20 Year Old Accused of Starting Fire in Hazel Park Home in Suicide Attempt
(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 2, 2014)
INCIDENT: 09:51 hrs. – Nov. 28 – City of Hazel Park – Assist Fire / Fire Investigation / Arson – #14-187793
SUMMARY: The Hazel Park Fire Department requested the assistance of the OCSO Fire Investigations Unit for a residential structure fire in the 900 block of E. Nine Mile. The responsible started a small fire inside the home in an attempt to kill himself.
OUTCOME OF INCIDENT: Fire Investigators responded for a cause and origin. The cause of the fire was determined to be Arson with accelerants. The responsible was arrested and lodged at the OCJ on the charge of Arson. The OCSO Fire Investigations Unit is handling the investigation. There were no reported injuries.
ARRESTEE INFORMATION: 20 year old male, Resident of Hazel Park.
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“Suicide is a major public health issue, but it is preventable,” said George Miller, Director of Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services in a previous article. “It is important for everyone to recognize the warning signs and risk factors for suicide to prevent the loss of lives.”
~Talking about, or making plans to die
~Talking about “ending the pain”
~Persistently feeling sad, lonely or “empty”
~Insomnia or excessive sleeping
~Social isolation and withdrawal
~Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
~Previous suicide attempt(s)
~Depression or other mental illness
~Family history of suicide
~Physical illness and /or chronic pain
If you or someone you know is in crisis, do not leave the person alone and do not isolate yourself. Call your doctor, 911, go to a hospital emergency room for immediate help, or ask someone to help you. The phone number for Common Ground’s 24-hour Crisis and Resource Helpline is 800-231-1127 and is available 24 hours a day.
Common Ground – www.commongroundhelps.org
Oakland County Community Mental Health – www.occmha.org
Easter Seals – www.mi.easterseals.com
Suicide Prevention Resource Center – www.sprc.org
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – www.samhsa.gov
National Alliance on Mental Illness – www.name.org