Monday, May 20, 2013
The two-week Click It or Ticket campaign kicked-off Monday with enforcement zones across Macomb County, and Michigan.
Officers from the St. Clair Shores Police Department are among 155 departments in 26 counties across the state that are participating in Michigan's "Click It or Ticket" campaign. The federally funded campaign is meant to reverse a decline in the state's seat belt use rate that declined since hitting an all-time high of 97.9 percent in 2009, according to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. Officers across the state will be conducting safety belt enforcement zones during the next two weeks, including the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Additionally, there is an on-going advertising campaign highlighting, "Buckle-phobia." "Seat belts are a genuine lifesaver," said Michael L. Prince, director of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gray market cigarettes, bootleg DVDs, K2 Spice and counterfeit designer wear were among items seized in the statewide inspections.
Michigan State Police tobacco tax inspections uncovered violations across the state, including in Macomb County, and led to the seizure of illegal products worth hundreds of thousands, police said. The 264 inspections at party stores, gas stations, smoke shops and other businesses took place in January but investigations are still ongoing, Detective First Lt. Derrick Hayes said Wednesday. "This is a multi-state department initiative...to better combat tobacco tax evasion and fraud," Hayes said. Tobacco tax evasion has increased in recent years in Michigan, which ranks as having the 11th highest on cigarette tax in the nation relative to bordering states, he said. Violators of the Tobacco Products Tax Act could face up to five years …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Macomb County Prosecutors Office will not authorize charges in a fatal accident on I-94 in March where a construction worker was struck and killed.
No charges will be issued in the March fatal traffic crash on I-94 in St. Clair Shores that involved a 26-year-old construction worker. The Michigan State Police released a statement Wednesday that a warrant package was submitted to the Macomb Couny Prosecutors Office for the March 10, 2012, accident on eastbound I-94 at 12 Mile. Construction worker Justin Vallad, of Standish, was killed after he was struck by a vehicle in a work zone between Frazho and 12 Mile. He was part of a survey crew from Surveying Solutions Inc., which was contracted by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael A. Shaw stated a review of the packet was conducted and no charges were authorized for this crash.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a car-pedestrian crash Tuesday morning on I-94 near Little Mack.
The Michigan State Police are investigating a car-pedestrian traffic crash Tuesday morning on westbound I-94 near Little Mack. Investigators report that about 6:05 a.m. a pedestrian attempted to cross the westbound lanes of I-94 and was struck by a Ford Fusion travelling in the left lane. Michigan State Police stated Tuesday afternoon that information relayed to Detroit Regional Dispatch Center that the pedestrian had died at the scene was inaccurate. Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said the victim had been transported to the hospital prior to the arrival of troopers. Once troopers responded to the hospital in an attempt to identify the victim, they learned of his condition. Shaw added that victim is a white male, approximately 30-…
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Michigan State Police, Macomb County Sheriff's Office and local law enforcement agencies will have increased drunk driving and seat belt enforcement patrols through the Labor Day weekend.
Local, county and state law enforcement agencies will be on patrol this weekend looking for drunk drivers and conducting safety belt enforcement zones. The effort is part of the on-going "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown funded through federal traffic safety funds and coordinated by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. "We are going to increase patrols and put deputies out there to help reduce the drunk driving on Macomb County roads," said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham. "This isn't going to stop on Labor Day." This year, the crackdown focuses on drivers who consider themselves "professionals" and feel they were better drivers when drunk, according to law enforcement officials. Officers reported that drunk …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Grosse Pointe Park and Michigan State police left the Bashara home shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday after loading up the back of an unmarked silver minivan. Meanwhile, the man freed Friday from custody was spotted running into Park police department moments
Seven investigators spent about three hours in the home of Bob Bashara Wednesday reportedly gathering evidence on a search warrant. Bashara has been named a "person of interest" in the strangulation death of his wife, Jane E. Bashara, whose body was found last month in her SUV behind a vacant house in Detroit. Among the investigators at the Bashara home Wednesday were a Grosse Pointe Park detective, a Grosse Pointe Park patrol officer and at least one man and one woman wore gear marked with the Michigan State Police emblem. Two other men and a woman wearing casual clothing were also inside, believed to be investigators. One of those men left the house about 15 minutes before the larger group and another man left about 20 minutes after the …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Michigan State Police said their investigation shows a teenage driver was racing another car on I-94, and that led to the deadly accident on Saturday.
A teenager racing on Interstate 94 to a birthday party is believed to be responsible for a deadly crash that sent a semi truck up the embankment and into the Harper Woods Kroger store, killing the truck driver, Michigan State Police said Monday. Michigan State Trooper Bronse Gavin said the 19-year-old Detroit woman was on her way to a birthday celebration dinner at a restaurant on Gratiot Avenue and was racing along the freeway against another vehicle. The teen was driving a Toyota Camry in the left lane at speeds approaching 100 mph, according to witnesses. When she went to change into the center lane, she lost control and struck the semi, Gavin said. "They had been on the freeway for some time. When she hit the truck, she was weaving …