Friday, May 24, 2013
Gerald Gresham, a teacher at Hamtramck High School, faces a felony eavesdropping charge after he was spotted peeping in his neighbor's window, according to the Ferndale Police Department.
A 42-year-old Ferndale resident was arrested this week after he was spotted peering into a neighbor's home, according to the Ferndale Police Department. Gerald Brent Gresham, a teacher at Hamtramck High School, was charged with eavesdropping after police responded Wednesday to a passerby's call and found him in the bushes at a home on Ardmore with a video camera, a police report says. Gresham was looking in the window of Hamtramck High School's 34-year-old principal, who has spurned his romantic advances, the report says. He had been in the woman's yard spying on her previously for at least the past month, according to the report. "The creep factor on this one is very high. You just don't know where this person was going with that," …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
No one was injured in the incident that blocked traffic for several hours Tuesday, the Ferndale Police Department says.
The corner of Nine Mile and Hilton Roads in Ferndale was blocked for several hours Tuesday after a semitruck lost its trailer. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred at approximately 9 a.m. and was cleared by approximately 1:30 p.m., according to the Ferndale Police Department. "A semitruck lost its tractor. It became disconnected," FPD Lt. Detective William Wilson said. "The tractor with its load was blocking the intersection." April Marzec Murphy wrote on the Ferndale Patch Facebook page that she witnessed efforts to clear the scene. "At around 11:45, there was a big trailer in the middle of the road getting hitched to a huge tow truck," she wrote. "Bunch of cops, cones out, another truck stopped ( I believe to offer help/…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Ferndale Police Department supplied the following information.
The Ferndale Police Department seeks the public's help to identify the suspect in an April 4 knife attack, according to information released Friday. The 20-year-old victim reported that shortly after 1 a.m. April 4, as he was walking north on Woodward Avenue after getting off a bus at State Fair, the suspect, who was walking in front of him, spun around, pulled out a knife and asked if the victim was trying to rob him, according to a police report. The victim ignored the man and kept walking, but the suspect followed him and continued to yell threats, the report said. The suspect followed the victim into the Mobil gas station store at Woodward and Ardmore, where he pulled a knife on the man, who ran around the store to escape, according to…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Resident calls police after Southfield man knocks on his door and threatens him while trying to get a female friend's bag; the suspect had 11 outstanding warrants and was carrying crack pipes when arrested, a report says.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Council members voted Monday in support of seeking a formal recommendation from city staff on the project, which would be funded through an existing building fund.
Ferndale City Council members voted Monday night to direct city management to develop a formal recommendation on a possible $2 million project to renovate the city's district court and police station. The renovations would be paid for entirely through an existing building fund, which was set up by council 12 years ago and has put aside $20 from each ticket the court processes, 43rd District Court Judge Joseph Longo said during the meeting. "We are now at a point 12 years later where the numbers are high enough that I think the council might want to consider doing some improvements to the courthouse," Longo said. The court building on E. Nine Mile Road was originally a retail mattress factory outlet and was redesigned into a courthouse in …
Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins presented Marcel Nistor with a Citizen Award at Monday night's City Council meeting.
Redford resident Marcel Nistor received a Citizen Award at Monday night's Ferndale City Council meeting for his actions that led to the arrest of a Ferndale home invasion suspect. Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins presented Nistor with the award, which was given for his "actions and quick response which led to the arrest of a very dangerous criminal" who later confessed to an October home invasion in Ferndale. Nistor helped police locate the suspect in an attempted home invasion on Edgewood Place on Oct. 19 in which the homeowner discovered that his home was being attacked by an unknown person and fired his handgun at the suspect. The suspect had fled to a waiting stolen Ford Ranger pickup truck with an "Oxbow" logo on the side. Two days …
The project would cost about $2 million and be paid for through a special building fund, the Daily Tribune reports.
Ferndale City Council tonight will consider a $2 million project to renovate the city's district court building and police station. Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday. You can view the full agenda here. The project, which would add 3,000 square feet to the 43rd District Court on E. Nine Mile Road and expand the police department by about 700 square feet into space on the first floor of City Hall, would be paid for through an existing building fund, according to an article in the Daily Tribune. “There are safety and structural issues at both buildings that far exceed even the obvious aesthetic problems the buildings have,” Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter told the newspaper. “The key thing is we wouldn’t have to use any tax money because the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
"Most everything is stabilized or trending down," said Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins.
The FBI recently released its 2011 Crime in the United States report, which breaks down and tracks crime by city. The FBI’s 2011 Uniform Crime Report (see chart below) shows that compared to 2010, Ferndale saw slightly more aggravated assaults in 2011 while other crimes such as rape, burglary, arson and property crime have gone down. The category of violent crime in the chart below includes murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. While the chart shows an overall increase in violent crime by seven incidents in 2011, the only category where violent crime increased is in aggravated assaults. "Overall violent crime is on the decline, except for aggravated assault, and the raise in aggravated assault is really not that …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Ferndale Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following items are from Ferndale Police Department reports from the week of Oct. 21. A woman and her two dogs were attacked by two large dogs around 6:67 p.m. Oct. 23, according to a police report. Police arrived on the scene to find a woman lying on a front yard bleeding from her left ankle and right hand. She explained that she was walking her two small-breed dogs on leashes westbound on Pearson when two large dogs attacked her and her dogs, the report states. The woman was knocked to the ground and bitten on her left ankle and right hand. Her dogs bit the attacking dogs, which were described as a white pit bull and a brindle boxer. An officer took her two dogs into her home and transported the woman to the hospital for further …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A 28-year-old Ann Arbor woman is being charged with Receiving and Concealing a Stolen Motorcycle, police said.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ferndale Police recently arrested an Ann Arbor woman who was reportedly driving a stolen motorcycle. Around 11:50 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, a Ferndale officer made a traffic stop on a motorcycle and found the woman rider was on a stolen bike, according to a press release from Ferndale Police. The officer first noticed the motorcycle stopped at Pinecrest and Marshall for a traffic signal. When the light turned green, the bike began southbound but was stalled out, the report states. The driver restarted it and drove southbound travelling about 48 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. When the officer approached the driver, she said that she had no paperwork for the motorcycle, according to the report. The officer was suspicious of her …