Monday, March 25, 2013
Susan Porter-Tyson of Linden was involved in a single vehicle personal injury crash near the intersection of Bennett Lake Road and Clairmont Drive in Deerfield Township.
A 46-year-old Linden woman died after her vehicle struck a tree in Deerfield Township on Sunday night. Susan Porter-Tyson was found trapped and non-responsive in her car around 10 p.m., according to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. Rescue attempts were made, but police say they were unable to revive Porter-Tyson, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the woman was alone in the car and driving at a high rate of speed before losing control of the vehicle. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report. A preliminary investigation shows that alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor, but a final determination will be made once toxicology reports are obtained. The single …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Woman will serve one year in jail and spend three years on probation.
A Waterford woman will serve one year of jail time after she injured her 1-year-old daughter in a drunk driving crash in Tyrone Township in July. Teddyjo Fliam will serve one year in Livingston County Jail and three years probation after pleading guilty to operation under the influence causing serious injury and and failure to maintain security for having no insurance, according to WHMI. Police arrived on scene near Center Road and Old US 23 to find Fliam and her daughter thrown from their 1997 Toyota Four Runner, police told Patch in July. Police say the girl was thrown from the vehicle because she was not properly restrained in her car seat. Fliam’s 4-year-old son, however, was still in the car when police arrived on scene, and was …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A 37-year-old suspect was taken into custody Tuesday morning after threatening to show up at his wife's place of employment, a daycare, with a gun.
Police responded to a threat complaint on Lakena Drive in Hartland after man threatened to show up at a daycare with a gun, according to Lt. Jim Lynch of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. A 37-year-old Hartland Township man had threatened to show up at his wife’s place of employment with a firearm on Tuesday morning, according to Lynch. Police did not release the name of the daycare or the location. When police arrived at the suspect’s residence, they noticed broken glass and shell casings and after making contact with the suspect, police observed him go inside his home. Police say he was the only occupant of the home at that time. The Livingston County crisis negotiators responded to the scene where after a “brief” amount of …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Here is a look at what happened at Fenton Patch this week.
As usual, it was a busy week at Fenton Patch. Here is a look at what you might have missed. Fenton Patch had the latest updates from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, letting you know about a Highland teen suspected of stealing from the Hartland Target to pay MIP fines. We also shared Fenton job listings for those who are looking for employment. In addition, Fenton Patch encouraged business owners to log in and enter a business listing free of charge. For more information, see (this link). For holiday-themed music playlists, we shared music for Christmas Eve. And Fenton Patch gave you the scoop on some Christmas cookie recipes. For some good news, we had a roundup of feel good stories about Fenton area people helping those in …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The break-ins occurred at the Fellowship Church in Hartland between Oct. 7 and Oct. 10.
Police are asking for help from the public regarding their investigation into a break –in that occurred at the Fellowship Bible Church in Hartland during the month of October. According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, a "person of interest" broke into the church located on Hartland Road between Oct. 7 and Oct. 10. Police say the person left a piece of property during that time frame and are looking to speak to them to assist in solving the crime. If anyone recognizes the subject in the picture please contact Det. Curt Novara at 517-540-7952 or call Crime Stoppers Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK UP who is offering a reward.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
One driver is being treated for a gunshot wound to their buttocks, according to reports.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Updated on Saturday at 6 p.m. According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, a 46-year-old man from Delton was the victim of a gunshot wound that struck him in his left buttock while travelling eastbound on I-96 on Saturday. The vehicle was struck by a fired projectile in the driver's side door from an unknown firearm, according to the report. Police say the victim was transported to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital and is listed in stable condition. Another incident, which occured at 11:52 a.m., involved an 18-year-old male driver from Canton and his 18-year-old female passenger from Plymouth, both of who were unharmed, according to the report. The vehicle was struck while driving eastbound on I-96, a mile west …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The recent shootings reported in Wixom, Commerce and along I-96 have prompted an area task force to investigate 16 possible shootings.
Recent shootings reported in Wixom, Commerce and other nearby areas have many local residents on edge. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte released a press release last Thursday regarding a vehicle that was hit while travelling on I-96. The incident, where the driver was unharmed, may be connected to as many as 15 other shootings, according to an article from WHMI. According to an article in the Detroit News, a task force has been formed to find the person responsible for more than 16 reported shootings in the last week. The article states that an unknown person has been driving around, along Wixom Road and I-96, shooting at cars with a gun. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has said they are looking for a vehicle that's dark in color …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Police found Mark Grabowski and his son Connor in South Dakota.
Mark Grabowski, the Hartland dad and former Detroit Lions defensive lineman suspected of kidnapping his 11-year-old son, has been taken into custody in South Dakota, according to Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte. "What we know so far is that Mark was taken into custody without incident," Bezotte said. "Connor is in good health and arrangements are being made to return him to Michigan to his mom." Grabowski, who failed to return his son to his mother last weekend, was located by the FBI, according to Bezotte. A YouTube video with Connor telling viewers that he had not been kidnapped by his father, but went on his own free will was recently released. Bezotte said the Connor appeared to be coached in the video and may have been a "little…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Woman says men approaching women in store parking lots.
A woman is warning residents about two men approaching people in Fenton and Hartland and telling them their vehicle has overheated. Adrienne Conner posted on the Hartland Patch Facebook Page, "FYI! There are two men driving around in a green pickup truck approaching women with children in the parking lots of Meijer, Walmart and Target stores at US 23/M 59 as well as the Fenton stores and asking for coolant. No one seems to know the motivation, but I would think that they're trying to get money and/or more while Mama's are distracted...." Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said police did receive complaints of a similar situation last month, but officers were unable to locate the suspects. He said no criminal activity had been reported. "You have…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sara Rae Walters of Oceola Township was arrested Friday on charges of 1st degree child abuse and torture.
On Monday, a local judge granted a motion that all parties and law enforcement involved be enjoined from talking about all substances in the case of Sara Rae Walters, a 34-year-old Oceola Township woman who was arrested Friday. Brighton Attorney Christine Heckler, who is representing Walters in child protective proceedings in juvenile court, filed the motion for the gag order. Walters, who faces charges of 1st degree child abuse and torture, will have two separate trials: a civil case in juvenile court and a criminal case in district court. She is accused of abusing her 3-year-old step-grandson on Oct. 21. Heckler, frustrated by media coverage of her client, sent the following statement late Saturday: "...Sara Walters is presumed innocent …