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Police Search for Teens with Gun

June 15th 2011

On Monday June 13th, at about 5:30 in the evening, Ferndale Police took a report from two young boys who said they were assaulted with a handgun. The victims were 7 and 13 years old. The boys said they had just won a basketball game against two older boys, about 17 – 18 years old, in Harding Park. After the game, they two groups had a verbal altercation and exchanged obscenities

Introductions Made at Meet the Mayor

April 1st 2011

The Ferndale Family Feud took place between the City officials and Chamber Board Members, with the two teams trying to guess what people answered to survey questions about the City. For example, when asked to name a Ferndale landmark, 61 said the Crow’s Nest, six said…

Kitchen Fire on W. Hazelhurst

March 14th 2011

At approximately 8:30 am this morning the Ferndale Fire Department responded to house fire in the 700 block of W. Hazelhurst . A carelessly discarded cigarette ignited waste materials in a kitchen trash can

SAFER Grant in Question…

March 13th 2011

With so many variables in the City’s financial future, the Ferndale City Council has decided to delay acceptance of a $851,164 SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant that would allow them to re-hire four laid-off firefighters for a period of two years.

Gun Taken from 16 Year Old Student at Taft

March 4th 2011

This week, as the result of a subsequent confrontation between these students, the 18-year-old gave more statements to school officials concerning the day he stole the glasses. He said that after he took the glasses (with another friend), they ran out of the school and down the street. The sixteen-year-old chased after them, then used a gun to fire shots.

Mom Pleads to Sex w/Minor & Providing Alcohol…

March 4th 2011

A pre-band-event sleepover led to a 42-year-old mother providing alcohol to her daughter’s 15 year old band-mate and having sex with him.

Police Arrest Youth Involved in Car Attack

March 2nd 2011

The next day, a Hazel Park police officer spotted the suspect vehicle and notified Ferndale PD. A Ferndale officer then located the car and stopped it. The vehicle was driven by 18 year old…

Police looking for green car used in attack

March 1st 2011

On 02/28/11 at about 4:20 p.m. Ferndale Police responded to a report of a man intentionally struck by a car in the area of Martin and Chestnut. The 21 year old victim said he was walking northbound on Martin near Chestnut when he observed an older (early 1990’s) model, green, Mercury Cougar driving s.b. on Martin. The victim was stepping from the street onto the curb when the Cougar headed toward him.

Citizen Receives $2,000 for Testimony

February 26th 2011

Earlier this week, Fire Marshal Brian Batten presented Ferndale resident Terry Bowlus an award of $2,000 from the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee for his testimony that led to the conviction of an arsonist.

Police Report: Fleeing and Alluding

February 14th 2011

On Friday 02/11/11 at approximately 4:15 p.m. a Ferndale officer made a traffic stop on a Ford Explorer for defective equipment. The Explorer was driven by BRANDON LAMAR WILLIAMS (b/m, 19, Detroit resident) who had two passengers with him (a 19 and a 22 year old man). As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver took off at a high rate of speed from the area of 9 Mile and Romeo.