Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Livingston County had one drunk driving arrest during a three-day enforcement blitz.
Livingston County law enforcement joined 20 other Michigan counties in a drunk driving crackdown during Super Bowl weekend earlier this month. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning reported that the three-day enforcement blitz netted 45 drunk drivers, including 11 who were arrested for a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .17 or higher under Michigan's High BAC Law. Livingston County had one operating while intoxicated (OWI) arrest and three High BAC arrests. Wayne County had the most drunk driving arrests than any other county with 10 OWI arrests and 3 High BAC arrests in Detroit, Grosse Ile, Taylor, Wyandotte, Garden City and Northville Township. The Michigan State Police made 10 OWI arrests and 3 High-BAC arrests. The counties the …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A dedication, ribbon cutting and open house will be held on Feb. 7.
The Michigan State Police will host an Open House and Dedication of their new post located in Brighton Township on Feb. 7. Construction of the new building began in May of 2012 and was recently completed in December. In October 2011, the Brighton and Ypsilanti Posts merged, and the Brighton location now serves both Livingston and Washtenaw Counties. Post Commander Lt. Joel Allen will welcome guests at 10 a.m., followed by a dedication ceremony presented by Col. Kristie Kibbey Etue, Director of the Michigan State Police and Brighton Township Supervisor Tom Murphy. The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce will perform the ribbon cutting ceremony at the completion of the presentation. Chamber members and the general public are encouraged…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Remember to practice safe driving - no drinking and driving - on the biggest bar night of the year.
Local law enforcement agencies are increasing their number of patrols Wednesday night - the unofficial 'biggest bar night of the year.' The Michigan State Police, Livingston County Sheriff's Department and the Brighton Police Department will all have increased patrols - in car and by foot - and some beginning as early as 8 p.m. Last year, 166 people were arrested statewide for alcohol-related offenses between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, according to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP). Five of those arrests occurred in Livingston County. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte said that while he's heard how Wednesday night is supposedly the biggest bar night of the year, he doesn't think there's any …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Two Brighton Troopers were among the Michigan State Police's deployment of 24 law enforcement officers to New Jersey in order to provide law enforcement support and security in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) recently sent 24 uniform personnel to New Jersey on a seven day deployment to help provide law enforcement in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. MSP Jackson Post Commander Lt. Mike Krumm led the deployment with three sergeants and 20 Troopers from posts in Northern, Southwestern and mid-Michigan areas. Two of the State Troopers come from the Brighton Post.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Michigan State Police deployed 24 law enforcement officers to New Jersey to provide law enforcement support and security in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) recently deployed 24 uniform personnel to New Jersey to provide additional law enforcement assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, according to a press release. The seven day deployment began Nov. 4 and included MSP Jackson Post Commander Lt. Mike Krumm as well as three sergeants and 20 Troopers from posts in Northern, Southwestern and mid-Michigan areas. Two of the State Troopers come from the Brighton Post. The MSP deployment is in response to a request from the New Jersey State Police for out-of-state support through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), a mutual aid agreement between states. During the deployment, the MSP will provide law enforcement support and security for teams of …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A road rage incident at Grand River and I-96 in Brighton was not related to the I-96 shooter, Michigan State Police said.
A road rage incident sparked momentary panic this morning when it was initially reported to be another shooting along I-96, according to a report on WXYZ-TV. The incident happened Wednesday morning at approximately 6:15 a.m., and was an incident of road rage, not a shooting, according to Michigan State Police. (Read more: UPDATED: Police Still Putting All Efforts Toward Finding I-96 Shooter) No further information is available at this time, and Michigan State Police troopers declined to comment.
Friday, October 26, 2012
To help you keep your family protected as you go door-to-door this Halloween, here's a map of all the registered sex offenders in Brighton.
Halloween is upon us, and Patch wants to help everyone stay safe. So we've created this map of registered sex offenders in Brighton so you can choose whose door to knock on and whose not to — especially if your family is trick-or-treating in a new neighborhood, with friends or at Grandma's house. There are 48 registered sex offenders living in Brighton and Brighton Township. Police know just about everything about them and if they don't, that could mean big trouble for a registed sex offender. If registered sex offenders don't keep police updated on their activities, it can mean big penalties. Failure to verify a change of address is a two-year felony. Individuals must physically come into the police department to verify their address or …
Friday, May 4, 2012
A rollover accident involving two cars happened Friday afternoon.
Women escaped serious injury Friday afternoon when a rollover accident occured on eastbound Grand River Avenue, just before I-96. The accident occurred when a Ford Fiesta attempted to make a left turn from westbound Grand River Avenue and pulled out in front of a Chevrolet Blazer, striking it and causing the Blazer to roll over, according to Michigan State Trooper Michael Yenshaw who was on the scene. The accident shut down the far right lane of eastbound Grand River Avenue, clogging traffic. The driver of the Blazer suffered minor injuries and was treated by paramedics on the scene. Dan Loiselle, a salesman at the Brighton Mazda Dealership said he saw the accident happen and hurried to call 911.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Michigan State Police Brighton Post.
Michigan State Police – Brighton Post responded to the 10000 block of East Grand River Avenue in Brighton Township on Wednesday afternoon to investigate a burglary. Police said that around 2 p.m., homeowners returned home from shopping to find a silver hatchback car, make and model unknown, parked in their driveway. Police said that the homeowners were approached by a male, wearing an orange hard hat and safety vest, who lured the homeowners to the rear of their backyard under the pretext of showing them a drain problem. The homeowners told police that the man made several phone calls using a cell phone, then walked with them back to the house. Police said when the homeowners looked out their front window, the suspects' silver vehicle was …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Sgt. Mark Thompson of the Michigan State Police discusses voluntary cooperation for drug and alcohol testing when driving a vehicle.
Since I was knee high to a grass hopper, I’ve always wanted to be a police officer. I suppose the desire began while listening to the stories my uncle, Al “Bear Bait” Thompson, who was an Alaska State Trooper/Game Warden, would tell at family gatherings. Those stories were interesting, full of adventure and certainly piqued my 10-year-old interest in law enforcement. And the rest, as they say, is history. I’ve been involved in law enforcement for 33 years, and the last 27 as a trooper. I know I’ve made a positive impact in the community by helping people who needed help and arresting people who broke the law. Through the years there were many excellent times as well as a few heartbreaking times. Through it all, I know I’ve made the right …