Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists

Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists (John Lindenmayer, Executive Director League of Michigan Bicyclists, Oct 1, 2015) The following is a summary of the Michigan Compiled Law (MCL), Motor Vehicle Code (MVC) and Administrative Rules pertaining to bicyclists. Local ordinances may not supersede the MVC, MCL or Administrative Rules unless explicitly specified in statute. For more…

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For…

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, Aug. 24, 2015) For the first time ever, Oakland County retailers did not sell any tobacco products to youth during recent undercover inspections, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Oakland County Health Division conducted the annual inspection…

Clarkston City Council Candidate Forum Sept. 17

Clarkston City Council Candidate Forum Sept. 17 (event listing) Thursday, September 17, 2015 7:00 PM Clarkston Independence District Library 6495 Clarkston Rd. Clarkston, MI 48346 City of the Village of Clarkston: City Council. Local elections are coming up November 3, and the League of Women Voters is hosting candidate forums in several communities through Oakland…

Woman Punches Deputy and Crowd Control Officer at Run DMC Concert

Woman Punches Deputy and Crowd Control Officer at Run DMC Concert (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 21, 2015) LATE ENTRY FROM AFTERNOONS on 07-19-2015 INCIDENT:  21:27 hrs. – Independence Township / DTE Music Theatre – Resisting and Obstructing Police / Assault on a Police Officer #15-114641 SUMMARY:  Deputies working the Run DMC concert at the…

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice…

Man in Serious Condition after Jumping from Wall at DTE Music Theater

Man in Serious Condition after Jumping from Wall at DTE Music Theater (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 9, 2015) INCIDENT:  23:00 hrs. – July 7 – Independence Township – Injured Person #15-106996 SUMMARY:  Deputies working at the DTE Music Theater responded to a medical involving a subject who had jumped from a seven foot stone…

Woman Murdered in Clarkston Home, Husband Taken into Custody

Woman Murdered in Clarkston Home, Husband Taken into Custody (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, May 30, 2015) INCIDENT:  17:16 hrs. – May 29, 2015 -Independence Township – Homicide Investigation / OCSO Forensic Lab Assist / OCSO Chaplain Corps Assist #15-81839 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to an address in the 6000 block of Cheshire Park Dr. on…

Would-be Robber Says “Have a Nice Day” When Victim Pulls Gun

Would-be Robber Says “Have a Nice Day” When Victim Pulls Gun (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, May 26, 2015) INCIDENT:   04:42 hrs. – – May 18 Independence Township – Armed Robbery / OCSO K-9 Assist    #15-75338 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to an Armed Robbery on the 6000 Block of Dixie Highway.  The victim arrived at DeVita Dialysis…