Friday, May 17, 2013
Jessce Lincon Stearn could face a murder charge for the shooting death of Charles Robert Kimball.
Updated at 11:45 a.m. Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt confirmed that he has filed new charges in the shooting death of Charles Kimball. "Based on new evidence, Jessce Lincon Stearn has been charged with Open Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony," a press release from the prosecutor's office stated. "The murder charge carries with it a maximum sentence of life in prison and the weapons charge requires a mandatory two year prison sentence." Posted at 8:30 a.m. Jessce Lincon Stearn, the Brighton man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and felony firearms in connection with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Charles Robert Kimball, could be facing a new charge of murder in Livingston County …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police say Livingston County residents should be careful when approached by solicitors.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is reminding county residents to be careful when dealing with people offering solitation services and warning against potential scam situatuions. On May 6, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint from an elderly Putnam resident of a fraudulent driveway seal coating company operating in the area. The woman told police that a man had approached offering to seal her driveway for $9,400 and also offered her a warrenty and told her he would start immediately, according to a press release from the sheriff's department. Police say the driveway was coated with a thin black substance inconsistent with seal coat material which didn't seal any driveway cracks. And after seeing the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
David Kenneth Rentsch is also accused of robbing two 7-Eleven stores and a BP Gas Station in March.
David Kenneth Rentsch, the Brighton man charged in connection to several armed robberies in March, was bound over to circuit court for trial in the 7-11 robbery on May 8, according to WHMI. Rentsch is also accused of robbing two 7-Eleven stores and a BP Gas Station in March. Rentsch is charged with armed robbery as a 4th time habitual offender, according to WHMI and had already been bound over in the BP robbery, for which he is scheduled for trial on Monday for the same charges. According to a previous report, a trial date of May 13 had been set if a plea agreement could be reached during a settlement conference that was scheduled for May 10. Details about the suspect's capture were not released, but according to a previous report from the…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
An accident in Fowlerville involving four cars sends three people to hospital for injuries.
A multi-vehicle car crash in Fowlerville sent three people to the hospital on Wednesday morning. The accident occured at approximately 9:45 a.m. on westbound I-96 as traffic started to slow down due to construction, according to a report from the Michigan State Police. Police say a 43-year-old Milford woman, who was attempting to change lanes, rear-ended a 64-year-old Brighton man. The impact of the crash forced her vehicle into the right lane, hitting the car of a 42-year-old Detroit man, according to the report. The vehicle driven by the Brighton man veered to the left, according to the report, colliding with a car driven by a 23-year-old woman from East Lansing. The Brighton man, along with the Milford woman and her 41-year-old female …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Kim Warren, principal of Deerfield Elementary in Novi, was arrested on April 8 under the suspicion of being intoxicated on school grounds.
Kim Warren, the Brighton resident and Novi elementary school principal who was arrested under the suspicion of being intoxicated on school grounds, has been charged with so-called “super-drunk” charges, according to the Oakland Press. The 44-year-old Deerfield Elementary principal was suspended from her position after being arrested by Novi Police on April 8 and according to WXYZ, Warren’s results from two breathalyzer tests registered at .21 and then .20, more than twice the legal limit. Novi Police also reportedly found open intoxicants in her vehicle during her arrest on April 8, according to the Oakland Press. Novi Superintendent Dr. Steve Matthews said Warren was at school the morning of April 8 and then went out to lunch. Police …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Catherine Giess sustained injuries from the accident and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital.
A Brighton woman was transported to the hospital on Monday morning after her car struck a guard rail on I-96, according to a release from the Michigan State Police- Brighton Post. Police say at approximately 10:25 a.m., Catherine Giess was driving westbound on I-96 in the center lane when the vehicle began to drift to the right, exiting the roadway and striking the guardrail. Giess sustained injuries from the crash and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Howell, according to the report. Police say the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Friday, April 26, 2013
On April 27, local police departments will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous.
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Friday, April 26
On April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Livingston County law enforcement agencies will team with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A couple is suspected of stealing more than $500 worth of baby formula from the Hartland Walmart, according to a police report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. On April 13, police say a loss prevention officer for the store contacted police after reviewing security footage showing the suspects concealing cans of formula in a blue tote bag and placing them in a shopping cart. The suspects then separated, exited the store at different times and met up in the store parking lot where they loaded the items into a vehicle, according to the report. The Walmart employee was able to determine that 26 cans of Enfamil baby formula were taken from the store with the help of electronic records and security footage, according to the …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
No injuries were reported.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Seven people from the Brighton area were signed up to run the famous race, which was rocked by two explosions about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line.
Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon had people carrying bloody spectators into the medical tent set up for runners, according to a report on Back Bay Patch. Reuters is reporting there are no indication how many people are injured, according to a story on the Chicago Tribune website, which also said the explosions happened as people were cheering on those still completing the race. Seven people from the Brighton area were registered to run in the marathon, according to the Boston Athletic Assiciation website. NBC News reported fire engines, police and emergency medical personnel were headed to the scene. An affiliate reporter told NBC News she heard two loud explosions, and that "everybody kind of ducked and hit the …