Category Archives: Crime

Abandoned newborn found in Newaygo County

Police in Newaygo county are continuing their investigation into an infant that was abandoned along the side of a road.

Police say they’ve located the mother of the baby. They’re not saying why she abandoned her infant or whether she’ll face criminal charges. Read more

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AG prison report cites human, technology errors as prime cause of inmate escape

prison 11-26-13A report by the Michigan Attorney General’s office has found both human and technology failures played a part in the prison escape of a convicted murderer.
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Aramark correctional services is back under the spotlight

Aramark is finding itself in hot water again, this time for violations of its contract with the Michigan Department of Corrections at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Ionia. Read more

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Saginaw develops new alert system to keep landlords in the loop

Rental properties in Saginaw can often be a breeding ground for crime. But a new alert system is trying to change that, by notifying landlords when the police or fire department is called to their properties. Read more

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Traverse City lawyer arraigned on murder solicitation charges

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A well-known former prosecutor is behind bars, after being charged in a murder-for-hire plot in Traverse City.
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Straits area drug enforcement team splits forces

Mackinac, Chippewa and Luce counties now have a newly formed drug enforcement task force, known as TRI-DENT. Read more

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MI Supreme Court: Juvenile lifers won’t be re-sentenced

Michigan Hall of Justice. Courtesy Wikipedia User Jeffness.

Michigan Hall of Justice. Courtesy Wikipedia User Jeffness.

The Michigan Supreme Court says felons sentenced as juveniles to life without parole won’t get new sentences. That’s despite a US Supreme Court ruling that says it’s cruel and unusual punishment.
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Police asking for public help in Amish robbery cases

Michigan State police are asking for the public’s help in cases involving armed robberies of Amish residents.

Police said in Gladwin County a suspect attempted to rob an Amish man as he was riding in his buggy. Officials said the suspect was in a motor vehicle, blocked the buggy, impaired the driver’s vision with his headlights, and attempted to hold up the driver. The Amish driver turned his buggy and drove away. In Clare county there was a successful robbery of an Amish resident. Read more

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Bill package would bar pet adoptions to people convicted of cruelty

Michigan Capital Building

Michigan Capital Building

It could be tougher for people convicted of animal cruelty to adopt pets from shelters under bill working their way through the Legislature.
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Governor signs law to speed up rape kit tests

RickSnyderGovernor Rick Snyder has signed a law that requires police and hospitals to handle rape evidence kits in a timely fashion. It’s a response to the discovery in 2009 of 11,000 abandoned evidence kits in a Detroit police warehouse.
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