It seems the Detroit Police have had a change of heart with regard to the recent tragic dog mauling that took place on the east side. Steve Constantine, the victim who was viciously attacked by 12 pit bulls and badly mauled, recently had one of his arms amputated as a result. His injuries were so severe that more than two weeks later, he has yet to leave the hospital.
The Detroit Police are apparently requesting felony charges from the prosecutor’s office, in particular, a charge of harboring a vicious animal causing serious injury. Formerly, Derrick Felton who is the owner of the pack of dogs, had received only misdemeanor citations because police believed that there was no malicious intent involved in the incident. Continue reading
Everyone has been issued a wise word or two during their lifetime, and benefited from it. Things like, “treat others the way you want to be treated”, “wash your hands after using the bathroom” and “never pick your nose in public” may be well used and seemingly worn out by now, but they are valuable nonetheless.
So while “don’t drive your mobile meth lab to a meeting with your parole officer” may not sound like something you would hear every day, it turns out someone could have used those few extra words of wisdom recently. Or perhaps just used a hefty serving of common sense. Continue reading
Conner Berthold, an 18-year-old from Eaton Township who had been struggling with bipolar disorder was reported missing in the evening of Tuesday, October 14th. A few hours later, in the early hours of the morning, his body was discovered inside a burned out garage near Charlotte. But that’s only the beginning of the story. Continue reading
66-year-old Cheryl Livy from Livonia has died from a beating administered by a woman who those around them called her friend. While police have yet to release the reasons for the argument, the charges have been adjusted accordingly in the wake of the victim’s death. Continue reading
62-year-old Richard Jay Barbour of Spring Lake is looking at a very long time in prison in the not too distant future. And while the drug charges are primarily the result of a drug that is quasi-legal in his home state, Barbour was not in Michigan at the time of his arrest. He was in Minnesota. Not that it would have made all that much difference with this set of circumstances. Continue reading
As is often the case, where one thing leads to another and the result isn’t quite what you expected, a domestic assault call turned into an outstanding warrants arrest and the discovery of a meth lab. Continue reading
Terry Myr is a mechanic specializing in the repair of exotic foreign cars and high-end luxury vehicles. He was recently arrested on the grounds that he hasn’t filed his taxes in years. Now he owes the federal government a substantial sum of money.
According to the Justice Department, Myr, who is a resident of Smith’s Creek, was indicted by a grand jury in Detroit and subsequently charged with tax evasion. He was also charged with failure to file tax returns for 2000 through 2003. Continue reading
Christopher Allen Scott, a 58-year-old Grand Rapids man was arrested recently for threatening people at a bar. But, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department who conducted the arrest, this isn’t the first time Scott has acted out his frustrations in a public setting. In fact, he apparently has quite a history of disruptive behavior in downtown Grand Rapids. Continue reading
23-year-old Bradley Watkins and 41-year-old Jessica Wright, both residents of Coldwater, are charged with having a substantial amount of heroin in their possession, which they apparently intended to sell.
Michigan State Police Trooper Matt Hart claims that he had pulled Watkins over on a traffic violation back in March in Union Township. At the time, Watkins attempted to give the officer a false name, but was caught and arrested for resisting an officer in his duty. Continue reading
The National Governors Association has chosen four states to explore changes to the juvenile justice system. These states are Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The purpose is to improve outcomes for children while increasing community safety in the process. Continue reading