(SANILAC COUNTY) -- Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies were taken on a short high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon. Deputy Kevin Nowiski observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Sheldon and Downington Roads in Moore Township around 1:30 p.m. As he attempted to investigate further, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle continued south for a short time before stopping in a farm lane on Sheldon Road. A back seat passenger jumped from the vehicle and ran on foot into a wooded area on the property. He was arrested a short time later about a mile from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old Palms man, was arrested for fleeing and eluding and possession of marijuana. The passenger who fled on foot, an 18-year-old Croswell man, was out of jail on bond from an earlier arrest. He was taken into custody for violating the conditions of his bond. Another passenger had been recently released from jail on bond and was arrested for violating his bond and possession of marijuana. A fourth person was released at the scene. The three arrested men were taken to the Sanilac County jail. Their names are being withheld pending arraignment. Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police Troopers at the scene.
(ELMER TOWNSHIP) -- Two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon for their role in a breaking and entering at a cabin on Goodwine Road north of Walker Road in Sanilac County's Elmer Township. The owner of the cabin called authorities just before 5 p.m. after finding the two suspects stealing items from his property. He followed their Dodge pickup, hauling a small trailer, down several back roads while on the phone with 9-1-1. An off duty Sanilac County Sheriff's deputy responded to the area in a personally assigned patrol unit and was able to stop the pickup. The suspects were arrested without incident. An investigation revealed that the men had stolen scrap metal, a generator, and some other items from the cabin. A purse was also recovered from the suspect's vehicle, which was connected to a larceny complaint being handled by the Sandusky Police Department. 28-year old Brad Galloway of Sandusky and 26-year old Cody Breiholz of Port Huron were arraigned Wednesday on charges of breaking and entering, larceny from a building and possesion of stolen property. Galloway remains jailed on a $25,000 bond. Breiholz was released on a personal bond pending his preliminary exam.
(AREA) -- Police in Michigan say they're stepping up patrols aimed at stopping drunken drivers during the week leading up to Halloween. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says more than 60 agencies in 15 counties will be conducting extra patrols starting Thursday and ending Oct. 31. The patrols are supported by federal traffic safety funds. Agencies participating in the effort are in Allegan, Calhoun, Berrien, Chippewa, Genesee, Ingham, Jackson, Kent, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Ottawa, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Last year, officers reported arresting 261 drunken drivers the weekend before Halloween.
(AREA) -- Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all SUPER!Centers, as well as select PLUS and traditional offices, will remain open on Election Day for customers. Most state government offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 6, because of a 2004 agreement with labor unions made by the administration of then Governor Jennifer Granholm. The agreement made Election Day a state employee holiday; however, Johnson is keeping several offices open with minimal staffing. Locally, the St. Clair County and Lapeer County PLUS officers will be open.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says that late fees for licenses and registrations expiring November 6 will be waived if customers renew the next day. She also reminded customers that many transactions, such as vehicle plate tab and driver's license renewals, now can be completed online at www.ExpressSOS.com
In addition, many offices contain Self-Service Stations for quick processing of license plate tab renewals. Many of those offices will be closed on Election Day, but their Self-Service Stations that normally are available 24-hours a day will be available to serve customers. The St. Clair County, Tuscola County and Sanilac County PLUS offices will have 24-hour self-service stations open.
(DECKERVILLE) -- Deckerville School board members approved the annual audit Monday as presented with reported revenues of $5.2 million and expenditures of $5 million, resulting in an increase to the Fund Balance of $178,832. The Fund Balance as of June 30 ended with $2.4 million.
The board adopted a resolution of commendation for the elementary staff and administration for "Beating the Odds." This is the third year in a row Deckerville Elementary has been recognized as "Beating the Odds" by helping students achieve above expected levels of learning.
In other business, board members approved the high bids of $2,373 from Kalamazoo Recycling for the 2000 Freightliner bus and $2,865 from Trans Specialists for the 2001 Freightliner bus.
(PORT HURON) -- A 29-year old Port Huron man remains jailed for his role in a robbery Monday evening at the CVS Pharmacy, located in the 900 block of Lapeer Road. Authorities say Rick John-Thomas Gray entered the business just after 7:30 p.m. and brandished a handgun while demanding the clerks turn over prescription drugs. A Port Huron Police officer was working in the area and responded to the robbery call in time to locate Gray and arrest him as he was leaving the store. There were no injuries during the heist and the stolen drugs were recovered. Gray has been arraigned on two counts of armed robbery, one count of felony firearm, and a possession of a firearm by a felon charge. His bond was set at $50,000 and a preliminary exam has been scheduled for November 6.
(PORT HURON TOWNSHIP) -- The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department is seeking tips from the public in a case involving stolen motorcycles. Two motorcycles were taken from a residence in the 4000 block of West Water Street in Port Huron Township sometime during the evening hours of August 23 or during the early morning hours of August 24. The motorcycles were secured with a cable to a tree. One was a blue 2001 Yamaha TTR 90cc and the other a blue 2000 Yamaha TTR 125cc with new front and rear fenders. Rewards of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to the suspects' capture. Call the CAPTURE HOTLINE at 810-987-6688 or go online at www.porthuronpolice.org You may remain anonymous.
(SANILAC COUNTY) -- Congresswoman Candice Miller will be in Sanilac County Thursday, October 25. Miller will first attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Sandusky Municipal Airport at 1 p.m. The event celebrates the airport's recent completion of construction improvements. In 2009, Congresswoman Miller secured $712,000 for runway expansion at the Sandusky Municipal Airport. The purpose of the improvement is to help attract larger aircraft and better facilitate the economic needs of the area. Local officials will also be on hand to provide an update on the status of additional development plans. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Miller will take a tour of the Gielow Pickles plant in Lexington at 3 p.m. She will receive a briefing on the company's production and support of jobs in the area.
(LAMOTTE TOWNSHIP) – Sanilac County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a breaking and entering that took place at Phillips Oil in Decker sometime during the early morning hours Monday. Sanilac Central Dispatch received a call around 6 a.m. after an office was found ransacked. Deputies say the suspect or suspects forced their way through a door on the north side of the building in Lamotte Township. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Detective Division at 810-648-2000.
(SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP) -- A preliminary hearing for the 29-year old Huron County woman accused of murdering her 23-month old son was adjourned last Friday after the court heard testimony from several witnesses. Jennifer Lynn Emerick has been charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and 1st degree child abuse. Officials say 23-month-old Donavin Cochrane died December 29, 2011, just days before his 2nd birthday. Results from toxicology tests took several months and a pathologist classified the death as a homicide. Emerick remains free on bond. The hearing will resume Friday, November 9 at 2 p.m.