according to media reports, and no other information about the incident is immediately available.

Check back with The Huron Hub for an update when more information is available.


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Public Safety Department, township supervisor schedule ‘community conversation’ for Oct. 22 at local restaurant (event cancelled)


Posted by The Huron Hub

Oct. 16, 2020

EVENT CANCELLED: Out of an abundance of caution, this event is being cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date 

Huron Township Department of Public Safety and Township Supervisor David Glaab are hosting a ‘community conversation’ at Tony’s Coney Island in downtown New Boston on Oct. 22.

The meeting will cover topics on public safety.

View the event flyer for more information:


Police say human remains found on Middle Belt Road Sunday are consistent with identity of missing man


Posted Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020

Alert posted from the Public Safety Department:

At approximately 12:20p.m. this afternoon, the Huron Township Police and Fire Departments responded to the 19000 block of Middlebelt Road after receiving a 911 call regarding a deceased person located in the area. Upon arrival, First responders located a deceased male inside a ditch within a wooded area. The initial investigation is indicating that the physical characteristics are consistent with Raymond Foster, a local missing person.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy in an attempt to determine cause of death as well as provide a positive identification. The family of Mr. Foster has been notified and is very thankful for our community’s support. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Huron Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 734-753-4400. We will provide further updates as it becomes available.


Police to sport beards for charity during No-Shave November; residents can grow beards to support fire department

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Article submitted by Huron Township Department of Public Safety
Posted Oct. 7, 2020

Huron Township Police Department policy does not allow for officers, reserve officers, and dispatch staff to wear beards while in uniform. However, if you see a Huron Township Police Officer sporting a beard over the next few months, they are not breaking the rules. The Police Department has decided to participate in No Shave November to support our annual Shop with a Hero Program. Each Officer will donate money to the event to allow the opportunity to grow a beard this holiday season. Officers will be allowed to begin wearing beards on October 1st, 2020.

To make this even better, we want to get our residents involved. On the evening of our Shop with a Hero event, we will have a best beard contest. The best beard contest will be judged by residents on our Facebook page. The winning beard (Officer) will once again win a free night off from work to be worked by Director of Public Safety Everette Robbins.

Unfortunately, due to safety standards relating to the use of equipment, our firefighters cannot participate by growing facial hair. However, we do not want to leave them out of this since they are a crucial part of our Shop with a hero event. So, we are offering the residents the opportunity to “adopt a firefighter” for this event. For a donation of $50 towards our Shop with a Hero event, a resident can grow a beard and support the fire department. At the Shop with a Hero event, we will have a separate beard contest for those that adopted a firefighter. The contest will be judged by members of our fire staff. The winner of this contest will receive their choice of a ride to work, as local as possible, or their child to be taken to school in a fire truck. Those interested in adopting a firefighter can drop their payment off at the Huron Township Police Department in care of Director Robbins or donate to our Go Fund Me page that supports the Shop with a Hero Program. Please be sure to note on the Go Fund Me page that your donation is towards the “adopt a firefighter” program. The Go Fund Me page will become active on November 1st, 2020.

Last year, No Shave November raised more than $1800 towards the Shop with a Hero Program.

“I think this is a fun way for our departments and the residents to come together for a great cause. Our Shop with a Hero Program is special because it is funded by the big hearts in our community. What better reason to come together than making the Christmas season special for some deserving children? No kid should ever wake up without a Christmas,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety. “Our public safety staff approach me on a regular basis and ask how they can get more involved with and help our community. This is a great way to bring everyone together. They have a tough job some days and it is fun to see them come together and have a little fun for a good cause.”


 

Police continue search for missing Huron Township man

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Raymond Foster, 69, went missing from the 19600 block of Middlebelt Road in Huron Township. He was last seen after leaving his home walking to the store at King and Middlebelt Roads.


Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Sept. 30, 2020 – 9:30 PM EDT

Police in Huron Township are continuing to search for a man who went missing Sept. 22.

Raymond Foster, 69, went missing from the 19600 block of Middlebelt Road in Huron Township. He was last seen after leaving his home walking to the store at King and Middlebelt Roads.

Here is an update from the police department posted this evening:

SEARCH UPDATE:
Mr. Foster was NOT located during our extensive ground search today. We have conducted multiple search’s in the area over the past week in an attempt to locate Mr. Foster.
We will continue to use every option available to locate him. Anyone with tips is asked to call the Huron Township Emergency Dispatch Center at 734-753-4400.
A special thank you to our Mounted Division, Our K9 Unit who worked with the assistance of the Ecorse and Taylor Police Department K9 Units, the Shielded Souls Motorcycle Club who allowed us use of their parking lot to establish a command center, and the residents of Huron Township who allowed us access to their properties for the search.
GROUND SEARCH:
The Huron Township Department of Public Safety will be conducting a ground search for a missing person, beginning in the area of King and Middlebelt Roads. Multiple locations in the area may be searched.
The Huron Township Mounted Unit as well as the K9 Unit will be leading the search. Please do not approach searching staff members as it can affect the effectiveness of the search. Any questions should be directed to Director Robbins at 734-753-4400.
MISSING PERSON/ PLEASE SHARE:
Raymond Foster, 69-years-old. Missing from the 19600 block of Middlebelt Road in Huron Township. Last seen after leaving his home walking to the store at King and Middlebelt Roads.
MISSING PERSON DESCRIPTION:
Dark complexion, short black hair, brown eyes. Clean shaven
Height: 5’8″
LAST SEEN WEARING: Yellow and Black colored pajama style pants. Black and white tennis shoes.
If located or observed, please contact the Huron Township Department of Public Safety Emergency Dispatch Center at 734-753-4400.

Police seeking missing Huron Township man

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 23, 2020
2:00 PM EST

MISSING PERSON:
Raymond Foster, 69-years-old. Missing from the 19600 block of Middlebelt Road in Huron Township. Last seen yesterday morning after leaving his home walking to the store at King and Middlebelt Roads.

MISSING PERSON DESCRIPTION:
Dark complexion, short black hair, brown eyes. Clean shaven
Height: 5’8″

LAST SEEN WEARING: Yellow and Black colored pajama style pants. Black and white tennis shoes.

If located or observed, please contact the Huron Township Department of Public Safety Emergency Dispatch Center at 734-753-4400.


 

Toledo man charged with felonies after police recover handgun during pursuit in Huron Township

Dash cam footage from an Aug. 25 police pursuit in Huron Township shows the moment after the driver crashed into a tree and then fled from police on foot. You can view the full dash cam footage below.


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Aug. 27, 2020 

A 23-year-old Toledo man is facing felony charges after he fled from Huron Township police, resulting in a crash and police recovering a loaded handgun from the scene.

On Aug. 25 at 3:18 p.m., an officer assigned to the police department’s Traffic Services Unit attempted to pull over Calvin Marlowe Ware as he was headed north on I-275 near Sibley Road.

Police said Ware was going 85 mph in a 70 mph zone.

The vehicle, with three people inside, did not stop after police activated the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens.

Police dash cam footage released by Huron Township Police shows what happened next.

The vehicle headed eastbound on Sibley Road and then southbound on Wahrman Road.

The driver opened the door of the vehicle in what appeared to be an initial attempt to flee on foot.

The driver then turned around in the front yard of a house on Wahrman Road before again heading southbound on Wahrman.

A few moments later, the driver crashed into a tree near a ditch.

During the crash, the driver was ejected from the vehicle into a ditch, and then fled the scene northbound on foot.

The responding officer immediately took the two other people into custody.

Multiple Huron Township marked and unmarked units responded and setup a perimeter in the area with assistance from the Metroparks Police Department.

The perimeter was held for several hours while the search for the driver continued.

The Huron Township Police Department K9 Unit responded and initiated a search within five minutes following the vehicle crash.

While the K9 was tracking the suspect, it also located narcotics near the location where the suspect entered a wooded area.

During the search, police used a drone equipped with infrared night and day vision cameras. The infrared cameras can detect heat signatures within the wooded area.

At 6:05 p.m., a resident on the southern end of Wahrman Road observed the suspect exit the wooded area on his property.

The resident contacted 911 and officers who were still maintaining a perimeter took the suspect into custody without incident.

Evidence technicians located a loaded handgun in the ditch near the driver’s side door where the suspect was thrown from the vehicle.

The handgun was listed as stolen out of Perrysburg, Ohio.

Ware is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and fleeing from police, both five-year felonies.

He is also charged with misdemeanor driving with a revoked license and habitual offender charges.

23-year-old Calvin Marlowe Ware of Toledo

“A passenger within the vehicle advised us during the investigation that immediately upon the officer attempting to stop the vehicle, the suspect was observed to pull the handgun from his waistband area. We believe the crash ejected both the suspect, as well as the weapon from the vehicle. I hate to think of the ways this scenario could have played out had that not happened,” said Everette Robbins, director of public safety. “Our staff remained persistent and maintained the perimeter for several hours while continuing to search. I believe this ultimately cornered the suspect, forced him northward and ultimately out of the woods where he was taken into custody.”

Seen here is the gun that was allegedly discarded by the driver after crashing and fleeing on foot. Photo courtesy Huron Township Police.

Robbins said the department has added several resources over the past few years that assist them during incidents like these.

“As a Public Safety Organization, we have worked extremely hard over the past few years to train our staff to provide crucial services to our community such as K9, Evidence Technician, and Detective services. Within the past few months, we have also established our drone unit. This case certainly shows the importance of our traffic services unit and the need for professional proactive policing methods,” he said.

Robbins said the emergency dispatch center played a crucial role in helping locate the suspect.

“Our Emergency Dispatch Center was without doubt the unsung hero throughout this incident. I say without hesitation that their performance is a key reason that not only this suspect was taken into custody, but more importantly why this incident ended safely for everyone involved. I thank them for their efforts.”

Including the dash cam footage for the public to see was important, he said, because it shows how quickly things can happen during a pursuit.

“I included the dashcam video of the initial pursuit so that our community can see firsthand not only the professional and quick police response, but also as a lesson as to how quickly a situation like this can become dangerous. This began as a routine traffic stop for speed, but as you can see, nothing is ever routine.”


 

Suspect in custody after police pursuit ends in crash, foot chase on Wahrman Road


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

First posted Aug. 25, 2020 — 6:15 PM EST

Huron Township Police say a man is in custody after a police pursuit ended in a crash and foot chase on Wahrman Road Tuesday afternoon.

Huron Township Public Safety updated the community on their Facebook page.

The post reads:

Update:After an extensive search and neighbor cooperation, the suspect is IN CUSTODY.
PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT:
The Huron Township Police Department is on the scene of a Police pursuit/crash in the area of Wahrman Road between Sibley and Huron River Drive.
One occupants fled on foot from the vehicle and a handgun was recovered at the scene. Residents in the area should be observant and call 911 immediately if the suspect is seen. The suspect is a black male, with dreadlocks, wearing a white shirt. It is unknown if he is armed. Do not approach if observed.
The Huron Township K9 Unit and Detective Bureau are on the scene and the Huron Township drone is in the process of being deployed for an area search.
Please avoid the area if possible

This story will be updated when more information is available