Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police: Outgoing mail stolen from several mailboxes in a township neighborhood.
A Plymouth Township man living on Morrison Avenue reported his mail stolen from his mailbox on May 16, according to a police report. The man told police he placed his mail inside his mailbox at the end of his driveway, which included four personal checks in separate envelopes addressed to businesses for bill payments, the report said. The man said that he put up the red flag on his mailbox, indicating he had outgoing mail, then left for a few hours. When he came back, he noticed the flag was still up, but his outgoing mail was gone, the report said. The man watched the USPS driver place mail in his mailbox, and the driver told him that he did not take any outgoing mail from his box, the report said. The driver also told the man that …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Crimes included 15 assaults and six acts of vandalism.
According to CrimeMapping.com, 66 crimes were reported in the Canton area from May 11-17. This list of crimes includes the following: To see where these crimes occurred, view the map on CrimeMapping.com. For a detailed report on some of the recent crimes, read the police reports on Plymouth-Canton Patch.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Police: Three teens were charged with Minor in Possession (MIP) after a breathalyzer confirmed the consumption of alcohol.
Canton Police were dispatched to a complaint of a loud party with possible underage drinking on the 45000 block of Larchmont, according to a police report. Police found a group of teen-aged boys and girls in front of the house, but when they asked who lived at the address, the group quickly went inside and closed the front door. Police asked the teens to get a resident through the door, according to the report. Beer cans littered the front porch and officers smelled marijuana at the home, the report said. Police entered the home through the back doorwall, which was left unlocked, suspecting a possible home invasion. Police found about 50 teens hiding in the basement, the report said. One teenager told police he lived in the home with …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony in Hines Park.
Come this September, Plymouth Township will be home to a newly completed First Responders Memorial for Wayne County police, fire and EMS agencies at the corner of Hines Drive and Haggerty Road. Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano said the memorial will be a tribute publicly to those who risk their lives day in and day out. "Many times it's so difficult to express the loss of someone who is a first responder," he said. "I think, like anything else, unfortunately for a couple of days, people sort of pay attention and then it fades from memory, which is really unfortunate. But the families carry on with it. It's like anything else, you never really leaves your heart. And if you have lost someone who is a first responder in the line of duty…
Police: Copper was stolen from local properties in two separate incidents this past week.
Hundreds of pounds of copper wire stolen Haggerty Metal Company in Plymouth Township reported that someone stole 700 pounds of copper wire on May 10, according to a police report. The yard manager told police that surveillance footage showed a suspect entering from the north side of the yard, going to the bin on the south side of the building and making repeated trips carrying a few rolls of copper wire at a time, the report said. According to the report, the suspect spent an hour and a half making seven trips. The yard manager told police, he located the missing copper on the ground outside of the property fence, on the property of Plymouth Trailer and Storage, the report said. The manager told police he believed that the thief had …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police: Man said he was swerving on the road because he was texting on his cell phone.
On May 8, Canton Police arrested a man on charges of crack cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs during a traffic stop after noticing the man swerving in and out of lanes, according to a police report. Police observed the driver swerve onto the shoulder, then back into traffic, taking up both lanes on Westbound Michigan Avenue, the report said. The man told police that he was on his way to his girlfriend's house in Ypsilanti and was swerving because he was texting on his phone. He told police that he was not drunk and would take a breathalyzer test, the report said. According to the report, the man was confused and had problems putting the car into park to shut off the engine. The man…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Charles F. Young was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and disinterment/mutilation of dead bodies.
Charles F. Young, 44, of Canton was sentenced to life in prison after a Wayne County Circuit Court jury convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder and disinterment/mutilation of dead bodies. Young faces life without parole, according to a report from the Observer & Eccentric, for killing two people whose burned bodies were found in an abandoned Detroit house in February 2012. “The victims' throats were cut open, they were then taken into the Detroit house which was burned in an effort to conceal the dead bodies,” Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Maria Miller said in the report. “The motive was believed to involve drugs.” Canton police had no involvement in the case, according to the report. Read the full story on hometownlife.com.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Jesse Hermann had a hearing Friday in 35th District Court.
Jesse Hermann, 34, of Walled Lake, the accused child predator, could face 20 years in prison if he is convicted of two counts of child sexually abusive activity and using a computer and the Internet to communicate with another person to commit a crime. The Observer and Eccentric reports that 35th District Judge Michael Gerou ruled Friday that Hermann should stand trial amid allegations he made sexual advances through Facebook instant message. On Feb. 13, police arrested Hermann outside a Canton hotel after authorities say the mother contacted police regarding sexual chats on Facebook, according to the report. Read the whole story on hometownlife.com.
Canton Police are teaming up to work with Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP) officials to promote a safe end to the school year.
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Monday, May 13
In a cooperative effort between the Canton Police Department and the Plymouth Canton Educational Park staff, several end of the school year procedures are being implemented on the high school campus to ensure the safety of students and staff. “We would also like to remind residents that police officers will be utilizing a zero tolerance approach to minors consuming and/or being served alcoholic beverages at parties,” Special Service Lieutenant Deb Newsome said. “There are adults who think it is acceptable to let minors consume alcohol if they stay on their property, but it is unlawful in Michigan, and the adult/property owner will be charged along with the minors,” Newsome added. In addition, the Canton Police Department has also …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police: A Canton man reported a case of check fraud, but did not wish to prosecute the suspect.
On May 5, a Canton man reported an incident of check fraud at the Canton Township Police Department, according to a police report. The man told police that he became aware of two fraudulent checks being submitted towards his personal checking account in March. The man said that the checks were the two that were stolen out of his car in early 2011, the report said. The man provided police with copies of the checks from his bank, with both checks dated in January 2011, though the year was visibly changed to 2013. Both checks were made in the amount of $3,179, the report said. The man told police he had written out the checks, leaving the "Pay to Order Of" portion blank because he intended to write them out to cash. Both checks were signed …