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Western Wayne County Criminal Resource Team arrest multiple high profile criminals out of Huron Township

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Thanks to a specialized unit that includes a detective from the Huron Township Police Department, multiple high profile arrests have happened in the Huron Township area between February 20 and March 18, 2015.

“The Western Wayne Community Resource Team assisted us with taking some individuals with some very serious charges against them off of the streets and out of our community,” said Huron Township Police Chief Everette Robbins.

Detective Jon Bettendorf, a 14 year veteran of the Huron Township Police Department, serves on the Western Wayne Community Resource Team.

“Our Detective assigned to this unit is a very valuable resource to our residents,” said Robbins.

On February 20, Timothy Michael Dye, a 34 year old Detroit resident, was arrested in Detroit on a criminal sexual conduct warrant for an alleged incident involving a seven year old.

Raymond Manley Ryckman, a 46 year old Dearborn resident, was arrested on March 9 in Huron Township. Ryckman is under investigation for an alleged criminal sexual conduct fourth degree involving a 11 year old.

On March 10, 46 year old Huron resident Victor Heath Farley was arrested in Taylor on an outstanding warrant for felony larceny. It is alleged that over $20,000 in jewelry was stolen by Farley.

29 year old Huron resident David Timothy Satneck was arrested in Monroe County on March 18 due to an outstanding warrant for larceny by conversion.

Robbins said that the unit is working on these, as well as several other projects within the Huron community and that they are seeing the positive results of their work.

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Huron Township resident disregards railroad crossing signals, train crashes into vehicle (PHOTOS INSIDE)

Photo courtesy of the Huron Township Police Department.

Photo courtesy of the Huron Township Police Department.

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A 20 year old Huron Township Resident has been hospitalized after a serious crash involving one vehicle and a train.

The crash happened on Thursday, March 19 just before 11:00 a.m. near Huron River Drive and Collins.

Huron Police Chief Everette Robbins says that the investigation reveals that the driver ignored the crossing signals and tried to go around the railroad crossing gates causing the crash.

The driver was transported to Southshore Hospital in Trenton to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Robbins said alcohol or drugs do not initially appear to be a factor in the crash.

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Photos courtesy of the Huron Township Police Department.

Huron School District to host ‘Kindergarten Round-Up’ for 2015-2016 school years

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Huron School District’s annual Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2015-2016 is scheduled for the third week in April.

Both elementary schools in Huron Township will hold their round-up on different days.

Miller Elementary, 18955 Hannan Road, New Boston, MI will be hosting it’s round-up on Wednesday, April 15 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Call 734-753-4421 for more information.

Brown Elementary, 25485 Middlebelt Road, New Boston, MI will be hosting it’s round-up on Thursday, April 16 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Call (734) 782-2716 for more information.

Parents that are interested in school of choice may attend if you reside in Wayne County. For further information please call or visit www.huronschools.com.

51 year old Hazel Park man found dead in Huron Township; Police rule as an apparent suicide

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By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A 51 year old Hazel Park resident was found dead in Huron Township on Monday, March 16 following an investigation into his whereabouts.

According to Huron Police Chief Everette Robbins, officers from the Huron Police Department first responded to Brenner Oil Company, 22100 Huron Township Court, on Sunday, March 15 in an attempt to locate the man after he had been reported missing in Hazel Park.

The missing man was an employee of the oil company.

On Monday, March 16, officers and detectives from the Huron Township Police Department, with air assistance from the Monroe County Sheriffs Department, conducted a search for the missing man in the area of the oil company.

The missing man, according to police, was located in a wooded area deceased. The initial investigation into the death points to an apparent suicide.

“Once again, we appreciate the air assistance of the Monroe County Sheriff Department,” said Robbins.

“Although this is not the outcome the family was hoping for, we are glad that we could locate the missing person quickly and provide them some closure and resolution.”

Any further information regarding this investigation should be directed to the Hazel Park Police Department at 248-542-6161.

Election roundup: Police millage renews in Huron Township, two candidates move on to November’s general election

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By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor in Chief

All precincts have finalized their numbers following yesterday’s primary election.

According to the Huron Township Clerk’s office, 2,588 total ballots were cast in yesterday’s election.

In Huron, 906 voted republican, 1,445 voted democrat, 237 voted non-partisan and 188 voted crossover.

Huron Township has 11,558 registered voters.

The millage renewal for the police department passed with 1,822 yes votes to 722 no votes.

“We will continue to provide the quality service you expect and deserve,” said the Huron Township Police Department’s Facebook page last night.

In the race for a partial-term seat on the Board of Trustees, Claude Wright (D) and Michael Stach (R) will face off in November. The partial term will last until 2016.

Stach was appointed to the board last year following the death of former Trustee Larry O’Kelley in May 2013.

In the race for Wayne County Commissioner for the 11th district, Wayne Mayor Abdul Haidous beat Jeremy Cady in a close race with 3,497 votes to Cady’s 3,109.

David Haener, A Huron Township native, will be on November’s ballot as the Democratic candidate for State Representative for the 23rd district. 

Sit tight, Huron Township, the general election will take place this November, and it will surely be an interesting one to watch.

 

Huron Township Police investigating fraudulent IRS phone scam

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By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor in Chief

 

On Monday, July 28, Huron Township Police responded to a citizen who claimed they were the victim of a fraudulent IRS phone call.

According to Police Chief Everette Robbins, the victim, who lives in the 29000 block of Van Horn Road, stated that they were contacted by telephone regarding a debt that they owed to the IRS.

The fraudulent IRS employee informed the victim that they owed money to the IRS and that they needed to pay immediately to avoid being arrested, Robbins said.

According to Robbins, the victim was advised to buy a Green Dot MoneyPak Card, which is a prepaid card typically used by people who don’t have bank accounts. These cards are readily available at stores like Walmart, CVS and Walgreens.

After loading the card with money, the victim was told to call a phone number and give the card’s PIN number to the fake IRS employee.

According to Robbins, the victim complied with this request and in turn, lost thousands of dollars.

Robbins said that an initial investigation showed that the fraudulent IRS employee is located in a foreign country.

While prepaid phone scams aren’t necessarily new, this type of scam is becoming more prevalent.

Scammers will call and pretend to be a representative of the IRS or utility company, claim that they have a debt to pay off and then advise possible victims to buy Green Dot MoneyPak cards to pay off the debt.

Once the scammers have the card’s PIN number, they will transfer the funds to another card or account.

Scam artists prefer the Green Dot cards because they aren’t linked to bank accounts, and the funds on them are the same as cash and are untraceable.

Consumers can protect themselves from future fraudulent activity

According to the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by phone or email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication such as email, text messages or social media. The IRS uses the federal mail system to send official business to citizens.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, if you owe taxes or think you might, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes, then immediately call the IRS if you think you’ve received a fraudulent phone call.

The IRS says that they never ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information related to credit cards or bank accounts.

Possible fraudulent IRS activity should be reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484, as well as your local law enforcement agency.

Be weary of any phone calls trying to collect a debt, and keep in mind that many credible organizations don’t accept payment from a prepaid card.

Senior citizens are considered easy prey for fraudulent activity, so keeping them informed about the latest types of  scams helps to keep them safe.

Huron Township Police will continue to investigate this incident.

 

Contact The Huron Hub’s Editor in Chief at ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

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Huron Township Police seeking two men connected with home invasion

 

The 23000 block of Waterveiw in Huron Township.

The 23000 block of Waterveiw in Huron Township.

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor in Chief

 

The Huron Township Police Department is seeking two men who broke into a home in the 23000 block of Waterview Drive in Huron Township on July 13.

According to Police Chief Everette Robbins, the Department of Public Works responded to the residence on Tuesday, July 15 on official business.

Upon arriving at the location, DPW workers noticed damage to the front door of the residence, promoting them to contact Huron PD.

The resident of the home revealed that they had been a victim of an armed home invasion in the early morning hours of July 13.

According to Robbins, the resident said that two males wearing masks forcefully entered the home with a handgun.

Robbins said the victim, who has a current medical marijuana license, was robbed of cash, jewelry and other electrical items.

Huron PD does not believe that this home invasion was random. Police believe that the marijuana and the cash was the motive for the robbery.

Robbins said the victim did not initially report the crime. Police were first aware of the incident on July 15.

The first suspect that police are seeking is a white male, approximately 200 pounds and six feet-one inches tall, has dark eyes and a skinny bridge to his nose. This suspect carried a orange or pink stun gun.

The second suspect, who brandished a semi-automatic handgun, is a male that is about five feet-ten inches tall. The second suspect’s race is unknown.

Anyone who has further information regarding this incident should contact the Huron Township Police at 734-753-4400.

 

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