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10/24/2014 - GENISYS Credit Union Robbery Suspect Arrested

Genesys Credit Union Robbery Suspect 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.



6/19/2014 - Armed Robbery at 7-11 Store

Chesterfield 7-11 Robbery Suspect SUSPECT: 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).

LOCATION: 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.

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5/19/2014 - The Chesterfield Township Police Department is seeking volunteers to participate in the formation of a “Calls For Service (CFS) Committee”.

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 cfscommittee@chesterfieldpolice.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



5/19/2014 - Chesterfield Police awarded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)

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.



5/14/2014 - (3) Arrested For Cell Phone Store Break-In

Jordan Cates ARRESTED
  • 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****

LOCATION
  • “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 Kevin Powell“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 withMarcus Bowman 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.



5/2/2014 - Smart Bus Driver Assaulted with Box Cutter

SUSPECT: 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.

WEAPON: 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



4/11/2014 - Parole Absconder Arrested After Burglary and Pursuit

Ryan Leavitt ARRESTED: 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.

3/21/2014 - Woman arrested after shooting ex-boyfriend's car

Jessica Vanover SUSPECT: 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)


3/10/2014 - UPDATE: Suspect Identified Stealing Handgun

Kevin Todd GilbertSUSPECT: 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.

2/28/2014 - Need Help Identifying Man Stealing Handguns

SUSPECT Kevin Todd Gilbert
  • 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. Kevin Todd Gilbert

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.

2/24/2014 - Man arrested for un-armed robbery at Chesterfield Meijer

SUSPECTFrank Rossi
  • 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.

12/05/2013 - Arrested for Assault and Vehicle Break-Ins

ARRESTEDAARON BURNETTE-DAHL
  • 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 aMICHAEL MORETTO 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.

12/03/2013 - Hit and Run Accident

SUSPECT: 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.


11/25/2013 - UPDATE: Attempted Robbery/Spiderman Arrest

ARRESTEDCHRISTOPHER CHAPMAN
  • 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**





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11/22/2013 - UPDATE: Attempted Robbery / Spiderman Disguise

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).


11/22/2013 - Attempted Robbery / Spiderman Disguise

SUSPECT: 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


10/25/2013 - Purse Snatchers Arrested

ARRESTEDGUY PETERSON
  • Guy Peterson, a 20 year old black male from Eastpointe.
  • Tyrel Green, a 22 year old black male from Chesterfield.

LOCATION OF ROBBERY
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 TYRELGREENand 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.

09/27/2013 - Pizza Guy Robbed At GunPoint

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.

09/12/2013 - "Tobacco Barn" Burglary

SUSPECTS: (1) Heavy set black male with a goatee and (3) unknown Tobacco Barnapparent males with hoods and hats covering their faces.

VEHICLE: 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**Tobacco Barn

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.

09/03/2013 - Chesterfield CVS Robbed / Suspects Arrested

SUSPECTS:ANTOINE BURTON
  • 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

SUSPECT VEHICLE: 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 theCHRISTOPHER ROBBINS 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 JOSEPH THOMPSON“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.







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06/17/2013 - Public Comments Regarding Proposed BJA Grant

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.

06/05/2013 - Fatal Motorcycle Accident UPDATE

ARRESTED: Gerald Lee Belcher, 64 years old, of Chesterfield Twp. Mi. GERALD BELCHER

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.

06/03/2013 - Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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.

04/24/2013 - Drunk Driver Arrested for **10th** Time

SUSPECT: Dennis THOEL, a 66 year old male from Macomb Township MI. Dennis Thoel

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.

04/11/2013 - UPDATE: Critical Pedestrian Accident

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.

04/10/2013 - Busy Weekend For Chesterfield Police

Casey O'Connor MARTEZE STEWART MARQUISE STEWART SEAN GRIMSLEY
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.

04/07/2013 - UPDATE: Wanted/Dangerous Suspect Captured

JONATHAN ELBERS

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.

04/05/2013 - Wanted/Dangerous Suspect

JONATHAN ELBERS

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.

02/20/2013 - Jewelery Store Burglary

Georgio's Jewelers


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.

02/19/2013 - Woman Has Purse Snatched at "Meijer" + Arrests

JONATHON BOLOTTA Vanessa Sexton
Suspect:
  • 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.

12/06/12 - Update/Arrest: Armed Robbery / Speedway Gas Station

Shaun Fielhauer
Suspect:
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.

11/26/12 - Armed Robbery / Speedway Gas Station

Armed Robbery / Speedway Gas Station
Suspect:
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

11/20/12 - Armed Robbery Suspect

Armed Robbery Suspect
Suspect:
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

11/07/12 - Purse Snatcher Arrested

Andrew Oland
Suspect:
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.

10/30/12 - Burglar is next door neighbor

Dennis Doan
Suspects:
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.

10/28/12 - Man arrested for Armed Robbery

Alontez Willis
Suspects:
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.

10/23/12 - Fatal pedestrian accident on I-94

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.

10/14/12 - Fatal Accident

(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.

10/03/12 - UPDATE: Woman Robbed At Kohls

Marvin Lee Hopkins

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 incident.

10/03/12 - UPDATE: Woman Robbed At Kohls

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 Department.

09/27/12 - Woman Robbed At Kohls

Suspect:
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.

09/18/12 - C.O.M.E.T. Raids Chesterfield Marijuana Growing Operation

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 operation.

An adult male was arrested in the home at the time and his identity is not being released pending charges and further investigation.

09/17/12 - Motorcycle Crash / Man in critical condition:UPDATE

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.

09/13/12 - Motorcycle Crash / Man in critical condition

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.

08/22/12 - Pizza "delivery girl" assaulted / man arrested

Coreal Quinn Coreal Quinn
Suspects:
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.

08/20/12 - "Best Buy" thieves arrested in Chesterfield

Lamont Gunn Shawn Smith Tyrone Clark
Suspects:
•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.

08/05/12 - Bullet strikes Chesterfield home

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

07/24/12 - "Cable Guy" steals family's jewelry

Lequentin Ahmad Randolph Lequentin Ahmad Randolph
Suspect: 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 couple’s bedroom.

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.

07/24/12 - Armed Robbery / 2nd Arrest

TRAVISB LUBAUGH Michael Zech
Suspect: 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.

07/23/12 - Armed Robbery: UPDATE

Steven Champine

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.

07/20/12 - Armed Robbery: UPDATE

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.

07/14/12 - Armed Robbery

Dry Cleaning HQ
Location: 47103 Gratiot (N.W. Corner Gratiot/21 Mile Rd.) “H. Q. Dry Cleaners”

Suspect: 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” colored handgun.

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.

07/13/12 - Armed Robbery suspect: UPDATE

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Suspect: 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)

07/03/12 - K2 Compliance

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 drugs.

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

06/14/12 - UPDATE: Stranger Danger

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.

06/13/12 - Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger
Suspect: Described as a white male, 60-70 years old, with gray hair and a long “scruffy” gray beard.

Vehicle: 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

05/21/12 - Roseville man arrested AGAIN for breaking into cars in Chesterfield

Matthew Desmarais David White
Suspect:
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 County Jail.

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.

05/20/12 - Blue Dog Party Store Burglar Busted By Bulzi

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Suspect: Charles George Peters, w/m/20 years old, of Chesterfield Township.
Location: “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.

05/19/12 - Man Arrested, 7th Drinking/Driving Offense

Ronald Ritchie
Suspect: 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.

05/14/12 - Drunk Driver Arrest

Jeffrey James Long
Suspect: 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 2009.

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

05/01/12 - Fatal Accident

Victim: 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.

04/26/12 - Jewelry Store Burglary

Jewelry Store Burglary
LOCATION: “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.

03/26/12 - Bank Robbery and Arrests

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BANK: “Genisys” Credit Union at 49692 Gratiot, Chesterfield Township.
ARRESTED: Michael Alan BOSHELL, w/m/41, of Chesterfield Township.
ARRESTED: 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 time.


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 County Jail.

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 bond.


We anticipate a video arraignment this afternoon at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore.

02/03/12 - Armed Robbery Suspect UPDATE

Armed Robbery Suspect UPDATE

IN CUSTODY

SUSPECT: Roland Lee MOORE JR., w/m, 12-01-76.


02/02/12 - Armed Robbery Suspect / Parole Absconder

Armed Robbery Suspect
SUSPECT:

Roland Lee MOORE JR.
w/m
12-01-76
6’-0”
240 lbs.
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.

01/31/12 - Man Arrested for Gun and Drug Charges

Kevin Andre Jude
Suspect: 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 compartment area.

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.

01/30/12 - Woman’s cell phone leads Police to her stolen car.

 Richard Kevin Moore
Suspect: 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.

11/22/11 - Armed Robbery Suspect

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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)

Armed Robberies:

  • 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)

Suspect:
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 shoes.

ARMED WITH: Large nickel plated or chrome semi-auto handgun.

Vehicle: 4dr., with a sunroof, described as “light” color.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Chesterfield Township Police Department at 586-949-2322

11/08/11 - UPDATE/ARREST, Purse Snatching Suspect

David John Williams

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 County Jail.

11/03/11 - Purse Snatching Suspect

Purse Snatching Suspect

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

09/28/11 - UPDATE: Fatal Accident

UPDATE:

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 two vehicles.

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 .

09/06/11 - Woman Robbed At Gunpoint While Exiting Bus - 3 Arrested

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ARRESTED:
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 Baltimore.

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 cash bond
  • 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

08/31/11 - Mother, Son & Roomate Arrested for Home Invasions / Vehicle Break-ins

Joanne Hubbard Ted O'Hearn Steven Los

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 bond

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……).

07/14/11 - Juveniles Responsible for rash of vehicle break-ins

Stolen Property Stolen Property

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***

07/08/11 - Stabbing Suspect / Wanted Person

Anessiah Lynn BUSH 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**)

06/28/11 - Public Comments Regarding Proposed BJA Grant

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.

06/17/11 - 3 arrested after spree of break-ins

Elijah Roderick Hill Deandre Deron SMITH Mitchell Thomas HICKSON

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

06/16/11 - Suspicious Vehicle / Asking Child to Help Look for Dog

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

06/01/11 - Person of Interest / Home Invasion

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 @ 586-949-4324

 

04/09/11 - Fatal Accident

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 two vehicles.

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 .

UPDATE

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.

03/24/11 - Officers use Taser to disarm suicidal man

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.

03/10/11 - Officers Attacked by Pit Bull During Search Warrant

Christopher Norris Derek Hasty Robert Moore Jvon Pwoers Joseph Cosico seizure

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:

Christopher NORRIS, 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
Derek HASTY, a 21 yr. old resident of Chesterfield MI : Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle (5yr. felony), Possession of Marijuana (1yr.) $15,000 bond
Robert MOORE, a 23 yr. old resident of Chesterfield MI : Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle (5yr. felony), Possession of Marijuana (1yr.) $15,000 bond
Jvon POWERS, a 19 yr. old resident of Detroit MI : Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle (5yr. felony), Possession of Marijuana (1yr.) $15,000 bond
Joseph COSIO, a 19 yr. old resident of Chesterfield MI : Possession of Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle (5yr. felony), Possession of Marijuana (1yr.) $15,000 bond

01/24/11 - 7-11 Robbery



ARRESTED:
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 cash bond
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



08/26/10 - Glen Willard Brockett



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.



08/25/10 - Armed Robbery



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.



06/16/10 - (4) Arrested for vehicle break-in spree

(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 neighborhoods. Officers 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 collectively, including 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.



05/18/10 - Assault/Wanted Person

Assault/Wanted Person

Suspect: : 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.



05/05/10 - Homicide

Homicide

Suspect: 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.



03/30/10 - CSC Suspect Arrest & Arraignment

CSC Suspect Arrest & Arraignment

Suspect:Lamont Charles Wilson, B/M, 19years old, of Detroit Michigan
Charge: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.

03/04/10 - Bank Robbery Arrest

Bank Robbery Arrest

Suspect: Keith Edward Wagner, a 35 year old resident of Algonac Mi.
Charge: 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.

12/10/09 - Home Invasion Arrests

Home Invasion Arrests

SUSPECTS:
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.

WARRANTS:
James Matthews: 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.).

Gregory Haigh: 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

12/07/09 - Fatal Stabbing - Suspect Arraigned




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 intersection.

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 jogging pants.


We urge anyone with information to call the Chesterfield Police Department @ 586-949-2322 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan @ 1-800-Speak-Up
LAST SEEN IN THE AREA OF 23 MILE AND GRATIOT (WATERSIDE DR) EARLY A.M. THURSDAY 7/9/09

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.


UPDATE

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.

12/04/09 - Cash For Gold Arrest


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 sales.



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.

11/19/09 - Need assistance identifying retail theft suspect


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
LAST SEEN IN THE AREA OF 23 MILE AND GRATIOT (WATERSIDE DR) EARLY A.M. THURSDAY 7/9/09