(YALE) -- The 26-year old Yale man accused in a rash of break-ins of businesses in St. Clair and Sanilac counties has been arraigned. Devin Meyers was charged with five counts of larceny from a building, and one count each of breaking and entering auto, safe breaking, possession of a schedule 3 narcotic and possession of a schedule 4 narcotic. An investigation into the break-ins began several weeks ago. A traffic stop lead police to a home in the 500 block of North Main Street in Yale where items were found linking Meyers to the crimes in Yale, Brockway Township and Sanilac County. Yale Police were assisted by the St. Clair County Major Crimes Unit and Detectives from the Sanilac County Sheriff's Department during the search. Meyers is scheduled to appear in 72nd District Court in Port Huron on June 25 at 9:30 a.m.
(TUSCOLA COUNTY) -- Congresswoman Candice Miller will be treated to "Dinner on the Farm" Monday, June 24 at Bernia Farms, located just outside of Akron in Tuscola County. Owned and operated by brothers Art and Jeff Bernia, the family grows corn, soybeans, edible beans, wheat and sugar beets on 3,800 acres. "Dinner on the Farm" is co-sponsored by the Huron, Lapeer, Macomb, Sanilac, St. Clair and Tuscola County Farm Bureaus. In its 9th year, the event provides an opportunity for Congresswoman Miller to hear directly from her agricultural constituents concerning issues important to Thumb-area farmers. Miller will address current agricultural issues and offer farmers a legislative update from Washington, D.C.
(HURON COUNTY) -- Residents are being warned of a recent scam that targets senior citizens. Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson says his office was contacted by a Lake Township resident that had received a package from Life Watch USA, delivered by UPS, containing a device similar to products through a medical alarm service. The victim recalled that several months earlier, she received a call from that company claiming that her children had purchased that product for her. She later found out that her children did not buy such an item. Hanson says it appears that some medical alarm companies are robocalling seniors saying that a family member, Doctor, or insurer has purchased the product for them, failing to mention that they will be charged for the service. The companies are obtaining information from victims, such as credit card numbers, and charging the account for something the victim was led to believe was free. Fortunately the Lake Township resident did not fall prey to the scam. According to the AARP, crooks scam seniors out of $3 billion annually with various ploys, but only 4% or less than 1 in 25 report these crimes, perhaps because they are too embarrassed.
(PORT HURON TOWNSHIP) -- Four people remain jailed following a drug raid early Thursday in the 3700 block of Lapeer Road in Port Huron Township. St. Clair County Drug Task Force Officers seized heroin valued at $1,500, analog pills, methamphetamine, and $800 in cash from the home. Two Port Huron area men ages 24 and 33, a 24-year old Port Huron woman and a 30-year old Wales Township man were arrested and face drug charges at arraignment.
(MAPLE VALLEY TOWNSHIP) -- Two Brown City men were airlifted to Saginaw Covenant Cooper Hospital Thursday night after a bicycle collided with an ATV-dirt bike in Maple Valley Township. Sanilac County Sheriff's deputies say the collision took place just after 10 p.m. 29-year old Chris Hicks was riding his bicycle north on Maple Valley Road in the southbound lane when the head-on collision took place with a small dirt bike, driven by 33-year old Jeremie Sparrer. Deputies say there were no headlights or taillights on the dirt bike. Hicks was flown to Saginaw for treatment of serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Sparrer was transported to Marlette Regional Hospital and later airlifted to Saginaw for serious trauma. Deputies were assisted by the Brown City Police and Fire Departments and Marlette EMS.
(CARSONVILLE-PORT SANILAC) -- Carsonville-Port Sanilac School Board Vice-President Craig Schneider has resigned from his position. The board accepted Schneider's resignation during Wednesday's meeting with regret. Schneider served on the CPS School Board for 11-years. Community members interested in filling the vacant seat are asked to submit a letter of interest to Superintendent Harold Titus at the school by Noon on Monday, June 24.
Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District
Attn: Harold Titus
100 N. Goetze Road
Carsonville, MI 48419
In other business, the CPS district will begin a partnership with Croswell-Lexington Schools, enhancing student educational opportunities in the CL5 early college program, advance-placement classes and elective classes. The two districts will also share superintendent leadership and administrative support, a curriculum director including professional development from St. Clair RESA, technology support including a technology director, a Special Education Director/LEA Coordinator, and an athletic director. School officials say the partnership is a win/win situation educationally and financially for both districts.
The CPS board also approved a 3-year contract with K-12 Principal Jennifer Richmond.
(DECKERVILLE) -- Voters in Deckerville will see a 2-mill, 5-year property tax renewal on the November 5 ballot for police protection in the village. The renewal is set to expire December 31. The millage will raise about $26,847 in the first year, based on 2013 figures.
Council members Monday night also approved the donation of $1,000 towards this year's Deckerville Homecoming Fireworks show. Another spectacular display is expected, as the fireworks show celebrates its 20th Anniversary in August. The Deckerville Homecoming Committee is seeking donations from residents and businesses in hopes of reaching their $10,000 goal. Checks made payable to the "Deckerville Homecoming Committee" with "Fireworks" in the memo line, may be sent to Marsha Pozsgay, 2065 Black River Street in Deckerville, 48427.
In other action, Trustee Phil Swoffer resigned from his position on the council after moving out of the village limits. Deckerville residents interested in filling the vacancy are asked to contact Audrey Stolicker at the village office. The term expires in November 2014.
(HURON TOWNSHIP) -- Huron County authorities raided another suspect meth lab in Huron Township late Wednesday. The search was the result of tips that lead to an investigation into the manufacturing of meth in the 6000 block of North Parisville Road. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says deputies seized components used in making meth, along with other drug paraphernalia, which deputies believe were used to manufacture meth earlier this month at a hunting cabin off of Sand Road in Lake Township. A 29-year old Port Hope man was released pending further investigation. Drug-related charges are being sought through the Huron County Prosecutor's office. Sheriff Hanson says the Wednesday night raid was the fourth this month his department has handled regarding meth activity.
(SANDUSKY) -- A long-time downtown Sandusky business is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Friday, June 14. Sanilac Pharmacy is inviting customers and friends to stop in between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for free refreshments and an opportunity to win valuable prizes. The pharmacy is also presenting the grand opening of the Dollar Depot. This new section of the store will feature hundreds of items for $1.00, including household items, paper products, gift bags, pet items and much more. Sanilac Pharmacy is a division of McKenzie Health System.
(MARYSVILLE) -- Two Detroit area men were arrested and illegal drugs were seized during a raid in Marysville Tuesday night. Officers with the St. Clair County Drug Task Force searched the home in the 100 block of Gratiot Avenue and seized crack cocaine, heroin, analog pills, marijuana, and over $2,000 in cash. The 40 and 42-year old men remain jailed on a slew of drug charges. Officers say one of the suspects had two prior convictions for murder.