Detroit Crime

Detroit Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Detroit, MI or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

  • MI Senate

    Yesterday | via WLNS-TV Lansing 

    A Michigan state senator accused of shooting at his ex-wife's car during a dispute at his Detroit home has shown up in Lansing to vote on legislation for the first time since the incident more than two weeks ago. The 35-year-old is the son of longtime state lawmaker and Wayne County judge Virgil Smith Jr. The senator faces charges including felonious assault, domestic violence and malicious destruction of personal property.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Lansing, MI

  • Virgil Smith returns to Michigan Senate

    Tuesday | via ClickOnDetroit 

    LOCAL4CASTERS APP. DOWNLOAD IT FREE BY SEARCHING WDIV. Ruth: HE HAS BEEN OUT OF SIGHT FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI

  • State Senator Accused of Shooting at Car Shows Up In Lansing

    Tuesday | via WILX-TV Lansing 

    A Michigan state senator accused of shooting at his ex-wife's car during a dispute at his Detroit home has shown up in Lansing to vote on legislation for the first time since the incident more than two weeks ago. The 35-year-old is the son of longtime state lawmaker and Wayne County judge Virgil Smith Jr. The senator faces charges including felonious assault, domestic violence and malicious destruction of personal property. 1 comment

    Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Detroit, MI

  • Father killed in attempted carjacking, shooting in D...

    Monday May 25 | via ClickOnDetroit 

    Police said the 31-year-old man was in a Mustang at a gas station on Gratiot Avenue near St. Aubin around 2:30 a.m. when someone tried to steal the car. As the man drove away, shots were fired and the Mustang crashed a short distance away from the scene, police said.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI

  • Thurswell Law, Gerald E. Thurswell is interviewed on...

    Monday May 25 | via Emailwire.com 

    Southfield, Michigan -- AttorneyGerald E. Thurswell was a guest on the Mildred Gaddis Show that airs from Detroit, Michigan. The topic of the interview centered around police brutality , the commentary includes thoughts on how police departments really need to look into the actions of their officers and how the public regards their own safety issues.

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  • Man Shot While Mowing Lawn In Detroit

    Friday May 22 | via CBS Local 

    Facebook Email / Contact Forms Web Team Community Affairs Local TV Programming Sales Inquiries Technical/Reception Network FAQ/Feedback WWJ-TV is part of the [...] EVENTS Welcome to WWJ Newsradio 950 on CBSDetroit.com! Welcome to WWJ Newsradio 950 - Detroit's ONLY all news radio station, with accurate and dependable traffic and weather updates [...] Promotions About 97.1 The Ticket 26455 American Drive Southfield, MI 48034 Call the in-studio line at 539-9797. 2 comments

    Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Social Software, Southfield, MI

  • Man shot mowing lawn in west Detroit

    Friday May 22 | via ClickOnDetroit 

    Announcer: LOCAL 4 NEWS BEGINS RIGHT NOW WITH A BREAKING NEWS ALERT. HE WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP NOW HE'S IN THE HOSPITAL.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI

  • State Sen. Virgil Smith, D-Detroit, makes court appe...

    Friday May 22 | via MLive.com 

    State Sen. Vigil Smith appeared in Wayne County's 36th District Court Friday related to three felonies and a misdemeanor he was charged with after allegedly shooting a rifle at his ex-wife's car about 1 a.m. May 10. Smith, 35, is charged with felonious assault; malicious destruction of personal property, $20,000 or more; misdemeanor domestic violence, assault and battery; and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Smith appeared in court briefly for a probable cause hearing Friday during which no plea deal was offered and his preliminary examination, which includes testimony and determines if the case will move toward trial in the Circuit Court, was postponed from May 29 to June 12, WXYZ-TX, Channel 7 News reports .

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Wayne County, MI

  • High School Students Stranded At Prom After Limo Dri...

    Friday May 22 | via CBS Local 

    Facebook Email / Contact Forms Web Team Community Affairs Local TV Programming Sales Inquiries Technical/Reception Network FAQ/Feedback WWJ-TV is part of the [] EVENTS Welcome to WWJ Newsradio 950 on CBSDetroit.com! Welcome to WWJ Newsradio 950 - Detroit's ONLY all news radio station, with accurate and dependable traffic and weather updates [] Promotions About 97.1 The Ticket 26455 American Drive Southfield, MI 48034 Call the in-studio line at 539-9797.

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    Related Topix: Education Etc., Social Software, Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI

  • Report: 1970s Detroit drug kingpin, acquitted murder...

    Friday May 22 | via MLive.com 

    Frank "Nitti" Lee Usher, who was convicted and later acquitted for the 1978 murders and beheading of three people, was arrested on suspicion of dealing heroin Thursday, WJBK-TV, Fox 2 News reports . Fox 2 reports ATF agents and Wayne County sheriff's deputies arrested Usher Thursday morning after searching his large home in Southfield.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI

  • Detroit police officer arrested again, suspended wit...

    Thursday May 21 | via MLive.com 

    Detroit police have confirmed that Officer Delma Stone has been arrested and placed on administrative leave with pay pending the results of the investigation. Hamtramck police as of noon Wednesday wouldn't confirm the arrest or reason for it with MLive but said a statement is forthcoming.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Hamtramck, MI

  • 2 Michigan Men Charged in Dakota Co., Accused of 'Cl...

    Wednesday May 20 | via KSTP 

    Two Michigan men have been charged in Dakota County after police say they discovered a credit card fraud scheme back in April. According to a criminal complaint, employees at a Walgreen's had reported multiple fraud incidents to Eagan police during the course of several days.

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    Related Topix: Dakota County, MN

  • Fox reporter Charlie LeDuff thwarts pickpocket in De...

    Wednesday May 20 | via MLive.com 

    Fox 2 News Headlines DETROIT, MI -- Well-known Detroit reporter Charlie LeDuff of WJBK-TV, Fox 2 News, took to the streets Monday not to report on crime, but to stop one in progress. According to Fox 2 , LeDuff was at American Coney near the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit when a pickpocket, in broad daylight, swiped a cell phone from owner Grace Keros; the thief ran across the street, LeDuff gave chase and tackled the man, who was later arrested.

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  • Judge Awards Man Mauled By Dogs $100M, As Victim Con...

    Wednesday May 20 | via CBS Local 

    DETROIT - "This shouldn't have happened walking down a street," says the sister of a man mutilated by dogs last year. Kathy Hauley says her brother, 50-year old Steve Constantine, was trying to feed the dogs that turned on him in October.

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  • PICS: Carjacker pulls gun on man in gas station

    Tuesday May 19 | via WXYZ 

    DETROIT - Detroit Police are asking for the public's help to find a carjacker who pulled a gun on a man in a Detroit gas station. Police say the victim was in the gas station when a black Ford Explorer pulled in from Conley at a high rate of speed.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Pontiac, MI

  • Large, Bearded Man Dressed As Woman Wanted In Walgre...

    Tuesday May 19 | via CBS Local 

    DETROIT - Detroit police are looking for a large, bearded man who robbed a Walgreens store while dressed as a woman. The suspect donned a purple dress and a long, curly wig the morning of on Monday, May 18, before he went to the pharmacy - in the 20000 block of W. 7 Mile Road in Detroit - and held the clerk at gunpoint.

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  • May 18 Police Reports

    Monday May 18 | via Sedalia Democrat 

    This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI

  • 4 officers injured in drunk driving crash

    Sunday May 17 | via ClickOnDetroit 

    COMING UP AT 6:30, NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WILL HAVE A REPORT FROM THE SCENE. FOUR OFFICERS RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER POLICE SAY A DRUNK DRIVER SMASHED INTO THE BACK OF A PATROL CAR AND THAT SENT THE OFFICERS AND A TEENAGER TO THE HOSPITAL.

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    Related Topix: Wyoming, ON, Canada, Ontario

  • Michigan state senator awaits key hearing in assault...

    Thursday May 7 | via Northern Michigan News 

    A Michigan state senator accused of shooting at his ex-wife's car during a dispute at his Detroit home is due back in court next month for a key hearing. Virgil Smith, a Democrat who has served in the Legislature since 2003, appeared in court on Friday for a scheduling conference.

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    Related Topix: Detroit, MI

  • Washington Ave. in Saginaw closed for parade

    Jun 20, 2014 | via WNEM-TV Saginaw 

    Flint Police Department officials as well as Michigan State Police confirm officers responded at 2:19 a.m. Sunday to 1420 W. 12th Street, the address of Southwestern Academy. Flint Police Department officials as well as Michigan State Police confirm officers responded at 2:19 a.m. Sunday to 1420 W. 12th Street, the address of Southwestern Academy.

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    Related Topix: Saginaw, MI, Detroit, MI

Detroit Law

Can i be charged with having a open container & a dui if i wasnt given a BAC test or a citation?
I was pulled over for improper use of a turn signal, when i stopped the cops asked almost immediately to search the car but never gave a reason. Nervously i let them search and they found a empty beer can under the front seat, but they let me go told me i would receive a ticket for the turn signal in the mail. Now im going to be arraigned for a open container & a dui.
You should immediately hire a lawyer, aas the facts you list do not support those charges. Avvo has them. Good luck.
How bad would dui look to an employer compared
To other charges such as theft, fraud, assault or simple possession. I have a dui under controlled substance charge. I do qualify for a diversion program and will be able to expunge it in a year but in the time being how bad will a misdeameanor charge (not conviction) look to an employer?
It is going to depend on the employer. Generally, felonies are worse than misdemeanors and convictions are worse than...
I was walking drunk and some cops drove me home, I believe they kept my drivers license but I woke up with no ticket.
The ID was expired but I had the document for temporary drivers license. * Also I'm not from Detroit I live in Canada but it would not give me the option to write that. Would the police have just taken my license to throw it out since it was expired? Thanks
It is hard to know what a police officer might do, but they should not have thrown out your license, expired or...
I've convicted of 2 dui I pleaded guilty to a third what is my sentence gonna be
Third dui
You obviously have an attorney. So there must have been a plea deal that reduced the felony charge to a misdemeanor 1st...
How does a Canadian Citizen find out if there is a warrant out for themselves in the US.
DWI in Michigan and was not able to attend court because of travel conflicts.
What particular District Court/city/municipality did you get arrested in? (if you were issued a ticket by the officer,...
I got pulled over last year with a suspended license I took care of everything I would like to obtain a ccw in MI, could I?
I pled no contest and I paid everything including drivers responsibility fee
Since you posted in the DUI area, I will assume that was what your license was suspended for. Still, it is hard to...
I received a DUI while on probation for public intoxication. What should I do?
I fell asleep in a cab and received public intoxication charge. I have been doing well on my 1 year probation. The last hearing the judge discussed letting me off early. Last night I was charged with a DUI for falling asleep at a stop light. I had a .14 BAC. How should I proceed? What is the worst case scenario? Best case scenario? Any advice? :(
Call an attorney ASAP. You are clearly headed for an OWI charge, and possibly a probation violation on the public...