On Sunday (August 23rd, 2015) at approximately 1:00pm, a Chesterfield woman that had been shopping inside the “Meijer” store (23 Mile Road and Gratiot) noticed her wallet was missing from her purse when she got to the register. She was sure the wallet had been in her purse when she got to the “Meijer” store, explaining to Officers that prior to entering the “Meijer” she had made a purchase at the nearby “Target” store and had placed her wallet back in her purse at that time. Chesterfield Officers summoned the assistance of the stores “Loss Prevention Team”, who began reviewing video of the woman’s journey through the store. They were able to locate the theft on the stores surveillance video and Officers observed that while she was making a purchase at the meat counter, an unknown white male, with brown hair, wearing a gray t-shirt that said, “DRINK TIL YOU WANT ME”, reached into her purse (that is sitting in her cart) and took out her white wallet. The suspect is then observed in the video to walk directly out into the parking lot and drive away in a red 2-door Chevy Cavalier. A clear still shot of the suspect leaving the store was captured and Officers gathered to review the photo. A Chesterfield Officer immediately recognized the suspect as Rickey Bielat, and knew that he drove a red Cavalier from prior contacts with him.
Chesterfield Officers met up with New Baltimore Officers and went to Mr. Bielat’s last known address in New Baltimore. Parked in front they observed a red 2-door Chevy Cavalier and began knocking at the front door. Mr. Bielat answered the door in a gray t-shirt with “DRINK TIL YOU WANT ME” on the front and was taken into custody at the front door without incident. Mr. Bielat refused to speak with Officers regarding the theft. Officers were unable to locate the woman’s wallet at this time.
Rickey Bielat was charged and arraigned on Monday (8-24-15) for “Larceny From Person”, a (10) year felony. He is currently being held at the Macomb County Jail on a $20,000.00 10% cash bond.
Miguel Barba, 34 years old, of Rochester Hills, MI.
(2) counts of: OWI Causing Serious Injury (5 year felonies), (2) counts of: Fail To Stop At Scene of Accident Resulting in Serious Impairment or Death (5 year felonies), and (1) count of: Operating Without a License (93 day misdemeanor).
A (5) count warrant has been authorized for Miguel Barba by the Macomb County’s Prosecutor’s Office and he is set to be arraigned at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore, via video from the Macomb County Jail, at 1:00 p.m. today. Both riders of the motorcycle struck by Miguel Barba are currently/still at McLaren Macomb Hospital. The 44 year old Warren man is listed in critical condition and his 41 year old female passenger from Fraser is in stable condition.
A 44 year old Warren man, and his 41 year old female passenger from Fraser, were both critically injured when the motorcycle they were riding was struck in the intersection by a 34 year old Rochester Hills man driving a 2000 Ford Ranger Pick-Up. The driver of the Ford Ranger fled the accident scene, dragging the motorcycle (under the front of his pick-up) for approximately 600 yards down 26 Mile Road. Witnesses reported seeing the man stop in the middle of 26 Mile Road and attempt to dislodge the motorcycle from underneath the pick-up. When the man was unable to free the motorcycle he fled on foot. Several Officers searched the area for the man but were unable to locate him.
Several hours later Chesterfield Officers/Investigators located the man at a home in Madison Heights and took him into custody without incident. The 34 year old Rochester Hills man told Officers that he had been drinking prior to the accident and “panicked” and fled after he struck the motorcycle. The investigation is ongoing at this time and both the man and woman motorcycle riders remain in critical condition at McLaren Macomb Hospital.
At 08/03/15 at 9:43pm Chesterfield Police responded to Gratiot just south of 21 Mile Rd on a Motorcycle vs. Car Accident. It was learned that the motorcycle was traveling southbound Gratiot and the passenger vehicle was traveling northbound turning into the gas station. The collision occurred in the southbound lanes of travel.
The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Ronnie Karjo 46 yrs. old of Macomb Township, he was transported to McLaren Macomb Hospital where he succumbed from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the passenger car is a 21 yr. old resident of Chesterfield Township and was treated for minor injuries.
The causes of the crash are still being investigated by the Chesterfield Police and Michigan State Police Accident Investigators. Anyone that may have witnessed the crash are asked to call Detective Feld or Sergeant McNair at 586-949-4324.
- Deanthony FERGUSON, 28 years old, from Fort Lauderdale Florida.
- Jerrod WATSON, 31 years old, from Fort Lauderdale Florida.
- An unknown black male wearing red basketball type shorts
32159 23 Mile Road (parking lot of shopping plaza just east of Sass)
On Wednesday June 23rd, at approximately 11:45 a.m., a 26 year old Chesterfield woman called 911 to report that (2) black males had just exited a light colored SUV and entered her jeep which was parked nearby. As she ran out into the parking lot the woman stated they ran back into their SUV and fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed. She believed they were attempting to steal her vehicle and observed her
purse dumped out on the front seat. She was able to obtain a partial license plate and told dispatchers the plate was from out of state. As Chesterfield Officers were responding to the call, 911 callers began reporting a roll-over accident on Callens south of 23 Mile Road. At the accident scene responding Officers observed a silver GMC Acadia SUV, with out of state plates, rolled over and resting on its roof. The SUV’s license plate contained the same partial number sequence given by the original caller. A 51 year old Chesterfield woman told Officers the SUV attempted to pass her on Callens, but struck the front of her vehicle and flipped over. She stated (3) black males crawled from the SUV as soon as it came to rest and fled eastbound on foot. Multiple Chesterfield patrol units and Detectives set up a perimeter around the area with New Baltimore PD and MCSD units assisting. An off-duty Chesterfield Officer, who had been made aware of the situation, spotted suspect Deanthony Ferguson in a wooded area near Hooker and Jefferson. An additional Officer assisted the off-duty and took Mr. Ferguson into custody. Approximately 3 hours later suspect Jerrod Watson was taken into custody by a Chesterfield patrol unit after he was observed exiting a back yard on Embassy (it was later learned during interrogation that he had been hiding in a child playhouse for hours after he realized the area was surrounded by Officers). The 3rd black male suspect was never located.
While in custody, investigators reviewed video from prior vehicle break-ins in the area and determined these same suspects had broken into a vehicle on June 19th in front of 48774 Gratiot (“Santosha Yoga”) and stole a woman’s purse. During Detective interviews with the suspects they could not explain their purpose here from Florida, denied any involvement in the thefts, and ultimately refused to answer any further questions. It was determined the SUV they had flipped over was a rental from Detroit Metro Airport.
Both suspects were arraigned in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on Wednesday (6-24-15) on several felony charges related to the vehicle break-ins. They were each given $50,000.00 cash bonds and are currently lodged in the Macomb County Jail.
Saturday night (6/6/2015) at approximately 11:35 p.m. Chesterfield Township Officers responded to southbound Gratiot at Leona where 911 callers were reporting that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. Philip Leija, the pedestrian and a 30 year old man from Chesterfield Township, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 17 year old driver from Macomb Township that had struck Mr. Leija had remained at the scene and told Officers he saw Mr. Leija on his hands and knees in the middle of the roadway at the last second and attempted to brake and turn away from him but was unable to avoid hitting him. Additional witnesses at the scene confirmed the 17 year olds account of the accident adding that after being struck by the 17 year old, the man was run over again by one or possibly two other vehicles. Approximately (2) hours into the investigation Officers/Investigators identified a 17 year old Mount Clemens woman as the driver of the second vehicle that struck the victim but had initially continued on to her parents, stating she did not realize the object she ran over was a person. Both 17 year old drivers were tested and showed no indications of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
There exist the possibility that a (3rd) vehicle struck the victim and a witness described the vehicle as a light colored SUV.
Anyone who may have additional information regarding the accident is urged to call Chesterfield Township Detective Joseph Feld at 586-949-4324
The Chesterfield Township Police Department is seeking a Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant for a Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program. The grant amount the police department is looking to be awarded is $22,190.00, which the department will have to match. The department would like to utilize these funds to help cover the costs of purchase, deployment, maintenance of camera systems and equipment, data storage and access, and privacy issues. In order to obtain this money certain criteria must be met. One of the criteria to be eligible for the grant is to make the seeking of the grant available to citizens, so they can comment on how the department proposes to spend the grant money. One way to do this is to have the board open it up for public comment at a board meeting.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant for a Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation will be proposed at the Township Board meeting on Monday June 1st, 2015 and it will be opened up for public for comment at that time. The deadline for the grant application is Tuesday June 16th, 2015.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program, which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with that agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release.
Below is a link to a universal resource locator for the HSI Victim Notification Program, where a victim or witness can be transferred to a number of valuable victim service programs provided by the ICE.
2015 Chesterfield Police Open House
When: Saturday May 16th, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Where: 46525 Continental Drive, Chesterfield Twp, MI 48047
We cordially invite you to attend our 2015 Open House! Tour our police station and view demonstrations of our 'tools of the trade'. Learn about accident reconstruction, SWAT, evidence processing and more. Explore our vehicles and find out what it's like to sit in the front seat (or back seat) of a real patrol car.
There will be activities for all ages - with a bounce house, driving simulator, train rides from ‘Dan-Dan The Choo-Choo Man’, emergency vehicles, fire trucks, Joe Ballor Towing and a helicopter landing on-site!
We will also be making ‘Justin Mello kID Print’ ID badges for the children and providing health screening services - both FREE of charge!
If that's not enough - there will also be FREE hot dogs, chips, soda and popcorn! T-shirts and other items will be available for sale from the ‘Friends of Chesterfield Police’ organization.
2015 CHPD Open House Event Flyer
The Chesterfield Township Police Department is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Emergency Dispatcher, who will be responsible for receiving calls for service, dispatching police, fire and EMS units via computer aided dispatch system.
Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, type 30 wpm, have an excellent driving record and possess the required skills and abilities needed to include keyboard / computer and organizational skills. Starting salary is $31,886.40, plus excellent fringe benefits and retirement plan.
Prior training and experience as a police and fire emergency dispatcher is not required to apply, but hiring preference may be given to those with prior experience.
Qualified applicants must successfully complete an oral examination and comprehensive background investigation. Satisfactory completion of drug, medical, and psychological testing is also required following an offer of employment.
Applications may be picked up in person at the Chesterfield Township Police Department. 46525 Continental Drive, Chesterfield, MI 48047
or to download a printable version click the links below:
CHPD Dispatcher Application
CHPD Dispatcher Job Description & Responsibilities
Applications must be completed in their entirety and returned to the Chesterfield Township Police Department, to the attention of Sgt. Jim O’Connor at 46525 Continental Drive, Chesterfield MI. 48047 by May 11th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
An ADA/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Kayla Marie ZORN, 29 years old of Allenton Michigan.
On April 1st, 2015 at approximately 1:40am, Chesterfield Officers responded to a 911 call of a structure fire in the 52200 block of Harrisburg Lane. Upon their arrival they confirmed that (3) adult residents and (3) small children, ages 5, 3, and 1 years old, had made it out of the home safely. Officers observed small areas around the homes doorways still burning and smoking and were able to extinguish these areas with their on board patrol vehicle fire extinguishers. Chesterfield Fire Fighters arrived and immediately concluded with Officers that the burning areas of the home smelled heavily of gasoline and that the fire was intentionally set around the doorways while the residents were inside the home. The 33 year old male homeowner told the Officers that at around 1:40 a.m. he began smelling gasoline inside the home and within a minute afterwards observed smoke and flames around the doorways. He stated that he attempted to put out the fire while an adult female resident of the home got everyone out safely and called 911.
The man disclosed to Officers that he had been having problems with his ex-girlfriend Kayla Zorn recently and believed she may be responsible for the fire. Officers were familiar with Ms. Zorn from an encounter with her earlier in March and had knowledge that she drove a white Chevy Z-71 pick-up. A short time later Chesterfield Officers located Ms. Zorn’s pickup parked and unoccupied on Lexington, one block west of the fire location. Further inspection revealed the keys were still in the ignition and there were (2) half empty gas cans in the bed of the truck. A short time later Officers located Ms. Zorn standing in a yard between the homes down the street from her parked pickup. Officers confronted her and immediately detected the strong odor of gasoline on her clothing and observed her clothing to be wet and muddy. She could not explain what she was doing between the homes or why she smelled of gasoline and was placed under arrest. Her vehicle was impounded and towed to the Chesterfield Police Department.
Ms. Zorn later admitted to Detectives during questioning that she was upset with the male resident of the home and the manner in which he ended their relationship. Even with the knowledge that small children were residing in the home, she described how she poured gasoline around the doorways, lit the fire, and fled on foot to observe the situation from a distance.
After review this afternoon by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office Kayla Zorn was charged with: “Assault with Intent to Murder” (a life felony) and “Arson 2nd Degree” (a 20 year felony). She was arraigned in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore and subsequently lodged in the Macomb County Jail on a $ 500,000.00 cash bond.
Ian Madeleine, a 32 year old man from Algonac Michigan.
Vehicle: A white 2008 Hummer H3
At approximately 7:10am this morning Mr. Madelein was involved in a single vehicle roll-over crash, and ejected from his vehicle, while driving west bound on I-94 approaching 21 Mile Road. He was conveyed from the scene to McClaren Macomb Hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later.
Witnesses reported his driving as erratic prior to the crash as he drove off onto the shoulder/median, struck the dividing guard rail, and began rolling over. At this time it appears he was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected through the vehicles sunroof.
West bound I-94 was restricted to one lane of travel for several hours while Chesterfield Township Police Accident Investigators reconstructed the crash. The investigation is ongoing at this point and it is undetermined whether or not alcohol, drugs, or speed were factors in the crash.
SUSPECT: Eric Daniel COLLIN, w/m/19, and a resident of the Carriage Way Mobile Home Community.
On Thursday (1-29-15) Chesterfield Investigators/Officers conducted surveillance inside of the Carriage Way mobile home community in an attempt to identify the suspect responsible for up to (12) daytime Home Invasions dating back to early December of 2014. During the surveillance, the suspect, later I.D’s as Eric Collin, was observed by Investigators attempting to gain his way into a home on Yorktown Ct. via a locked back door. He was unsuccessful in gaining entry and continued on foot, continually going in between and around the backs of numerous homes. Officers ultimately confronted Mr. Collin and found him to be wanted on a sex offender “Fail To Register” felony warrant and placed him under arrest.
During an interview after his arrest Collin was confronted by investigators about the attempt Home Invasion they had witnessed on this date, and his role in the recent rash of burglaries in this vicinity. He initially denied any involvement in the burglaries but a short time later confessed that he had indeed, by himself, burglarized approximately (12) homes while the residents were away and presumably at work. He described himself as “addicted to heroin” and disclosed that he sold or traded many of the things he had stolen from the homes to purchase heroin.
A search of his residence later that evening produced numerous pieces of jewelry, phones, pocket books, etc., that several victims have since identified as being taken from their homes during the burglaries.
On Friday 12-30-15 Investigators obtained (4) Home Invasion #1 (20 year felony) warrants for Mr. Collins. He was arraigned today in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore and given $50,000.00 cash bonds for each count of Home Invasion. He is currently being held in the Macomb County Jail.
On Friday December 5th 2014, at approximately 2:40p.m., 911 callers reported a head-on traffic crash on Gratiot at Terra Industrial (Gratiot north of 21 Mile Road). The Chesterfield Police Department closed north bound Gratiot at 21 Mile Road and south bound Gratiot at 22 Mile Road while injured parties received medical attention and Officers began reconstructing the accident.
Based on the preliminary stages of the investigation and eye witness accounts it appears that an (18) year old Macomb Township man was driving north bound on Gratiot from 21 Mile Road in a 2000 Jeep. Witnesses state that his driving was reckless and he appeared to be engaged in some type of “road rage” with an individual also driving north bound on Gratiot in a Ford F-250. During the altercation the Jeep swerved into the south bound lanes of Gratiot and collided, head-on, with a southbound 1998 GMC driven by a 63 year old Macomb Township man with his wife and son as passengers.
All parties involved in the accident were conveyed to McLaren Macomb Hospital with the driver of the GMC sustaining the most serious of injuries and currently in critical condition. The driver of the F-250, described as being involved in the “road-rage”, but not involved in the actual crash, was later identified at his home in Chesterfield Township. The investigation is on-going at this time and anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322.
The Chesterfield Police Department is currently investigating an accident between a SMART bus and a pedestrian. The accident occurred on Gratiot south of 22 Mile Rd at 5:17 pm tonight 12-3-14. Witnesses report a pedestrian was attempting to cross Gratiot Ave. from the west to the East, when the victim was struck by the bus. A male victim has been transported to McLaren Hospital from the scene. The accident is currently being investigated by Chesterfield Officers. Further detail will be made available tomorrow 12-5-14
On 10-31-14, at 8:05 pm the Chesterfield Police and Fire Departments responded to a two vehicle crash on Gratiot Avenue near Leona Dr. (Just south of Cotton Rd). The preliminary investigating has revealed a southbound vehicle, a 2003 Dodge Stratus driven by a lone Clinton twp. man, lost control and traveled into the northbound lanes of Gratiot Ave. It was then struck by a northbound vehicle, a 2014 Lincoln, occupied by a single male driver from the Armada area. The impact from the collision caused the Dodge Stratus to then strike a building where it came to rest.
The occupant of the dodge stratus, ID as Michael James Kelly D.O.B. 1-26-1987, of Clinton Twp Mi, was transported to McLaren Hospital in Mt. Clemens where he was pronounced dead from the injuries he sustained in the crash. The sole occupant/driver of the Lincoln was also transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. The accident is being investigated by the Michigan State Police and further inquiries should be made to that agency.
On 10-23-14, at 15:29 hrs the Chesterfield Police Department responded to a Silent Alarm at 49692 Gratiot, the Genisys Credit Union. While Chesterfield Officers were responding to the alarm, it was determined that the Credit Union had been robbed by a lone W/M male suspect who fled in a newer vehicle southbound on Gratiot from the Credit Union parking lot.
A very alert witness at the scene provided further information to the arriving officers of the suspect’s description, vehicle make and the use of a “Dealer” plate hanging from the rear of the suspect’s vehicle. With this information, Chesterfield Officers were able to immediately track and identify the suspect’s vehicle and subsequently arrested Peter John Labreck w/m 4/22/1970, in the lobby of the new car dealership. Evidence of the robbery was recovered during the arrest of Mr. Labreck.
Mr. Labreck was charged by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office today with one count of Bank Robbery a life felony. At his arraignment Mr. Labreck’s bond was set at $400,000 cash and he is currently lodged at the Macomb County Jail.
A white male, approximately 6'-1" and 220-235 pounds, wearing a dark colored baseball cap with a bandana covering his face, a beige or cream colored pullover with black stripes going down on both sides of the torso, and blue jeans (stone washed style).
7-11 located at 33800 23 Mile Road (23 Mile Road and Callens), Chesterfield Township Mi.
On Wednesday June 18th , at approximately 5:30am, a lone white male entered the store, pointed a black handgun at the clerk behind the counter, and demanded cash from the register. The clerk gave the man an undisclosed amount of money from the register and he fled out of the store on foot. Anyone with information is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
The roll of the CFS Committee will be to review the recommendations from the ICMA report and help to make decisions as to whether or not they should be adopted as written, modified or rejected. The committee will consist of the police chief, the dispatch supervisor, a patrol supervisor, one or two Board members and the residents chosen for the committee. We expect 3-4 meetings to accomplish this task. The meetings most likely would be held in the evening so that they would not interfere with the members’ jobs. The purpose of learning the residents’ views on these issues is to gain input from the residents as to what kind of services they expect from their police department. Upon conclusion, the recommendations of the committee will be presented to the Township Board as a whole.
Citizens interested in participating in this committee must meet the following criteria:
- • A resident of Chesterfield Township, MI
- • A minimum of 21 years of age
- • Has the means to attend regularly scheduled meetings at the Police Department Headquarters
- • Must successfully complete a criminal background check
Interested parties should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing:
- • Your full name
- • Address
- • Telephone number
- • Email Address
- • A description of why you would like to participate in this committee
The submission deadline for participants is June 6, 2014.
If you have questions or would like more information, please call 586-949-3878
The Chesterfield Township Police Department has been awarded $11,449.00 via an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which can be used for Technology Improvements. The department would like to utilize these funds to help cover the costs of upgrading the departments PC workstations. In order to obtain this money certain criteria must be met. One of the criteria is to make the proposal available to citizens so they can comment on how the department proposes to spend the grant money. One way to do this is to have the board open it up for public comment at a board meeting.
The BJA Grant will be proposed at the Township Board meeting on Monday June 2nd, 2014 and it will be opened up for public for comment at that time. The deadline for the grant application is Tuesday June 10th, 2014.
- Jordan Scott CATES, 18 years old, from Mount Clemens Michigan.
- Kevin Lee POWELL, 25 years old, from Detroit Michigan.
- Marcus Elex BOWMAN, 19 years old, from Detroit Michigan.
****All 3 suspects have criminal histories including arrests for weapons, burglaries, robberies and assaults****
- “Verizon Wireless” 46982 Gratiot (corner of 21 Mile and Gratiot), Chesterfield MI
On Tuesday morning (5-13-14), at approximately 2:20am, Officer Gary Kirkley of the Chesterfield Police Department was patrolling the area of 21 Mile Road and Gratiot when he observed (4) men breaking into the
“Verizon Wireless” on the corner. Officer Kirkley broadcast the situation and began to approach in his patrol vehicle. The suspects immediately began to flee from inside the store at the sight of the approaching police car. (3) suspects fled southbound around the building on foot and a (4th) suspect fled past Officer Kirkley in a blue mini-van that was backed up to the front doors of the “Verizon” store. Officer Kirkley pursued the mini-van onto west bound I-94 from 21 Mile Road with an additional Chesterfield patrol unit joining in, while remaining Chesterfield units along with assisting Macomb County Deputies set up a perimeter around the suspects that had fled on foot.
The vehicle pursuit reached speeds of 100 mph with the lone suspect refusing to pull over as units from several jurisdictions followed with lights and sirens. As the suspect was approaching 12 Mile, still on I-94, patrol units from Roseville PD and Saint Clair Shores PD deployed “stop-sticks” deflating several tires on the mini-van. The suspect, now unable to control the mini-van, slowly pulled towards the right shoulder with
several patrol cars surrounding him. He was taken into custody and identified as Jordan Cates. Officers learned the van, a blue 2000 Dodge Caravan, was reported as Stolen out of Warren Mi. on the previous day.
Back in Chesterfield, multiple Officers and a Macomb County K-9 closed in on the suspects that had fled on foot. Suspects Kevin Powell and Marcus Bowman were located hiding in an overgrown area along the south side of Macomb Power Sports by Sgt. Ken Franks of the Chesterfield Police Department. At the time of arrest, suspect Marcus Bowman was found to have marijuana on his person and suspect Kevin Powell had .40 caliber handgun ammunition on his person, but no handgun was located. Several new I-phones were later located in the overgrown grassy area where the suspects had been hiding. Back at the “Verizon” store Officers located thousands of dollars worth of I-phones stacked near the doorway and a yellow crowbar that was used by the suspects to force the front door open.
Today, after review by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office, the suspects were charged as follows:
- Jordan Scott Cates: Flee and Elude (2 year Felony), Breaking and Entering (10 year felony), Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property / Motor Vehicle (5 year Felony)
- Kevin Lee Powell: Breaking and Entering (10 year felony), Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property / Motor Vehicle (5 year Felony)
- Marcus Elex Bowman: Breaking and Entering (10 year felony), Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property / Motor Vehicle (5 year Felony), Possession of Marijuana (1 year Misdemeanor)
They were arraigned this morning in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore. Bond was set at $50,000.00 cash for each individual.
Described as a black male, 30-35 years old, dark complexion, stocky build, with a thick mustache and a pitted face from acne scaring. He was wearing green and white Michigan State sweat pants and a black and gray hooded flannel jacket.
A fluorescent green box cutter.
On Thursday morning (5-1-14) at approximately 5:30am, a Smart Bus driver, operating a handicap accessible passenger van, made his last stop southbound on Gratiot, just south of 23 Mile Road (in front of the Wendy’s) before turning around to head towards the New Haven area. As he let off his last passenger the suspect boarded the bus and asked the driver to take him to Cass and Gratiot in Mount Clemens. The driver informed the suspect that his route turns around at this point and that he, the suspect, would have to wait for the next full size bus which would continue south bound on Gratiot to Mount Clemens. The suspect stated that he didn’t have any money and began demanding that the driver take him. When the driver refused and asked the suspect to exit the bus, the suspect pulled out a box cutter and began slashing at the driver. The driver held up his arm to defend himself, but received a cut to his face and tears to his jacket sleeve before he was able to escape out of the driver’s door. The driver stated he put his cell phone up to his ear as if he were calling 911 and this provoked the suspect to flee on foot.
The driver sustained a superficial cut to his cheek during the attack.
Anyone who may have witnessed the attack or has information about our suspect is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP
Ryan Earl Leavitt, 28 years old, of Chesaning Michigan
***Ryan Leavitt is an active Parole Absconder and has an outstanding Felony Warrant for Burglary out of Burton Michigan. He has been convicted several times for burglaries***
On Thursday April 10th, 2014 at approximately 6:50pm, Chesterfield Township Dispatchers received a 911 call of a residential burglary in progress on 21 Mile Road just east of Gratiot. The caller described the suspect (Ryan Leavitt) and his 1997 Chrysler Sebring, stating that he just observed him exit the home with a pillowcase full of property through the rear door and drive off west bound on 21 Mile Road. Chesterfield Dispatchers broadcast the description to neighboring Macomb County Deputies who spotted Ryan Leavitt a short time later at 21 Mile and Romeo Plank. Leavitt refused to pull over for Deputies and led Deputies on a lengthy pursuit through Macomb Township and then back eastbound on 21 Mile Road into Chesterfield Township, where Chesterfield Officer Chris Swanson deployed stop-sticks, deflating tires on Leavitt’s vehicle. Leavitt continued his attempt to elude Officers by driving behind the strip mall businesses at 21 Mile and Gratiot (northwest corner). As Leavitt attempted to re-enter 21 Mile Road from the rear of the businesses, Chesterfield Sergeant Ken Franks made contact with Leavitt’s vehicle, disabling Leavitt’s vehicle and ending the pursuit. Multiple Officers from both jurisdictions surrounded Leavitt and he was taken into custody without further incident. Leavitt and his vehicle were conveyed to the Chesterfield Police Department and during a subsequent search of Leavitt’s vehicle a pillowcase was recovered from the back seat that contained coins, jewelry, checks, I.D., and medications that belonged to the victims of the burglary on 21 Mile Road. Leavitt, a self described heroin addict, was cooperative with Detectives that interviewed him after the arrest.
Today, after review by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office, Leavitt was charged as follows:
- - Home Invasion 2nd Degree (15 year felony)
- - Possession of Analogues (2 year felony)
He is currently being held at the Macomb County Jail on a Parole Detainer and faces additional charges related to the pursuit through the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.
We anticipate an arraignment this afternoon at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore via video from the jail.
Jessica Marie Vanover, 25yrs old, from Macomb Twp
On Thursday morning (3-20-14), at approximately 8:45am, Chesterfield Police Dispatchers began receiving multiple 911 calls from residents of the “Carriage Way” mobile home park (24 and Gratiot), all stating that they just heard several gunshots. One of the 911 callers described the suspect vehicle as a green Pontiac Grand Am and reported that it had just fled, at a high rate of speed, from the front of a home in the 52200 block of Lexington Lane. Responding Officers located the scene of the incident on Lexington and spoke to a 39 year old male resident there who pointed out fresh bullet holes to his Ford Escape that was parked in his driveway. He was sleeping in his home at the time of the incident but advised Officers that he suspected his former girlfriend, Jessica Vanover, was responsible adding that she drives a green Grand Am and owns a handgun.
Believing that she may be headed for an address on Catalpa blvd. in Macomb Township, Chesterfield Officers radioed ahead to Macomb County Deputies and requested they check this location. A short time later Macomb County Deputies advised they had Jessica Vanover in custody at this address, along with her green Grand Am and a 9MM semi-automatic handgun. Chesterfield Officers responded to the Macomb Township address and took custody of Ms. Vanover, seized the handgun, and impounded her vehicle. Ms. Vanover was interviewed by Chesterfield Detectives and later housed at the Macomb County Jail.
Jessica Vanover was arraigned today at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore via video from the jail. Her bond was set at $10,000.00
She has been charged as follows:
- Carry Concealed Weapon (5 year felony)
- Dangerous Weapon – Carry with Unlawful Intent (5 year felony)
- Discharge Firearm from Vehicle (4 year felony
- Careless Discharge of Firearm Causing Damage (1 year Misdemeanor)
Kevin Todd Gilbert, light complexion / black male, 48 years old, of Eastpointe MI
We have identified Kevin Gilbert as the suspect responsible for stealing the 9mm handgun from the Chesterfield Dunham’s Sporting Goods. We currently have a (3) Count arrest warrant for Mr. Gilbert on charges of: Larceny of a Firearm (5 year Felony), 1st Degree Retail Fraud (5 year Felony), and Felony Firearm (2 year Felony/mandatory).
At this time Mr. Gilbert is at large and his whereabouts are unknown. He should be considered armed and dangerous and we urge anyone with information as to his whereabouts to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
- A white male approximately 50+ years old and bald, wearing a black waist length coat and black jeans.
Location: : "Dunham’s Sporting Goods" 51328 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield Mi. 48051.
On Friday February 21st, at approximately 12:30pm, this unidentified suspect was captured on store surveillance video entering the firearms section of the Chesterfield Dunham’s. While employee’s were busy and away from the display counter the suspect reached into the display from the rear and stole a "Springfield" semi-automatic 9MM handgun. Video shows the man conceal the weapon in the front of his jacket and leave the store.
Anyone who can assist in identifying this suspect is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 SPEAK-UP.
- Frank Rossi, 50 year old male from China Twp., Mi
Location: Meijer’s 27255 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield Mi.
Date/Time: Saturday February 22nd, at approximately 12:30pm.
Employees at the service desk called 911 to report that they had just been robbed by an unknown white male suspect who passed them a note demanding money from the register. Responding Officers from both Chesterfield and the MCSD immediately saturated the area as a Chesterfield patrol unit reviewed surveillance video and broadcast a description of the suspect. A short time later Officers located the suspect in "Gus's Coney Island" on Gratiot south of 23 Mile Road. The undisclosed amount of money taken from Meijer's was located in the man’s clothing.
Frank Rossi was arraigned today, via video at the 42-2 court in New Baltimore, on (1) count of Unarmed Robbery, a 15 year Felony. He is currently in the Macomb County Jail on a $25,000.00 cash bond.
- Aaron Burnette-Dahl, 19 years old, from Chesterfield Township
- Michael Moretto, 17 years old, from Clinton Township
On Wednesday (12-4-13) at approximately 9:30pm, a 43 year old Chesterfield man called 911 to report that (2) known subjects had just assaulted him at knifepoint and took his wallet. The man explained to Officers that these same (2) suspects were responsible for several vehicle break-ins in the area in the past two weeks and that when he threatened to call the police on them for the break-ins, they assaulted him. Officers located suspect Dahl walking in the area and secured a knife he had in his pocket. A short time later Officers located suspect Moretto at a residence on Yorktown street, in the “Carriageway Mobile Home Park”. Chesterfield Officers searched the residence on Yorktown and located narcotics and a large stash of items reported stolen in a
recent rash of thefts from vehicles in the 24 Mile and Gratiot area and the Telstar and Gratiot area. Cell phones, jewelry, sun glasses, gift cards, and GPS units were among the items recovered.
After review by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office, both suspects were arraigned this afternoon at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on the following charges:
- Aaron Burnette-Dahl: Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property Over $1,000.00 (5 year Felony), Violation of Controlled Substance (2 year Felony), Possession of a Switchblade (1 year misdemeanor), Assault and Battery (93 day misdemeanor).
- Michael Moretto: Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property Over $1,000.00 (5 year Felony), Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (4 year Felony).
They are both currently lodged in the Macomb County Jail with $25,000.00 cash bonds.
Investigators are in the process of matching up the stolen property with the rightful owners/victims. Additional charges are anticipated when this process is complete.
18 year old Chesterfield man from Bayview Drive.
On 12-2-13, at 7:30 a.m., Chesterfield Officers received information over the radio that a "Hit and Run" accident had just occurred and that the suspect was seen fleeing the accident west bound on 23 Mile Road in a beige Ford Taurus. A short time later Officer. Papcun spotted the suspect and stopped him at 23 Mile Road and Sass. Officer Papcun immediately observed fresh damage to the vehicle and approached the driver. The driver, an 18 year old Chesterfield man, advised Officers that he had indeed struck the other vehicle and then fled, stating that he was scared because he had never been in an accident before. No one was injured in the accident and charges are pending.
- Christopher Chapman, 20 years old, of Clinton Township.
Christopher Chapman was arraigned today in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on (1) count of ROBBERY-ARMED (A life Felony). He is currently being held in the Macomb County Jail on a $200,000.00 cash bond.
**His booking photo and a photo of his “Spider-Man” disguise are attached**
We have made an arrest and have seized “spider man” attire in conjunction with the robbery investigation that began early this morning. Pending review by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office and an anticipated arraignment, I will forward the suspects identity and booking photo on Monday (11-25-13).
A light skinned black male in his late teens to early twenties, approximately 6 feet tall and slim, wearing glasses and a zip-up “Spider-Man” mask.
DATE, TIME, and LOCATION:
Friday, November 22nd, at approximately 12:30am. The “Meijer” store located at 27255 23 Mile Road (Gratiot and 23 Mile Road).
As (2) Macomb Township sisters exited the “Meijer” store with the new “X-Box” game system, they observed a man they described as “suspicious” loitering outside by the exit. As they passed him, walking to their vehicle, he approached them from behind, now with a “Spider Man” mask zipped up over his face and stated, “Give me your game”. The women questioned him in amazement as to if he was serious as other shoppers began exiting “Meijer”. The suspect, looking back at the other shoppers, shoved his hands into his pockets and ran to a vehicle at the far south end of the lot, where he entered it and fled onto 23 Mile Road. He never obtained anything from the sisters. One of the sisters reported that before he fled, she observed what appeared to be the black barrel of a gun sticking out from his hand as he shoved his hands in his pocket.
The investigation is ongoing and at this time we have NO video of the incident. Anyone with information is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP
LOCATION OF ROBBERY
- Guy Peterson, a 20 year old black male from Eastpointe.
- Tyrel Green, a 22 year old black male from Chesterfield.
23 Mile Road and Gratiot (Parking lot in front of 51364 Gratiot / Halloween City)
On Thursday (10-24-13), at approximately 5:30pm, a 49 year old Fair Haven woman began walking from the “Halloween City” store to her vehicle in the parking lot. As she neared her vehicle she stated she heard footsteps rapidly approach her from behind and an unknown male suspect then ripped her purse from her shoulder and began running south through the parking lot. A 21 year old Shelby Township man that was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot observed the robbery
and chased the suspect through the parking lot and towards the “Georgetown” apartment complex on 23 Mile Road, where he observed the suspect meet up with another male and disappear into the complex.
Multiple Chesterfield Township Police Patrol units responded to the scene and began gathering information from the victim and other witnesses. The Officers on scene investigation led them to an individual apartment in the “Georgetown” complex, where they located Guy Peterson and Tyrel Green hiding in a closet. Officers also located the victim’s wallet, checkbook, and credit cards in the apartment.
Guy Peterson and Tyrel Green were both charged today with “Robbery-Unarmed”, a 15 year felony, and “Conspiracy to Commit Robbery-Unarmed”, also a 15 year felony. They were arraigned today in the 42-2 District in New Baltimore and are currently being held in the Macomb County Jail on $25,000.00 (10%) bonds.
SUSPECT (Described As):
A black male in his mid 20’s, approximately 6 foot tall, and 200 pounds with a stocky build. He was wearing a red baseball hat, a red T-shirt, and blue jeans. He was armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun.
On Thursday evening (9-26-13), at approximately 10:20pm, Chesterfield Officers responded to the “Hungry Howie’s” (30130 23 Mile Road) where a delivery driver had called 911 to report that he had just been robbed at gunpoint while making a delivery on Central Village in the “Aspen Creek” apartment complex. The driver told Officers that when he attempted to deliver a pizza at the address called in to “Hungry Howies”, a woman answered the door stating she had not ordered pizza. The driver states as he was leaving, he called back the telephone number that called in the order and a male answered and told the driver to meet him in the parking lot. The driver states he returned to the parking lot and that is when the suspect approached his vehicle on foot, produced a silver semi-automatic handgun, and demanded his money. The driver complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money he had in his pocket. The suspect then ordered the driver to drive off, and he did.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
(1) Heavy set black male with a goatee and (3) unknown
apparent males with hoods and hats covering their faces.
Mid 90’s blue mini-van.
On Tuesday morning (9-10-13), at approximately 6:05 a.m., Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the “Tobacco Barn” at 46476 Gratiot. Officers discovered the front door glass smashed and the interior of the store ransacked, but no suspects still at the scene. Review of the stores surveillance video disclosed that minutes prior to Officers arriving, (4) males forced their way through the front door and loaded a large amount of cigarettes into garbage bags and then fled back through the front door. A witness disclosed that the men entered a blue mid 90’s mini-van that was parked in front of the store. The store owners estimate that $10,000.00 worth of cigarettes and cigars were stolen.
**attached are (2) two still photos of the unmasked suspect**
Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Joseph Feld of the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-3304 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
- Antoine William-Dwight BURTON, 23 years old, from Detroit
- Joseph Emmanuel THOMPSON, 23 years old, from Detroit
- Christopher Jamar ROBBINS, 23 years old, from Detroit
- Ruemondo Juan MURRAY, 24 years old, from Detroit
A blue 2002 Chevy Impala
On Saturday afternoon (8-31-13), at approximately 12:25pm, an employee from the “CVS” located on 23 Mile Road and Callens called 911 to report that he had just been robbed by (2) black males who passed him a note demanding the stores cigarettes. The employee along with another witness from inside the store were able to give dispatchers a description of the suspects and their get-away vehicle. Chesterfield Officers Chris Delor and Dave Bradley picked up the
fleeing suspect vehicle moments later as it fled east bound on 23 Mile Road, from Sass. The suspects refused to pull over and led officers east bound on 23 Mile, then east bound on I-94, where they exited at New Haven Road (crossed over the overpass) and attempted re-enter I-94 west bound. As they fled down the west bound entrance ramp, there was contact between the suspect’s vehicle and a Chesterfield Police vehicle which sent the suspects spinning out of control onto the shoulder. Multiple Police units surrounded the vehicle and the suspects were taken into custody without further incident. Inside of the vehicle Officers recovered $1,526.97 worth of cigarettes stolen from CVS.
All (4) suspects have been charged with “Robbery Unarmed” (A 15 year felony) and Antoine Burton, the driver, was also charged with
“Fleeing and Eluding” (a 5 year felony), “Possession of Marijuana” (1 year misdemeanor), and “Operate with suspended license”(93 day misd.)
Suspects were arraigned today via video from the Macomb County Jail and are being held on $20,000 cash bonds. Their pre-exam date is scheduled for 8-9-13, at 1:30pm, at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.
The Chesterfield Township Police Department has been awarded a grant through an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which can be used for Technology Improvements. The department would like to utilize these funds to purchase 5 mobile data terminals to be utilized by the officers in their vehicles. In order to obtain this money certain criteria must be met. One of the criteria is to make the proposal available to citizens so they can comment on how the department proposes to spend the grant money. One way to do this is to have the board open it up for public comment at a board meeting.
The BJA Grant will be proposed at the Township Board meeting on June 17, 2013 and it will be opened up for public for comment at that time.
ARRESTED: Gerald Lee Belcher, 64 years old, of Chesterfield Twp. Mi.
This afternoon, after review by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office, warrants were authorized for Gerald Belcher. After obtaining the warrants, Mr. Belcher was arrested at his home address by Chesterfield Officers and conveyed directly to the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore. He was arraigned on (1) count of: Operating with License Suspended Causing Death (a 15 year felony), and (1) count of: Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death (a 15 year felony). His bond was set at $250,000.00 cash by Magistrate Joseph Cozzolino. Gerald Belcher is currently being held at the Macomb County Jail.
His Pre-Exam date is June 13th, 2013 at 9:00am at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.
VICTIM: Patrick William Wisniewski, a 33 year old resident of New Baltimore Mi.
On Sunday (6-2-13), at approximately 9:30pm, Chesterfield Township Officers responded to a fatal motorcycle accident at the intersection of 21 Mile Road and Jefferson. The initial stages of the investigation reveal that Patrick Wisniewski was driving his motorcycle north bound on Jefferson at the 21 Mile Road intersection, when a 64 year old Chesterfield man, who was driving south bound on Jefferson (in a 2008 Chevy Impala), made a left hand turn in the intersection, in front of Mr. Wisniewski on his motorcycle.
Both drivers were transported to McLaren Hospital where Mr. Wisniewski was pronounced deceased. The 64 year old Chesterfield man was treated for non life threatening injuries and remained hospitalized.
It has been determined that the 64 year old Chesterfield man was driving on a suspended license and we anticipate seeking criminal charges at some point during this ongoing investigation. Mr. Wisniewski was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and it is unknown at this time whether alcohol or drugs will be a factor in the accident.
SUSPECT: Dennis THOEL, a 66 year old male from Macomb Township MI.
On Tuesday (4-23-13), at approximately 10:00pm, Chesterfield Township Officers responded to the “Burger King” located on 23 Mile Road, east of Gratiot. Employees at the “Burger King” were reporting that a driver at the drive-thru appeared intoxicated and was yelling obscenities at them. As Officers approached, they observed Dennis Thoel driving out of the “Burger King” parking lot in his 1997 Chevy pick-up. Mr. Thoel was driving north bound in the south bound lanes of Vergote and turned west bound onto 23 Mile Road, driving erratically and unable to maintain his lane of travel. Officers stopped Mr. Thoel on 23 Mile Road. Mr. Thoel smelled of intoxicants, failed his field sobriety tests, registered a .20 BAC on a PBT, and was placed under arrest.
Once at the station, Officers learned (via Mr. Thoel’s driving record and criminal history) that Mr. Thoel had (9) prior drinking and driving convictions dating back to 1976, with most recent being in the year 2000. Mr. Thoel was arraigned today in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on a charge of “Operating While Intoxicated / 3rd Offense”, a 1-5 year felony. He is currently being held at the Macomb County Jail on a $25,000.00 cash bond.
VICTIM: Ryan SPECHT, 22 year old white male from Chesterfield Township.
Ryan Specht was taken off “life-support” yesterday afternoon at McLaren Macomb Hospital and subsequently died from injuries he suffered in the accident.
Victim: A 22 year old male of Chesterfield Township.
Location: 24 Mile Road, west of Gratiot.
On Monday evening (4-8-13), at approximately 9:00pm, Chesterfield Township Officers received a call of a male walking in the middle of the roadway on 24 Mile Road, west of Gratiot. As Officers responded an additional call was received stating the man had just been struck by a passing vehicle. Officers arriving on the scene observed the victim unconscious in the roadway, and the driver that struck him (a 30 year old female from Chesterfield) parked on the shoulder with damage to her hood and windshield. She explained to Officers that she never saw the victim as she traveled east bound on 24 Mile Road. The victim was immediately conveyed to McLaren Macomb Hospital where he is listed in critical condition, assisted by life support.
Alcohol and/or speed do NOT appear to be a factor in the accident at this time.
Over the weekend and in addition to the highly publicized “man-hunt” for Jonathan Elbers, the Chesterfield Police Department was determined to provide the daily service and protection our community has come to expect.
From Friday (4-5-13) at midnight through Monday morning (4-8-13) the Chesterfield Police Department serviced 148 separate incidents
. Officers made (16) arrests
over the weekend for various charges, including arrests for drugs, assaults, and drunk driving. Of the more remarkable arrests, Officers arrested (2) separate groups, at opposite ends of the Township, for breaking into residents vehicles (summaries below).
At approximately 2:30am on Sunday morning (4-7-13) residents of the “Carriage Way” mobile home community (24 Mile and Gratiot) called 911 reporting that 3 males were breaking into cars and on the move through the park. Available Officers responded and ultimately arrested (3) subjects, recovering several electronic items taken from different vehicles within the park. The subjects below were all charged with “Larceny from a Vehicle” (5 year felony) and arraigned at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore, where they held on $5000.00 cash bonds:
- - Casey O’Connor, 18 years old, of Clinton Township
- - Marteze Stewart, 22 years old, of Detroit
- - Marquise Stewart, 19 years old, of Warren
At approximately 1:00am on Monday morning (4-8-13) residents of Rachid Ln. (Cotton Rd. and Sugarbush Rd. area) called 911 stating that car alarms were going off and subjects were seen running through the neighborhood. Several Chesterfield Officers responded and boxed (2) subjects into the neighborhood. Officers ultimately flushed the subjects from in between the homes and a foot chase ensued. On the run and refusing to comply with Officers, the adult suspect, Sean Grimsley, was “tasered”, bringing the footchase to an end. The second suspect, a juvenile, was located hiding in the bushes and detained without incident. Officers located GPS equipment, money, and jewelry taken from neighborhood vehicles with the suspects. The suspects disclosed to Officers that while breaking into the vehicles, they were using a smart phone app that scans police radio transmissions.
Sean Grimsley, 19 years old, Of New Baltimore, was charged with “Resist and Obstruct Officer” (2 year felony), “Police Scanner / Use in the Commission of a Felony” (2 year felony), “B&E vehicle to steal property $200.00 - $1000.00” (1 year Misdemeanor) and “MIP Alcohol”. He was arraigned Monday morning and held at the Macomb County Jail on a $200,000.00 cash bond. He also was held on (5) separate probation violations and given an additional $50,000.00 cash bond on those.
The juvenile, a 16 year old from Chesterfield, was processed and released to family / petition and charges pending.
After an extensive 3 day manhunt, Jonathan Elbers was arrested today at 12:45pm. He was located and arrested by Chesterfield Township Police Officer Frank Unger who found Elbers hiding in a deer blind in a heavily wooded area just north of Washington Rd., and east of I-94. Elbers was taken into custody without incident and is cooperating with investigators. We anticipate his arraignment will take place tomorrow at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore, via video from the Macomb County Jail.
SUSPECT: Jonathan ELBERS, w/m, 23 years old, 5-10”, 155pds., wearing dark long sleeve T-shirt, cargo style jeans, and work boots. He is a resident of Reese Mi. His hair is currently described as longer and “shaggy” as compared to the attached photograph. He should also have a noticeable wound to his head.
VICTIM: 20 year old female from Chesterfield Township
On Friday morning (4-5-13), at approximately 1:05 a.m., Chesterfield Officers responded to a home on Nicolette in response to a call from family members in Florida. The family members stated they feared that their 20 year old daughter (victim) may be having a problem with her x-boyfriend at the home on Nicolette Dr. Officers were met at the home by a sister of the victim, who opened the darkened and quiet home with a key to let Officers inside. As the Chesterfield Officers checked from room to room, calling out the victims name, they heard screams of “help me” coming from the basement. As Officers approached the basement stairway, the suspect (Elbers) appeared on the stairs, bleeding heavily from his head. Elbers refused to comply with Officers commands and a struggle ensued, with Elbers ultimately breaking free from Officers and fleeing on foot from the home. A subsequent foot chase and K-9 track were unsuccessful in locating Elbers.
The victim disclosed to Officers that Elbers had shown up at her house, unannounced and upset over their recent break-up, while her parents were in Florida. She was unable to reason with him and he ultimately forced her into the basement where he was in the process of binding her and placing her in a large “Christmas Tree” bag when she heard the Officers calling out her name. She told Officers that while Ebers was choking her and forcing her into the bag, he was telling her that he was going to put her into the back of his truck and shoot her in the head. She explained that when Ebers heard the Officers he paused, which gave her the opportunity to strike him in the head with a porcelain statue and he then fled towards the stairway. Officers later located Ebers truck parked on Nicolette near the victims home. On the front seat was a rifle and duct tape.
Jonathan Ebers is still at large and should be considered extremely dangerous. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is urged to call the Chesterfield Township Police at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
We anticipate having arrest warrants entered in LEIN by this afternoon.
On Saturday morning (2-16-13), at approximately 4:30am, Chesterfield Officers responded to “Georgio’s Jewelry” (27929 23 Mile Road) on a burglar alarm. Officers discovered the front door glass smashed in along with the glass smashed out of the interior display cases. Officers searched the interior of the business and determined the suspects had escaped prior to their arrival with an unknown amount of jewelry from the display cases.
Review of the stores surveillance video shows (2) unknown masked males driving a mid 1990’s to early 2000’s full size dark colored Dodge Van, with chrome grill and wheels, committing the burglary.
Anyone with information on this burglary is urged to call the Chesterfield Twp. Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP
His arraignment is scheduled for December 14th @ 1:30pm at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.
- Jonathon Bolotta, 34 year old male, from Chesterfield Twp.
- Vanessa Sexton, 35 year old female, from Chesterfield Twp.
On Thursday, 2-13-13, at approximately 9:00pm, a 68 year old woman from Ray Twp. was loading her groceries into her car at the “Meijer” store located at 23 Mile Road and Gratiot in Chesterfield Township. While at her trunk, suspect Bolotta pulled up in front of her vehicle, ran to her vehicle, and grabbed her purse from the front seat of her vehicle. The Ray Twp. woman gave chase and ultimately threw a bag of groceries at Bolotta as he fled the parking lot in his white 1993 Chrysler Lebaron.
On Wednesday, 2-14-13, at approximately 3:00pm, shoppers in the parking lot of the “Target” store (50400 Gratiot) called 911 reporting that they suspected a white male and a white female in a white Lebaron were casing shoppers as they returned to their vehicles in an attempt to steal a purse. Multiple Chesterfield Patrol units responded to the area and stopped Bolotta and Sexton in the Lebaron as they left the shopping area. During the traffic stop, it was determined that Bolotta had a suspended drivers license and Sexton had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. They were both placed under arrest at the scene.
A search warrant was later executed at the duos apartment in Chesterfield Twp., where Detectives located the Ray Townships womans purse and contents inside.
Jonathon Bolotta was arraigned today in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore. He was charged with “larceny from a person (10 year felony)” and 3 counts of “Possessing a stolen credit card (4 year felonies)”. He is being held at the Macomb County jail on a $50,000.00 cash bond.
Vanessa Sexton was also arraigned and is charged with “Accessory after the fact (5 year felony)” and “Lying to a peace officer during a crime investigation (2 year misdemeanor)”. She is being held at the Macomb County Jail on a $25,000.00 cash bond.
His arraignment is scheduled for December 14th @ 1:30pm at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.
Shaun Fielhauer, w/m/37, of Westland Mi. 48186
On Thursday November 29th a witness to the Armed Robbery at the “Speedway” gas station (21 Mile and I-94 / on 11-25-12) implicated Shaun Fielhauer. He was subsequently arrested on an unrelated parole violation and is currently housed at the Ryan Correctional Facility in Detroit. Chesterfield Detectives ultimately executed a search warrant at Fielhauer’s residence in Westland and presented the case to the Macomb County Prosecutors Office. Warrants were authorized charging Fielhauer with:
- Robbery Armed (life Felony)
- Felony Firearm / 2nd Offense (5 year mandatory felony)
- Possession of firearm by felon (5 year felony)
His arraignment is scheduled for December 14th @ 1:30pm at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.
White male 20-25 years old, 6 ft. tall, with a stocky build. Suspect had facial hair and a (pierced) lip ring. He was wearing a black hooded coat with a gray sweatshirt underneath and black gloves.
On Sunday morning (11-25-12), at approximately 4:00am, the suspect entered the “Speed Way” gas station located at 26115 21 Mile Rd. (I-94 and 21 Mile Rd.). He gathered some miscellaneous food items from within the store and brought them up to the counter along with money in his hand. As the lone clerk began ringing up the transaction, the suspect produced a black handgun and demanded all the money from the stores register. The clerk complied with the suspects demands and the suspect ultimately fled on foot towards the rear of the gas station with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Multiple Chesterfield Township Officers, along with an assisting Macomb County K-9 unit, were unable to locate the suspect and surmise that he made his escape via a waiting vehicle parked nearby.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2450 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP
Black male, early 20’s, 5-8” to 5-9”, slim build, with a beard and mustache. He was wearing a knit skull cap, dark clothing, and tan work boots.
On Wednesday November 7th, at approximately 1:00am, the suspect approached a couple in the front waiting area of the “Buffalo Wild Wings” (51346 Gratiot) as they exited after finishing their meal. The couple reported that the suspect asked them for a ride to “Meijer’s”, stating that his friends were going to pick him up there. The couple “apprehensively” agreed and drove the suspect across Gratiot to the “Meijer’s”. While parked at “Meijer’s”, the suspect (seated in the back seat) produced a black handgun, pointed it at the couple in the front seat, and demanded their belongings. The couple turned over their phones and their cash to the suspect and he then fled on foot towards Gratiot.
***The attached surveillance “still-photo” depicts the suspect entering “Buffalo Wild Wings” prior to approaching our victims***
Anyone with information regarding the suspect or robbery is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP
Andrew Oland, 21 year old white male, from Chesterfield Township.
On Monday (11-5-12), just after noon, a 33 year old Chesterfield woman called 911 reporting that her purse had just been snatched while she was shopping in the “Meijer” store located at 23 Mile road and Gratiot. She explained to the responding Officer that she was in the produce section selecting items when she looked into her cart and discovered that her purse had just been taken. The “Meijer Loss Prevention” team was summoned and they were able to recover video footage of the suspect taking the purse and running to his vehicle in the parking lot. Officers observed, in the video footage, that the suspect’s vehicle appeared to be a two tone maroon over beige Ford Explorer, with a uniquely mismatched white hood. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect or vehicle at this time.
On Tuesday (11-6-12), at approximately 1:30pm, Officer John Papcun was on patrol when he observed a similar Ford Explorer parked at the “7-11” at 23 Mile Road and Callens. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time and Officer Papcun surveyed from a distance until a lone white male exited the “7-11” and began to drive away in the Explorer. Officer Papcun radioed for additional Chesterfield Patrol units to assist and the suspect vehicle was stopped at 23 Mile Road and Adele. As Officers made contact with the suspect they identified as Andrew Oland, they observed the purse taken from the woman at “Meijer’s” to be laying on the floor in the back seat. Officers also located several GPS units in the back seat. The suspect was arrested at the scene without incident. During an interview after his arrest, suspect Oland admitted to taking the woman’s purse and that he had been stealing GPS units from vehicles for several weeks (area of 24 Mile Road and Sass).
Today Mr. Oland was charged with: Larceny from Person (10 year felony) and Possession of a Stolen Credit Card (4 year felony). He was arraigned in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore and is currently being held in the Macomb County Jail on a $5000.00 bond.
Dennis DOAN, 30 year old white male from Zachary Drive in Chesterfield Township.
In September (2012) residents on Zachary and Tom Dr., in the “Salt River Meadows” subdivision (east of Baker Rd. and north of 24 Mile Rd.) began reporting sporadic daytime break-ins to their homes and garages.
Ironically On Friday (10-26-12), Chesterfield Detectives working the burglaries were presenting a photo line-up containing Dennis Doan to a witness in the crimes, when Officers received a run to a burglar alarm on Zachary. As Chesterfield Patrol Officers and Detectives were responding to the Zachary alarm, a female homeowner on Tom Dr. called 911 reporting that she just heard someone walking through her kitchen and believed she had scared them off by yelling to them from her bedroom.
Officers flooded the subdivision and then made contact with Mr. Doan who willingly exited his residence on Zachary (next door to home where alarm was sounded). Detectives had just obtained the necessary information to arrest him for one of the prior burglaries and did so without incident. At the time of his arrest, Detectives located a credit card in Mr. Doan’s wallet that belonged to his next door neighbor. During the interview with Mr. Doan at the Chesterfield Police Department, the self described heroin addict admitted that he was responsible for several burglaries in his neighborhood, which included homes on both sides of his home. He also admitted that he was in the home on Tom Dr. just prior to our arrival, and indeed left when he heard the woman yell.
Yesterday, after review by the Macomb County Prosecutors office, Mr. Doan was charged and arraigned at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore as follows:
-- Home Invasion 1st degree (2 counts / both 20 year felonies)
-- Home Invasion 2nd degree (15 year felony)
-- Uttering and Publishing (14 year felony)
-- Possession of a Stolen Credit Card (4 year felony)
-- Receiving and Concealing Stolen Firearms (10year felony)
Mr. Doan is lodged in the Macomb County Jail on a $30,000.00 cash bond.
Alontez Willis, B/M/ 18 years old, from Mount Clemens.
On Sunday (10-28-12) morning, just after 8:00am, Chesterfield Township Officers responded to the “Bed, Bath, and Beyond” (50551 Waterside) where a 911 caller was reporting that he was just robbed at gunpoint while walking to work. At the scene the victim, a 19 year old man from Warren, explained to Officers that when he got off the bus at 23 Mile Road and Gratiot and began walking towards the “Bed, Bath, and Beyond” (where he works), a black male also got off the bus and followed him down Vergote street. The victim reported that as he neared the “Bed, Bath, and Beyond” the male tapped him on the shoulder and asked him for a cigarette. The victim stated that after giving him a cigarette, the suspect pulled a silver handgun out of his pocket and held it to his temple while ordering him to empty his pockets onto the ground. The victim stated he offered no resistance and laid his wallet and cell phone on the ground. The suspect then fled with the wallet and cell phone towards the front of the nearby “Kohls”, where the victim lost sight of him.
As multiple Chesterfield Township Police patrol units converged on the area, Officer Duane VanAcker observed the suspect emerge from within a row of bushes in front of the “Schaller Corporation” located at 49505 Gratiot. The suspect attempted to hail a south bound Gratiot bus, but began to flee on foot at the sight of the approaching police car. Officer VanAcker broadcast the direction and description of the fleeing suspect and responding Officers set up a perimeter to box him in. With the perimeter set, Officer Tim Kelly located the suspect hiding in a dumpster in the rear of 49660 S. Leona. Officers took the suspect into custody after ordering him out from the dumpster. Officers then retrieved a loaded .22 cal revolver and the victims cell phone from the dumpster. Later in the morning, while being interviewed by a Chesterfield Detective at the Police Department, the suspect disclosed the location where he had hidden the victim’s wallet. Officers returned and recovered the wallet from the described location.
Today, after review by the Macomb County Prosecutors office, Mr. Willis was charged with:
--Robbery Armed (a life felony)
--Felony Firearm (2yr mandatory / felony)
--Possession of a stolen firearm (10 yr. felony)
Mr. Willis was arraigned today at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore. His bond was set at $200,000.00 cash.
On Tuesday evening (10-23-12), just before midnight, Chesterfield Officers responded to a 911 call from a motorist stating that he believed he just struck a pedestrian on I-94 just west of the New Haven Road overpass. Officers located the caller parked on the shoulder of west bound I-94, just west of the overpass, and discovered a 54 year old New Haven woman deceased in the roadway. The caller, a 57 year old Roseville man, told Officers that he believed that after he struck the woman, one or possibly two other vehicles struck her but continued west bound on I-94 without stopping.
With the assistance of the New Baltimore Police Department and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department, west bound I-94 was closed at 26 Mile Road for several hours while the accident was investigated by Chesterfield Township Officers. Evidence and circumstances at the scene lead investigators to believe that the woman may have jumped to her death from the New Haven Road overpass. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
(2) Victims have been identified As:
• James Wietecha, a 41 year old man from Columbus Mi.
• Susan Kienscherf, a 43 year old woman from Troy Mi.
At approximately 2:00am, on Sunday morning (10-14-12), Chesterfield Township Officers, along with the Michigan State Police, responded to a multi-vehicle fatal
accident on east bound I-94, just south of 23 Mile Road, in a construction zone. Three passenger vehicles and a semi tractor/trailer were involved in the accident
that ultimately took the lives of the Columbus man and Troy woman. Witnesses and evidence at the crash lead investigators to believe that the 41 year Columbus
man initiated the chain reaction crash by striking a portable direction arrow trailer that was positioned at the beginning of the construction zone. The Troy woman
is believed to have parked off to the side of the 23 Mile road exit ramp and to have walked to the scene of the crash to render aid when she was ultimately struck
by one of the vehicles in the subsequent crashes. The east bound lanes of I-94 were closed for eight hours. Traffic was diverted to the 21 Mile Rd. exit with
the assistance of the Macomb County Road Commission.
The accident is currently under investigation and at this time drugs and or alcohol are not an outwardly apparent factor pending toxicology results.
This afternoon MARVIN LEE HOPKINS B/M 62 Y/O of Chesterfield Twp was arraigned at the 42-2 district court in New Baltimore MI on one count of Robbery Armed a life
felony. Hopkins was given a $75,000 cash surety bond and is currently lodged at the Macomb County Jail pending a October 10th pretrial date.
A tip led Chesterfield investigators to identifying the individuals who returned to stolen purse to the victim. These individuals in turn led investigators to identifying
and charging Hopkins with the Robbery. Hopkins is a registered sex offender and was living at the Chesterfield Motor Lodge (50900 Gratiot Ave) at the time of this
An arrest has been made in connection with the robbery that occurred at “Kohls” last Thursday. We anticipate presenting our case to the Macomb County Prosecutors
office this afternoon. Warrant and arraignment information, and a mug shot, will be forwarded at that time by Detective Brian Chadwick of the Chesterfield Police
Black male, 40 to 45 years old, 5"10", 195 pounds, clean shaven, with glasses. Suspect was wearing a tan "Carhartt" jacket with a black hood pulled over his head.
On Thursday September 27th, at approximately 12:25 p.m., a 55 year old woman from Chesterfield was walking back to her car (in the parking lot) after shopping at
the "Kohls" located on Gratiot south of 23 Mile Road. As she was putting her purchases into her vehicle, she was approached from behind by the suspect, who grabbed
her arm and threatened to "kill" her if she didn't give him her purse and added that he would "shoot her if she screamed". The woman turned over her purse and
the suspect fled west bound on foot towards the "K-Mart" parking lot. Multiple Chesterfield Patrol and Detective units immediately converged on the area, but were
unable to locate the fleeing suspect.
Later this same evening the victim reported she received an unexpected knock on her door where she was greeted by white male and white female who turned her purse
back over to her, stating that they found it abandoned and simply brought it back to the address they found on the I.D. inside. They never offered any of their
personal information to her and our Detectives would like to speak with these (2) good Samaritans as part of our ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery is urged to call the Chesterfield Township Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Acting on a tip, C.O.M.E.T.’s newest member, a Chesterfield Detective, initiated an investigation into suspicious on goings at a residential home in the “Pleasant
Meadows” subdivision (Gratiot
and 24 Mile area), in Chesterfield Township. On Thursday, September 13th, a search warrant was executed at the home by C.O.M.E.T. members. Inside the home Officers
discovered an elaborate
and sophisticated hydroponic marijuana growing operation. Officers seized just shy of 100 marijuana plants along with all of the elaborate equipment used in the
An adult male was arrested in the home at the time and his identity is not being released pending charges and further investigation.
Benjamin Schulenburg, a 24 year Chesterfield Township resident, and driver of the motorcycle in Thursday’s accident, died Saturday evening while in McLaren Hospital
as a result of injuries
he suffered in the crash. The accident is still under investigation at this time.
TIME/DATE/LOCATION: Approximately 5:30pm on Thursday September 13th, on Jefferson Ave. at Au Sable.
A 24 year old Chesterfield Township man was critically injured while riding his motorcycle south on Jefferson Ave. at Au Sable. Witnesses report that a 59 year
old woman from Chesterfield
made a left hand turn in front of the man (from N. bound Jefferson onto East bound Au Sable) causing him to lose control and ultimately separate from his bike while
sliding south bound on
Jefferson. Accident investigators at the scene believe the man struck his helmet on the wheel of the woman’s vehicle as he slid on the pavement past her.
The man was transported to McLaren Regional Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
The motorcyclist WAS wearing a helmet and at this time, speed and/or alcohol DO NOT appear to be a factor.
Coreal Jamarr QUINN, b/m/26, residing at the “Chesterfield Motor Inn”
On Sunday evening (8-19-12), at approximately 7:30pm, Chesterfield Officers responded to the “Happy’s Pizza” (23 Mile Road and Gratiot) on a report of an assault.
At “Happy’s Pizza” Officers
were told by a 19 year old female delivery driver that while she was delivering a Pizza to the “Motor Inn” (50900 Gratiot), a black male from another unit approached
her and began making sexually
explicit statements to her. She explained that she attempted to ignore him but he persisted as she made her delivery. She stated that as she walked back to her
vehicle the suspect grabbed
her and began dragging her towards a nearby room stating, “Do you think I’m trying to rape you, because I’m not, but I’d like to”. She advised she was able to
break free from the man and
run back to her vehicle. She then drove back to “Happy’s” and called 911.
Chesterfield Officers returned to the “Motor Inn” and confronted the suspect in the room described by the “delivery girl”. The suspect, Coreal Quinn, had outstanding
warrants and was arrested
at the scene. During an interview with Chesterfield Detectives Mr. Quinn denied any involvement in the assault stating that he was just sitting out by the picnic
table drinking at the time.
On Monday Mr. Quinn was charged with: Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree (5year felony). He was arraigned at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore
via video from the Macomb County
Jail and is being held there on a $50,000.00 cash bond.
•Lamont Gunn, b/m/38, of Detroit
•Shawn Smith, b/m/42, of Detroit
•Tyrone Clark, b/m/38, of Detroit
On Monday (8-20-12), at approximately 2:30pm, Officer Dave Bradley responded to the Chesterfield “Best Buy” after the manager there had called 911 to report that
he observed the suspects “staging”
high dollar electronics by the front door, to be stolen from the building at a later time. The manager explained that these same suspects had stolen thousands
of dollars worth of electronics
from local “Best Buy” locations recently. While Officer Bradley was gathering information, the manager from the Port Huron “Best Buy” called the Chesterfield “Best
Buy” advising them the
same suspects had just stolen a “Bose” surround sound system (priced at $2,500.00) from their store and fled in a burgundy Z71 SUV with tinted windows and chrome
rims. Officer Bradley took
a position on I94 at 23 Mile Road and ultimately spotted the suspects as they returned from Port Huron to Chesterfield in their SUV. A traffic stop by Officer
Bradley on the SUV yielded a
cache of stolen electronics, including the “Bose” system from the Port Huron “Best Buy” and electronics, later found to be, from the “Roseville Best Buy”. All
three suspects were on parole,
with extensive criminal histories, and had outstanding warrants. .They were placed under arrest by Chesterfield Officers without further incident.
All three suspects were arraigned this afternoon via video from the Macomb County Jail. Their charges included: Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property (5year
felony), Counterfeiting (10year
felony), and Possession of forged State ID card (1year misdemeanor). They were given $10,000.00 cash bonds and are also being held on Parole Detainers.
This is an ongoing investigation and we anticipate additional charges in the near future.
On Sunday Evening, at approximately 8:10pm, a resident on Walnut Street (24 Mile and Sass area) called 911 to report that her home had just been shot. She explained
to dispatchers that she
heard a loud bang inside of her home and upon further investigation realized that a bullet came through her dining room window and was lodged in her hallway wall.
As Chesterfield Officers
responded, neighboring residents on Sam’s Lane (North side of 24Mile Road) called 911 reporting that they could hear gunshots coming from the wooded area just north
and east of their homes,
stating that they could hear bullets hitting the trees. Multiple Chesterfield Police Units surrounded the area and the gunfire ceased.
No one was injured as a result of this incident and at this time investigators are still attempting to determine who was responsible for the gunfire. It does not
appear that the residents
on Walnut were the intended target of any type of assault, but merely the location of where the recklessly fired round came to rest.
Anyone with information related to this gunfire is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department and 586-949-2322
Lequentin Ahmad RANDOLPH, 22 years old, of Detroit. (Employed by “LE Com Communications” which contracts with “Comcast”)
On Saturday morning July 21st, 2012, a Chesterfield Township couple, residing on 25 Mile Rd., patiently waited for the “Comcast Guy” to arrive on a service call
they had made. Mr. Randolph
arrived at approximately 9:30am and they explained their phone line problem to him. As Mr. Randolph began “checking for the problem”, the couple became suspicious
as he continued to “check”
things in their bedroom that were not related to their phone line problem. Mr. Randolph then began directing the couple away from their own bedroom, requesting
that they assist him by doing
things such as checking the TV picture quality in other rooms, while he stayed in their bedroom. A short time later Mr. Randolph advised the couple that he had
“fixed” their problem, supplied
them with his phone number, “should they have any more problems”, and drove away. The couple immediately began surveying their bedroom and noticed that top shelf
of the family jewelry box
had been cleared out of expensive and sentimental jewelry.
They immediately called the Chesterfield Dispatch Center and explained what had transpired. As Chesterfield Officers responded to the area of the couple’s home,
Officer Duane Vanacker observed
a white “cable truck”, as described by the couple, traveling west bound on 25 Mile Road from Gratiot. Officer Vanacker stopped the truck and observed that Mr. Randolph
matched the description
that the couple had given of the “cable guy”. As Officer Vanacker was conversing with Mr. Randolph, he observed (2) pieces of gold jewelry on the driver’s seat
of the vehicle. Mr. Randolph
was subsequently arrested at the scene and his truck was towed to the Chesterfield Police Department. A search of the truck was later conducted at the station by
Officer Vanacker. Located
deep within the fuse panel compartment of the truck, Officer Vanacker located a blue bag that contained approximately $10,000.00 worth of jewelry taken from the
Mr. Randolph was arraigned Monday afternoon (7-23-12) in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore, via video from the Macomb County Jail on the charge of “Larceny
in a Building” (a 4 year
felony). His bond was set at $5000.00 cash and his preliminary exam is set for 7-30-12 @ 1:30pm.
Travis Wayne BLUBAUGH, 21 years old, formerly of Chesterfield Township.
A second arrest has been made in connection with the joint investigation (Chesterfield and Clinton Twp. PD’s) into the 3 day armed robbery spree that occurred in
mid November of 2011. Detectives
gathered information that Travis Blubaugh was an accomplice and “get-away” driver for Michael Zech during robberies and secured warrants for his arrest. Information
was also obtained that
led Detectives to believe that Mr. Blubaugh was living in a campground in Lima, Ohio. Investigators summoned the assistance of Detective Brett Rider of the Allen
County Sheriff’s Department,
in Ohio. Detective Rider, along with other members of his unit, located and arrested Mr. Blubaugh in the “Lake Cody” campground in Lima Ohio on Tuesday July 17th.
Mr. Blubaugh subsequently waived his right to an Extradition Hearing in Ohio. On Monday (July 23rd) Chesterfield Township Officers took custody of Mr. Blubaugh
at the Allen County jail in
Ohio and drove him directly to the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore for arraignment on the Robbery charges (2 counts of Robbery Armed / both Life Felonies).
He is currently in the Macomb
County Jail on a $500,000.00 cash bond and is refusing to speak with investigators.
Mr. Steven Paul Champine was arraigned today in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore (via video from the Macomb Jail). His bond was set at $200,000.00 / cash.
His preliminary exam was
scheduled for July 30th at 1:30pm.
The suspect in the Chesterfield cleaners armed robbery has been arrested and identified. He is Steven Paul Champine, W/M/55, formerly of Chesterfield. Champine
has confessed to this robbery
and four other recent robberies in Macomb County. He is scheduled to be arraigned in the 41-B District Court today at 1:30 P.M. stemming from charges obtained by
the Clinton Twp. PD. He is
expected to be arraigned on Monday in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore for the Chesterfield robbery. Additional information and a booking photo will be
disseminated when it becomes
available. You may contact Det. Brian Chadwick or D/Sgt. Deron Myers of the Chesterfield Twp PD on Monday for further information at (586) 949-3813.
47103 Gratiot (N.W. Corner Gratiot/21 Mile Rd.) “H. Q. Dry Cleaners”
White male, late 30’s to early 40’s, black baseball cap, red bandana over face, brown t-shirt, and tan khaki shorts. Armed with a “dark”
On Saturday afternoon (7-14-2012), at approximately 3:40pm, the lone suspect entered “H. Q. Dry Cleaners” talking on a cell phone. As the lone employee approached
the counter, the suspect
covered his face with a bandana, produced a handgun, and demanded “all of the money”. The employee gave the suspect all of the money from the register and he then
fled on foot, south across
the parking lot. The employee lost sight of the suspect and then ran to the safety of an adjacent business to call 911. Multiple Chesterfield Township Officers
responded, along with a Macomb
County K-9 Unit, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Anyone with information related to the Robbery is urged to call the Chesterfield Township Police Department at 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Michael Timothy ZECH, w/m/28 years old, of Mount Clemens Mi.
Detectives from Chesterfield Township and Clinton Township (working together) have arrested the man believed to be responsible for (3) consecutive Armed Robberies
back in November of 2011.
At this time the investigation is ongoing as both agencies attempt to determine if others may be involved. (Update to follow)
Mr. Zech was arraigned today, via video, at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore (On the Chesterfield Robberies). He has been charged with (2) counts of Robbery
Armed (Life Felonies) and
(2) counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery Armed (Life Felonies). He is lodged at the Macomb County Jail on a $200,000.00 cash bond. (On the Chesterfield Charges)
With the new “K2” laws in effect (July 1st), the Chesterfield Police Depart has deemed the Township “K2 Free” at this time. A number of random unannounced inspections,
by both uniformed Officers
and plain clothes Detectives, indicates that our gas stations, party stores, and smoke shops are all in compliance with the new laws banning “K2” and other synthetic
Stores and gas stations that previously had the products plastered all over their counters and front windows, now show no trace of the synthetic drugs ever existing.
In fact, while speaking
with several of the local business owners, they appear relieved that they no longer have to make the decision “sell…or don’t sell”.
In an effort to keep the community free of the dangerous synthetic drugs we urge our residents and visitors to call the Chesterfield Police department at 586-949-2322
should they see or suspect
these products are still being stored or sold from our local businesses
With the assistance of the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety, we have identified the suspect as a 69 year old male from Germantown Wisconsin, driving
a black 2004 Ford Explorer.
We have no reason to believe he is any longer in the immediate area (as he was identified on the U of M campus yesterday 6-14-12) and we have no criminal charges
pending. Any questions regarding
the contact with this individual on the U of M campus can be directed to the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety PIO Diane Brown at 734-320-3668.
Described as a white male, 60-70 years old, with gray hair and a long “scruffy” gray beard.
Described as a “clean” 2008-2010 Black Ford Explorer, with Wisconsin plates (similar to Explorer pictured below).
On Wednesday June 13th, at approximately 7:30pm, the suspect pulled up to 9 and 11 year old boys on Kristel Ct. (21 Mile Road and I-94 area) in Chesterfield Twp.
The suspect asked one of the
children if “he was a boy or a girl”. As a concerned parent approached the suspect’s vehicle and began to speak to him, the suspect drove away without responding
to the parent. The parent
noted that the suspect vehicle had a Wisconsin license plate on it.
Anyone with information regarding this vehicle or the described suspect is urged to call the Chesterfield Twp. Police Department at 586-949-2322
Matthew Ryan Desmarais, w/m/18, of Roseville.
David Nathaniel White, b/m/18, of Roseville.
**A 3rd suspect was not charged**
On Monday morning (5-21-12), at approximately 2:00am, an alert resident on Jessica Ln. (24Mile and Gratiot area) called 911 and reported (3) suspicious subjects
going in and out of his neighbors
unlocked vehicles. Multiple Chesterfield patrol units responded, along with a MCSD K-9 unit. The suspects scattered throughout the neighborhood at the sight of
the responding police units,
but were all located after a diligent search. Property taken from several vehicles in the neighborhood was located on the subjects, and strewn about the neighborhood,
and they were taken into
custody. Officers making the arrest immediately recognized Matthew Desmarais as an individual from Roseville that they had arrested in January (2012), in the same
neighborhood, for breaking
into unlocked cars.
Both suspects were charged and arraigned today in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore:
Matthew Desmarais: Larceny from a Motor Vehicle (5yr. felony), Possession of Stolen Financial Transaction Device (4yr. felony) $1000.00 Cash Bond / In Macomb
David White: Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property (less than $200.00) 93 Day Misdemeanor $5000.00 10% Bond / In Macomb County Jail.
Having items stolen from unlocked vehicles has unfortunately become a common “crime of opportunity”, not just in Chesterfield, but everywhere. We continue to urge
our residents and visitors
to remove, or at least conceal their valuables, and lock up their vehicles when leaving them unattended.
Charles George Peters, w/m/20 years old, of Chesterfield Township.
“Blue Dog” Party Store, 49108 Gratiot (N. of 22 Mile Road), Chesterfield Township.
At approximately 4:30am on Sunday (May 20th) Chesterfield Township Officers responded to a B&E alarm at the “Blue Dog” party store. Upon arrival, Officers observed
the front window of the
party store smashed out and a broken cinder block lying by the window. A search of the store disclosed the suspect/s had escaped just prior to the Officers arrival.
A perimeter of Officers
was set up and Officer Swanson and his K-9 partner “Bulzi” began tracking south bound from the party store. “Bulzi” led the Officers south along Gratiot and then
east into a large overgrown
field at Gratiot and Scholar. As “Bulzi” towed the Officers east bound through the field, Charles Peters, who had been bedded down in the brush, popped up and began
running. Officers gave
repeated verbal commands for Peters to stop, but he simply left behind a backpack (containing beer and cigarettes stolen from the store) and continued running.
Officer Swanson then unleashed
“Bulzi” who swiftly closed the gap between the fleeing Peters and pursuing officers. “Bulzi” took the struggling Peters down and held him there until officers arrived.
Peters continued his
attempts to break free from “Bulzi” and the officers, but was ultimately handcuffed and taken into custody.
On Monday (5-21-12) a warrant was obtained for Mr. Peters for: Breaking and Entering (10 year Felony), Larceny in a Building (4 year Felony), and Resisting and
Obstructing a Police Officer
(2 year Felony).
He was arraigned, via video, at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore where a $10,000.00 10% bond was set.
Ronald Gordon Ritchie, w/m/32 years old of Chesterfield.
On Saturday (5-19-12), at approximately 11:00am, Chesterfield Officers responded to an accident at Cotton Rd. and Jefferson. After determining that no one was seriously
injured, and while
officers were gathering driver and witness information, it was learned by Officers that Ronald Ritchie was not a passenger, as he and his 27 year old girlfriend
had told officers, but was
actually the driver of one of the vehicles involved. Officers confronted him with the conflicting witness accounts of the accident and he advised that he was indeed
driving at the time of
the accident. Officers noted Mr. Ritchie smelled highly of intoxicants and he was ultimately arrested after his field sobriety tests and a .12 BAC PBT test result.
A subsequent check of his
driving status revealed that he was currently suspended and had (6) prior convictions for alcohol related driving offenses.
Mr. Ritchie was arraigned yesterday via video at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on charges of: Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense (1-5 year Felony)
and Operate with License
Suspended 2nd Offense (1 year misdemeanor). He is currently lodged in the Macomb County Jail on a $25,000.00 cash bond.
Jeffrey James LONG, of Macomb Twp., Mi.
On Monday morning (5-14-12), at approximately 2:00am, Mr. Long was stopped for speeding down Gratiot and was ultimately arrested for drunk driving by Chesterfield
Twp. Officers. At the station
Mr. Long produced a breath test of .29 (3 & ½ times the legal limit) BAC. His history revealed a conviction for Negligent Homicide in 2007 and a conviction for
Operating While Impaired in
Mr. Long has been charged with “Operating while Intoxicated 3rd Offense” (1-5 year felony). He was arraigned today, via video, at the 42-2 District Court in New
Baltimore and is currently
lodged in the Macomb County Jail on a $25,000.00 cash bond
Nicholas IVANOVIC, 20 years old, of Chesterfield Township Mi.
On Monday, April 30th, at approximately 5:40pm, Chesterfield Township Police and Fire Departments responded to an accident on 21 Mile Rd., just east of I-94. Witnesses
reported that the victim,
Nicholas Ivanovic, was driving his 2001 Ford Focus west bound on 21 Mile Road when he lost control on the wet pavement and began spinning into the path of oncoming
east bound traffic. He was
then struck by a 45 year old Chesterfield man driving a 2011 GMC Yukon. Ivanovic suffered serious injuries in the crash and was conveyed to McLaren Hospital where
he was pronounced deceased
a short time later.
Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor at this point in the investigation.
“Marquis Jewelers” 34748 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield, MI.
On Monday (4-23-12), at approximately 8:30am, the owner of “Marquis Jewelers” responded to check on his business after receiving a notification from his alarm company
that his alarm system
was in a “power failure” and then “low battery” status. He arrived to find that the business had been broken into and that his safe had been taken. During the ongoing
investigation by the
Chesterfield Township Police Department it has been determined that the suspects began the heist by disabling the phone lines to the jewelers and connected businesses
within the “Kroger” strip
(shortly after 12:00am on Monday morning). Shortly thereafter, they were able to force open the rear steel door of 34732 23Mile Road (a vacant business next door
to “Marquis Jewelers”). From
inside of the vacant business, they were able to make a hole in the wall and enter the jewelry store. Once inside “Marquis” they were able to manipulate and destroy
the alarm system and began
knocking down interior walls to clear a path to get the safe out to the rear alley behind the business. At approximately 3:45 am, a truck similar to the one pictured
below, is captured on
surveillance video driving to the rear of the building and the safe is taken away a short time later. The safe itself was approximately six feet tall and weighed
approximately 2700 pounds.
The safe contained an estimated $100,000.00 + in inventory.
Anyone with information regarding the burglary, a similar truck, or anything suspicious during the early morning hours of Monday (4-23-12) is urged to call the
Chesterfield Township Detective
Bureau at (586-949-2450) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.
“Genisys” Credit Union at 49692 Gratiot, Chesterfield Township.
Michael Alan BOSHELL, w/m/41, of Chesterfield Township.
Cara Lynn TAMER, w/f/28, of Chesterfield Township.
On Friday March 23rd, at approximately 3:50pm, Chesterfield Officers responded to a hold-up alarm at the “Genisys” credit union on Gratiot. Bank employees confirmed
they had just been robbed
by a lone male that passed them a note demanding the banks money. They stated he left on foot towards the rear of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money that
was handed to him by a teller.
Chesterfield Officers and Detectives, along with a MSP unit and a Macomb County Sheriff unit, saturated the area and located a witness that stated she believed
the “bank Robber” ran into room
#3 at the “Green Roof Motel” (49250 Gratiot). Michael Boshell was ultimately located in room #3, by himself, and agreed to speak with Detectives. After originally
denying any involvement in
the robbery, Michael Boshell ultimately confessed that he was responsible for the robbery. Investigators were also able to determine that Cara Tamer, Michael’s
girlfriend, did not participate
in the robbery but was given a portion of the money immediately after the robbery, and used that money to purchase cell phones for the duo. She was arrested in
the parking lot of the “Green
Roof” Motel. A search warrant was later executed on Michael Boshell’s motel room where Chesterfield Officers recovered the money taken in the robbery and the disguise/clothing
worn at the
Michael Boshell is being charged with “Bank Robbery” (a life felony). He has an extensive criminal history and is being held on a $250,000.00 cash bond in the Macomb
Cara Tamer is being charged with “Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property Over $1000.00” (5 year felony) and is also in the Macomb County Jail on a $15,000.00
We anticipate a video arraignment this afternoon at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.
SUSPECT: Roland Lee MOORE JR., w/m, 12-01-76.
Roland Lee MOORE JR.
shaved bald head, reddish brown mustache and goatee, heavily tattooed from neck down
(Photo in OTIS)
On Tuesday (1-31-12) at 10:30pm suspect/Moore approached a woman, in her vehicle, that was paying for her food at the drive-thru window at McDonalds (23 Mile and
I-94). He lunged into her
open window with a knife in his hand and grabbed her purse and a laptop. As the victim attempted to fight him off, he stabbed her hands several times. A Chesterfield
man, that was also in
the drive-thru line, observed the robbery and chased Moore with a bat, but Moore made it to a bicycle he had parked behind a nearby business. Once on the bicycle,
Moore escaped across 23 Mile
Road. While attempting to locate Mr. Moore last night (2-1-12), we gathered information that he had packed up his belongings (from a residence in Chesterfield where
he had been staying) and
left with an unknown female headed for the Eastpointe/ Roseville area, just prior to our arrival.
Moore had an active Parole Absconder warrant at the time of the Robbery.
Today we obtained (2) new warrants for Moore for the “McDonalds” robbery: Robbery Armed (Felony / Life) Assault With Intent To Do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder
(10 year Felony)
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Moore is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322.
Mr. Moore should be considered Armed and Dangerous.
Kevin Andre JUDE, 32 year old Chesterfield Township resident.
On Saturday morning (1-28-12) at approximately 3:00am Chesterfield Township Dispatchers began receiving multiple 911 calls reporting gun shots being fired in the
“Willows” apartment complex
located at I-94 and Cotton Rd. Responding Officers located several spent 9mm casings in the apartment complex parking lot and were directed to an individual apartment
by one of the 911 callers
who stated that they observed a man and woman arguing in the parking lot and then observed the man firing a gun. Officers heard commotion inside the apartment that
was pointed out to them
by the 911 caller and then made contact with suspect JUDE, his 30 year old girlfriend, and 2 small children that were inside. Officers separated the parties and
when the girlfriend was initially
questioned about JUDE firing a gun outside, she stated, “He was just drunk and blowing off steam”. Officers received consent to search the apartment from the girlfriend
and discovered marijuana
plants growing in a closet and several baggies of marijuana packaged for sale. Officers also located live ammunition in the apartment but no gun. A tow truck was
then summoned to impound Mr.
JUDES’s vehicle, believing he may have placed the gun inside. While the tow truck was raising Mr. JUDES’s vehicle, a black semi-automatic 9mm handgun fell to the
pavement from under the engine
Mr. JUDE was arraigned on 1-30-12 in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore charged with: Felon in Possession of a Firearm (5 year felony), Manufacture Marijuana
(4year Felony), and Felony
Firearm (2 year Felony).
He is currently lodged in the Macomb County Jail on a $25,000.00 cash bond.
Richard Kevin MOORE, 41 years old, of Chesterfield Township. (Booking photo attached
On Saturday (1-28-12), at approximately 6:00pm, a 53 year old Chesterfield resident called 911 to report that her vehicle had just been stolen while parked and
running outside of a residence
on Wand Street. Officer Robert Kirkley responded to the call and determined that the victim’s purse and cell phone were also in the vehicle when it was taken. Officer
Kirkley promptly provided
the Chesterfield Dispatchers with the victim’s cell phone number and service provider. Dispatchers then made contact with the service provider, who in return were
able to give real time GPS
coordinates of the victims phone (and her stolen vehicle) as it traveled north on Gratiot at 27 Mile road. Chesterfield Officers then radioed nearby agencies of
the stolen vehicles location
and direction of travel. Within minutes, Trooper Schultz of the MSP and Deputy Garvin of St. Clair County were stopping the vehicle and affecting the arrest of
Richard Moore, a 41 year old
man from Chesterfield.
Richard Moore was arraigned today in the 42-2 District Court (New Baltimore) on charges of UDAA (5 year felony) and DWLS 2nd Offense (1 year Misdemeanor).
He is currently being held in the Macomb County Jail on a $10,000.00 cash bond.
The Chesterfield Township Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for three separate Armed Robberies that occurred on November
15th, 16th, and 17th.
(The robbery on the 16th was in Clinton Township and we are currently working with their investigators)
- 11-15-11 @ 11:00pm / CHTP# 11-18776 (attempt on citizen in parking lot at Walmart / Hall Rd. & I-94)
- 11-16-11 @ 12:56am / Clinton Twp PD# 11-46765 (Walgreens clerk at 1045 S. Gratiot)
- 11-17-11 @ 10:31pm / CHTP# 11-18865 (7-11 clerk at 23 and Callens)
White Male, mid 20’s to mid 30’s, 5-8” to 5-10”, med build, with beard, wearing dark gray hooded sweatshirt, flat bill black b.b. cap, light blue jeans and black
Large nickel plated or chrome semi-auto handgun.
4dr., with a sunroof, described as “light” color.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Chesterfield Township Police Department at 586-949-2322
David John Williams was arrested last night (Mon. 11-7-11) in Detroit by Troy P.D.’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU).
He is currently being held at
the Chesterfield Township Police Department. He will be arraigned, via video, at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore at 11:00am and then lodged at the Macomb
On Wednesday October 26th at approximately 4:30pm, a 71 year old female from Richmond had her purse snatched from her hands as she entered her car in the parking
lot of the “Henry Ford Health
Clinic” located at 30795 23 Mile Road. She described her assailant as a white male, 35-45 years old, 5-8”, 160 pounds, clean shaven, with short brown hair. Descriptions
of the getaway vehicle
vary as either a gray or burgundy midsize vehicle with a possible partial plate of *** 4269.
We are currently following active leads and comparing this case with investigators from both Roseville and Warren PD’s, who have had similar purse snatchings.
We urge anyone with additional information to contact the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2450
Suspect: Steven Anthony Smith, 25 years old, resident of Mount Clemens.
After thorough review, and with toxicology reports now complete, the Macomb County Prosecutors office has charged Mr. Smith as follows:
- (2) Counts of: Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death (both 15 year felonies / presence of marijuana and controlled prescription medications in blood results)
- (1) Count of: Operating While License Suspended Causing Death (15 year felony)
- (1) Count of: Possession of Marijuana (1 year misdemeanor)
Mr. Smith surrendered himself for arraignment at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore on 9-20-11 and was granted a $10,000.00 personal bond. His Pre-Exam date
is scheduled for October
12th at 9:00am at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.
ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
Early Saturday morning (4-9-11 at 3:00am) Chesterfield Officers responded to a frantic 911 call at Sugarbush and Cotton Rd. in Chesterfield Township. The caller
stated that he stopped to assist
a woman that had drove her car into a ditch and that while he was attempting to tow her out, his vehicle slid down into the ditch, pinning the woman between the
Chesterfield Township Police and Fire units were able to separate the two vehicles and free the woman but she was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The woman was a 36 year old resident of Macomb Township. (family notifications in progress).
The caller and driver of the second vehicle was 24 year old resident of Clinton Township.
The investigation is ongoing and it is undetermined at this time if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident .
Jalen Raphael FELIX, b/m/19, of New Haven Mi.
Barron DUKES, b/m/18, of Harrison Twp. Mi.
Anthony Eric ANDERSON, b/m/18, of New Haven Mi.
On Monday night (9-5-11), at approximately 10:00pm, a 32 year old Clinton Twp. woman called 911 to report that she had just been robbed at gunpoint, by three black
males, after getting off
the bus at Cotton Rd. and Gratiot. The woman described the event to responding Chesterfield Twp. Officers stating that she exited the north bound Gratiot bus at
Cotton Rd. and began walking
east bound on Cotton Rd. As she was walking, she heard footsteps approaching her from behind. She stated she picked up her pace and attempted to call 911 on her
cell phone, but never had a
chance to send out the call as the three black males had caught up to her at a brisk pace. She stated that one of the suspects then asked her for a cigarette and
as she was nervously fumbling
through her purse, another suspect pressed a small handgun between her eyes and stated, “Give me the money too”. She stated she plead with the suspects not to shoot
her, disclosing she had
children. At that point the suspects pulled the purse from her shoulder, located the wallet inside, and fled on foot back towards Gratiot with her wallet.
Chesterfield twp. Officer Chris Swanson and his K-9 partner “Bulzi” began a track at the scene of the robbery. As “Bulzi” led Officers towards Gratiot and 23 Mile
Rd., Chesterfield Twp. Officer
Ryan McCoy confronted suspects Felix, Dukes, and Anderson at the south bound bus stop at 23 Mile Rd. and Gratiot. As Officer McCoy began speaking with the suspects,
Felix began reaching into
a backpack that was lying at his feet and would not comply with the Officers commands to set the backpack down. As Officer McCoy drew his weapon, suspect Felix
fled on foot with the backpack.
Officers temporarily lost Felix, but K-9 “Bulzi” was able to locate him hiding alongside the Chase Bank at 23 Mile Rd. and Gratiot. There Officers recovered the
backpack, property belonging
to the victim, and the .32 cal revolver (reported as stolen from St. Clair County) used in the robbery.
Today felony warrants were authorized for the trio by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office and they were arraigned (via video) at the 42-2 District Court in New
Charges and bonds:
- Jalen Raphael FELIX: Robbery Armed (up to Life), Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery (up to Life), Felony Firearm (2 mandatory), R & C Stolen Firearm (10 year) $250,000.00
- Barron DUKES: Robbery Armed (up to Life), Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery (up to Life), Felony Firearm (2 mandatory) $250,000.00 cash bond
- Anthony Eric Anderson: Robbery Unarmed (15year) $50,000.00 cash bond
Beginning Sunday August 28th, residents along Jefferson Ave and in adjacent neighborhoods, from Anchor to Sugarbush Road, began experiencing and reporting an unusually
high number of break-ins
to vehicles within their neighborhoods. Most reported that their vehicles were unlocked overnight and they woke to find GPS units, cameras, I-pods, phones, and
change missing. On Tuesday,
August 30th, residents in these same neighborhoods began calling 911 to report that their homes had just been broken into, certain that the break-ins had occurred
during the afternoon and
in broad daylight. A homeowner on Wand Dr. disclosed that during the break-in to his home, the suspects also stole his vehicle (a 2010 Jeep which was located a
short distance away / involved
in an accident / and left behind by suspects). Another resident on Sugarbush reported that she was inside her home when two white male suspects broke a window by
her front door, but fled on
foot when they realized she was indeed inside. As Chesterfield Officers were documenting the various Home Invasions, a resident from Jefferson called 911 to report
that he had just arrived
home and observed two white males fleeing from inside of his home, carrying his belongings. Officers converged on the area and Chesterfield Twp. Officer Duane VanAcker,
who was out on foot,
observed the suspects fleeing towards Patty St. where a Gray Chevy Blazer was parked and waiting for them. Officer VanAcker observed the suspects carrying suitcases
and backpacks and broadcast
this information to the additional responding officers. As the suspects were loading the stolen items into the Blazer, Chesterfield Officers closed in and made
the arrests without incident.
The thieves were identified as Ted Ohearn and Stephen Los. The driver of the Blazer was identified as Joanne Hubbard, the mother of Ted Ohearn.
Officer VanAcker, continuing the investigation after the arrest, went to the area where the trio resided together at an apartment complex on Jefferson. There he
located a witness that disclosed
that earlier in the day, Ohearn and Los pulled up to the apartment in a white Jeep (presumably the white Jeep taken in the Wand Home Invasion), and unload several
duffle bags and suitcases
into the apartment, and then leave again in the Jeep. Based on this information, Chesterfield Detectives prepared and executed a search warrant at the apartment.
Once inside, Detectives located
a cache of stolen property, including the property taken from the home on Wand and property reported stolen from other homes and vehicles within the last few days.
Warrants were authorized today for the trio today by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office and they were arraigned, via video, at the 42-2 District Court in New
Baltimore as follows: --Joanne
HUBBARD: Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property (5 yr. felony) $50,000.00 cash bond --Ted OHEARN: Home Invasion 1st degree (20 yr. felony), Concealing Stolen
Firearm (10 yr. felony), UDAA/Stolen
Vehicle (5yr. felony), R&C stolen property o/$1000.00 (5yr. felony), Home Invasion 2nd (15 yr. felony) $75,000.00 cash bond --Steven Los: Home Invasion 1st degree
(20 yr. felony), Concealing
Stolen Firearm (10 yr. felony), UDAA/Stolen Vehicle (5yr. felony), R&C stolen property o/$1000.00 (5yr. felony), Home Invasion 2nd (15 yr. felony) $50,000.00 cash
Anyone in the area that recently had property taken from their home or vehicle can call Detective Scott Blackwell directly at 586-949-3269 as we need assistance
in identifying a large amount
of unidentified property (I-pods, cell phones, laptops, jewelry, GPS units, etc……).
Chesterfield Twp. Police Detectives, investigating a recent rash of vehicle break-ins, received a tip that juveniles residing in the condominiums located near Donner
and Maurice (23 Mile /
I-94 area) may be responsible. Detectives generated a suspect and on Wednesday (July 13th) went to confront him at his home address on Bay Run North. Detectives
were met at the front door
by the mother of the 14 year old suspect where they apprised her of the nature of their investigation. The mother, who had answered the door stating, “what did
he do now?”, willingly escorted
Detectives to her sons room, advising that he was there with “friends”. Inside, Detectives made contact with the 14 year old suspect, along with (2) 15 year old
males, (1) from Harrison Twp.
and (1) from Clinton Twp. Strewn about the room was a cache of items known and reported to be stolen from vehicles in the area over the last 10 days (I-pods, DVD
players, cameras, cell phones,
GPS units, music CD’s, sun glasses, clothing, and even a Bible). The “trio” collectively confessed, with the mother present, that they had been entering vehicles
for the last week to 10 days
and stealing anything of value they could find. Detectives confiscated the stolen goods and the juveniles were detained, “booked” at the Chesterfield Police Department,
and then released to
parents pending the issuance of warrants/petitions.
Photographs of the majority of the confiscated property are attached and several victims have already come forward to ID their property. However, a small number
of items are not accounted
for and we urge anyone that was the victim of a vehicle break-in, within the last 10 days, in either the areas of 23 Mile Road and Gratiot (Hamlin Pug, MJR theater,
etc…) or 23 Mile Road and
Donner (Stonehenge Subdivision), to call either Detective Joseph Feld @586-949-4324 or Detective Scott Blackwell @586-949-3269.
***Reminder: With the exception of only one vehicle, all of these vehicles were unlocked and all of the stolen items were either visible from outside of the vehicle
or easily accessible once
inside via the unlocked doors***
***Suggestion (basics): To eliminate the odds of becoming a victim, you should always attempt to park in a well lit area, leave no valuables visible from the outside
of your vehicle (especially
GPS units, cell phones, and purses or wallets), lock anything of value, that cannot be taken with you, in your trunk, and most importantly, LOCK YOUR DOORS***
Suspect: Anessiah Lynn BUSH, b/f/32, former resident of Mount Clemens (Currently using the “Motor Inn” as her home address)
On Friday morning, at approximately 4:00am, Chesterfield Officers responded to 50900 Gratiot (“The Motor Inn”/ 23Mile Rd. and Gratiot) on a 911 call from the main
office reporting a stabbing.
Officers made contact with the victim, a 55 year old female, who was bleeding from the head and ear, and she advised officers that her dating partner (Anessiah
Bush) had become enraged during
an argument they were having inside their apartment. The victim stated suspect Bush splashed bleach in her face, forced her to the bed, and then began stabbing
her in the side of the head
with a kitchen knife. She managed to fight her way free and run to the main office to call 911. She advised officers that suspect Bush fled the apartment on foot
towards “K-Mart” and described
her as a black female, 5-7”, 160 pds., with long black hair, wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt. Chesterfield Officers set up a perimeter and attempted a K-9 track
with the assistance of a Macomb
County Sheriff K-9 unit, but were unable to locate suspect Bush.
The victim was subsequently treated at Mt. Clem. Regional Hosp. for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
At the time of the incident suspect Bush already had an outstanding Felony Warrant for her arrest for violating her probation on an unrelated “assault with dangerous
weapon” charge. A new
charge of “Assault With Intent to do Great Bodily Harm” (10 year Felony) was authorized today by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office and we are actively seeking
information as to her whereabouts.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Chesterfield Police Department at 586-949-2322. (**Anessiah Bush has an extensive criminal history and should be considered
armed and dangerous**)
The Chesterfield Township Police Department has been awarded $15,457.00 through an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which can be used
for Technology Improvements.
The department would like to utilize these funds to help cover a portion of the costs for the fire suppression system and battery backup upgrades that are to be
made in the IT and Radio Room
Projects. In order to obtain this money certain criteria must be met. One of the criteria is to make the proposal available to citizens so they can comment on how
the department proposes to
spend the grant money. One way to do this is to have the board open it up for public comment at a board meeting.
The BJA Grant will be proposed at the Township Board meeting on Tuesday July 5th, 2011 and it will be opened up for public for comment at that time. The deadline
for the grant application
is Thursday July 21st 2011.
On Wednesday morning (6-15-11) at approximately 4:55am, residents in the area of Mary and Gratiot began calling 911 stating that they observed 3 individuals breaking
into vehicles on their
street. As Chesterfield Officers responded, the callers advised that the suspects had fled the area on foot and entered a small red vehicle. Officers located the
vehicle, occupied by the three
suspects, behind the “Travis” restaurant on Gratiot (south of 21 Mile Rd.). During the initial contact with the suspects, Officers located a cache of stolen items
strewn about the vehicle
(I-pods, cell phones, purses/checkbooks, and GPS units). The suspects were arrested w/out incident. Officers were able to determine that several items had been
taken from surrounding communities
and notifications were made to those jurisdictions (Macomb County Sheriffs dept., and later Clinton Twp. PD).
A subsequent investigation by both Chesterfield and Macomb County Sheriff Detectives revealed the suspects spent the night traveling through random neighborhoods
and breaking into vehicles
in Macomb, Clinton Twp., and Chesterfield (21 mile/Garfield area, 24 Mile/Romeo Plank area, Heydenreich/Dunham area, and 21 Mile/Gratiot area). It was also determined
the suspects entered
the rear of an unlocked home in Macomb during the night, while the residents were sleeping, and stole several items from inside.
All three suspects were charged Thursday (In Chesterfield) with Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property (Over $1000.00) and Breaking and Entering a Vehicle and
arraigned in the 42-2 District
Court In New Baltimore (via video from Macomb County Jail. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Department obtained warrants today for the trio which included charges for
Home Invasion, Larceny from
Auto’s, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny from Auto. (we anticipate arraignment on those charges this afternoon)
Our Department is still in possession of several items that have not been accounted for / owner not known. Anyone missing property (from above areas / taken late
Tuesday night) can call Detective
Joseph Feld of the Chesterfield Police Department @ 586-949-4324.
Suspects: Elijah Roderick Hill , a 18 year old resident of Macomb
Deandre Deron SMITH, a 18 year old resident of Macomb
Mitchell Thomas HICKSON, 17 year old resident of Macomb
On Monday (6-13-11) at approximately 1:30pm, a 12 year boy from Chesterfield was riding his bicycle in front of Great Oaks elementary school (24 Mile Road and Sass
area) when he was approached
by two unknown white males driving a “maroon work van”. One of the occupants of the van asked the boy if he wanted to “get in and help him look for his dog”. The
boy ignored them and rode
his bicycle to the rear of the school where a group of friends had been waiting for him. The van turned around in the school parking lot and drove off west bound
on 24 Mile Road.
Vehicle described as: Maroon work van with the words “roofing” and “windows” on side.
Occupants described as: (2) white males in their twenties, one wearing a bright orange shirt
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the individual in the photograph is urged to call the Chesterfield Township Detective Bureau @ 586-949-2450
We are currently investigating a Home Invasion that occurred in Chesterfield Township during the month of May, 2011, in the area of Gratiot and Hickey Rd. We are
reaching out for citizens
assistance in identifying the “person of interest” pictured above (and in attachments). This individual may have been driving the small white passenger vehicle
in the accompanying photo.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the individual in the photograph is urged to call the Chesterfield Township Detective Bureau @ 586-949-2450 or
Detective Joseph Feld directly
Early Saturday morning (4-9-11 at 3:00am) Chesterfield Officers responded to a frantic 911 call at Sugarbush and Cotton Rd. in Chesterfield Township. The caller
stated that he stopped to assist
a woman that had drove her car into a ditch and that while he was attempting to tow her out, his vehicle slid down into the ditch, pinning the woman between the
Chesterfield Township Police and Fire units were able to separate the two vehicles and free the woman but she was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The woman was a 36 year old resident of Macomb Township. (family notifications in progress). The caller and driver of the second vehicle was 24 year old resident
of Clinton Township.
The investigation is ongoing and it is undetermined at this time if drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident .
The victim in this accident has been identified as: Debra Jo Gonzalez, a 36 year old female resident of Macomb Township.
We are not releasing the name of the other driver at this time, nor are we releasing the 911 call made by this driver. (The 911 tape/call is secured as evidence
at this time)
The determination of whether or not drugs or alcohol played a role in this accident will be pending toxicology reports
The investigation is on-going and we anticipate presenting the results of the investigation to the Macomb County Prosecutors, in the near future, for review and
possible criminal charges.
I will send out an update at that time.
On Thursday morning (3-24-11), at approximately 2:40am, several Chesterfield Township Officers responded to a 911 call of a suicidal man in the “Aspen Creek” apartment
complex (23 Mile Rd.
east of I-94). Upon arrival, Officers encountered a 56 year old Chesterfield Twp. man sitting on the kitchen floor of his apartment. The man had cut both of his
own wrists and was bleeding
profusely. As Officers approached the man and attempted to reason with and render aide to him, he raised a knife to his own throat and taunted the Officers, stating
“go ahead and kill me”.
Officer Michael Ogden, fearing that the man would further injure himself, deployed his Taser causing the man to drop the knife and fall back against his cupboards.
At the completion of the
Taser cycle the man again went for the knife. Officer Ogden again deployed the Taser disabling the man and this time affording Officers the opportunity to move
in and disarm him. Officers
gained control of the man and called in Medstar and Chesterfield fire units to administer first aide and transport to Mt. Clemons Regional Hospital.
This individual is currently recovering at Mt. Clemens Regional Hospital.
On Tuesday evening (March 8th), at approximately 10:30pm, members of the Chesterfield Police Departments Detective Bureau and Patrol unit executed a search warrant
at 50024 Degas, which is
located in the “Home Town Chesterfield” mobile home park (Fairchild south of 23 Mile rd.). The search warrant itself documented the fact that a wanted fugitive,
Christopher Norris, was currently
inside of the home and that it was probable that narcotics would be located inside of the residence. During entry into the home officers encountered 5 suspects
(1 of which fled down a hallway
and into a bathroom) and 2 dogs, both Pit Bulls. As officers gave verbal commands to the five occupants of the home, a Pit Bull, owned by Christopher Norris, charged
and attacked a Chesterfield
Detective, that was part of the entry team. The Pit Bull bit down on, and would not release his hold on the Detectives left forearm. The Detective ultimately fought
his way free of the bite
and the Pit Bull immediately charged a uniform Officer that fought the dog off with use of his Taser (which had minimal effect) and flashlight. The Pit Bull then
charged a second Detective
in the homes kitchen, where the Detective fired his handgun at the dog, striking the dog and causing him to retreat. Officers were ultimately able to gain control
of both Pit Bulls using dog
sticks and animal control was called to the scene to remove them.
The injured Detective received first aid from his fellow officers to stop the bleeding to his arm and was then conveyed to Mt. Clemens Regional Med Cent., where
he was treated for the bite
wounds. He was released during the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 9th, and is currently at home recovering.
We (Detectives/Officers) ultimately arrested Christopher Norris, the wanted person named in the search warrant, and seized a cache of weapons and marijuana from
the home. Five persons in all
were arrested and charged and arraigned as follows:
, a 23 yr. old resident, of Chesterfield MI : Operating a Drug House (2yr.), Poss. Of Marijuana (1yr.), Purchase Pistol w/out
License (90 day) $25,000 bond
, a 21 yr. old resident of Chesterfield MI : Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle (5yr. felony), Possession of Marijuana (1yr.)
, a 23 yr. old resident of Chesterfield MI : Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle (5yr. felony), Possession of Marijuana (1yr.)
, a 19 yr. old resident of Detroit MI : Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle (5yr. felony), Possession of Marijuana (1yr.) $15,000
, a 19 yr. old resident of Chesterfield MI : Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle (5yr. felony), Possession of Marijuana (1yr.)
Brett Mitchell Schneider
, a 22 yr. old resident of Clinton Township (committed robbery
Joseph Salvatore Bonanno
, a 21 yr. old resident of Clinton Township (“get-away” driver
On Friday evening (1-21-11), at approximately 9:45pm, the cashier of the Seven-Eleven store (located at 24 Mile Road and Gratiot) called 911 to report that she
had just been robbed. She described
the perpetrator, stating that he entered the store alone, shoved a yellow plastic bag into her face, and demanded she empty the cash from the register into the
bag. She stated she complied
and he then fled out of the front doors, on foot, in an unknown direction. As Chesterfield patrol units responded to the robbery, Officer Chris Delor observed a
2004 Maroon Dodge Intrepid,
occupied by two males, traveling westbound on 24 Mile Road from the direction of the 7-11. The Intrepid drove through the stop sign on 24 Mile Road and turned south
bound onto Chesterfield
Road. As the vehicle turned into the “Autumn Lake” subdivision, Officer Delor activated his lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The suspects refused
to stop and began fleeing
through the subdivision. Losing control several times on the ice and snow, the suspects ultimately crashed into a mailbox near the intersection of Silent Ridge
and Harvest. Multiple Chesterfield
patrol units responded to the scene and assisted Officer Delor in taking both suspects into custody without further incident. Inside
of the vehicle officers located the yellow plastic and cash taken from
the 7-11. Officers also seized
a small amount of suspected cocaine and marijuana from within the vehicle.
During the subsequent investigation and via statements made by the suspects, it was learned that they are both self described heroin addicts.
Both suspects were charged and arraigned today at the 42-2 district court (via video) in New Baltimore. Charges and bonds as follows:
Brett Mitchell Schneider: Robbery-Unarmed (15 year Felony) Possession Cocaine (4 year Felony)………$100,000.00
Joseph Salvatore Bonanno: Robbery-Unarmed (15 year Felony) Possession Cocaine (4 year Felony)
Fleeing and Eluding
(5 year Felony) Suspended License (93 day Misdemeanor)…..$50,000.00 %10 w/tether
Glen Brockett age 63 was charged in the deaths of Raymond and Sylvia Novelly on August 11, 2010 as a result of a two car accident which on August 6, 2010. Mr. Brockett
passed away early this
morning due to complication from drug interaction.
Any questions should be directed to Detective James Gates at 586 949 3304.
The Chesterfield Police Department is investigating an armed robbery where a resident at a local motel was forced into his room at knifepoint and relieved of his
cash. The police department
is trying to identify the suspect in the attached composite sketch.
If anyone has any information leading to the identity of a possible suspect please call Detective Blackwell at 586 949 3269.
(4) Arrested for vehicle break-in spree
SUSPECTS (Mugs Attached):
William Marshall, 18 yrs. old, Chesterfield resident.
Teddy Ohearn, 17 yrs. old, Chesterfield resident.
Nigel Berry, 18 yrs. old, Chesterfield resident.
Dean Mroz, 18 yrs. old, Chesterfield resident.
During the early morning hours (4:30am-5:30am) of Tuesday June 15th, Chesterfield Twp. midnight shift patrol officers made arrests at two separate locations ending
a 2-day rash of vehicle
break-ins in Chesterfield Twp. Both arrests stemmed from citizens calling 911 to report that suspicious persons, carrying backpacks, were afoot in their respective
were able to locate the suspects in both neighborhoods (some of which attempted to hide in nearby yards at the sight of approaching marked patrol units) and the
officers immediately observed
that the suspects were in possession of a cache, of presumably, stolen electronic equipment and other items commonly taken by thieves during vehicle break-ins.
The items included: radar detectors,
GPS navigation systems, cell phones, lap-top computers, charging cords, wallets, and change…. The suspects were arrested and the stolen property was seized at both
locations without incident.
During interviews with the suspects Detectives were able to establish that these individuals, although arrested miles apart, had been "working" together
over the last couple nights
and were responsible for up to as many as (20) vehicle break-ins. Neighborhoods targeted included subdivisions in the Cotton Rd. and I-94 area, and the Sass Rd.
and 23 Mile Rd. area.
Warrants were presented to and authorized by the Macomb County Prosecutors office today. The (4) suspects were charged with (13) Felony counts and (4) misdemeanors
charges for "Larceny from Auto—5yr. Felony" --- "Possession of a stolen Financial Transaction Device—4yr. Felony" and "Breaking and Entering
a Motor Vehicle—93 day
Misd.". We anticipate a video arraignment at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore this afternoon.
We still have a small amount of property from the arrests that is not accounted for and are urging any local resident who believes they may have been a victim of
a vehicle break-in to contact Detective Brian Dowell at 949-3375.
: Jemerris Dyonne LOPER, b/m/31 yrs old, of Chesterfield Twp.
On Friday, 5-14-10, at approximately 11:30am, Chesterfield Officers responded to a 911 call of Domestic Violence in the “Aspen Creek” apartment complex. The caller
stated that her live-in
boyfriend had just struck her in the head with a pistol. Upon arrival, officers spotted Mr. Loper in the hallway of the apartment. Mr. Loper refused to comply with
officers and fled into his
second story apartment. As officers gave chase, Mr. Loper dove/crashed through a closed double pane window of the apartments second story bedroom and fled across
the parking lot. Chesterfield
Officers, along with MSP and Macomb County units+ K-9 set up a perimeter and searched for Mr. Loper but were unsuccessful in locating him.
Mr. Loper had entered a guilty plea for Domestic Violence on 5-3-10 in 42-2 for a previous assault against the same caller/victim/female.
Today a new warrant for “Assault with a dangerous Weapon” (4 year felony) was authorized for Mr. Loper and his whereabouts are still unknown.
Lemontrael Jason Coleman
The Chesterfield Police Department is currently investigating a Homicide that occurred inside of a mobile home on Jamestown St. in Chesterfield Township. The victim,
a 29 year old male from
Sterling Heights, was located inside of the residence with an undisclosed source of trauma to the upper body.
We currently have a "person of interest" and are actively searching for the whereabouts of 1: Lemontrael Jason Coleman, a 32 year old black male, that
resides at the Jamestown address.
Lemontrael Coleman is currently wanted on an unrelated Felony Warrant out of Port Huron for Assault and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Update: Lemontrael Coleman turned himself in at the Chesterfield Police Department at approximately 11:30pm.
Update: After review by the Macomb County Prosecutors Office, Lemontrael Coleman has been charged with:
Child Abuse 2nd Degree: (4yr. Felony) --- No charges related to "Homicide" were authorized. The prosecutor’s office has requested that questions related
to the decision on charges
be directed to the Macomb County Prosecutors Office.
Mr. Coleman was arraigned today, via video, at 42-2 in New Baltimore. His bond was set at $20,000 cash surety.
CSC Suspect Arrest & Arraignment
Lamont Charles Wilson, B/M, 19years old, of Detroit Michigan
Criminal Sexual Conduct-First Degree / Felony: 25 Year Minimum to Life
Charges stem from early March where Mr. Wilson was a guest at a Chesterfield residence. During his stay at this residence, Mr. Wilson sexually assaulted the family’s
nine year old daughter.
The disclosure of the assault was made weeks later. Chesterfield Detectives secured an arrest warrant for Mr. Wilson and summoned the assistance of the DPD Violent
Crimes Task Force to locate
Mr. Wilson, who apparently called several different locations home, in Detroit. A timely arrest was made by the Violent Crimes Unit and DPD Eastern District Special
Ops. members at a home
on Fairport St. in Detroit.
Mr. Wilson was arraigned today in the 42-2 District Ct. in New Baltimore. His bond was set at $50,000 cash with Preliminary Exam. set for April 8th at 9:00am.
Bank Robbery Arrest
Keith Edward Wagner, a 35 year old resident of Algonac Mi.
Bank Robbery (A Felony punishable by Life or any term of years)
Mr. Wagner was arraigned this afternoon in the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore (Via video / Macomb County Jail) on one count of Bank Robbery. His bond was
set at $100,000 cash and his
preliminary examination is set for 3-15-10 at 1:30pm.
On Wednesday, March 3rd, at approximately 12:45pm, the Chesterfield Township Police Department responded to a "hold-up" alarm at the "First State
Bank" located at 53950
Gratiot. Upon arrival, bank employees confirmed that they had just been robbed by a lone white male that had just fled south from the bank on foot. They described
the suspect as 25-30 yrs.
old, 5-10", 150lbs., wearing a camouflage ski mask, gloves, and a grey "hoody" sweatshirt. A perimeter was established and nearby L’anse Creuse Middle
School East was notified
of the situation. A Macomb County K-9 unit was summoned and the dog track led officers to believe that the suspect had fled in a vehicle he had waiting nearby.
Acting on a previous tip and based on the suspect’s description, Detectives made "The Willows" apartment complex located near I-94 and Cotton Road. Officers
determined that the suspect
was inside a targeted apartment where he stayed from time to time with his girlfriend. Initially the suspect refused to open the door and moved franticly about
the inside. Ultimately, after
conversation through the closed door with Detectives, the suspect agreed to speak with officers and exited the apartment. A search warrant was subsequently obtained
for the apartment and officers
located a large amount of cash hidden in the apartment’s attic and clothing worn during the robbery was located in the apartment and in a dumpster adjacent to the
apartment. The suspect adamantly
denied involvement in the bank robbery while being taken from the scene.
During a custodial interview, and after being confronted with the evidence against him, the suspect confessed, in detail, to the robbery.
Detectives noted similarities, in the suspect’s M.O. and his appearance, with an unsolved bank robbery from Ira Twp. back in December of 2008. Chesterfield Detectives
summoned members of the
St. Clair County Major Crimes Unit who responded to the station with their robbery case. The suspect ultimately confessed to members of the St. Clair County Major
Crimes Unit that he indeed
had committed their bank robbery also, back in 2008.
Our Department is currently presenting the Bank Robbery case to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s office and we expect to have the suspect arraigned in the 42-2 District
Court in New Baltimore
this afternoon. I will forward name and booking photo after the arraignment.
Home Invasion Arrests
Gregory Michael Haigh, 21 years old, of Chesterfield Township.
James Michael Matthews, 21 years old, of Chesterfield Township
Throughout the months of late September, October, and November we began experiencing an unusually high number of Home Invasions throughout the Township. (approximately
15 compared to a normal
2 or 3). They were predominantly while the residents were not home but evolved into burglaries where the suspect and homeowners confronted each other inside the
home. We compiled a list of
likely and possible suspects, but were unable to implicate or make arrests as the burglaries progressed.
On November 30th, at approximately 1:45pm, the burglaries came to a head when a female resident of the 50000 block of Bellaire St. came home to find that things
in her home appeared out of
place. She went upstairs to her bedroom and it was evident that someone had just burglarized her home. There was an undisclosed amount of money and her husband’s
handgun missing from a small
safe. As she called 911 to report the burglary, she began walking downstairs while talking to the dispatcher. To her surprise, she then observed an unknown male
at the bottom of her stairway
looking up at her. The suspect fled out of the back door of her home as she described the happenings to the 911 dispatcher.
Despite multiple units, including a Border Patrol helicopter and a Macomb County K-9 unit, searching the wooded area behind the home, the suspect/s made good their
escape. During the K-9 track
a shotgun, that was taken from the homes basement, was recovered, but no suspects to be found.
The investigation intensified and Chesterfield Detectives compiled evidence and witnesses linking Mr. Matthews and Mr. Haigh to the burglaries. On Friday night
(12-4-09) Mr. Haigh was located
and arrested at a small hotel on Gratiot at 22 Mile Rd. On 12-5-09 Mr. Matthews was arrested at an address on Vinecrest in Chesterfield Township. Both men, after
their arrest, described themselves
as battling heroin addicts.
Matthews and Haigh were both arraigned (42-2 district court) on Monday (12-7-09) on multiple Home Invasion (Including the Bellaire incident) and weapons charges.
They are both in the Macomb
County Jail on $40,000 cash bonds.
Home Invasion II (15yr.), Home Invasion I (20yr.), Home Invasion I (20yr.), Felony Firearm (2 mandatory), Larceny Firearm (5yr.),
Larceny Firearm (5yr.), Felon
in possession of firearm (5yr.).
Home Invasion I (20yr.), Home Invasion I (20yr.), Felony Firearm (2 mandatory), Larceny Firearm (5yr.), Larceny Firearm (5yr.)
The investigation is ongoing and information can be forwarded to Chesterfield Detectives at 586-949-3368
A 19 year old female from Fair Haven reported that on Thursday morning July 9th, at approximately 2:00am, while she was walking home from a friend’s apartment,
she was approached by an unknown
male in front of the closed "T J Max" store on Waterside Dr (23 Mile and I-94 area). The female victim reported that after she ignored the man’s request
to borrow a lighter, he struck
her in the face and drug her to a nearby wooded area where he forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The suspect ultimately then left on foot towards
the 23 Mile and Gratiot
The woman described the man as a white male in his 30’s, 5-11" to 6-2", weighing approximately 200 pounds, and having dark hair with long sideburns. She
said he was wearing gray
We urge anyone with information to call the Chesterfield Police Department @ 586-949-2322
or Crime Stoppers of Michigan @ 1-800-Speak-Up
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Many have asked for a heads-up
The Macomb County Prosecutors Office has reviewed our case and authorized a 1st Degree Murder warrant. The Detective in charge of the case is on his way the 42-2
District Court in New Baltimore
to have it signed by the judge. I assume the suspect will be arraigned via video shortly thereafter.
I will forward name, charges, and booking photo after the arraignment.
Suspect: Leonart NAZARKO, w/m, 41 years old, of Chesterfield Township Mi.
Victim: Andoneta NAZARKO, w/f, 41 years old, of Chesterfield Township Mi.
Leonart Nazarko has been charged with 1st Degree Murder. He was arraigned this afternoon in the 42-2 District court in New Baltimore (via video link to Macomb County
Jail) by the Honorable
Judge William Hackel III. He is being held at the Macomb County on a $1,000,000 cash bond. His next court date (pre-exam.) is December 14th @ 1:30pm (42-2 District).
The 911 recordings are sealed as evidence, and at the direction of the prosecutor’s office, will not be released at this time.
Suspect: James David McBride, w/m/51 yrs. Old, of East China Michigan.
Business: "Gold Rush Jewelry Brokers" located at 30358 23 Mile Rd., Chesterfield Mi.
On Thursday 12-3-09, during an undercover operation, Mr. McBride was arrested and charged for the 3rd time in less than two months after purchasing gold from an
undercover officer, while having
not yet obtained a valid certificate of registration as mandated in the Precious Metal Act. After the arrest, Chesterfield Township Detectives secured and ultimately
executed a search warrant
on the business, seizing additional precious metals that were believed to have purchased by Mr. McBride illegally, along with suspected cash proceeds from these
Mr. McBride was charged with "Precious Gem and Metal Dealer Act-Doing Business without Registraton" ( 2yr. Felony) and is currently lodged in the Macomb
County Jail on a $5000 cash
bond after being arraigned today in the 42-2 district court in New Baltimore.
Sexual Assault and Suspect Composite Sketch
Need assistance identifying retail theft suspect
Suspect: White Male, 5-9"–5-10", 250-300pds, brush cut brn. hair, with the word "LOOK" tattoo’d on the back of his head (the O’s in "LOOK"
were fashioned to resemble
eye’s). The suspect was wearing a white zip-up "hoody" sweatshirt with blue jeans and tennis shoes.
On Thursday November 19th at 2:45pm the suspect entered the JC Penny located at 23 Mile and I-94 in Chesterfield Township. He was observed by security concealing
over $500 worth of Detroit
Red Wings jersey’s underneath his clothing and exiting the store. When confronted in the parking by store employee’s, he fled on foot towards I-94 and made good
his escape. Responding Officers
were unable to locate the suspect.
We are hoping that the suspects unique tattoo will assist in disclosing his identity. Information can be directed to Detective James Gates at 586-949-3304.
Surveillance still photo’s are attached (They do not depict tattoo).
We urge anyone with information to call the Chesterfield Police Department @ 586-949-2322
or Crime Stoppers of Michigan @ 1-800-Speak-Up
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