Previously licensed driver's could have up to six unpaid parking tickets without risking their license however a recent change to the law reduced that to three. The change could generate more than $400,000 for four of the Grosse Pointes alone.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Friday, October 7, 2011
The 24-year-old man has been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation before returning to the City of Grosse Pointe Court later this month.
City of Grosse Pointe police arrested a 24-year-old Detroit man about 3 a.m. Tuesday outside the home of Anita Baker after she called police because he refused to leave and banged repeatedly on her front door while singing to her. Dwon Darnell Thompson is charged with two misdemeanor counts: stalking and trespassing. If convicted of stalking, he faces up to one year in prison, up to $1,000 in fines and up to five years of probation. The trespassing count carries a penalty of up to 30 days in jail. According to a police report from the responding officer, Baker—the Grammy Award-winning singer—said she and her son repeatedly asked Thompson to leave after he showed up at their home about 3 a.m. He refused, and the banging and the singing …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The following information is gathered from the Public Safety Departments of the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate conviction.
A 58-year-old Detroit man will appear in Grosse Pointe Park court Friday, Sept. 2 for a preliminary exam hearing on multiple charges stemming from breaking into a Maryland Street apartment early Aug. 25. Gregory Rivers is charged with carjacking, first-degree home invasion, unlawful imprisonment, theft of an automobile and prosecutors have attached a habitual offender count to the charges. The man allegedly entered the apartment about 11:15 a.m. and demanded money from the resident. Police said he stole cash, jewelry, a laptop computer and a car. Responding officers spotted the car, followed it and Rivers crashed into a tree, at which time he was arrested. The stolen goods were recovered from the car, according to a report. Detroit Bar …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The following information is gathered from the courts of the Grosse Pointes. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
One of two men arrested Aug. 20 after allegedly stealing a vehicle parked outside a business in the 15300 block of Kercheval Avenue entered a plea of not guilty in Grosse Pointe Park Court this week. The Detroit man was arraigned on three charges, including unlawful driving away of a vehicle and receiving and concealing stolen property. Attached is a habitual offender count, which carries an additional penalty of life in prison. The habitual offender count stems from previous convictions that are of a similar nature in this case. The man entered a plea of not guilty and will return to court for a preliminary exam Sept. 14. Sentence in Wallet Theft City of Grosse Pointe Judge Russell Ethridge sentenced a Detroit man to complete 60 hours of…
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A few quick bits of information to get your day started in Grosse Pointe.
Five quick pieces of information to get the day started in Grosse Pointe: 1. Today will be mostly sunny with temperatures nearing 82, according to the National Weather Service. A light wind of 7 to 13 mph is likely with gusts reaching up to 20 mph. There is a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms and rain showers at night. 2. Meet Ben Bandfield. He is the new athletic director for Grosse Pointe North High School. He began his new job Aug. 1 and many fall athletes are already well into practice. 3. Grosse Pointe Public School System earned 100 percent on its federal review for Adequate Yearly Progress, which measures academic growth based many factors. The districted earned a 100 percent score last year, too. 4. Grosse Pointe …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The two men arrested during a narcotics raid on a Somerset Street house will appear again in court Sept. 21 for a preliminary exam.
Two Grosse Pointe Park men pleaded not guilty Wednesday in court during an arraignment on felony charges stemming from the Aug. 2 raid of their Somerset Street home during which police seized numerous marijuana plants and growth operation materials. Matthew Chapoton, 31, and Randy Shelp, 36, are each charged with manufacturing 4 to 45 kilograms of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. The first count is punishable by up to seven years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines. The second charge carries a term of up to four years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines. The men appeared before Park Judge Carl Jarboe and waived the reading of their charges as well as the reading of their rights during the arraignment. Jarboe …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
A 27-year-old man was arraigned in 41-A District Court Thursday in connection with a Macomb Township home invasion and stabbing.
A 27-year-old Fraser man was arraigned Thursday on charges of attempted murder and home invasion. Joseph Reiner was arraigned by video in 41-A District Court by Judge Douglas Shepherd in connection with the Feb. 23 stabbing of a Macomb Township woman inside her home during a break-in. The court entered a not-guilty plea on Reiner's behalf after he stood mute. He will be appointed a public defender for his preliminary examination on April 14. If convicted of attempted murder, Reiner could face up to life in prison. Shepherd set a $1 million cash bond. Reiner is also a suspect in two home invasions in Grosse Pointe Farms, which took place Feb. 24 and 25 and involved the theft of a 1999 Acura, which Reiner was driving at the time of his …