Monday, December 17, 2012
A Detroit man has been arraigned on charges related to a home invasion in the City of Grosse Pointe on Dec. 4
A Detroit man was arraigned on Dec. 13 on charges stemming from a home invasion in the City of Grosse Pointe on Dec. 4. Henry James Crook, 22, is charged with robbery without the use of a weapon and breaking and entering, according to City of Grosse Pointe municipal court staff. Crook may also be facing additional charges after his preliminary exam on Dec. 20, court staff said. Bond was set at $50,000 with a 10 percent guarantee. Crook is still currently being held in Wayne County jail. Grosse Pointe City police issued a Nixle Alert on Dec. 4 at 12:44 p.m. alerting residents that a home invasion on University had occurred and that a suspect sighting had police combing the streets in pursuit. Police advised residents to stay inside their …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The City of Grosse Pointe Public Safety Department has canceled an alert concerning a home invasion suspect.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Two brothers and a girlfriend plead guilty to stealing more than $1 million dollars of jewelry from a Grosse Pointe City home.
The three people charged with stealing more than $1 million dollars worth of jewelry from a Grosse Pointe City home in September have pleaded guilty as charged in Wayne County Third Circuit Court. Matthew Sedgeman, 19, was charged with second-degree home invasion and larceny of over $20,000. Judge Wade McCree sentenced Sedgman to 36 months to 15 years in prison and over $1 million dollars in restitution. Sedgeman's brother, Joshua Sedgeman, 20, was charged with receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000 and was sentenced to one to ten years in prison with restitution. Joshua Sedgeman's girlfriend, Alaina Robinson, who is also charged with receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000, will be sentenced on December 13. …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Gas main leak in the 500 block of St. Clair between Maumee and St. Paul.
According to a Nixle Report released at 7:02 a.m. Saturday, there is a gas main leak in the 500 block of St. Clair between Maumee and St. Paul. SEMCO was notified and drilled holes to further vent the soil. They will be out on Monday, October 8 to repair the leak. There is no risk to residents unless gas begins to enter homes through the sewer. Although this is unlikely, if you smell gas, notify SEMCO or the Public Safety Department immediately. SEMCO: 1-888-GAS-1-GAS (1-888-427-1427) GP Public Safety: (313) 886-3200
Friday, September 28, 2012
Three people accused of stealing and receiving more than $1 million dollars in jewelry from a Grosse Pointe City residence were arraigned in Wayne County court Thursday.
Two brothers and one of the brothers' girlfriend were arraigned in Wayne County Third Circuit Court Thursday on charges that arose from a Labor Day weekend home invasion in Grosse Pointe City that netted more than $1 million dollars in stolen jewelry. Thursday's arraignment on the information was held before Third Circuit Judge Wade McCree. Both Sedgeman brothers are currently in custody and Robinson is currently released on a $50,000 personal bond. Matthew Sedgeman, 19, of Detroit was charged with second-degree home invasion and larceny of over $20,000. If convicted, he could face an enhanced charge for being a habitual offender and could face life in prison. Joshua Sedgeman, 20, and Alaina Robinson, 25, both of Detroit were charged with …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The two brothers and a girlfriend charged in a Labor Day weekend jewelry heist were in Grosse Pointe Municipal Court today while more than $1 million dollars of stolen jewelry is still unrecovered.
Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Veneshia Cezil said there’s likely more than $1 million dollars worth of jewelry still missing from the Labor Day weekend jewelry heist in Grosse Pointe City that landed two brothers and a woman in jail. All three were in Grosse Pointe Municipal Court on Thursday for separate preliminary exams. Alaina R. Robinson, 26, who is out of jail on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond, waived her right to a preliminary exam. She left the courtroom before her boyfriend, Joshua Sedgeman, 20, and his brother, Matthew Sedgeman, 19, had their day in court. Both Sedgeman brothers also chose to waive their preliminary exams. The three defendants were bound over to the Third Circuit Court for a consolidated arraignment on…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The parents of two girls robbed at gunpoint Sunday near Charlevoix and Lakeland express their concerns about neighborhood safety during Monday's Grosse Pointe City Council meeting.
"Our neighborhood is changing ... I really believe there are more things happening than we know," the mother of two girls robbed at gunpoint in the City of Grosse Pointe said Monday in an interview with Patch. The sisters, ages 14 and 11, were assaulted and robbed while walking home on Sunday morning near the intersection of Charlevoix and Lakeland. Police are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s. He is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs between 230–250 pounds. He was wearing black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt. The girls' parents addressed the City's council members with their concerns for public safety during a scheduled meeting on Monday evening. The…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Police are searching for a man accused of armed robbery and assault of two Grosse Pointe girls Sunday.
Grosse Pointe police said a man assaulted and robbed at gunpoint two sisters, ages 14 and 11, near the intersection of Charlevoix and Lakeland on Sunday. Police are still searching for the man. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning near the intersection of Charlevoix and Lakeland, the girls saw a black man in his twenties approaching them and thought he was out for a walk. The man shoved one of the girls to the ground and displayed a handgun. He wrestled one of the girls’ cell phone away from her and ran north on Lakeland through residents’ yards. The suspect had altercations with other people during his escape when he pointed his gun at two residents and their dog, according to Stephen Poloni, Grosse Pointe Director of Public Safety…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The following is gathered from the Departments of Public Safety of the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate conviction.
Drunken driver arrested A 38-year-old Fraser man was stopped May 28 on Lake Shore by Grosse Pointe Shores Police after he was clocked driving 56 miles per hour. After failing field sobriety tests, he was given a Breathalyzer test and was found to have a 0.20 blood alcohol level. He was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol. Fuel spill The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a fuel spill May 26 in Pier Park. A 55-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms resident was allegedly cleaning his engine compartment of his son's 18-foot fiberglass boat, and was wringing out the fuel-soaked sponge into the water. Grosse Pointe Farms Public Safety officers responded and turned the case over to the U.S. Coast Guard. Fraudulent purchase A 61-year-…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The following information is gathered from the City of Grosse Pointe Court and Public Safety Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
The Grosse Pointe Woods man arrested for breaking into Rivard Boulevard homes earlier this month waived his preliminary exam Thursday in the City of Grosse Pointe court. Zachary J. Court, 19, is charged with first-degree home invasion, possession of methamphetamine, attempting to complete a financial transaction using a device, larceny and habitual offender. Court was arrested July 11 a short time after a resident in the 800 block of Rivard Boulevard called police to report someone had taken his laptop and cell phone from his kitchen table. Police discovered Court walking with a backpack they later discovered was stolen from a neighboring house. Police said the backpack was loaded with the stolen goods. Police said Court was also using a …