(PORT HURON) -- The 33-year old Port Huron man accused of two strong armed robberies Wednesday in Port Huron has been arraigned. Christopher Fletcher was arrested after snatching purses from two women Wednesday evening. The first incident took place at the Kroger Plaza on 24th Avenue and the second at the Birchwood Mall in Fort Gratiot Township. Fletcher attempted to use one of the victim's credit cards at the Admiral Gas Station on Pine Grove Avenue in Port Huron. Sheriff's deputies were able to take him into custody during a traffic stop late Wednesday, charging him with strong armed robbery, fraudulent use of a credit card, and possession of suspected heroin. Fletcher's passenger in his vehicle, a 23-year old Port Huron woman, was also arrested for possession of suspected heroin.
(BROWN CITY) -- The Brown City School Board held a special meeting Monday to interview Superintendent candidate Doug Muxlow, the current Elementary Principal at the district. Mr. Muxlow was recommended for the position by retiring Superintendent Jerry Steigerwald. The board asked several questions of Muxlow and was given a brief overview of his education and professional history Monday night. Board President Alan Burgess stated that Committee Meetings will be set up for Monday, November 11 on the matter in hopes of having a recommendation this month to pursue the hiring of Mr. Muxlow as the district's next Superintendent. Several board members had expressed that they did not feel the need to look elsewhere for potential candidates.
(SANILAC COUNTY) -- Sanilac County Drug Task Force Director Jim Johnson reports that residents turned in a total of 52 pounds of unwanted, unused, or expired pills during the D.E.A. sponsored Drug Take Back Day October 26. The Sanilac County Sheriff's Office drop site took in 15 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs. Other law enforcement agencies including the Sanilac County Drug Task Force collected another 35 pounds. Coupled with the April Drug Take Back Day, over 141 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs have been collected in the county. Residents are reminded that authorities collect unwanted or expired prescription pills year round at the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office at 65 N. Elk Street in Sandusky. Arrangements may also be made for personal pickup by contacting the Sanilac County Drug Task Force at 810-648-4580 or 1-800-544-DRUG.
(ALGONAC) -- A wrapped insulin needle found in a bag of Halloween candy in Algonac appears to have gotten there accidentally. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon says a deputy was called to a home on Marine City Highway Thursday regarding a needle found in a bag of candy. The caller stated that the kids had been trick-or-treating in the area of Columbia and Liberty Streets in the city of Algonac. When they got home, their mother checked the bags and found the needle, which was described as a small insulin needle, still in the cellophane wrapper. The deputy checked the candy in both bags and found nothing that would indicate the candy had been tampered with. At the request of the mother, the candy was disposed of. Sheriff Donnellon says there were no other reports of any issues with needles or any other substance in trick-or-treat bags in Algonac or elsewhere in St. Clair County.
(HURON COUNTY) -- Authorities arrested two suspects Thursday afternoon in Huron County following several break-in's. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says a concerned citizen reported suspicious activity at a home on Stein Road in Oliver Township. The resident noticed two younger men entering the home just before 3 p.m. when no one was home. Authorities responded to find the pair flee from the home and attempt to run through a field. Stolen property was recovered from an 18-year old man from Ohio and a 15-year old Bay Port boy. The Ohio resident, Devin Anderson, was arrested and arraigned on a 10-year felony charge of breaking and entering with intent. He remains jailed on a $25,000 cash bond. The teen boy was turned over to his parents. Further investigation revealed that both boys had been involved in other break-in's in Winsor Township and Pigeon earlier in the week. Items such as gas, alcohol, a small refrigerator and hunting supplies had been stolen. Additional charges are expected as the pair is suspected in several residential and car break-in's in the Gagetown area in Tuscola County.
Huron County Sheriff's deputies have also been working with Gagetown Police and Michigan State Police on several break-in's that took place between October 16 and 20 in Brookfield and Grant Townships. Approximately $2,700 in cash, $10,000 worth of jewelry, and about $1,000 in other miscellaneous items were stolen. Four suspects were identified. A search warrant served in Gagetown Monday recovered some of the money and property. Warrant requests have been submitted to the Huron County Prosecutor.