Category Archives: Police & Fire

Moron driver passes stopped bus on first day of school in Huron Township

Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 6, 2022

A moron with a driver’s license forgot to abide by one of the most sacred rules of the roads Tuesday morning and we’re all glad they got caught.

Huron Township Police made a social media post on Tuesday letting the community know that someone passed a stopped school bus on the first day of classes.

“It took us only minutes into the first day to catch an offender passing a school bus with it’s emergency lights activated. We are following random bus routes and we will issue citations, ZERO TOLERANCE!” the department said in their post.

Here is video of the driver. How they missed the giant yellow bus, and bright flashing lights, is beyond us.

Huron Township police dash cam video shows a driver illegally passing a stopped school bus Tuesday morning.

During last school year, The Huron Hub reported on multiple incidents regarding drivers passing stopped school buses.

It’s getting tiring.

A message to all drivers: don’t do it. Don’t be a moron.


Pedestrian hit, killed in crash Monday night on I-275

Posted by The Huron Hub | Aug. 23, 2022

A pedestrian was killed Monday evening on I-275 in Huron Township, according to Michigan State Police.

Police say at 10:20 p.m. troopers were called to the area of I-275 and Sibley Road due to a pedestrian on the freeway.

When they arrived they saw two males walking away from a vehicle. Neither of them listened to troopers and kept walking away.

One of the males finally stopped, was identified, and brought back to his vehicle. Troopers then attempted to locate the second male.

Approximately a quarter mile down the freeway, troopers observed vehicle debris in the roadway and observed a vehicle parked on the shoulder.

The female driver of this vehicle advised troopers that she thought she hit someone. Near the crash debris, the body of a male subject was located and lifesaving efforts were attempted until EMS arrived.

The male was pronounced dead on the scene scene.

The driver of the vehicle was not hurt and is cooperating with the investigation.

Family members of the pedestrian have been notified. Investigation is continuing.


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.


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.


American flag flown during battle presented to Huron Township Department of Public Safety

Courtesy photo

Posted by The Huron Hub | June 22, 2022

At a recent Huron board meeting, Trustee Angie Cady, along with Commander Jim LaCasse and Adjunct Troy McFarland from Huron Township American Legion post 231, presented Huron Township Director of Public Safety Everette Robbins with a 15 x 25-foot American flag.

This is not just any flag.

About a year and a half ago, Director Robbins and the Huron Township Fire Department were hosting a fire station open house and had the ladder truck up with a very large American flag flying from it.

Fire Chief James Hinojosa said the flag was borrowed from Flat Rock and had been flown on a fighter jet that was on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier.

He also mentioned Director Robbins would love to have one for Huron Township.

At the board meeting, Trustee Angie Cady explained that In 2017, she had the honor to be a part of a Tiger Cruise and spend a week aboard the USS Nimitz as a guest of her niece, Staff Sgt. Caitlin Mercure, on the final week of her deployment as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. She had a fellow Marine, Sgt. Brandon Morris that was again deployed and agreed to help out with obtaining the flag.

A flag was ordered and was on it’s way to the USS Nimitz. The flag flew over Afghanistan in support of Operation Inherent Resolve as part of the relentless dedication to the Global War on Terrorism.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this gift. Our flag is an amazing representation of the men and women who unselfishly represent our country. The flag will be on display for the first time at the Waltz 150 Celebration. This weekend, our Fire Department will display this flag proudly while being thankful for sacrifice made by so many in our armed forces. I cannot thank Trustee Cady and Chief Hinojosa enough as this means much more to me that I can put into words,” said Robbins.


Man meets with first responders who saved his life after work accident results in hand amputation

Courtesy, Huron Valley Ambulance

Article courtesy of Huron Valley Ambulance | Posted June 13, 2022 on The Huron Hub

It’s not often that first responders get to see the outcome of their hard work after a call, but this week HVA Paramedic Ryan, HVA 911 Dispatcher Mark, Fire Captain Bauman, and Officer Kostielney from Huron Township Department of Public Safety had the chance to reunite with a patient whose life they all helped save.

In the summer of 2021, local resident Kyle Smith was injured at work, resulting in the accidental amputation of his left hand. Due to the skill and quick actions of everyone involved with Kyle’s emergency response, his life and his hand were both saved. Kyle’s hand was successfully reattached by the skilled surgeons at Detroit Medical Center. Almost a year later, after multiple surgeries, ongoing therapy, the endless support of his family and girlfriend, and his own determination, Kyle now has almost full function of his hand again. Kyle’s successful reattachment is so rare that he is now part of a case study at Wayne State University. Kyle shared, “When I asked my doctors if I would be able to use my hand again, they couldn’t give me an answer. They just didn’t know. Now I want to be an example for anyone else who has a reattachment. If someone is going through what I went through, I’m there for them.”

Kyle’s story is an incredible example of the pre-hospital “chain of survival” achieving an exceptional outcome. The instructions bystanders received from 911 dispatch, a tourniquet quickly applied by Officer Kostielney, on-scene care provided by Huron Twp FD and HVA medics, and the ongoing care Kyle received while being transported to the hospital all set the stage for the successful reattachment of his hand when he arrived at the hospital.

Thank you to everyone involved with this call; your actions have positively changed the rest of Kyle’s life. We’re rooting for you during your continuing recovery, Kyle! We know that you’ll continue to give it your all.

Courtesy, Huron Valley Ambulance

Rockwood man dies in fatal car crash inside Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery

Huron Hub file photo

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

Posted May 25, 2022

A 39-year-old man from Rockwood died Tuesday afternoon in a fatal single car crash that occurred inside Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.

Police say an employee at the cemetery pulled the driver from the car moments after the crash and before the car became engulfed in flames, but the driver died due to injuries sustained in the crash.

At 4:17 p.m., Huron Township police and fire units responded to the cemetery located at 32163 W. Huron River Drive for a vehicle crash within the cemetery.

Police say a caller reported witnessing a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and then collide with a structure within the cemetery.

The driver was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.

“A Michigan Memorial employee witnessed the crash and immediately observed the vehicle to be ready to catch fire. That employee quickly removed the driver from the vehicle just prior to the vehicle catching fire and burning extensively. Unfortunately, despite everyone’s quick efforts and response, the driver passed away at the scene. Our prayers go out to his family,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.


Taylor teen facing weapons, drug charges after being caught with items at Summit Academy North High School

Huron Hub file photo

Posted by Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | May 19, 2022

A Taylor teen is facing weapons and drug charges after being caught with the items at Summit Academy North High School on Tuesday.

Ra’Kai Joshua Edmonds, 18, is facing felony firearms charges after bringing an airsoft gun to the school, causing a lockdown and police search.

Police say Edmonds was also in possession of marijuana and a knife.

He is charged with possession of marijuana on school property; weapons -felony firearm – pneumatic gun; and weapon-free schools – possessing weapon.

He was arraigned and is being held at the Wayne County Jail in adult custody on a
$20,000/10% bond.

Summit Academy North High School is within Huron Township’s jurisdiction.

Ra’Kai Joshua Edmonds police booking photo.